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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!

Announcement
Please note that due to the Norbertines Retreat this coming week, there will NOT be 8:30 a.m. Mass, Adoration hour, Vespers and Confessions from MONDAY, JUNE 26 TROUGH SATURDAY JULY 1. Guest Priests will be helping with the 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Masses.
Religious Education Online Registration Now Open
We are now registering K - 8th Grade students for the 2017-2018 school year. Please stop by the Rectory for a registration form or register online. Browse our website for more information on the classes we offer, fees, or simply to find out more about our Catholic faith! We look forward to welcoming you and your student to our classroom in the Fall!
Need Anointing?
Parishioners who are in "remote" or "near" danger of death, or will undergo a serious operation, should request the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick (sometimes referred to as "the Last Rites" or "Extreme Unction").  It is best received when the sick person can still fully participate. Do not contact the priests directly, but call the main office and give the information to the secretary, including the preferred language.  In case of an emergency outside our normal business hours, call the number provided in the parish office's phone menu.

Sisterhood of Our Lady of the Annunciation — June 28
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 information, please contact Julie at 714-791-2303 or visit us on our website

St. Dismas Brotherhood — June 29
At SJB in classroom 7A from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. All men are welcome to attend. For more information, please call Mike at 714-469-4044.

Saint Michael's Summer Camp — July 9
Saint Michael's Summer Camp still has openings. There are 5 sessions beginning July 9th, each lasting one week. Campers should be aged 7-12. Our overnight camp has been in operation since 1962 and it is accredited by the American Camping Association.  For more information and registration, click here.

retrocaMarriage Encounter
We have 2 marriage encounter weekends coming up for you. The first is a nonresidential weekend at St. Juliana Catholic Church in Fullerton July 22- 23. The second will be at a hotel in Orange County Sept. 22-24. If you would like to put that spark and romance in your marriage that may have gone out, then a marriage encounter weekend is just what you need. For more information, please call John and Maggie at 714-873-5136 or you may sign up online.

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.