Religious Education

Religious Education is an umbrella for those ministries whose main goal is to catechize. According to the National Directory for Catechesis, "With God's grace, catechesis develops initial faith, nourishes the Christian life, and continually unfolds the mystery of Christ until the believer willingly becomes his disciple."
The object of catechesis is communion with Jesus Christ. Catechesis leads people to enter the mystery of Christ, to encounter him, and to discover themselves and the meaning of their lives in him. “At the heart of catechesis we find, in essence, a person, the person of Jesus of Nazareth, ‘the only Son of the Father…full of grace and truth, ‘who suffered and died for us and who now after rising, is living with us forever.” For in Christ the whole of God’s eternal plan is revealed, a plan that begins with the Father’s generation of his only Son and reaches its fulfillment in him.

At St. Francis Parish

The Catechetical Ministries under the Director are: R.C.I.A, LifeTeen, EDGE and Elementary Religious Education. Each catechetical ministry has it's own coordinator.

Contact Us

Individuals willing to answer their baptism call to preach the “Good News”. Please contact our Religious Education Office  by calling  661-323-8800 to help prepare & connect you to serve in any catechetical ministry.


Contact Us:

Address: 900 H. Street Bakersfield, CA 93304
Phone: 661-327-4734  |  Fax: 661-377-0363
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