BACAR – Bay Area Conference of Associates & Religious, Inc.

San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas of California

BACAR Logo - Shell underneath BACAR acronym

The scallop shell is the sea shell used as the symbol of Baptism, and is found frequently on Baptismal fonts. The dish used by priests to pour water over the heads of catechumens in Baptism is often scallop-shaped. The scallop, too, is a symbol for the Apostle James the Greater.

The Bay Area Conference of Associates and Religious (BACAR) is a network of women and men associates and religious who gather together for prayer, mutuality, inspiration, support and friendship. To facilitate these goals BACAR sponsors discussion groups, conferences, and an electronic newsletter. These activities create opportunities for promoting, developing and nurturing lay-religious relationships, community and ministries in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas. Associates and Members of Religious Institutes can remain connected and share information on pertinent topics.

Prayer - the act of communicating with a god or spirit in worship

Mutuality - same relationship each to the other: mutual predators. Directed and received by each toward the other; reciprocal: mutual respect. Possessed in common: mutual interests.

Inspiration - A supernatural divine influence on the prophets, apostles, or sacred writers, by which they were qualified to communicate moral or religious truth with authority; a supernatural influence which qualifies men to receive and communicate divine truth; also, the truth communicated.

Support - support, uphold, advocate, back, champion mean to favor actively one that meets opposition

Friendship - a relationship which involves mutual knowledge, esteem, and affection and respect along with a degree of rendering service to friends.

BACAR Upcoming Events

Evening of discussion and a movie on human trafficking

An evening of discussion and a movie on human trafficking. The movie is entitled "I Am Still Here."
Sponsored by LAUMC, BACAR, STOP, Diocese of San Jose, CNEHT, BVM Sisters.
View this move and learn more about human trafficking.
Have a Q&A with writer/director Mischa Marcus …
6:15 AM

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