Proclaim the Good News

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

January 9, 2023


Office of the Bishop

The Baptism of the Lord

Today, is the Baptism of the Lord.

The Daily Reading for the Baptism of the Lord can be found on the USCCB website.

And a voice came from the heavens, saying,

“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” Mt 3:17

Read here

Bishop Brennan Congratulates All Clergy Who Celebrate Anniversaries 

in the Month of January

Eucharistic Revival

Our Diocesan Shrine Pilgrimage Begins!

In Honor of the Diocesan Eucharistic Revival

The Pilgrimage to the Shrines of the Diocese of Fresno officially starts at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Co-Patroness of the Unborn in Bakersfield!

Join us for a week of prayer and events from January 15 to January 22, 2023!

View the various services that are available to attend and hours when pilgrims can get their passports stamped after praying at the Shrine here.

Visit dioceseoffresno.org/shrine-pilgrimage for additional information!

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Parish Focus

KOFC John Cardinal Newman Council 9445 

Fundraiser to Support Food Recovery Network

Knights of Columbus John Cardinal Newman Council 9445 presented a $600.00 check to Dan Griffin of the Food Recovery Network. The Food Recovery Network partners with the Fresno State University Dining Hall, the Food Recovery Program at Fresno Metro Ministry, and the Vineyard Farmers Market. Their intent is to serve 80-90% of the recovered food to needy individuals every Friday evening from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in the Cafeteria of St. Paul Catholic Newman Center.

The John Cardinal Newman Council 9445 held a burrito breakfast fundraiser in November with a portion of the proceeds benefiting this organization. With the great support of the parishioners of St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, we were able to sell 121 burritos to support this organization.

If you would like more information or a way to support the Food Recovery Program, contact the office at St. Paul Catholic Newman Center! If you would like to help and support them, tell them you heard about the Food Recovery Program from the Knights of Columbus Council 9445.

If you would like more information on the Knights of Columbus, visit kc9445.org or go to kofc.org/join.

Courtesy of Joseph Hill, KOFC John Cardinal Newman Council 9445

Celebrating the Fiesta of Santo Niño at St. Rita's Church, Tulare

Join us for Mass and Fellowship!

Statue of Our Lady of Lourdes Arrives at Holy Spirit!

Filiae Lumena Daughters of the Light

It is with great joy that we announce that on Wednesday, 12/7/22 at 11:30am, Our Lady of Lourdes has finally made it to her place of honor here at Holy Spirit Church in Fresno.

Filiae Lumena Daughters of Light wish to thank each of our generous parish donors for their incredible financial support, time & talent into making our vision a reality.

The dedication will take place after the rose garden is completed.

Courtesy of Evelyn Romero, Leadership Team of Filiae Lumena Daughters of Light 

Divine Mercy's Christmas Story Sing-Along

Starring the Children of the Divine Mercy Religious Ed Program and Choir!

Courtesy of Maricella Gutierrez, Coordinator of Religious Eduaction at Divine Mercy Church

and Cynthia G. Avila Photography

St. Paul Catholic Newman Center Celebrates Las Mañanitas

The Collegian, Fresno State's student-run newspaper, visited the St. Paul Catholic Newman Center in Fresno.

They covered how Fresno and Fresno State community members celebrate the Feast Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

Office of Formation and Evangelization

One Life LA

Sign up to take the bus with us!

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles sponsors a Pro-Life event every year in January. This year, OneLife LA will take place on Saturday, January 21st. Featured on the line up are two of our former Diocesan Hispanic Ministry Coordinators, Brenda Noriega and Benito Medrano!

The Office of Formation and Evangelization is sponsoring a bus to the event. All, especially young adults, are invited to accompany us for this journey. Bishop Emeritus Armando Ochoa will join us on the bus, and Bishop Joseph Brennan will meet us there!

For questions and/or to register, please contact Roman Flores at (559) 488-7474.

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

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Crime Survivors Ministry

Retreat for Victims of Crime

Walking with Jesus in your Healing Journey

The Crime Survivors Ministry is inviting you to a day of reflection and healing for all victims of crime.

Join them on a Healing Retreat on June 24, 2023 at St. Anthony Retreat Center in Three Rivers. Bishop Brennan will be the celebrant of the Healing Mass.

Space is limited, make sure to register early by contacting Maciel Godburn (559) 325-6888 or email [email protected].

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Catechetical Ministries

The Catechetical Corner

Bringing our Gifts to the King

The Feast Day of the Epiphany of which some also refer to as Three Kings Day is celebrated around the world, mostly in Europe, Spain, and Latin America. “El Dia de los Reyes”, as it’s called in Spanish, marks the glorification of baby Jesus by the Three Wise Men when they paid a visit to Jesus when he was still an infant.

Focusing on that special event in which the Magi offered their gifts to Jesus, let us reflect more upon how we fit into that picture. Let us reflect on the types of gifts that we can offer our savior.

When we look back on that story in Matthew 2:1-12 in the bible we know that the Magi were guided by a star to find the coming savior “…and behold, the star, which they had seen in the east, went on ahead of them until it came to a stop over the place where the Child was to be found. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy."

Imagine the joy the Magi must have felt knowing where it was guiding them to and of the happiness they must have felt when they would be given the opportunity to present their gifts.

Article by: Roman Flores, Catechetical Ministries Coordinator

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Diocesan Retreat Centers

Musicians Needed at Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center!

Bring Your Talent to the Retreat Center

Musicians are still needed each weekend throughout January at the Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center in Three Rivers! Help is needed with Adoration on Saturday nights and Mass on Sunday mornings. 

Room, board and travel stipend is included! If available or if you would like more information, please email Sam at [email protected]!

Prayer of the Week


Event Name



More Info

Shrine Pilgrimage

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

January 15- 22, 2023

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One Life LA

See Flyer for Details

January 21, 2023

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Walk for Life

Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco

January 21, 2023

View the Flyer

The Dedication of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Visalia 

February 2, 2023

2:00 PM

*Ticketed Event* Watch Video

Recognizing the Stranger:

Leadership Training

St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, Fresno

February 3 - 4, 2023

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World Marriage Day

St. Anthony of Padua Church, Fresno

February 12, 2023

Register Here

75th Jubilee Festival

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Bakersfield

February 19, 2023

10:30 AM

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Shrine Pilgrimage

Shrine of St. Therese, Diocesan Patroness, Fresno

February 26 -

March 5, 2023

View the Flyer

I Thirst Fresno

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Visalia

March 18, 2023

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Shrine Pilgrimage

Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus, Livingston

March 19 - 26, 2023

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Shrine Pilgrimage

Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima

April 16 - 23,2023

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Shrine Pilgrimage

Shrine of Our Lady of Miracles

May 14 - 21, 2023

View the Flyer

Healing Retreat for Victims of Crime

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

June 24, 2023

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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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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