Name of Church Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Address 4600 E. Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93307

Phone number (661) 323-3148


Mass times Sunday, 8:15 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (Masses in Spanish except for the 11:45 a.m. which is in English.) 

Confessions Visit the nearby parish site at 601 E. California Avenue, Bakersfield for confessions on Thursdays and Fridays at 6 p.m.

Names of priests Administered by the Oblates of St. Joseph. (See  Fr. Shaji Athipozhi, OSJ, pastor.  Fr. Gustavo Lopez, OSJ and Fr. Sergio Perez, OSJ, vicars.  Fr. Larry Toschi, OSJ, chapel.

School Yes, PK through grade 8.  See 

Special parish groups and activities There are many groups at the main parish site: Oblate laity, prayer and life workshop, Legion of Mary, Knights of Columbus, Holy Family Table Ministry.

Fellow parishioners This is a bilingual English-Spanish parish with a large Spanish-speaking population

Parking There is a large lot by the church.

Additional observations  This parish has two sites that are several miles apart, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church which dates back to 1925, and the newer shrine/pavilion site which held its first mass in 2010.  The shrine has an insulated roof with fans in the summer and heaters in the winter; a church will be built as funds are raised.  The shrine features a Holy Spouses Memorial and Mausoleum of the Unborn which offers burial crypts for the remains of miscarried babies and memorial plaques for miscarried and aborted babies whose remains are not available for entombment.  The memorial is located adjacent the mass pavilion and an Our Lady of Guadalupe grotto.  The memorial’s walls are centered around a life-size statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Joseph, co-patrons of the unborn, holding an unborn baby in their hands.  The shrine was the vision of Fr. Larry Toschi, former pastor, and was dedicated by Fresno Bishop Joseph Brennan in 2020. (Read the National Catholic Register story about the shrine:  Listen to Fr. Toschi explain the purpose of the shrine: