Proclaim the Good News

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

July 17, 2023


Office of the Bishop

In case you missed it:

A Moment with Bishop Brennan

Have you caught up with the latest episode of A Moment with Bishop Brennan? If you haven't, make sure to visit our Youtube Channel!

Bishop Brennan discusses the gift of deep, simple participation in the Eucharistic celebration and prayer.

Watch A Moment with Bishop Brennan "The Gift of Silence in the Eucharistic Celebration"

Watch here!

Bishop Brennan Congratulates All Clergy Who Celebrate Anniversaries 

in the Month of July

Office of Communications

Be a part of the Diocesan Magazine!

The Fall edition of Central California Catholic Life magazine is in the works!

If you would like to submit an article (300 words or less) and pictures to be featured in the diocesan magazine, please send them over to Sr. Rosalie, Magazine Editor, at [email protected]

Thank you for your support!

Read the previous edition!

Eucharistic Revival

Will You Be There?

10th National Eucharistic Congress

Exactly one year from today, 80,000 Catholics from all over the U.S. will gather in Indianapolis on July 17-21, 2024 for a transformative encounter with the Real Presence of Jesus. Together, we will ask him to revive our hearts, our Church, and our world, launching us into a new chapter of missionary faith. 

This is the Catholic event of the decade and a milestone within the National Eucharistic Revival movement. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity for grace! Many seats have already been claimed.

Register today! Will you be there?

Learn more and register!

Diocesan Retreat Centers

Jr. High Camp

Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center

Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center in Three Rivers recently held a Jr. High Camp for students! Their time spent at the camp was filled with faith, fun and fellowship. Here is a quick photo recap!

Courtesy of Samantha Rodriquez,

Retreat Coordinator

Staff vs. Campers Pictionary

Staff vs. Campers Water Dodgeball

Group Photo with Jen!

STYCC Night Live Interview

Groups in Corrals

Office of Formation and Evangelization

Healing Retreat

For Victims of Crime

The Crime Survivors Ministry led by Cielito ’Maciel’ Godburn offered a Healing Retreat for victims of crime on July 8, 2023 at St. Anthony Retreat Center in Three Rivers. A Healing Mass was celebrated by Bishop Brennan. Fr. Dalton Rogers was one of the small circle facilitators and helped with the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

The ministry displayed a banner representing a ‘Wall of Remembrance’ for crime victims including Bishop David O’Connell. The participants were both English and Spanish speaking parishioners of the Diocese of Fresno.

Courtesy of Cielito 'Maciel' Godburn, Crime Survivors Ministry

Youth & Young Adult Ministry


St. Rita's Church, Tulare

CALLING THE TULARE VICARIATE: You're invited to an evening of Adoration with the Blessed Sacrament at St. Rita's Church in Tulare on Friday, July 21st from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Join us for a FREE family event of praise and worship. A social and food will follow!

Learn more

Health & Nursing Ministry

Don't miss the Early Bird Special!

Foundations Course for Faith Nursing

Calling all Registered Nurses wishing to become certified as a Faith Community Nurse! The Diocese of Fresno is offering a FCN Foundations course from September 28 to October 1, 2023 at the Shrine of St. Therese in Fresno.

The Early Bird Special ends on July 26, 2023 so make sure to register today!

Completing the FCN Foundations course will enable an RN to begin & manage a Health Ministry program within their respective parish as well as provide 34 CEU’s. 

If you would like additional information, please contact: Roxanna Stevens, RN at [email protected]; or 559-488-7474 ext. 108.

Learn more about the Foundations Course

Stay Cool & Hydrated in Extreme Heat

Fresno County Department of Public Health

Follow these tips to stay cool:

  • Stay hydrated.
  • Wear loose, light-colored clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat for protection.
  • Stay indoors and, if possible, in an air conditioned place (shopping mall, library, etc.).
  • Check on neighbors who might be vulnerable to the heat, especially those without air conditioning. 
  • Never leave infants, children, elderly, or pets in a car. Temperatures inside a car can quickly skyrocket to deadly levels.
  • Keep pets indoors if possible. If kept outside, give them plenty of water and shade to rest in. 
  • If you work or play outside, take frequent breaks to hydrate and cool off in the shade. 
  • Symptoms of heat-related illness may include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps, and increased thirst. If you experience these symptoms, seek medical attention.

Find a Cooling Center near you by clicking here.

Know the signs of Heat-Related Illness

Prayer of the Week


Event Name



More Info

"The Presence

Within Us" Retreat

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

July 24, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

View the Flyer

High School Camp

Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center, Three Rivers

July 31-Aug 4, 2023

View the Flyer

Encounter of Peace Mini-Retreat

PDDM Convent, Fresno

August 5, 2023

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

View the Flyer

Holy Cross Ministries: Jesus' Lessons on Spiritual Warfare

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

August 18 - 20, 2023

View the Flyer

Catholic Night at the Park

Chukchansi Park, Fresno

August 23, 2023

6:50 PM

Visit Website

Marriage Enrichment Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

September 8 - 10, 2023

Learn more

Women's Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

September 22 - 24, 2023

View the Flyer

Foundations Course for Faith Nursing

The Shrine of St. Thérèse, Fresno

September 28 - October 1, 2023

Visit Website

Diocesan Congress and Youth Day

Visalia Convention Center, Visalia

October 13 - 15, 2023

Save the Date!

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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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