Saint Mel Catholic Church / Norco, CA













St Mel's celebrates the anniversary of Fr Mendoza as our Pastor since July 1, 2013.  God Bless our beloved Pastor.

Pastor:    Gerardo Mendoza Became Pastor on July 1, 2013 /  First term completed

June 30, 2019.   2nd term approved by Bishop Barnes.

See staff page for staff members


St Mel Church is closed again.   Here we go again.  The governor of Calif has ordered that all churches close down until further notice as result of new surge in the Covid-19 virus.

  •      Indoor Sunday Mass is also closed until further notice.

  •      Outdoor Mass will be celebrated but not as before   --   see time, place and schedule below.

  •      Outdoor confession at 3:30 pm on Saturdays at the hall patio.

The Sacraments of Confession, Baptism, First Communion and Matrimony, along with Catholic burial rites, had also resumed. Under Bishop Barnes new directive, none of these will be permitted indoors.

La iglesia de St Mel está cerrada de nuevo. Aquí vamos de nuevo. El gobernador de California ha ordenado que todas las iglesias cierren hasta nuevo aviso como resultado de un nuevo aumento en el virus Covid-19.

  •      La misa dominical interiores también está cerrada hasta nuevo aviso.

  •      La misa al aire libre se celebrará pero no como antes: vea la hora, el lugar y el horario a continuación.

  •      Confesión al aire libre a las 3:30 pm los sábados en el patio del pasillo.

Los sacramentos de la confesión, el bautismo, la primera comunión y el matrimonio, junto con los ritos de entierro católicos, también se habían reanudado. Según la nueva directiva del obispo Barnes, ninguno de estos se permitirá en interiores.


Live Stream Mass Schedule (On-Line)  +  St Mel Live Outdoor Holy Mass Schedule

Horario de misas en vivo (en línea) + St Mel Horario de misas sagradas en vivo al aire libre



15 August  -  Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 22 August  -  Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

O most pure heart of Mary, full of goodness, show your love towards us. Let the flame of your heart, O Mary, descend on all people. We love you im- mensely. Impress on our hearts true love so that we may long for you. O Mary, gentle and humble of heart, remember us when we sin. You know that all people sin. Grant that through your most pure and motherly heart, we may be healed from every spiritual sickness. Grant that we may always experience the goodness of your motherly heart, and that through the flame of your heart we may be converted. Amen.


Catholic Calendar

15  August  -   The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

22  August  -  Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary


St Mel - On Line Giving

A Convenient and secure way to Give from the safety of your home!

At St. Mel, we offer our parishioners the opportunity to make donations online through We Share.  You can schedule regular recurring donations for your tithes,  DDF donations, etc., or arrange one-time donations for these or for things like second collections or major projects.

Simply click on the We Share link below and follow the prompts to register as a donor, then set up your user name  and password to manage your donation(s), date(s) and amount(s).

If you need any help with getting set up with We Share, their Customer Support number during the COVID 19 lockdown is 800)  950-9952, then choose #3, then #2 to connect to a customer service representative.

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to being able to join together again as a community to celebrate mass, Christ and each other!  Stay home, stay safe, stay well.


St Mel ON-LINE GIVING  (Tithing)



St Mel Donaciones en-línea computadora

¡Una manera conveniente y segura de dar desde la seguridad de su hogar!

En St. Mel, ofrecemos a nuestros feligreses la oportunidad de hacer donaciones en línea a través de We Share. Puede programar donaciones periódicas para dar su diezmo, donaciones al DDF, etc., u organizar donaciones únicas para estas o para cosas como segundas colectas o proyectos importantes.

Simplemente haga clic en el enlace We Share a continuación y siga las instrucciones para registrarse como donante, luego configure su nombre de usuario y contraseña para administrar su(s) donación(es), fecha(s) y cantidad(es).

Si necesita ayuda para configurar We Share, el número de Atención al cliente durante el bloqueo de COVID 19 es 800) 950-9952, luego elija el # 3 y luego el # 2 para conectarse con un representante de servicio al cliente.

¡Gracias por su apoyo, y esperamos poder reunirnos nuevamente como comunidad para celebrar la Santa Misa en presencia de nuestro Señor Jesucristo! Quédese en casa, manténgase a salvo, manténgase bien.


St Mel ON-LINE GIVING  (Tithing)



FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS AND MASS  ---   Cancelled until further notice

Join Fr. James every First Saturday of the month for at 8am in the Chapel
in honor of Our Lady of Fatima.  Everyone invited.


Acompaña al P. James todos los primeros sábados del mes para las 8 de la mañana
en la Capilla en honor a nuestra Señora de Fátima. Todos invitados.


