Located in north Visalia, Holy Family was founded as a mission church of St. Mary’s Parish. In 1950, Holy Family was designated a separate parish with its own pastor and parish structure. The original church was a converted roller skating rink, which was moved to the location in the late 1940s. Today that original building serves as the parish social and events hall. The present church was completed in the early 1960s. Holy Family Parish is home to over 1,500 Catholic families and provides education, social, and religious services on a wide range.



Sundays: 10:00 AM

En Español

Lunes a viernes: 8:00 AM

Sábados: 5:00PM

Domingo: 12:00PM


En Español

Lunes a viernes: 7:30 - 8:00 AM

Confessions also held at St. Marys

Founded in 1861, the church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (St. Mary’s) is the oldest parish in the Southern San Joaquin Valley. It is the “mother” church of various parishes in Tulare, Kings, and Fresno Counties. The founding pastor was Father Daniel Francis Dade who came from Philadelphia, PA in late 1857 and originally was located in Santa Barbara. He was transferred to the village of Visalia in 1861 and began the present parish covering the entire area of what is now the Diocese of Fresno with around 20 Catholic families. Today, the parish is home to approximately 11,000 Catholic families and offers numerous ministries and services.



Monday through Friday: 12:15 PM

Saturdays: 4:00 PM

Sundays: 8:00 AM, 10:30 AM & 7:00 PM


En Español

Domingo: 1:00 PM


Monday through Friday

11:45 AM – 12:10 PM


2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

(Four Priests)

The newest of the church communities that comprise the Good Shepherd Catholic Parish in Visalia, St. Charles Borromeo is named after the famous bishop-saint of Milan, Italy, who was instrumental in establishing Catholic Education and Seminaries throughout the church. St. Charles Borromeo Church generally serves the southwest quadrant of the City of Visalia, but obviously is available to all parishioners. The permanent church building is in the planning stages. Mass and other services are now celebrated in the new parish hall. While no official boundaries are yet established, the four weekend Masses now scheduled at St. Charles are very well attended. A building campaign is planned to provide a permanent church.  The current facilities at St. Charles Borromeo were blessed and opened in the Fall of 2011.

Learn more about the future of St. Charles Borromeo in Visalia!



Sundays: 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM

En Español

Domingo: 8:00 AM en la Salón parroquial de St. Charles


Confessions are held at

St. Marys and at Holy Family.

St. Thomas The Apostle

The small farming town of Goshen was established along Highway 99 and served the farmers and dairy ranchers of the area. As time passed, the need for a church became evident and, through the generosity of the people of the region, a church was built in 1962. The parish was founded in 1963 with Father Joseph C. Barnes named as first pastor. In later years a hall was added and a small house was moved to the property to serve as a rectory. With changing demographics and the shortage of priests, the Goshen parish was united with Holy Family Parish in Visalia and was served by the clergy of Holy Family until it became part of the united parishes of what is now Good Shepherd Catholic Parish in 2008. St. Thomas the Apostle serves some 300 Catholic families.


Sunday Mass is no longer held at St. Thomas Church. However all parishioners are asked to attend one of our mass at Holy Family, St. Mary's or St. Charles.


Confessions are held at St, Mary's and at Holy Family.

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506 N. Garden St.
Visalia, CA  93291

(559) 734-9522
(559) 734-3435 FAX


Office Hours


8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Closed for Lunch:

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

9:00 AM - Noon

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