Proclaim the Good News

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

June 20, 2022


Office of the Bishop

Bishop Brennan Celebrates the Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate

Bishop Brennan congratulates our five Transitional Deacons on their Ordination that took place at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Fresno on Saturday, June 18th.

Join us in welcoming the following to the Order of Transitional Deacon and their Parish assignment: 

  • Mr. Jorge Adrian Cruz Paez to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Bishop
  • Mr. James Joseph Tasy to St. Anthony of Padua, Reedley
  • Mr. Jose Maria Carrillo to Our Lady of Miracles, Gustine
  • Mr. Rene Vargas to Sacred Heart, Merced
  • Mr. Arturo Cisneros to St. Patrick, Merced

Bishop Brennan Congratulates All Clergy and Religious Sisters Who Celebrate Anniversaries in the Month of June

Office of the Vicar General

Our Vicars of the Diocese  

Welcome Our Newly Assigned Vicars To Our Diocesan Vicariates

Parish Focus  

Eucharistic Procession From Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Delano to

St. Mary Church, Delano

The Official Beginning of the National Eucharistic Revival on Corpus Christi Sunday 

Learn more about the National Eucharistic Revival

Diocesan Retreat Centers 

A New Dawn: Day of Giving 

Donations Are Still Being Accepted Until The End of June! We Appreciate All Contributions And Thank You For Your Ongoing Support For Our Retreat Centers

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We're All One Team

Financial Presentation for Pastors and Administrators

The Diocese of Fresno has a new Director of Finance, Dario Gomez. My name is Julia Bracamonte and I am a Staff Accountant. I have joined this team in October of 2021. 

Dario and I are working hard to help all Parishes get caught up after this pandemic. We just finished a workshop for New Pastors and New Administrators. The feedback was great and we hope to conduct so much more in the future. I want to make sure that everyone understands that we are here to help everyone at the Parish level. We offer one-on-one trainings and in the future, on-site trainings. We’re only a phone call away for those that have questions on rules and regulations, procedures in entering financials and any other need that you may have in the accounting field. If we cannot answer your question, we will direct you to the persons that can. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication.

God Bless You All.

Article by: Julia Bracamonte, Staff Accountant / Contact: [email protected]

Dario Gomez, Director of Finance / Contact: [email protected]

Catechetical Ministries

The Catechetical Corner

The Second Task of Catechesis, Liturgical Education

The second task of Catechesis is to promote a knowledge of the meaning of the liturgy and the sacraments. It is the in the highest form of liturgy in the celebration of the Mass where we encounter the source and summit of our faith and Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.

Since Christ is present in the sacraments, the believer comes to know Christ in the liturgical celebrations of the Church and is drawn into communion with him. Catechesis should promote “an active, conscious genuine participation in the liturgy of the Church” (NDC 20).

Read more (ENG/ESP)

Quick Catechesis

Promoting Liturgical Education in the Classroom

  • Involve parents in the preparation of their children for the sacraments. Be sure that part of the lesson is directed toward enriching adult understanding of the sacraments as it is with their support that the faith formation of students can be more effective and fruitful.

  • Use materials with strong parent components, including parent sessions that provide adult formation and give them clear, doable tasks at which they can succeed.
  • Get the community involved. Look to the RCIA for a model. How many times are catechumens connected to the Sunday liturgies?

Articles by: Roman Flores, Catechetical Ministries Coordinator

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Retreat for Crime Victims

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

June 25, 2022

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Catholic Music Summer Camp

Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center, Three Rivers

July 11 - 15, 2022

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High School Camp: A Call To Sainthood

Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center, Three Rivers

July 20 - 24, 2022

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Profession of Solemn Vows

St. Malachy's Catholic Church, Tehachapi

September 17, 2022

10:00 AM

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Congress and Youth Day 2022

Visalia Convention Center

October 7 - 9, 2022

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Rachel's Vineyard 

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

October 7 - 9, 2022

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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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