Proclaim the Good News

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

November 6, 2023

The Pastoral Center will be closed on

Friday, November 10th in observance of Veterans Day

Office of the Bishop

November is Restorative Justice Month!

November is Restorative Justice month for the Catholic Church in California. The topic of Restorative Justice is especially prevalent in our diocese as Bishop Brennan is the Chair of the Restorative Justice committee for the California Catholic Conference and Bishop Emeritus Armando Ochoa also sits on the committee.

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U.S. Bishops to Meet Nov. 13-16 in Baltimore; Assembly to Be Live Streamed 

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will gather for the 2023 Fall Plenary Assembly in Baltimore on November 13 - 16, 2023. Throughout the meeting, the bishops will spend time in prayer and fraternal dialogue with one another. Public sessions of the assembly on November 14 and 15 will be livestreamed.

Public sessions of the assembly on November 14 and 15 will be livestreamed at: www.usccb.org/meetings

The Diocese of Fresno wishes the Faithful a Blessed Veterans Day

Bishop Brennan and the Diocese of Fresno wishes you a blessed Veterans Day on Saturday, November 11th.

We would like to give special thank you to those who have served. Let's continue to honor and pray for our veterans.

Seminarian Fund: Called to Serve, Bless and Strengthen

The Seminarian Second Collection is this upcoming weekend from Nov. 11 - 12. We ask for your support and generosity towards the Seminarian Fund during the second collection at your parish.

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Bishop Brennan Congratulates All Clergy Who Celebrate Anniversaries in the Month of November

Office of Vocations

It's Vocation Awareness Week!

Nov. 5 - Nov. 11

It's officially Vocation Awareness Week from November 5th to the 11th!

This week is celebrated in the Catholic Church to promote vocations especially to the priesthood, permanent diaconate and religious life.

For educational resources, please visit vianneyvocations.com/nvaw

Check out this Coloring Page Vocation Worksheet for kids

Learn more about Vocations

Catholic Cemeteries

All Souls Day Mass

For our loved ones who have passed

Bishop Emeritus Ochoa celebrated the Annual All Souls Day Mass at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Fresno.

Thank you to the faithful who attended in honor of our loved ones who have passed. It was a record-breaking attendance!

Catholic Charities

Annual Turkey Drive

Help feed a family in need

The Diocese of Fresno's Catholic Charities and KSEE24 needs your help to serve families in the greatest of need this holiday season! We call on the community to help feed hungry families with a Thanksgiving meal.

Turkey donations will be accepted at the KSEE24 parking lot on Tuesday, November 21st from 5am to 7pm!

For other ways to give, please visit dioceseoffresno.org/turkey-drive-cc

More Ways to Support

Office of Catholic Education

70 Years of St. Anthony

Catholic Parish School, Atwater

Harvest of Love and Education

You're invited to the 70 year celebration of St. Anthony Catholic Parish School in Atwater!

Join them on Saturday, November 11th at Buhach Hall in Atwater to celebrate the many years of educating the community's children.

There will be a dinner, dance, raffle and silent auction.

View the Flyer!

Parish Focus

Daily Rosary and Mass

Our Lady of Victory Church, Fresno

Our Lady of Victory Church in Fresno will be holding a Rosary and Mass everyday throughout the month of November. It will be dedicated to the faithful who have passed.

  • Rosary: 6:30pm
  • Mass: 7:00pm

Health and Nursing Ministry

Volunteers Needed!

St. Agnes Medical Center, Fresno

St. Agnes Medical Center is looking for dedicated volunteers! If you are interested in bringing a "personal touch" to the medical experience for both patients and visitors, please contact [email protected] or call (559) 450-5261 for more information. Please see flyer for further details.

Diocesan Retreat Centers

Festival of Trees

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

The St. Anthony Retreat and Conference Center’s 2023 Festival of Trees: Winter Wonderland will be on November 16, 2023! This event features Christmas Trees decorated by local charities and non-profits who auction their trees and silent auction items to the highest bidder! 100% of the proceeds benefit the specific charities and non-profits.

Tickets are $50.00 per person and $75.00 per couple and include access to the live and silent auctions as well as great food and drinks! Tickets may be reserved online by clicking HERE.

Want to do something fun with the whole family? Come on Wednesday, November 15th from 4:00PM - 7:00 PM for a sneak preview and a Free Family Fun Night featuring pictures with Santa, arts & crafts, as well as cookies and cocoa for all!

Courtesy of Julia Dix, Development and Marketing Manager, St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

View the Flyer!


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Harvest of Love and Education

Buhach Hall,


November 11, 2023

6PM - Midnight

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A Night of Veneration with the Statue of our Blessed Mother

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for Details

November 14, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Winter Wonderland: Free Family Fun Night

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

November 15, 2023

4:00 PM -7:00PM

View the Flyer

2023 Festival of Trees

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

November 16, 2023

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

View the Flyer

Annual Turkey Drive

KSEE24 Studios, Fresno

November 21, 2023

5:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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Come Away Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

November 28 - 30, 2023

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Bethlehem Center's Festival of Trees

St. Charles Borromeo Hall, Visalia

December 1, 2023

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Advent Family Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

December 10, 2023

8:00 AM - 4:00PM

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6-Day Silent Directed Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

January 28 -

February 3, 2024

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Prayer of the Week

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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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Fresno, CA 93703-3788

Phone: (559) 488-7400

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