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!
|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 after the 5:30 p.m. Mass in the parish hall. Las Posadas and Simbang Gabi are devotional nine-day novenas. Las Posadas features a reenactment of the story of the birth of Jesus.
|Christmas & Advent Calendar
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Advent & Christmas Schedule 2014
|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.
|Holy Innocents Candlelight Procession
A candlelight procession in honor of the Holy Innocents slain by Herod and in memory of our modern innocents slain by abortion. The procession (with rosary) begins at the Harbor Baptist Church parking lot (corner of Fairview and Baker) at 7:00 p.m. Monday, Dec 29th and ends at SJB where Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m.. Refreshments will be served in the parish hall afterwards. Please bring your own candle and optional gift donation for the Life Center (see the bulletin for their "wish list").
Please join us Every First Friday of the month at 3 p.m. at SJB Church to pray the Rosary in Thanksgiving for our priests.