Proclaim the Good News

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

February 13, 2023


Office of the Bishop

A Moment with Bishop Brennan

Bishop Brennan encourages the Faithful to remember and honor the celebrations and events of our Faith that take place throughout the month of February.

Bishop Brennan highlights St. Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs – Feast Day, Feb. 6th - in the latest episode!

Bishop Brennan's Catholic Connection Interview

Bishop Brennan talks with Teresa Tomeo on Catholic Connection Radio about I Thirst Fresno.

Experience the power of the Eucharist and gather with evangelists at I Thirst Fresno on March 18, 2023 at St. Charles Borromeo Parish Church in Visalia from 8AM-5PM.

Listen to Bishop Brennan's interview starting at the 15:17 mark here!

Bishop Brennan Congratulates All Clergy Who Celebrate Anniversaries 

in the Month of February

Catholic Cemeteries

Ground Breaking Ceremony of Queen of Peace Cemetery

Join The Diocese of Fresno's Catholic Cemeteries and Bishop Brennan

for this Celebration!

You're invited to the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the NEW Catholic Cemetery!

The Diocese of Fresno's Catholic Cemeteries cordially invite you to join Bishop Brennan to the groundbreaking of Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery in Bakersfield on Sunday, February 19th at 2:30pm.

Eucharistic Revival

Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Thérèse in Fresno

Join us at our next stop!

The Eucharistic Pilgrimage to the Shrines of the Diocese of Fresno continues!

Join us at the Shrine of St. Thérèse in Fresno from February 26 through March 5, 2023 for a week full of prayer in honor of the Eucharistic Revival.

View the schedule of events by visiting dioceseoffresno.org/shrine-pilgrimage.

This will also be an opportunity to pick up your Shrine Pilgrimage passport if you do not have one yet to receive a stamp! To learn more about the pilgrimage and receiving a plenary indulgence, please visit our website here.

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Parish Focus

75th Jubilee Festival

Celebrating the Anniversary of OLPH Church & School in Bakersfield

Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Bakersfield is celebrating our 75th Jubilee Festival on Sunday, 2/19/2023 starting with Mass with Bishop Brennan at 10:30am. Following Mass is lunch, all day live music and carnival games. Raffle and Dinner tickets can be purchased at Mass on Sundays.

We are still looking for Volunteers to help with this all day event! Please scan the QR code in the flyer or click here to volunteer.

Courtesy of Erin Myler, Office Manager at OLPH Church, Bakersfield

Sign up to Volunteer!

Lenten Meals at Holy Spirit Church in Fresno

Enjoy a Meal with us before Stations of the Cross!

Knights of Columbus will be serving Lenten meals prior to Stations of the Cross on six Fridays starting with the Friday after Ash Wednesday on Feb. 24th.

The first, third, and fifth Friday will be a Fish and Chips meal. The second, fourth, and sixth Friday will feature a soup meal.

  • Serving starts at 5:00 PM.
  • Stations of the Cross is 7:00 PM.
  • All meals include a dessert.
  • $10 for adults.
  • No take-outs. 

Please see flyer below for more information.

Courtesy of Ben Romero, DGK - Council 16185

The Hallow Lenten Challenge with St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church

Pray, Fast and Give!

Pray with St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Bakersfield by joining them in the Hallow Lenten Challenge!

Visit hallow.com/share/setoncatholicchurch or scan the QR code below to recieve Hallow FREE for 3 months. No credit card required.

Enjoy great content like Fr. Mike Schmitz’s Bible and Catechism in a Year, sessions from Bishop Robert Barron, Lisa Hendey, Dr. Edward Sri and more!

Courtesy of Colleen Scanlon, Administrative Assistant at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Bakersfield

Sign up today

Lenten Mass Schedules

Ash Wednesday and Lenten Services with

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Bakersfield

Ash Wednesday Schedule at St. Aloysius Church in Tulare

Ash Wednesday with Our Lady of Lourdes Church, California City

Ash Wednesday Masses/Services of the Word with

Good Shepherd Catholic Parish in Visalia

Ash Wednesday Schedule at Our Lady of Victory Church in Fresno

Mass & Distribution of Ashes for St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles in Lemoore

Prayer of the Week


Event Name



More Info

75th Jubilee Festival

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Bakersfield

February 19, 2023

10:30 AM

View the Flyer

Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery Ground Breaking Ceremony

Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery, Bakersfield

February 19, 2023

2:30 PM

View the Flyer

Ash Wednesday Day of Reflection

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

February 22, 2023

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

View the Flyer

The Vigil Project True Presence Night

St. Anthony of Padua Church, Reedley

February 24, 2023

View the Flyer

Shrine Pilgrimage

Shrine of St. Therese, Diocesan Patroness, Fresno

February 26 -

March 5, 2023

View the Flyer

Be the One: Obria Medical Clinics Fundraiser

Toca Madera Winery, Madera

March16, 2023


View the Flyer

Rosary Procession for the Eucharistic Revival

St. Patrick's Church, Merced

March 17, 2023

View the Flyer

I Thirst Fresno

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Visalia

March 18, 2023

Visit our Website

Shrine Pilgrimage

Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus, Livingston

March 19 - 26, 2023

View the Flyer

Right to Life's Annual Educational Dessert

St. Paul Newman Center, Fresno

March 30, 2023

View the Flyer

Shrine Pilgrimage

Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima

April 16 - 23,2023

View the Flyer

Shrine Pilgrimage

Shrine of Our Lady of Miracles

May 14 - 21, 2023

View the Flyer

Pilgrimage to Ireland

See Brochure for Details

June 4 - 14, 2023

View Brochure

Healing Retreat for Victims of Crime

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

June 24, 2023

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

View the Flyer

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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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