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!
Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Holy Day of Obligation)
Wed. Dec. 7 VN Vigil Mass 7:00 p.m.
Thu. Dec. 8 English Mass 6:30 a.m. Thu. Dec. 8 English Mass 8:30 am
Thu. Dec. 8 Latin Mass 12:00 p.m. Thu. Dec. 8 English Mass 5:30 pm
Thu. Dec. 8 Spanish Mass 7:00 p.m.
Decorate our sanctuary for Christmas!
Honor a family member or friend this Christmas season by honoring or remembering them with a dedication in our Christmas bulletin. The donations are used to purchase poinsettias and greenery that decorate the Sanctuary during Advent and Christmas. Envelopes for your donations are available in the vestibule of the church and can be placed in the Sunday collection or brought to the parish office before December 16.
Mass at Dawn
The Filipino-American Ministry will celebrate “Simbang Gabi” (One of nine consecutive dawn-Masses leading up to Christmas) on Dec 17 at 5:30 AM. The Simbang Gabi is a long treasured Philippine tradition. Shortly after the Mass, a light breakfast will be served at the Parish Hall. All are welcome!
Confessions in Vietnamese, English and Spanish on Thursday, December 22 7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.
CHRISTMAS EVE | Saturday, December 24, NO Morning CONFESSIONS
4:00 p.m. — Children’s Vigil Mass in English (Church)
4:00 p.m. — Vigil Mass in English (Parish Hall)
5:30 p.m. — English Vigil Mass
7:00 p.m. — Vietnamese Vigil Mass
11:30 p.m. — Choral Music
12:00 a.m. — Midnight Mass
CHRISTMAS DAY | Sunday, December 25, NO Evening MASSES
8:00 a.m. — Spanish Mass- (Church 8:00 a.m. English Mass (Parish Hall)
9:30 a.m. — English Mass (Church)
9:30 a.m. — English Mass (Parish Hall)
11:00 a.m. — English Mass
12:30 p.m. — Latin Mass
Holy Innocents Procession
The annual candlelight Holy Innocents procession will take place on Wednesday, Dec 28 beginning at 7:00 PM at Harbor Trinity Church parking lot. The rosary will be recited on the way to SJB for a 7:30 PM Mass. For other important information, click here: English Spanish Vietnamese.
Pastoral Services Appeal 2016
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.