Proclaim the Good News

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

April 29, 2024

Office of the Bishop

Bishop Brennan celebrates the Sacrament of Confirmation

at St. Aloysius Church in Tulare

Bishop Brennan celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, April 20th at St. Aloysius Church in Tulare. Monsignor Richard Urizalqui, Monsignor John Griesbach and Deacon Mario Vasquez were also a part of this special Mass!

The parish of St. Aloysius asks for prayers for all 38 confirmands as they begin this new chapter of their Catholic walk in faith.

Courtesy of Jane Machado, St. Aloysius Church, Tulare

Happy Birthday Fr. Sal!

Bishop Brennan and the Diocese of Fresno wish Very Reverend Fr. Sal, our Vicar General, a Happy Birthday!

Thank you for your service to our Diocese, the Cathedral and our parishes!

Bishop Brennan Congratulates All Clergy Who Celebrate Anniversaries 

in the Month of April

Office of Communications

Get to know your Future Priests!

Stay tuned...

The Mass of Ordination to the Priesthood is coming up next month on Saturday, May 25th! Your future priests have prepared something for you leading up to Ordination!

Stay tuned on our social pages to get to know your future priests. For more information on the Mass of Ordination to the Priesthood, click here.

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Permanent Diaconate

Our Diaconate Candidates visit St. Paul Armenian Church of Fresno

Diaconate Class #7

On Saturday, April 20, 2024, St. Paul Armenian Church of Fresno hosted our 15 Diaconate Candidates of Diaconate Class #7. Deacon Matthew Jendian of St. Paul Armenian Church provided a tour of the sanctuary and the Haig Berberian Hall. Deacon Allan Jendian assisted and displayed the various vestments and vessels used in the services.

During formation, our diaconate candidates are exposed to various faith and ecumenical traditions. 

With the 15 Deacons in Formation, Deacon Matthew shared the origins of the Armenian Church, the conversion of King Drtad by St. Gregory the Enlightener and the construction of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.

Courtesy of Deacon Mark Schultz, Assistant Director of Formation, Permanent Diaconate

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Office of Catholic Education

GMC Students Compete in County-Wide Contest

Catholic School of Visalia, George McCann Memorial Campus

George McCann School in Visalia was well represented at this year’s Tulare County Poetry and Prose on April 18th! A huge congratulations to all of the participants for a job well done. Five of the performers were asked to do a “Command Performance” in front of all of those attending. We are proud of all of you!

Courtesy of Cesca Marie Pistorsei

Parish Focus

Celebrating 20 Years of Ministry!

St. Joseph Church, Selma

The Youth and Young Adult Ministry of St. Joseph Church in Selma is celebrating 20 years of ministry!

Join them in celebration at their Conference/Concert/Holy Hour with Pablo Martinez on Saturday, May 4th from 6:00pm - 9:15pm at the Msgr. Daniel Lopez Parish Hall.

This is open to all families! Tickets are $30.

View the Flyer!

Courtesy of Jennifer Aguilera,

Youth and Young Adult Ministries Coordinator,

St. Joseph Church, Selma

Thanking our Confirmation & High School Students

St. Ann Church, Ridgecrest

Deacon Emmanuel Bernal recently treated the Confirmation and high school students of St. Ann Parish in Ridgecrest to a pizza dinner to celebrate their participation in the Live Stations of the Cross that they re-enacted on Good Friday. Included in the picture is David Silva and his team who led the teens in the reenactment. Thank you, Deacon, for your tireless dedication and encouragement to our youth! 

Courtesy of Marla Morgan, CRE, St. Ann, Ridgecrest

Check out the Portuguese Festa Schedule!

Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus, Livingston

All are welcome to attend the Portuguese Festas throughout the month of May.

Fr. Harvey, Pastor of the Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus in Livingston, has compiled a list of information for your convenience. Check out the schedule by clicking the button below.

More dates will be released throughout the year.

View the Schedule!

