Proclaim the Good News

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

February 19, 2024

In Observance of Presidents' Day, The Pastoral Center is closed today, Monday, Feb. 19th, 2024.

Office of Bishop

St. Joseph's Table: The Diocese of Fresno's Annual Mass and Charity Event

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

This is a call for each parish community to bring non-perishable foods to a 'table' honoring St. Joseph. The Knights of Columbus are encouraged to help collect donations and deliver them to the nearest Catholic Charities.

Learn more about St. Joseph's Table!

Mark your Calendars for the

Annual Chrism Mass!

The Annual Chrism Mass is NEXT MONTH!

Make sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, March 21st at 2:00 PM at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Visalia!

Bishop Brennan will bless the oils that will be given to each parish in the Diocese of Fresno to be used for sacraments.

Learn More!

Bishop Brennan Shares the Message of Ash Wednesday

Bishop Brennan began his Ash Wednesday visiting friends from our community to talk about the importance of Ash Wednesday and the Lenten Season. Did you catch him on TV? A special thank you to KSEE24, CBS 47 and KMPH Fox 26 for letting Bishop Brennan stop by!


KSEE 24 News

CBS 47 News

Bishop Brennan celebrates the

Ash Wednesday Mass at Fresno State

Bishop Brennan celebrated the Ash Wednesday Mass at Fresno State!

Shoutout to OLPH Preschool for the beautiful artwork gift to Bishop that perfectly represents the beauty of Lent which he presented to the college students!

Bishop Brennan Congratulates All Clergy Who Celebrate Anniversaries 

in the Month of February

Catholic Charities

Welcome to the Catholic Charities Team!

The Diocese of Fresno welcomes Mackenzie Villalobos and Cesar Rios to the Catholic Charities Diocese of Fresno team! Please give them a warm welcome as they begin their new positions.

Mackenzie Villalobos

Development Director

Cesar Rios

Digital Marketing & Development Specialist

Diocesan Synod

Synod Listening Session

St. Joseph's Church, Bakersfield

Join us in our journey together to become a more synodal Church by attending our upcoming Synod Listening Session! Please join us at St. Joseph Church in Bakersfield on February 26, 2024 at 6:00 PM.

Learn More!

Parish Focus

Eucharistic Revival Sessions!

St. John's Cathedral, Fresno

St. John's Cathedral in Fresno held multiple Eucharistic Revival sessions in English and Spanish. They just wrapped up their last session on Feb. 13th!

A special thank you to all who are participating in the Year of the Parish Revival as part of the National Eucharistic Revival.

Courtesy of Monica Dinis, Office Assistant, St. John's Cathedral, Fresno

Annual One-Day Pilgrimage Trip to the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace

Divine Mercy Sunday

Stations of the Cross / Estaciones de La Cruz (Vía Crucis)

Our Lady of Victory Church, Fresno

Our Lady of Victory Church in Fresno will be holding the Stations of the Cross every Friday throughout the Lenten season at 5:00pm (English) and 6:00pm (Spanish).

Community Partnerships

Prayer Breakfast with Spiritual Leaders

Let's pray for our communities!

You are invited to a Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday, February 27th at the Fresno Convention Center Exhibit Hall from 7:00 am - 9:00 am.

Reserve your seat for a special breakfast with spiritual leaders and local politicans. Let's unite as believers and pray for our communities as we seek God's direction and intervention in our cities!

Reserve Tickets and Learn More!

Prayer of the Week


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Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast

O'Doherty Hall, Lemoore

February 25, 2024

7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

View the Flyer

Synod Listening Sessions

St. Joseph Church, Bakersfield

February 26, 2024

6:00 PM

Visit our Website

Prayer Breakfast

Fresno Convention Center Exhibit Hall

February 27, 2024

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

View the Flyer

Lenten Mission: A Walk Through the Mystery of Mass

St. Anthony of Padua Church, Reedley

March 2, 2024

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

& 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

View the Flyer

Synod Listening Sessions

St. Patrick Church, Merced

March 3, 2024

4:00 PM

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Synod Listening Sessions

St. Patrick Church, Merced

March 7, 2024

10:00 AM & 6:30 PM

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Synod Listening Sessions

St. Anthony of Claret, Fresno

March 9, 2024

10:00 AM

Visit our Website

Synod Listening Sessions

St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, Fresno

March 11, 2024

9:00 AM & 6:00 PM

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

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

March 17, 2024

10:00 AM

Visit our Website

Chrism Mass

St. Charles Borromeo Church, Visalia

March 21, 2024

2:00 PM

Visit our Website

Divine Mercy Sunday: Annual 1-Day Pilgrimage Trip

See Flyer for Details

April 7, 2024

8:00 AM

View the Flyer

Spring Tea Party

Shrine of St. Therese, Fresno

April 13, 2024

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

View the Flyer

Divine Mercy's Annual Golf Tournament

Belmont Country Club, Fresno

April 22, 2024

10:00 AM

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!

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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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