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!
Due to construction taking place in the sanctuary beginning Wed, Aug. 24, the 8:30 AM Mass and 4:00 PM Holy Hour are canceled from that day until the project's completion (projected date: Sept 9). Please check the Event Calendar for updates. The Mass intention of the 8:30 AM Mass will be taken by a priest at the 6:30 AM Mass the same day.
St. John the Baptist MOVIE NIGHT Presents "Miracles from Heaven" on Friday, August 26, 2016 6:30 P.M. in the Parish Hall. Snacks & Refreshments Provided. Hosted by the St. John the Baptist Vietnamese Young Adults.
|School Supplies Needed for Religious Education
If you have surplus or find a great buy while you’re shopping, PLEASE remember Religious Education! We are in need of colored paper for printing (not construction paper), Crayons (small box) Pencils (not mechanical ones) Pens, Dry Erase Markers for teacher use, Sharpies for teacher use, File Folders, Card stock paper, Elmer’s School Glue and Glue sticks. Thank you for your generosity! God reward you!
|Religious Education Classes in ENGLISH - Open Enrollment
Registration Days for those who would like more assistance with registering their children in classes will be SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 AND SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 from 8 am to 12 noon in the Religious Education office next to the church hall. First Day of Religious Education classes will be Sunday, September 18, 2016, 9:30 a.m. in the hall. For more info, please contact Christina Ford (714) 546-4102
|Teen Confirmation Open Enrollment begins August 28, 2016
Please find Registration packets available in the vestibule of the church, or available in the Religious Education Office. Classes begin Sunday, September 18 with MANDATORY PARENT INFORMATION MEETING IN THE HALL 7:00 p.m. Don’t miss it! For more info, please contact Amanda Turcotte
|Interested in Becoming a Catholic? Need Confirmation?
Preparation meetings for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) begin September 12. They are on Mondays at 7:30 PM 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. The fee is $40 and includes textbook. Call the Rectory Office if you have any questions: (714) 540-2214.
|Sanctuary Completion Project
This is the long-anticipated last phase of our Church renovation which will give us access to the tabernacle from the church's sanctuary as well as provide a beautiful permanent monstrance for our Blessed Sacrament Chapel. The fundraising is doing well so far and has enough for the first phase, but more funds are needed in order to begin the second and third phases. Construction will begin August 24th and will last almost 3 weeks. Please see the details of the project here.
|Discounted Intro Session to Natural Family Planning
The Creighton Model of Fertility Care is offered to women who want to understand their body better or to couples needing to manage the size of their family in a way compatible with Church teaching. Sessions can take place according to your schedule. To get more information, look here. To register for a discounted introductory session, call the Rectory Office at (714) 540-2214.
|Our Lady's Rosary Making Group
We will meet the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in room 6B of St. John the Baptist School. New members 11 yr and older are welcome! Start up fee $3.00 for materials. Please consider making a donation to help us pay for the beads and rosary parts. For more info, please contact Sylvia at (949) 294-9636
|Annual Gala Dinner and Auction for SJB School
This year we are Soaring To New Heights! On Nov 12th at 5:00 p.m., our School Gala will be held at the Lyon Air Museum under the wings of iconic World War II planes! Please join us for a spectacular evening. To receive an invitation or see more details visit our website. Also you may enter our Gala Experience Drawing and win 2 free tickets to the gala, check the details.
|Contribute to the SJB Gym Fund
We are accepting small donated items to sell at tables after the Sunday Masses to raise money for the construction of a gymnasium here at SJB. For more info, please call Judy Kelly at (714) 540-6276 or Emy Bowman at (714) 604-7469.