The Churches of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish
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St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish is comprised of seven churches spread throughout Amador County, California. In 2011, three parishes comprising six churches were united into one Catholic community. In 2013, construction of St. Katharine Drexel Church and Parish Center in Martell was completed, and the church was dedicated. Read more about our primary church and the mission churches here.

The spaciousness of St. Katharine Drexel Church and Parish Center in Martell lends itself to large gatherings for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, as well as faith formation classes, youth and senior activities, and church- and community-based events. We are also a new regional training site for the Diocese of Sacramento.

Bishop Soto
Fr. Larry Beck
Fr. Michal Olszewski
Most Reverend Jaime Soto
Bishop of Sacramento
Rev. Larry Beck

General Announcements
Click here to read our current bulletin, which contains more announcements and detailed information


LENT 2015
Lent 2015
LENTEN SPIRITUAL PRACTICES AND REGULATIONS. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 18. Lent is a time to examine one's relationship with God and others and unite ourselves more fully with the Paschal Mystery, that is, Christ's suffering, death and resurrection. The Church also calls us to a spirit of penance, above all to fasting, prayer and almsgiving. Click here to download the Lenten Spiritual Practices and Regulations.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS AND SOUP SUPPERS. Stations of the Cross and Lenten Soup Suppers will be held in the parish, beginning Friday, February 20, as follows:
St. Katharine Drexel
6 PM Soup Supper, followed by 7 PM Stations
Our Lady of the Pines
5:30 PM Stations, followed by Soup Supper (no Soup Supper 3/13 and 3/27)
Sacred Heart
7 PM Stations, followed by Mass
St. Bernard
5 PM Stations
St. Mary of the Mountains
5:30 PM Stations, followed by Soup Supper


SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS. Our Parish societies and organizations are announcing their 2015 scholarships for high school students. Click here for a listing of the scholarships and how to get more information.



Bingo!CORNED BEEF DINNER, PLUS BINGO, ON THURSDAY, MARCH 5. The St. Katharine Drexel Men's Club is having a corned beef and cabbage dinner, plus all the trimmings at the Parish Center on Thursday, March 5. (Note: Parish bulletin states that the date is March 1, but the correct date is March 5!) Dinner begins at 4:30 PM. Cost is $5. Bingo follows.


WOMEN'S RETREAT, MARCH 6-8. Amador County women are invited to attend the annual retreat at Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center in Citrus Heights, March 6-8. It is a wonderful weekend of peace and quiet to enrich your spiritual life with other members of our parish. This year’s theme is “Living the Joy of the Gospel.” Retreat starts Friday evening and concludes with Mass on Sunday morning.

For more information, contact Linda Wagner at 223-1156 or visit christthekingretreatcenter.org.


St. Patrick's Day Dinner!

ST. PATRICK'S DAY CORNED BEEF DINNER. The Our Lady of the Pines Society will host its 5th Annual St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner on Saturday, March 14, in Haran Hall. 5 PM Happy Hour, 6 PM Dinner, and a great raffle. $18 adults, $5 ages 8 and under. For tickets, call Thelma at 295-4442. No tickets sold at the door. Download the flyer here for more information.


Look!PARISH MISSION RETREAT 2015. This year's Parish Mission Retreat will be on Saturday, April 11, at the Parish Center. The theme is Ministry of Love, Heart of the Catholic Laity. Our retreat leader is Father Serge Propst, O.P. Click here for more information.


THE LATEST EDITION OF SAINT KATHARINE'S CIRCLE, the quarterly newsletter from the National Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel, has been released. You can view it by clicking here.



Scrip!SCRIP PROGRAM UPDATE. Visit our new Scrip page by clicking here. There you can find the information you need to purchase scrip and help support our Youth Program!



CountdownCOUNTDOWN TO OUR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN GOAL: The parish is in jeopardy of not meeting its $1,500,000 goal by the conclusion of our three-year campaign in May. Please click here to read about this possible shortfall and what you can to do help us meet our goal.


NEW PARISHIONER OR THINKING OF BECOMING ONE?  We encourage you to register with St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish.  There are numerous benefits to you and your family.  Click here for more information and for registration forms (English and Spanish forms available).


Mass Times at a Glance

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St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church and Parish Center
11361 Prospect Drive, Jackson
Sunday - 9:30 AM
Sunday - 1:30 PM (Spanish) - temporary location
Monday thru Friday - 8 AM


Immaculate Conception
115 Spanish Street, Sutter Creek

Saturday Vigil Mass - 5 PM

Our Lady of the Pines
26750 Tiger Creek Road, Pioneer
Sunday - 9:30 AM
Tuesday and Friday - 9:30 AM

Sacred Heart of Jesus
Church Street & Relihan Drive, Ione
Sunday - 8 AM
Monday-Friday - 7 AM

St. Bernard
Plug at Emigrant Streets, Volcano
Saturday Vigil Mass - 5 PM

St. Mary of the Mountains
18765 Church Street, Plymouth
Sunday - 11:15 AM

St. Patrick
115 Court Street, Jackson

Sunday - 8 AM


Mission Statement

We, the Amador community of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, are united in our Catholic faith.  Inspired by the Holy Spirit and led by the example of St. Katharine who served the marginalized, we are strengthened by the Eucharist and strive to serve all God's people while evangelizing future generations.

Catholic TV Network
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Fr. Thomas Relihan
Rev. Thomas Relihan
Pastor Emeritus


Tuesday, April 1
9:30 Mass at Our Lady of the Pines Church canceled due to snow!

The Churches of St. Katharine Drexel Parish

Calendar of Mass Readings
Click here for a calendar of daily Mass readings

Biography of St. Katharine Drexel

Rev. Michal Olszewski
Parochial Vicar





St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish