Proclaim the Good News

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

September 6, 2022


Office of the Bishop

Bishop Brennan Invites All First Responders To The 8th Annual Blue Mass

Bishop Brennan will celebrate the 8th Annual Blue Mass for all first responders and those who work in public safety on September 30, 2022 at 12:15pm at St. John's Cathedral in downtown Fresno.

Bishop Brennan will bless all badges during the Mass and will bless department vehicles immediately after the Mass. A lunch reception will also follow the Mass.

All faiths are welcome!

Learn more

Bishop Brennan's Special Announcement:

The Consecration Of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Visalia

Mark your calendars! 

The Consecration of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Visalia will be on Thursday, February 2, 2023. 

Bishop Brennan is pleased to announce this historic event through this special video message.

Stay tuned for more updates and information here.

Bishop Brennan Wishes His Diocesan Staff A Happy Birthday

A Moment With Bishop Brennan

"I'm A Devout Catholic But..." 

Bishop Brennan responds to the news that Fresno City Council voted to override Mayor Dyer’s veto passing of $1 million from the state of California to the Planned Parenthood clinic on Fulton Street.

In this episode, Bishop Brennan addresses Catholic Politicians and public declarations of being a “Devout Catholic.”

Read Bishop Brennan's Open Letter to Fresno City Council here.

Permanent Diaconate

Mass Of Ordination To The Order Of Deacon

Our 17 Permanent Diaconate Candidates To Be Ordained On October 1st, 2022

We are happy to announce the Mass of Ordination to the Order of Deacon on Saturday, October 1st, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Spirit Church, Fresno! 

Seating in the church will be ticketed and a livestream viewing will be available in the Logan Hall at Holy Spirit Church, Fresno. It will be first come, first serve.

The Ordination Mass will also be livestreamed on our website.

Please visit our website to learn more! 

Office of Formation and Evangelization

Registration For Our Diocesan Congress is NOW OPEN!

Sign Up With Our Early Bird Registration

The 32nd Annual Diocesan Congress & Youth Day is just around the corner!

This event provides an opportunity for prayer, formation and community to everyone throughout the Diocese. 

Don't miss out on our wonderful workshops, speakers and exhibitors from October 7 - 9, 2022 at the Visalia Convention Center!

Which day do I register for? 

  • Friday, Oct. 7: Administrative Day for Parish staff and leadership
  • Saturday, Oct, 8: Open to ALL ADULTS!
  • Sunday, Oct. 9: Youth Day for High School Youth (must ask your Parish for information)

For more information and to register, visit here

An Invitation To Pray The Holy Rosary & Chaplet Of Divine Mercy

Commemorating The Miracle Of The Sun On October 13, 2022

Parish Focus

Catholic Daughters Court St. John #2526 Celebrate Service

Farewell To Fr. Milton And A Happy Birthday To Sr. Rosalie

Court St. John #2526 were busy this past weekend. We surprised Sr. Rosalie, CCCL Magazine editor and active volunteer at St. John's Cathedral, with a monetary birthday gift. She hates surprises, but we pay her no mind. She deserves a little attention every now and then for all her hard work. 

Sunday, August 28 was also Fr. Milton's last day at St. John's Cathedral. The Catholic Daughters along with members of the Guadalupanos and Genesis contributed to a cookies and punch reception for Fr. Milton on his last day. 

Sent in by Mary Vega Harguindeguy, Recording Secretary of Court St. John #2526

Fr. Milton's last day at St. John's Cathedral and The Catholic Daughters with Sr. Rosalie, IHM.

9th Annual National Day Of Remembrance For Aborted Children

Memorial Service For Aborted Children At The Shrine Of Our Lady Of Guadalupe,

Co-patroness Of The Unborn, Bakersfield

On Saturday, September 10, pro-life Americans throughout the country will gather at the gravesites of aborted babies and other memorial sites dedicated in their honor for the ninth annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.

Solemn vigils will be held at these sites to commemorate the more than 60 million children who have lost their lives to legal abortion since 1973, and to remind our society of the humanity of the unborn child. Please join us for the memorial service in our community.

Together let us remember the victims of abortion and pray for a final end to this injustice in our land during the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.

"All Are Welcome, All Belong"

Youth Gathering and Mass With Bishop Brennan & Youth Rally And Concert With

Jesse Manibusan At St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Reedley

St. Patrick's Parish Of Merced's Community Raffle

Get Your Tickets Today For Your Chance To Win!

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Spirituality Of The 12 Steps

Take On A Spiritual Journey At St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, Fresno

This course is a spiritual journey through the 12 Steps to help you grow in your relationship and intimacy with God through Christ Jesus.

It will introduce you to the spirituality of the 12 Steps through the integration of Sacred Scripture and aspects of Ignatian Spirituality.

When: Thursday evenings, 5:30 – 7:00pm, beginning September, 8, 2022 and continuing weekly through Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022.

Where: Cardinal Newman Hall, Room 105, St. Paul Catholic Newman Center

1572 E. Barstow Ave., Fresno CA 93710

To Register: Email John Prandini, Director of Ministries at [email protected].

School Focus

St. La Salle School's 25th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament

Register Today! 

Learn more

Health and Nursing Ministry

Forecasted High Temperatures Increase Health Concerns

Stay Informed And Take Precaution

As stated in the County of Fresno's Department of Public Health: 

"Forecasts are projecting near record temperatures and dangerous levels of heat Thursday, September 1, 2022, through Wednesday, September 7, 2022. The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) urges residents to take precautions to avoid heat illness as well as to know the signs that indicate the need to seek medical care." 

Take precaution and learn the signs here.

Courtesy of Roxanna Stevens R.N., Coordinator of Health Ministry 


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Marriage Enrichment Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

September 9 - 11, 2022

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Transfigured with Patricia Sandoval

St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Merced

September 11, 2022 3:00 PM

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Catholic Ministry in Fresno Jail Introductory Meeting

St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, Fresno

September 14, 2022

7:00PM - 8:30PM 

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Profession of Solemn Vows

St. Malachy's Catholic Church, Tehachapi

September 17, 2022

10:00 AM

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Catholic Charities 19th Annual Harvest of Hope

Valdez Hall, Fresno

September 24, 2022 5:30PM

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St. Patrick's Parish Community Raffle

St. Patrick's Parish, Merced

September 24, 2022 7:00PM

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'Simple Grace' Young Adult Retreat

Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center, Three Rivers

September 24, 2022

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7th Annual Divine Mercy Golf Tournament

Belmont Country Club, Fresno

September 30, 2022

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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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28th Annual Marian Eucharistic Conference

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

October 28 - 30, 2022

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Our Lady of Fatima Annual Celebration Raffle

Catholic School of Visalia, George McCann Memorial Campus

November 18, 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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