Welcome 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 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!
|First Holy Communion Retreat for Religious Education Children (English) – Saturday, April 25th
Please register and sign in your child/children from 8:15 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. Retreat begins at 9:00 a.m. in the HALL. Pick up is at 12 noon in church. Fee – $20.00 is payable at time of registration. Please alert us at that time of any food allergies your child has, if any. We will be providing a healthy snack later in the morning. Please cash or check only, payable to St. John the Baptist Church. Thank you!
|Natural Family Planning Session
We are offering a free Introductory Session to learn the Creighton Model of Natural Family Planning. Those who decide to use the method are eligible for subsequent one-on-one instruction at the regular price. Pre-registration for the intro session is required, the date is still to be determined. To register or get more information, email your phone number to Candy or call the Rectory Office at (714) 540-2214.
|SJB Pancake Breakfast
Knights of Columbus 4th Sunday Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, April 26 in the church hall 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 included in Full Service with sausages, scrambled eggs, OJ and coffee. Proceeds support the Knight' donations to scholarships & vocations.
|Making Rosaries on the first Saturdays
Please join us in room 7A on the first Saturday of each month throughout the year from 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. There is a one-time fee of $1 for the kit. Come learn how to make rosaries for our school, parish religion classes and the missions who need them. Come help us teach others how to form Rosary knots if you know how! Open to all ages 13 and older. For more information, please contact Christina Ford (714) 546-4102
|Children Making First Holy Communion at Extraordinary Form Latin Mass
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. Children must arrive 15 minutes before Mass begins! For more information, please contact Christina Ford (714) 546-4102
|Flowers of May (Flores de Mayo)
Immediately following the usual devotions to our Mother of Perpetual Help (which takes place after the 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Mass) the Fil-Am community will host a "Flores de Mayo" celebration in which anyone present may offer flowers to the Blessed Virgin Mary. This touching traditional Philippine custom will take place on Wednesday, May 6, after the 5:30 p.m. Mass. All are welcome.
Tuesday, May 5th @ 7:00 p.m. Dress rehearsal will be in church for confirm and sponsors. Confirmation candidates, please come dressed as for Mass with Bishop Vann. Teen Confirmation Mass begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13th Confirmation candidates and sponsors must check in the hall at 4:30 p.m. Please be on time!
|First Holy Communion Mass for English Religious Education Children
Saturday May 9, 2015 @ 11:00 a.m. Children MUST arrive 15 minutes before Mass begins! For more information, please contact Christina Ford (714) 546-4102
|Order of Malta Senior Wellness Ministry Breakfast
Order of Malta Senior Wellness Ministry Breakfast on May 16 in the Parish Hall at 9:00 a.m. This event is complimentary and includes a full, hot breakfast and educational speaker. Please RSVP at the parish office (714) 540-2214
Just before summer begins, why not make a Marriage Encounter weekend to put that spark and romance that has maybe gone out, back in your marriage? Our next scheduled weekend will be May 29–31. For more information please contact Jim or Cheryl at (949) 551-9156 or John & Maggie Lee at (714) 873-5136. Sign-up is also available at http://www.ocwwme.org