Name of Church Our Lady of Grace
Address 381 W. Center Street, Covina, CA 91723
Phone (626) 318-7819
Mass times Saturdays, 5 p.m. (vigil). Sundays, 7:30 & 9 a.m. The liturgy is offered according to Divine Worship: The Missal, the Ordinariate Form of the Roman rite; the liturgical, musical, intellectual and cultural expression of the Catholic faith is expressed through the English Catholic tradition. Ordinariate parishes, including Our Lady of Grace, are in communion with Rome.
Confessions Saturdays, 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. and Sundays, 6:50 – 7:30 p.m.
Names of priests Fr. Glenn Baaten, pastor. He is a married father and grandfather, and a former Presbyterian and Anglican pastor. He received into the Roman Catholic Church in 2013, favorably impressed by the pontificate of Pope St. John Paul II. He was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood in 2016. Listen to his discuss the ordinariate and his story here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=1848478708557803&ref=watch_permalink and here: https://www.christianworldmedia.com/watch?v=RugcfxwtBdyp. He serves as chaplain for the Santiago Retreat Center. He’s an outstanding preacher.
Additional observations On January 1, 2012, Pope Benedict established the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter for groups of Anglicans in the United States desiring full communion with the Catholic Church. Click here and listen to Bishop Steven Lopes, the first bishop of the ordinariate, discuss its establishment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=71&v=GuXGZGMiECY&feature=emb_logo. The church is privately owned, with the Our Lady of Grace using the facility.