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!
|Knights of Columbus 3rd Annual Chili Cook-off & Classic Car Show
Please join us October 25th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Johns for a fun filled afternoon of community comradery. The SJB Knights of Columbus along with the SJB School Auxiliary will be hosting a family friendly day of activities. There will be chili tasting, classic cars, hot dogs, pizza, a sweet shoppe, plus a live band! There will also be pumpkin carving, face painting, trunk-r-treating, and a craft booth for the littles! For more information, including entering your own chili to compete, please visit http://www.sjbkofc.org.
|Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
Join other parishioners in the Hall, on Oct. 26, after the 8:00, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Masses. Choices of Pancakes at $6 or French Toast or Waffles at $7 (regular or the infamous Pumpkin Waffles), also includes 2 sausages, scrambled eggs, OJ and coffee, as well as Full Services. Proceeds help towards the Knights' Annual donations: $1,000 SJB Scholarships–$1,000 St. Michael Seminarians.
|Fulfilling our Vocation to Penance
Fr Godfrey will give a short talk explaining what penance is and why adopting a spirit of penance is so necessary to the life of a Christian. The talk will be held Wednesday, October 29th at 6:30 P.M. in the parish hall. All are welcome. Refreshments made available by the Filipino-American Ministry.
|Christmas Wreaths Pre-orders from the Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus will be taking Christmas wreath pre-orders after all the masses November 1st & 2nd and Novermber 8th & 9th. Christmas cards and candles will also be available. You can also pre-order online at http://www.sjbkofc.org
|2014 Auction & Gala Underwriter's Party October 26th: An Evening in the Emerald Isle
Gala tickets will be sold outside the church after all the Masses on October 11/12, 18/19, & 25/26. Get yours now! The Gala will be held November 15th at the Hilton in Costa Mesa. For details please contact Charity Hauke: (714) 651-0821