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Church's new location

posted Nov 21, 2014, 7:53 PM by IT Support   [ updated Dec 18, 2016, 9:07 PM ]


As of Sunday, January 8, 2017, 9:30 am, St. Augustine of Canterbury, our community of the Ordinariate of The Chair of St. Peter, will begin celebrating Mass at the St. Therese Chapel on the campus of Cathedral Catholic High School, 5555 Del Mar Heights Road San Diego, CA 92130. All forms of communication will remain the same.

First Combined Mass for the Ordinariate Churches of California

posted Jul 10, 2014, 3:57 PM by IT Support   [ updated Jul 10, 2014, 4:04 PM ]

Sunday, June 29, 2014, Saint Augustine of Canterbury Church, of Oceanside, and Blessed John Henry Newman Catholic Church, of Orange, celebrated their second anniversary of joining the Personal Ordinariate to the Chair of Saint Peter with a combined congregational Solemn Holy Mass in the Father Serra Chapel, of the Mission San Juan Capistrano. Fathers George Ortiz-Guzman and Andrew Bartus also celebrated their ordinations into the Roman Catholic Church. Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson, Ordinary for the Personal Ordinariate to the Chair of Saint Peter celebrated the Mass.

On July 3, 2012, at the Basilica of San Juan Capistrano, Monsignor Steenson witnessed the first California congregations of the North American Ordinariate being received into the Roman Catholic Church. George Ortiz-Guzman and 34 members of Saint Augustine's were confirmed into the Roman Catholic Church by Bishop Cirilo Flores, of the Diocese of San Diego. Father Andrew Bartus was ordained to the priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church and twelve members of Blessed John Henry Newman were confirmed into the Roman Catholic Church by Bishop Todd D. Brown, of the Diocese of Orange County. A year later, on June 26, 2013, Father George Ortiz-Guzman was ordained to the priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church Bishop Cirilo Flores at Saint Margaret's Catholic Parish, Oceanside.

The Apostolic Constitution of Pope Benedict XVI [Anglicanorum coetibus (Groups of Anglicans, Nov. 4, 2009)]  established “Personal Ordinariates” for those of the Anglican heritage entering full communion with the Catholic Church while maintaining distinctive elements of their theological, spiritual, and liturgical patrimony. The members of the Ordinariate include “those faithful, of every category or state of life, who, originally having belonged to the Anglican Communion, are now in full communion with the Catholic Church, or who have received the sacraments of initiation within the jurisdiction of the Ordinariate itself, or who are received into it because they are part of a family belonging to the Ordinariate” (Decree of Establishment, 1)

Sunday was the first time since their reception that these two congregations have had a chance to gather together and celebrate a Mass as one. Fathers Ortiz-Guzman and Bartus, worked together to facilitate the service which hosted almost 200 persons in attendance. Monsignor Arthur Holquin welcomed the two communities to use the Fr. Serra Chapel of Mission San Juan Capistrano which lies halfway between the two communities. Monsignor Steenson flew in from Texas to celebrate the Mass and preach to his flock. The Mass was a glorious praise to our Lord in Heaven, and all involved had a spiritually rewarding experience.

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Come and See

posted Jun 5, 2013, 1:46 PM by IT Support   [ updated Nov 2, 2013, 2:50 PM ]

Service of Ordination to the Priesthood

Deacon George Ortiz-Guzman will be ordained a priest in the Catholic Church on June 26, 2013, at 10:00am. Services will be held in the sanctuary of St. Margaret's Catholic Parish. Bishop Cirilo Flores will celebrate the Ordination Mass, assisted by Ordinary Jeffrey Steenson. A reception celebrating this historical moment will follow the service.

First Catholic Mass in the Anglican Tradition

Fr. George Ortiz-Guzman will celebrate his first Catholic Mass* in Anglican Tradition on Thursday, June 27, at 7:00pm, in the sanctuary of St. Margaret's Catholic Parish.

First Sunday Eucharistic Mass in the Anglican Tradition

St. Augustine's will celebrate its first Eucharistic Mass* as part of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter June 30, 2013. Services will begin at 12:45pm in the main sanctuary St. Margaret's Catholic Parish. Please invite others interested in becoming part of the Ordinariate to join us. A reception will follow this service.