Knights of Columbus

Walk for Life Kern County

St. Philip the Apostle Council 9530 Knights of Columbus in Bakersfield

The Knights of Columbus partnered with the Right to Life of Kern County on the Walk for Life Kern County on Saturday, April 13, at RiverLakes Community Church in Bakersfield. About 100 participants attended the first of what is expected to be an annual event.

Fr. Larry Toschi led the group in prayer after the opening remarks by Right to Life of Kern County Executive Director, Judy Goad. After the presentation of the colors by the Adm. Callaghan Assembly's Color Guard and the Pledge of Allegiance, Assemblyman Vince Fong encouraged the crowd to continue defending the lives of pre-born human beings and supporting their mothers.

The Knights provided security and traffic control for the walkers as they made their way on the sidewalks near the church and then provided a hotdog meal to the participants. The family-friendly event included booths where participants received information from Rachel's Vineyard ministries and more!

Courtesy of Joel Torczon

1st Annual Knights Of Columbus James Scroggin Memorial Golf Tournament

Knights of Columbus State Council

Join the Knights of Columbus State Council for their 1st Annual Knights of Columbus James Scroggin Memorial Golf Tournament!

Date: May 16, 2024

Location: Valley Oaks Golf Course, Visalia

For registration and sponsorship information, click here or contact Chairman, Steve Bolton at (714) 222-6880 or steve.boltonpsd@californiaknights.org

Courtesy of Loren Reith, Knights of Columbus, Saint Peter's Council 9402

View the Flyer for more information!

Catholic Breakfast Club of Fresno

Upcoming Featured Speaker:

Michael Danks-Ferguson

Join us at our Upcoming Meeting!

A Morning of Fellowship

Your best mornings will be spent with the Catholic Breakfast Club of Fresno! Join them at their next meeting on Friday, May 10th at Pardini's in Fresno beginning at 7:15AM.

Hear from the featured speaker, Michael Danks-Ferguson! Michael has been a Catholic Educator for over 40 years with 32 years spent at SJM High School. After retiring from classroom teaching, he has begun a new ministry as a companion to men who are in the process of recovery at the Poverello House in Fresno.

Register here!

Religious Life

You're invited to the Marian Rosary Festival!

PDDM, Fresno

The Sisters of the Pious Disciples of the Divine Master (PDDM) invite you and your family members and friends to their Marian Rosary Festival. Join them for this special rosary celebration at the PDDM Garden in Fresno each Saturday in May! Please see the schedule below for details.

View the Flyer/Schedule


Event Name



More Info

Conference/Concert/Holy Hour with Pablo Martinez

St. Joseph Church, Selma

May 4, 2024

6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

View the Flyer

Catholic Breakfast Club of Fresno Upcoming Meeting

Pardini's, Fresno

May 10, 2024

7:15 AM

Register Here

Come Away Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

May 14 - 16, 2024

Click 'Learn More' for Time Details

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1st Annual KofC James Scroggin Memorial Golf Tournament

Valley Oaks Golf Course, Visalia

May 16, 2024

View the Flyer

Slow Me Down, Lord: Embracing the Sacrament of the Present Moment

St. Patrick's Parish Hall, Merced

May 17 -18, 2024

Click 'Learn More' for Time Details

Learn More

The National Eucharistic Revival Pilgrimage

St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, San Francisco

May 19, 2024

11:00 AM

Learn More

Catholic Charities 6th Annual Golf Classic

Sunnyside Country Club, Fresno

May 20, 2024

Click 'Learn More' for Time Details

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The Diocese of Fresno's Priesthood Ordination

St. Charles Borromeo Church, Visalia

May 25, 2024

10:30 AM

Learn More

Father's Day Raffle

St. John's Cathedral, Fresno

May 26, June 2 & 9, 2024

View the Flyer

Healing Retreat for Crime Victims

St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, Fresno

June 29, 2024

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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 smejia@dioceseoffresno.org 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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