St. Apollinaris Catholic Church • 3700 Lassen Street • Napa, CA 94558 • (707)257-2555

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Napa Valley's St. Apollinaris Catholic Church invites you to join us in meeting the spiritual, educational, and physical needs of our growing parish family and community.

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WELCOME TO SAINT APOLLINARIS CATHOLIC CHURCH!

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formed-logo-circle.pngOPENING THE WORD - REFLECTIONS ON THE SUNDAY READINGS
Sunday, January 20, 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, "Do Whatever He Tells You."
Opening the Word is a program offering prayer and insights for the Saturday readings featuring a variety of presenters for personal faith formation. Watch the video or download the Prayer Journal at FORMED.ORG

DIOCESE OF SANTA ROSA RESPONSE TO THE REQUEST FOR TRANSPARENCY REGARDING ACCUSED PRIESTS AND RELIGIOUS
To read the diocesan response click here. To read the January North Coast Catholic click here.

PLEASE NOTE: FATHER BALA'S EMAIL ACCOUNT HAS BEEN HACKED!
If you receive a suspicious email from Father Bala please contact the parish office (707) 257-2555, There is an ongoing investigation, and a copy of the email should be provided to Nini at the parish office. Please note: any and all donations will always come through the weekend collection or the parish office.

LOOKING FOR YOUR BOX OF ENVELOPES FOR THE WEEKLY COLLECTION?
We have a number of assigned contribution envelopes ready for pick up in the back of church. If you do not want to continue using envelopes, please let us know so that we can reassign the number to someone else. If you would like to begin using Sunday envelopes may call the Parish Office. Envelopes makes it much easier for us to track your donation for tax purposes. You also may write your envelope number on you check donation to help us keep track of your contributions.

ALTAR SERVER SCHEDULING - NOW ONLINE VIA SIGNUPGENIUS - SIGNUPS AVAILABLE FOR JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH 2019!
Altar servers may now sign up for slots during the month. Please follow the directions online for January, February, March. Thank you for your committment to serving at the altar!

SAINT APOLLINARIS WEEKLY YOUTH GROUP
All 8th - 12th graders are invited to join us for our weekly youth ministry gatherings in the Youth Room every Sunday from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. For more information contact Ashley at (707) 257-4528 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET - MONDAYS AT 3:00 PM
Join our school students at 3:00 pm on Mondays to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet in front of the Tabernacle. "For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world."

CYO MASS - SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 4:30 PM
Players and parents are invited to the CYO Mass on Saturday, January 19, 4:30 pm. This is an opportunity to show your team spirit and join in praying together at Mass. Pizza and soda in the hall following Mass. For information, please contact your coach or Chris Padowan.

UNDERSTANDING ST. MARK'S GOSPEL - SIX TUESDAYS BEGINNING JANUARY 22, 7:00 PM, KOLBE-TRINITY
Our own parishioner, Mark Brumley, will present a series of six talks to help you get acquainted with the Gospel of St. Mark. Beginning Tuesday, January 22 and ending Tuesday, February 25, each one-hour session will begin at 7:00 pm at Kolbe Academy-Trinity Prep, 2055 Redwood Road. There is no cost, however a free-will offering in support of Kolbe-Trinity will be taken. 

NOVENA FOR LIFE - USCCB ONLINE RESOURCES
Join tens of thousands of participants nationwide to build a culture of life through prayer and sacrifice in the Novena for Life. Information at www.9daysforlife.com where you can view the prayers and reflections.

ANNUAL WALK FOR LIFE - JANUARY 26, 2019
The annual Walk for Life will take place on Saturday, January 26 at the Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco. We have a bus to take us round trip from St. A's; leaving 9:30 am, returning 5:30 pm. Cost is $20 for adult / $10 for children 12 and under. To reserve a spot on the bus, call Dn. Peter at 707-815-7397. http://www.walkforlifewc.com/event-info/event-schedule/

PARISH AND SCHOOL CRAB FEED 2019, SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019
Tickets on sale NOW! Purchase tickets by Friday, January 11 to get the early bird special of $65.00 all inclusive. After this date the price will increase to $75. Also purchase raffle tickets for the instant wine cellar! Tickets on sale in the school office and the church office.

ELEMENTS OF THE MASS - OPENING UP THE TREASURES OF THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS
This series is designed to help you better appreciate the beauty of the Mass. The program consists of thirty-one beautifully produced short videos. Each episode has a discussion guide with references and reflections. Click to view this series on FORMED.ORG

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK - JANUARY 27 THROUGH FEBRUARY 1
We will hold our annual Catholic Schools’ Week Mass on Sunday, January 27 at the 10:30 am Mass. Everyone is welcome to attend.

SAINT APOLLINARIS SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
St. A’s School Open House will be on Thursday, January 31st. It will be from 5:30—7:00pm. Are you or someone you know interested in St. A’s School? Come by to take a tour and meet our amazing teachers! For more information contact the school office at (707)224-6525.