Bishop Barnes to Lead Diocese for Additional Year

Bishop Barnes will continue to shepherd the Diocese of San Bernardino past his 75th birthday next June he announced.  "I will be staying on one more year" he told priests on Advent day at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish.   "It was a big shock to everybody," he said.   Everyone was thinking  the new Coadjutor would take over in June next year.  Bishop Barnes will be submitting his letter of resignation on his 75th birthday in June.



Coadjutor Bishop Alberto Rojas

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, announced on Monday, December 2, 2019 that Pope Francis has named Bishop Alberto Rojas as the Coadjutor Bishop of San Bernardino.
Bishop Rojas, 54, will work alongside Diocesan Bishop Gerald Barnes until his retirement and then become the third Ordinary Bishop in the 41-year history of the Diocese of San Bernardino.
Bishop Rojas is a native of Aguascalientes, Mexico has spent his entire ministry as a priest and Bishop in the Archdiocese of Chicago.  He will begin his ministry as SB Diocese Coadjutor in February.   "I have so much to learn", he said.   "But with an open mind, I am looking forward to working with all of you, my brother priests, deacons, religious men and women, the youth, parish leaders, eclesial movements, and all people of good will in this diocese."


Divina Misericordia

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  Our Catholic Faith and God's gift and purpose  of life is explained so beautifully by Fr Muller.   Take a little journey with Fr Muller as he shows us how and why we ought to live in Christ.   It will be worth a few minutes of your time to see and hear this story which all us should replay daily in our hearts.  Click on the URL below and enjoy the message in full color.



Encuentro de Evangelizacion y Sanacion
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Daily Bible Readings:  Go to Devotions under Worship menu


Catholic Daily Reflections

Go to bulletin section of this web for more info

Check bulletin for info on:
Youth Ministry, Healing Retreats, World Youth Day

See below for location of our church + map,   contact us phone and other info


Diocesan Development Fund Campaign Progress
Diocese Goal: $48,075.00
Pledges Made: $75,018.00
Gifts Received: $57,403.38
Donors: 196
Percent of Goal: 119.40 %
As of: Aug 08, 2020 7:31PM

Registered Families: 2749





















We the people of St. Mel's Catholic Faith Community, a rural, diverse, and inviting parish baptized into the body of Christ, formed by the Word and Sacrament, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, seek to evangelize God's people to be a visible sign of God's love.


Nosotros el pueblo de la comunidad de fe de San Mel, una parroquia rural, diversa y acogedora, bautizada en el Cuerpo de Cristo, formada por la Palabra y Sacramento, y fortalecida por el Espíritu Santo, busca evangelizar al pueblo de Dios para que sea un signo visible del amor de Dios.


July 14 --  ST MEL CATHOLIC CHURCH TO SHUT DOWN AGAIN.    Read statement from our Diocese below:

Diocese suspends indoor Masses in response to state order

Bishop Gerald Barnes announced July 13 the immediate suspension of public indoor Masses in the Diocese of San Bernardino, along with a series of other directives, in response to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s order further restricting indoor public gatherings including church services.

Governor Newsom’s order applies to 29 California counties that are experiencing a spike in COVID-19 cases, including San Bernardino and Riverside counties. The new directives are to be in place until further notice.

“The data is clear that community spread of infection is of increasing concern across the state, and continues to grow in those counties on the County Monitoring List,” reads the order from the California Department of Public Health, which states that the number of hospitalized patients with COVID has increased between 50-100% in all regions in California, with a state average increase of 77% since June 12.

Monday’s announcement marks the second time Bishop Barnes has suspended public Masses since the COVID-19 outbreak. Masses had resumed in parishes June 14 with a maximum number of 100 participants. The Sacraments of Confession, Baptism, First Communion and Matrimony, along with Catholic burial rites, had also resumed. Under Bishop Barnes new directive, none of these will be permitted indoors. Parish offices are to be closed to the public and the Diocesan Pastoral Center will again operate with a small crew of essential workers only while remaining closed to the public.

“I know this feels very discouraging for many of the faithful and I share in that pain,” said Bishop
Barnes of again having to close churches in the Diocese. “Please be assured of my prayers and my solidarity with the people at this moment.

“Let us continue to turn to God to console us in this time of uncertainty and testing. He is always
with us and our faith in Him will guide us through this pandemic.”  Further details are expected on Diocesan guidelines for offering Mass and other Sacraments outdoors during this time, as allowed under the latest State order.


