Proclaim the Good News

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

September 26, 2022


Office of the Bishop

Bishop Brennan Invites All Who Seek Justice To The Annual Red Mass

Bishop Brennan will preside the Red Mass at St. John's Cathedral, Fresno on

October 21, 2022 at 12:10 pm.

A Red Mass is celebrated annually in the Catholic Church for judges, attorneys, law school professors, students, and government officials.

The Mass requests guidance from the Holy Spirit for all who seek justice.

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Bishop Brennan Celebrates The 110th Anniversary of

Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church In Fresno

Saint Alphonsus Church in Fresno reached their 110th Anniversary! 

Bishop Brennan celebrated the Mass and led the procession over the past weekend.

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Chancery Office At The Pastoral Center Construction Update 

Check out the construction process of the Chancery Office at the Pastoral Center! 

Please continue to use the West Wing Door when visiting until further notice. 

Bishop Brennan Congratulates All Clergy And Religious Who Celebrate Anniversaries In The Month Of September

Office of Communications

Central California Catholic Life Magazine

The Latest Edition Is OUT NOW!

The fall edition of Central California Catholic Life is now available on our Diocesan website! 

This edition is dedicated to the 2022 Diocesan Congress & Youth Day and features plenty of informative and heartwarming articles.

Enjoy the latest edition of our Diocesan magazine by clicking on the link!

Editor, Sr. Rosalie Rohrer IHM

Graphic Designer, Nick Cadena 

Read here

Office of Formation and Evangelization


Register Today!

Our 2022 Diocesan Congress and Youth Day is just around the corner!

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!

Make sure to register - Online Registration ends October 2, 2022. 


Prayer Service For Crime Survivors And Their Family

Provided By The Crime Survivors Ministry

Last September 4, Maciel Godburn of the Crime Survivors Ministry, together with Sally Peralta and Israel Gonzalez from St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, offered a prayer service in Wasco cemetery to help the family of Guillermo ‘Memo’ Leon celebrate his birthday. 

Maciel led the surviving family in praying the rosary, Divine Mercy chaplet, and a healing prayer for the family of homicide victims.

The Leon family released some balloons and doves as symbols of their love for Memo. 

Catechetical Ministries

Catechetical Ministries In Motion

Annual Self-Care Retreat 

The focus of the sessions for this year’s Self-Care Retreat focused on identifying and possibly rediscovering our God given gifts and renewing our commitment to our Lord to use them. The theme we used was from the movie Encanto in which a family is blessed with various gifts, and they all must work together to maintain them when things go wrong. I won’t spoil the movie for those that have not seen it.

But focusing on that theme, in working together, using our gifts, and of course, recognizing our gifts, especially in times of challenge, is a situation that may have played out several times for those that served in ministry during the pandemic and perhaps even now. 

Article by: Roman Flores, Catechetical Ministries Coordinator

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Parish Focus

Little Flowers Girls' Club At OLPH, Clovis

A Wonderful Start To New Beginnings

My name is Stefanie Villanueva and I attend Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Clovis. I started a Little Flowers Girls’ Club and our first meeting was in September.

So far, there are 27 girls and their amazing mothers helping. We will meet monthly and learn about a virtue and Saint. The club is based on St. Thèrése and her Little Way. 

This was something very exciting for us!

 First Youth Mass At St. Anthony Church In Reedley

Bishop Brennan Installed Four Youth Eucharistic Ministers!

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 Baby Gift Drive To Assist Mothers And Mothers To Be

All Proceeds Go To Right To Life Of Central California

Knights of Columbus Council 16185 is holding a Baby Gift Drive in support of mothers after the overturn of Roe V. Wade.

The Baby Gift Drive will take place Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd DURING ALL MASSES at Holy Spirit Church, Fresno.

Please keep in mind that all donated items for babies must be new.

For questions, contact Ben Romero, Deputy Grand Knight at 559-301-1545.

Leave a call back number.

More information on how to donate

Saint Joachim's Harvest Festival In Madera 

Farmers Market, Raffles, Live Music, Games For The Kids And More!

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Faith & Blue With Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Clovis

A Chance To Visit Your Clovis Police Department

St. Mary's Church 10-Year Anniversary $10k RAFFLE

Enter For A Chance To Win The Grand Prize!

St. Mary Queen of Apostles Catholic Church in Fresno is having a $10k raffle to celebrate their 10 year anniversary!

$20 a ticket

Available to purchase after Mass every weekend and at St. Mary's church office during business hours

No need to be present to win.

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Health & Nursing Ministry

Let's Keep Each Other Safe During Flu/Cold Season

Suggested Guidelines From The Diocese Of Fresno For Masses And Events  

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

St. Brigid Parish

McHugh Hall, Hanford

September 26, 2022

7:00 PM-8:30 PM

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7th Annual Divine Mercy Golf Tournament

Belmont Country Club, Fresno

September 30, 2022

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8th Annual Blue Mass

St. John's Cathedral, Fresno

September 30, 2022 12:15 PM

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Deacon Ordination Mass 

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

October 1, 2022

10:00 AM

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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

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Congress and Youth Day 2022

Visalia Convention Center, Visalia 

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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St. John's Guadalupe Society's Enchiladas Presale

St. John's Cathedral, Fresno

October 9, 2022

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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

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Harvest Dinner Dance

St. Mary's Church Hall, Sanger

October 15, 2022

6:00 PM- 11:00 PM 

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St. John's Guadalupe Society's Enchiladas Presale

St. John's Cathedral, Fresno

October 16, 2022

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Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Father Dade Assembly BBQ

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

October 16, 2022

2:00 PM 

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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

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Diocese of Fresno's Red Mass

St. John Cathedral, Fresno

October 21, 2022

12:10 PM

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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

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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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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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