Proclaim the Good News

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

April 25, 2022


Office of the Bishop

Bishop Brennan Celebrates the Sacrament of Confirmation

at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Delano

Join Bishop Brennan in congratulating our Confirmands. 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.

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Bishop Brennan Congratulates All Clergy and Religious who Celebrate Anniversaries in the Month of April

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Health and Nursing Ministry

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Hanna Chrzanowska

Learn The Story of The First Beatified Lay Nurse

Hanna Chrzanowska of Cracow, Poland is a Polish Nurse who organized a Parish Nursing Home Care for the chronically ill in “extremely degrading human dignity” circumstances. Over the years of 1957-75, she worked closely with Pope St. John Paul II. As her spiritual advisor, he helped her discover “the greatest of all secrets of her soul.” 


I am inspired and strengthened by her story to persevere in my desire to be the most faithful Catholic woman possible. I strive to live the virtue of charity in providing a safe space of hospitality in all aspects of my life, especially my profession as a Faith Community Nurse.  

I invite you to learn about Blessed Hanna as told on the National Association of Catholic Nurses website. May her story inspire you to new heights in your spiritual journey with the aid of the Holy Spirit. 


Please pray for those who need healing through her Intercessory Prayer found on the website. May the gifts of the Holy Spirit profoundly call you to seek God’s Holy Will for you. 

Article by: Roxanna Stevens, RN, Coordinator of Health Ministries

Right to Life of Central California

Move for Life

Join Move for Life: Running Club to Demonstrate Your Love for Life in Action

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Catechetical Ministries

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The Catechetical Corner

Growing Up Through Confirmation

There is a close relationship between all the sacraments. While Confirmation is a distinct and complete sacrament in its own right, its purpose is to perfect in us that which is beyond a self-centered spirituality. 

We are re-born spiritually through the sacraments. We become sharers in the divine life of the most Blessed Trinity. We begin to live a supernatural life, as we practice the virtues of faith and hope and love and as we unite with Christ in His Church in offering worship to God, we also grow in grace and goodness. 

But sometimes the early stages of our spiritual life, like the life of a child, is largely self-centered. We tend to be preoccupied with the needs of our own soul, with the effort to “be good.” We cannot be wholly self-centered of course, not if we understand what it means to be a member of Christ’s Mystical Body, and not if we understand the significance of the Mass. 

Read more (ENG/ESP)
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Available in ENG/ESP

Articles by: Roman Flores, Catechetical Ministries Coordinator

Quick Catechesis

Effects of the Holy Spirit

The Catechism’s section on Confirmation says that Confirmation is the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Its effects are to: 

• Root us more deeply in divine filiation (being children of God) 

• Unites us more firmly to Christ 

• Increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us 

• Strengthens our bond with the Church 

• Associates us more closely to her mission of bearing witness to Christ 

• Helps us to spread and defend the faith by word and deed 

Parish/School Focus

Visit the Holy Land with Deacon John

Open to Family and Friends 

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Learn more about Visit the Holy Land

St. Anthony Retreat Center

Mother's Day Brunch

Updated Information to Mother's Day Brunch is Now Available

It's less than one month until the St. Anthony Retreat Center Annual Mother's Day Brunch and we couldn’t be more excited about this year’s menu!! Treat your mother, grandmother, aunts, sisters, wives, daughters and friends to a Mother's Day Brunch to remember!!

Brunch will be served from 9:30 AM-1:30 PM on Sunday, May 8th. It is $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. 

Reservations are required. 

Click HERE for more information or call 559-561-4595.

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More Info

St. La Salle School Carnival

St. La Salle School, Reedley

May 13, 2022

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Fundraiser for Charities

St. Jude Catholic Church, Easton

June 5, 2022

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Led by the Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

May 20-21, 2022

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Retreat for Crime Victims

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

June 25, 2022

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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St. Rita's Cinco De Mayo Raffle

Saint Rita's, Tulare

May 1, 2022

8:30 PM

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Medicine, Bioethics & Spirituality Conference


May 13-15 2022

Session Times on Flyer

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Prayer of the Week

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Have Something Special to Share?

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Contact Samantha Mejia, Marketing & Public Relations Specialist at [email protected]


"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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1550 North Fresno Street

Fresno, CA 93703-3788

Phone: (559) 488-7400

Fax: (559) 488-7464

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