In the Late 50's construction began on the Mammoth Pool Dam near North Fork. This brought many new families to the mountain area and prompted them to solicit St. Joachim’s Church in Madera, CA to hold weekly services in the mountains of Eastern Madera County.
The movie theater in Bass Lake became the location for a Sunday Mass. A priest from Madera came up to serve these parishioners weekly. The success of these services persuaded the local Catholics to request a mission church be built in North Fork.
The local population helped with volunteers to complete the church in the mid-1960's.
JOSEPH THE WORKER
56522 Road 200, North Fork, CA 93644
If there is inclement weather and icy roads, call the parish to see if Mass will be said.
DIRECTIONS: From Downtown North Fork: At the intersection of Road 222 and Road 200 travel South 1 1/2 miles. Saint Joseph's is on the left side.