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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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 is retiring next June

Next June  Bishop Barnes will be submitting his resignation to the Holy Father.  After that The Diocese will be getting a Coadjutor Bishop who will spend a year getting to know our diocese before he becomes the Ordinary Bishop when Bishop Barnes retires.  Bishop Barnes has been our Bishop for 24 years.  We all will miss our great Bishop and our prayers go out to him for the next phase of his life and ministry.

El resignacion del Obispo Barnes - Obispo de San Bernardino

Dice el Obispo:   "El proximo Junio cuando yo cumpla 75 anos, entregare al Santo Padre mi carta de resignacion como el Obispo de San Bernardino. Este es un requisito de la Iglesia.   Proto recibiremos al Obispo Coadjutor, quienpasara el ano conociendo  nuestra  diocese..."

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Bishop Barnes Issues Statement on Signing of SB24

Brothers and sisters in Christ:   We received news over the signing of SB24 (Oct13) that Governor Gavin Newsombe signed into law Senate Bill SB24, which makes abortion by medication available to all students in the UC and Cal State campuses in California....
Please join me in prayer for the protection of the unborn as well as for the sick, aged, and abused and for all those who are vulnerable among us.

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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: $79,478.00
Gifts Received: $75,084.48
Donors: 189
Percent of Goal: 116.23 %
As of: Dec 02, 2019 9:23PM

Demographics

Registered Families: 2755

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 December  -  Advent

Week 1, Hope

Dear Jesus, you are the hope in our messy world. This Advent, help us slow down, listen to your voice, and focus on what’s really important. We place our hope in you as we prepare our hearts to celebrate your birth on Christmas. Amen.

Heavenly Father, your son, Jesus, is your greatest gift to us, a great sign of your love. Guide us as we strive to walk in that love together as a family this Advent. As we prepare our hearts for Christmas, bring us closer to each other and to your son. Give us the grace and strength we need every day. Help us to always trust in you. Come, Lord Jesus, lead all people closer to you. Come and dispel the darkness of our world with the light of your love. Amen.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Patroness of the Americas  -   Remembrance  Dec 12

Our Lady of Guadalupe, mystical rose, make intercession for the Holy Church, protect the Sovereign Pontiff, help all those who invoke thee in their necessities, and since thou art the ever Virgin Mary and Mother of God, obtain for us from thy most holy Son the grace of keeping our faith, sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life, burning charity and the precious gift of final perseverance. Amen.

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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.