Name of Church Holy Martyrs Church
Address 39022 Sky Canyon Drive, Murrieta, CA 92563
Phone (949) 829-1980
Mass times Sundays, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m. Monday – Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday, noon and 4 p.m. vigil. Holy Martyrs is a church of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter; Mass is celebrated in English and ad orientem (“to the east,” or not facing the congregation; in appearance it resembles a Latin Tridentine mass). Visit the parish YouTube page and watch some previous Masses: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCovIfOlFG0lKx1hY_BMzQ2g/videos. A pdf of the pew missal can be found on the church website. It has reverent liturgies and a traditional environment.
Confessions Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Sundays during 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses.
Names of priests Fr. Andrew Bartus, pastor. Fr. Bartus is a former Anglican priest who was ordained a Catholic priest in 2012. He is a husband and father. He is orthodox, and delivers good homilies.
Special parish groups/activities Catholic education classes, Theology on Tap, pro-life group.
Parking The church is part of a business complex off Murrieta Hot Springs Road. There is ample parking around the church.
Additional observations Holy Martyrs is a church of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. It is located within the Diocese of San Bernardino. On January 1, 2012, Pope Benedict established the ordinariate for groups of Anglicans in the United States desiring full communion with the Catholic Church (for additional information, visit http://www.usordinariate.com/). Similar ordinariate parishes can be found in communities across the country.
While traveling a few years ago, I was blessed to attend an Ordinariate Mass. It was beautiful. And, the congregation, though small, was reverent, hospitable, friendly and mostly young families. The sense of community was very evident at refreshments after Mass. May God bless them.
(As noted, it is, like our Eastern Catholic Divine Liturgies and Masses until 50 years ago, ad orientem or facing “East,” all the same direction. So, don’t be surprised by that, if you and your family visit. And, I encourage you to do so sometime. The more we know about the richness of our Catholic heritage, the better.)
Is the red wall because it’s holy martyrs blood?
Father Bartus delivers very good homilies and is very reverent during the celebration of the Holy Mass. Perhaps the Church should allow for more married priests. This situation is just one of many that demonstrates how well marriage and Holy Orders are not incompatible.
I’d rather have married priests than gay priests. Definitely not gay married priests, though.
Moderator, please fix link to website. Thanks!
Fixed – thanks for pointing this out.
O alone of all women, Mother and Virgin, Mother most blessed, Virgin most pure, now sinful as we are, come to see thee who art all pure, we salute thee, we honour thee as how we may with our humble offerings, may thy Son grant us, that imitating thy most holy manners, we also, by the grace of the Holy Ghost, may deserve spiritually to conceive the Lord Jesus in our inmost soul, and once conceived, never to lose him. Amen.
— Prayer of Eramus to Our Lady of Walsingham
— from St. Gregory’s Prayer Book by Ignatius Press
Would love to attend an Anglican Ordinariate Mass! I have watched one of their livestreamed Masses, with Bishop Lopes, at a different church. Beautiful! Very similar to our old Latin Mass! Hope they expand, and establish many more parishes, across our country!
The Anglican Ordinariate is blessed to have an English vernacular Mass with a translation very close to our old Latin Mass. It is very reverent and holy. This type of vernacular Mass is what I had expected, on the first day of our Novus Ordo Mass, in April of 1969. We had a horrific surprise!
I love the English Ordinary Form of the Mass at the parish where I attend. I also very much like the contemporary music. I am over 70 years old and served as an altar boy for the Latin Mass in the parish prior to the Council. While I respect those who prefer the TLM, I do not miss it.
It misses you.
They could be more Hospitable to New-Comers! An Act of Charity!
Were you ignored like at almost every Catholic parish?