Proclaim the Good News

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

October 31, 2022


Office of the Bishop

Bishop Brennan's Press Conference For #NoOnProp1

Bishop Brennan held a press conference for #NoOnProp1. 

He was joined by community partners, John Gerardi, Executive Director of Right to Life of Central California, Fresno City Council Member, Garry Bredefeld and Fresno State Students for Life Representatives.

In case you missed it, you can watch the press conference on our Diocesan YouTube page!

Make sure to subscribe and turn on notifications to not miss a single Diocesan video! 

Learn more about Prop 1 here.

Bishop Brennan Celebrated The Annual White Mass 

Bishop Brennan honored All Health Care Workers at the Annual White Mass at St. John's Cathedral in Fresno! 

Thank you to all of our hardworking Health Care workers who took time out of their busy schedules to join us for this special Mass. 

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

Catholic Charities 

14th Annual Turkey Drive With Catholic Charities & KSEE 24 

We Ask For Your Generosity And Support For Those In The Greatest Need 

Catholic Charities and KSEE24 are holding their 14th Annual Turkey Drive to support those in need this holiday season!

To donate, please drop off your turkey at the KSEE24 Studios on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, anytime between 5am – 7pm. 

Turkey and holiday meal boxes will be distributed the following day on Wednesday, November 23rd at Catholic Charities.

Office of Vocations 


November 6 - 12, 2022 

National Vocation Awareness Week begins THIS SUNDAY, November 6th to

SATURDAY, November 12th, 2022!

Check out the Diocese of Fresno's Official Vocations Office webpage here! 

Visit the USCCB for resources and prayers for National Vocation Awareness Week. 

Office of Catholic Education 

SJM'S Beautify Fresno Club 

Students From San Joaquin Memorial High School Clean Up Fresno! 

SJM's Beautify Fresno Club picked up trash and removed graffiti for several hours.

They picked up over a dozen black trash bags of waste during their cleanup! 

Courtesy of Joan Bouchard, Superintendent of Catholic Schools

Parish Focus 

Praying The Rosary At St. Patrick's Rosary Garden In Merced 

October Is Devoted To The Most Holy Rosary 

With October being Rosary Month, Fr. Robert Borges and Fr. Antonio Eguiguren have led groups of parishioners praying the rosary at St. Patrick's Rosary Garden in Merced.

To check out a video of the Rosary Garden, please visit the parish website here. 

Courtesy of Dennis Riskey, St. Patrick Catholic Church in Merced

Catholic Cemeteries 

All Souls Day Mass 

For Our Loved Ones Who Have Passed Away 

Bishop Brennan and Fresno Catholic Cemeteries invites you and your family to celebrate the annual outdoor All Souls Day Mass at Saint Peter’s Cemetery in Fresno on Wednesday November 2nd, 2022, at 10:00am.

Courtesy of Carlos Rascon, Director of Catholic Cemeteries 

Health and Nursing Ministry 

Drug Trafficking Threat On Social Media 

From The United States Drug Enforcement Administration 

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Catechetical Ministries 

The Catechetical Corner

"Spiritual Desolation Can Strengthen Us If We Listen To God" - Pope Francis 

Looking upon an article in the Vatican News by Fr. Benedict Mayaki, SJ, on Pope Francis’ catechesis at the General Audience, as the Pope continued his cycle of reflections on the theme of discernment of which the topic was spiritual desolation and how it can strengthen us if we learn to listen to God, we come to understand how even in times of difficulty and challenge we can be strengthened in Spirit and Faith if we choose to confront these challenges, identify, and accept them.

In his article Fr. Benedict Mayaki mentions the various forms in which our spirituality can be affected through forms of desolation, sadness, and remorse, as stated by Pope Francis. If we allow those moments of hardship and uncertainty to overcome the clarity in which the Lord’s voice speaks to us in its various forms, they can become overwhelming.

The truth is that we will all face some type of turmoil in our lives in which we question our faith and beliefs. Situations that occur in which we are affected significantly in a personal and spiritual manner in which the nurturing support of others, even our loved ones, can seem far out of reach.

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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

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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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