Proclaim the Good News

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

May 6, 2024

Office of the Bishop

Bishop Brennan visits

George McCann Memorial School in Visalia

Bishop Brennan visited the Catholic School of Visalia, George McCann Memorial Campus last week!

Thank you to the school, staff and students for such a special day!

Bishop Brennan celebrates the Sacrament of Confirmation

at St. Jude Church in Easton

Congratulations to the CCD students at St. Jude Church in Easton who received their Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Brennan on Friday, April 19, 2024!

Courtesy of Cherie Pinheiro-Quinonez, CCD Faith Formation Coordinator

Bishop Brennan's Movie Recommendation:

Jesus Thirsts, The Miracles of the Eucharist

In Jesus Thirsts: The Miracle of the Eucharist, we embark on a global journey to rediscover and revive the transformative power of the Eucharist.

Buy your tickets today! Jesus Thirsts: The Miracle of the Eucharist will be out in theaters nationwide from June 4 - June 6, 2024.

Get tickets today!

Bishop Brennan wishes his Diocesan staff a Happy Birthday

Catholic Cemeteries

Join us at the Annual Memorial Day Mass

In remembrance of those who served

Join Bishop Brennan and the Diocese of Fresno's Catholic Cemeteries at the Annual Outdoor Memorial Day Mass. We ask the faithful to attend this special Mass in honor and remembrance of those who have served our country.

  • May 27, 2024 at 10:00 AM
  • St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery, Fresno
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Office of Communications

Video Series: Get to Know your Future Priests!

Priesthood Ordination 2024

Make sure to check out our videos with Deacon Adrian Arreola and Deacon Jimmy Millan! 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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Human Resources


St. Anthony and Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center, Three Rivers

Now hiring! The St. Anthony and Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center in Three Rivers is looking for a Office Manager! Bring your talent to our wonderful retreat centers! For more information, please click the button below.

Learn more and apply!

Office of Catholic Education

*Pictured is Brooklyn with her teacher,

Mrs. Sarah Thommen.

Congratulations to our Regional Award Winner!

Our Lady of Miracles School, Gustine

The 3rd grade students of Our Lady of Miracles School in Gustine participated in a Writing Contest in conjunction with AG in the Classroom. Their original stories had to focus on agriculture and they competed against students from all over California! They were blessed with a Regional Winner....Miss Brooklyn Fisher! We are so proud of Brooklyn and her amazing accomplishment! Keep reaching for the stars!

Courtesy of Julie M. Barcelos, M.Ed., Principal, Our Lady of Miracles Catholic School, Gustine

Congratulations to St. La Salle School Students on their First Holy Communion!

St. La Salle School, Reedley

Congratulations to 28 St. La Salle School students who received First Holy Communion at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Reedley on April 27, 2024. May God Bless them all!

Courtesy of St. Anthony of Padua Church, Reedley

Parish Focus

Blessing the New Mothers of our Parish

St. Ann Church, Ridgecrest

At St. Ann Church in Ridgecrest, Fr. Santiago blessed 5 expectant and new mothers of our parish! The Blessing was followed by a rosary and a brunch.

One of our parishioners donated beautiful hand-made blankets and these new mamas also received a "blessing bag" of gifts. 

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

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

St. Patrick's Parish, Merced

Learn to celebrate the sacrament of the present moment with Terry Hershey! You're invited to a 2-day retreat at St. Patrick's Parish hall in Merced on May 17th and 18th. During this retreat, Terry will show you how to refuel the heart and spirit and stay refreshed emotionally and spiritually.

  • Friday, May 17: 7:00pm - 8:30pm ($15 Friday Only) 
  • Saturday, May 18: 9:00am - 3:00pm ($30 Saturday Only) 
  • Both Days ($40)
Register here!
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Father's Day Raffle

St. John's Cathedral, Fresno

The Knights of Columbus of St. John's Cathedral in Fresno is holding a Father's Day Raffle! Enter their raffle for a chance to win a Traeger Smoker! Tickets will be sold at the following Sunday Masses.

  • May 26
  • June 2
  • June 9

Tickets will be 1 for $5.00 or 5 tickets for $20.00! The winning ticket will be pulled on June 9th after the last Mass.

For questions, please contact Brandon at (559) 681-9806 or Trinidad at (559) 790-5170

The Sacrament of First Holy Communion

Sacred Heart Church, Merced

Congratulations to the children of Sacred Heart Church for making their First Holy Communion!

Courtesy of Belen Torres, Sacred Heart Church, Merced

America Needs Fatima Rosary Rally

America Needs Fatima of St. John's

Help spread the Fatima Message and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by participating at the Annual Rosary Rally on May 11, 2024! The Holy Rosary is the most powerful, effective and accessible spiritual weapon in our arsenal of prayers.

For more information, please contact Mary V. Harguindeguy, Rally Captain, at (559) 803- 2370

Courtesy of Mary V. Harguindeguy, America Needs Fatima Rally Captain

Religious Life

Come & See Discernment Retreat

Carmelite Missionaries of St. Therese of the Child Jesus

Discover the beauty of religious life, the Carmelite Spirituality, the joy of being a Missionary and open your heart to the unique plan God has for your life. Join the Carmelite Missionaries of St. Therese of the Child Jesus at their bilingual "Come and See" Discernment Retreat on Saturday, May 18th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

  • For single women ages 17-30
  • Last day to register is May 16, 2024

Please contact Sr. Lupita (480) 869-7403 or Sr. Leonor at (602) 413-7043 for more information and to register.

View Flyer (ENG/ESP)

Diocesan Retreat Center

Come Away Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

Join us at the Come Away Retreat from May 14 - May 16, 2024! The Come Away Retreat is designed to provide unstructured time in a peaceful place and to simply rest in the presence of God with like-minded people.

Spiritual Direction will be available.

Register here!

Health & Nursing Ministry

Happy Nurses Day!

Nurses Week May 6 - May 12

It's National Nurses Week! This years theme, Nurses Make a Difference, honors the incredible nurses who embody the spirit of compassion and care in every health care setting. Please let the nurses in your life know how thankful and appreciative you are for the talent and sacrifices they make to care for those you love.

On behalf of Health Ministries and Faith Community Nurses, we collectively say “Thank You.” May God’s grace continue to be present in your work.

Courtesy of Roxanna Stevens R.N., Faith Community Nurse, Coordinator of Health Ministry

Prayer of the Week


Event Name



More Info

Catholic Breakfast Club of Fresno Upcoming Meeting

Pardini's, Fresno

May 10, 2024

7:15 AM

Register Here

America Needs Fatima Rosary Rally

See Flyer for Details

May 11, 2024

12:00 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

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

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

Learn More

Catholic Charities 6th Annual Golf Classic

Sunnyside Country Club, Fresno

May 20, 2024

Click 'Learn More' for Time Details

Learn More

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

Diocese of Fresno's Memorial Day Mass

St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery, Fresno

May 27, 2024

10:00 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!

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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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Fresno, CA 93703-3788

Phone: (559) 488-7400

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