Proclaim the Good News

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

January 30, 2023


Office of the Bishop

The Dedication of St. Charles Borromeo is THIS WEEK!

Have you marked your calendar yet? The Dedication of St. Charles Borromeo Parish Church in Visalia is THIS WEEK on Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 at 2:00pm!

The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Brennan. The livestream will be posted on our website... stay tuned!

Bishop Brennan at One Life LA

with the Diocese of Fresno!

Bishop Brennan and the Diocese of Fresno were happy to participate at One Life LA, a Pro-Life event sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles!

Bishop Brennan did the blessing before the walk began at the One Life Kick-Off Rally.

We hope to see you join us next year!

Register for FREE Leadership Training!

Recognizing the Stranger is a FREE leadership training course that will take place at the St. Paul Catholic Newman Center in Fresno!

The Central Valley IAF is working with local parishes to identify, train and mentor lay leaders through this course.

It's not too late to register! This training, available in English and Spanish, will take place on Friday, February 3rd and Saturday, February 4th.

For more information, please view the flyer.

Register at dioceseoffresno.org/recognizing-the-stranger!

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Bishop Brennan Congratulates All Clergy Who Celebrate Anniversaries 

in the Month of January

Eucharistic Revival

Rosary Procession for the Eucharistic Revival

Join us for a Eucharistic Procession and Multilingual Rosary!

In honor of the Eucharistic Revival, St. Patrick's Church in Merced will hold a Rosary Eucharistic Procession on March 17, 2023, the Feast Day of St. Patrick.

Join them at St. Patrick's Church in Merced at 7:00pm followed by the procession to the St. Patrick's Rosary Garden. Bishop Brennan and Parish leaders will lead the multilingual Rosary.

Office of Catholic Education

Catholic Schools Week

January 29th - February 4th

It's officially Catholic Schools Week! Bishop Brennan and the Diocese of Fresno deeply appreciates our Diocesan and Parish Catholic Schools. Thank you to all our dedicated faculty and educators and of course, our students and their parents!

"Be a Saint in Training"

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Clovis

As a lead into Catholic Schools Week, the Kindergarten class chose a Saint to research. They all researched and wrote up a report on the Saint of their choice and then they were able to dress up as their Saint. Students talked about their Saint to their peers in class.

The Kindergarten class motto is “Be a Saint in training” and this is the perfect way to embody that by learning about these holy men and women.

Courtesy of Joan Bouchard, Superintendent of Catholic Schools

Congratulations Myka Chambers!

Mrs. Chambers will be the Principal at St. Anthony of Padua Elementary School in Fresno

for the 2023 - 2024 academic year

Mrs. Chambers will be the principal at St. Anthony of Padua Elementary School in Fresno for the 2023 - 2024 academic year! She brings over 17 years of service to Catholic Education as a coach, teacher and principal.

Mrs. Chambers will be continuing her duties at Garces Memorial High School in Bakersfield through June 30th and then will be relocating to Fresno. While she will be missed at Garces and in the Bakersfield community, we are pleased that she will be staying in the Diocese of Fresno.

Courtesy of Joan Bouchard, Superintendent of Catholic Schools

Parish Focus

Catholic Daughter's Basket Raffle

In Support of Local Charity

It was our first Bakers Dozen basket raffle of the year! Thirteen baskets valued at a minimum of $50 were sold.

All proceeds went to charity in our community, in accordance to our mission as St. John Catholic Daughters Court 2526.

Courtesy of Mary Harguindeguy, Court St. John #2526

Valentine's Day Dinner at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fresno

All proceeds go to World Youth Day Pilgrimage 2023

St. Anthony's Young Adults are holding a fundraiser for World Youth Day in Libson, Portugal 2023!

You are invited to attended their Valentine's Day Dinner on Saturday, February 11th at 6:00pm at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fresno in the Social Hall.

Get a 3 course dinner for 2 while enjoying music and dancing! There is limited seating so get your tickets today by scanning the qr code below or by clicking here.

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Annual Diocese Scout Mass

All Scouts & Families are Invited to Attend

The Diocese of Fresno Catholic Committee on Scouting (DFCCS) invites you to the Annual Diocese Scout Mass on February 4, 2023.

All Scouts, families and parishioners are invited to attend the Mass at St. John's Cathedral in Fresno at 10:00am!

Please see the full flyer for additional information regarding the honorees, attire and pictures.

For more information, please contact Victor Carrillo at (559) 805-4823 or dfccscouting@gmail.com

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Pilgrimage to Ireland

Don't miss out on this fascinating journey!

Join Fr. Robert Borges on a Pilgrimage to Ireland from June 4 - June 14, 2023!

This pilgrimage includes visiting the Knock Shrine in Ireland. This is a place of pilgrimage where Mother Mary, Saint Joseph and St. John the Evangelist appeared on the evening of August 21, 1879. This heavenly apparition occurred at the gable wall of the Parish Church when our Lady appeared in the company of St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist. 

For any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Tour Host, Bel Tengco at (209) 777-6758 or beltengco@gmail.com 

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Catechetical Ministries

Catechetical Ministries in Motion

One Life LA 2023

This past Saturday Eli Medina, our Youth/Young Adults Ministry Coordinator, and I had the opportunity to coordinate and take a small group of parishioners from around our diocese to the event of One Life LA in Los Angeles on behalf of the Pastoral Center. The reason we make the trip out to Los Angeles for this event is because of the participation of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, of which our Diocese is under, and of course as to why our Bishops participate as well along with other clergy, religious and laity from the other dioceses under the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

One Life LA's mission is to unite communities and inspire positive action through this annual event that promotes the beauty and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death.

In 2015, One Life LA began in Los Angeles as a one-day event with the purpose of starting a movement of love and mercy throughout the community. Over the years, tens of thousands of people have gathered in downtown Los Angeles to witness the beauty and dignity of every human life.

One Life LA partners with community-based organizations in Southern California that provide support to pregnant women, immigrants, refugees, the homeless, survivors of human trafficking, the elderly, the disabled and the dying, and help foster children find a forever home. With this commitment to service, they want participants to see this event not only as a one-day walk and festival, but as a call to build their communities and serve those in need.

Article by: Roman Flores, Catechetical Ministries Coordinator

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Prayer of the Week


Event Name



More Info

Veneration of the Relics & Solemn Pontifical Vespers

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Visalia

February 1, 2023


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The Dedication of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Visalia 

February 2, 2023

2:00 PM

*Ticketed Event* Watch Video

Recognizing the Stranger:

Leadership Training

St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, Fresno

February 3 - 4, 2023

View the Flyer

Annual Diocese

Scout Mass

St, John's Cathedral, Fresno

February 4, 2023

10:00 AM

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Valentine's Day Dinner and Dance

Our Lady of Victory, Fresno

February 10, 2023

5:00 PM -12:00AM

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Valentine's Day Dinner

St. Anthony of Padua, Fresno

February 11, 2023

6:00PM - 10:00 PM

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World Marriage Day

St. Anthony of Padua Church, Fresno

February 12, 2023

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Super Bowl Tri-Tip Sandwiches

St. John's Cathedral, Fresno

February 12, 2023 8:00AM - 2:00PM

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75th Jubilee Festival

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Bakersfield

February 19, 2023

10:30 AM

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True Presence Night

St. Anthony of Padua Church, Reedley

February 24, 2023

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Shrine Pilgrimage

Shrine of St. Therese, Diocesan Patroness, Fresno

February 26 -

March 5, 2023

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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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Shrine Pilgrimage

Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus, Livingston

March 19 - 26, 2023

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Shrine Pilgrimage

Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima

April 16 - 23,2023

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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

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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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