Proclaim the Good News

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

July 18, 2022


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Office of the Bishop

Bishop Brennan Welcomes The New Parish Life Administrator To

St. Paul Newman Center, Fresno

Bishop Brennan celebrated Mass on Sunday, June 17 at St. Paul Newman Center, Fresno to welcome Linda Ram as she starts her role as Parish Life Coordinator/Administrator for the Newman Center.

Linda Ram, former educator and Diocesan staff member, is a familiar face to the Diocese of Fresno! 

Welcome Linda to St. Paul Newman Center! 

Pope Francis Appoints Three Women To Vatican's Dicastery For Bishops

For the first time, women have been appointed to the Dicastery for Bishops.

  • Sr. Raffaella Petrini, FSE
  • Sr. Yvonne Reungoat, FMA
  • Dr. Maria Lia Zervino

The Dicastery is responsible for identifying bishops in the future. 

Courtesy of Deborah Castellano Lubov, Vatican News

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Bishop Brennan Congratulates All Clergy and Religious Who Celebrate Anniversaries In The Month Of July

Office of Education

Welcome Ms. Jeanette Suter To The Office of Education Team!

Our Assistant To The Superintendent For Special Projects

Courtesy of Joan E. Bouchard, Superintendent of Catholic Schools

Please help me in welcoming Ms. Jeanette Suter to the Office of Catholic Education effective 7/5/2022.

Jeanette will be joining our team as the Assistant to the Superintendent for Special Projects. She brings with her over 20 years in Catholic education as a teacher, administrator, and superintendent. Jeanette will work on collaborating and consulting with Mike Burke on the system infrastructures as we transition our Fresno schools to “Fresno Catholic Schools.”

In addition, she will support all twenty of our schools in their implementation of various software platforms and provide training assistance in our financial and student information systems. She will be spending part of her week on the SJM campus.

Welcome Jeanette!

Parish Focus

St. Mary's Church, Sanger Centenary

Statue Of St. Michael Arrives At St. Mary's Church

It's an important year for St. Mary's Church, Sanger! They are celebrating their 100th year anniversary - a wonderful milestone to reach as a church. 

Recently, the statue of St. Michael arrived at their church. This statue, along with multiple other statues that are still in the process of delivery, were gifted from St. Mary's Agape and CCD. 

A New Beginning Newsletter

Bethlehem Center: A Mission Of The Good Shepherd Catholic Parish, Visalia 

Become familiar with the Bethlehem Center and check out their newsletter A New Beginning!

The Bethlehem Center is here for families in need throughout the community. Pantry food boxes, clothes and hot meals are provided at the Bethlehem Center to support families!

View here

Office of Formation and Evangelization

National Gathering On Christian Initiation 

Evaluating And Revitalizing The RCIA In Your Parish

On July 12-14, Rosie Hernandez, Director of Formation and Evangelization, and Deacon Pete and Patty Marquez from Holy Spirit parish attended the National Gathering on Initiation in Chicago.  

The theme of the event, sponsored by Liturgical Training Publications, was "Evaluating and Revitalizing the RCIA in Your Parish." 

The conference gave insights and skills to guide and evaluate the RCIA in parishes. Bringing new ideas and activities not only enlivens the RCIA but parish life as well.  

Rosie was part of the planning team for the National Gathering on Initiation and served as a speaker and facilitator.  

This enlightening event gave all attendees a new vision and energy to bring home and share.  

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

Catechetical Ministries

The Catechetical Corner 

Fourth Task Of Catechesis: Teaching To Pray

Everything we do must begin and end in prayer. As Christ Himself taught us, "Pray without ceasing." Whether it is frequent attendance at Mass, through a vocation or ministry, the rosary, meditation, spiritual reflections, impromptu prayers throughout the day, the life of a Catholic must be permeated by prayer. Any true catechesis must involve prayer in every lesson. Prayer is necessary for salvation.

Prayer within a catechetical setting is more than putting aside some time to pray or a way to begin and close a lesson. It needs to permeate the class.

Articles by Roman Flores, Catechetical Ministries Coordinator

Read more (ENG/ESP)

Quick Catechesis 

Incorporating Prayer Into The Classroom

Here are some practical tips for praying in faith and proclaiming our faith within catechesis.

· Gather catechists before class to pray, if that will work in your situation, or give them a prayer they can say individually for class before the children arrive.

· Check what the catechist's manual says about age group abilities for being taught about different types of prayer.

· Have posters with the prayers to display in the week they are taught and keep them for several weeks.

Learn more (ENG/ESP)

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities 19th Annual Harvest of Hope

Join Us On This Special Night Of Giving! 

Prayer of the Week


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Marriage Enrichment Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

September 9 - 11, 2022

View the Flyer

Transfigured with Patricia Sandoval

St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Merced

September 11, 2022 3:00 PM

View the Flyer

Profession of Solemn Vows

St. Malachy's Catholic Church, Tehachapi

September 17, 2022

10:00 AM

View the Flyer 

7th Annual Divine Mercy Golf Tournament

Belmont Country Club, Fresno

September 30, 2022

View the Flyer 

Congress and Youth Day 2022

Visalia Convention Center

October 7 - 9, 2022

View the Flyer 

Rachel's Vineyard 

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

October 7 - 9, 2022

View the Flyer 

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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