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Welcome to SJBWelcome 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 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!

 

Our Lady of CzestochowaOur Lady of Czestochowa

The image of our Lady of Czestochowa will visit Saint John the Baptist parish for one evening only. Friday, August 22, 2014, Fr. Peter West will celebrate our 5:30 p.m. Mass and then move to the hall where he will give a brief presentation on the this famous Polish icon and answer your questions. The image will be present for veneration.

Open Enrollment for Religious Education & Teen ConfirmationOpen Enrollment

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.
Blue registrations for Religious Education and RCIA-adapted for children classes. Green registration packets for TEEN Confirmation. For more information, please email Christina Ford cmford@sjboc.org

Movie Restless HeartSJB Summer Movie Night Presents—Restless Heart

An epic film and inspiring true story based on St. Augustine. It's the story of one who pursues fame and fortune without a moral compass—and the changes that occur when events lead him to see the light.It also chronicles the collapse of the Roman world and how Augustine laid the intellectual foundations of what became Europe. Please R.S.V.P. at SJB Rectory Office (714) 540-2214
When: Thursday of August 21st @ 7 p.m.
Where: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Parish Hall

Religious Education OrientationsReligious Education Orientations

The orientation for Children’s Eng. Religious Ed is on Sunday, September 14 at 9:30 a.m. in the parish hall.
The orientation for Teen Confirmation will be Tuesday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Attendance is mandatory for Confirmation 1 & 2 students and parents. For more information, please email Christina Ford cmford@sjboc.org

Shoe DriveSJB'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.

Save the Date! "Open to Life Conference"

Saturday, October 4, 2014. The Rite of Blessing a Child in the Womb will take place during the 8:00 a.m. Mass and is followed by the conference in the SJB Parish Hall.



Eucharistic ConferenceEucharistic Conference

Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Fr. Brian Mullady, O.P and Sr. Regina Marie, OCD will be sharing theological, scriptural and historical richness of the Catholic understanding of the Holy Eucharist. Bishop Joseph Sartoris will be celebrating our concluding Mass. We will also have quiet time of prayer and Eucharistic adoration. Fee: $35.00 includes 2 meals. For more information or to register for this event please contact 626-289-1353 ext. 200 sjcprogramcoordinator@carmelitesistersocd.com