Proclaim the Good News

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

May 30, 2022


Office of the Bishop

Watch Bishop Brennan Celebrate Memorial Day Mass at

St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery, Fresno

For this day of remembrance and honor, we ask that you join us in watching Bishop Brennan celebrate Memorial Day Mass.

Watch Memorial Day Mass LIVE on May 30, 2022 at 10 AM. Don't miss out! 

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Bishop Brennan's Prayer for the Victims and Families of the Texas Shooting

Bishop Brennan prays a Litany of Saints, using all the Saints that represent our diocesan schools, for the victims and families of the Texas shooting.

Please join him in prayer.

Watch here

Bishop Brennan Encourages All To Pray The Novena In Honor of The Holy Spirit

We ask the faithful to pray the Novena to the Holy Spirit leading up to Pentecost on Sunday, June 5th. 

Your prayers are important as we welcome and honor the coming of the Holy Spirit. 

Please visit EWTN Global Catholic Network to follow the 9 day prayer Novena to the Holy Spirit for the Seven Gifts. 

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Bishop Brennan Congratulates All Clergy and Religious who Celebrate Anniversaries in the Month of May

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St. Anthony Retreat Center

Day of Giving is Back!  

The 2nd Annual Virtual Fundraising Event for Our Diocesan Retreat Centers 

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Our second annual Day of Giving will be held on June 13, 2022, the Feast of St. Anthony. The Day of Giving is a virtual fund raising event benefiting St. Anthony Retreat Center and Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center.

The funds raised from this event will support our current and on-going efforts to meet the spiritual needs of all who come here. We pray that Christ, our radiant light, will shine like the Dawn in the heart, souls, and lives of all who seek His love.

Stay tuned for special messages as we lead up to the Day of Giving: A New Dawn! Thank you for your continued support! 

For more information or to donate, please click on the Learn More button below or text 'ANEWDAWN" to 243725.

Article by: Julia Fracker, Development and Marketing Manager for St. Anthony Retreat and Conference Center

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Parish/School Focus

Congratulations Edgar Guzmán! 

This past weekend Edgar Guzmán, who currently serves as Campus Ministry Director for our diocesan Newman Center, traveled to New York City to receive his masters from Fordham University.

His participation in the Graduate program of Religious Education was made possible by the Young Adult Leadership Initiative by Catholic Extension. This opportunity is given to one young adult leader in our diocese to better equip young people in leading ministries. 

Edgar will continue to serve as the Director of Campus Ministry and continue partnering with the diocese to better serve youth and young adults.

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Edgar Guzmán leading closer prayer

Fordham University, New York

Pentecost and Earth's Day Celebration at St. Paul Newman Center, Fresno

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Catechetical Ministries 

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Catechetical Ministries In Motion 

Shrine of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Fresno

This past Sunday, I had the blessing of being able to share with deacon candidates and their wives at the Shrine of St. Thérèse of Lisieux in Fresno upon the subject of forming catechists.

A warm thank you to Deacon John Sousa, Deacon Mark Shultz, and Deacon Daniel Sandoval for the invite and the warm hospitality along with all of those that were present that morning for the diaconate formation class.

As ministry leaders when forming catechists, the model we employ for helping them in their mission must first include this vital call to form them as disciples. More than teaching them to develop good lesson plans, we need to call them to deeper prayer, along with praying right alongside them. Beyond teaching them how to manage their classrooms, we need to help strengthen them in virtue to be stronger witnesses for Christ.

Article by: Roman Flores, Catechetical Ministries Coordinator  

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Office of Formation and Evangelization 

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World Youth Day 2023

"Mary Got Up and Left in a Hurry" (Luke 1:39)

Calling all Young Adults! Do you like to travel, and have a desire to celebrate Mass with Pope Francis? Consider joining us for World Youth Day! A group of pilgrims are planning to journey to Lisbon, Portugal in late July-early August 2023.  

The pilgrimage will include a day trip to Fatima, three days of experiencing life in Lisbon, and four days of the World Youth Day events. Parishes are invited to gather a small group of young adults ages 18-30 to consider this pilgrimage; ages 16-17 may be considered if accompanied by an adult family member. 

Price for the pilgrimage will be approximately $3,500, to include airline, tours, some meals, and World Youth Day events. For more information contact Rosie at the Office of Formation at [email protected]. See also www.lisboa2023.org for official World Youth Day information.

Article by: Rose M. Hernandez, Director of Formation and Evangelization

Women Religious 

Mountain Priory Cheese on Sale Now!

Hand-made Cheese from the Norbertine Canonesses of the Bethlehem Priory of St. Joseph

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Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center

Summer Camp at Our Youth Center

Save the Date and Register Today To Join Us This Summer 

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Prayer of the Week

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Vespers with His Beatitude Raphael Bedros XXI

St. John's Cathedral, Fresno

May 30, 2022

6:30 PM

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"Casino Night" Seminarian Dinner Fundraiser

Fort Washington Country Club, Fresno

June 4, 2022

5:00 PM

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Family Day 


Dia De La Familia 

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Corcoran

June 5, 2022

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Fundraiser for Charities

St. Jude Catholic Church, Easton

June 5, 2022

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Six-Day Silent Directed Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

June 5-11, 2022

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Seminarian Dinner Fundraiser 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Clovis

June 11, 2022

6:00 PM

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Retreat for Crime Victims

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

June 25, 2022

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Profession of Solemn Vows

St. Malachy's Catholic Church, Tehachapi

September 17, 2022

10:00 AM

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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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