Lea la declaración de nuestra Diócesis a continuación:

La diócesis suspende las misas interiores en respuesta al orden estatal

El obispo Gerald Barnes anunció el 13 de julio la suspensión inmediata de las misas públicas en interiores en la Diócesis de San Bernardino, junto con una serie de otras directivas, en respuesta a
La orden del gobernador de California Gavin Newsom restringe aún más las reuniones públicas en interiores incluidos los servicios de la iglesia. 

La orden del gobernador Newsom se aplica a 29 condados de California que están experimentando un aumento en casos COVID-19, incluidos los condados de San Bernardino y Riverside. Las nuevas directivas son estar en su lugar hasta nuevo aviso.

"Los datos son claros de que la propagación de la infección en la comunidad es motivo de creciente preocupación en todo el estado, y continúa creciendo en esos condados en la Lista de Monitoreo del Condado ", se lee en la orden de El Departamento de Salud Pública de California, que establece que el número de pacientes hospitalizados con COVID ha aumentado entre 50-100% en todas las regiones de California, con un promedio estatal aumento del 77% desde el 12 de junio. 

El anuncio del lunes marca la segunda vez que el obispo Barnes suspende las misas públicas desde el brote de COVID-19. Las misas se reanudaron en las parroquias el 14 de junio con un máximo Número de 100 participantes. Los sacramentos de la confesión, el bautismo, la primera comunión y El matrimonio, junto con los ritos funerarios católicos, también se habían reanudado. Bajo el obispo Barnes nuevo directiva, ninguno de estos se permitirá en interiores. Las oficinas parroquiales deben estar cerradas al público.  y el Centro Pastoral Diocesano volverá a operar con un pequeño equipo de trabajadores esenciales solo mientras permanece cerrado al público.

"Sé que esto se siente muy desalentador para muchos de los fieles y comparto ese dolor", dijo Bishop
Barnes de tener que cerrar nuevamente iglesias en la diócesis. "Tenga la seguridad de mis oraciones y
Mi solidaridad con la gente en este momento.

“Sigamos recurriendo a Dios para consolarnos en este momento de incertidumbre y prueba. El es siempre con nosotros y nuestra fe en Él nos guiará a través de esta pandemia ".
Se esperan más detalles sobre las pautas diocesanas para ofrecer misa y otros
Sacramentos al aire libre durante este tiempo, según lo permitido por la última orden estatal.


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Photos of Alpha Event on Jan 15

What Is Alpha?

Alpha presents itself as "a basic introductory course to the Christian faith."

  • It provides a clear and non-threatening way to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people from all walks of life
  • It helps lead people to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, within the context of the parish
  • It is ecumenical in that it covers the basic Christian truths shared by all traditions
  • It may be the most effective form of direct evangelization in common use today.[1]

The program consists of ten weekly meetings including a meal, a talk, and small group reflection; there is also a retreat and a celebration dinner, which serves as the introduction for the next cycle of the course.  Bring the kids.   They will be cared for during the event.

If you missed this event, you can email the Alpha Leaders below for the next Alpha event.  You owe it to yourself to come closer to God.

  The Alpha Leaders at St Mel:


Pro-Life Prayer Group

See my picture before and after my birth.   This is my Body

Join us to pray the rosary for the Unborn on all first Saturdays at 3:30pm in the Church (south side)


Also go to front of church for free pamphlets and prayer cards


Catholic Marriage Encounter new schedule.
See events / announcements



Mario and Paola Martinez will be heading up a new Diocesan ministry which will
focus on everyday realities of marriage, Natural family planning, Parenting,
Mental Illness, and divorce and separation.  Although there are ministries that
address these issues in part, this new ministry will serve as an information resource,
and a hub to reach out to those experiencing these issues and realities.


Mario y Paola Martínez encabezarán un nuevo ministerio diocesano que
se centran en las realidades cotidianas del matrimonio, Planificación familiar natural, Crianza,
Enfermedad mental, divorcio y separación. Aunque hay ministerios que
abordar estas cuestiones en parte, este nuevo ministerio servirá como un recurso de información,
y un centro para llegar a aquellos que experimentan estos problemas y realidades.


You are invited to add any announcements and events to the St Mel web
Please call or email Gil Bastien
H (951) 734-5125


  • Library in Hall in planning
  • Free Pamphlets and prayer material (entrance to church)
  • New solar light poles for west parking lot coming
  • Young men's youth group now starting-see events

Se le invita a añadir cualquier anuncio y evento a la web de St Mel
Por favor llame o envíe un correo electrónico a Gil Bastien
H (951) 734-5125


* El grupo juvenil de los jóvenes ahora comienza a ver los eventos
* Estacionamiento oeste plaza de aparcamiento adicional en la planificación
* Biblioteca en Hall en planificación
* Folletos gratuitos y material de oración (entrada a la iglesia)


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