Proclaim the Good News

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

August 8, 2022


Office of the Bishop

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

Bishop Brennan attended the Commemoration of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at California State University, Fresno on Saturday, August 6th.

Attendees gathered at the Peace Garden to hear powerful messages from multiple speakers in solidarity of those who died, who continue to suffer and in hope for peace and justice.

Bishop Brennan shared his personal experience visiting Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the commemoration.

Bishop Brennan To Join United Farm Workers

'March For The Governor's Signature'

Bishop Brennan and Bishop Emeritus Ochoa invite the Faithful to join the March for the Governor’s Signature with the United Farm Workers. 

The UFW is holding a historic 24-day, 355-mile march from Delano, CA to Sacramento, CA to urge Governor Newsom to sign AB 2183 into law. 


Bishop Brennan and Bishop Emeritus Ochoa will be joining the pilgrimage on August 11 during the passing from Parlier, CA to Calwa, CA – intersection of South Willow and East Central. 

We encourage all to join Bishop Brennan and Bishop Emeritus Ochoa on this date!

For more information, read here.

Discover the Revival

Bishop Brennan Invites The Faithful To The National Eucharistic Revival Mass

Bishop Brennan will be the celebrant of the National Eucharistic Revival Mass on Monday, August 15 at Holy Spirit Church, Fresno at 7PM.

The Mass is part of the three-year Revival to "form, heal, convert and unite the People of God through a renewed encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist." -USCCB

To learn more about the National Eucharistic Revival, please visit our website!

Bishop Brennan's Movie Recommendation:

Slaves And Kings

Slaves and Kings tells the story of Saint Antonio Mary Claret - a Spanish Roman Catholic Archbishop. 

The movie will be shown in theaters ONLY on: 

  • August 22 (English Dubbed)
  • August 23 (Spanish)

Tickets can be purchased at Fathom Events for participating theaters. 

Watch the official trailer here.

Bishop Brennan Wishes His Diocesan Staff A Happy Birthday

Parish Focus

Book Study At St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, Fresno

Discover The Universal Christ By Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM

Please purchase the book in advance and read the Introduction: "Before We Begin."

The book study will be facilitated by John Prandini, M.A., Director of Ministries

  • No fee              
  • Bring your lunch and a friend!
  • Registration Deadline: Aug. 22, 2022

Young Adult Hiking Trip

Join Holy Spirit, Fresno's Young Adult Group For A Day Of Prayer

And Fellowship To Lewis Creek Trail

St. Patrick's Parish Of Merced Is Selling Raffle Tickets!

Proceeds Will Directly Benefit St. Patrick's Parish

Tickets are $10 each

or $100 for 12!

You could win:

- 1st Prize: 75" Samsung 4k UltraHD SmartTv (value $1,000)

- 2nd Prize: Lenovo Laptop & $200 Best Buy Gift Card (value $800)

- 3rd Prize: $500 CASH!!

---- Many More Prizes Available to Win (valued $15 - $200)!!!!!!!

All items were donated, so all proceeds outside the cash prize will directly benefit St. Patrick's Parish! 

Drawing on September 2, 2022 at 7pm - Need Not be Present to Win

Please visit the office at St. Patrick's Parish to purchase your tickets or email Rosemarie Pierce at [email protected] to make arrangements. 

Best of luck! 

Catechetical Ministries

Catechetical Ministries in Motion

New PCL Ministry Boot Camp

This past weekend we hosted our annual Ministry Boot Camp for new parish catechetical leaders at Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center in Three Rivers. We would like to thank all the ministry leaders that attended, the conference center staffs, along with Safe Environment Coordinator of the Diocese of Fresno, Lucia Magaña, that accompanied us and shared a talk on Safe Environment.

This annual Ministry Boot Camp is focused on supporting new ministry leaders with guidance and resources on subjects that pertain specifically to their parish leadership role as directors, coordinators, or ministry leaders. Even though the topics are focused specifically on supporting new leaders in adapting to their new roles we always open the invitation to ministry leaders that have been serving for many years as well. Topics such as Building Community and Prayer, Forming Catechists, Effective Communication, Event and Function Forms, Time Management, and Developing a Program along with Catechists Recruitment serve as a bases of guidance and understanding in which a new ministry leader will hopefully be able to apply the knowledge and information they received and support the ministries under their care with more efficiency.

Article by Roman Flores, Catechetical Ministries Coordinator

Read more (ENG/ESP)

Diocesan Retreat Centers

Virtual 34-Week Ignatian Retreat In The Real World

Sign Up For This Life-Transforming Online Retreat Following The Spiritual Exercises Of St. Ignatius Of Loyola!

The retreat team from St. Anthony Retreat Center, in conjunction with the online ministries of Creighton University, is once again offering a virtual 34-week Retreat in the Real World following the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Hundreds of people throughout our diocese and beyond have had their relationship with God transformed through these spiritual exercises, and it could be just the right time for you.

Go online to stanthonyretreat.org and search the website for sponsored retreats - 34 Week Retreat in the Real World or call St. Anthony Retreat Center (559) 561-4595 to learn more about or to register for this great opportunity.

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Prayer and Life Workshop

St. Paul Newman Center, Fresno

August 10, 2022

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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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'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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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

View the Flyer 

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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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