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













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.


Encuentro de Evangelizacion y Sancion
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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: $64,600.00
    Pledges Made: $72,754.00
    Gifts Received: $58,634.63
    Donors: 182
    Percent of Goal: 90.77 %
    As of: Aug 13, 2019 9:18PM

  • Demographics

    Registered Families: 2623
    Entity Number: 1344



 Month of August:
Transfiguration of Our Lord (Aug 6)

O God, who in the glorious Transfiguration of your Only Begotten Son confirmed the mysteries of faith by the witness of the Fathers and wonderfully prefigured our full adoption to sonship, grant, we pray, to your servants, that, listening to the voice of your beloved Son, we may merit to become co-heirs with him. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Aug 15)
(Holy Day of Obligation)
Masses:   8am Engl /  5:30pm Engl  7pm Span                                                                    

O most sweet Lady and our Mother, by the merits of thy happy death obtain for us holy perseverance in the divine friendship, that we may finally quit this life in God’s grace; and unite with the blessed spirits in praising thee and singing thy glories as thou deservest. Amen.


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




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 


Catholic Marriage Encounter new schedule.
See events / announcements



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

What's New
 New-- Free Pamphlets & Holy cards in front of church
 Mini Library for Hall planned
Parking Lot Redo complete
New Solar System for Sanctuary working great (cost savings)
Grotto for the Unborn (front corner of Church) - Boy Scout project
Changed to LED lights (cost savings)
Church roof upgrade complete
New fans in hall / nice and cool now
New Fridge in St Peter's room
New Air Conditioner in Church working great
New bulletin board outside of Church (north side)

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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

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.