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 16, Second Sunday of Advent, "Invitation to Joy."
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

DAILY ADVENT REFLECTIONS - HOW WILL YOU PREPARE FOR CHRISTMAS?
This Advent season, walk with Dr. Tim Gray on a journey of renewal to ready your heart for the coming of Christ. Each day of Advent, Dr. Gray will unpack the meaning of this season and its rich traditions, as well as offer practical advice for making this Advent your best yet. Click to view on FORMED.ORG

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."

200.gifBE SURE TO WISH FR. BALA HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 
Father Bala's birthday is Monday, December 17. On this day in 1777 France recognized the United States, in 1865 the "Unfinished Symphony" by Franz Schubert was first performed, in 1903 the Wright Brothers made the first controlled powered heavier-than-air flight, in 1938 Otto Hahn discovered nuclear fission of Uranium, in 1969 the US Air Force closed "Project Blue Book," in 1989 the TV show "The Simpsons" premiered, and in 2014 the US and Cuba re-established diplomatic relations after more than 50 years.

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.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL CRAB DINNER AND DANCING - SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Dinner at 7:00 pm, at St. John's Hall on Napa Street. Featuring Showcase Band. No host bar – select wines by the bottle. Crab, pasta, sald, bread, dessert, coffee. Tickets: $55 each. Reservations required, groups welcome. Please get your tickets early. Call Bob Roche (707) 252-7871 or Connie (707) 255-7968. Proceeds benefit K of C Scholarship and Charity Programs.

PARISH AND SCHOOL CRAB FEED 2019, SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019
Our parish and school are hoping to have a combined Crab Feed on Saturday, January 26, 2019. This can only happen if we have the support of both the parishioners and school families. If you are interested in being a chairperson for the Parish to work alongside a chairperson for the school, please contact Olivia Brazil, Principal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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

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.