Proclaim the Good News

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

February 6, 2023


Office of the Bishop

The Dedication of St. Charles Borromeo!

The Diocese of Fresno and Good Shepherd Catholic Parish celebrated the Dedication of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Visalia!

Congratulations to Good Shepherd Catholic Parish on the opening of their new Church with plenty of celebrations to come.

The Mass of Dedication is available to watch on our website here.

The Veneration of Relics and

Solemn Pontifical Vespers

The Veneration of Relics and Solemn Pontifical Vespers took place at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Visalia the evening before the Dedication of St. Charles Borromeo Church.

Parishioners lined up to pray over the Relics that were placed under the altar at St. Charles Borromeo.

Following the Veneration, Bishop Brennan presided the Solemn Pontifical Vespers for the Dedication of a Church.

The Annual Diocese Scout Mass

The Diocese of Fresno Catholic Committee on Scouting (DFCCS) had their Annual Scout Mass. Bishop Emeritus Ochoa was the celebrant of the Mass at St. John's Cathedral in Fresno!

Bishop Brennan Congratulates All Clergy Who Celebrate Anniversaries 

in the Month of February

Office of Catholic Education

Thanking the Community!

Mary Immaculate Queen School, Lemoore

During Catholic Schools Week, Mary Immaculate Queen students went out to thank the community members around Lemoore.

The 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders took a walking field trip to the Lemoore Volunteer Fire Station and Post Office.

Courtesy of Marry Immaculate Queen School, Lemoore

Parish Focus

Vietnamese New Year at Our Lady of La Vang Catholic Church, Fresno

Celebrating the Lunar New Year

Our Lady of La Vang Catholic Church in Fresno celebrated the Lunar New Year with Mass presided by Bishop Brennan this past weekend! Following the Mass, was a wonderful reception filled with dancing, singing and food to bring in the New Year.

Completion of Our Lady of Lourdes Rose Garden

Filiae Lumena Ministry at Holy Spirit Church in Fresno

We are full of joy! On Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 our Lady of Lourdes Rose Garden was completed! We are so grateful to all who volunteered in creating this beautiful place dedicated to our beautiful Holy Spirit Parish Community. This will be a place where all Mother Mary's children can come to pray and feel her peace. The Dedication will take place on Monday, May 1st. More information to follow!

Courtesy of Evelyn Romero, Leadership Team of Filiae Lumena Daughters of Light 

Catholic Folk for Catholic Folks

A World Youth Day Benefit Concert!

Join us on Saturday, February 11 at 6:30pm for a night of Catholic Folk for Catholic Folks with Catholic singer, Paul Deiss Smith III!

This is a World Youth Day Benefit Concert for the Claretian Youth High School Group at the St. Paul Catholic Newman Center.

Tickets are $20 per person!

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Parish Office and also at the door. For more information, please contact Fr. Byron Macias, CMF at [email protected].

Diocesan Retreat Centers

Encountering Christ on our Lenten Journey

Ash Wednesday Day of Reflection

Please join us for our 2023 Ash Wednesday Day of Reflection on February 22 from 8:00am - 4:00pm at St. Anthony Retreat Center in Three Rivers! The Eucharist provides us with our focus for this year’s season of Lent and our annual Ash Wednesday Day of Reflection.

When we hear the priest’s words, “This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,” we know that we are looking upon the same Christ who suffered so much for us, who died and rose again, and who is truly and physically with us still in this beautiful sacrament.

Register today at stanthonyretreat.org/events/lent2023!

Courtesy of Julia Fracker, Marketing Manager at St. Anthony Retreat and Conference Center

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School of Ministry

Lenten Retreat

"As One with the Eucharist"

Join the Diocese of Fresno's School of Ministry's upcoming Lenten Retreat to prepare for Lent and reflect on the sacrament of Christ's Passion and our participation as Eucharistic People.

This virtual retreat will take place on Saturday, February 11th from 8:30am - 12:00pm.

Register today by clicking here.

For more information, please contact Diana Rivas at (559) 488-7474 or [email protected]!

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Prayer of the Week


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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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Lenten Retreat on the Eucharist


February 11, 2023

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Valentine's Day Dinner

St. Anthony of Padua Church, Fresno

February 11, 2023

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Catholic Folk for Catholic Folks

Benefit Concert

St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, Fresno

February 11, 2023

6:30 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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Ash Wednesday Day of Reflection

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

February 22, 2023

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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The Vigil Project 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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Right to Life's Annual Educational Dessert

St. Paul Newman Center, Fresno

March 30, 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

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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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