Proclaim the Good News

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

March 18, 2024

Office of Bishop

The Annual Chrism Mass is this Week!

The Annual Chrism Mass is fast approaching! All are welcome to attend the Annual Chrism Mass on Thursday, March 21st at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Visalia at 2pm. Join us for this special Mass as Bishop Brennan blesses the oils that will be used for sacraments throughout our parishes in the diocese.

A livestream will also be provided on our website!

Learn More!

Bishop Brennan Celebrates

the Sacrament of Confirmation at

St. Mary Queen of Apostles, Fresno

Courtesy of Zayera Garza, Office-Finance Manager, St. Mary Queen of Apostles, Fresno

Bishop Brennan Congratulates All Clergy Who Celebrate Anniversaries 

in the Month of March

Office of Communications

OUT NOW: Central California Catholic Life Magazine

Available digitally!

The latest edition of Central California Catholic Life (CCCL) magazine is now available digitally on our diocesan website! Our diocesan magazine strives to spotlight the stories of catholics in the Central Valley. Within the pages, you will uncover the story of a musica ranchera singer, a priest who is fit of the Lord and more!

We hope our readers enjoy our new endeavor with CCCL wholeheartedly!

Editor: Sr. Rosalie Rohrer, IHM

Lead Graphic Designer: Alberto Sandoval

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Read Here!

Office of Catholic Education

Math SuperBowl

The Catholic School of Visalia, George McCann Memorial

The 7th and 8th graders of the Catholic School of Visalia, George McCann Memorial competed against other schools throughout the county in the Math Superbowl on March 12th. We are so proud of our students!

Courtesy of Cesca Marie Pistoresi

View Results!

Parish Focus

Celebrating the

Sacrament of Reconciliation

St. Ann Church, Ridgecrest

Fifty students from St. Ann Church and School in Ridgecrest recently received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. 

Lunch was served to our students and their families by our confirmation students.

Included in the pictures is Reverend Santiago Iriarte, pastor of St. Ann, Belia Chavez, 2nd grade St. Ann School teacher and Peggy Shoaf, lead catechist for First Holy Communion.  

Courtesy of Marla Morgan, CRE, St. Ann Church, Ridgecrest

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem

St. Charles Borromeo Church, Visalia

You're invited to a beautiful presentation of Mozart's Requiem at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Visalia on Saturday, April 13th at 7:30pm!

The Visalia Community Chorus and College of Sequoias Concert Choir are happy to present this show featuring Voces Lumine. A portion of every ticket sale benefits St. Charles Borromeo Church.

Get your tickets today by clicking the button below!

Courtesy of Fr. Dalton Rogers, Associate Pastor, GSCP, Visalia

Get tickets today!

Confirmation Retreat

St. Lucy's Church, Fowler

St. Lucy's Church in Fowler held their Confirmation Retreat for 1st and 2nd year Confirmation students!

Courtesy of Irma Trujillo, Office Manager, St. Lucy's Church, Fowler

Retreat Center

Holy Week | Triduum Retreat

What Wondrous Love Is This

St. Anthony Retreat Center in Three Rivers invite you to a Triduum Retreat from March 28-31st. These Holy Days are a perfect opportunity for a quiet and reflective retreat experience. Join them for one, two or all three nights!

Learn more and register!

Health & Nursing Ministry

Recommendation: Public Health Resources

"Promoting, Preserving and Protecting the well-being of Fresno County Residents"

Do you need a way to get information regarding public health issues affecting you and your community? The Public Health page on the Fresno County website has plenty of resources and information available for you.

Information regarding the following can be found:

  • Environmental, Community and Children's Health
  • Wellness
  • Emergency Services
  • and more

Courtesy of Roxanna Stevens, FCN, Coordinator of Health Ministry


Event Name



More Info

The Dedication of Bethlehem Perpetual Adoration Chapel

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Patroness of the Unborn, Bakersfield

March 19, 2024

6:00 PM

View the Flyer

Senior Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat and Conference Center, Three Rivers

March 19 - 21, 2024

Learn More

Chrism Mass

St. Charles Borromeo Church, Visalia

March 21, 2024

2:00 PM

Visit our Website

Holy Week Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat and Conference Center, Three Rivers

March 28 - 31, 2024

Learn More

The Wall that Heals

Merced College

March 28 - 31, 2024

View the Flyer

Spring Tea Party

Shrine of St. Therese, Fresno

April 13, 2024

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

View the Flyer

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem

St. Charles Borromeo Church, Visalia

April 13, 2024

7:30 PM

View the Flyer

Divine Mercy's Annual Golf Tournament

Belmont Country Club, Fresno

April 22, 2024

10:00 AM

View the Flyer

Couples Retreat

See Flyer for Details

April 28, 2024

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

View the Flyer

*A Note to our Parishes: Do you have a Parish Event you would like to promote? Send over your event flyer to [email protected] and we'll include it in the event section on our newsletter and website!

Prayer of the Week

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Contact Samantha Mejia, Promotion & Marketing Specialist at [email protected]


"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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