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!

Help to decorate our sanctuary for Christmas season
Each year in our Christmas bulletin, we print dedications in honor or in memory of some-one special to you. The donations collected for these dedications are used to purchase poinsettias, green and advent wreaths that fill the Sanctuary during Advent and Christmas. For your convenience, envelopes are available in the vestibule of the church. Envelopes may be placed in the Sunday collection baskets or dropped off at the parish office no later than December 16.

Christmas Wreath Pre-Orders 
The Knights of Columbus will be taking Christmas wreath pre-orders. Christmas cards and Advent candles will also be available. 

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.
Our lady of Guadalupe—Tuesday, December 12  (NO Confessions)
4:00 a.m. Rosary Procession from the grotto to church
4:45 a.m. Spanish Mañanitas with Mariachis.
Regular Schedule weekday Masses
7:00 p.m. Spanish Mass
Reception in the hall after Mass service.

Sisterhood of Our Lady of the Annunciation — Wed., December 13, 2017
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

St. Dismas Brotherhood—Thursday, December 14, 2017
Our Weekly meetings are to promote the spiritual growth of our brothers. In these
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

Advent Retreat Marriage & Family — December 16 & 23, 2017
ADVENT RETREAT Marriage & Family by Fr. Andrew Tran, O.Praem. December 16 & 23 @ 9:00–11:30 am
Parish Hall Breakfast (snack) & Lunch Coffee & Tea
All FREE of charge.

Simbang Gabi—December 16, 2017
The FilipinoAmerican Ministry at SJB will celebrate Simbang Gabi on December 16th at 5:30 a.m. Mass. Simbang Gabi – which translates to “night-dawn Mass” is a devotion to the Blessed Virgin in response to the great gift of Christ. In the Philippines, this Novena is an expression of our accompanying Mary as she awaits the birth of Jesus. All are invited to join and celebrate in this special Filipino Tradition.
Penance Service—Thursday, December 21
7:00—9:00 p.m. Confessions in Vietnamese, English and Spanish
Christmas Eve—Sunday, December 24
4:00 p.m. Children’s (Church)
4:00 p.m. English (Parish Hall)
6:00 p.m. English
7:30 p.m. Vietnamese
11:30 p.m. Choral Music
12:00 Midnight Mass
Christmas Day—Monday December 25 (NO Evening Mass & Confessions) 
8:00 a.m. English
9:30 a.m. English (Church)
9:30 a.m. English (Hall)
11:00 a.m. English
12:30 p.m. Latin
2:00 p.m. Spanish
No ConfessionNo Mass and Confessions—Tuesday, December 26
NO 6:30 a.m. Mass
NO Confessions
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County provides a safe and decent place for limited income Orange County families to live.  If you would like to become involved in helping in some way, see more details here
"See instructions to register on the Volunteer Hub for our building build code CC17) here." And link the attached PDF to the word "here"
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.