Office of Formation and Evangelization

The Mission of the Office of Formation and Evangelization

is to provide Spirit-led service to the people of God under the guidance of Bishop Joseph Vincent Brennan.

We are committed to facilitate formation of effective leaders for ministry through a process that is collaborative, empowering and sensitive to cultural diversity and pastoral needs.

La Misión de la Oficina de Formación y Evangelización

es proveer servicio guiado por el Espíritu al Pueblo de Dios bajo la dirección de nuestro Obispo José Vicente Brennan.

Estamos comprometidos a facilitar formación de líderes efectivos para el ministerio a través de un proceso de colaboración, capacidad y sensible a la diversidad cultural y las necesidades pastorales.

PRAYERS OF HOPE!   Join us on YouTube live at 8 pm on our new channel:  DOF Formation and Evangelization. 

For the full schedule of dates and intentions, go to https://dioceseoffresno.org/prayers-of-hope

 

Lenten Resources / Recursos para la Cuaresma

Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers:

We invite you to step back with us this Lent and reflect on our reality from the context of the Gospel. We do this so we can hear how the Spirit is inviting us to be God’s love in the world. To help you in your Lenten journey, we have Reflection Guides based on the Sunday Gospels that can be used in a group or on your own. We also have Families in Mission Guidesespecially for families with children. Additionally, we invite you to consider joining our group that will meet online, to reflect and pray together. Explore our website to see all our Lenten Resources including the Stations of the Cross with a social justice focus.

Los tiempos que estamos viviendo requieren de recursos que conectan la fe con nuestra realidad. Esta Cuaresma 2021, te ofrecemos guías de reflexión con un enfoque en justicia económica para uso comunitario, familiar o individual.  Para obtener las guías cuaresmales bilingües haz clic aquí  Cuaresmales Maryknoll.  Para obtener otros recursos cuaresmales visita nuestra página: https://discipulosmisioneros.org/.  Para unirte a nuestras comunidades virtuales esta cuaresma, inscríbete aquí: Comunidades Virtuales Sal y Luz, todos los jueves en dos horarios, 6:00 pm CT y 6:00 pm PT. Estos recursos son gratuitos, compártelos con otros agentes de pastoral y amigos.

The Jesuits 

There is great content provided by the Jesuits in the tradition if Ignatian prayer. You can sign up for daily emails throughout Lent, or view some videos on specific themes.  https://www.jesuits.org/spirituality/ignatian-lent/

Catholic Releif Services

CRS provides videos, reflections, recipes, and so much more!  There are family activities and a guide to prepare meatless Friday meals together in solidarity with countries around the world.
https://www.crsricebowl.org/families

 

California Catholic Bishops:

The website of the California Catholic Bishops offers some resources that they have gathered for our second Lent in a pandemic:
https://www.cacatholic.org/article/devotions-and-prayers-our-second-pandemic-lent