• Q:  I or someone in my family is seriously ill.  How do I arrange for the Sacrament of the Sick?
     
    A:  Anointing of the Sick and Eucharist may be arranged by contacting the Parish Office.  Call (818) 340-6020 for a medical emergency at any time of the day or night.
      
    Q: I left something at the Parish.  Is there a Lost and Found?
     
    A: There is a Lost and Found located in the Parish Center. Please stop by or call (818) 340-6020
     
    Q.: What is Serenity House
     
    A;  Serenity House is a spirituality group meeting space conveniently located within walking distance of the Church. The address is 5108 Serrania Ave
     
    Q. What are the Parish Center Hours?
     
    A:  The Parish Center is open Monday-Thursday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm.
     
    Q:  Is the church open during the day if I want to pray? 
     
    A:  Yes, the church is open from 7:00 am to 8:30 pm. If the front door is locked, please use the west entrance, near the Parish Center.  
     
    Q:  How do I request a copy of a Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation or Marriage Certificate?
     
    A:  You may request a copy of a Sacramental Certificate online here.  If you do not wish to complete the form online, please call the Parish Center 818.340.6020.  It is helpful if you know the approx. date of the Sacrament.
     
    Q: I have never heard of St. Mel.  Who was he?
     
    A:  Little is known about St. Mel.  He is said to have been the son of Conis and Darerca, the sister of St. Patrick, whom he accompanied to Ireland and helped to evangelize in that country. According to the Life of St. Brigid, he is said to have had no fixed See, which might fit in his being a missionary. St. Patrick himself built the church at Ardagh and to this he appointed his nephew, Mel. Acting upon the apostolic precept, he supported himself by working with his hands, and what he gained beyond bare necessities, he gave to the poor. For sometime, he lived with his aunt Lupait, but slanderous tongues spread serious accusations against them, and St. Patrick himself came to investigate their conduct. Mel was plowing when he arrived, but he cleared himself of the charge by miraculously picking up a live fish from the ground as if from a net. Lupait established her innocence by carrying glowing coals without burning herself or her clothing. St. Patrick was satisfied, but he told his nephew in future, to do his fishing in the water and his plowing on the land, and he moreover, enjoined them to avoid scandal by separating, living and praying far apart. He died in 489. St. Mel's feast day is February 6. (Information copied from Catholic Online)