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.
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