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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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

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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.