Proclaim the Good News

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

October 24, 2022


Office of the Bishop

Bishop Brennan To Hold A Press Conference For #NoOnProp1

Bishop Brennan will be holding a press conference for #NoOnProp1.

He will be joined by community partners, John Gerardi, Executive Director of Right to Life of Central California and Fresno City Council Member, Garry Bredefeld.

Watch the press conference LIVE on our Diocesan YouTube page on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 1:00 pm. 

Learn more about Prop 1 here.

Bishop Brennan Celebrated The Annual Red Mass 

Bishop Brennan was the celebrant for the Annual Red Mass at St. John's Cathedral in Fresno!

Thank you to our judges, attorneys, law school professors, students and government officials - this Mass was dedicated to YOU! 

Bishop Brennan Congratulates All Clergy And Religious Who Celebrate Anniversaries In The Month Of October

Permanent Diaconate 

Mass Of Acceptance Of The Candidates To The Permanent Diaconate

Diaconate Class #7 

Our new diaconate candidates from the Diaconate Class #7 had their Mass of Acceptance to the Permanent Diaconate at St. Anne's Chapel. 

Courtesy of St. Mary's Church, Sanger 

Office of Catholic Education

Our Diocesan Students At 6th Grade Camp! 

A Trip To Calvin Crest Outdoor School  

Courtesy of Julie M. Barcelos, M.Ed., Principal of Our Lady of Miracles Catholic School 

Diocesan Retreat Centers 

Women's Spiritual Retreat 

A Weekend Of Healing And Fellowship!

St. Anthony Retreat and Conference Centers in Three Rivers was happy to have their FIRST Women's Retreat! 

Thank you to the wonderful group of women who joined for the weekend! 

Courtesy of Cristal Juarez Garica, Samantha Rodriguez and Julia Fracker(not pictured) 

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Parish Focus 

Blessing Of The Animals 

In Honor Of St. Francis' Feast Day 

Many of our Diocesan parishes and schools celebrated the Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi's Feast Day. 

Check out these photos! 

Top Left: St. Anne's School, Porterville 

Bottom Left: Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

Right: St. Anthony School, Atwater 

Catholic Charities 

14th Annual Turkey Drive With Catholic Charities & KSEE 24

We Ask For Your Generosity This Holiday Season 

Office of Formation and Evangelization 

Improving Communications

Check Out How We Can Stay Connected With You! 

The Office of Formation and Evangelization is always seeking better ways to communicate with pastors/administrators, parish leaders, and anyone in ministry. We are working on a few ways to do this:

  • Flocknote: Our main email source
  •  Grapevine: Starting Nov. 1st, we are restarting our Grapevine Newsletter (out the first week of each month) 
  • Website: Our growing pages on the Diocesan website will include as much information as possible! 
  • Social Media: Make sure to follow us on Facebook, we have various active pages - along with a Youtube Channel!

Office of Formation and Evangelization - @DOFMinistries

Youth and Young Adult Ministry – @DOFyoungpeople

Hispanic Ministry - @DOFMinisterioHispano

Youtube Channel - DOF Formation and Evangelization 

Help up stay connected with you! If you have any suggestions, please send to [email protected].

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

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Catechetical Ministries 

The Catechetical Corner

U.S. National Synthesis For The 2021-2023 Synod 

As the three-year plan of the Synod on Synodality continues its next phase I wanted to share with those individuals that may have participated in listening session across our diocese the links to the current documents available on behalf of the USCCB regarding this process.

My brothers and sisters in Christ I hope you will take a moment to review the documents in the links below and hopefully find a connection with some of the conclusions and of course a way to put them into practice in your own communities and ministries. May the Holy Spirit continue to guide us.

Article by Roman Flores, Catechetical Coordinator 

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Health and Nursing Ministry 

Counterfeit Pills Fact Sheet

From The Department Of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration

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Prayer of the Week


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The Mass: Passover of the New Covenant with Deacon John Sousa

St. Brigid Parish McHugh Hall, Hanford

October 24, 2022

7:00 PM-8:30 PM

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Diocese of Fresno's White Mass 

St. John's Cathedral, Fresno

October 28, 2022

12:10 PM

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28th Annual Marian Eucharistic Conference

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

October 28 - 30, 2022

View the Flyer 

All Souls Festival 

St. Joseph Church, Los Banos 

October 30, 2022

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

View the Flyer  

All Souls Day Mass 

St. Peter's Cemetery, Fresno

November 2, 2022

10:00 AM

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A Day of Remembrance and Healing Prayer Service 

St. John the Evangelist Church, Wasco

November 6, 2022

9:30 AM

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2022 Festival of Trees

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers 

November 17, 2022 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Our Lady of Fatima Annual Celebration Raffle

Catholic School of Visalia, George McCann Memorial Campus

November 18, 2022

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13th Annual Turkey Drive 

KSEE24 Studios in Fresno

November 22, 2022

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Organ Dedication Concert and Blessing 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Bakersfield  

November 22, 2022

7:00 PM

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A Night Under The Stars

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

December 10, 2022

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM 

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St. Mary's 10 Year Anniversary 10k Raffle

St. Mary's Church, Fresno

December 11, 2022

2:00 PM

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6-Day Silent Directed Retreat 

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers 

January 8-14, 2022

View the Flyer 

Consecration of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Visalia 

February 2, 2023

Time: TBD

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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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