Proclaim the Good News

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

May 13, 2024

Office of the Bishop

Bishop Brennan invites you to the

2nd Annual Catholic Night!

The Diocese of Fresno is joining the Fresno Grizzlies once again for Catholic Night at the Park!

Join Bishop Brennan, the Diocese of Fresno and the Fresno Grizzlies for a night of fun and fellowship on Friday, June 21 at 7:05pm at Chukchansi Park in Fresno.

Also, Bishop Brennan will be throwing the ceremonial first pitch!

Get tickets today!

Join us at the Mass of Ordination to the Priesthood!

The Priesthood Ordination Mass is quickly approaching! Bishop Brennan and the Diocese of Fresno invite the faithful to this special Mass on Saturday, May 25th at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Visalia beginning at 10:30am. This year, we are blessed to ordain 6 priests!

A livestream will also be available on our website for those unable to attend in person.

Learn More!

Bishop Brennan Congratulates All Clergy Who Celebrate Anniversaries 

in the Month of May

The Diocese of Fresno wishes our Diocesan clergy a Happy Priestly Anniversary! Stay tuned throughout the month of May for additional clergy anniversaries.

Permanent Diaconate

Bishop Brennan Congratulates our Deacons on their Anniversaries

Happy Anniversary to the Permanent Deacons in the Diocese of Fresno who celebrate in the month of May! The Diocese of Fresno congratulates them on their anniversary. 

Office of Communications

Video Series: Get to Know your Future Priests!

Priesthood Ordination 2024

Make sure to check out our videos with Deacon Hermen Cabrera and Deacon Joseph Klinge! Stay tuned on our pages to hear from more of our future priests this week!

Click here for Information on the Mass of Ordination to the Priesthood
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Office of Catholic Education

May Crowning

St. Helen's School, Fresno

St. Helen's School in Fresno welcomed the month of May by crowning Mary and celebrating the 2nd graders who recently made their 1st Holy Communion!

Courtesy of Julia, St. Helen's School, Fresno

State History Day Competition

St. Aloysius School, Tulare

The students at St. Aloysius School in Tulare showcased their talent and dedication at the State History Day competition. With captivating posters about Gettysburg and Pearl Harbor, they impressed the judges and made it to the finals. Congratulations!

Courtesy of Holly Zamora, Principal, St. Aloysius Catholic School 

May Crowning Mass

St. La Salle School, Reedley

Courtesy of St. La Salle School, Reedley, Pictures by Mrs. Fernandez

Parish Focus

May Crowning of our Blessed Mother

St. Ann Church, Ridgecrest

The Religious Education program at St. Ann in Ridgecrest ended their school year with a May Crowning.

Two students who recently received their First Holy Communion crowned the Blessed Mother. Thank you to Deacon Emmanuel for leading us in the May Crowning prayer.

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

First Holy Communion

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

On April 13th, Holy Spirit's First Holy Communion students received their Sacrament of First Holy Communion.

Fr. Sal Gonzalez celebrated the 2 Masses

at Holy Spirit Church in Fresno.

Courtesy of Kate Mallam, Director of Religious Education, Holy Spirit Catholic Church

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

St. Anthony of Padua, Reedley

St. Anthony of Padua Church in Reedley held Adoration for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Thank you for all your prayers to those who are discerning their vocation!

Courtesy of Fr. Carlo Balaguer, RCJ

Community Donation to NAMI

Catholic Daughters of St. John's

The Catholic Daughters from Court St. John #2526 has made a $500.00 donation to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

NAMI works in our community to raise awareness and provide support and education to those in need.

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

Gran Kermes Food Sale

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mendota

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mendota invites you to their Gran Kermes Food Sale.

Join them on May 26, 2024 from

8:00 am to 6:00 pm for delicious food, music and more!

Courtesy of Elma,

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Mendota

View the Flyer!

The Sacrament of Initiation

St. Anthony of Padua Church, Fresno

The Easter season at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fresno has been fruitful.

Congratulations to the 26 parishioners and children who received the one or more Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion)!

"I started attending St Anthony's several years ago when I moved to Fresno. I attended Catholic elementary school and the Catholic church in my hometown growing up. However, I was never baptized. I became spiritually aware of a deep awareness to fully commit my life to God. Of all my choices I made in my life, being baptized has been my greatest one of all" - shared by one of our new Catholic, Denise Lyons-Romero.

Courtesy of Ray Young, Director of Ministries, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

The Crowning of Mary

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

The Mom's Group of Holy Spirit Church in Fresno had the honor of crowning Mary at the first Saturday Mass of May.

Courtesy of Julia, Mom's Group, Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

Catholic Charities

6th Annual Golf Classic

Hit a Hole-in-One for Charity!

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. 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

Learn more and register!

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.

Visit our Website to Learn More!

Health & Nursing Ministry

Caring for the Whole Person Initiative

A New Ministry

The St. Paul Catholic Newman Center in Fresno held a Ministry Fair on Sunday, April 28th. The parishioners enjoyed the opportunity to learn about the offered ministries and sign up to the ones that appealed to their interest!

One table was devoted to the Caring for the Whole Person Initiative, a new ministry. We were excited about the interest showed and the pertinent questions posed.

It was apparent that this initiative, brought about by the Catholic Bishops and Catholic Health Care Systems of California, is important to our church community. We appreciate those that signed up to help us promote this ministry in our future endeavors.

Courtesy of JoAnn LoForti, MS, RN, FCN

What is the Caring for the Whole Person Initiative?


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1st Annual KofC James Scroggin Memorial Golf Tournament

Valley Oaks Golf Course, Visalia

May 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

Click 'Learn More' for Time Details

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Come and See Discernment Retreat (Bilingual)

The Shrine of St. Therese, Fresno

May 18, 2024

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

View the Flyer

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

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

Gran Kermes

Food Sale

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Mendota

May 26, 2024

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

View the Flyer

Father's Day Raffle

St. John's Cathedral, Fresno

May 26, June 2 & 9, 2024

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Diocese of Fresno's Memorial Day Mass

St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery, Fresno

May 27, 2024

10:00 AM

Learn More

2nd Annual Catholic Night at the Park

Chukchansi Park, Fresno

June 21, 2024

7:05 PM

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!

Prayer of the Week

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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.”

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