Proclaim the Good News

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

July 3, 2023


The Pastoral Center will be closed on Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Office of the Bishop

Rest in Peace Rev. Msgr. John Anthony


It is with great sadness that the Diocese of Fresno announces the death of Rev. Monsignor John Coelho-Harguindeguy on June 13, 2023 at the Nazareth House in Fresno, California.

Msgr. John was ordained April 29, 1967 by Most. Rev. Aloysius Willinger, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Monterey-Fresno. He attended seminary at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, California from 1961 to 1967.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to his dear friends, Victor and Noemi Baca and his brother Priests throughout the Diocese of Fresno.

-Chapel of the Light

The Diocese of Fresno wishes you a safe and blessed 4th of July

New Episode:

A Moment with Bishop Brennan

A Moment with Bishop Brennan is HERE!

In the latest episode, Bishop Brennan discusses the gift of deep, simple participation in the Eucharistic celebration and prayer. 

Watch A Moment with Bishop Joseph V. Brennan "The Gift of Silence in the Eucharistic Celebration"

Bishop Brennan honors Parish Catechetical Leaders with an Appreciation Mass

Last week, Bishop Brennan celebrated an Appreciation Mass for Parish Catechetical Leaders in our Diocese at the Shrine of St. Thérèse in Fresno!

Thank you to our leaders for their ministry!

Words from Fr. Paul Keller, C.M.F.

With the announcement of Fr. Paul Keller C.M.F. as the newly elected Provincial Superior of the Claretian Province of USA-Canada, we talked with him directly to hear about his role.

Hear from him about the Claretian missionaries and how they strive to fulfill their mission of evangelization by clicking the video!

Bishop Brennan wishes his Diocesan Staff a Happy Birthday

Office of the Vicar General

Farewell to Sonia Olguin

The Diocese of Fresno sends a farewell to Sonia Olguin, the Executive Assistant to the Vicar General/Immigration Support.

Sonia’s last day at the Diocese of Fresno after 7 years was Friday, June 30th. It is with a heavy heart that we see her go but wish her the best of luck in her new journey. 

Thank you for all your hard work and bright presence at the Diocese, you will be deeply missed! 

Eucharistic Revival

Eucharistic Adoration

St. Aloysius Church, Tulare

Join St. Aloysius Church in Tulare on the First Friday of every month for Eucharistic Adoration. The Devotion time is from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm - all parishioners are welcome!

Parish Focus

117 First Holy Communions

St. Anthony of Padua Church, Fresno

St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fresno had 117 GIFT (Growing in Faith Together – CCD program) young people reach their First Holy Communion at one of ten weekend Masses during April and May 2023. These young people represent the future of the Catholic Church in Fresno. We pray they will continue to yearn to receive Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist often. We encourage the faithful to pray for these young people and their families as they continue their faith journey.

Courtesy of Ray Young, Director of Ministries at St. Anthony of Padua, Fresno

Catechetical Minstries

Bishop's Appreciation Mass and Luncheon for Parish Catechetical and Youth Leaders 2023

Thank you to those that participated in this year’s Mass and luncheon with our Bishop, Joseph V. Brennan. A huge thank you to Rev. Msgr. Raymond Dreiling for the use of his parish facilities and his wonderful staff Dee Shultz and Janet Prieto for their continued support of this event along with Efren Rubio for providing music during the Liturgy.

I also wanted to thank our co-sponsor for this year RCL Benziger and their sales representative Jennifer Vargas-Stolper for her resource presentation and the great speaker they provided for the formation session, Juan Suarez. And finally, a special thank you to DiCicco’s Italian Restaurant on 1914 W. Clinton for making special accommodations for us and catering our event with their delicious food. And of course, our Bishop Joe for sharing his valued time with our ministry leadership and his continued support and guidance as our Shepherd.

Courtesy of Roman Flores, Catechetical Ministry Coordinator

Diocesan Retreat Center

Called to a Magnificent Purpose

High School Camp

Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center in Three Rivers is calling all High School youth to join them for High School summer camp! This camp is perfect for HS youth who love the outdoors and would like to enrich their Catholic faith.

The camp will be from July 31-August 4, 2023 - scholarships are available upon request!

Don't miss out and register today at stteresitaycc.org/highschoolcamp!

For any questions, please contact Sam at [email protected] 

Register Today!


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Healing Retreat for Victims of Crime

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

July 8, 2023

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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High School Camp

Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center, Three Rivers

July 31-Aug 4, 2023

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Summer Fiesta Night

Rivendell Hall, Fresno

August 11, 2023

5:00 PM

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Holy Cross Ministries: Jesus' Lessons on Spiritual Warfare

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

August 18 - 20, 2023

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Catholic Night *Rescheduled*

Chukchansi Park, Fresno

August 23, 2023

6:50 PM

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Marriage Enrichment Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

September 8 - 10, 2023

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Women's Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

September 22 - 24, 2023

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Foundations Course for Faith Nursing

The Shrine of St. Thérèse, Fresno

September 28 - October 1, 2023

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Diocesan Congress and Youth Day

Visalia Convention Center, Visalia

October 13 - 15, 2023

Save the Date!

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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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