St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Yorba Linda, California, United States
St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Yorba Linda, California, United States
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St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church

Yorba Linda
California
92886
United States
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St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church is a Stewardship and Hospitality parish. As Catholic Christians guided by the Holy Spirit, we are Christ's disciples dedicated to faith formation, worship, community life, and service. All are welcome as we use our unique gifts to serve the world as a visible sign of God's love.

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St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church
19767 Yorba Linda Blvd
Yorba Linda
California
92886
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St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church began in August 1970 when Cardinal Timothy Manning established a new parish in Yorba Linda. At that time the population of the city of Yorba Linda, which was incorporated in 1967, had grown to over 10,000. St. Joseph Catholic Church in nearby Placentia had served the Catholic residents of Yorba Linda, which was still considered part of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The Yorba Linda Boulevard site chosen for the parish buildings was a vacant field in a dry farming area known by local inhabitants as the "barley" or "hay" fields.

With a nucleus of only 200 families from St. Joseph's, the parish was launched in late 1970 with the construction of a rectory and multipurpose building. With the sky as a roof in this partially completed building, the first Mass was celebrated at St. Martin de Porres on Easter Sunday 1971 and followed by a dedication of the completed structure in May 1972 by Cardinal Manning.

As the parish grew to over 2,000 families and the city population swelled to 29,000, the dream of a new parish church became a reality with the first Mass on August 15, 1982. Bishop William Johnson presided at the solemn dedication on September 16, 1982. This faith community continued to grow rapidly, not only in the number of parishioners, but also in the number of staff, diverse ministries and organizations it provided.

Today, St. Martin de Porres has an abundant variety of parish ministries and organizations that work together to challenge, impact and empower everyone in the community to live the Good News of Jesus Christ. We strive to be an evangelizing faith community that invites all its members to become fully alive in their Catholic faith through Faith Formation, Worship, Community Life and Service. We welcome and support all persons, whether adults, youth or children, to the ongoing commitment of sharing the responsibility of building the Kingdom of God.

Previous Pastors

Fr. Robert Gara, Pastor, 1970-1974
Fr. Daniel Johnson, Pastor, 1974-1978
Fr. Daniel Hopcus, Pastor, 1978-1990
Fr. Richard Delahunty, Pastor, 1990-2003
Fr. Joseph Knerr, Pastor, 2003-2010
Fr. Sy Nguyen, Pastor, 2010-current

Luke 1:76-78

"And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven"

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Father Sy Nguyen was ordained to the priesthood by the late Bishop Norman McFarland in 1991. He served as parochial vicar at the Mission San Juan Capistrano (1991-1995), St. Vincent de Paul parish in Huntington Beach (1995-1999) and Blessed Sacrament parish in Westminster (1999-2001). He was sent to Rome by Bishop Tod Brown to study Canon Law at the Gregorian University (2001-2003). He then served as the adjutant judicial vicar at the Tribual of the Diocese of Orange for 5 years, four of which he was its Director (2003-2008). Before coming to St. Martin's, he was the Director of the Vietnamese Catholic Center for 2 years (2008-2010). As the pastor of St. Martin's, Father Sy (pronounced cee) wants to love his parishioners to heaven and asks the people of St. Martin's to do the same for him.   Edit

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Saturday Vigil 5:30 PM
Sunday 7:15 AM 8:45 AM Child Care Offered 10:30 AM Child Care Offered 12:15 PM 5:30 PM
Mon‑Fri 8:00 AM 6:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM

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Tuesday: 7:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Saturday: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church
19767 Yorba Linda Blvd
Yorba Linda
California
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The power of Christian prayer Teach us to serve Thee
Teach us, good Lord, to serve Thee more faithfully; to give and not to count the cost; to fight and not to heed the wounds; to toil and not to seek for rest; to labour and not to ask for any reward, save that of knowing that we do Thy will, O Lord our God.
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