Proclaim the Good News

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

February 12, 2024

Office of Bishop

Radiate Love: World Marriage Day

On Sunday, Feb. 11th, the Catholic Church celebrated World Marriage Day. Bishop Brennan and his brother Bishops in California utilized the day to launch their new initiative, Radiate Love.

Radiate Love is an initiative to celebrate marriage and family. Marriage is a radiant gift from God. While not everyone is called to marriage, this Vocation is an integral and meaningful way for us to fulfill the deepest longing of our hearts. 

In case you missed it, Bishop Brennan shared the story of his parents and their marriage.

Watch here!

Pictured Above: Rodger & Helen Brennan,

Parents of Bishop Joseph Brennan

Bishop Brennan Celebrates the

World Marriage Day Mass

Bishop Brennan celebrated the World Marriage Day Mass on Sunday, February 11, 2024 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Visalia.

Thank you to the couples who attended this Mass and celebrated the beauty of marriage and family!

Pictures courtesy of Jacob Valdez, Diocese of Fresno Seminarian

Watch Bishop Brennan Live

on Ash Wednesday!

Bishop Brennan will be on the following news stations on Feb. 14th to talk about the importance of Ash Wednesday and the Lenten Season!

-KSEE24 - 6:15 AM and 6:40 AM

-KMPH/FOX 26 - 7:20 AM

Thank you for your support!

Bishop Brennan wishes his Diocesan Staff a Happy Birthday

Office of Catholic Education

Join the St. Anthony's Family!

St. Anthony's School, Fresno

St. Anthony's Preschool and TK is now enrolling! An information meeting will take place on Monday, March 4th - call to reserve your spot at (559) 435-0700.

Apply Today!

Parish Focus

Confirmation Students Help

Beautify the Cathedral Landscape

St. John's Cathedral, Fresno

The Youth Confirmation students at St. John's Cathedral in Fresno planted over 30 plants around the Cathedral! Thank you to to all the helping hands!

Courtesy of St. John's Cathedral, Fresno

Lenten Mission

St. Anthony of Padua, Reedley

You're invited to the Lenten Mission: A Walk Through the Mystery of the Mass with Deacon Silas Henderson! Come to a deeper understanding of the beauty of Mass and the power of the celebration of the Eucharist.

The Lenten Mission will take place on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Reedley from 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

All are invited!

View the Flyer!

Rediscovering the Mass

St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, Fresno

Join the St. Paul Catholic Newman Center for their four-part series, Rediscovering the Mass with Fr. Byron Macias, CMF!

The first part will be on Saturday, February 17th following the 5:00pm Mass. The focus will be on the "Liturgy of the Word."

For more info, please contact Ryan or Jessica Borunda at [email protected] 

View the Flyer!

Young Adult Winter Gala

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

Holy Spirit Frassati Fellowship held their Young Adult Winter Gala last month.

We were blessed that young adults from all over the Diocese were able to join us and we're looking forward to more events in the future!

Courtesy of Selena Juarez & Briana Manzanares, Frassati Fellowship

Spring Tea Party

Shrine of St. Therese, Fresno

The Shrine of St. Therese in Fresno invites you to their Spring Tea Party!

Enjoy delicious tea and food on Saturday, April 13th from 11:00am to 2:00pm!

Make sure to RSVP to this day of fun and fellowship by calling (559) 268-6388.

View the Flyer!

Catechetical Ministry

The Catechetical Corner

Lent Activities with our Children

Lent is an important period in the Christian tradition that is celebrated before Holy Week. During these forty days, families and religious communities participate in various activities that seek to encourage reflection, penance and spiritual preparation. In this sense, it is essential to involve children in these experiences, giving them the opportunity to understand and live the meaning of Lent in a way that is appropriate to their age.

For children, Lent can be seen as a time for prayer and spiritual growth. It is an opportunity for them to learn about the importance of penance and abstinence, as well as about the unconditional love of Jesus and his sacrifice for humanity.

Through the eyes of children, Lent can be seen as a time to do good deeds and help others. They can learn about the importance of charity and service to those most in need, participating in activities such as donating food to food banks, visiting the elderly or sick, or participating in community service opportunities.

Courtesy of Roman Flores, Catechetical Ministry Coordinator

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Ash Wednesday Mass and Service Schedules

Fresno Metro/Fresno Rural

St. Anthony of Padua, Fresno

St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, Fresno

Shrine of St. Therese, Fresno

Our Lady of Victory Church, Fresno

St. Joseph Church, Selma

Bakersfield Metro/Tulare

St. Francis Church, Bakersfield

St. Anne Parish, Porterville

View Spanish Schedule

St. Augustine, Lamont


St. Patrick Church, Merced

St. Joseph, Firebaugh

Shrine of Our Lady of Miracles, Gustine

St. Joseph, Los Banos

St. Columba Church, Chowchilla

*Ash Wednesday Schedules courtesy of our parishes. This does not reflect all of our parishes throughout the diocese who have Ash Wednesday Services scheduled. To find a parish near you for Ash Wednesday services, please contact their office using dioceseoffresno.org/parishfinder

Prayer of the Week


Event Name



More Info

Synod Listening Sessions

St. Philip the Apostle Church, Bakersfield

February 13, 2024

1:00 PM & 6:00 PM

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Lenten Retreat

Shrine of St. Therese, Fresno

February 17, 2024

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

View the Flyer

Rediscovering the Mass with Fr. Byron Macias, CMF

St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, Fresno

February 17, 2024

After 5:00 PM Mass

View the Flyer

Valentine's Day Dinner and Dance

Our Lady of Victory, Fresno

February 17, 2024

6:00 PM - 12:00 AM

View the Flyer

CDA Court St. John's Lenten Retreat

Please see flyer for details

February 18, 2024

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

View the Flyer

Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast

O'Doherty Hall, Lemoore

February 25, 2024

7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

View the Flyer

Synod Listening Sessions

St. Joseph Church, Bakersfield

February 26, 2024

6:00 PM

Visit our Website

Lenten Mission: A Walk Through the Mystery of Mass

St. Anthony of Padua Church, Reedley

March 2, 2024

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

& 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

View the Flyer

Synod Listening Sessions

St. Patrick Church, Merced

March 3, 2024

4:00 PM

Visit our Website

Synod Listening Sessions

St. Patrick Church, Merced

March 7, 2024

10:00 AM & 6:30 PM

Visit our Website

Synod Listening Sessions

St. Anthony of Claret, Fresno

March 9, 2024

10:00 AM

Visit our Website

Synod Listening Sessions

St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, Fresno

March 11, 2024

9:00 AM & 6:00 PM

Visit our Website

Spring Tea Party

Shrine of St. Therese, Fresno

April 13, 2024

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

View the Flyer

Divine Mercy's Annual Golf Tournament

Belmont Country Club, Fresno

April 22, 2024

10:00 AM

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!

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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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