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 www.stannesparish.com. 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.
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.
Music “depends on the Mass”. Doesn’t it always?
The Interior looks like a movie theater.
Isn’t that a fairly traditional cruciform shape for a Roman Catholic church (with the transepts perpendicular to the nave)?
I’ve never seen a cruciform shaped theatre. And, those pews don’t look at all like theatre seating.
What makes you think it looks like a movie theatre?
I watched the beginning of the video Mass from last Sunday. Pastor said the parish is having problems with parishioners being targeted and the website being hijacked for fraud, and parishioners are having their credit cards charged fraudulently.
Anon, enough already! It doesn’t look like a theater. It looks like a church that was designed with the altar as the focal point of worship. Not all churches have to have long naves with the people in the back finding it hard to see the altar or the priest. OK, so I liked it and you didn’t.
No Bob One, it figures you would like a more modern looking church. It reflects your modernist mentality, your side has crippled the Church with your nonsense, my side will be around to rebuild from the rubble you caused
Anyone who thinks that church has a poor design is crazy.
A movie theater??
Been a while since you have been to a movie, right?
Not since COVID.
My side caused the rubble that is the church of today, one says. Nope. I ain’t on a side and I didn’t do nothing. I got up one Sunday morning and the altar was turned around and the priest was saying mass in English. I didn’t do nothing! Besides, I don’t think the church should have sides. We have two forms of the mass, that’s all. Go to the one you like, but stop the hate mail.
Typical liberal Always avoid and deny the responsibility of the carnage and wreckage that they cause, and the they accuse you of hate when you point it out. If you don’t think the Church is in functioning schism you are delusional ..
Lacking self-awareness, are we?
No Anon pointing out liberal lies and destruction… there is no sin in hating the evil Left nice try but you lose …