Proclaim the Good News

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

April 15, 2024

Office of the Bishop

Bishop Brennan and Osmar Villa

Show off their Vocals!

Have you watched the video of Bishop Brennan and Osmar Villa showing off their vocals on our social platforms last week? In case you missed it, click on the links below!

Facebook      Instagram

Make sure to check out the story of how valley Catholic, Osmar Villa, harmonizes faith and heritage in the latest edition of our diocesan magazine!

Read Here!

Support our Farmworkers and their Families with

the Knights of Columbus Campesino Program

The Knights of Columbus Campesino Program in conjunction with Catholic Charities will be providing services to support our farmworkers and their families on April 18th at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Cutler.

For more information, please contact Chairman, George Arias at (661) 600-8150 or kocproud@gmail.com.

View the Flyer! (ENG/ESP)

Bishop Brennan Congratulates All Clergy Who Celebrate Anniversaries 

in the Month of April

Office of Catholic Education

Congratulations Ms. Pam Lyons!

Fresno Catholic Schools

The Diocese of Fresno’s Office of Catholic Education and Superintendent Joan Bouchard welcomes Ms. Pam Lyons as she steps into her position as President of the Fresno Catholic Schools system which encompasses SJM, Holy Cross and St. Anthony and St. Helen Elementary schools.  

We ask the faithful to give a warm welcome to Ms. Lyons as she steps into her position effective July 1, 2024.

Ms. Lyons has an unwavering passion for Catholic education and is a faith filled person who lives her Catholic faith in both her personal and professional life. We are blessed to have you join our team!

Roland D. Brooks Memorial Rose Garden

Our Lady of Mercy School, Merced

Thank you to the volunteers who helped clean up the rose garden planted in memory of Roland Brooks at Our Lady of Mercy School in Merced. With the help of the UC Master Gardeners, it was an informative and fun cleanup.

Roland Brooks was the leader of the 4-H rose project at Our Lady of Mercy School where students learned to care for roses and exhibit them in local flower shows. The rose garden was dedicated to him on April 28, 2022.

Courtesy of Rosemarie Pierce, Administrative Assistant, St. Patrick's, Merced

Eclipse Modeling and Watching!

St. Anne's School, Porterville

The students at St. Anne's School in Porterville joined in on the Eclipse fun by participating in Eclipse modeling and watching last week!

Courtesy of Kayla Trueblood, Principal, St. Anne's School, Porterville

Enjoying the Eclipse!

St. Francis School, Bakersfield

Courtesy of Kelli Gruszka, Principal, St. Francis Parish School, Bakersfield

Monte Carlo Spring Auction

St. Anthony's School, Fresno

Save the date for St. Anthony's Monte Carlo Spring Auction! Join them for a night of fancy fun on Saturday, April 27th at St. Anthony's School in Fresno beginning at 6:00 pm!

For ticket and sponsorship information, please click the button below.

Learn More!

Parish Focus

Confirmation Mass for Special Needs

St. Anthony of Padua, Reedley

Fr. Denny, Msgr. John Esquivel and Deacon Contreras confirmed 67 special needs young people recently.

The church was filled with joy and the Holy Spirit as 2 young people received baptism, 28 received First Communion and all 67 were received fully into the church family.

This has been a year-long faith formation led by Sonia Reyna and assisted by catechists Esperanza and Patrick Turner and Mary Cepeda. Assisting on that day were the Catholic Daughters, St. Anthony’s Right for Life Group, the Sisters of Divine Zeal, deacon candidate Michael Osborne along with our altar servers and choir led by Dean and Anita Rodriguez.

Courtesy of Patrick Turner, St. Anthony of Padua, Reedley

Spring Tea Party

Shrine of St. Thérèse, Fresno

The Shrine of St. Thérèse held a Spring Tea Party! It was truly a beautiful afternoon filled with joy, laugher and fellowship.

A silent auction was held in support of the parish. Thank you to all who made this wonderful day possible!

Divine Mercy's 8th Annual Golf Tournament

Divine Mercy Church, Clovis

Join Divine Mercy Catholic Church for a fun filled day of golfing and friendship at their Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, April 22nd! All proceeds will benefit the building of their new worship space. View the full flyer for more details!

View the full Flyer!

Youth Gathering and Retreat

St. Anthony of Padua, Reedley

St. Anthony of Padua Church in Reedley had a successful Youth Retreat! Thank you to our wonderful youth who participated.

Courtesy of St. Anthony of Padua Church, Reedley

Eucharistic Revival

The National Eucharistic Revival Pilgrimage

Walk with Jesus!

All are welcome to participate in the National Eucharistic Revival Pilgrimage!

Join Archbishop Cordileone and the Eucharistic Perpetual Pilgrims on Pentecost Sunday, May 19th, for the 11:00 am Mass at St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral in San Francisco followed by a pilgrimage walk across the Golden Gate Bridge.

Learn More!

Health and Nursing Ministry

The Influence of Hanna Chrzanowska RN

The First Beatified Lay Nurse

Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska established parish nursing in the late 1950’s. She introduced homebound and disabled patients to retreats, Mass, prayers and re-integration into parish life. It was under her influence that Pope St. John Paul II designated the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes as the World Day for the Sick.

She was beatified on April 28, 2018. We ask for your prayers this month for all nurses who make sacrifices to care for the sick, homebound and disabled. 

Courtesy of Roxanna Stevens, RN, Faith Community Nurse

Prayer of the Week


Event Name



More Info

The Knights of Columbus Campesino Program

St. Mary's Church, Cutler

April 18, 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

View the Flyer

Divine Mercy's Annual Golf Tournament

Belmont Country Club, Fresno

April 22, 2024

10:00 AM

View the Flyer

1st Monthly Mass for Cancer Patients

St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, Fresno

April 24, 2024

6:00 PM

View the Flyer

St. Anthony's Monte Carlo Spring Auction

St. Anthony's School, Fresno

April 27, 2024

6:30 PM

Learn More

Couples Retreat

See Flyer for Details

April 28, 2024

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

View the Flyer

Come Away Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

May 14 - 16, 2024

Click 'Learn More' for Time Details

Learn More

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

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!

Have Something Special to Share?

We want to know! Share what's happening around our Diocese.

Contact Samantha Mejia, Promotion & Marketing Specialist at smejia@dioceseoffresno.org


"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.”

Diocese of Fresno Shield.png


1550 North Fresno Street

Fresno, CA 93703-3788

Phone: (559) 488-7400

Fax: (559) 488-7464

Facebook  YouTube  Web  Email