Proclaim the Good News

The Diocese of Fresno's Weekly Newsletter, published every Monday morning.

March 4, 2024

Office of Bishop

The Dedication of Bethlehem Perpetual Adoration Chapel in Bakersfield

You're invited to the Dedication of the Bethlehem Perpetual Adoration Chapel celebrated by Bishop Brennan on Tuesday, March 19th at 6:00pm. The Adoration Chapel is located at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Patroness of the Unborn in Bakersfield on Brundage Lane!

Become a Perpetual Adorer of the Lord! Sign up for a Holy Hour commitment at the Bethlehem Adoration Chapel beginning on March 19th at 8pm. Please email [email protected] for more information and to sign-up! 

St. Joseph's Table: FAQ

St. Joseph's Table, the Diocese of Fresno's Annual Mass and Charity Event, is coming up this month! Bishop Brennan invites all parishes to join him in celebrating St. Joseph's Table at all weekend Masses of March 16th and March 17th.

This Catholic tradition celebrates the charity of St. Joseph by inviting people to bring food for the disenfranchised and place it on a table where a statue of St. Joseph is placed.

View FAQ's Here!

Bishop's Movie Recommendation: Cabrini

"Cabrini" tells the story of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, the Patron Saint of Immigrants.

Cabrini is based on the true story of one woman’s fight for the equality, health and happiness of immigrant orphans. Cabrini uses her entrepreneurial mind to build an empire of hope unlike anything the world had ever seen.

It's coming to theaters on March 8th! Make sure to secure your seats by getting tickets today!

Get tickets today!

Bishop Brennan Congratulates All Clergy Who Celebrate Anniversaries 

in the Month of March

Parish Focus

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Clam Chowder Bread Bowls!

St. Joseph Church, Firebaugh

St. Joseph's Church in Firebaugh is offering a Clam Chowder Lunch and Dinner on Friday, March 22nd!

Lunch: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Dinner: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Price: $15

Tickets are available at their church office!

View the Flyer!

Friday Nights at St. John's Cathedral in Fresno

Fish Fry and Stations of the Cross

Join St. John's Cathedral in Fresno for their Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent at 6:00 pm. All are welcome to join them inside the church!

Fish Fry dinners are available for take-out on Friday (March 8th, 15th, 22nd) from 5:30pm to 7:30pm during Lent as well. Pick-up will be in the back of Singleton Hall. The Knights of Columbus will be there to guide you! Please contact Mary at (559) 498-3369 for more information.

Courtesy of Monica Dinis, Office Assistant, St. John's Cathedral, Fresno

Community Partnerships

Join us at our Upcoming

Breakfast Meeting!

Catholic Professional and Business Club

Interested in listening to a great Catholic speaker while enjoying wonderful company and delicious food? The Catholic Professional and Business Club invite you to their Breakfast Meeting on Friday, March 8th from 7:15 am - 8:30 am at Pardini's in Fresno!

The handcrafted applique (pictured below) will also be up for auction!

For questions or reservations, please call (559) 999-9153 or visit their website.

  • Non-member price: $30 per breakfast 

Visit their website!

Meet our Featured Speaker:

Lisa Hendey!

Lisa Hendey is the founder

of the award-winning CatholicMom.com and is the bestselling author of multiple books for adults and children!

Courtesy of Timothy Dodd, Catholic Professional and Business Club of Fresno

Office of Formation and Evangelization

Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions

Region XI Meeting

The Diocese of Fresno hosted the Region XI meeting of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC) at St. Anthony Retreat Center in Three Rivers. The group gathered from February 27-29 and enjoyed the beautiful environment at the retreat center, including a tour of Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center. Along with the usual reports from each diocese, several common issues in liturgy were discussed and a Synod process took place as well. Nine dioceses were represented!

Courtesy of Rose M. Hernandez, Director, Office of Formation and Evangelization

Healing Circle and Support

for Crime Victims

Crime Survivors Ministry

The Crime Survivors Ministry held a prayer service and healing circle to provide support for the family and friends of crime victim Guillermo ' Memo' Leon last February 18, 2024 in Wasco, CA. The monthly healing circle and prayer service offered regularly by the ministry is instrumental for the families to find strength and hope in the Lord.

Please keep the ministry and the victims of crime in your prayers. A healing retreat for crime victims will be offered on June 29, 2024. To register, please contact Maciel Godburn (559) 325-688 or send an email to [email protected].

Article by Cielito 'Maciel' Godburn, Crime Survivors Ministry

Religious Life

A Lenten Rite of Penitence and

Reception of Plenary Indulgence

PDDM Convent, Fresno

The Pious Disciples of the Divine Master invite you to "A Lenten Rite of Penitence and Reception of Plenary Indulgence" on Friday, March 15th at the PDDM Convent in Fresno.

View the Flyer/Schedule

Courtesy of Sr. Mary Margaret, PDDM

Diocesan Retreat Center

Senior Retreat

Rooted in Love, Centered on Christ

Join the St. Anthony Retreat Center in Three Rivers from March 19-21, 2024 for their Catholic Senior Retreat where they will explore what it means to be Eucharistic People and how we are called to be agents of God's love in the world.

Learn more and register!


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Synod Listening Sessions

St. Patrick Church, Merced

March 7, 2024

10:00 AM & 6:30 PM

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Catholic Professional Business Club Breakfast Meeting

Pardini's, Fresno

March 8, 2024

7:15 AM

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Synod Listening Sessions

St. Anthony of Claret, Fresno

March 9, 2024

10:00 AM

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Synod Listening Sessions

St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, Fresno

March 11, 2024

9:00 AM & 6:00 PM

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A Lenten Rite of Penitence and

Reception of Plenary Indulgence

PDDM Convent, Fresno

March 15, 2024

3:00 PM

View the Flyer

St. Joseph's Table: Annual Mass and Charity Event

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

March 17, 2024

10:00 AM

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The Dedication of Bethlehem Perpetual Adoration Chapel

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Patroness of the Unborn, Bakersfield

March 19, 2024

6:00 PM

View the Flyer

Senior Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat and Conference Center, Three Rivers

March 19 - 21, 2024

Learn More

Chrism Mass

St. Charles Borromeo Church, Visalia

March 21, 2024

2:00 PM

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Holy Week Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat and Conference Center, Three Rivers

March 28 - 31, 2024

Learn More

The Wall that Heals

Merced College

March 28 - 31, 2024

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Divine Mercy Sunday: Annual 1-Day Pilgrimage Trip

See Flyer for Details

April 7, 2024

8:00 AM

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Spring Tea Party

Shrine of St. Therese, Fresno

April 13, 2024

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Divine Mercy's Annual Golf Tournament

Belmont Country Club, Fresno

April 22, 2024

10:00 AM

View the Flyer

*A Note to our Parishes: Do you have a Parish Event you would like to promote? Send over your event flyer to [email protected] and we'll include it in the event section on our newsletter and website!

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"As God's beloved people we are called in and through the Spirit to live in unity and love and to proclaim the

Good News of Jesus, especially amongst the poor and marginal of our society."

“Como pueblo amado de Dios estamos llamados en y a través del Espíritu Santo a vivir en unidad y amor, y para anunciar la Buena Nueva de Jesús, especialmente entre los pobres y los marginados de nuestra sociedad.”

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