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


Mass times Saturday vigil, 6:30 p.m.  Sundays, 8 & 10 a.m. (Spanish); Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. (English), Saturday, 8 a.m. (English). Rosary before the Mass and litany of the Blessed Mother after.

Confessions Wednesday, 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. (for additional Mass and confession times at other St. Anne Parish facilities, see the website)

Names of priests Msgr. Scott Daugherty, pastor. Monsignor is a faithful and orthodox pastor who has served the parish for over 20 years. Fr. Guadalupe Vargas, parochial vicar. Msgr. Ronald Royer, retired priest in residence. Msgr. Royer, originally ordained for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, is an internationally known amateur astronomer.

School Yes, K-8th grade.

Special parish groups & activities Legion of Mary, Altar Society, Knights of Columbus, Prison Ministry, Rosary Prayer Groups, Natural Family Planning, Catholic Daughters, Food Pantry, Right to Life.

Music Depends on the Mass, choirs, cantors and organ.

Fellow parishioners Hispanic & Anglo

Parking Both the St. Anne’s and Holy Cross lots fill up on the weekends; come early.

Acoustics Good.

Cry room No.

Additional observations Porterville is a city in the San Joaquin Valley, not far from Visalia; the parish is part of the Diocese of Fresno. St. Anne is a historic parish, established in 1896. It began as a parish mission in 1892. The current church was built in 1952. Artistic features include an Italian marble altar and reredos (carved designs surrounding the pillars). Holy Cross Church, which is a larger church building and part of the parish, was established in 2006. Although a new church, it is well done.