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Hurricane Relief

We will be taking up A Special Emergency Collection for the HURRICANE RELIEF FUND on the weekend of Sept. 16 & 17.  The Building and Maintenance Fund Collection will be transferred to the weekend of September 23 & 24.  All the funds collected in our parish for this one-time special appeal for Hurricane Relief will be sent by the Diocese of Santa Rosa to USCCB to be used to support the efforts of Catholic Charities USA, the official domestic relief agency of the US Catholic Church, as they and their member agencies respond  to immediate emergency needs for necessities such as water, food, shelter, and medical care as well as to the long term needs to rebuild and recover after widespread destruction

ST A’S PARISH BBQ was held Saturday 8/26/17
 giving Fr Bill a well-deserved sendoff and welcoming Fr Bala.  See a gallery of pictures here

September 17th - 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A -  "Forgive us our Debts"

5 minute Video-Reflection on this Sunday's Gospel from FORMED

Pastoral Council Meeting Monday September 18th

Join us at 7:00 pm in the hall. Plans are being made for this years Ministry Fair. Everyone is welcome. 

Catechetical Sunday - September 17th

This annual celebration recognizes those who share in the formal teaching ministry of the Church. At the 9:00 Mass, we will have a

Rite of Commissioning and blessing of all of our catechists as they begin a new year of ministry, teaching and sharing faith with the children, youth, families and adults of our parish. Today we publicly acknowledge and thank them for their generous commitment and participation to this essential ministry of our parish. At the 10:30 Mass, we will have a blessing of St. A’s School teachers and staff. Following the 9:00 Mass everyone is invited to the hall for donuts and coffee. 


Please plan to join us for our first Lunch with Friends of the season. We’ll be serving delicious Italian spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, and cake . You won’t want to miss the chance to visit with friends and enjoy a wonderful home-made meal. See you Tuesday, 9/19, 12 noon, in the hall! Please sign up so we know how much food to prepare. Ciao! 

“Discovering God” CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
Classes for pre-school children are held on Sundays during both the 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. Masses. The curriculum is specifically designed for the various age levels – 3 year olds and 4 year olds. Each week a new lesson is presented—with accompanying music and related activities. The children learn many things together and enjoy making new friends. (We also have a “Nursery Class” for children 18 months – 2 years old) For more information please call 255-7200 


A special parent meeting for ALL parents who have a child preparing for First Holy Communion this year will be held on Thurs, Sept. 21 at 7:00 pm in the Hall. Parents, this is a very important year for your children. It is very important to attend as specific instructions and preparation for you and for your child is distributed at this meeting. We will be working together to ensure that this is a very special year for you and for your child! 



The Religious Education Program is in progress, but it’s still not too late to enroll for some of our classes.  Class availability is limited but some classes are still accepting students. All registration will close at the end of this month.  For more info. call Laura Schafle  255-7200

SAVE THE DATE: Sat, Sept. 30th 9:30-11:00 am  "THE MASS - THE MOST PERFECT PRAYER"

The Mystery of the Mass Explained. The Mass is the prayer of all prayers; and the most perfect prayer. We are called to deeply participate in this great mystery, united with Jesus Christ, through His great sacrifice which the Mass re-presents. Fr. David Jenuwine will walk us through the movements and mysteries of the Church’s most ancient prayer. All are welcome. Free of charge. 

RCIA began Monday September 11th

We begin with an Introductory session for the RCIA program in the conference room at 7:30 pm. It’s a wonderful opportunity to ask questions annd to discover what the RCIA program is all about.  The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), is a journey of prayer, reflection and learning about the Catholic faith.  For more info call the Parish Office at 257-2555.

Classes for our 3-4 year old children and the Children's Liturgy of the Word began Sun, Sept. 10 at 9:00 and 10:30 Masses. Pre-registration is required for our Pre-School Program and Nursery. For more info call 255-2700.

Women's Guild 

Join the St Apollinaris Women's Guild today!
Membership dues for the year are $25. Please fill out the membership
form, enclose your check and mail it to the rectory or 8/20 drop it off at (3700 Lassen St., Napa, CA 94558). The
names of those who join the Guild by Sept. 18th will be
entered in a $50 early membership drawing. 

Women's Guild Bible Study

Still an opportunity to join us in our study of Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come. Sign-upswere available during

Hospitality Sunday in the Hall. The first AM session will be Tues. Sept. 19 at 9:30. Call Cheri 254-2166. 

Bible Study on Demand
Our Bible Study DVDs are now available online. Once you have purchased your workbook, you will be registered to be able to view each lesson online. Can not attend a session? Do your homework (answers in the back of the workbook), and then view the DVD at home at your convenience. Of course you are welcome to join us beginning Tues., Sept. 19 at 9:30 (AM session) or Tues., Sept 26 at 6:00 (PM session). There will be 10 sessions ($25 for materials). Check to be made out to St. A's Women's Guild and taken or sent to the Rectory--- 3700 Lassen St., Napa 94558. ??? Call Cheri 253- 2166.

Save the date for the Parish Ministry Fair after all Masses in the hall September 23-24 - What is a Ministry Fair?

Our pastoral council is sponsoring our Ministry Fair after all Masses September 23-24 in the hall. The purpose of a Ministry Fair is to increase levels of participation, involvement, and awareness of ministries and organizations within the parish community. At a ministry fair we celebrate the work of the Church and highlight services available within the parish. Each organization and ministry will have their own booth. The fair brings everyone to a greater awareness of all the opportunities that our parish has to offer. We hope you will plan to join us!


