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Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St Joseph”

With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from 8 December 2020, to 8 December 2021.

By Vatican News

In a new Apostolic Letter entitled Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis describes Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father; a father who is creatively courageous, a working father, a father in the shadows.

The Letter marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To celebrate the anniversary, Pope Francis has proclaimed a special “Year of St Joseph,” beginning on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2020 and extending to the same feast in 2021.

The Holy Father wrote Patris corde against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, which, he says, has helped us see more clearly the importance of “ordinary” people who, though far from the limelight, exercise patience and offer hope every day. In this, they resemble Saint Joseph, “the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence,” who nonetheless played “an incomparable role in the history of salvation.”

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Prayer to St. Joseph after the Rosary

Introduction
This prayer to Saint Joseph—spouse of the Virgin Mary, foster father of Jesus, and patron saint of the universal Church—was composed by Pope Leo XIII in his 1889 encyclical, Quamquam pluries. He asked that it be added to the end of the Rosary, especially during the month of October, which is dedicated to the Rosary. It may be said after the customary Salve Regina and concluding prayer, and may also be used to conclude other Marian devotions.
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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

Lenten Devotions (Eng & Sp)

Lenten Devotions (Eng & Sp) Lenten Devotion guidelines and mandates
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A Message from Bishop Joseph V. Brennan and the California Catholic Conference.

A Message from Bishop Joseph V. Brennan and the California Catholic Conference. Vaccinate to Protect Health of Yourself and Your Community. In partnership with the Catholic health systems and Catholic Charities throughout the Golden State, the Catholic Bishops of California urge all Californians to receive a vaccination to prevent the continued spread of the deadly […]
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Catholic Moral Teaching and Tradition on COVID-19 Vaccines Eng/Spn

Catholic Moral Teaching and Tradition on COVID-19 Vaccines As the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines against COVID-19 become available, it is critically important that Catholics and others have an accurate understanding of how these vaccines may be viewed from the perspective of Catholic moral teaching and tradition. The Vatican’s doctrinal office, the Congregation for the Doctrine […]
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Statement from The Most Reverend Joseph V. Brennan, D.D. in collaboration with Right to Life of Central California

On Thursday, November 19th, I released a video about possible ethical issues with the vaccines that are in development to combat COVID-19. That video, along with subsequent comments to media entities that were disseminated in local, statewide, and national outlets, created some confusion among Catholics about the Church’s stance on these possible treatments. In this […]
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COVID Vaccines: A Pastoral Guide ENG/SPN

Over the last several months, the federal government has partnered with a number of researchers and pharmaceutical companies to develop a vaccine to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. This work has led to the possibility of more than one vaccine being available for patients as early as the first quarter of 2021. Widespread distribution of a […]
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U.S. Bishop Chairmen for Pro-Life and Doctrine Address Ethical Concerns on the New COVID-19 Vaccines

WASHINGTON– On December 14, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Doctrine, and Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued a statement on the new COVID-19 vaccines. In their statement, the bishops […]
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California Catholic Conference, Catholic Health Ministries and Catholic Charities Support COVID-19 Vaccines

The California Catholic Conference [i] affirms that Pfizer and Moderna’s impending COVID-19 vaccines are morally acceptable and are committed to working closely with Catholic health ministries and Catholic Charities to: Promote and encourage vaccination against COVID-19 in collaboration with state and local governments and other entities; Advocate on behalf of vulnerable populations to ensure they […]
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Cộng đồng Công giáo California, Bộ Y tế Công giáo và các tổ chức từ thiện Công giáo hỗ trợ Tiêm chủng COVID-19

Cộng đồng Công giáo California, Bộ Y tế Công giáo và Tổ chức từ thiện Công giáo Hỗ trợ Tiêm chủng COVID-19 Hội đồng Công giáo California chứng nhận rằng vắc xin COVID-19 Pfizer và Moderna sắp được sử dụng phù hợp với đạo đức nghề nghiệp và đang hợp tác chặt chẽ với Bộ […]
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Conferencia Católica de California, Ministerios de la Salud Católicos y Caridades Católicas Apoyan Vacunas Contra el COVID-19

La Conferencia Católica de California[i] afirma que las inminentes vacunas contra el COVID-19 de Pfizer y Moderna son moralmente aceptables y se comprometen a trabajar en estrecha colaboración con los ministerios de la salud católicos y Caridades Católicas para: Promover y fomentar la vacunación contra el COVID-19 en colaboración con los gobiernos estatales y locales […]
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Thanksgiving During Covid-19 – Tips for Celebrating Thanksgiving Safely

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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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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
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Auberry-Tollhouse

Infant Jesus of Prague Mission, Auberry-Tollhouse
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Avenal

St. Joseph, Avenal
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Bakersfield

