Name of Church St. Martin de Porres
Address 19767 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Phone number 714-970-2771
Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m. Sunday 7:15 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Weekdays, 8 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Saturdays, 8 a.m.
Confessions Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m., Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. , Saturdays, 4 p.m.
Names of priests Fr. Sy Nguyen, pastor. Fr. Scott Borgman. Both solid priests; listen to him being interviewed about spirituality here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo9zTJDoqPY. Fr. Sy will be leaving the parish effective June 30, 2022. The new pastor will be Msgr. Stephen Doktorczyk, who is vicar general for the diocese and a canon lawyer. Another solid, devout priest; click here to listen to him speak about his background and spirituality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jaJ-jxh0HA.
Special activities and groups 24/7 exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Women in God’s Spirit (WINGS) ministry, St. Dymphna’s Disciples Mental Wellness Ministry, various devotions including the rosary after Monday through Saturday Masses along with various devotional groups, Respect Life and Family group, Filipino Community Ministry, Ministry of Moms, Soup Kitchen and Skid Row Ministry, Knights of Columbus, Legion of Mary, Cursillo, Scout groups.
Music adult choirs, children’s choir, praise band and contemporary ensemble, St. Martin Orchestra.
Fellow parishioners This is a nice, devout community, middle class neighborhood.
Parking There is a large lot behind the church.
Additional observations This is a parish of the Diocese of Orange established in 1970 when the community was made up of 10,000 (it is about 67,000 today). The current church was built in 1982, and it faces the busy Yorba Linda Blvd. It serves around 4,000 families with 60 ministries. The church was renovated by Fr. Sy, with a new altar and ambo, new seating, floor coverings, new stained-glass windows and painting of the original bare cement walls. The parish is unusual in that it offers 24/7 adoration; Fr. Sy wanted the focus of the church to be the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist rather than the worshipping community. Fr. Sy is leaving because he is concluding his second, six-year term as pastor, and as is typically required by the diocese he will be moving on to another assignment.
Sy you later, Father.
Fr. Sy: “Si!”
Do we know where Fr. Sy will be assigned to after 06/30/22? Thanks be to God always
Fr Sy will be the new Pastor at Holy Family in Orange.
what are the two saints on the upper part of the new altar. The one on the left is that of a male figure in clerical garb. The other is a female saint with a nun’s attire and pink roses about the veil