About Us

"In the coming decades Catholics will likely find it harder, not easier, to influence the course of American culture, or even to live their faith authentically."-Archbishop Charles Chaput




All of us Christians share in the Church’s mission to make Christ known. In order for us to profess our faith thoroughly, it is important to know its content well, and have the ability to communicate it with precision. There’s an urgency in this effort since ignorance  is the cause of all the evils that tear down a culture, and unfortunately, ours is already in ashes. 




The mission of Friends of God Institute is to host formation activities for Bakersfield Catholics in order to help us communicate the faith effectively.