Name of Church Shrine of St. Therese

Address 855 E. Floradora Ave., Fresno, CA 93728

Phone number 559-268-6388


Mass times Saturday vigil, 4 p.m. Sundays 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon (Spanish); Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.

Confessions Saturdays, 2:45 -3:45 p.m.

Names of priests Msgr. Raymond Dreiling, VG, pastor. Fr. Joseph Govindu, associate pastor. Fr. Flordito (Dhoy) Redulla, in residence. Fr. Joseph Govindu, associate pastor. Msgr. Dreiling is vicar general for the diocese, Fr. Govindu was ordained a priest in 2017, and Fr. Flordito serves the Hispanic community.

School No school. Religious education programs for children and adults.

Special events Adoration Wednesdays and first Fridays, 8:30 a.m. – noon; Silver Threads Sewing Circle; Senior Bible Study; Knights of Columbus

Music depends on the Mass, organ and choirs for the English Masses and singers with guitar for the Spanish Mass

Fellow parishioners Anglo and Hispanic

Parking no problem

Acoustics fine

Cry room two side chapels can act as cry rooms

Additional observations The Shrine of St. Therese is a historic parish,

established in 1919. It was originally named Our Lady of Victory, in thanksgiving for the U.S. victory in World War I, but was re-named for St. Therese Lisieux after her canonization in 1925. The current church was built in 1956, and is beautiful inside and out. Its interior includes 50,000 pounds of marble, of different types and colors, shipped from Italy. The altar area alone has five different types of marble. It houses a relic of St. Therese donated by Mother Agnes of Jesus (Pauline Martin), a sister of the saint. There are also many beautiful statues, paintings and other images. Church materials describe it as the first church in the world dedicated to the Little Flower.

Take an online tour of the shrine.