St. Mel Church



With the current increase of COVID-19 cases, both the Sacramento County and Yolo County Public Health Officers have issued Health Orders requiring all individuals—regardless of vaccination status—to wear face coverings when indoors in workplaces and public settings in those counties. This order will go into effect immediately.

Therefore, all parishioners must wear a mask while attending Mass in the church.

We'll keep you posted as things change.


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.

 33 Days to Morning Glory 

Join us for a retreat with our Blessed Mother in preparation for Advent 2021! This retreat is open to all parishioners beginning November 15th. There are different levels of participation, all leading to our consecration to Our Blessed Mother on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on December 8th. The basic participation is to read the book "33 Days to Morning Glory" by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC; reading  2 to 3 pages each day and then saying the consecration as guided in the book. Full participation will be joining others on Monday evenings in the Parish Center for one hour to watch a video expanding on the readings from that week and participating in small group discussions and sharing with time for fellowship! "33 Days to Morning Glory" will bring us to Advent with our Blessed Mother as we await with her the coming of Jesus! 

The cost for the book is $15 and can be purchased through the parish beginning the weekend of October 23 & 24. 




Beginning August 15th, the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel will be open during the following hours:

Monday through Saturday 9AM - 12PM

Monday through Saturday 5PM - 9PM

Sunday 12PM  - 9PM

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.





There are no upcoming scheduled events.

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