Save the date for the Parish Ministry Fair after all Masses in the hall September 23-24

“learn about this busy parish and all the many organizations and activities.  Join us for the Ministry Fair on September 23-24after all Masses in the hall

Hospitality Sunday - 1st Sunday of every month after the 7:30 am, 9:00 am, and 10:30 am Masses in Parish Hall

Men's Book Club - every Saturday Morning 7:30 am at Gym Conference Room

Theology by the Barrell - every Saturday 5:30 pm at Gym Conference Room

Chanting the Divine Office - the Friday preceding the 1st Saturday of each month in the Church

Eucharistic Adoration - 1st Saturday of every month - sign up sheet in front of the church. From 7:00 am - 8:00 am on the 1st  Saturday  we will conclude adoration by chanting morning prayer (the Divine Office) followed by Benediction. Please contact Beth Marcus at 331-2363 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your time, or for any questions.

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Thoughtful Article for Lectors


Fathers of the Church - monthly talk by Fr Gary Sumpter to be held starting Thursday Sept 21 7:30 pm at Kolbe Academy and Trinity Prep
Please join us for a powerful new series on the Fathers of the Church presented by Fr. Gary Sumpter one Thursday night a month for the next 10 months, starting Thursday, Sept. 21, 7:30pm at Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep.
Here is a short blurb on it.
Series on the Fathers of the Church
Who were the early Christians? What did they believe, teach, and often die for? Is our faith today the same as the faith they professed? These themes and more will be covered in a 10-part series on the Fathers of the Church given by Fr. Gary Sumpter. Church Fathers discussed include St. Clement, St. Justin, St. Cyril, St. Ignatius, St. Athanasius, St. Irenaeus and many more. It will be one Thursday a month from Sept thru June, beginning on Sept. 21, 7:30pm at Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep, 2055 Redwood Rd., Napa. No charge. Donations gratefully accepted.

40 Days for Life campaign begins with kickoff prayer vigil in front of Planned Parenthood at 9:00 am on Wednesday 9/27
We witness in front of Planned Parenthood from 8 am to 8 pm daily from 9/27 - 11/5/17 praying the Rosary.  These campaigns have proven to significantly reduce the number of women having abortions.  To sign up for a shift contact Chris at 707-252-0191, or check the web site

Carmelite House of Prayer - 1st Saturday Morning of Recollection - October 7th 2017
Topic - to be determined

9:00 am  Talk
10:00 - 11:00 am  Confessions, Meditation, and Recollection
11:00 am  Celebration of the Eucharist

Click for more info re Carmelite Morning of Recollection





THE CARMELITE’S 39th ANNUAL BENEFIT DINNER The date forthe Benefit Dinner for the Carmelite House of Prayer in Oakville is set for Sunday, September 10th .

San Damiano
Retreat House in Danville - List of Spring 2017 Retreats

Jesuit Retreat Center Los Altos Hills -  Wonderful Place.  2017 Retreat Schedule



Carmellite Day of Recollection First Saturday of Each Month at Carmellite Monastery in Oakville

     Spiritual Talk 9:00 am - 10:00 am
     Confessions 10:00 am - 11:00 am
     Mass   11:00 am

Theology by the Barrell every Saturday at 5:30 pm  at St Apollinaris Gym Conference Room -  View educational video programs with discussions accompanied by refreshments

Men's Book Club at 7:30 am every Saturday morning at St Apollinaris Gym Conference Room

Men's Holy Hour - 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church - We pray for the needs of our families, friends, parish and your special intentions. We pray the Rosary, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and other prayers and hymns. 

Faith & Formation Speakers' Series 3rd Saturday of most months 9:30 am - St Apollinaris Parish Hall

What We'd Like You To Know

 Marian Consecration Prayer

I, renew and ratify today in your hands, O, Immaculate Mother, the vows of my Baptism. I renounce Satan and resolve to follow Jesus Christ even more closely than before. Mary, I give you my heart. Please set it on fire with love for Jesus. Make it always attentive to His burning thirst for love and for souls. Keep my heart in your most pure Heart that I may love Jesus and the members of his Body with your own perfect love. Mary, I entrust myself totally to you: my body and soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions. Please make of me, of all that I am and have, whatever most pleases you. Let me be a fit instrument in your immaculate and merciful hands for bringing the greatest possible glory to God. If I fall, please lead me back to Jesus. Wash me in the blood and water that flow from his pierced side, and help me never to lose my trust in this fountain of love and mercy. With you, O Immaculate Mother – you who always do the will of God – I unite myself to the perfect consecration of Jesus as He offers himself in the Spirit to the Father for the life of the world. Amen.







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Faith & Culture 3rd Saturday Speakers Series 9:30 am

September 16 Mike Aquilina - EWTN Host & Author

"Walking with the Angels - the Biblical Catholic Devotion to the Heavenly Host"


October 21 Dianne Muller
November 18 Margaret Turek



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Walk for Life West Coast Saturday January 21, 2017 Take Bus to San Francisco

40 Days for Life - Napa

Life Chain Napa October 2017

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

"You are our hope, the young are our hope. Do not let that hope die! Stake you lives on it! We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures; we are the sum of the Father's love for us and our real capacity to become the image of his Son."

-Pope St. John Paul II

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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 your child ages, his/her understanding of our faith will grow and mature with continued faith formation. Our Catholic faith has so much to offer that, with yearly education in their faith, your child will grow in their love and understanding of our loving God with each year. St. Apollinaris has much to offer our children.

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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. Click Read More below for information regarding the Wed October 25th Trip to Apple Hill

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.