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Religious Education
& Youth Ministry

Bishop Steinbock's Memorial Food Bank


Contact Info

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St Francis Choir Info



Knights of Columbus:
Our Lady of the Desert

Council #12055 Rosamond

(661)256-4009  or  (661)256-4505

Monsignor Baquendano
Council #6705 Mojave


Prayer in Defense of Marriage
Oraciůn en Defensa del Matrimonio
Vatican News
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
California Catholic Conference
California Legislative Network
Diocesan Legislative Advocacy


The Southern Kern Catholic Communities Welcomes you to our masses with


Rev. Fr. Patrick Geo, Pastor

at either

St. Mary of the Desert

3100 Fifteenth Street, Rosamond, CA 93560 (map)


St. Francis of Assisi

15382 Myer Rd. Mojave, CA 93501 (map) 

Fresno Diocesan Television Station
LIVE streaming 24/7  Anytime.  Anywhere.  Anyplace.

Vatican Youtube Channel

Marriage Help - Retrouvaille The 4 Stages of marriage are: 1) Romance, 2) Disillusionment, 3) Misery and 4) Awakening.  Many marriages experience only the first 3 stages; marriages that end in divorce never make it to the 4th stage.  For confidential information about and/or to register for any of the 2009 Central Valley weekends listed below please call 1-800-470-2230 or visit the web site at


Rachelís Vineyard If anyone desires the return to Jesusí love a merciful forgiveness which seems lost as the result of an abortion, there is help. For more information contact Jennifer Butcher at (877) 629-6626; by email at, or visit the website at  For Spanish speaking retreats, call 1-888-686-8537.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Do you wish you could take your ďtalk to a deeper level of listening and understanding?  To receive more information call Vic & Joan Penacho at (831)638-9498, email, or

ďWe the family of St. Mary of the Desert and St. Francis of Assisi Parish, enriched by our Catholic Faith and traditions, proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.  We are committed to the Lordís word, through our stewardship in serving Godís faith community.  We carry out this mission inspired by the Holy Spirit in a Nurturing, prayerful, loving and hospitable environment, and while welcoming all who seek Godís Grace.Ē     - Mission Statement