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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!

Lenten Fish Fry — March 31 and April 7
Save the dates! The Knights of Columbus is once again offering their delicious Lenten dinner menu each Friday during Lent. They will be serving from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  See the menu and other details.

Lenten Retreat in English
Fr Andrew is giving an extended free Lenten retreat in the parish hall on Tuesday evenings (March 28 and April 4).  He will outline the four stepping-stones to holiness: Faith, Prayer, Purification and Charity. The evenings begin with 6:15 p.m. Rosary, 6:30 p.m. soup is served, and talk from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Every Friday During Lent
Stations of the Cross will take place in the Church:
In Vietnamese at 6:30 p.m.
In English with Spanish texts at 7:45 p.m.
Easter Flower Donation
Help decorate our sanctuary for the Easter season. Making a donation toward the purchase of the Easter lilies is a perfect way to honor or memorialize that special someone or in thanksgiving for the blessings in your life. For your convenience, envelopes are available in the vestibule of the church. Names of donors and the people being remembered or honored will be listed in the parish bulletin on Easter Sunday, if the donations are submitted by Fri, April 7
 
A Day Mary’s Shelter Annual Gala — Saturday, April 29
Enjoy entertainment with our SJB Clover Choir, inspirational testimonials, silent and live auctions including a trip to Paris, a wine pull and paddle raising to benefit the teen mothers and babies at Mary’s shelter. A Day Mary’s Shelter Annual Gala  on Saturday, April 29, 2017 Reception at 6:00 p.m. at Radisson Hotel Newport Beach 4545 MacArthur Blvd.(and Birch) Newport Beach, CA 92660 .Please respond by April 20 www.teenshelter.org
sjb-download-appDownload our Parish App!
St John the Baptist now has available an app to download for iPhone and Android smart phones. Stay connected with our parish throughout the week with instant notifications, an easy-to-access event calendar, and message-sharing via Facebook or Twitter. Additional features include prayers, daily readings, reminders to silence your phone before Mass, and much more. Get the app here.

proud-to-be-catholicPastoral Services Appeal 2017
Please help our parish achieve its fundraising quota to help us serve thousands of people throughout our diocese.  You can see where the donations are going and also make your donation HERE.