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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!

 

teen confirmation massTeen Confirmation Mass

Wednesday, May 4. Confirmation Candidates and Sponsors please arrive in HALL no later than 4:30 p.m. Mass Procession will begin 5:15 p.m.

Holy FamilyFirst Holy Communion Mass for English Religious Education

Mandatory REHEARSAL on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. 1st Holy Communion Mass on Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 11:00 a.m.

RETROUVILLEFree Intro Session to Natural Family Planning

A free introductory session of the Creighton Model of Fertility Care is offered to women who want to understand their body or couples who need to manage the size of their family in a way compatible with Church teaching. Sessions can take place according to your schedule. Register for your introductory session (or get more information) by calling the Rectory Office at (714) 540-2214.

Monthly RosaryOur 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

SJB TK and K Open HouseSJB's TK and K Open House

Please join us in the Early Childhood Education Center (our new building) Thursday, May 5th, from 5:00–7:39 p.m. for an open house in preparation for our 2015-17 school year. For more information contact the school at (714) 557-5060.

Flores de Mayo_rFlores de Mayo (Flowers of May)

Flores de Mayo is a Catholic festival held in the Philippines during May. Most celebrate by offering flowers to the Virgin Mary, praying the rosary and sharing homemade snacks. The Fil-Am Ministry at SJB will host this event Tuesday, May 10th after the 5:30 p.m. Mass. Please join us!

Marriage EncounterMarriage Encounter Weekend

Show your commitment to your spouse by attending the marriage encounter weekend. This is not a retreat, but a unique experience in which your love for each other can be revitalized. Common questions are answered here. A marriage encounter weekend will be held just after Mother’s Day, May 13-15. For more info, please contact Jim or Cheryl at (949) 551-9156 or John and Maggie Lee at 714-837-5136. Sign-up is also available at www.ocwwme.org

Gym FundContribute 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.