The Consecration of St. Charles
Borromeo Church, Visalia
The Largest Parish Church in North America
It has recently come to our attention that the definition of Visalia is, “Precious angel of the heavens. Given to this Earth in a sacred way to help those who cross her path.” How appropriate a name that fits the building of our new church St. Charles Borromeo, the house of God, given to us in a sacred way to help those who cross her path.
The historic building of the largest Catholic Parish Church in North America that will seat 3,200 individuals is nearing completion. This project is for everyone in the Diocese of Fresno. A spectator place of worship bringing to life the pillars of our faith, rich in theology, arts in its many forms, created by professionals from various parts of the world come to life in this new place of worship.
Only through the Grace and Guidance of the Holy Spirit has the undertaking nearing completion and the fulfillment of the dreams and prayers of our parishioners and those that initiated the project like Bishop John T. Steinbock and those that followed, Bishop Armando X. Ochoa, and now under Bishop Joseph V. Brennan and the leadership of Pastor Fr. Alex Chavez.
Key date: Consecration of the new church is scheduled for November 4, 2022.
Please visit our website to experience and animated fly-through of the envisioned St. Charles Borromeo Church and all the elements that are at the heart of all our efforts. This is the largest Catholic Church building project in modern history. Please graciously consider being part of this historic project by giving a onetime $100 donation or sponsoring a sacred art item or liturgical furnishing in honor of one of your loved ones by visiting our virtual catalog: StCharlesvisalia.org
Article by: Deacon Henry J. Medina, Director of Administration of Good Shepherd Catholic Parish