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION CLASSES FOR ADULTS - BEGINS THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 7:00 PM
If you are an adult (college age and beyond) and would like to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation you are welcome to attend classes. Our first class will be here at St. Apollinaris on Thursday, January 31 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Participants need to be baptized in the Catholic Church and have received the Sacrament of the Eucharist. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please call the parish office at (707)257-2555.

FATHER - DAUGHTER VALENTINE'S DAY DANCE - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 6:00 PM IN THE HALL
Join us for and elegant meal of BBQ Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Salads, Mac & Cheese, Chips and Drinks. Professional Dance Teacher to help you get moving. Photographer to capture the moment. $25 per Father and Daughter, Photographs $5. Please RSVP by text message to Paul at (707) 501-8059.

DEAR PARENTS WITH SMALL CHILDREN:
Thank you! When you are here, the church is filled with a joyful noise. When you are here, the Body of Christ is more fully present. When you are here, we are reminded that our worship is not personal, but is a communal prayer where all the baptized participate mystically in the one Sacrifice of Jesus Christ. When you are here, there is hope that this church will continue to be filled for years to come. Thank you! God bless you! You are always welcome at St. Apollinaris!

14-01-22-jerusalem-skyline-bw.png11 DAYS OF PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND – MARCH 18 - 28, 2019
Please join Father Bala and two others priests on this pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Round Trip from San Francisco costing per person $3,200. This pilgrimage is open for all, young and adult. And it is open not only for Catholics but also to our brethren belonging to different Christian denominations. To register and get more particulars of the pilgrimage contact Ashley Huss at (707) 257-4528 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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THIRD SATURDAY FAITH AND CULTURE SPEAKER SERIES
Presented by the St. Apollinaris Evangelization Team
Free of Charge. All are welcome. Donations accepted.
 

HOW TO TEACH OUR KIDS TO LOVE THE FAITH - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 7:30 PM - STEVEN RAY
Noted speaker Steven Ray llives in Michigan with his wife Janet. He has 4 children and 16 grandchildren. All are welcome. $10 per person / $20 per family at the door.

SWIMMING UPSTREAM: LIVING A CATHOLIC LIFE IN A NON-CHRISTIAN WORLD - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 9:30 AM
All are welcome free of charge. Noted speaker Steven Ray llives in Michigan with his wife Janet. He has 4 children and 16 grandchildren. Donations accepted to help fund future Faith & Culture events. Presented by the Saint Apollinaris Evangelization Team
 

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NOVEMBER 17, 9:30 AM
Steve Ray

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Steve Ray is a convert to the Catholic Church and best-selling author. He is in great demand as a speaker for conferences and parishes around the world and is a regular guest on Catholic radio and EWTN television. He is writer, producer and host of the 10-part video series The Footprints of God: the Story of Salvation from Abraham to Augustine filmed entirely on location in the Holy Land and surrounding countries. Steve and his wife Janet and are certified guides to the Holy Land and lead pilgrimages throughout Israel and other biblical lands. He lives in Michigan with his wife Janet. He has 4 children and 16 grandchildren.

 

Learn more about our school here:

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Link to St. Apollinaris School Website

 

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40 DAYS FOR LIFE — STARTS ON ASH WEDNESDAY
Why not make the intention of spending one hour a week in front of Planned Parenthood in prayer?
Join us this Wed for opening prayer at 9:00 am
Call Chris at (707)252-0191 to sign up.

Walk for Life Bus Trip - San Francisco - January

40 Days for Life - Napa (October and Lent)

Life Chain Napa - October 

Napa Valley Culture of Life (Umbrella Respect Life Organization in Napa)

Birthright - a great Napa Community Pregnancy Resource

Alpha Pregnancy Clinic

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In the words of Pope Francis, “even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect”.

Youth Ministry

"Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity."  -1 Timothy 4:12

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St. Apollinaris Mission

St. Apollinaris is a welcoming Catholic Christian Community united by faith in God, nourished by Jesus through both the Word and the Eucharist and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

We invite you to join us in meeting the spiritual, educational, and physical needs of our growing parish family and community through prayer, faith formation, evangelization, stewardship, hospitality, and social justice.

Religious Education

”Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them.” - Matthew 19:14
As a child ages their understanding of our faith will grow and mature with continued faith formation. Our Catholic faith has much to offer with yearly education a child will grow in understand and love of God. St. Apollinaris has much to offer children through our religious education program.

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Women's Guild

The purpose of the St. Apollinaris Women’s Guild is threefold: Spiritual, Social, and Service. We sponsor a Day of Reflection for members; Bible Study is ongoing; there are 2 dinner meetings, a Mass and Brunch; and we have day trips planned for our members. We do Service by helping with events at St. A’s.

An event is planned each month (Oct – May).

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Family Life

A monthly gathering of married and engaged couples with the goal of assisting them to become the "true" domestic church. This is done by providing tools and information to help them live out God's Plan for the Sacrament of Marriage and to create a vibrant and positive community of married couples. Activities include speakers, dinners, movie nights, game nights, informative video presentations on Catholic teaching about living God's Plan for marriage, family nights, and couple time.