Good Shepherd Catholic Parish, part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno, has started the preliminary work on the construction phase of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Visalia. Because funds will be available, the timeline to breaking ground and building the new church will begin in 2019.

Our intent is to keep you as up to date as possible on all phases of the project.  We encourage you to reach out and share with us your thoughts, desires and suggestions.

Project Updates

Amount Needed: $16,500,000

Restricted Funds: $875,000

General Funds: $1,125,000

Current Amount Pledged:

Current Amount Needed: $14,500,000

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October 03, 2019

Ground Breaking Set October 15, 2019

Groundbreaking was held on October 15, 2019.

October 01, 2019


Liturgical Design Consultant

Pittsburg based Rohn & Associates Design, Inc. has been chosen to lead the Liturgical Design as well as interior design direction for the project. Rolf Rohn, is a world-renowned and trusted Liturgical Artist, Designer, Educator, Appraiser and Construction Consultant with over half a century of experience.  He along with his team will bring to life the visual experience of St. Charles. No matter the goal, having the right team is the key to success. Sacred spaces require exceptional expertise that exceed conventional design skills. The Rohn team is comprised of experts who ensure each aspect of your project surpasses requirements.



1113 Creedmoor Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15226

(412) 561-1228



Principle Architects

Established in 2011, Bakersfield, California based Radian Design Group, Inc. is a design firm with a focus on architecture, planning and design/build services. The firm's design portfolio is diverse, ranging from healthcare, religious, commercial office and governmental facilities such as fire stations, libraries, courtroom and administrative buildings. The firm has assembled a highly experienced and creative Architecture, Planning and Design/Build team which has over 60 years in the practice of Architecture.


5301 Truxtun Avenue, Suite 300
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 864-7676 – Office



General Contractor/Construction Management

S.C. Anderson, Inc. is based in Bakersfield, California and was founded in 1983 as a small regional company.  The firm specializes in general construction, design / build, and construction management services for religious, educational, healthcare, retail, commercial, multi-family housing facilities, and tenant improvement projects.  S.C. Anderson, Inc. has been working with the Diocese of Fresno for many years and has completed numerous projects in various locations.



2160 Mars Court

Bakersfield, CA 93308


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506 N Garden St
Visalia, CA 93291

(559) 734-9522

In Matthew 16:18, Jesus said to Peter "upon this rock I will build My church."  As modern Catholics and Christians, we base our same decisions on this simple principle ... to build God's Kingdom as he leads us.  And, if you are supposed to be part of this great project through a meaningful gift or other contribution, we would like to hear from you!

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