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!

Becoming a CatholicInterested in Becoming a Catholic?
DO YOU NEED CONFIRMATION? Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) meetings begin on September 11. They are on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in Room 6B of the School. This class is for adults who are interested in becoming a Catholic or for those who never received First Communion and/or Confirmation. Fee $40 includes textbook. Call the Rectory Office for details: 714-540-2214.
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
Confirmation 1st Classes begin on Tuesday, September 19th and Confirmation 2nd classes begin on Tuesday, September 26 in the hall from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Parents’ Meeting Tuesday, September 12, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Hall Taking registrations until September 17. If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Turcotte: 714-546-4102 or amanda@sjboc.org.
The Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz
The Fil-Am Ministry invites you to attend the Novena in honor of San Lorenzo Ruiz to be held on Sept. 19 – 27 at SJB Church. The Novena will be recited daily at 6:15 p.m. and will culminate with a Mass on Wednesday September 28th, at 5:30 p.m. Come join us!
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.

No ConfessionRite of Reconciliation — Saturday, September 23

There will not be confessions on Saturday, Sept. 23rd.


Pancake Breakfast THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUSSJB Pancake Breakfast — Sept 25
The Knights of Columbus 4th Sunday Pancake Breakfast will be on Sunday, September 25 in the church hall after the 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 AM Masses. Choose between Pancakes at $6 or French Toast or Waffles at $7 also included in "Full Service" is sausages, scrambled eggs, OJ and coffee. Proceeds support the Knight's donations to scholarships & vocations.

Diocese of Orange CountyAre you a caregiver for someone with memory loss? — Sept 27
If you are a family caregiver or a friend of a person with dementia, this informal meeting offers resources for problem solving, educational info, as well as emotional support. Come as you are and meet other caregivers with related concerns, in an atmosphere of faith-based support. The meetings will be on Wednesdays, Sept. 27 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. For more info, please call Patty Mouton at (714) 349-5517.

Sisterhood of Our Lady of the Annunciation — Wednesday, September 27
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, September 28
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.