Churches worth driving to

St. Anne Church, Porterville

Name of Church St. Anne Church (under the umbrella of St. Anne Parish, which also includes Holy Cross Church in Porterville and some missions in the surrounding area) Address 378 North F Street, Porterville, CA 93257 Phone number (559) 784-2800 Website www.stannesparish.com Mass times Saturday vigil, 6:30 p.m.  Sundays, 8 & 10 a.m. (Spanish); Monday – Friday, 7 … [Read more...]

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Fresno diocese consolidates parishes

'A new unified Catholic community'

The following comes from a January 29 Visalia Times-Delta article by Juan Villa: A process that began more than seven years ago concluded earlier this month with the consolidation of the Catholic parishes in Visalia and Goshen into one entity: The Good Shepherd Catholic Parish. The newly named parish replaces the current title, The Catholic Church of Visalia. “They … [Read more...]

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A Catholic university in Visalia?

Marymount to study area for college expansion

The following comes from a January 23 Fresno Bee article by Lewis Griswold: Marymount California University in Southern California will soon begin a feasibility study of Visalia for offering bachelor’s degree programs, which local boosters say could evolve into the first traditional four-year college in city history. Marymount California University – not to be confused … [Read more...]

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