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.
|Flowers of May (Flores de Mayo)
Immediately following the usual devotions to our Mother of Perpetual Help (which takes place after the 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Mass) the Fil-Am community will host a "Flores de Mayo" celebration in which anyone present may offer flowers to the Blessed Virgin Mary. This touching traditional Philippine custom will take place on Wednesday, May 6, after the 5:30 p.m. Mass. All are welcome.
|First Holy Communion Mass for English Religious Education Children
Saturday May 9, 2015 @ 11:00 a.m. Children MUST arrive 15 minutes before Mass begins! For more information, please contact Christina Ford (714) 546-4102
Confirmation candidates, please come dressed as for Mass with Bishop Vann. Teen Confirmation Mass begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13th Confirmation candidates and sponsors must check in the hall at 4:30 p.m. Please be on time! $25.00 for DISC of ALL THE MASS! Includes group shot with the Bishop afterwards! Please click on link for photography order form! Thank you for NOT taking pictures/videos during Mass!
|Order of Malta Senior Wellness Ministry Breakfast
Order of Malta Senior Wellness Ministry Breakfast on May 16 in the Parish Hall at 9:00 a.m. This event is complimentary and includes a full, hot breakfast and educational speaker. Please RSVP at the parish office (714) 540-2214
|Wills and Trusts Week
The Orange Catholic Foundation is providing a free and informative event in the upcoming Wills and Trusts Week, May 18–23. They will hold an informational session at 9 different parishes in the diocese throughout the week (see flier) about protecting your loved ones through making a proper estate and legacy plan. Catholic attorneys will also be there to answer your questions. Refreshments will be served at each location.
|SJB Pancake Breakfast
Knights of Columbus 4th Sunday Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, May 24 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.
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
|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