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, February 17, 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, "The Search for True Happiness."
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 

ALTAR SERVER SCHEDULING - NOW ONLINE VIA SIGNUPGENIUS - SIGNUPS AVAILABLE FOR FEBRUARY, MARCH 2019!
Altar servers may now sign up for slots during the month. Please follow the directions online for 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."

PARISH RETREAT - SAVE THE DATE - MARCH 9 - A LENTEN JOURNEY TO CONVERSION - FR. CHI NGO, SJ
Saturday March 9, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm in the  hall. Featuring Fr. Chi Ngo SJ, noted spiritual and retreat director of the Jesuit Retreat Center in Los Altos, returns for a special day of reflection and guided prayer. Free will offering. Lunch is provided, so please sign up here, or at the front of the church, or call (707) 486-9502. Register by clicking here

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

DATE NIGHT - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 7:00 PM IN THE YOUTH ROOM
Come explore the mystery of love and learn how to have a more fulfilling and life-giving marriage through the teaching of St. John Paul II as we review Men, Women and the Mystery of Love at Date Night. We start off with wine and snacks and the pro- gram begins at 7:30 pm. Child care is provided but please RSVP - text or call (707) 738-4535 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

UNDERSTANDING ST. MARK'S GOSPEL - TUESDAYS THROUGH FEBRUARY 26, 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 26, 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. 

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION CLASSES FOR ADULTS - THURSDAYS, 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.

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.

FIRST YEAR CONFIRMATION RETREAT - FRIDAY MARCH 1, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mandatory 1st Year Confirmation Retreat: Friday, March 1st, 5:00-10:00 pm at the St. A’s Hall.

TAKE A STAND FOR LIFE - 40 DAYS FOR LIFE NAPA - MARCH 6 - APRIL 14 
From March 6 to April 14, our community will take part in 40 Days for Life, a groundbreaking, coordinated international  mobilization. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city, and beyond. For more information, please go to https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/napa/

SANTA ROSA DIOCESAN YOUTH DAY - SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM, CARDINAL NEWMAN HIGH SCHOOL
The theme “So Will I” centers on proof of God’s existence, His saving grace, and His healing power found in the Catholic Church. The event will celebrate Our Catholic Faith in a powerful way. Teens 8th through 12th grades must be accompanied by an adult. Register and more info at www.sryouth.org or see your Parish Youth Minister. Email Youth Day coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

WOMEN’S GUILD DAY OF REFLECTION - THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PMMONT LASALLE
The Women’s Guild Day Of Reflection is on Thursday, March 21 at beautiful Mont La Salle from 9 am-3 pm. We end our day with Mass. Our presenter this year is Father David. This is always a very popular event, so please reserve your space now by sending your check to the rectory: $45 / members, $50 / non-members which includes breakfast and a lovely luncheon.. Deadline is March 14. Call Mimi Buoncristiani with questions at (707) 225-1368 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thanks, see you there!!

SECOND YEAR CONFIRMATION RETREAT - SATURDAY, APRIL 6 & SUNDAY APRIL 7
Mandatory 2nd Year Confirmation Retreat: Saturday, April 6 to Sunday, April 7.

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!

THE WARMTH OF SICILY, JUNE 15 - 23; THE GLORY OF SCOTLAND, JUNE 29 - JULY 7
Discover the Wonders of Catholic Culture with Regina Trips for Young Adults
Join Fr. David and a group of Catholic young adults for a pilgrimage to southern Italy and Sicily in mid-June and in glorious Scotland in late June and early July. Explore an ancient island in the Mediterranean, with food and drink, beaches, ruins, and Churches. Or visit the lochs and hills and see the glory and tragedy of Catholic Scotland. Click here for more information: http://reginamag.com/regina-trips/

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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.