Welcome to Saint John the Baptist 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!
|CCOC Assistance Given
Catholic Charities of Orange County FREE assistance for new applications or renewals for MediCal and CalFresh. For more information, please call: Guillermina Lopez 714.347.9606; email email@example.com or Jenny Rodriguez 714.347.9640; email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are located at 1800 E. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
|Bring Holy Communion to the homebound!
The Works of Mercy Club invites families with children who are able (on a chosen weekday) to bring the Holy Eucharist from the 8:30 a.m. Mass to the homebound in care facilities. The 15-minute service is followed by some singing and crafts related to the celebration/saint of the liturgical day. This is a very good learning experience for the children and a joy to the homebound. For more infomation, contact Rochelle at email@example.com.
|Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday, August 15, 2014, Catholics and many other Christians will celebrate the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This feast recalls the physical departure of the mother of Jesus from the earth, when both her soul and her body were taken into Heaven. The feast of the Assumption is a Holy Day of Obligation in our diocese this year, and so we are obliged to attend Mass on that day.
Open Enrollment for Religious Education & Teen Confirmation Begins Friday, August 15, 2014 Registrations will be available in the vestibule of the church. Please take one per child.
|SJB's 1st Shoe Drive
We ask all parishioners to go through their shoes identifying those they no longer wear. In September we will be collecting them at every Mass. Please ask your friends, relatives, neighbors and co-workers to go through their shoes as well. Pair shoes by tying laces or with a rubber band. No tape please. For more Information, please contact Carol Reilly @ 949.584.7032.