Name of Church St. Augustine of Canterbury
Address meets in the St. Therese Chapel on the eastern side of the Cathedral Catholic High School campus, 5555 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego
Phone (949) 436-0627
Mass times Sundays, 9:30 a.m. The liturgy at St. Augustine’s is in the Ordinariate Form of the Roman Rite, or “Anglican Use,” which includes such beautiful elements as Gregorian chant, English chant and plainsong with English hymnody.
Confessions 9-9:15 a.m. before Sunday Mass (in the confession room or the garden)
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 and here.
Special ministries and activities Evangelium Course for reception and/or Confirmation into the Catholic Church, Sundays at 10 a.m. during the fall, processions and benedictions (evensong and benediction, 1st Sunday of the month), Theology on Tap, educational events and potlucks. During the pandemic they are offering a live (via Zoom) series “A Walk Through of the Sacraments.”
Additional observations The communities of St. Augustine of Canterbury, which serves the San Diego area, and Blessed John Henry Newman, which serves Orange County, are in full communion with the Catholic Church. They are part of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. On January 1, 2012, Pope Benedict established the ordinariate 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 and here. There is also ample material on the parish website about the ordinariate.