Good Shepherd Catholic Parish

Good Shepherd Catholic Parish is a diverse and active Roman Catholic parish serving the people of Visalia, California. From Wikipedia: "Visalia is a city in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley of California. The population was 141,384 as per the 2020 census. Visalia is the fifth-largest city in the San Joaquin Valley, the 42nd most populous in California, and 192nd in the United States. As the county seat of Tulare County, Visalia serves as the economic and governmental center to one of the most productive agricultural counties in the country. Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks are located in the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains, the highest mountain range within the contiguous United States. Visalia is 36 mi (58 km) west of Sequoia National Park, and 43 mi (69 km) south of Fresno.”

In 2016, Good Shepherd Catholic Parish consolidated three church communities into one: St. Mary's Catholic Church, Holy Family Catholic Church, St. Thomas Catholic Church, and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. With over 14,000 registered families, Good Shepherd is the largest parish in the Diocese of Fresno (and indeed, in most of the country). We are in the final stages of construction of our newest church building, St. Charles Borromeo Church, which will seat 3,200 people. There is great energy and enthusiasm as we open the new church and expand our many ministries and programs.