Proclaim the Good News

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

August 1, 2022


The Chancery Office at the Pastoral Center is Under Construction Beginning Monday, August 1st.

Visitors Please Use West Wing Door.

Office of the Bishop

Bishop Brennan To Attend The Commemoration Of The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima And Nagasaki At California State University, Fresno

The Human Rights Coalition of the Central Valley presents the Commemoration of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima, August 6, 1945 and Nagaskai, August 9, 1945.

Bishop Brennan will be speaking at the Commemoration on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at the Fresno State Peace Garden.

We ask for all to join in solidarity on this day.

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Bishop Brennan Wishes His Diocesan Staff A Happy Birthday

Office of Formation and Evangelization

Welcome Elisua Medina To The Office Of Formation And Evangelization

Our New Youth/Young Adult Ministry Coordinator For The Diocese Of Fresno!

The Office of Formation and Evangelization is happy to present the new Youth/Young Adult Ministry Coordinator for the Diocese of Fresno: Elisua Medina.

Ely comes to us from St. Rita’s parish in Tulare and has had several years of experience in both youth ministry and parish ministry as a whole. He has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Pastoral Ministry and Religious Studies. We are very happy to have him on our staff!

Courtesy of Rose M. Hernandez, Director of Formation and Evangelization

Properties and Construction

Historic Mural Unveiling At St. Charles Borromeo Church, Visalia

The Handcrafted Mural Serves As The Focal Point Of The Church

Recently, Fr. Alex Chavez of Good Shepherd Parish in Visalia revealed St. Charles Borromeo's first installed art piece to his parish staff. The 38 foot tall mural represents the heavens and the Central Valley’s landscape and agriculture.

The handcrafted art piece has meaningful imagery such as the saints representing the Faithful's diverse cultures. Take a look!  

Office of Education

Garces Memorial High School Football Team Volunteers At The

Community Action Partnership Of Kern (CAPK) Food Bank

The Team Put Together 882 Boxes Of Food Together For The Elderly! 

Courtesy of Garces Memorial High School

Parish Focus

Prayer & Life Workshop at St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, Fresno

Join Us For Our Upcoming Workshops!

In these 15-week session Workshops, you will explore and learn a variety of methods to pray that will transform the way you think, pray and live. They will help you develop a closer walk with our Lord Christ Jesus. Come and

experience how prayer can change your life and give you healing, the peace of mind, and heart that can only come from God.

The Workshop is offered Wednesday evenings, August 10 – Nov. 16, 2022, 6:30-8:30pm at St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, 1572 E. Barstow Ave., Fresno, CA 97710, in Cardinal Newman Hall.

To register, email Regina Flores: [email protected]

or John Prandini: [email protected].  

Diocesan Retreat Centers

'Simple Grace' Young Adult Retreat

Don't Miss Out On Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center's Upcoming Retreat! 

Office of Formation and Evangelization Continued

Catechetical Ministries

The Catechetical Corner

An Evangelizing Catechesis

An evangelizing catechesis is much more than information; it is about transformation. The objective of an evangelizing catechesis is to transform minds and hearts, giving rise to a new way of life and being. As catechists we support this transformation into taking place, not by simply teaching a subject, but by facilitating encounters with Jesus Christ.

"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Show them to do everything I've sent you. And know that I am with you always, until the end of the world" (Matthew 28:19-20).

The early Church clearly understood that this missionary mandate of Jesus Christ gave the Church its mission. The Holy Spirit prompted those who knew Jesus to go out, to teach, to preach, to baptize, to make disciples; in short, spread the Good News of Salvation to the ends of the known world.

Article by Roman Flores, Catechetical Ministries Coordinator

Read more (ENG/ESP)

Health and Nursing Ministry 

CDC Updates

CDC Data Reporting and Long/Post-Covid Conditions

VAERS data reporting can be made by ANYONE who is experiencing symptoms/reactions to what they think is vaccine related. Type VAERS in the search bar at the CDC and follow the directions.

Long/Post-COVID conditions are a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems that people experience after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID - 19. Please read the article here

For more information, please contact 1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636).

Courtesy of Roxanna Stevens, RN, FCN, Coordinator of Health Ministries


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Bingo is Back!

St. La Salle School, Reedley

August 7, 2022

3:00 PM

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Summer Fiesta Night 

St. John's Singleton Hall, Fresno

August 13, 2022

5:00 PM

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Central CA Chapter Blessed Fr. Michael McGivney Feast Day and Knight's Mass

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

August 14, 2022

11:30 AM

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Marriage Enrichment Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

September 9 - 11, 2022

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Transfigured with Patricia Sandoval

St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Merced

September 11, 2022 3:00 PM

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Profession of Solemn Vows

St. Malachy's Catholic Church, Tehachapi

September 17, 2022

10:00 AM

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Catholic Charities 19th Annual Harvest of Hope

Valdez Hall, Fresno

September 24, 2022 5:30 PM

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7th Annual Divine Mercy Golf Tournament

Belmont Country Club, Fresno

September 30, 2022

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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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"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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