St. Mel Church

The Knights of Columbus Rummage Sale is open for shopping on the following dates and times:

Friday, July 30th - 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 31 - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 1 - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 


Click here to read Bishop Soto's answers to questions regarding why it is acceptable for Catholics to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.



Scrip sales are back! Now more than ever St. Mel School needs our help. You can purchase Scrip by calling or emailing Regina Edwards, Scrip Coordinator, at 916-752-3878 or [email protected]. You can also order online at by using the St. Mel enrollment code, 3DL76FEA2151L. All Scrip orders will be sent directly to Regina who will then arrange delivery.  Thank you for your support of St. Mel School!

All weekday Masses and Sunday, 8:00 a.m Mass will continue to be live streamed. Click on the picture of Mary to be taken to the St. Mel Facebook page to watch the live stream

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All Masses are inside the church.

Sunday Masses

Saturday Vigil 4:30 p.m. and Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The Sunday 8:00 a.m. is the only weekend Mass that will be live streamed.

Weekday Masses  

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at 8:30 a.m. All weekday Masses will continue to be live streamed.


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

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.


You are invited to join us in the Parish Center for 5 Wednesday evenings of Christian fellowship to learn more about the message and history of DIVINE MERCY.  This highly acclaimed video series includes actual newsreels of major world events of the last 100 years.  Following the videos, Deacon Dave and Deacon Jack will lead us in a question and answer session. Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:00 in the Parish Center August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 1. Refreshments provided-no cost. Questions?  Call Karen Fitts or Cheryl Hoffmann 916-342-1336.




The Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is now open during the following hours: Monday through Saturday 9AM – 12PM and Wednesday 6PM – 9PM. We need volunteers for Monday 11AM – 12PM & Tuesday from 9AM – 10AM.

Exciting news! Evening hours will soon be available for the St. Mel Adoration Chapel! Beginning in August the Chapel will be open 5:00PM to 9:00PM, Monday through Saturday, and 12 Noon to 9:00PM on Sunday. Wednesday evening hours are currently full but the other evening hours are open. Save your spot now!

If you would like to volunteer for an hour, please contact Doug at [email protected] or Scott at [email protected]



Confessions are on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the Baptismal Room and the "Cry" 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.


Get Our New Mobile App - stay Connected

We have our new Parish App available for you to download - click the image below 


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Attention Parishioners!

In order to stay connected with you, the Parish Staff is working to update cell phone numbers and email addresses of all parishioners. With this information, we would be able to send texts and emails to make sure you are aware of cancellations and other important information. Please email your cell phone number and email address to [email protected]  Thank you and God Bless. 





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