Office of Communications


Love, Justice and Service Are Works of God

October 19, 2018

Monsignior Raymond Dreiling greets attendees at the 2018 Red Mass today, October 19, 2018, at St. John Cathedral in Fresno.   

The annual Eucharist, gathering local judges, attorneys, and others employed in the legal system, was celebrated by Most Rev. Armando X. Ochoa, Bishop of the Diocese of Fresno. This celebration at the beginning of the judicial session has its roots nearly 800 years ago in France and England.  The term “Red Mass” refers to the tradition of red vestments, red being the liturgial color symbolizing the presence of the Holy Spirit, who inspires love off truth, commitment to justice, and willingness to serve.

Bishop Ochoa at Congress 2018

October 14, 2018

Our bishop, Most Rev. Armando X. Ochoa pauses for a discussion with other attendees while checking out what the exhibitors have to offer.


After keynotes, workshops and Mass, attendees fortify themselves for two more Saturday afternoon workshops.

Sábado Conferencia Principal En Español – Giovanni O. Pérez

October 13, 2018

Giovanni O. Pérez nació en Guatemala. Él es el Coordinador de la Formación de Catequistas y Director Asociado de la Oficina de Educación Religiosa de la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles. El ha estado casado con Patricia Hernández por más de 25 años y juntos han criado cuatro jóvenes adultos llenos de espíritu, uno de ellos está diagnosticado con Autismo

Eucharist at Congress

Hundreds of attendees of Diocesan Congress 2 018 participate in the Eucharist presided over by Fr. Dan Avila, Director of Vocations, Diocese of Fresno

English Keynote – Br. Silas Henderson

Brother Silas Henderson, S.D.S., M.T.S., is a member of the Society of the Divine Savior (the “Salvatorians”). An author, retreat director, and catechist, Brother Silas is a member of the Tucson-based Jordan Ministries. He has written extensively on discipleship, the liturgy, Mary and the Saints, and his articles and reflections have appeared in a number […]

Getting Started on Saturday Morning

Today’s session is getting going with registration and the opening Morning Prayer

One down, two to go

October 12, 2018

Attendees are evaluating the wares of booths featuring textbooks and other teaching materials, clothing and religious items.  It’s lunchtime after the Friday morning workshop session, with two more Friday afternoon.

Rev. Msgr Raymond Dreiling, Vicar General

Diocese of Fresno Vicar Msgr. General Raymond Dreiling shares a vision of collaborative meeting in the general session of today’s Congress session.

Before The Storm – Diocesan Congress 2018

Things are just getting started here in Visalia for this year’s Diocesan Congress — people have been arriving for Morning Prayer.  The Office of Comunications is on the job though . . . Today is the first Friday session for many years, intended for Diocesan and parish staffs.