Proclaim the Good News

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

March 11, 2024

Office of Bishop

Bishop Brennan Celebrates the Sacrament of Confirmation!

It's Confirmation season! Join Bishop Brennan in congratulating our Confirmands at St. Joseph's Church in Los Banos and Holy Spirit Church in Fresno!

To honor the Sacrament of Confirmation, we want to hear from our Diocesan parishes! Send in pictures of recent Parish Confirmations to [email protected] to be featured on future newsletters.

St. Joseph's Church, Los Banos

Courtesy of Sophie Delgado, Director of Religious Education, St. Joseph Church, Los Banos

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

Courtesy of Kate Mallam, Director of Religious Education, Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

Bishop Brennan at the Catholic Professional and Business Club's Breakfast Meeting

Bishop Brennan attended the Catholic Professional and Business Club's monthly Breakfast Meeting on Friday, March 8th. He met with fellow members and guest speaker, Lisa Hendey, founder of CatholicMom.com.

The Catholic Professional and Business Club of the Diocese of Fresno is open to everyone! Click the button below to learn more about becoming a member.

Learn More!

St. Joseph's Table:


St. Joseph's Table, the Diocese of Fresno's Annual Mass and Charity Event, is coming up this weekend!

Bishop Brennan invites each parish community to join him in celebrating St. Joseph's Table at all weekend Masses of March 16th and March 17th.

All are encouraged to bring non-perishable foods to a 'table' honoring St. Joseph. Please contact your parish on ways to participate or join Bishop Brennan at Holy Spirit Church in Fresno at the 10am Mass.

Learn More!

Join us at the Annual Chrism Mass

Bishop Brennan cordially invites you to the Annual Chrism Mass on Thursday, March 21st at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Visalia at 2pm. Every year, Bishop Brennan blesses the oils that will be used for sacraments throughout the Diocese of Fresno for each parish.

A livestream will also be available on our website.

More Information!

Bishop Brennan wishes his Diocesan Staff a Happy Birthday

Office of Communications

NEW EDITION: Central California Catholic Life Magazine

Coming Soon....

Stay tuned on the Diocese of Fresno's socials this week! Our redeveloped diocesan magazine, Central California Catholic Life, will be coming out soon.

The magazine will cover 4 feature stories! One of our subjects is currently taking the forefront of musica ranchera in the Central Valley. Do you have any guesses who? Make sure to follow us on our socials below!

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Office of Catholic Education

Academic Decathlon

Congratulations to our Catholic Schools!

Our Catholic Schools attended the Academic Decathlon at San Joaquin Memorial High School on March 2nd! View the Decathlon results by clicking the button below!

1st Place - OVERALL

St. Francis School, Bakersfield

2nd Place - OVERALL

St. La Salle School, Reedley

3rd Place - OVERALL

St. Joachim, Madera

Courtesy of Amanda Davis, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Vice Principal and Jr. High Teacher

View the Results!

Properties and Construction

Bethlehem Perpetual Adoration Chapel

Before and After

Check out the before and after pictures of the Bethlehem Perpetual Adoration Chapel! The Dedication will be celebrated by Bishop Brennan on Tuesday, March 19th at 6:00pm. The Adoration Chapel is located at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Co-patroness of the Unborn in Bakersfield on Brundage Lane.

All are welcome to become a Perpetual Adorer of the Lord! Sign up for a Holy Hour Commitment at the Bethlehem Perpetual Adoration Chapel beginning March 19th at 8pm. Please email [email protected] for more information and to sign-up!

Parish Focus

Eucharistic Procession and Multilingual Rosary

St. Patrick's Church, Merced

St. Patrick's Parish in Merced invites you to their Eucharistic Procession and Multilingual Rosary with Bishop Brennan on Friday, March 15th at 7:00pm.

The Multilingual Rosary will include decades in English, Portuguese, Tagalog, Italian and Spanish. 

All are welcome to enjoy a free Soup & Salad Supper beginning at 5:30pm in the hall next to the church. You are welcome to come and go as you please. You will be ushered to the church around 6:45pm to prepare for the Eucharistic Procession and Rosary. 

Courtesy of Rosemarie Pierce, Administrative Assistant, St. Patrick's Church, Merced

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Moments at St. Ann's Fish Fry

St. Ann Church, Ridgecrest

St. Ann School and Parish in Ridgecrest held their Lenten Fish Fry Dinner!

Every Friday during Lent, the Stations of the Cross are held at the parish and is followed by a Fish Fry held in the Monsignor Cleary Hall to benefit St. Ann's School. Join them from 4:30pm - 7:00pm!

Courtesy of Mark Nazeck, St. Ann Parish Parish, Ridgecrest

Lenten Dinners at Holy Spirit Church

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

Join Holy Spirit Church and Knights of Columbus Council #16185 for a Lenten Dinner on Friday, March 15th and 22nd!

Lenten Dinner: 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Stations of the Cross: 7:00 PM

Courtesy of Ben Romero & Knights of Columbus, Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

Fish Fry and More!

St. Anne's Parish, Porterville

St. Anne's Youth Ministry in Porterville invites you to their Fish Fry & More Dinner every Friday during Lent at the Youth Plaza!

Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Learn More!

Courtesy of Gilbert Echeverria, Administrative Assistant, St. Anne's Parish, Porterville

Annual Fish Fry

St. Peter Prince of Apostles, Lemoore

The Knights of Columbus invite you to their Annual Fish Fry on Friday, March 22nd at the O'Doherty Hall in Lemoore!

Join them from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm! Tickets will be sold at the door.

  • $20 adults
  • $10 kids (6-12)

Courtesy of Loren Reith,

Financial Secretary, Council 9402

View the Flyer!

Religious Life

Visit the Liturgical Apostolate Center!

Sister Disciples of the Divine Master

The Liturgical Apostolate Center is your one stop shop for all gifts! They have the perfect gifts for First Communion, Confirmation, Baptism and weddings. You will also find a wide selection of liturgical books, sacred images, religious art, clerical attire and more!

They are open Monday - Saturday from 9:30am - 5:00pm. Please view the flyer for location details.

Courtesy of Filomena Fagundes, Liturgical Apostolate Center, Fresno

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More Info

Synod Listening Sessions

St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, Fresno

March 11, 2024

9:00 AM & 6:00 PM

Visit our Website

A Lenten Rite of Penitence and

Reception of Plenary Indulgence

PDDM Convent, Fresno

March 15, 2024

3:00 PM

View the Flyer

St. Joseph's Table: Annual Mass and Charity Event

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

March 17, 2024

10:00 AM

Visit our Website

The Dedication of Bethlehem Perpetual Adoration Chapel

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Patroness of the Unborn, Bakersfield

March 19, 2024

6:00 PM

View the Flyer

Senior Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat and Conference Center, Three Rivers

March 19 - 21, 2024

Learn More

Chrism Mass

St. Charles Borromeo Church, Visalia

March 21, 2024

2:00 PM

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Holy Week Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat and Conference Center, Three Rivers

March 28 - 31, 2024

Learn More

The Wall that Heals

Merced College

March 28 - 31, 2024

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Spring Tea Party

Shrine of St. Therese, Fresno

April 13, 2024

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Divine Mercy's Annual Golf Tournament

Belmont Country Club, Fresno

April 22, 2024

10:00 AM

View the Flyer

Couples Retreat

See Flyer for Details

April 28, 2024

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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!

Prayer of the Week

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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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