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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.

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Bishop Soto
Fr. Larry Beck
Fr. Arlon Vergara, OSA
Most Reverend Jaime Soto
Bishop of Sacramento
Rev. Larry Beck
Pastor

General Announcements

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


DECEMBER: SPECIAL MASS TIMES AND DEVOTIONS
 
MONDAY, DECEMBER 12
Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe (note that times have changed!)
Our Lady of Guadalupe 5 PM Rosary St. Katharine Drexel, Martell
6 PM Mass St. Katharine Drexel, Martell
7 PM Dinner St. Katharine Drexel, Martell
(8 AM - Regular Mass Schedule at St. Katharine Drexel and Sacred Heart )
 
 
       

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13
Advent Penance Service

confession 6:30 PM St. Katharine Drexel, Martell. Four priests available to hear individual confessions.
     
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24
Christmas Eve
Magi 5 PM St. Katharine Drexel, Martell
5 PM Sacred Heart, Ione
5 PM St. Bernard, Volcano
NO MASS at Our Lady of the Pines
NO 9 PM MASS at St. Katharine Drexel or Sacred Heart
     
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25
Nativity of the Lord - Christmas Day
Nativity of the Lord 8 AM St. Patrick, Jackson
9 AM Sacred Heart, Ione
9:30 AM St. Katharine Drexel, Martell
9:30 AM Our Lady of the Pines, Pioneer
11:15 AM St. Mary of the Mountains, Plymouth
1:30 PM St. Katharine Drexel, Martell (Spanish)
     
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31
VIGIL, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Mary, Mother of God 5 PM Immaculate Conception, Sutter Creek
5 PM St. Bernard, Volcano
   
   
   
   
     
SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2017
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Mary, Mother of God 8 AM St. Patrick, Jackson
9 AM Sacred Heart, Ione
9:30 AM St. Katharine Drexel, Martell
9:30 AM Our Lady of the Pines, Pioneer
11:15 AM St. Mary of the Mountains, Plymouth
1:30 PM St. Katharine Drexel, Martell (Spanish)
     

 

RCIA NEEDS YOUR HELP! The RCIA program is in need of several individuals to serve as godparents or sponsors for some of the adults going through the process. Click here for more information or email rcia@stkatharinedrexel.com

 

DEVELOPING A 'ONE-PRIEST PARISH.' In compliance with Bishop Soto's directive to consolidate the parish weekend Mass schedule, Father Larry has formed a Pastoral Plan Ad-hoc Committee to study the issue and develop a plan. The committee and the Pastoral Council will develop a final plan to submit to the Bishop by March 31, 2017, with implementation by July 1, 2017. Please click here to read latest news from the committee.

 

 

Holy SpiritNEW LIFE IN THE SPIRIT. Wondering whyall those Holy Spirit inserts appeared in the bulletin the last couple of months? Do you want a greater outpouring of the Holy Spirit in your life? Click here to download the individual articles! In January 2017, there will be a Life in the Spirit seminar series (four Sundays, beginning January 8) at St. Katharine Drexel. Experience the Living God through the Holy Spirit! Click here for more information.

 

Cookbook: Share the BreadLATEST EDITION OF SAINT KATHARINE'S CIRCLE AVAILABLE. The quarterly newsletter from the National Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel is available by clicking here. Note that the long-awaited St. Katharine Drexel cookbook called Share the Bread is now available for sale -- see the newsletter. A few copies of the cookbook are also available for purchase at the parish office in Martell. Stop by the office to view a sample of the cookbook. Cost for the cookbook is $16.

 

 

PARISH RETREAT COMING IN 2017. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 29, 2017! Our annual retreat's theme will be "Building, Strengthening, Inspiring Catholic Families" featuring Deacon Alex Jones, nationally acclaimed speaker, former Pentecostal and Evangelical Minister, and author of No Price Too High, a Pentecostal Preacher Becomes Catholic. More information about the retreat is forthcoming.

 

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

 

 

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 to download and complete our NEW bilingual registration form.


Mass Times at a Glance

Click here to download a printable PDF version of our regular Mass Schedule

Visit our Mass Times page for the complete Mass schedule, including the December special Masses and devotions.

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church and Parish Center
11361 Prospect Drive, Jackson
Sunday - 9:30 AM
Sunday - 1:30 PM (Spanish)
Monday thru Friday - 8:00 AM


MISSION CHURCHES

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 - 8 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

 

Parish
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

NOTE!!

Sunday, November 27
9:30 AM Mass at Our Lady of the Pines is
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. Arlon Vergara, OSA
Parochial Vicar

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish