Friday, December 30, 2011

About Us

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 Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter in the Catholic Church.

Who's Who
Mr. Andrew Bartus is the administrator of the Blessed John Henry Newman Society.

fatherbartus @

Dr. Sandy Fryling is the organist/choirmaster of the Blessed John Henry Newman Society. If you are interested in singing in the St. Cecilia's Schola, or have any other questions regarding music at Bl. John's, please contact Sandy.


Greg Herr serves as our Warden, a "do it all" position which assists in the leadership, maintance and overall life of the parish.

John Cahill serves as our Treasurer, helping to maintain our financial resources for use to the glory of God.

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 Ordinariate.