Saint Mel Catholic Church / Norco, CA

Pastor:     Rev.  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

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St Mel Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec  11-12

 

 

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FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS AND MASS

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

PRIMER SABADO MISA Y DEVOCIONES

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.

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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."

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Divino Misericordia

See Events

 

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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.

https://manifestooffaith.com/?fbclid=IwAR245pkL2ATZSCBivxYpZ8VewlACfTcSmi3At-yG92pGoKapUBT54keeaeM

 

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Encuentro de Evangelizacion y Sancion
Vea Eventos / Anuncios

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Daily Bible Readings:  Go to Devotions under Worship menu

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Catholic Daily Reflections
https://catholic-daily-reflections.com/daily-reflections/
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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

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  • Diocesan Development Fund Campaign Progress

    Diocese Goal: $64,600.00
    Pledges Made: $81,298.00
    Gifts Received: $77,369.48
    Donors: 192
    Percent of Goal: 119.77 %
    As of: Dec 30, 2019 4:46PM

  • Demographics

    Registered Families: 2757

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR MISSION

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.

NUESTRA MISION

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.

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Month of January - Holy Name of Jesus

We give honor to the Name of Jesus, not because we believe that there is any intrinsic power hidden in the letters composing it, but because the Name of Jesus reminds us of all the blessings we receive through out Holy Redeemer.  We give thanks for these blessings as we honor the Passion of Christ and His Cross.

Prayer to the Holy Name - St. Alphonsus

O my Jesus, thou art the Savior who hast given Thy blood and Thy life for me, I pray Thee to write Thy adorable name on my poor heart; so that having it always imprinted in my heart by love, I may also have it ever on my lips, by invoking it in all my necessities.  If the devil tempts me, Thy name will give me strength to resist him; if I lose confidence, Thy name will animate me to hope; if I lose confidence, Thy name will animate me to hope; if I am in affliction, Thy name will comfort me, by reminding me of all Thou hast endured for me.  If I find myself cold in Thy love, Thy name will inflame me by reminding me of the love Thou hast shown me.  I have fallen into so many sins, because I did not call on Thee; from henceforth Thy name shall be my defense, my refuge, my hope, my only consolation.

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  Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee.   Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary Mother of God, Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.   Amen

 

 

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OpenInSpiritToGod@gmail.com

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Register for Alpha by clicking on the URL below.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L9DF323

If you wish, you can indicate your interest by sending email to :    rvillanueva40@yahoo.com

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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)

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Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary  -  Remembrance Dec 9

It’s important to understand what the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception is and what it is not. Some people think the term refers to Christ’s conception in Mary’s womb without the intervention of a human father; but that is the Virgin Birth. Others think the Immaculate Conception means Mary was conceived “by the power of the Holy Spirit,” in the way Jesus was, but that, too, is incorrect. The Immaculate Conception means that Mary, whose conception was brought about the normal way, was conceived without original sin or its stain—that’s what “immaculate” means: without stain. The essence of original sin consists in the deprivation of sanctifying grace, and its stain is a corrupt nature. Mary was preserved from these defects by God’s grace; from the first instant of her existence she was in the state of sanctifying grace and was free from the corrupt nature original sin brings.

Prayer to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

O most Holy Virgin, immaculate in body and spirit, look kindly on me as I implore your powerful intercession.    
O most Holy Mother, receive my prayers as I present them to God. (state your intentions here)      O Mary, Mother of Jesus and our Mother, you intercede for us with your Son. O Mary conceived without sin,    pray for us who have recourse to thee.             Amen.

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

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Bishop Barnes with Fr Mendoza, St Mel staff, and some ministers 
in his visit to St Mel earlier this year.

Bishop Barnes Meeting and having dinner with St Mel Ministers 

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Catholic Marriage Encounter new schedule.
See events / announcements

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NEW DIOCESAN OFFICE OF MARRIAGE AND
FAMILY LIFE ESTABLISHED

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.

NUEVA OFICINA DIOCESANA DE MATRIMONIO Y
VIDA FAMILIAR ESTABLECIDA

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.

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MINISTRY LEADERS
You are invited to add any announcements and events to the St Mel web
Please call or email Gil Bastien
H (951) 734-5125
gbastien3@ca.rr.com

WHAT'S NEW AT ST MEL

* Young men's youth group now starting-see events
* West parking lot additional parking space under construction
* Library in Hall in planning
* Free Pamphlets and prayer material (entrance to church)

LÍDERES DEL MINISTERIOS
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
gbastien3@ca.rr.com

NOVEDADES

* 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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Also, like our Facebook Page (click here)

ALPHA

The new Alpha session is almost here!  Start off the New Year with a renewed commitment to your relationship with Christ.  Our first meeting will be Wednesday, January 11th.  We will begin with dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall.  Child care will be provided.  Please join us for dinner and bring a friend!

¡La nueva sesión de Alpha esta casi aquí! Comience el nuevo año con un renovado compromiso para mejorar su relación con Cristo. Nuestra primera reunión será el miércoles, 11 de enero. Comenzáremos con cena a las 6:30 p.m. en el salón parroquial. Se proveerá cuidado de niños. ¡Por favor acompáñenos

  

 

OUR MISSION
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.
NUESTRA MISION
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.