Proclaim the Good News

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

February 27, 2023


Office of the Bishop

Ash Wednesday with Bishop Brennan

Bishop Brennan started his Ash Wednesday by enjoying the morning with friends from the community at KSEE24, CBS 47 and Fox 26.

In the afternoon, Bishop Brennan celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass at California State University, Fresno.

St. Joseph's Table: The Diocese of Fresno's Annual Mass and Charity Event

Bishop Brennan invites the Faithful of the Diocese of Fresno to join him in celebrating

St. Joseph’s Table at all weekend Masses of March 18th and March 19th, with each parish community bringing non-perishable foods to a ‘table’ honoring St. Joseph!

All donations will be delivered to local food banks, pantries and charitable organizations providing food to the poor.

We ask for your participation in this diocesan wide-event in observance of Lent! For the faithful who would like to participate, please contact your parish office or join Bishop Brennan at Holy Spirit Church in Fresno on March 19th at 10 am!

Learn more about St. Joseph's Table at dioceseoffresno.org/st-josephs-table

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Bishop Brennan Celebrates the 75th Jubilee Mass for

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and School in Bakersfield

Courtesy of Erin Myler, Office Manager at OLPH Church, Bakersfield

Bishop Brennan Congratulates All Clergy Who Celebrate Anniversaries 

in the Month of February

Human Resources


Job Opportunity at St. Helen's School in Fresno

St. Helen's School in Fresno is looking for an Elementary School Principal. With this job opportunity, you will be able to foster compassion, character, knowledge and service for all.

To apply, please visit dioceseoffresno.org/current-catholic-schools-positions

Eucharistic Revival

Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit

View the Spiritual and Inspiring Exhibit at the St. Paul Catholic Newman Center

A EUCHARISTIC MIRACLES exhibit will be on display at St. Paul Catholic Newman Center in Fresno.

Originally designed by young Blessed Carlo Acutis from Italy, the exhibit is intended to spread awareness of the EUCHARISTIC MIRACLES around the world. A display of Vatican-approved text and photographs consisting of Holy relics, and documented miracles, along with other precious items will be exhibited.

The Serra Club of Fresno in partnership with the St. Paul Catholic Newman Center will bring this phenomenal, international event to the Diocese of Fresno! What a wonderful pilgrimage during this time of the Eucharistic Revival.

Hours of the exhibit open to the public will be:

Thursday, March 16, 2023 – 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Friday, March 17, 2023 – 2:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Right to Life of Central California

Right to Life's Educational Dessert

Hear the inspiring life story of Gianna Jessen, a pro-life advocate

Come join Right to Life of Central California on Thursday, March 30, at the St. Paul Catholic Newman Center to hear Gianna Jessen! A survivor of a late term attempted abortion, Gianna is a powerful witness to the dignity and sanctity of all human life, who has testified before Congress on multiple occasions in favor of the unborn. 

Register for this FREE event today! To register, please visit righttolifeca.org/events or call the Right to Life office at (559-229-2229).

Seating is limited.

Parish Focus

First Holy Communion at St. Ann's Parish in Ridgecrest

On the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes, 28 First Holy Communion students received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. Reverend Santiago Iriarte, pastor of St. Ann Church in Ridgecrest, CA, is pictured standing in front of the grotto featuring St. Bernadette and the Blessed Mother, with the students and some of their siblings.

Pictured below is Father Santiago with some of his Year 1 Confirmation students who served lunch to the First Communion students and their families.

Courtesy of Marla Morgan, CRE at St. Ann's in Ridgecrest

Annual Fish Fry with Knights of Columbus 9525 John T. Steinbock

Enjoy a Lenten meal

The Knights of Columbus 9525 John T. Steinbock is holding their Annual Fish Fry each Friday from March 3rd to the 31st at the Singleton Hall (Patio Area) across the street from St. John's Cathedral in Fresno.

Enjoy a delicious Lenten meal from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm! *take out only*

For more information, please contact Mary Harguindeguy at (559) 498-3369!

Office of Formation and Evangelization

Crime Survivors Ministry

Healing Prayer Service for Guillermo 'Memo' Leon

The Crime Survivors Ministry led a healing prayer service in Wasco on February 19, 2023 for the family and friends of Guillermo ‘Memo’ Leon who was murdered a year ago. The family members of Memo are grateful for the assistance the ministry has been providing for them since June, 2022.

To continue in their healing process, the family members are looking forward to attending another healing retreat offered for the victims of crime on June 24, 2023.

Courtesy of Cielito 'Maciel' Godburn, Crime Survivors Ministry

Healing through the Eucharist

Join Holy Cross Ministries for a Healing Retreat

Heal through the Eucharist with Fr. Patrick Gonyeau at the St. Anthony Retreat Center in Three Rivers from March 24 - 26, 2023.

For more information and to register, please see the flyer below!

Please contact Christy Villas (559) 824-0732 or Vikki (559) 824-5414 for any questions.

View flyer / Register


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Shrine Pilgrimage

Shrine of St. Therese, Diocesan Patroness, Fresno

February 26 -

March 5, 2023

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Catholic Senior Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

March 14 -16, 2023

View the Flyer

Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit

St. Paul Newman Center, Fresno

March 16, 2023

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

View the Flyer

Be the One: Obria Medical Clinics Fundraiser

Toca Madera Winery, Madera

March 16, 2023


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Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit

St. Paul Newman Center, Fresno

March 17, 2023

2:30 PM - 8:00 PM

View the Flyer

Rosary Procession for the Eucharistic Revival

St. Patrick's Church, Merced

March 17, 2023

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I Thirst Fresno

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Visalia

March 18, 2023

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St. Joseph's Table

Diocesan Wide

March 18 - 19, 2023

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Shrine Pilgrimage

Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus, Livingston

March 19 - 26, 2023

View the Flyer

Healing through the Eucharist

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

March 24 -26, 2023

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Right to Life's Annual Educational Dessert

St. Paul Newman Center, Fresno

March 30, 2023

View the Flyer

Shrine Pilgrimage

Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima

April 16 - 23,2023

View the Flyer

Shrine Pilgrimage

Shrine of Our Lady of Miracles

May 14 - 21, 2023

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Pilgrimage to Ireland

See Brochure for Details

June 4 - 14, 2023

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Healing Retreat for Victims of Crime

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

June 24, 2023

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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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