Prison Ministry Uniting Families

After a 3-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, Get On The Bus returned to the California Men’s Colony (CMC) for the first time this October.

Fr. John Farao, OFM CONV. has been delegated to help the inmates with the Get On The Bus program for the last 15 years. Fr. John also serves as Prison Chaplain at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obisbo, CA.

Get on the Bus is an annual event that provides transportation to and from California Men’s Colony, as well as meals, gifts, and photographs, free of charge. The program allows children and caregivers to visit their incarcerated loved ones.

Thanks to the Get on the Bus program, on October 15, 2022, Preston Baldwin traveled from Missouri to see his father at CMC. It was their first time seeing each other in 19 years. Read more about this touching reunion of a father and son