Proclaim the Good News

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

July 5, 2022


Office of the Bishop

Bishop Brennan's Appreciation Mass For Parish Catechetical Leaders

at St. Thérèse Church, Fresno

Pope Francis' Prayer Intention for July

We pray for the elderly, who represent the roots and memory of a people; may their experience and wisdom help young people to look towards the future with hope and responsibility.

Courtesy of USCCB and Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network

Bishop Brennan Wishes His Diocesan Staff A Happy Birthday

Office of Communnication

Central California Catholic Life Magazine

The Latest Edition Of Our CCCL Magazine Is Now Available To Read! 

Check out this special edition of our Diocesan Magazine!

We cover our recent Diocesan Ordinations, highlight graduations and Holy Sacramental achievements that took place all over the Diocese and much more.

We hope you enjoy this edition of our magazine!

Editor: Sr. Rosalie Rohrer, IHM

Lead Graphic Designer: Nick Cadena

Read it here

Parish Focus

For reservations/information:

Contact Marshall Garth (Tournament Chairman) at (559) 347-7219 

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The 7th Annual Golf Tournament With Divine Mercy Church, Clovis 

Sign Up Today!  

Friday, September 30, 2022 at the Belmont Country Club

  • Shotgun Start at 10:30 AM
  • $150. per golfer includes: Green fee, cart & range balls, golfer’s gift package, lunch & dinner after tournament.
  • Non golfers welcome – Join us for dinner $40.00/per person
  • Hole Sponsor - $1,000.00 +
  • Tee Sponsor $150.00

Almost every hole has a prize waiting for you if

you’re willing to take the chance…join us for a

fun filled day of golfing and friendship.

Amazing Parish With Fr. Michael Andrade, Pastor of OLPH, Clovis 

Fr. Michael Andrade Shares His Experience With Amazing Parish's Denver 2022 Summit

The Amazing Parish is a movement to help pastors become stronger leaders for their parishes and lead the Faithful closer to God. They provide pastors with one-on-one coaching and team building to better serve their parishes. Pastors who seek to improve skillsets in their vocation can connect with other pastors and walk together towards a healthy direction of leadership.  

Fr. Michael Andrade, Pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Clovis, was introduced to Amazing Parish through a friend of his – a priest of the Diocese of Oakland. His friend was experiencing great support as a new pastor from Amazing Parish and encouraged him to get involved.

Read the Full Story

Office of Formation and Evangelization

Diocesan Ministry Events

Crime Survivors Ministry Healing Retreat at St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

By God's Grace, we had another Spirit-filled healing retreat on June 25, 2022 with a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Brennan.

Courtesy of Cielito 'Maciel' Godburn, Crime Survivors Ministry 

Catechetical Ministries

The Catechetical Corner

Third Task of Catechesis: Moral Formation

As members of the Body of Christ, our actions (both good and bad) influence the Christian community. It is together, as a Church, the Body of Christ, that we grow to maturity in faith and become true disciples of Christ.

The Catholic faith requires that we live a moral life according to the natural law and the law of God as taught through the Catholic Church. We must teach about Christian modesty, the absolute right to life from conception to natural death, caring for the poor and needy, and all aspects of morality.

Read here (ENG/ESP)

Quick Catechesis

Promoting Moral Formation in the Classroom

The scope and sequence of most catechism books have areas where they put a great focus on moral formation. It is present at each grade level as the central teaching in several lessons and should be present in our faith sharing and teaching.

Moral decision-making can be a variant process: 

  • Explore everyday situations with your students. For example, when something happens that makes us wonder, "What should I do?" Students can be guided to stop and contemplate their action and the various scenarios before they simply act or react to a situation.

  • Guide students to reflect on the options by looking for some reliable resources, including Scripture, Church teachings, counseling of trusted people, and prayer to the Holy Spirit for guidance.

Articles by Roman Flores, Catechetical Ministries Coordinator

Learn more (ENG/ESP)

Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center

Community Pool Days

Have Fun In The Pool and Cool Down From The Summer Heat!

Please join us for our Community Pool Days this summer on July 7, July 26 and August 9, from 1 - 5pm. 

Dress code is as follows: one piece bathing suit for ladies, appropriate length swim trunks for guys, infants and toddlers must wear a swim diaper. 

Courtesy of St. Anthony Retreat and

Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center

See more events from our Diocesan Retreat Centers

Prayer of the Week


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More Info

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

View the Flyer 

Marriage Enrichment Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

Sept. 9 - 11, 2022

View the Flyer

Transfigured with Patricia Sandoval

St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Merced

September 11, 2022 3:00 PM

View the Flyer

Profession of Solemn Vows

St. Malachy's Catholic Church, Tehachapi

September 17, 2022

10:00 AM

View the Flyer 

Congress and Youth Day 2022

Visalia Convention Center

October 7 - 9, 2022

View the Flyer 

Rachel's Vineyard 

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

October 7 - 9, 2022

View the Flyer 

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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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Fresno, CA 93703-3788

Phone: (559) 488-7400

Fax: (559) 488-7464

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