St. Mel Church

 

MASKS REQUIRED WHEN ATTENDING MASS

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.

 

St. Mel Catholic Church

My Fellow Parishioners:

This past year, St. Mel parish has continued to respond to the everchanging challenges related to the Pandemic.   The past few months we have experienced a re-awakening of parish life.  Many of our ministries have begun to plan, meet and regain some normalcy of their operations and activities.  This has been a welcome and refreshing feeling despite the continuing challenges the pandemic presents to us.  It is our strong faith and desire for a deeper sense of spirituality that we make progress at St. Mel.   Faith in action is abundant at St. Mel in Fair Oaks. 

All of our live Masses are now being celebrated in the church.  We will continue to live-stream our weekday and 8:00 AM Sunday Mass for people that have discovered this form of connecting to St. Mel.   Our school has many new students that returned to school full-time in the fall.   We have seen renewed commitment to establish our adoration chapel.  The reopening included a modern app for scheduling adorers and finding volunteers to substitute when necessary.  The Hospitality and usher ministry has had many new people join their ranks creating a vibrant sense of friendliness to parishioners and visitors before and after our Masses.    

The pandemic continues to cast a shadow over attendance and our weekly offerings.  Without your support, we could have never made it this far.  There is still more to do.  Last year we introduced an opportunity for everyone to participate during a Giving Tuesday event.  The event was very successful and enabled the parish to recharge the building and maintenance fund by over $38,000.  This year we are repeating the event on December 14.  Your contribution will be used to enhance our technical and security abilities at St. Mel.  The donations received from this effort will be placed into our building and maintenance fund.  These two areas have been identified as sound investments enabling our ability to stream Mass in a more professional manner and improve the security aspect of the campus. 

The power of giving in America on Giving Tuesday became a significant phenomenon in its inaugural year of 2019. Any amount you may choose to give in 2021, would be appreciated. You can give in the follow ways:

  • Faith Direct, our online giving platform (see our website StMelchurch.org)  
  • Mail a Check to the office 4748 Pennsylvania Ave, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
  • Give a check during the offertory. Indicate your donation is for Giving Tuesday

I am deeply grateful for your ongoing support. Together, let us continue to pray for those who have faithfully departed, for the recovery of those who are sick, for the health of our caregivers and first responders, for an easing of anxiety caused by the pandemic, and for hope and peace in the days ahead.  As we endure these challenging times, let us take comfort in the words of Jesus, as he reminds us: “and behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” (Matt: 28:20.)

Please be assured of my prayers for you and God Bless your family and loved ones.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Father Aldrin

ST MEL SCHOOL SCRIP

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 ShopwithScrip.com 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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MASS TIMES

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

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.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 

The Eucharistic Adoration Chapel has several openings.  

Visit https://stmel.weadorehim.com to see the full schedule. All are welcome!

Contact Scott Crow at 916-204-0949 or [email protected] for more information.

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CONFESSIONS

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

MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP DEVOTIONS

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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