Proclaim the Good News

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

April 22, 2024

Office of the Bishop

Bishop Brennan cordially invites you to the

Mass of Ordination to the Priesthood

Bishop Brennan and the Diocese of Fresno invite you to the Mass of Ordination. Join us on Saturday, May 25th, 2024 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Visalia at 10:30 am for this very special Mass!

Make sure to mark your calendars, plan accordingly and take your family and friends to the Mass of Ordination! Let's gather as one catholic community to welcome our 6 future priests.

A livestream will also be provided on our website!

Deacon Adrian Arreola

Deacon Emmanuel Bernal

Deacon Hermen Cabrera

Deacon Joseph Klinge

Deacon Jimmy Millan

Deacon Jose Padron

For more information about the Mass of Ordination, please visit our website by clicking the button below.

More information on the Mass of Ordination!
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Happy Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day! The Diocese of Fresno encourages the faithful to work together to protect God's Creation by enrolling in the Laudato Si' Action Platform.

Goals of the platform: 

  • Response to the cry of the Earth
  • Response to the cry of the poor
  • Ecological Economics
  • Adoption of sustainable lifestyles
  • Ecological education
  • Ecological spirituality
  • Community resilience and empowerment

By enrolling in the platform, you will have access to helpful resources to support your own Laudato Si' Plan and journey.

Bishop Brennan wishes his Diocesan staff a Happy Birthday

Office of Catholic Education

Congratulations to OLM Students on their Sacrament of First Communion!

Our Lady of Mercy School, Merced

Congratulations to the 2nd grade students of Our Lady of Mercy School in Merced who recently made their Sacrament of First Holy Communion!

During Our Lady of Mercy School's Mass, the students were able to continue the celebration of this special occasion with the school community and Bishop Brennan!

Properties and Construction

The Rededication of St. Ann's

Blessed Sacrament Chapel

St. Ann Catholic Church, Ridgecrest

St. Ann's Church in Ridgecrest recently completed a renovation of their Blessed Sacrament Chapel! Fr. Santiago did a blessing during the rededication ceremony on April 8th.

The chapel had 24 years of Perpetual Adoration and was available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day until Covid hit. In addition to this, the military chapel congregation of Our Lady of the Desert had been displaced due to an earthquake. In 2022, St. Ann Church and Our Lady of the Desert combined into one at St. Ann's and regular adoration of Jesus in the chapel began again.

In honor of the Eucharistic Revival and symbolizing the unification of the two congregations, the Knights of Columbus Father John Crowley Council 3199 provided funding and support for the rejuvenation of the chapel.

The chapel remodel incorporates items from the destroyed military chapel to unify the catholic communities. In addition, the crucifix, statues and tabernacle table were donated by the Archdiocese for the Military Services.

This effort was funded by the local Knights of Columbus Council, the Parish Decorating chair, Paula Welsh, and the Adoration Chair, Katie Nazeck, who planned, coordinated and ensured completion of the project. 

Courtesy of Mark Nazeck, St. Ann's Church, Ridgecrest

Parish Focus

Divine Mercy Sunday Retreat

CDA Court St. John #2526

The Catholic Daughters Court of St. John's Parish hosted a Pilgrimage Trip. 58 pilgrims traveled together to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday at Our Lady of Peace in Santa Clara!

Courtesy of Mary Harguindeguy, CDA Court St. John #2526

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

St. Patrick's Parish, Merced

You're invited to a 2-day retreat at St. Patrick's Parish hall with Terry Hershey! Terry is an author, humorist inspirational speaker, dad, ordained minister and golf addict. You don't want to miss out!

  • Friday, May 17: 7:00pm - 8:30pm ($15 Friday Only) 
  • Saturday, May 18: 9:00am - 3:00pm ($30 Saturday Only) 
  • Both Days ($40)

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

Learn more and register!

Catholic Charities

Hit a Hole-in-One for Charity!

6th Annual Golf Classic

Calling all golfers and good sports! Join us on May 20th for the 6th Annual Golf Classic to support Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fresno. This isn't just about birdies and eagles; it's about making miracles happen across the Central Valley! Last year, Catholic Charities helped over half a million people with essential programs like food assistance, clothing drives, emergency aid and housing support. 


Here's what awaits you:

  • A day of friendly competition on the green! ️
  • Comradery and good vibes with fellow golfers!
  • The satisfaction of supporting a cause that makes a real difference!
  • Registration includes breakfast, green fees, golf cart, refreshments, gift items, and 19th Hole burgers.


Ready to swing into action? Register or become a Sponsor today and be a part of something special!

Questions? Contact Mackenzie Villalobos, Development Director, at mvillalobos@ccdof.org or call (559) 259-8525

Sign Up Today!

Prayer of the Week


Event Name



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1st Monthly Mass for Cancer Patients

St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, Fresno

April 24, 2024

6:00 PM

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St. Anthony's Monte Carlo Spring Auction

St. Anthony's School, Fresno

April 27, 2024

6:30 PM

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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

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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

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The National Eucharistic Revival Pilgrimage

St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, San Francisco

May 19, 2024

11:00 AM

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Catholic Charities 6th Annual Golf Classic

Sunnyside Country Club, Fresno

May 20, 2024

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The Diocese of Fresno's Priesthood Ordination

St. Charles Borromeo Church, Visalia

May 25, 2024

10:30 AM

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Fathers 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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