Proclaim the Good News

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

June 13, 2022


Office of the Bishop

Bishop Brennan Joyfully Announces the Ordination of Our Diocesan Transitional Deacons 

Bishop Brennan invites you to celebrate the Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Fresno on Saturday, June 18th at 10:30 AM.

We are pleased to announce the following to be ordained to the Order of Deacon: 

  • Mr. Jorge Adrian Cruz Paez
  • Mr. James Joseph Tasy
  • Mr. Jose Maria Carrillo
  • Mr. Rene Vargas
  • Mr. Arturo Cisneros 

The Ordination will be livestreamed on our Facebook page

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Bishop Brennan's Open Letter in Support of Archbishop Cordileone

Please read the following open letter from Bishop Brennan announcing his support of Archbishop Cordileone prohibiting Nancy Pelosi from receiving Communion. 

Read the open letter here. 

Bishop Brennan Wishes All Fathers A Happy Father's Day

Father's Day - June 19, 2022

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Bishop Brennan Wishes His Diocesan Staff A Happy Birthday 

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Diocesan Retreat Centers

The 2nd Annual Day of Giving is Here!  

The Virtual Fundraising Event for St. Anthony Retreat and Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center is LIVE. We Ask for Your Generosity in Supporting the Spiritual Needs of Our Diocesan Retreat Centers' Visitors 

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Donate here

Catechetical Ministries

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The Catechetical Corner

First Task of Catechesis, Promoting the Faith  

When a relationship between two people deepens, they want to get to know each other. They spend hours talking, meeting friends and family. This getting to know each other lasts a lifetime. Our faith life is no different.

Such an encounter engenders in the hearers a desire to know about Christ, his life, and the content of his message. Catechesis responds to this desire by giving the believers a knowledge of the content of God’s self-revelation, which is found in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, and by introducing them to the meaning of the Creed (NDC 20).

Isn’t this what happens to us when we fall in love? As we come to know the other person’s life story we discover the mystery of that person. This is the task of passing on the knowledge of faith. We come to hold Scripture and Tradition close to our hearts because “each of them makes present and fruitful in the Church the mystery of Christ” (CCC 80).

Articles by: Roman Flores, Catechetical Ministries Coordinator

Read the full story (ENG/ESP)

Quick Catechesis

Promoting Knowledge of the Faith in the Classroom  

Teaching religion is a spiritual work of mercy that the Church blesses with indulgences. In order to promote knowledge of our faith we need to practice what we preach.

How am I growing in my faith? What was the last spiritual book I read? Am I taking time to deepen my knowledge of Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church? Am I attending diocesan formation days and retreats?

Let’s start with the basic preparation resources:

Read more (ENG/ESP)
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Health and Nursing Ministries  

Flu/Cold Season 

Suggested Guidelines for Mass 

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Parish Focus  

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Masses At Divine Mercy Church, Clovis Temporarily Relocating 

As of June 5, 2022, due to maintenance on the Clovis East Campus, Masses at Divine Mercy will be temporarily relocating to the Reagan Elementary Multi Purpose Room at 3701 Ashlan Ave (Ashlan and Leonard).

Sunday Masses will stay the same:

8:30 AM and 10:00 AM.

We hope you will join us for services and we apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Courtesy of Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Clovis 


The Marking of New Beginnings for

Divine Mercy Church, Clovis 

Divine Mercy Church, Clovis is taking steps towards new beginnings for the new church.

Learn more about the building of their new facility in the Loma Vista Development located at Ashlan/Thompson. 

Right to Life of Central California  

Upcoming Retreats With Rachel's Vineyard 

Finding Hope, Healing and Peace 

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Event Name



More Info

Jr. High Camp

Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center, Three Rivers

June 20, 2022

View the Flyer 

Retreat for Crime Victims

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

June 25, 2022

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

View the Flyer 

Catholic Music Summer Camp

Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center, Three Rivers

July 11 - 15, 2022

View the Flyer 

High School Camp: A Call To Sainthood

Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center, Three Rivers

July 20 - 24, 2022

View the Flyer 

Profession of Solemn Vows

St. Malachy's Catholic Church, Tehachapi

September 17, 2022

10:00 AM

View the Flyer 

Congress and Youth Day 2022

Visalia Convention Center

October 7 - 9, 2022

View the Flyer 

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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