Proclaim the Good News

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

September 12, 2022


Office of the Bishop

Bishop Brennan Personally Invites All First Responders

To The 8th Annual Blue Mass

Bishop Brennan calls all to attend the 8th Annual Blue Mass for first responders and those who work in public safety on September 30, 2022 at 12:15pm at St. John's Cathedral in downtown Fresno.

Bishop Brennan will do a blessing of badges and department vehicles. The Fresno County Sheriff’s Department is coordinating an Honor Guard for the Mass and welcomes members of other public safety Honor Guards to participate with them.

A lunch reception to follow the Mass!

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Bishop Brennan Wishes His Diocesan Staff A Happy Birthday

The National Eucharistic Revival 

The Mass: Passover Of The New Covenant 

Discover The History And Spirituality Of The Mass With Deacon John Sousa

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Office of Education

Back To School Mass At St. Aloysius School, Tulare

As students begin the Fall semester at St. Aloysius School in Tulare, the Student Council prepared the liturgy for the Back to School Mass. 

Bingo At St. La Salle School, Reedley 

Join Us For A Game Of Bingo!

St. La Salle School in Reedley hosts Bingo every Sunday!

Join them every Sunday at 4:30 PM for games, fun and prizes. 

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Parish Focus

Our Lady of Fatima Celebration With Good Shepherd Catholic Parish

Come Join Us For An Eventful And Prayerful Week

The Our Lady of Fatima Celebration has a schedule of events lined up from September 19th to the 25th. Throughout the week, the rosary will be prayed at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Visalia in the evenings. A candlelight procession, Mass, dinner, carnival and more will also take place towards the end of the Celebration.

We are seeking help for Our Lady of Fatima Celebration's virtual live auction and

in-person silent auction to support our George McCann School families. Donated items such as such as stand-alone items or finished baskets - anything helps! Please turn in any donations by Friday, September 16th.

Learn more about Our Lady of Fatima Celebration with Good Shepherd Catholic Parish in Visalia and how to help below.

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Filiae Lumena Ministry At Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

Filiae Lumena Daughters Of The Light Team

Here at Holy Spirit, We Are On Fire for The Lord! We are very near the completion of Our Lady of Lourdes Rose Garden at Holy Spirit Church in Fresno. We are a ministry that warmly welcomes all women, no matter where they are on their faith journey. "Pray Without Ceasing!"  

Sent in by Evelyn Romero, Leadership Team of Filiae Lumena Daughters of Light 

Left: Filiae Lumena Daughters of Light Leadership Team: Johana Olguin & Evelyn Romero. 

Right: Monthly Facilitator Planning Meeting.

 Facilitator Team: Josanne Grant, Tristine Bates, Jennifer Conniff, Moji Osijo & Barbara Linhoff are pictured with Leaders Johana Olguin & Evelyn Romero.

Harvest Dinner Dance At St. Mary's Church Hall, Sanger

Benefits Go To Rogationist Seminarians In India 

Office of Formation and Evangelization


Register Today! 

Registration is open on our new website at congress.dioceseoffresno.org!

Early bird pricing ends soon so register today!


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Health and Nursing Ministry 

How to Protect Yourself And Others From COVID-19

Updates From The CDC

There are many ways your actions can help protect you, your household, and your community from severe illness from COVID-19. CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels provide information about the amount of severe illness in the community where you are located to help you decide when to take action to protect yourself and others.

In addition to basic health and hygiene practices, like handwashing, CDC recommends some prevention actions at all COVID-19 Community Levels, which include:

  • Staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
  • Improving ventilation
  • Getting tested for COVID-19 if needed
  • Following recommendations for what to do if you have been exposed
  • Staying home if you have suspected or confirmed COVID-19
  • Seeking treatment if you have COVID-19 and are at high risk of getting very sick
  • Avoiding contact with people who have suspected or confirmed COVID-19

Courtesy of Roxanna Stevens R.N., Coordinator of Health Ministry 


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Catholic Ministry in Fresno Jail Introductory Meeting

St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, Fresno

September 14, 2022

7:00PM - 8:30PM 

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Profession of Solemn Vows

St. Malachy's Catholic Church, Tehachapi

September 17, 2022

10:00 AM

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"All Are Welcome, All Belong" Prayerful Moments of Praise and Worship 

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Reedley 

September 19, 2022 7:00 PM

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St. La Salle School 25th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament

Sherwood Forest Golf Club, Sanger

September 24, 2022 

9:00 AM

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Catholic Charities 19th Annual Harvest of Hope

Valdez Hall, Fresno

September 24, 2022 5:30PM

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St. Patrick's Parish Community Raffle

St. Patrick's Parish, Merced

September 24, 2022 7:00PM

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'Simple Grace' Young Adult Retreat

Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center, Three Rivers

September 24, 2022

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7th Annual Divine Mercy Golf Tournament

Belmont Country Club, Fresno

September 30, 2022

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8th Annual Blue Mass

St. John's Cathedral, Fresno

September 30, 2022 12:15 PM

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Deacon Ordination Mass 

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

October 1, 2022

10:00 AM

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Congress and Youth Day 2022

Visalia Convention Center

October 7 - 9, 2022

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Rachel's Vineyard 

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

October 7 - 9, 2022

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28th Annual Marian Eucharistic Conference

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

October 28 - 30, 2022

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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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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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Fresno, CA 93703-3788

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