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!
Are you a caregiver for someone with memory loss? — August 23
If you are a family caregiver or a friend of a person with dementia, this informal meeting offers resources for problem solving, educational info, as well as emotional support. Come as you are and meet other caregivers with related concerns, in an atmosphere of faith-based support. The meetings will be on Wednesdays, August 23 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. For more info, please call Patty Mouton at (714) 349-5517.
Sisterhood of Our Lady of the Annunciation — Wednesday, August 23
Our mission as sisterhood is to promote a spiritual bond among women in order to develop a closer relationship to Christ through prayer and penance. We meet every Wednesday from 7:00—8:30 p.m. in classroom 7A at St. John the Baptist Catholic School. Every 3rd Wednesday the sisters receive spiritual formation in place of our usual reflection. For more info, please contact Julie at 714-791-2303 or visit us on our website
meetings, we pray together, study the Word of God and apply it to our lives, we recognize our failings and renew our commitment to persevere in the common
prayers and penance of the fraternity, and we offer each other support. Every Thursday from 7:00—8:30 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church In the Modular. For more info, please call Mike Muratalla at 714-469-4044
Save the Date Seniors? — Saturday, September 9
The Order of Malta Senior Wellness Ministry at SJB is inviting all Seniors to the upcoming Senior Wellness Breakfast and Health Presentation. Our Topic: Colon Health & Digestive System as We Age Guest Speaker: April Fuller, MSN,ANP-BC. Please join us on Saturday, September 9, 2017, after Mass, from 9:00 a.m.—11 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Please be sure to R.S.V.P. by Monday, Sept. 4 to the SJB Parish Rectory at (714) 540-2214.
Interested in Becoming a Catholic? — Monday, September 11
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) meetings begin on September 11. They are on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. 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. Fee $40 includes textbook. Call the Rectory Office for details: 714-540-2214.
The Fil-Am Ministry is hosting a casino trip on Saturday, September 16, to Viejas Casino in San Diego to raise funds for the Catholic Coalition Habitat project. The bus departs from SJB at 11.00 a.m. and returns at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $20.00 which includes round-trip deluxe bus transportation and $10 play cash (upon earning 15 base points). For questions or to reserve your seat, please contact Zomy. Join in on the fun!
Pastoral 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.