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!
|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.
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
|SJB Festival from May 29th–31st
Do you realize the Baker Street Bash is coming soon! 3 days and nights of fun-filled games, events, live music, food, BINGO, rummage sale and of course, thrilling rides. The weekend will be packed with great fun for the entire family! More info, please visit www.sjbfestival.com
|St. Dismas Brotherhood Ministry
The Brotherhood of Saint Dismas welcomes all Catholic men who wish to develop their spiritual life. Together we strive to come closer to Christ fostering a spirit of prayer and penance, studying our Catholic faith, mutual support and other opportunities for spiritual growth. We are also committed to the evengelization of our families, of our youth and our neighborhoods. Join us Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at SJB in room 7B. Please contact Larry Silva at (714) 357-0578
|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
|Altar Server Appreciation Dinner
The Knights of Columbus will host its annual Altar Server Appreciation Dinner on Saturday June 6th at 6:30 p.m.. All Mass servers from the English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Latin communities, and their families, are invited. It is important for each family to RSVP Bob Olivas to indicate whether you can or cannot attend, and the number of those attending. This will help in preparing an appropriate amount of food.
|Farewell Dinner for Sister Vianney
Join us in honoring and bidding a fond farewell to Sister Vianney, who retires this year from her position of principal of our school for over 50 years. The Mass, followed by dinner, begins at 5:30 p.m. on June 19. Reservations are required and can be made at https://sjbschool.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/FarewelltoSisterVianney Please see the invitation here for admission price and other details.
|SJB Pancake Breakfast
Knights of Columbus 4th Sunday Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, June 28 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.