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!


Back to SchoolSchool Supplies Needed for Religious Education

If you have surplus or find a great buy while you’re shopping, PLEASE remember Religious Education! We are in need of colored paper for printing (not construction paper), blue and black pens, glue sticks and post it notes. Thank you for your generosity! God reward you!

scrc44th Annual SCRC Catholic Renewal Convention

SCRC Catholic Renewal Convention will take place over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-6, at the Anaheim convention Center. This year's theme: Rejoice and be Glad. For info and registration, please visit www.scrc.org

Registration DaysRegistration Days for Religious Education and Teen Confirmation

There will be Registration Days to help parents through the process of enrollment for those who need extra help: Sunday, September 6th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. AND Saturday, September 12th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pick up a registration packet and fill out one per student for either Teen Confirmation or Religious Education. Turn in completed registration with Baptism certificate copy included and payment to the Religious Education Office. For more info, please contact Christina Ford (714) 546-4102

retrocaMarriage Help

Retrouvaille California helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. The next one begins on the weekend of Sept. 11. Please call (714) 306-6469 or email: orangecoast@retroca.com. For more details, please visit www.retroca.com

Becoming a CatholicInterested in Becoming a Catholic? Need Confirmation?

Preparation meetings for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) begin September 14. They are on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in Room 6B of the School. This class is for adults who are interested in becoming a Catholic or for those who never received First Communion and/or Confirmation. The fee is $40 and includes textbook. Call the Rectory Office if you have any questions: (714) 540-2214.

RETROUVILLEMarriage Encounter Weekend

Coming up in a soon-to-be determined Orange County hotel on Sept. 18-20. For more info, please contact Jim or Cheryl at (949) 551-9156. Sign-up is also available at www.ocwwme.org

Teen ConfirmationTeen Confirmation Open Enrollment begins August 15, 2014

Please find Registration packets available in the vestibule of the church, or available in the Religious Education Office. Classes begin Tuesday, September 22nd with MANDATORY PARENT INFORMATION MEETING IN THE HALL 7:00 p.m. Don’t miss it!

National Friends of the Poor Walk RunNational Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor Walk/Run is a nation-wide event that provides funding for the Society. The funds raised remain local, allowing SVDP parish Conferences of Orange County to provide emergency assistance. Register to join the walk along Hungtington State Beach, at beach Blvd. on Sat., September 26 at 8 a.m.; Sign in at 7 a.m. to register or donate

Religious Education OrientationsRegister your Children for Religious Education Classes

Helping your Children Grow in their Catholic Faith. Classes begin September 27 with Mandatory Parent information meeting in the hall 9:30 a.m. Don’t miss it! For more info, please contact Christina Ford (714) 546-4102

Pilgrimage for Papal VisitPilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit

The Diocese of Orange is partnering with Canterbury Pilgrimages & Tours, Inc. to offer this opportunity to travel together to the world Meeting of Families Conference, the Papal Visit & Mass, September 22-28 in Philadelphia, PA. Cost per person is $1,825. contact Canterbury Pilgrimage & Tours, Inc. at (800) 653-0017 for further info (code for trip is DIOCESE OF ORANGE). Online reservations are available at: www.ocwwme.org

Baptismal ClassesBaptismal Classes Starting October 3rd

The English Preparation Class for parents and Godparnets will be the First Saturday of the month, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the school classroom 7A. Please make note of this important change. For further questions call our Parish Office at (714) 540-2214

K of C Chili Cook offChili Cook-off and Fall Festival

Knights of Columbus 4th Annual Chili Cook-off and Fall Festival to be hold on October 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.! For more details, visit Knights of Columbus website where you can register, donate for the Auction, sign up for Corporate Sponsorship and more. Help support the SJB community.