Proclaim the Good News

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

November 21, 2022


Due to Thanksgiving, Proclaim the Good News will not be published next week on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022.

See you back on Monday, Dec. 5th, 2022!

Thank you for your understanding.

The Pastoral Center will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25, 2022

Office of the Bishop

Happy Thanksgiving from Bishop Brennan!

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

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities & KSEE24's Annual Turkey Drive is THIS WEEK!

Help Feed Hungry Families this Thanksgiving!

The 14th Annual Turkey Drive is just around the corner! Catholic Charities and KSEE24 need YOUR help to collect turkeys and thanksgiving meal box items to support families.

Donations will be collected on Tuesday, November 22nd from 5:00am - 7:00pm at KSEE24 Studios in Fresno.

If you would like to make a donation, please visit CCDOF.org and designate ‘Turkey Drive’ in the dropdown box.

Courtesy of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fresno

Parish Focus

Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre

You're Invited to an Afternoon in the Holy Land!

Join Bishop Brennan, Msgr. Patrick McCormick, Dame Patricia Santy and Knights&Dames of the Order for an afternoon in the Holy Land!

The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre will take place on December 4, 2022 at Holy Spirit Church in the Logan Hall from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

You will learn about the Church of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, enjoy Mediterranean cuisine and much more!

Courtesy of Ben Romero, Deputy Grand Knight, Council 16185, Holy Spirit Church

Coats for Kids Program in Action

Delivering New Coats to Children in Need

Thanks to the generosity of the parishioners and Knights of Columbus at Holy Spirit Church, new coats were successfully delivered to 71 children at an underprivileged elementary school in Five Points, CA!

Thank you to our parishioners of the Diocese of Fresno for continuing to support women, children and families.

Baker's Dozen Holiday Opportunity Drawing

Proceeds Raised to Help the Less Fortunate

Catholic Daughters Court St. John #2526 are holding a Baker's Dozen Holiday Opportunity Drawing to raise money for charities!

The suggested donation is $5.00 per ticket for 5 for $20.00 - there will be 13 filled gift baskets each filled with items totaling at a minimum value of $50.00 each.

Drawing will be on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023 at 2:30pm at St. John's Cathedral in Fresno. Winners need not be present - BEST OF LUCK!

Office of Formation and Evangelization

COMING SOON: Advent Reflections

Weekly Reflections from Our Clergy, Religious Sisters and Seminarians

The Diocese of Fresno will be holding Advent Reflections once a week throughout the Advent season. Each week, there will be a reflection from one of our clergy, religious sisters or seminarians.

The reflection videos will be available on our Diocesan YouTube channel. Make sure to subscribe and turn on notifications to not miss a video!

The first reflection will go out on Monday, November 28, 2022 - stay tuned!

Youth & Young Adult Ministry

Diocesan Youth Day 2022 Recap Video

Check out the Highlight Video from Our 2022 Diocesan Youth Day!

Catechetical Ministries

The Catechetical Corner

A Season of Gratitude

As we approach the Thanksgiving season, it can be a wonderful boost to our mental health, our spirits, and our hearts to engage in the practice of daily thanksgiving. Thanksgiving hymns, integrated into a month-long celebration of gratitude, can give us a powerful boost of well-being to fortify us for the busyness of the upcoming Christmas season.

Sometimes we forget that Thanksgiving is called “Thanksgiving” for a reason; it’s a time when we are meant to reflect and show gratitude on Thanksgiving Day and hopefully for some time after. In today’s world, it can be easy to get caught up in a whirlwind of complaints and negativity, but expressing thankfulness is easier than we might think.

Article by: Roman Flores, Catechetical Ministries Coordinator

Read more (ENG/ESP)

Health & Nursing Ministry

Suggested Guidelines for Mass During Flu/Cold Season

Let's Keep Each Other Safe

Prayer of the Week


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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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Right to Life Christmas Dinner and Auction

Fresno Convention Center, Ernest E. Valdez Hall

December 2, 2022

5:30 PM

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Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

December 4, 2022

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Christmas Market

Our Lady of Perpetual Help,Clovis

December 10, 2022

9:00 AM - 1:00 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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Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day Celebration

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Bakersfield

December 12, 2022

6:45 PM

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Baker's Dozen Holiday Opportunity Drawing

St. John's Cathedral, Fresno

January 8, 2023

2:30 PM

View the Flyer

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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