Name of Church Holy Cross Church (under the umbrella of St. Anne Parish, which also includes St. Anne’s Church in Porterville and some mission sites in the surrounding area)

Address 1765 N. Newcomb Street, Porterville, CA 93257

Phone number (559) 784-2800

Website  Check out its social media (“St. Anne’s Parish of Porterville”), including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.  

Mass times Saturday vigil, 4 p.m.   Sundays  10 a.m., 4 p.m.  Check the website for rules related to COVID-19.   On YouTube you can watch Masses.

Confessions Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, noon to 1 p.m.  Thursday, 6 to 7 p.m.

Names of priests Msgr. Scott Daugherty, pastor.  Monsignor is an orthodox pastor who has served the parish since 1993.  Listen to him preach at the Masses posted on the parish YouTube channel.  Fr. Zacarias Martinez, 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.  He serves as chaplain to the Springville Catholic Community. 

School Yes, K-8th grade.

Special parish groups & activities Bible study, Legion of Mary, Altar Society, Knights of Columbus, Rosary Prayer Groups, Natural Family Planning, Catholic Daughters, JEAD for young adults, Right to Life.

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

Fellow parishioners English speaking community; Iglesia Santa Cruz serves the Spanish speaking community.

Parking There is ample parking around the church.

Acoustics Good.

Cry room No.

Additional observations  Holy Cross is a newer church, dedicated in 2006, built to accommodate the growing parish community.  It is part of the Diocese of Fresno; Porterville is located in the San Joaquin Valley, not far from Visalia.  Take a virtual tour of Holy Cross on the parish’s YouTube channel.