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!

Marriage EncounterAre You Experiencing Difficulties in Your Marriage?
Is your marriage under stress? Have you been contemplating separation or divorce? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, Retrouvaille may be the help you need. The next Orange Coast Retrouvaille Weekend will be held in
Costa Mesa, CA January 19 - 21, 2018.  For further information please call (714)
306-6469 or register at www.retrouvaille.org
An Overview of America—Feb. 21, 2018
The Fil-Am ministry is sponsoring the JBS educational film: An Overview of America. It will be shown in the hall Wednesday, Feb 21 at 7:30 PM. The film explains our freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution, how they contribute to prosperity and the dangers which threaten them. Questions will be answered by a JBS representative. Refreshments provided.
Pancake Breakfast THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUSPancake Breakfast -— Next breakfast: Sunday, Jan 28
The Knights of Columbus offer their breakfast in the Church Hall after the 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 AM Masses. Choose between pancakes & waffles. Also, included in “full service” are sausages, scramble eggs, orange juice and coffee. Please visit and help the Knights to support vocations and the pro-life ministry.
The Order of Malta Senior Wellness MinistrySenior Wellness Ministry—Next breakfast: Sat, Feb. 17
The Order of Malta invites all seniors and their caregivers to “Save the Date” for a breakfast and health presentation.  The next event will be Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM in Saint John the Baptist's Parish Hall.

Sisterhood of Our Lady of the Annunciation—Next meeting: Wed, Jan 24
Our mission
 is to promote a spiritual bond among women to develop a closer relationship to Christ through prayer and penance. We meet every Wednesday from 7:00—8:30 PM in classroom 7A at St. John the Baptist Catholic School. One Wednesday per month the sisters receive spiritual formation in place of our usual reflection. For more info, please contact Julie at 714-791-2303 or visit our website

St. Dismas Brotherhood—Next meeting: Thurs, Jan 25
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, recognize our failings, renew our commitment to persevere in the common
prayers and penance of the fraternity and we offer each other support. Every Thurs from 7:00—8:30 PM at St. John the Baptist Church In the Modular. For more info, please call Mike Muratalla at 714-469-4044
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"
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.
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.