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!
|Faith Direct give-away
Our eGiving provider, Faith Direct, is sponsoring a "2015 March Madness Bracket Challenge" with cash prizes going to individual parishes! Sign up today. If your bracket finishes in the top three, Faith Direct will make a donation to our parish: 1st Place: $1,000; 2nd Place: $500; 3rd Place: $250. Plus, Faith Direct will be awarding $500 to the parish with the most Bracket Challenge entries!
|Food Drive at SJB
Lent is in full swing! Let's share what food we have with our neighbors in need. Food Bank Barrels are under the patio near the church/school hall. Please be generous. Remember, NON-PERISHABLE items that are unopened only. Opened bags will not be accepted. God bless you for sharing His gifts with others.
|Natural Family Planning Session
We are offering a free Introductory Session to learn the Creighton Model of Natural Family Planning. Those who decide to use the method are eligible for subsequent one-on-one instruction at the regular price. Pre-registration for the intro session is required, the date is still to be determined. To register or get more information, email your phone number to Candy or call the Rectory Office at (714) 540-2214.
|Novena to San Pedro Calonsor (Saint Peter Calungsod)
Please join the Filipino community in honoring San Pedro at the 8:00 a.m. Mass on Saturday, March 28. It will be a typical Saturday English Mass (with the commemorative Opening Prayer). Light refreshments will follow in the Modular classroom. The novena will be recited after the 5:30 p.m. Mass, March 19–27. Thank you for your participation in honoring this great martyr of the Philippines!
For the blessing of Holy Oils and renewal of Priestly Commitment will be celebrated at St. Columban Catholic Church (10801 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove) on Monday, March 30 at 5;30 p.m., presided by Bishop Kevin Vann. Bishop Vann encourages all who will celebrate confirmation and baptism to attend. there will be a Dismissal Rite in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Korean.
Please note that there will NOT be confessions on Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31. However, we will have a Penance Service on Wednesday, April 1 with extra priests, beginning at 7 p.m.
|Making Rosaries on the first Saturdays
Please join us in room 7A on the first Saturday of each month throughout the year from 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. There is a one-time fee of $1 for the kit. Come learn how to make rosaries for our school, parish religion classes and the missions who need them. Come help us teach others how to form Rosary knots if you know how! Open to all ages 13 and older. For more information, please contact Christina Ford (714) 546-4102
|SJB Pancake Breakfast
Knights of Columbus 4th Sunday Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, April 26 in the church hall after the 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. Choices of Pancakes at $6 or French Toast or Waffles at $7 also included in Full Service with sausages, scrambled eggs, OJ and coffee. Proceeds support the Knight' donations to scholarships & vocations.