St. Brigid Catholic Church Hanford, CA
St. Brigid Catholic ChurchHanford, CA

About St. Brigid Catholic Church

St. Brigid's ca. late 1920's - early 1930's

History

The 18th century Spanish missionaries regarded the San Joaquin Valley as uninhabitable swampland, so they established no missions here. After citizens of the United States came to the gold country in 1849 and the years following, they began migrating and soon inhabited the south valley. Fr. Samuel Dade was the first priest to serve the new settlers in this region, establishing the parish of the Nativity of Mary in Visalia.

 

In 1886 the first parish was founded in Hanford, in what would later become Kings County: St. Brigid Catholic Church. First serving mostly Irish and Portuguese settlers, this church was named after an Irish saint who exemplified Ireland's second Christian generation.

Our Patroness

St. Brigid, who was born a few years before Patrick died, founded convents and emphasized holiness of life. Her generation completed the evangelization of Ireland and prepared the way for the great missionaries who would later leave Ireland, bringing the message of salvation to other parts of Europe.

Schedule of Masses

Saturday (vigil)   6:00 PM

Sunday      7:00 AM 

                     8:30 AM

                   10:00 AM

                     1:00 PM (Spanish)

Weekdays

   Mon - Fri   7:00 AM English

 

Holy Days and Holidays

   As announced in bulletin

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

   Wednesday  7:30 - 8:00 AM

   Saturday       4:00 - 5:30 PM

   Or by appointment by

   calling the parish office.

 

 

St. Brigid Catholic Church

200 East Florinda Street

Hanford, CA 93230

559.582.2533

stbrigid@sti.net

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