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, October 28, The 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, "The Face of God."
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

ANGEL BAZAAR - SILENT AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED
Do you have a have a Vacation House you would like to share? We also need donations of wine. Please call Karen Segas at (707) 337-0910.

PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL MEETING - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 7:00 PM, GYM CONFERENCE ROOM
Please join us for our next Finance Meeting at 7:00 pm in the Gym Conference Room.

CALLING ALL ANGELS - ANGEL BAZAAR CRAFT ITEMS
Just a reminder for all those “angels” in our parish family who may be working on crafts and/or sweet shoppe donations for our Religious Education’s 24th Annual Holiday Angel Bazaar and Craft Faire. We would appreciate if you could have the craft items turned into the Religious Ed office by Sunday, November 4. Please put your name on your donations. For more information, please call the RE office at (707) 255-7200. 

POPE SAINT PAUL VI - THE POPE IN THE TEMPEST
Pope Saint Paul VI led the Church through some of the most tumultuous years of the 20th century. This exciting and insightful film covers fifty years of history that changed the Catholic Church and the world. Watch now on FORMED.ORG

SAINT APOLLINARIS YOUTH GROUP FUNDRAISER - PRAYER PILLOWCASES
Beginning this weekend, we will be selling Prayer Pillowcases for $15 and they can be picked up at the Angel Bazaar on Nov. 10 / 11. Prayer Pillowcases are a wonderful gift for children of all ages! If you are interested in purchasing a prayer pillowcase contact Ashley (707) 738-1439 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

MARY, A BIBLICAL WALK WITH THE BLESSED MOTHER - TUESDAYS 9:30 AM / 6:00 PM
Our study continues Tuesdays 9:30 am and 6:00 pm. The cost is $25. Please make checks payable to St. A's Women's Guild. 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS OCTOBERFEST - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 6:00 PM SOCIAL, 7:00 PM DINNER
Join us for a celebration of Octoberfest on Saturday, October 27. Social at 6:00 pm, Dinner at 7:00 pm featuring a selection of sausages, sauerkraut, potato salad, green salad, rolls, coffee, and dessert. Price: $20/person, $50/family, children under 12 free. Please RSVP to Bob (707) 252-7871 or Leonidas (707) 255-8083. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!

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."

ALL SAINTS DAY - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 - HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION - 7:00 AM, 8:45 AM, 7:00 PM
Masses for Solemnity of All Saints are 7:00 am, 8:45 am, 7:00 pm. This is a Holy Day of Obligation.

NOVEMBER 2 - ALL SOULS DAY - EVENING PRAYER / SUNG VESPERS FOR THE DEAD
Join us in commemorating the Souls of the Faithful Deparated with Evening Prayer / Sung Vespers for the Dead on November 2 in the church. 

IGNATIUS PRESS 40TH ANNIVERSARY - FRIDAY / SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 / 3 - ST. MARY CATHEDRAL, SAN FRANCISCO
You are invited to celebrate 40 years of God's blessings on the publishing work of Ignatius Press. Meet and hear distinguished Catholic speakers on Friday and Saturday, November 2 and 3 at St. Mary Cathedral Event Center in San Francisco. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit: http://www.ignatius.com/40

LECTOR TRAINING AND 2019 WORKBOOKS - NOVEMBER 3, 9:30 AM, IN THE CHURCH 
A training for new Lectors will take place on Saturday, November 3rd, at 9:30 am in the church. Lectors are to be fully initiated, practicing Catholics whose lives witness to the Word which they proclaim. Workbooks for Lectors will also be available for pick up that morning.

24TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY ANGEL BAZAAR & CRAFTS FAIRE – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 / SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11
The 24th Annual Holiday Angel Bazaar and Crafts Faire will be Saturday, November 10, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm and Sunday, November 11, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, in the Church Hall. Featuring skilled artisans with hand-crafted clothing, jewelry, decor, and gifts, as well as home-baked goods, silent auction, and a raffle for art, fine dining, wine, travel, and ore. Call the Religious Education Office at (707) 255-7200 for more information.

PARISH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Please join your parish family for St. A's Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 22. More information to come.

FORTY DAYS FOR LIFE - FALL 2018 CAMPAIGN IS IN PROGRESS AND ENDS NOVEMBER 24
The fall 40 days for life campaign will run from Wednesday, September 26 through Saturday, November 24. Prayer service to start the campaign will be 10:00 am on Wednesday, September 26. To sign up for a time slot between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm, please contact Isidro and Ana (707) 477-2846, or Chris (707) 252-0191, or Howard (707) 225-5262, or online at https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/napa/

WOMEN'S GUILD BUS TRIP - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
This trip brings a new venue - Old Towne Sacramento. Plan for fun, food, friends as we head east on Thursday, November 29, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm. Payment confirms reservation and can be dropped off at the parish office. $35 members / $40 non members. For information call Bernie (707) 224-3086.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES HAVE BEGUN, WEDNESDAYS / THURSDAYS AT 3:30 - 4:45 PM 
Pre-registered students are to meet in the Church. To late register, call the Religious Education Office (707) 257-7200.

FATHER BALA'S MESSAGE ON THE CURRENT SCANDALS IN THE CHURCH
To read Father Bala's message regarding the current scandals in the Church, go to the Pastor's Message page.

MARIS STELLA INSTITUTE - ADULT FAITH FORMATION, ENRICHMENT, AND CERTIFICATION
Maris Stella Institute is a nonprofit catechetical institute based in American Canyon, with the mission to provide systematic courses in the Catechism of the Catholic Church as a primary means for adult faith formation and obtaining catechetical certification. We currently offer classes at Kolbe-Trinity Prep in Napa, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, and at other various locations in American Canyon. For more information, please visit our website: www.marisstellainstitute.org

ONE FAMILY IN MISSION - 2018 ANNUAL DIOCESAN MINISTRY APPEAL 
We currently have pledges of $71,122.00 toward our goal of $71,812.00, and contributions of $62,300.00. A total of 150 parish families have made pledges. Any amount donated over our assessed goal will be returned to our parish. Thank you for your generosity.

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!

SEMINARIANS BURSE - SUPPORT DIOCESAN VOCATIONS 
Bishop Vasa has created a Seminarian's Burse to assist in the costs of educating tomorrow's priests. Donations may be made in memory of a departed priest. Donations have already been made in memory of Monsignor William Hynes (1925-2018) and Father Michael Kelly (1951-2015).

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT ALL THE LAYERS OF VESTMENTS THE PRIEST WEARS ARE ABOUT?
Each of the vestments has a history, a meaning, and a prayer associated with it. Click here for a handy PDF guide (suitable for coloring, too!) detailing the names, meaning, and prayer for each of the items a priest wears during Mass.

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. 

history04.jpg11 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.
 
On August 21Greg Tarcynski spoke on Technology and Human Culture. A recording of the talk may be found here.
 
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SEPTEMBER 15, 9:30 AM
Deacon Roger Hogan

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OCTOBER 20, 9:30 AM
Tom Riley
"Dracula, Vampires, and Catholic Doctrine"

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NOVEMBER 17, 9:30 AM
Steve Ray

 

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.