Urgent Support for Parishes and Catholic Schools

Urgent Support for Our Parishes and Our Catholic Schools
Our parish and Catholic school buildings are empty, but their ministry endures. We continue to journey together though these difficult times. We must act together to ensure that our parishes and schools will remain strong and healthy both now, and when we can gather together again. Your support is urgently needed.

Your contribution will be processes by diocesan accounting staff and 100% of you contribution will go to the parish or school you choose.

Coronavirus Information

As part of our Diocesan effort to support the faithful we are bringing together here all Diocese of Fresno coronavirus communications along with links to public health and other resources.

Bishop’s Message – 5/21/2020

Mensaje del Obispo – 5/21/2020

Catholic Schools Physically Closed For Remainder Of Year – Distance Learning Continues

Diocese of Fresno – Office of Catholic Schools Mona Faulkner, Superintendent The decision has been made that all Catholic school sites in the Diocese of Fresno will remain closed for the remainder of the current school year. Distant learning will continue in all 21 schools until the last instructional day in May. We realize that […]
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Bishop’s Message – COVID19 – 3/25/2020

We were all hoping that the restriction on the celebration of public Masses would end by Monday morning of next week, that is, on March the 30th. That is no longer the case. Please advise your parishioners, ministers and employees that the suspension of public Mass and all activities at our parishes will continue INDEFINITELY. Clearly this will directly impact our Holy Week celebrations, RCIA programs and, again, many other activities.
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Mensaje del Obispo – COVID-19 Directivas Obligatorias Extendidas 25 de marzo de 2020

Mis queridos hermanos y hermanas en Cristo, Me resulta muy difícil creer que sólo han pasado unos diez días desde que envié a todos nuestros sitios ciertas pautas y directrices sobre la celebración del Santo Sacrificio de la Misa y otras reuniones en nuestras parroquias y otros lugares. El paisaje ha cambiado dramáticamente desde entonces. […]
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A Pastoral Message From the Most Reverend Joseph V. Brennan, D.D. (3/18/20)

My Brothers and Sisters, The early Church was, by definition and of necessity, a truly ‘domestic’ Church, though certainly not in the sense of being docile and tame; far from it. No, it was domestic in terms of being based in the homes and the hearts of the Christians of the first three centuries or […]
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Covid-19 Protective Measures As Of 3/18/20

Roman Catholic Diocese Of Fresno Covid-19 Protective Measures Update As Of March 18, 2020 Approved by: Most Reverend Joseph V. Brennan, D.D. 1. Catholic Schools The closure of all Catholic schools, including all preschools, has been extended for an indeterminate amount of time. Distance learning will continue Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 […]
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Mensaje pastoral de Su Excia. Revma. Mons. Joseph V. Brennan, D.D. 18 de marzo de 2020

Mis hermanos y hermanas, La Iglesia primitiva fue, por definición y por necesidad, una Iglesia verdaderamente «doméstica», aunque ciertamente no en el sentido de ser dócil y mansa; lejos de ello. No, era doméstica en el sentido de estar basada en los hogares y los corazones de los cristianos, durante más o menos los 3 […]
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Medidas De Protección Contra El Covid 19 Actualización Al 18 De Marzo De 2020

Aprobado por: Su Excia. Revma. Mons. Joseph V. Brennan, D.D. 1. Escuelas católicas El cierre de todas las escuelas católicas, incluyendo todos las preescolares, se ha extendido por un tiempo indeterminado. La enseñanza a distancia continuará de lunes a viernes de 8:00 a.m. a 3:00 p.m. Todas las recaudaciones de fondos también se cancelan hasta […]
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Bishop’s Message – Sunday Liturgies 3/15

The Lord is most certainly in our midst today. He hears our petition and quenches our thirst for the living Word of God. In the moments that frighten us and threaten us we have the Lord and each other to depend on. So we find ourselves facing one of those moments now. In addition to whatever else we have committed to do for our Lenten observance, we are all being asked to observe a penance that we would never have chosen and could not have anticipated.
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DECREE – March 13, 2020

In light of the current situation, all Roman Catholics in the Diocese of Fresno are hereby dispensed from the obligation of Sunday Mass attendance. This dispensation will go into effect immediately and will remain in effect until such time as it is deemed prudent to rescind it. Again, all Catholics may avail themselves of this dispensation but I especially encourage persons falling into the categories of greater risk to do so.
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Mensaje Del Obispo – Liturgias Del Domingo – 3/15

Ciertamente el Señor está en medio de nosotros hoy. Él escucha nuestra petición y apaga nuestra sed de la palabra viva de Dios. En el momento de temor y amenaza tenemos al Señor en cada uno de nosotros. Por lo tanto nos encontramos frente a uno de esos momentos ahora. Además de cualquier otra cosa que nos hayamos comprometido a hacer por nuestra observancia de la Cuaresma, a todos se nos pide que cumplamos una penitencia que nunca habríamos elegido y que no podríamos haber anticipado
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DECRETO – 13 de marzo, 2020