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

St. Dominic Savio Mission & Retreat Center, Bass Lake

Big Pine

St. Stephen Mission, Big Pine
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Bishop

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Bishop
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Boron

St. Joseph Mission, Boron
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Buhach

Immaculate Conception Mission, Buhach

Buttonwillow

St. Mary, Buttonwillow

California City

Our Lady of Lourdes, California City
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Caruthers

Our Lady of the Assumption Mission, Caruthers

Chowchilla

St. Columba, Chowchilla

Clovis

Divine Mercy, Clovis
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Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Clovis
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Coalinga

St. Paul the Apostle, Coalinga

Corcoran

Our Lady of Lourdes, Corcoran
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Cutler

St. Mary, Cutler
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Delano

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Delano
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St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal, Delano
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Delhi

St. Teresa of Calcutta Mission, Delhi

Dinuba

St. Catherine of Siena, Dinuba

Dos Palos

Sacred Heart, Dos Palos
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Earlimart

St. Jude Thaddeus, Earlimart
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Easton

The Catholic Community of St. Jude Parish (Easton) and Our Lady of the Assumption Mission (Caruthers)
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El Nido

St. George Mission, El Nido

Exeter

Sacred Heart, Exeter
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Farmersville

St. Anthony of Egypt Mission, Farmersville

Firebaugh

St. Joseph, Firebaugh

Five Points

Holy Family Mission, Five Points

Fowler

St. Lucy, Fowler
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Frazier Park

Our Lady of the Snows Mission, Frazier Park
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Fresno

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

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

St. Anthony Claret, Fresno
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Christ the King Mission, Malaga

St. Anthony of Padua, Fresno
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St. Genevieve, Fresno

St. Helen, Fresno

St. Mary Queen of Apostles, Fresno
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St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, Fresno
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The Shrine of St. Thérèse, Fresno
website| facebook

Gustine

Shrine of Our Lady of Miracles, Gustine

Hanford

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Hanford
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St. Brigid, Hanford
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Hilmar

Holy Rosary, Hilmar
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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
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Kettleman City

St. Cecilia Mission, Kettleman City
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Kingsburg

Holy Family, Kingsburg
website| facebook| youtube

Lamont

St. Augustine, Lamont
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Laton

Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Laton
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Le Grand

Our Lady of Lourdes Mission, Le Grand

Lemoore

St. Peter Prince of Apostles, Lemoore
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St. Rose of Lima Mission, Santa Rosa Rancheria
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Lindsay

Sacred Heart, Lindsay

Livingston

St. Jude Thaddeus, Livingston

London

Santa Cruz Mission, London

Lone Pine

Santa Rosa, Lone Pine
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Los Banos

St. Joseph, Los Banos
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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
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McFarland

St. Elizabeth [of Hungary], McFarland

Mendota

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mendota
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Merced

St. Patrick, Merced
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Sacred Heart, Merced
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Mojave

St. Francis of Assisi Mission, Mojave
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North Fork

St. Joseph the Worker Mission, North Fork
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Oakhurst

Our Lady of the Sierra, Oakhurst
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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
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Holy Cross Church, Porterville
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Randsburg

Santa Barbara Mission, Randsburg
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Raymond-Knowles

St. Anne Chapel Mission, Raymond-Knowles
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Reedley

St. Anthony of Padua, Reedley
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Richgrove

St. Vincent de Paul Mission, Richgrove

Ridgecrest

St. Ann, Ridgecrest
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Ripperdan

St. Agnes Chapel Mission, Ripperdan
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Riverdale

St. Ann, Riverdale
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Rosamond

St. Mary of the Desert, Rosamond
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San Joaquin

St. Vincent de Paul Mission, San Joaquin
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Sanger

St. Mary, Sanger
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St. Katherine, Del Rey
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Selma

St. Joseph, Selma
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Shafter

St. Therese of Lisieux, Shafter
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Shoshone-Tecopa

St. John the Baptist Mission, Shoshone

Springville

St. Maximillian Kolbe Mission, Springville
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Squaw Valley

St. Rita Mission, Squaw Valley

Stevinson

St. Mary Mission, Stevinson
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Stratford

St. Joseph Mission, Stratford
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Strathmore

St. James Mission, Strathmore

Taft

St. Mary, Taft
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Tecopa

St. Thérèse Mission, Tecopa
website| facebook

Tehachapi

St. Malachy, Tehachapi
website| facebook

Terra Bella

Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro Mission, Terra Bella
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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
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Traver

St. John the Baptist Mission, Traver

Tulare

St. Aloysius, Tulare
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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
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Wofford Heights

St. Jude, Wofford Heights
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Woodlake

St. Frances Cabrini, Woodlake

Woodville

St. Francis of Assisi Mission, Woodville

Yosemite

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