St. Mel Church

Many thanks to all who have been volunteering to set up for Masses during the week and on Sundays. These Masses would not be possible without your help.
Are you interested in helping? More volunteers are needed. Tasks include welcoming parishioners, taking infrared temperatures, asking people to sign in,  setting up chairs before the 8:00am and/or picking up chairs after the 10:00AM Mass. Volunteers are also needed to help set up and take down chairs for the weekday Mass. We work as teams so we are able to work with different skill levels and abilities and it's a lovely time of community and an easy way to do a little for the church when you're already planning to come to Mass. 

If you want to volunteer but have not yet completed the volunteer training, please email Kayleigh Swetland who is the St. Mel Volunteer Coordinator.
For those trained and ready to go: click here for the volunteer sign up page. 
Kayleigh Swetland, Volunteer Coordinator - [email protected]
Volunteers must also complete Safe Environment Training. Please email Sara Donnelly for this information. [email protected]


The link below will direct you to the Diocese of Sacramento Coronavirus page. This is where you can find the most up to date information regarding cancellations and guidelines.



The Knights of Columbus Annual Golf Charity FUNdraiser is scheduled for Saturday, September 19th. Click below for more information and the registration form.




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 live stream Masses on Sunday at 8:00am and 10:00am and at 8:30am on Monday and Thursday.

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Sunday Masses - Celebrated outside in the amphitheater behind the school classroom buildings. These Masses will also be live streamed.

8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.  

Weekday Mass - Celebrated outside on the main steps of the church. The Masses will also be live streamed.

Monday and Thursday 8:30 a.m.



The Parish Office continues to be open limited hours. Someone is usually in the office from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The office is closed on Fridays. Please call 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] If you have something you need to drop off, you can put it in the brown mail box to the left of the office doors.

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

Greetings everyone,

We are pleased to announce the new Mass schedule effective August 1st. We continue to promote safe practices for public Mass attendance and will continue to live stream Mass.

If you plan to attend Mass, please arrive a few minutes early because we will continue to screen and register people.  Even though Mass will be outside, you will need to wear a face covering or mask and maintain safe distance from others. 

Weekend Mass Schedule:

Sunday 8:00 and 10:00 am   Outside public and Live Stream

Mass will be held in the amphitheater located on the westside (behind) of the school classroom buildings.  The entrance is near the school office at the gate.  Once checked in, there’s a short walk to the outdoor amphitheater area.  This beautiful area offers terraced seating, individual folding chairs and picnic tables for families.  The terraced amphitheater seating is a brick surface.  You may want to bring a picnic blanket or chair pad to sit on for comfort.   We’re encouraging you to bring a hat, sunglasses and a water bottle. 

Weekday Mass Schedule:

Monday and Thursday at 8:30 am     Outside public and Live Stream 

Held in the front of church near the main doors on the east side under the trees.  Folding chairs will be available.

Adoration Schedule:

Adoration is in the church Monday- Saturday 9:00 am – 12noon. There is a limit of ten people at a time in the church.  Use the southwest church entrance near the St. Jude room.  

Confession Schedule:

Confessions will be heard Saturdays 9:00 – 10:00 am in the St. Jude room or by appointment. Call the office to make an appointment 916-967-1229

Blessings to each of you,

Father Aldrin


Daily Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is in the church Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 12 Noon. There will a limit of 10 people at a time in the church.


Confessions are on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the St. Jude Room or by appointment. Call the office to make an appointment. 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.


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. 


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


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