Proclaim the Good News

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

April 18, 2022


Office of the Bishop

43 Questions with Bishop Brennan

Get to Know Bishop Brennan Like You've Never Seen Him Before  

Take a walk with Bishop Brennan through the Pastoral Center at the Diocese of Fresno and get to know him more. With this video, Bishop Brennan hopes to connect with the Faithful in a fun, casual way. We hope you enjoy our Diocesan take on Vogue's 73 Questions.

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Bishop Brennan Wishes His Diocesan Staff A Happy Birthday

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Office of Formation and Evangelization

Diocesan Approved Ministry Events

St. Anthony Retreat Center and Invitation to Pray

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Registration form
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Catechetical Ministries

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Catechetical Ministries in Motion

Sacred Heart, Bakersfield

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being invited to the parish of Sacred Heart in Bakersfield to provide a catechetical workshop of which one of the topics was the spirituality of the vocation of catechesis. 

 When I went over the topic, I focused on the person of the catechist and the relationship of the catechist and Christ in the development and growth of the faith within the ministry and oneself. 

Because the content of faith is one Person, the Person of Christ, the person of the catechist is fundamental to the success in the development of that faith and all its content, which can be achieved through a vocation. 

To be a catechist is to live the vocation of Baptism. It is through Baptism and much later, through Confirmation that catechists are called to proclaim the Kingdom of God. Therefore, it is necessary that catechists be aware of the mission of assuming catechesis in the community. 

Article by: Roman Flores, Catechetical Ministries Coordinator

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St. Teresita Youth Retreat Center

Mother's Day Brunch

Mother's Day Brunch is Back!

Reservations are required.

St. Anthony Retreat Center’s Mother's Day Brunch is back! Brunch will be served from 8:30 AM with sittings available every half hour until 12:30 PM on Sunday, May 8, 2022.

The cost this year is $30 for adults and $15 for children. Reservations are required. Please complete the reservation form using the link below or call the retreat center directly at (559) 561-4595 to make your reservation today!

Online reservations
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Office of Catholic Education

Catholic School Enrollment

According to the California Association of Private School Organizations, Catholic School Enrollment Increased This Academic Year

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Parish/School Focus

Visit the Holy Land, St. La Salle School Carnival and

St. Helen's Blessing of Bikes

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Learn more about Visit the Holy Land
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Diocesan Synod Update

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Synod on Synodality

We Want to Hear Your Voice, the People of God

Ever since we began hearing about the Synod on Synodality, we have been informed that Pope Francis vision is to hear the voice of the People of God. As he typically does, our Holy Father reminds us that we are not to ignore the voices of those who are not physically in the pews in the Church but remain in the peripheries.

There are many reasons that people do not cross the threshold of the Church building: transportation issues, work schedules, illness, or difficult family situations. There are also those who may be homeless or living in their vehicles, who then feel embarrassed or unwelcome in the Church. Some may have been hurt or are struggling their faith. Whatever the reason, they are part of the Church, and their voice should also be heard. 

Help us share the good news of the Synod! Share pictures of your parish Synod experiences on social media and tag #synodDOF. Want to share your parish story? Contact Rosie at [email protected] to submit a short article on your parish Synod experience in future Diocese of Fresno newsletters! 

Article by: Rose M. Hernandez, Director of Formation and Evangelization

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Divine Mercy Conference

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

April 23-24, 2022 Session Times on Flyer

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Fundraiser for Charities

St. Jude Catholic Church, Easton

June 5, 2022

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Led by the Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

May 20-21, 2022

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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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St. Rita's Cinco De Mayo Raffle

Saint Rita's, Tulare

May 1, 2022

8:30 PM

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Medicine, Bioethics & Spirituality Conference


May 13-15 2022

Session Times on Flyer

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Prayer of the Week

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Have Something Special to Share?

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Contact Samantha Mejia, Marketing & Public Relations Specialist at [email protected]


"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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