Christ the King Church, Bakersfield, exteriorName of Church Christ the King

Address 1800 Bedford Way, Bakersfield CA 93308

Phone number (661) 391-4640


Mass times Saturday vigil 4 & 6 p.m. (Spanish); Sunday 7:45 & 9:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. (Latin Tridentine).   Daily, 7:15 a.m.  Holy days, 7:15 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Confessions Saturdays, 10-11 a.m.

Names of priests Msgr. Stephen Frost, pastor.  Daniel Rindge, deacon.  Deacon Rindge has drawn some attention in recent years for his public defense of the Catholic faith on issues such as the ordination of women.  He also contributes to the parish’s website; see the Catholic videos he’s posted on the homepage on religious liberty, Father Barron’s Catholicism, Catholics Come Home, and more.

School No.

Special parish groups Life Teen, Boy Scouts, Little Flowers Girls’ Club, Knights of Columbus, Ladies Guild, Prayer Blanket Ministry, Pro-Life

Music Choirs for weekend Masses.

Fellow parishioners Mostly an English-speaking community.

Parking No problem.

Acoustics Average.  Christ the King is one of the few parishes that has a sign language interpreter who serves at the 9:30 a.m. Mass.

Cry room Yes, in rear on left.

Additional observations  Christ the King is a parish of the diocese of Fresno in central California, about halfway between Los Angeles and Fresno.  It was founded in 1952 and serves an area known for its farmland and oil production.  Among its offerings are a Sunday Tridentine Mass (offered by one of the diocesan priests).