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Welcome to SJBWelcome to Saint John the Baptist Roman 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 groupsvolunteer 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!

An Overview of AmericaWed, Feb 21
The Fil-Am ministry is sponsoring the JBS educational film: An Overview of America. It will be shown in the hall Wed, Feb 21 at 7:30 PM. The film explains our freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution, how they contribute to prosperity and the dangers which threaten them. Questions will be answered by a JBS representative. Refreshments provided.
Lenten Friday Fish Fry—Next Meal: Fri, Feb 23
Once again, the Knights of Columbus will host a Lenten Fish Fry on the Friday's of Lent: Feb 23 and March 2, 9, 16 & 23.  Serving all from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on the school playground.  See the menu.
Stations of the Cross—Every Friday during Lent
Stations of the Cross will take place in the Church:
In Vietnamese at 6:30 p.m.
In English with Spanish texts at 7:45 p.m.
Join us in prayer!
Fasting and Abstinence Regulations
The Church's regulations regarding the Lenten season can be found here.  Although fasting and abstinence are typically focused on because they are required, we should not forget that almsgiving to the poor is also highly recommended by the Church (and our Lord himself).  If one cannot give directly, consider a donation to our Saint Vincent de Paul Society.
Film: The Hidden Rebellion—Sunday, Feb 25
A screening of The Hidden Rebellion will be shown in the hall on Sunday, Feb 25 at 2:30 PM and 6:30 PM. Pot Luck before the event.  The film is a Catholic story about love and resistance under the French Revolution.  Endorsed by Cardinal Burke, the National Catholic Register and Ignatius Press.  See www.hiddenrebellion.com for more info..
Pancake Breakfast THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUSPancake Breakfast—Sunday, Feb 28
In the Church Hall after the 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 AM Masses. Choose between
pancakes & waffles. Also, included in “full service” are sausages, scramble eggs,
OJ and coffee. Please help the Knights to support vocations and pro-life.

Sisterhood of Our Lady of the Annunciation—Next meeting: Wed, Feb 21
Our mission
 is to promote a spiritual bond among women to develop a closer relationship to Christ through prayer and penance. We meet every Wednesday from 7:00—8:30 PM in classroom 7A at St. John the Baptist Catholic School. One Wednesday per month the sisters receive spiritual formation in place of our usual reflection. For more info, please contact Julie at 714-791-2303 or visit our website

St. Dismas Brotherhood—Next meeting: Thurs, Feb 22
Our Weekly meetings are to promote the spiritual growth of our brothers. In these
meetings, we pray together, study the Word of God and apply it to our lives, recognize our failings, renew our commitment to persevere in the common
prayers and penance of the fraternity and we offer each other support. Every Thurs from 7:00—8:30 PM at St. John the Baptist Church In the Modular. For more info, please call Mike Muratalla at 714-469-4044
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County provides a safe and decent place for limited income Orange County families to live.  If you would like to become involved in helping in some way, see more details here
"See instructions to register on the Volunteer Hub for our building build code CC17) here." And link the attached PDF to the word "here"
Need Anointing?
Parishioners who are in "remote" or "near" danger of death, or will undergo a serious operation, should request the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick (sometimes referred to as "the Last Rites" or "Extreme Unction").  It is best received when the sick person can still fully participate. Do not contact the priests directly, but call the main office and give the information to the secretary, including the preferred language.  In case of an emergency outside our normal business hours, call the number provided in the parish office's phone menu.
sjb-download-appDownload our Parish App!
St John the Baptist now has available an app to download for iPhone and Android smart phones. Stay connected with our parish throughout the week with instant notifications, an easy-to-access event calendar, and message-sharing via Facebook or Twitter. Additional features include prayers, daily readings, reminders to silence your phone before Mass, and much more. Get the app here.

proud-to-be-catholicPastoral Services Appeal 2017
Please help our parish achieve its fundraising quota to help us serve thousands of people throughout our diocese.  You can see where the donations are going and also make your donation HERE.