Welcome 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 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!
|SJB’S 1st Shoe Drive LAST WEEK to DONATE!
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.
The Knights of Columbus’ host, each 4th Sunday, a Breakfast in the Hall after the 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m. Masses. You can choose between pancakes at $6 and French toast or waffles at $7. Also included are 2 sausages, scrambled eggs, OJ, coffee and full service by the Knights. Proceeds go towards the Knights' Annual donations to SJB Scholarships & St. Michael Seminarians. See you there!
|Save the Date! "Open to Life Conference"
Saturday, October 4, 2014 @ 8:00 a.m. Celebrate a special day with us staring with a Bilingual Mass with the Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb followed by our Open to Life conference, which goes from 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in the Parish hall by Fr. Alphonsus Hermes and Ms. Kristina Garza. Admission is FREE! Please contact the rectory office for any questions (714) 540-2214
|Pennies from HEAVEN
SJB's annual Pennies from Heaven Collection will be held on Sat./sun. October 4 & 5 after all Masses. Proceeds will be distributed by the diocesan Respect Life Office among various Orange County Pro-Life organizations. Please remember to bring in your coin banks, cash, or check made out to SJB Pennies from Heaven, and drop off your donation before or after Mass at the table outside the church. More info, please contact Duyen Doucette @ (714) 478-0370
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Seniors 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.
|Saint 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.