Friday, May 20, 2011

About Us

Who we are and where we meet

Blessed John Henry Newman Society is an Anglican Use Society of the Roman Catholic Church in Orange County, California. We are temporarily a non-eucharistic community, composed of Anglicans and Roman Catholics of Anglican background, coming together to form a new parish for the forthcoming Personal Ordinariate in the Catholic Church.

Starting on Sunday, May 29th, we are meeting weekly every Sunday night at 6 PM for Evensong, followed by fellowship, refreshments, and catechetical formation according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. We are currently meeting in Blessed Sacrament Episcopal Church, Placentia CA.


Clergy and Staff

Fr. Andrew Bartus is the pastor of the Blessed John Henry Newman Society. He is currently an Anglican priest of the Traditional Anglican Communion heading into the forthcoming Personal Ordinariate of the Catholic Church, serving as Curate of St. Mary of the Angels, Hollywood.

Contact Fr. Bartus:
fatherbartus [at] gmail [dot] com
Sandy Fryling
Dr. Sandy Fryling is the organist/choirmaster of the Blessed John Henry Newman Society. She is currently an Anglican heading into the forthcoming Personal Ordinariate of the Catholic Church, serving as organist/choirmaster of Blessed Sacrament Episcopal Church in Placentia.

Contact Dr. Fryling:
by calling (714) 528-2995
~ Warden ~

Greg Herr serves as our Warden, a "do it all" position which assists in the leadership, maintance and overall life of the parish. He is currently a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Placentia, while awaiting entry into the Ordinariate with his wife, who is currently Anglican.

~ Treasurer ~

John Cahill serves as our Treasurer, helping to maintain our financial resources for use to the glory of God. He is currently a member of the Latin Mass community in Los Angeles, while awaiting the establishment of the Ordinariate.

Our Chaplain
from the Diocese of Orange

Fr Al Baca is both the pastor of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Tustin, and also is the Ecumenical Officer of the Diocese of Orange. He has been aiding Bl. John's from the beginning and is overseeing our formation as a parish and is a strong supporter of the Anglican Use and the forthcoming Ordinariate.