Proclaim the Good News

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

April 8, 2024

Office of the Bishop

Bishop Brennan celebrates the Opening Mass for the

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Conference

Bishop Brennan celebrated the opening Mass for the Worldwide Marriage Encounter Conference at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Visalia. His brother bishops, priests and members of the Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial attended from all over the nation on Wednesday, April 3rd.

Fr. Alex Chavez, Pastor of Good Shepherd Catholic Parish, gave our wonderful visitors a personal tour of the church before the Mass!

Bishop Brennan wishes his Diocesan Staff a Happy Birthday


Stepping Towards Priesthood

Profession of Fidelity

Deacon Jimmy Millan recently made his Profession of Fidelity to the Church. Congratulations to him and his fellow Transitional Deacons as they take the next steps towards priesthood.

During Bishop Brennan's visit to Our Lady of Fatima Parish/School in Los Banos, he had the opportunity to join Deacon Jimmy for this special occasion.

Safe Environment

Courtesy of Lucia Magana,

Safe Environment Coordinator

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect

Child abuse happens every day and to prevent the abuse, we must recognize the problem. We must work towards the prevention of any type of abuse within our families and communities. Click "Read More" for information on the following tips towards the prevention of child abuse.

  1. Know what child abuse is
  2. Know the signs
  3. Educate yourself and others
  4. Examine your behavior
  5. Utilize community resources for support
  6. Discipline your children thoughtfully
  7. Teach children their rights
  8. Volunteer your time
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Parish Focus

Monthly Mass for

Cancer Patients

St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, Fresno

The St. Paul Catholic Newman Center in Fresno will begin offering a monthly Mass for Cancer Patients. You're welcome to join them on the 24th of each month for Mass at 6:00pm.

The 1st monthly Mass will be on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024.

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Easter Vigil

St. Augustine Church, Lamont

Congratulations to the RCIA students who received their sacraments on Easter Vigil at St. Augustine Church in Lamont!

Courtesy of Brianda Perez, St. Augustine Church, Lamont

Stations of the Cross

St. Anthony of Mary Claret, Fresno

St. Anthony of Mary Claret Church in Fresno held a live Stations of the Cross on Good Friday.

Photos courtesy of Alicia Meza

Easter Vigil

Shrine of St. Thérèse, Fresno

It was a beautiful Easter Vigil Mass at the Shrine of St. Thérèse in Fresno! Congratulations to the catechumens who received their sacraments!

Courtesy of Maria Elena Guerrero, Shrine of St. Therese, Fresno

Holy Saturday & Easter Sunday

St. Frances Cabrini, Huron

Fr. Bonaventure Okoro celebrated Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday at Saint Frances Cabrini Church in Huron.

Happy Easter season to the parish and the faithful!

Courtesy of Christine Murillo,

St. Frances Cabrini Church, Huron

Stations of the Cross Reenactment

St. Ann, Ridgecrest

On Good Friday, the Confirmation and high school students of St. Ann Parish in Ridgecrest reenacted the Stations of the Cross.

The youth did an amazing job and many sitting in the pews commented on what a moving experience it was for them to pray with and observe. We are thankful to David Silva and his team for leading our youth and for all those who made this happen!

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

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem

St. Charles Borromeo Church, Visalia

You're invited to a beautiful presentation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Visalia on Saturday, April 13th at 7:30pm!

The Visalia Community Chorus and College of the Sequoias Concert Choir welcome you to their show featuring Voces Lumine. Get your tickets today! A portion of every ticket sale benefits St. Charles Borromeo Church.

Get tickets today!

Office of Formation and Evangelization

Healing Retreat for Crime Victims

Crime Survivors Ministry

The Crime Survivors Ministry invites you to a day of reflection and healing for all victims of crime. Walk with Jesus in your healing journey on this healing retreat on Saturday, June 29th from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the St. Paul Catholic Newman Center in Fresno.

Space is limited so make sure to register early! To register, please contact Maciel Godburn at (559) 325-6888 or rjmaciel2019@gmail.com

Courtesy of Cielito 'Maciel' Godburn, Crime Survivors Ministry

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Catechetical Ministry

The Catechetical Corner

Growth and Resurrection through our Ministries

As we just concluded Lent and celebrated the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ at Easter Sunday, let us embrace a new opportunity of growth and resurrection within our own ministries and service to the Lord. Through my service in ministry, specifically through catechesis, I have always been amazed at how each day we are given the opportunity to not only continue the Lord’s work and preach His message of love and salvation but also grow through that process ourselves.

Hopefully during the time of Lent, we were able to take some time out of our busy schedules to reflect upon the ministry in which we are serving, to look within ourselves and ask, how can we better respond to the Lord’s calling, how can we renew ourselves once again to reach a new level of understanding and devotion? As always, allowing ourselves to be guided through this process by the Holy Spirit, I hope we took it upon ourselves to ask, how can we, as the body of Christ, continue as a whole in our growth and understanding. When we truly seek to reach the next level of growth within ourselves and as the body of Christ, we once again strive forward in our ministries to bring fruit to the Lord’s message, not only through the ministries we might find ourselves in but also in our everyday life.

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Breakfast Meeting hosted by the

CPBC of Fresno

Pardini's, Fresno

April 12, 2024

7:15 AM

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem

St. Charles Borromeo Church, Visalia

April 13, 2024

7:30 PM

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Divine Mercy's Annual Golf Tournament

Belmont Country Club, Fresno

April 22, 2024

10:00 AM

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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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Couples Retreat

See Flyer for Details

April 28, 2024

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Come Away Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

May 14 - 16, 2024

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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

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Healing Retreat for Crime Victims

St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, Fresno

June 29, 2024

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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*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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