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!
|Lent—Living the 40 Days as Catholics
Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. The purpose is to set aside time for reflection on Jesus Christ–his suffering and his sacrifice, his life, death, burial and resurrection.
|Priesthood Discernment Night
Hold on March 4th at 6 p.m. at the Diocese of Orange Pastoral Center, First Floor, Room 1D, Christ Cathedral Campus. For details please contact Rev. John Moneypenny at (714) 282-3036
|First Saturday of Our Lady Rosary on March 7
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
|Day of Recollection
Attention all Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist: You are invited to attend a Day of Recollection here at SJB. Fr. Augustine will give a talk on the importance of this ministry followed by training in the church. Please bring a food item to share in our potluck lunch. The event is on March 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hall.
|SJB Pancake Breakfast
Knights of Columbus 4th Sunday Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 22 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 Serivice with sausages, scrambled eggs, OJ and coffee. Proceeds support the Knight' donations to scholarships & vocations.