Catholic Eucharistic Masses in the Anglican Tradition

Regular Sunday services* will be held at 12:45pm beginning July 7, 2013.  Participants are invited to begin participation in activities in the Lion's Den at 11:30am. The following schedule will be in place for each Sunday:

          11:30am     Coffee Hour [meet and socialize with friends]**

          11:45am     Catechism [Christian Education during Coffee Hour]

          12:00pm     Singing/Saying of the 'Angelus'

          12:15pm     Conclusion of Coffee Hour [clean-up of meeting area]**

          12:45pm     Celebration of the Holy Eucharist [main sanctuary]                               



Our fellow Christians

We welcome our fellow Christians to this celebration of the Eucharist as our brothers and sisters.  We pray that our common baptism and the action of the Holy Spirit in the Eucharist will draw us closer to one another and begin to dispel the sad divisions which separate us.  We pray that these will lessen and finally disappear, in keeping with Christ’s prayer for us “that they may all be one” (John17:21).  Because Catholics believe that the celebration of the Eucharist is a sign of the reality of the oneness of faith, life, and worship, members of those churches with whom we are not yet fully united are ordinarily not admitted to Holy Communion.  Eucharistic sharing in exceptional circumstances by other Christians requires permission according to the directives of the diocesan bishop and the provisions of canon law (Canon 844.4). 

** The Communion Fast begins one hour before receiving Holy Communion, not before the beginning of Mass

Audit Report Presented to Parishioners at 2013 Annual Parish Meeting

posted Feb 18, 2013, 4:36 PM by Ken Orloff   [ updated Feb 19, 2013, 11:20 AM ]

The parish's financial statements for the 12-month period ending December 31, 2011 were audited and its internal controls were reviewed by the Vestry-appointed Audit Committee - Debbie Kappa-Way and Michael Wharton.  The Audit Committee conducted its work from July 2012 through November 2012.  In its report issued on December 06, 2012, the Audit Committee concluded that "the parish financial statements for the period ending Dec 31, 2011 fairly present the financial position of the parish and are without material misrepresentation" and that "the parish internal controls in place appear to be sufficient to prevent and/or detect fraud, waste and abuse."  

A copy of the full report is attached below for those who wish to see the signed version.  Note: The detailed attachments referred to in the body of the report are available for review by written request addressed to: St. Augustine of Canterbury Church, P.O. Box 2027, Carlsbad, CA 92018-2027, Attn: Secretary. 

Annual Parish Meeting - Sunday, February 17, 2013

posted Feb 3, 2013, 5:41 PM by Faithful Servant

St. Augustine of Canterbury Church will hold its Parish Annual Meeting on Sunday, Feb 17th, following morning prayer services (services end at 10:45 AM), in the “Lion’s Den” at St. Margaret Parish, Oceanside

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this important meeting.

There are many topics (see agenda below) that will be of interest to all parish members.  Among these topics is the presentation of our parish's "Restated Articles of Incorporation".  All voting members will be asked to cast their ballots on these Restated Articles as the required next step in the process of bringing our parish's civil entity into line with our new canonical structure as a parish of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.  [Copies of the Restated Articles will be handed out at the meeting.]

The agenda for this Annual Meeting includes the following:

1.      Minutes of the 2012 Parish Annual Meeting

2.      Presentation of 2012 Annual Financial Statements/2013 Operating Budget

3.      Audit Committee - Audit Results for Year-ending Dec 31, 2011

4.      Outreach Committee - 2012 Report

5.      Special Agenda item:  Adoption of Restated Articles of Incorporation - Vote

6.      Other items:  TBA

Note:  The Vestry will hold a Special Meeting immediately after the Annual Parish Meeting adjourns for the purposes of ratifying the membership's vote on the adoption of the Restated Articles of Incorporation.

Reception into Ordinariate 7-3-12

posted Jul 5, 2012, 2:00 PM by Web Master   [ updated Jul 5, 2012, 2:08 PM ]

Today, in a history making event in the Roman Catholic Church, members of St. Augustine of Canterbury Church of Oceanside, and Blessed John Henry Newman of Orange County, were received into the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter. This historical service was held at the Mission Basilica of San Juan Capistrano. Representatives of these communities were received by Msgr. Jeffrey N. Steenson, Ordinary; and confirmed by Msgr. Cirilo B. Flores, Bishop Coadjutor of San Diego and Msgr. Tod D. Brown, Bishop of Orange. History was made as these Anglicans rejoined the Roman Catholic Church that their ancestors separated from over 500 years ago.


Pictures include images of the Basilica, SAoCC members preparing for the service, homily being given by Msgr. Steenson, SAoCC members being confirmed, Fr. Andrew Bartus of Blessed Henry Newman being ordained, family images, and post reception luncheon and party.

Youth Group every Wednesday

posted Jun 5, 2011, 8:10 PM by Web Master   [ updated Jan 22, 2012, 5:19 PM ]

If you are between grades 6th-12th, come and join us Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 8:00pm for food, fun, and fellowship. Right now we are discussing the readings for each following Sunday, generally followed by a game or two. Weather permitting, we will hold our discussions outside around the firepit, so dress warmly. We will serve some light snacks as well as try to have dinner once a month. Please join us whenever you can, and feel free to bring friends!

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