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!

A Night with Endow — Friday, July 21 at 7:00 PM 
Come spend a couple hours with us to take a deep breath as you settle into your busy summer plans! Our dynamic speaker Aileen Blachowski, will be unpacking the truths and teachings of Saint John Paul II’s Letter to Women and other experts to help us make sense of the mixed messages and ultimately the truth of who we are created to be and what our role is to play in this world as women. RSVP: alyssagonzalez2882@gmail.com

Diocese of Orange CountyPriests vs. Seminarians Basketball Game — Friday, July 21 
This is our third year!! The Diocese of Orange Priests vs. Seminarians
Annual Basketball Game! Funds raised from this year's event to go toward Seminarian Education. Tickets sold online through Eventbrite. For more info, please contact the Vocations Office at (714) 282-3033. WHEN: Friday, July 21 from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM WHERE: Mater Dei High School -1202 West Edinger Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92707 

retrocaMarriage Encounter
We have 2 marriage encounter weekends coming up for you. The first is a nonresidential weekend at St. Juliana Catholic Church in Fullerton July 22- 23. The second will be at a hotel in Orange County Sept. 22-24. If you would like to put that spark and romance in your marriage that may have gone out, then a marriage encounter weekend is just what you need. For more information, please call John and Maggie at 714-873-5136 or you may sign up online.

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.
Religious Education Online Registration Now Open
We are now registering K - 8th Grade students for the 2017-2018 school year. Please stop by the Rectory for a registration form or register online. Browse our website for more information on the classes we offer, fees, or simply to find out more about our Catholic faith! We look forward to welcoming you and your student to our classroom in the Fall!
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.

Sisterhood of Our Lady of the Annunciation — Wednesday, July 26
Our mission
as sisterhood is to promote a spiritual bond among women in order to develop a closer relationship to Christ through prayer and penance. We meet every Wednesday from 7:00—8:30 p.m. in classroom 7A at St. John the Baptist Catholic School. Every 3rd Wednesday the sisters receive spiritual formation in place of our usual reflection. For more info, please contact Julie at 714-791-2303 or visit us on our website

St. Dismas Brotherhood — Thursday, July 27
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, we recognize our failings and renew our commitment to persevere in the common
prayers and penance of the fraternity, and we offer each other support. Every Thursday from 7:00—8:30 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church In the Modular. For more info, please call Mike Muratalla at 714-469-4044
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.