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, December 9, Second Sunday of Advent, "Making Straight the Way of the Lord."
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

HOLIDAY LOVE TREE - BRING IN THE GIFTS
Thank you for your help in bringing Christmas joy to those in need. Please bring food items to the church the weekend of December 1/2, and new, unwrapped toys on the weekend of December 8/9. For information, please call Judy Merwin, (707) 225-5413 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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. 

LESSONS AND CAROLS - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 7:30 PM
Join us on Sunday, December 9, at 7:30 pm for a service of Lessons and Carols. In this service, we listen to Scripture lessons which recount the entirety of Salvation History: the Fall, the promise of a Messiah, the Incarnation, and the Great Commission to preach the Good News. Each lesson is followed by a carol or other song that reflects on the lesson's message and a brief prayer. 

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."

PARISH ADVENT RECONCILIATION SERVICE - MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 7:00 PM
A parish service with individual confession opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered on Monday, December 10, at 7:00 pm in the church. Please note, there are also daily opportunities for individual reconciliation Monday through Saturday.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CHRISTMAS PROGRAM - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 7:00 PM
Students in grades 1 - 5 will present a special Christmas Program "The Birth of Jesus" on Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00 pm in the church. Family, friends, and all parishioners are invited. This is a great way to get into the holiday spirit and the true meaning of Christmas.

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 7:00 PM 
Students will present a special Christmas Program "The Birth of Jesus" on Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00 pm in the church. Family, friends, and all parishioners are invited. This is a great way to get into the holiday spirit and the true meaning of Christmas.

HOLIDAY REMEMBRANCE SERVICE - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 7:00 PM
Loss of a loved one is always hard, and at Christmas it can seem crushing. It matters not if the loss was recent or in years past, for at this time of year the memories come flooding back. On Tuesday, December 18, at 7:00 pm in the church, we will decorate a tree with personalized angel ornaments in memory of our loved ones. Come write their names on the angel ornaments we provide and then during the service hang them on our trees. This time spent together helps make our deceased loved ones a part of our Christmas celebration.

CALLING ALL SHEPHERDS AND ANGELS - CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS EVE MASS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 5:00 PM
Children and their families are invited to be part of the Children's Christmas Eve Mass on Monday, December 24 at 5:00 pm for a special dramatization of the Christmas Story. Practice for Angels and Shepherds (K-3rd) Friday, December 21, 1:00 pm in the church. Choir practice (4th-8th) Friday, 1:00 pm in the parish hall.

CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY MASS SCHEDULE
Masses for Christmas Eve are 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm. Masses for Christmas Day are 8:00 am, 10:00 am, and 12:00 Noon.

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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.