Proclaim the Good News

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

January 8, 2024

In Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The Pastoral Center will be closed on Monday, January 15th, 2024.

Office of Bishop

The Baptism of the Lord:

January 8, 2024

"On coming up out of the water he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, 'You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.'"

-MK 1:9-11

The Daily Reading for the Baptism of the Lord is available on the USCCB website.

Read Here

Bishop Brennan wishes his Diocesan Staff a Happy Birthday

Permanent Diaconate

Bishop Brennan Congratulates our Deacons on their Anniversaries

On January 15, 2011, Permanent Deacons were ordained for the Diocese of Fresno. The Diocese of Fresno congratulates them on their anniversary!

Parish Focus

Joint Feast Celebration

St. Lucy's Church, Fowler

Bishop Brennan celebrated the Joint Feast Celebration Mass at St. Lucy's Church in Fowler in December! In honor of the Feast of St. Lucy, Bishop Brennan also blessed the statue of St. Lucy in front of the church!

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

20th Anniversary Celebration

CDA Court St. John #2526

You're invited to the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. John #2526!

Join them at the 10:30 am Mass at St. John's Cathedral in Fresno where Bishop Brennan will be the celebrant.

A luncheon will immediately follow the Mass at the Freedom Elementary School in Clovis.

  • $30 per person
  • Limited Seating
  • Deadline Jan.15th
View the Flyer!

Religious Life

New Year 2024 and Eucharistic Benediction

PDDM Fresno Community

The Sisters of the Pious Disciples of the Divine Master Fresno community, together with friends, parishioners and members of the Holy Family Institute, celebrated the New Year's Eve Adoration with Eucharistic Benediction.

It was awesome to start the New Year, singing the Christmas Gloria and participating in the Eucharistic Benediction given by Fr. Alfred Amos. Below is a picture of the manger in our chapel and of the Blessed Sacrament. This picture evokes the words of Blessed Alberione: "The Word became flesh ... the Word became bread." The manger and the Blessed Sacrament made a great impact on the faithful bidding the old year goodbye and welcoming the new year.

Courtesy of Sr. Mary Margaret, PDDM

Diocesan Retreat Center

6-Day Silent Directed Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

The St. Anthony Retreat and Conference Center presents the 2024 Silent Directed Retreat. The retreat will be from January 28 - February 3, 2024!

This guided retreat will consider the spirituality of St. Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916), canonized in May 2022 by Pope Francis. His motto was: To Cry the Gospel By Our Life. Each day we will consider a Gospel passage that informs his spirituality which can be summarized as “letting Jesus live in us,” symbolized by the Heart and the Cross. He is best known for his Prayer of Abandonment: “My Father, I abandon myself to You, do with me what you will!” Daily orientation to prayer and meeting with a retreat director, together with Eucharistic celebration, will structure or days together. 


  • Cost is $810 for the entire week
  • Includes a private room, all meals and daily spiritual direction
  • Scholarships are available
View Flyer
Register here!

Office of Formation and Evangelization

World Marriage Day

A Celebration of Marriage

World Marriage Day will be celebrated by Bishop Brennan on Sunday, February 11, 2024 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Visalia at 3:30pm.

Couples are invited to celebrate their marriage at this special Mass! Each couple will receive a certificate and a small gift - make sure to register!

*If you register after February 4th, your certificate may not be ready on time, and will be mailed to you.

*Requested donation is $10 per couple

Learn more and register!


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More Info

2nd Annual Young Adult Winter Gala

Logan Center at Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

January 13, 2024

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

View the Flyer

One Life LA

1-Day Bus Trip to Los Angeles

January 20, 2024

5:00 AM - 9:30 PM

View the Flyer

CDA Court St. John's 20th Anniversary Celebration

St. John's Cathedral, Fresno

January 28, 2024

10:30 AM

View the Flyer

6-Day Silent Directed Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

January 28 -

February 3, 2024

View the Flyer

World Marriage Day

St. Charles Borromeo Church,Visalia

February 11, 2024

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Register Here

*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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"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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