Proclaim the Good News

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

October 3, 2022


Office of the Bishop

Bishop Brennan Honors Our First Responders At The 8th Annual Blue Mass

Bishop Brennan celebrated the 8th annual Blue Mass at St. John's Cathedral in Fresno.

During Mass, he blessed the badges and vehicles of our first responders.

Thank you to our First Responders!

Bishop Brennan Celebrates The 60th Anniversary Mass At

St. Anthony's School In Fresno

St. Anthony's School in Fresno reached their 60th anniversary as a school! Bishop Brennan presided the Mass with the help of the students of St. Anthony School. 

Here's to many years with St. Anthony's! 

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Bishop Brennan Wishes His Diocesan Staff A Happy Birthday

Permanent Diaconate 

Our Newly Ordained Permanent Deacons! 

Congratulations To Our 17 Diaconates 

Bishop Brennan ordained 17 Permanent Deacons at Holy Spirit Church, Fresno this past weekend.

Congratulations to our deacons on this wonderful journey!

Office of Communication

The Newly Updated Diocese Of Fresno Directory  

Now Available For Your Viewing! 

The Diocese of Fresno Directory is an important informational tool and research reference for parish offices, individuals and other organizations. 

Please feel free to access our directory anytime on the Diocese of Fresno website.

View here 

Office of Formation and Evangelization


Didn't Make The Deadline For Online Registration?

Our 2022 Diocesan Congress and Youth Day is THIS WEEK!

Online registration is now closed BUT on-site registration will be available at the Visalia Convention Center for October 7th and 8th. 

We are excited to have so many great speakers, workshops and exhibitors from

October 7-9, 2022 at the Visalia Convention Center - prepared specially FOR YOU!

Visit website

Office of Education

Blessing Bag Day At St. Francis Parish School In Bakersfield

Packing Lunch For Those In Need 

St. Francis Parish School will have a Blessing Bag day every 3rd Wednesday of each month. A Blessing Bag is a lunch that students pack for a person in need.

If you would like to participate, please pack a lunch! The packed lunches will be given to Catholic Charities and distributed to those in need. 

Courtesy of Joan E. Bouchard, Superintendent of Catholic Schools 

Parish Focus 

Knights Of Columbus Installation At St. John's Cathedral 

Congratulations To Our Newly Installed Knights! 

Divine Mercy's 7th Annual Golf Tournament 

Thank You For Supporting The Building Of The New Facility   

Over 16k Raised For St. Patrick's Community Raffle! 

Sending A Special Thank You

A HUGE thank you to all those who entered the St. Patrick's Community Raffle!!! Our winners were announced and contacted and prizes are being picked up.

Our goal was to raise at least $8,500. We raised a net amount of $16,452.90!! Thank you all for your generosity!

Courtesy of Rosemarie Pierce, Administrative Assistant at St. Patrick's Church, Merced

Our Lady Of Fatima Celebration At Good Shepherd Parish In Visalia  

View Photos Of Their Celebration 

Good Shepherd Catholic Parish of Visalia held their Our Lady of Fatima Celebration 2022!

A candlelight procession to St. Mary's Catholic Church where the rosary was said for the beloved deceased was held.

In addition, a procession in honor of Our Lady to St. Charles Borromeo Church also took place. The celebration ended with a carnival and auction at George McCann Memorial School!

All Souls Festival At St. Joseph Church, Los Banos  

In Support Of Rebuilding The Parish Hall  

Available in ESP

Knights of Columbus Kingsburg Golf Tournament  

Prizes, Awards, Raffles and Fun!

Learn more and register

Diocesan Retreat Centers

Women's Spiritual Retreat 

Enjoy A Peaceful And Healing Weekend With Other Women

Register here

Health & Nursing Ministry 

Common Side Effects Of The COVID Booster 

What To Expect After Booster Shot

  • The side effects resemble those of earlier COVID shots
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • If you experience symptoms, you can take medicine to help relieve them
  • Plan to take it easy the following day 
  • All in all, it's important to get the new COVID booster.

Frequently Asked Influenza (Flu) Questions

What's New For 2022-2023

Become informed on the 2022-2023 influenza (flu) season by visiting the CDC website here. 

Courtesy of Roxanna Stevens, R.N., Faith Community Nurse 

Prayer of the Week


Event Name



More Info

The Mass: Passover of the New Covenant with Deacon John Sousa

St. Brigid Parish

McHugh Hall, Hanford

October 3, 2022

7:00 PM-8:30 PM

View the Flyer 

Faith and Blue 

Loma Vista Church, Clovis 

October 6, 2022

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

View the flyer

Congress and Youth Day 2022

Visalia Convention Center, Visalia 

October 7-9, 2022

View the Flyer 

Rachel's Vineyard 

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

October 7-9, 2022

View the Flyer 

St. John's Guadalupe Society's Enchiladas Presale

St. John's Cathedral, Fresno

October 9, 2022

View the Flyer

The Mass: Passover of the New Covenant with Deacon John Sousa

St. Brigid Parish McHugh Hall, Hanford

October 10, 2022

7:00 PM-8:30 PM

View the Flyer 

Women's Spiritual Retreat 

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers 

October 14-16, 2022

View the Flyer

Harvest Dinner Dance

St. Mary's Church Hall, Sanger

October 15, 2022

6:00 PM- 11:00 PM 

View the Flyer 

St. John's Guadalupe Society's Enchiladas Presale

St. John's Cathedral, Fresno

October 16, 2022

View the Flyer

Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Father Dade Assembly BBQ

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

October 16, 2022

2:00 PM 

View the Flyer

The Mass: Passover of the New Covenant with Deacon John Sousa

St. Brigid Parish 

McHugh Hall, Hanford

October 17, 2022 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

View the Flyer

Diocese of Fresno's Red Mass

St. John Cathedral, Fresno

October 21, 2022

12:10 PM

View the Flyer 

Holy Spirit All Saints Trunk or Treat

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

October 22, 2022

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

View the Flyer 

The Mass: Passover of the New Covenant with Deacon John Sousa

St. Brigid Parish McHugh Hall, Hanford

October 24, 2022

7:00 PM-8:30 PM

View the Flyer

28th Annual Marian Eucharistic Conference

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

October 28 - 30, 2022

View the Flyer 

All Souls Festival 

St. Joseph Church, Los Banos 

October 30, 2022

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

View the Flyer  

A Day of Remembrance and Healing Prayer Service 

St. John the Evangelist Church, Wasco

November 6, 2022

9:30 AM

View the Flyer 

Our Lady of Fatima Annual Celebration Raffle

Catholic School of Visalia, George McCann Memorial Campus

November 18, 2022

View the Flyer 

A Night Under The Stars

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

December 10, 2022

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM 

View the Flyer 

St. Mary's 10 Year Anniversary 10k Raffle

St. Mary's Church, Fresno

December 11, 2022

2:00 PM

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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