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!
Time to clean out your closets and donate your gently used items to support our school and parish! The Bin is open: Tue./Thu. 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. and Sat./Sun. 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
|SJB Festival - 2016 Adult Volunteer Signup
The SJB Festival wouldn't be as great and fun as it is without our volunteers. Our SignUpGenius website is ready for volunteers. Please select your job, date, and time. Thank you for volunteering.
|St. John the Baptist Festival Baker Street Bash June 3rd to 5th
The yearly festival at 1015 Baker St. has been held in Costa Mesa for more than 50 years, and proceeds support the parish and school. The three-day celebration will feature rides, attractions, a rummage sale, and an opportunity drawing with a $5,000 grand prize. Festival hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. For more info, visit sjbfestival.com.
|Free Intro Session to Natural Family Planning
A free introductory session of the Creighton Model of Fertility Care is offered to women who want to understand their body or couples who need to manage the size of their family in a way compatible with Church teaching. Sessions can take place according to your schedule. Register for your introductory session (or get more information) by calling the Rectory Office at (714) 540-2214.
|Our Lady's Rosary Making Group
We will meet the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in room 6B of St. John the Baptist School. New members 11 yr and older are welcome! Start up fee $3.00 for materials. Please consider making a donation to help us pay for the beads and rosary parts. For more info, please contact Sylvia at (949) 294-9636
|Contribute to the SJB Gym Fund
We are accepting small donated items to sell at tables after the Sunday Masses to raise money for the construction of a gymnasium here at SJB. For more info, please call Judy Kelly at (714) 540-6276 or Emy Bowman at (714) 604-7469.