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St. Mel

Woodland Hills

Our community is excited to participate alongside all parishes, missions and Catholic centers in the Archdiocese to strengthen and renew our Church for the future. Please continue reading to learn how this campaign will benefit us.

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Letter from the Pastor

Campaign Details

Our Parish Goal


Pledged over 5 years for the Called to Renew Campaign.

Our Parish Receives


To renew our parish and strengthen ministries.

Parish Needs

Spirituality Center

Our Sisters of St. Louis no longer live in the convent at St. Mel. We would like to improve our existing property including the beautiful chapel. Our plans include enhancing the garden and making modifications to the interior structure. We believe this property could be used as a spirituality center throughout the year as well as a new gathering space for hospitality after Mass.

Media & Sound Upgrade

During Mass, we celebrate the Liturgy of the Word, and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Sometimes it is difficult to hear & view parts of the Mass due to the inferior quality of our system. We will install a new sound system & media screen to improve the quality during Mass.

Lawn Outside of O’Connor Center Upgrade

To create a more park-like and inviting environment for our many outdoor parish, school, and preschool activities, we would like to install permanent shade structures across the lawn and provide additional hardscape and landscape in the area.



We strive to provide life-long learning opportunities for our families. That begins with the earliest of ages. We would like to provide the preschool with current technology in the classrooms. We believe providing them with up-to-date interactive boards to enhance their learning potential is fundamental to their growth & development. Additionally, we would like to refurbish and remodel the classroom storage spaces.

Project for Parish School

The school is an important part of our parish community. Perhaps you have children who have attended, or currently attend our school. Maybe you are an alumnus. Studies show that students who attend Catholic schools are more likely to remain Catholic as adults. We want to support our school by refurbishing and remodeling 24 classroom and six bathroom spaces, upgrading technology integration in the classrooms, and renovating/extending the athletic field at the back of campus to include additional square footage, AstroTurf, and spectator seating.

A Bold Plan of Renewal

We — the Catholic faithful — are the agents of renewal for Church and society. I am grateful for this opportunity to walk alongside clergy and parishioners in strengthening our parishes and ministries, the heart of our Archdiocese.
Archbishop José H. Gomez