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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!

 

Open Enrollment for Religious Education & Teen ConfirmationOpen Enrollment

Enrollment for Religious Education & Teen Confirmation continues. Registration forms are 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

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 info, 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.

RETROUVILLERetrouvaille

Retrouvaille is a program that provides help to a troubled marriage. If you feel bored, frustrated, or have considered separation or divorce, Retrouvaille is for you. The class starts on Friday, Sept. 26 at the Holiday Inn Orange County Airport. For more information or registration, please contact Mike and Eileen Kunkel at (714) 306-6469

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

The Order of Malta Senior Wellness MinistrySeniors and Caregivers on Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Order of Malta's Senior Wellness Ministry is inviting all Seniors (50+) and Caregivers to a senior breakfast and health presentation. Please join us on Saturday, October 18 from 9:00 a.m.–11 a.m. in the SJB Parish Hall. We welcome Richard Van Meter, MD, from Private Physicians Medical Associates for his presentation: “Let’s Learn about the Ebola Virus and Influenza.” A catered breakfast will be provided. The event is FREE, however, please RSVP by Monday, October 15 to the Parish Rectory (714) 540-2214.

SJB Prayer Line MinistrySaint John's Prayer Line Ministry

We take your prayer requests seriously! Please submit your prayer intentions by clicking the link "Your Prayer Request" on this page and the Prayer Line Ministry will pray for your request. Your request will also be included in the Prayer of the Faithful at our Sunday Mass. Your petition is asked by our prayer network through the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Virgin Mary. If you would like to become one of our prayer network members, contact Robert De Pasquale at (714) 546-7699 or Delores Berger at (714) 668-0729.