St. Mel Church



Sunday Masses

Saturday Vigil 4:30 p.m. and Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Effective February 19, 2023, live streaming will change to the 10:30am Mass. The stream will begin at 10:25am.

Weekday Masses  

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at 8:30 a.m. The Friday morning Mass will continue to be live streamed.

The Friday 8:30 a.m. Mass will continue to be live streamed. Effective Sunday, February 19, 2023, the Sunday live streamed Mass will change to 10:30am. Click on the picture of Mary to be taken to the St. Mel Facebook page to watch the live stream

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Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The office is closed on holidays.

If you need to drop off an envelope, you may put it in the brown locked mailbox to the left of the Parish Center doors.

You can call the office at 916-967-1229 to leave a message for the secretary and she will call you back as soon as possible. You can also email the office at [email protected]

Click the Faith Direct logo below for a safe and simple way to support St. Mel Church with online giving. Weekly offerings can also be mailed to: 

St. Mel Church 

PO Box 1180

Fair Oaks, CA 95628

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The Mission of St. Mel Parish

We joyfully live our Catholic faith for the glory of God and the salvation of souls. We welcome and celebrate the gifts God gives His sons and daughters to build up the body of Christ and serve Him in the needs of one another.


All are welcome at the St. Mel Eucharistic Adoration Chapel! Whether you want to make a regular Holy Hour or just stop by for an occasional visit, you are welcome! To see our open hours and contact us, visit

St. Mel Vocations Ministry has Children's Mass Kit available to borrow. Assembled by Jenni and Dave Murray who lead the Altar Server Ministry, and blessed by our Deacons, this Mass kit has all the items necessary for boys to practice the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at home or in school.
Through play and imitation, observant little boys age 6 and older will get a chance to "be a priest". Their little brothers and sisters, or class mates can be the parishioners. The Children's Mass Kit is available to all St. Mel Parishioners to borrow for a 2 week period. Let our Catholic Faith come alive in your home for your children and grandchildren.
For more information or to reserve the Children's Mass Kit please email Jeanne Condon: [email protected]



Shop with scrip is now officially called RaiseRight and there are some updated features to the website. For your scrip needs, please visit: or download the RaiseRight App. When you purchase scrip through the app, select eGift Card and you can use the funds immediately by going to your “wallet.” There are hundreds of participating retailers. 

Enrollment Code: CBL98DF42151L 

During the month of July, Scrip can be purchased in the school office on Tuesdays from 8am – 2:00pm. Please come see us! 

Thank you for your support of the St. Mel Scrip Program! If you have any questions, please email Margaux at [email protected]




Confessions are on Saturdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Baptismal Room inside the church. You can also make an appointment by calling the church office. 916-967-1229.

Please click here to read Making an Act of Perfect Contrition. This can be used when it is not possible to approach the Sacrament of Penance


The Mother of Perpetual Help Devotion is prayed every Tuesday following the 8:30 a.m. Mass. Click the image of Our Lady to read the devotion.





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