Who Are We?

The Diocese of Fresno is one of the largest dioceses in the nation, covering over 35,000 square miles in an eight-county area. Our 90 Parishes, 40 Missions,
nine Stations and 18 Catholic Schools serve a population of over one million Catholic faithful, out of a total population of about 2.7 million. The diocese boasts a rich multicultural and multi-ethnic population. Annually workshops are offered in several different languages. We serve metropolitan, rural, agricultural, mountain and desert communities.

On Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12, 2019, we will celebrate our 31st year of our annual conference of continuing ministry formation throughout our diocese. The Friday event was added last year with workshops for parish staff and leadership, although all are invited to attend. It promises to be a great, joy-filled year for the People of God in the Diocese of Fresno.
On Sunday, October 13, 2019, we are blessed to celebrate Youth Day, with high school youth from all over the diocese joining together for a day of fun and praise of God!

Opportunities For You

We offer opportunities to support us through sponsorship, advertising and/or exhibiting at this year’s Congress. Your support of the Annual Diocesan Congress provides the opportunity to reach out to a new market. Parish leaders and Catholic faithful are always searching for products and services to assist them in their monumental task of serving children, youth and adults of the different parishes, schools, prisons, and farm worker camps.
We plan on reaching a large audience, with Friday bringing in parish staff and leadership, Saturday open to all, and Sunday with our high school youth and their chaperones.


Our Annual Conference attracts Catholic educators, Lay Ministers, Catechists, Religious, Clergy, Chaplains, Directors of Religious Education Programs, and Youth Ministers. We anticipate about 400 participants for Friday’s event and approximately 1,400 for Saturday. Sunday’s event usually brings in about 1,200 youth, and their chaperones. In total, we hope to have close to 3,000 people over the course of the event.



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If You Have Questions About These Opportunities Please Contact

Diocese of Fresno
Office of Formation and Evangelization

For Exhibitor Information Contact:

Diana Rivas
559-488-7474, extension 113
[email protected]

For Advertisements Or Sponsorships Contact:

Paul Mentlewski
559-488-7474, extension 102
[email protected]