Parish Groups

Knights of Columbus—Council 14581

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.7 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.  For information on joining the Knights contact the parish office at maggie@sjboc.org or learn more about the Knights of Columbus at www.kofc.org/eb/en/index.html 

The Knights of Columbus hosts a Pancake Breakfast at St. John the Baptist Parish:

  • When: 4th Sunday of each month
  • Time: Begins after each of the morning Masses
  • Menu: Sausages, eggs, orange juice, coffee and all you can eat pancakes!
  • Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for kids 12 yrs and under

Youth Group

St. John the Baptist Youth Ministry serves teenagers and parents by offering formal religious education and confirmation preparation classes. We assist youth live out their diverse and rich Catholic Tradition in their lives. We strive to teach the fullness of our faith as well as experiencing it through liturgical, devotional, fellowship and service oriented programs in the community. Please visit us on our Facebook page!

Young Adult Group

The Young Adult Group at Saint John the Baptist provides youth ages 18 to 34 an opportunity to meet other youth of the area to share ideas, discuss spiritual topics and socialize each week. The group meets each Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s modular Classroom. To find out specifics, please contact Thomas at sjbyag@gmail.com

Altar Society

The Altar Society meets in the Parish Hall on the second Wednesday of each month. At the meetings the rosary is prayed, lunch served and business taken care of. Works include laundering the Altar Linens used at Mass, cleaning the Sanctuary of the church on Friday mornings and fundraising for additions to the sacristy’s needs. Please contact Helen Barnes (714) 751-7067

Saint Dismas Brotherhood

The Brotherhood of Saint Dismas welcomes all Catholic men who wish to develop their spiritual life. Together we strive to come closer to Christ by 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 evangelization of our families, local youth and neighborhoods.  Join us Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM in room 7B of the SJB school. Please contact Larry Silva at (714) 357-0578 or silvatrack@yahoo.com for more information.

The Legion of Mary

The Largest International Catholic Lay Organization in the world with the Mission of Evangelization!

  • Founded in Ireland in 1921 as an Association of Catholics for active service in the Church
  • More than 3 million active members in almost every country of the world
  • The main object of the Legion is to give glory to God through the sanctification of its members
  • Legionaries meet once a week for prayer, planning and discussion
  • Our works include Door-to-Door, Bible Study Leadership, Catechesis, Ministry to the Sick
  • Please join us Thursdays at 6:15 p.m. call Zabet for location at (949) 287-1899

Filipino-American Ministry (FAM)

As part of a culturally diverse community, the Filipino-American Ministry of St. John the Baptist seeks to promote spirituality, unity and charity among its members and in the larger parish community. We wish to nurture the positive cultural traits and values of Filipinos and to encourage our members to participate in all parish activities, utilizing their talents and gifts for the good of all. The Filipino-American Ministry sponsors the Wednesday evening devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Please contact Puring Chang for more information at puringchang@yahoo.com

Saint Gianna Moms Group

A new parish group specifically for mothers, the Saint Gianna Moms group brings together mothers of all ages for spiritual and social enrichment. They listen to various talks together, pray together and socialize, usually meeting somewhere at SJB.

To find out what the next event is or for other information, inquire at: stgiannamomssjb@gmail.com

Endow

Endow (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women) is a Catholic study program that engages the intellect of women and teenage girls to help them understand their God-given dignity and respond to our culture’s desperate need for an authentic feminine presence to transform every aspect of life and society.

Endow offers small study groups as a primary means of connecting women and girls in faith and friendship while exploring Catholic teachings with trained facilitators. Groups typically consist of 8-12 adults or 10-30 youth who meet at local parishes, schools, or in members’ homes.

For more information about Endow at SJB, contact Aileen at bskibunch@ca.rr.com or Endow in general: http://endowgroups.org

Works of Mercy Club

The Works of Mercy Club encourages kids (K-8th grade) to practice the spiritual and corporal works of mercy in projects that help our local community. Projects are structured to fit each work of mercy following the feast days of the liturgical calendar, highlighting Christian aspects of American holidays as well.  For information, contact Rochelle at worksofmercyclub@gmail.com

Bible Study Series

During each series, parishioners are encouraged to learn about Sacred Scripture, meet others and have fun in the process. During each announced series, meetings are scheduled to take place in the parish school Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. with US Catholic Scripture Scholar, Alan John Meister. Refreshments are served during a break. If you have any questions, please contact Alan at messiahco@aol.com or visit http://www.messiahcommunications.blogspot.com