Proclaim the Good News

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

August 21, 2023

Office of the Bishop

Join Bishop Brennan and the Fresno Grizzlies at Catholic Night!

Need last minute tickets to Catholic Night at the Park? Now's the time to secure your tickets!

The Diocese of Fresno and the Fresno Grizzlies join forces this week on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at Chukchansi Park in Fresno.

Make sure to join us for a night of fun and fellowship!

  • Gates open at 5:50 PM
  • Game is scheduled for 6:50 PM first pitch

Bishop Brennan would like to meet the Faithful in section 110 and 210!

Bishop Emeritus Ochoa will also be joining us!

Get tickets today!

Bishop Brennan Congratulates All Clergy and Religious Who Celebrate Anniversaries in the Month of August

Permanent Diaconate

A special thank you to Holy Family Church in Kingsburg for their hospitality and kindness.

Saint Lawrence's Diaconate Family Day

First Annual Diaconate Family Day

The Office of the Permanent Diaconate held their First Annual Saint Lawrence Diaconate Family Day!

Bishop Brennan celebrated Mass in honor of our Deacons throughout our Diocese at Holy Family Church in Kingsburg.

Serra Club of Fresno

Thank you Yvonne!

Former President of the Serra Club of Fresno

The Diocese of Fresno would like to give a special recognition to Yvonne Osuna for all of the hard work, dedication and support she has put into the Serra Club of Fresno.

Whether it was her excitement for the future of the Serra Club, her great ideas, passion for her Faith or love for our seminarians - we were honored to come across such a person.

With her stepping down as President of the Serra Club of Fresno, we thank Yvonne and wish her well on her new path. We ask the Faithful for their continued support of the Serra Club of Fresno in their efforts to support our seminarians and promote vocations.

Take a look into a few of her memories with the Serra Club of Fresno

and her travels

Eucharistic Revival

The Eucharistic Miracles of the World Exhibit

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

Discover the incredibly compelling Eucharistic Miracles of the world! This exhibit was designed and created by the Servant of God, Carlo Acutis!

The International Exhibit will be coming to the Msgr. Logan Hall at Holy Spirit Church in Fresno on August 26 & 27, 2023 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

The exhibit will be available in various languages.

View the Flyer!

Parish Focus

Catholic Ladies of the Church

Saint Ann Parish, Ridgecrest

This is the CLOC (Catholic Ladies of the Church) group from Saint Ann parish in Ridgecrest. We are also a part of the Funeral Reception committee. We get together once a week to plan food for funeral receptions, meals for our Religious Ed program and to unite through prayer and foster a sense of community and belonging among Catholic Women. We are empowered to live our Catholic faith through service!

Courtesy of Maggi Rojas, Catholic Ladies of the Church, Saint Ann Parish, Ridgecrest

Catechetical Ministries

Catechetical Ministries in Motion

St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal, Delano

A few weeks ago, I found myself at St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal parish in Delano to go over a talk which included a review of the new Confirmation Guidelines. I would like to thank Fr. Loji Pilones and Director of Religious Education Nellie Sierra for the invitation.

If you are a catechetical leader that directs or coordinates a Youth Confirmation program in your parish and have not received the new Confirmation Guidelines, you are encouraged to contact our office to receive your copy. The guidelines for Confirmation do not only serve as a guide on what is expected of Confirmation programs in our Diocese but also on how to meet the core needs of your program curriculum according to the needs of those you attend to. Of course, they would also serve a foundation to build from when it came to the specific expectations of your pastor for your parish as well.   

Along with going over the guidelines I wanted to make sure that I shared specific methods that could expand upon the process in which a generalized program should look like and how to address the youth that we prepare for this Sacrament

Article by Roman Flores, Catechetical Ministry Coordinator

Read More (ENG/ESP)

Diocesan Retreat Centers

Marriage Enrichment Retreat

What God has joined Together

St. Anthony Retreat Center presents a Marriage Enrichment Retreat coming up on September 8-10! This year’s theme is "What God has joined Together" and it will explore the important theme of communication. This retreat will focus on your relationship with Christ, your relationship with your spouse, and living out your marriage covenant--to be that unbreakable union in the world.

Courtesy of Julia Dix, Development and Marketing Manager, St. Anthony Retreat and Conference Center

Register here!

Prayer of the Week


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Catholic Night at the Park

Chukchansi Park, Fresno

August 23, 2023

6:50 PM

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International Exhibition: The Eucharistic Miracles of the World

Msgr. Logan Hall, Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

August 26 & 27 2023

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

View the Flyer

Divine Mercy Catholic Church Fundraiser

Panera, Clovis

1260 Shaw Ave

September 6, 2023 4:00 PM -8 :00 PM

View the Flyer

Marriage Enrichment Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

September 8 - 10, 2023

View the Flyer

Come Away Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

September 12- 14, 2023

View the Flyer

Women's Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

September 22 - 24, 2023

View the Flyer

Our Lady of Fatima Celebration Mass and Raffle

St. Charles Borromeo Church, Visalia

September 24, 2023

10:00 AM

Learn more

Foundations Course for Faith Nursing

The Shrine of St. Thérèse, Fresno

September 28 - October 1, 2023

Visit Website

Harvest Festival

St. Joachim School Yard, Madera

September 29 & 30, 2023

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Learn More

Diocesan Congress and Youth Day

Visalia Convention Center, Visalia

October 13 - 15, 2023

Save the Date!

Visit Website

Couples Retreat

View Flyer for Details

October 21, 2023

8:00AM - 4:00 PM

View the Flyer

Advent Family Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

December 10, 2023

8:00 AM - 4:00PM

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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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