En vista de la situación actual, todos los católicos romanos en la Diócesis de Fresno quedan exentos de la obligación de asistir a la misa dominical. Esta exención entrará en vigencia de inmediato y permanecerá vigente hasta el momento en que se considere prudente anularla. Nuevamente, todos los católicos pueden aprovechar esta exención, pero animo especialmente a las personas que caen en las categorías de mayor riesgo a hacerlo.
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Resources

Public Information Resources

State Stay-At-Home Order – Current Information

Health Resources

Resources for Families & Parishes

COVID-19 — Guidance For Immigrant Californians

California Immigrant Guide + Listos California
This guide provides tips about services, including public benefits, that are available to
immigrant Californians, including some that are available regardless of immigration
status. Check COVID19.ca.gov for updates.
 Guide for Immigrant Californians

COVID-19 – Guía Para Los Californianos Inmigrantes

Guía para Inmigrantes de California + Listos California
Esta guía proporciona consejos sobre los servicios, incluyendo los beneficios
públicos, que están disponibles para los inmigrantes californianos, incluidos algunos
que están disponibles independientemente de su estatus migratorio.
 Guía para los Californianos inmigrantes

Video Resources



Carlos Flores RN

Carlos Flores RN is the Trauma Coordinator for Valley Children’s Hospital and a Faith Community Nurse. Carlos is a Master Catechist and is SAFE Environment compliant. He was commissioned for Lay Ecclesial Ministry work through the diocesan “New Wine” program May 2014.

Parish Online Media

Many parishes and missions post pastoral and spiritual information to their web pages and social media. These are ways we can keep connected to our own local faith communities, even though liturgies and other activities are cancelled.

Alpaugh

Sacred Heart Mission, Alpaugh

Arvin

St. Thomas the Apostle, Arvin

Atwater

St. Anthony, Atwater
| youtube

Auberry-Tollhouse

Infant Jesus of Prague Mission, Auberry-Tollhouse
website

Avenal

St. Joseph, Avenal
website

Bakersfield

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Bakersfield
website| facebook
Sacred Heart, Bakersfield
website| facebook
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Bakersfield
website| facebook| youtube
St. Francis of Assisi, Bakersfield
website| facebook
St. Joseph, Bakersfield
website| facebook| youtube
St. Philip the Apostle, Bakersfield
website| facebook
San Clemente Mission Parish, Bakersfield
website| facebook
Christ the King, Bakersfield
website| facebook
Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Co-Patroness of the Unborn, Bakersfield
website| facebook
St. Jude Mission, Bakersfield
website
Holy Spirit Mission, Bakersfield
website

Bass Lake

St. Dominic Savio Mission & Retreat Center, Bass Lake

Big Pine

St. Stephen Mission, Big Pine
website

Bishop

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Bishop
website| facebook

Boron

St. Joseph Mission, Boron
website

Buhach

Immaculate Conception Mission, Buhach

Buttonwillow

St. Mary, Buttonwillow

California City

Our Lady of Lourdes, California City
website

Caruthers

Our Lady of the Assumption Mission, Caruthers

Chowchilla

St. Columba, Chowchilla

Clovis

Divine Mercy, Clovis
website| facebook
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Clovis
website| facebook

Coalinga

St. Paul the Apostle, Coalinga

Corcoran

Our Lady of Lourdes, Corcoran
| facebook

Cutler

St. Mary, Cutler
| facebook

Delano

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Delano
| facebook| youtube
St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal, Delano
| facebook

Delhi

St. Teresa of Calcutta Mission, Delhi

Dinuba

St. Catherine of Siena, Dinuba

Dos Palos

Sacred Heart, Dos Palos
| facebook

Earlimart

St. Jude Thaddeus, Earlimart
| facebook

Easton

The Catholic Community of St. Jude Parish (Easton) and Our Lady of the Assumption Mission (Caruthers)
website| facebook

El Nido

St. George Mission, El Nido

Exeter

Sacred Heart, Exeter
| facebook

Farmersville

St. Anthony of Egypt Mission, Farmersville

Firebaugh

St. Joseph, Firebaugh

Five Points

Holy Family Mission, Five Points

Fowler

St. Lucy, Fowler
website| facebook

Frazier Park

Our Lady of the Snows Mission, Frazier Park
website

Fresno

St. John’s Cathedral, Fresno
website| facebook
Holy Spirit, Fresno
website| facebook
Our Lady of La Vang, Fresno

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Fresno
website| facebook
Our Lady of Victory, Fresno
website| facebook
Sacred Heart, Fresno
website| facebook
St. Alphonsus, Fresno

St. Anthony Claret, Fresno
website| facebook
St. Anthony of Padua, Fresno
website| facebook
St. Genevieve, Fresno

