St. Mel Church

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

Click here to read his letter regarding the Supreme Court's ruling on indoor religious services.


In the church and live streamed

Fridays at 6:30PM

March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2

See's Candy Fundraiser

Hop into spring with delicious treats that everyone will want in their Easter basket, and you’ll help meet our school fundraising goal in no time!

Online Sales end March 19, 2021.

You may order online by visiting the St. Mel School Yum-Raising website to pick and choose your favorites.  PayPal or Credit Cards are accepted.  Orders are shipped as soon as they are placed – standard shipping rates apply.  It’s that easy!

For those who need assistance ordering online, please contact Melanie Dunn at 916-213-4750 and she will be happy to further assist you in getting an order placed.



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!

Check out the St. Mel Facebook Page for the live stream Mass on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Click image below


Effective Sunday, February 7th, indoor, in person Masses can resume.  

Masses will be at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses will continue to be live streamed

Beginning Saturday, February 13th, the 4:30 p.m. Mass will begin inside the church.

Weekday Masses will also be indoors beginning Monday, February 8th. 

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


Office hours continue to be limited. Someone is usually in the office Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It is suggested that you call the office before dropping by to make sure that someone is there.

If you need to drop off an envelope, please 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


Effective February 7, 2021

We are happy to announce that St. Mel will be able to celebrate Mass inside the church.  The Sacramento County Health Department guidelines and Bishop Soto have authorized a return to indoor services using familiar safe guidelines.   We will continue to screen people upon arrival, masks or face covering need to be worn, and the church will be limited to 25% capacity.   

Weekend Indoor Mass Schedule

  • Saturday 4:30 pm
  • Sunday 8:00 am & 10:30 am
  • All Masses will be live streamed

Weekday Indoor Mass Schedule

  • 8:30 am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Masses will be live streamed

Adoration in the church

  • 9:00 am to noon Monday-Saturday
  • 6:00-9:00 pm Wednesday 

Confessions in the St. Jude room   

  • Saturday 9:00 – 10:00 am


Daily Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is in the church Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday evenings. There is a maximum of 10 people allowed in the church. You must enter through the back church door which is closest to the St. Jude Room. 


Confessions are on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the St. Jude Room. 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 


Text parishapp1 to 555888


Text parishapp2 to 555888

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. 





There are no upcoming scheduled events.

Interested in Becoming Catholic?

Click here   


Registering for FORMED is easier than ever:

  1. Go to
  2. Select your parish (using zip code is easiest)
  3. Register with your name and email address
  4. Check that email account for a link to begin using FORMED

 How do parishioners log into FORMED that previously had access?

  1. Go to
  2. In the upper right corner, select "Sign In"
  3. A new "Sign In" screen appears and user enters their email address and selects "Next"
  4. A message appears for user to "Check your email!"
  5. Check that email account for a link to begin using FORMED