Welcome to Saint John the Baptist Catholic parish in the diocese of Orange. Our parish is staffed by six Norbertine priests assigned by the abbey of Saint Michael in Orange. The Norbertines of Saint Michael’s follow the nine hundred-year-old traditions of the Canons Regular of Prémontré, founded by Saint Norbert. Their primary work, as a Religious Order, is the reverent public chanting of the choir office. In addition to this, the priests serve in the parish church and its grammar school.
There are three main language groups (English, Spanish, Vietnamese) ministered to within the parish through Masses, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, prayer groups, volunteer opportunities and social events. Our primary goal is to make ourselves, together with our parishioners, saints. If that is your goal also, come join us!
|Parish Office Closed
Parish Office Closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Day Holiday. The Rectory Office will be closed from Thursday the 27th to Sunday the 30th. It will reopen on Monday, December 1st at 9 a.m. If there is an emergency need for a priest, please call the office at (714) 540-2214 and a priest will be contacted.
|Food Drive at SJB
SJB, along with the Second Harvest Food Bank, OC (Society of St. Vincent de Paul) will be hosting a food drive to run throughout the entire month of November. Let's do our best to share what God has so generously given to us with our neighbors in need. Bring all your non-perishable foods to the bins located under the patio, near the hall. Thank you for your generosity.
|SJB's Altar Society Annual Christmas Boutique and Bake Sale
November 30 in the Hall following the 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. Come and enjoy coffee with the purchase of any baked goods. For more information, vendors please call Helen Barnes (714) 751-7067 for details.
|Mandatory Teen Confirmation Retreat
Journey with Dr. Tim Gray through the story of our salvation: from the fall of Adam & Eve to our redemption through the passion and Cross of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. The event will be located at Our Lady Queen of Angels, Newport Beach on Saturday, December 6 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Please see flier for all details. For more information, Please contact Christina Ford at (714) 546-4102 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Help Decorate Our Sanctuary for Christmas Season
Would you like to honor a beloved family member or special friend this Christmas Season? Each year in our Christmas bulletin, we print dedications in honor or in memory of someone special to you. The donations collected for these dedications are used to purchase poinsettias, green and advent wreaths that fill the Sanctuary during Advent and Christmas. For your convenience, envelopes are available in the vestibule of the church. Envelopes may be placed in the Sunday collection baskets or dropped off at the parish office no later than December 12. Thank you for your donations!
|Las Posadas and Simbang Gabi
The Hispanic and Filipino communities at SJB will be celebrating jointly Las Pasadas and Simbang Gabi on Friday, December 19 at 5:30 p.m. Mass. Las Posadas and Simbang Gabi are devotional nine-day novena featuring reenactments of the story of the birth of Jesus. A reception will immediately follow the Liturgical Celebration at the Church Hall. Please come and join us.
|Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
Join other parishioners in the Hall, on December 28, after the 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. Choices of Pancakes at $6 or French Toast or Waffles at $7, also includes 2 sausages, scrambled eggs, OJ and coffee, as well as Full Services.