St. Helen, Fresno

St. Mary Queen of Apostles, Fresno
website| facebook
St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, Fresno
website| facebook
The Shrine of St. Thérèse, Fresno
website| facebook
Christ the King Mission, Malaga

Gustine

Shrine of Our Lady of Miracles, Gustine

Hanford

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Hanford
website| facebook
St. Brigid, Hanford
website| facebook

Hilmar

Holy Rosary, Hilmar
website| youtube

Hornitos

St. Catherine of Siena Mission, Hornitos

Huron

St. Frances Cabrini, Huron

Independence

St. Vivian Mission, Independence

Ivanhoe

San Felipe de Jesús Mission, Ivanhoe

Kerman

St. Patrick, Kerman
website| facebook

Kettleman City

St. Cecilia Mission, Kettleman City
website

Kingsburg

Holy Family, Kingsburg
website| facebook| youtube

Lamont

St. Augustine, Lamont
| facebook

Laton

Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Laton
| facebook

Le Grand

Our Lady of Lourdes Mission, Le Grand

Lemoore

St. Peter Prince of Apostles, Lemoore
website| facebook
St. Rose of Lima Mission, Santa Rosa Rancheria
website

Lindsay

Sacred Heart, Lindsay

Livingston

St. Jude Thaddeus, Livingston

London

Santa Cruz Mission, London

Lone Pine

Santa Rosa, Lone Pine
website

Los Banos

St. Joseph, Los Banos
website| facebook

Lost Hills

Nuestra Señora de la Paz (Our Lady of Peace) Mission, Lost Hills

Madera

St. Joachim, Madera
website| facebook| youtube

Mariposa

St. Joseph, Mariposa
| facebook

McFarland

St. Elizabeth [of Hungary], McFarland

Mendota

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mendota
| facebook| youtube

Merced

St. Patrick, Merced
website| facebook
Sacred Heart, Merced
| facebook

Mojave

St. Francis of Assisi Mission, Mojave
website

North Fork

St. Joseph the Worker Mission, North Fork
website

Oakhurst

Our Lady of the Sierra, Oakhurst
website| facebook

Orange Cove

St. Isidore the Farmer, Orange Cove
website| facebook

Parlier

Our Lady of Sorrows, Parlier

Pinedale

St. Agnes Mission, Pinedale

Planada

Sacred Heart, Planada

Porterville

St. Anne Parish, Porterville
website| facebook| youtube
Holy Cross Church, Porterville
website

Randsburg

Santa Barbara Mission, Randsburg
website

Raymond-Knowles

St. Anne Chapel Mission, Raymond-Knowles
website

Reedley

St. Anthony of Padua, Reedley
website| facebook

Richgrove

St. Vincent de Paul Mission, Richgrove

Ridgecrest

St. Ann, Ridgecrest
website| facebook

Ripperdan

St. Agnes Chapel Mission, Ripperdan
website

Riverdale

St. Ann, Riverdale
| facebook

Rosamond

St. Mary of the Desert, Rosamond
website

San Joaquin

St. Vincent de Paul Mission, San Joaquin
website

Sanger

St. Mary, Sanger
website| facebook
St. Katherine, Del Rey
website

Selma

St. Joseph, Selma
| facebook

Shafter

St. Therese of Lisieux, Shafter
| facebook

Shoshone-Tecopa

St. John the Baptist Mission, Shoshone

Springville

St. Maximillian Kolbe Mission, Springville
website

Squaw Valley

St. Rita Mission, Squaw Valley

Stevinson

St. Mary Mission, Stevinson
website

Stratford

St. Joseph Mission, Stratford
website

Strathmore

St. James Mission, Strathmore

Taft

St. Mary, Taft
website| facebook

Tecopa

St. Thérèse Mission, Tecopa
website| facebook

Tehachapi

St. Malachy, Tehachapi
website| facebook

Terra Bella

Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro Mission, Terra Bella
website

Three Rivers

St. Clair Mission, Three Rivers

Three Rocks

Our Lady of Lourdes Mission, Three Rocks

Tipton

St. John the Evangelist, Tipton

Tonyville

St. Anthony Mission, Tonyville

Tranquillity

St. Paul, Tranquillity
website

Traver

St. John the Baptist Mission, Traver

Tulare

St. Aloysius, Tulare
| facebook
St. Rita, Tulare
website| facebook| youtube

Tule River Indian Reservation

Mater Dolorosa Mission Co-Patroness St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Tule Indian Reservation

Visalia

Good Shepherd Catholic Parish, Visalia
website| facebook| youtube

Wasco

St. John the Evangelist, Wasco
| facebook

Wofford Heights

St. Jude, Wofford Heights
website

Woodlake

St. Frances Cabrini, Woodlake

Woodville

St. Francis of Assisi Mission, Woodville

Yosemite

Our Lady of the Snows Yosemite Valley Chapel, Yosemite National Park
website