Proclaim the Good News

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

November 14, 2022


Office of the Bishop

The Passage of Prop 1

Read Bishop Brennan's Statement

Read Bishop Brennan's statement and his call on the Faithful to help Women, Children and Families in need here.

Watch the latest episode of A Moment with Bishop V. Brennan The Times They Are a-Changin' on our Diocesan Youtube Channel.

Bishop Brennan Wishes His Diocesan Staff A Happy Birthday

Permanent Diaconate

Recap Video of The Diocese of Fresno's 2022 Diaconate Ordination

A Recap of the Diaconate Ordination!

Parish Focus

Saint Jude Thaddeus Church in Livingston Elevated to The Shrine

Providing An Opportunity For Diocesan Pilgrimages

Saint Jude Thaddeus Church in Livingston recently got elevated to the Shrine. This celebration corresponded with the Church's 85th anniversary and Rev. Msgr. Harvey's 30th priestly anniversary.

Saint Jude Thaddeus Church will be a shrine where the Faithful throughout the Diocese and beyond can experience physical and spiritual healing.

Respect Life Ministry at Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

Raising Awareness for the Sanctity of Life

Our Respect Life Ministry was blessed with a break in the rain, the sun peeking through the clouds, and a beautiful rainbow! We truly felt God's presence!We prayed a Pro Life Rosary, held our signs high and waved at passersby, receiving over 50 honks (Gary won the honk contest) 

I want to thank all involved in the Respect Life Ministry who have worked and prayed over the past 2 months to raise an awareness for the Sanctity of Life, and to encourage a No vote on Proposition 1! Despite the election results, we've only just begun!

Courtesy of Respect Life Ministry, Holy Spirit Church

Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day Celebration at OLPH Church, Bakersfield

Donations and Volunteers Needed!

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Bakersfield is celebrating the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12, 2022 at 6:45pm!

OLPH needs YOUR help for this special celebration. If you would like to donate please visit their website here. If you are interested in volunteering, please email [email protected]!

Holy Spirit Parish Fall BBQ

Check Out The Photos!

Holy Spirit Church in Fresno hosted their Parish Fall BBQ! Thank you for a successful event - here's a look into the event thanks to the Mom's Group photo booth!

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities & KSEE 24 Turkey Drive

Any Help Is Greatly Appreciated To Support Families In Need!

Help Catholic Charities feed hungry families this Thanksgiving! Catholic Charities is partnering once again with KSEE24 for our 14th Annual Turkey Drive on November 22nd from 5:00am-7:00pm. On that day, we'll be calling on the community to donate a turkey – or two or three – at KSEE24!

We are also seeking cash or check donations that will allow us to purchase extra turkeys and all the other necessary Thanksgiving meal box items that will be distributed to families including stuffing, instant mashed potatoes, green beans and more! Please consider making a donation at CCDOF.org and designate ‘Turkey Drive’ in the dropdown box.

Courtesy of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fresno

School Focus

Christmas Market at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Clovis

Celebrating The Holiday Season Together!

Office of Formation and Evangelization

A Day of Remembrance for Homicide Victims

Crime Survivors Ministry

The Crime Survivors Ministry held a Healing Mass and Prayer Service for homicide victims on Nov. 6 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Wasco.

The Healing Mass was celebrated by Fr. Guillermo Preciado.

Courtesy of Cielito 'Maciel' Godburn, Crime Survivors Ministry

Health & Nursing Ministry

Statement on Omicron Subvariants

From The National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health released a statement on Omicron subvariants, pre-exposure prophylaxis and therapeutic management of non-hospitalized patients with COVID.

Read the full statement here.


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2022 Festival of Trees

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers 

November 17, 2022 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Our Lady of Fatima Annual Celebration Raffle

Catholic School of Visalia, George McCann Memorial Campus

November 18, 2022

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Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting Camping & Hiking Adventure

Cerro Alto Campground, Central Coast

November 21-23, 2022

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13th Annual Turkey Drive 

KSEE24 Studios in Fresno

November 22, 2022

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Organ Dedication Concert and Blessing 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Bakersfield  

November 22, 2022

7:00 PM

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Christmas Market

Our Lady of Perpetual Help,Clovis

December 10, 2022

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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A Night Under The Stars

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

December 10, 2022

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM 

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St. Mary's 10 Year Anniversary 10k Raffle

St. Mary's Church, Fresno

December 11, 2022

2:00 PM

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day Celebration

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Bakersfield

December 12, 2022

6:45 PM

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6-Day Silent Directed Retreat 

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers 

January 8-14, 2022

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Consecration of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Visalia 

February 2, 2023

Time: TBD

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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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