Name of Church St. John Maron

Address 300 South Flower Street, Orange CA 92868

Phone number (714) 525-4216


Liturgy times Sundays, 9:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Music Depends on the Sunday; sometimes there is an organist.

Confessions Before and after liturgy, and by appointment.

Names of priests Father Antoine Bakh, pastor.

School No.

Special parish activities On Sunday, October 21, a new Maronite church will be dedicated.  It is named for St. John Maron, the first Patriarch of the Maronite Church (7th century).  The dedication will include rituals such as anointing of the altar and the walls, and furnishing of the church with icons.  A banquet will follow, which will include Lebanese folkloric skits and songs..  Contact Suad Ammar at (951) 734-3283 or Nazek Chemali at (714) 747-1077.

Fellow parishioners The rite serves Middle Eastern Catholics, especially Lebanese and Syrians, but all are welcome.

Parking Usually not a problem.

Cry room Yes.

Additional observations St. John Maron Church began in 1988 as a mission of Our Lady of Mt. Lebanon-St. Peter Los Angeles.  It is part of the Maronite Catholic Eparchy (diocese) of Our Lady of Lebanon. It is under the authority of Bishop Robert Shaheen, who lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and is in communion with the Holy Father.  The mission has since celebrated its liturgy at different locations since its founding; Father Bakh became administrator of the mission in 1989.  It became a parish in 1999.