Proclaim the Good News

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

May 2, 2022


Office of the Bishop

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Sing For Peace Event A Huge Success

The Faithful Donate Over $16,000

Bishop Brennan, Anna Betancourt and Fr. Greg Zubacz of the Ukrainian Catholic Church deeply appreciate your generosity in supporting our Ukrainian brothers and sisters in need.

Sing for Peace was a beautiful night filled with song and prayer thanks to you all.

If you would still wish to donate, checks can be mailed to the Diocese of Fresno with Sing for Peace. 

In case you missed it, you can watch Sing For Peace on our YouTube channel.

Thank you for this wonderful night! 

Bishop Brennan Celebrates the Sacrament of Confirmation

at Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

Join Bishop Brennan in congratulating Holy Spirit's newly confirmed parishioners. To Proclaim the Good News of those getting confirmed, we want to hear from our Diocesan parishes! 

Send in pictures of Parish Confirmations to [email protected] to be featured on future newsletters.

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Bishop Brennan Wishes All Mothers A Blessed Mother's Day 

Mother's Day - May 8, 2022

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

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News Within Our Diocese

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Divine Mercy Sunday

The First Divine Mercy Retreat With Catholic Daughters Court St. John #2526

On Divine Mercy Sunday, we had our first Divine Mercy Retreat. Our Spiritual Advisor Vicente Garza was our Retreatant. We gathered together to spend a quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of our normal lives. 

Vicente explained the history of the Divine Mercy and related scripture readings on the Mercy of Our Lord. We listened to John Michael Talbot sing Holy Ground which awakened the Holy Spirit within this writer's soul. Followed was the recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.  

The spiritual event ended with the our Consecration to Our Blessed Mother, the Divine Praises and singing Holy God We Praise Thy Name. There was a boutique and goodies available for purchase. Our Lord gave us a beautiful day for our retreat. We sat under a beautiful tree which gave us shade for comfort. Looking forward to next year.  

Article by: Mary V Harguindeguy from Catholic Daughters Court St. John #2526

Properties and Buildings

Our Faith, Our Blessing, Our Commitment...TO BUILD THE HOUSE OF GOD

St. Joseph, Avenal, and St. Cecilia, Kettleman City, CA

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St. Joseph & St. Cecilia Catholic Church began in 1941 with less than one hundred households. Today, we have about one thousand families and continue a path of growth. For years we have been planning and fundraising to better serve our increasing number of families and to expand our facilities. Like other Catholic communities in our Diocese, we realize with a larger church and parish facilities, we will be able to accommodate more people in a more safer way with fewer weekend masses.

St. Joseph and St. Cecilia’s is still operating out of the same facilities we initially started with. We have known for years that we are continuously outgrowing our church and parish facilities. To better serve our children, families, people, and community, we need to raise the necessary funding to move forward.

Our challenge is to attain the largest capital goal in St. Joseph and St. Cecilia's parish history: Building a new Church and Parish facilities on our new property, over the next 5 to 10 years.

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Learn more about St. Joseph Church, Avenal

Office of Education

St. La Salle Preschool, Reedley Enrolling Now

Enrollmemt For The 2022-2023 School Year Is Open

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St. Anthony Retreat Center

Come Away Retreat

Spend A Few Peaceful Days at St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

The Come Away Retreat is designed to provide unstructured time in a peaceful place and to simply rest in the presence of God with like-minded people. There are not any expectations, desired outcomes or presentations. The time you spend on this retreat is completely yours! Spiritual Direction will be available.  

Dates: May 17 - 19, 2022

Shared Occupancy: $250 per person. 

Private Occupancy: $330 per person. 

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Register here

Catechetical Ministries

Catechetical Ministries in Motion

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Bishop

Not too long ago, I was blessed to be able to travel to our Lady of Perpetual Help in Bishop and give a two-day confirmation retreat to a young group of youth that had been catechized throughout their lives in a small community. A special thank you to Fr. John Gracey and his staff and ministry leadership that made this possible.

Even though the group was small you could feel the presence of the Holy Spirit as we commenced our retreat with an evening of prayer and reflection as we walked the way of the cross with Jesus.

Article by: Roman Flores, Catechetical Ministries Coordinator

Read more (ENG/ESP)
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Office of Formation and Evangelization

Diocesan Approved Ministry Events

A Healing Retreat for Crime Victims 

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Prayer of the Week

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More Info

Visit the Holy Land

St. Brigid Parish, Hanford

May 2, 2022

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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St. La Salle School's Founder Dinner

St. La Salle School, Reedley

May 21, 2022

Times on Flyer

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Mother's Day Brunch

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

May 8, 2022

9:30 AM - 1:30 PM 

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St. La Salle School Carnival

St. La Salle School, Reedley

May 13, 2022

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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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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Medicine, Bioethics & Spirituality Conference


May 13-15 2022

Session Times on 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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