ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH
1515 Baker Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305 Directions
Women of Grace, Youth Ministries, Knights of Columbus, Confirmation, Adult 1st Communion, Liturgy, English Bible Study, Baptism Preparation, Prayer Blanket Ministry, Children's Choir, Eucharistic, Floral Decoration Committee, Spanish Bible Readings, Middle School Level Religious Education & Marriage Preparation
St. Joseph Catholic Church was built in 1907 and is a historic church in Bakersfield. A plain table replaced the old, ornate pre-Vatican II altar, and the walls of both the main sanctuary and the side chapel were decorated with colorful geometric designs. The church went through many redecorations of the interior, a pattern that lasted until Monsignor John Esquivel's pastorate. The church provides religious education for all children aged 3, 4, 5, and 6. They teach by prayer, narrative, art, music, and games. St. Joseph Catholic Church aims to lay a foundation for lifelong religious education for their children. They concentrate on being their weekly Sunday mass scriptural readings. It affords confessions on Thursday at 6 pm. Spanish and English are available.
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ST. FRANCIS PARISH
900 High Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304 Directions
Risen Christ Celebration, Anointing of the Sick, Confirmation, Youth Sacrament, Matrimony, Wedding and Sunday Mass, Children Christmas Eve Masses, Grandparent’s Day Celebrating Las Posadas, Parents Classes, Group Prayer, First Reconciliation and Communion, Holy Orders, Religious Education, Baptism, Music Ministry & Funerals
St. Francis Parish offers a safe and supportive atmosphere for Catholic prayer, evangelization, and fellowship. Their ministries give you many chances to work and become more engaged with St. Francis's people and heart. They welcome you to take the next step and become active in their faith group. Many of their departments are parishioner groupings. The parish is increasingly increasing both in attendance and property required to serve more than 6,500 families. Their mission is to provide a safe, warm, and welcoming environment for parents and children. It offers instruction for the holy baptismal sacraments, first repentance, and first communion.
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ST PHILIP THE APOSTLE CHURCH
7100 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93309 Directions
Daily and Sunday Mass, Worship, Confirmation, Catholic Teaching, Adult Formation, Bible School, Religious Education, Sacraments, First Communion, Holy Eucharist, Baptism Preparation Class for Parents and Godparents, Matrimony, Group Prayer, Personal Prayer & Morality
St. Philip the Apostle Church was established in 1968 and was split to create a new parish for Bakersfield's rapidly expanding Southwest area. St. Philip, the Apostle, purchased 11.2 acres containing four classrooms. It is about 10,000 square feet tall.St. Philip Church provides professional pre-school education in a caring and welcoming Christian environment. The curriculum is based on a biblical theme that uses music, art, bible stories, games, and prayer to create a positive learning experience that enriches the children's faith.