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.

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

General Announcements

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October - Respect Life Month


Voiceless banner

Voiceless, sponsored by Californians for Life, will be premiering, Friday, October 7, at the UA Olympus Point 12 Theaters, in Roseville. Rusty Joiner, the star of Voiceless, will be in attendance at the Red Carpet Premier starting at 5:30pm. The movie starts at 7pm.

The movie is about a man who gets involved in church ministry and soon finds that there is an abortion clinic directly across the street from the church. He begs his pastor and his church community to get involved to help women, save lives, and end abortion, but is at first met with apathy and disinterest, including his wife, who thinks his actions will get him fired or land him in jail. He finally has to make a choice: is he going to take the easy way out and do what everyone wants him to do, or will he take a stand and fight for what is right and put everything on the line . . . including his job, his freedom, and possibly his marriage as well.

Voiceless is endorsed by David Bereit, CEO, 40 Days for Life, and Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, who is a strong voice for life and attends and speaks at the Walk for Life in San Francisco in January.

Tickets are $10. Go to www.eventbrite.com/e/voiceless-movie-premier-in-roseville-tickets-27386043393 to order and support Californians for Life, who bought 500 tickets in order to bring the movie to the Sacramento area. Go to www.voicelessmovie.com to find out more and view the trailer.


MESSAGE FROM BISHOP SOTO. Father Larry has formed a Pastoral Plan Ad-hoc Committee to help develop a plan in compliance with Bishop Soto's directive to consolidate the parish weekend Mass schedule. Download the letter by clicking here. The committee will report periodically on its progress and will submit a plan to the Pastoral Council by January 15, 2017, with the final plan to the Bishop by March 31.


FAITH FORMATION 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR IS NOW UNDERWAY. You can download the registration form and class schedules by clicking here. Confirmation preparation classes have also begun!


URGENT REQUEST FROM THE HOMELESS SHELTER. The Jackson Homeless Shelter is asking for your help with much needed cleaning supplies. Their next funding is over a month away. If you would like to help, please bring any of the requested items to St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center Monday-Friday, September 26-30, 9 AM to 3 PM, or after the 9:30 AM Mass at SKD on Sunday, October 2. There will be a drop-off location behind the receptionist's desk.

Needed items:

Wal-Mart gift cards are welcome.


ST. KATHARINE DREXEL WOOD BANK NEEDS HELP. There will be a work party at the St. Katharine Drexel firewood lot behind the Parish Center on Saturday, October 1, from 8 AM to 12 NOON. Bring your chainsaw, splitter, maul, rake, or wheelbarrow. Lunch will be provided. Call Bob Strazzo at 296-2615 if you can make it!


PLANNING FOR EASTER TRIDUUM 2017. The St. Katharine Drexel Liturgy Committee invites interested parishioners to join a Triduum Ad Hoc Committee.

If you have an interest in participating, please contact Fr. Larry, through Suzie Reynolds in the parish office, 209-223-2970 or office@stkatharinedrexel.com.


SAINT KATHARINE'S CIRCLE - LATEST EDITION RELEASED. Be sure to read the latest edition of Saint Katharine's CIRCLE, the quarterly newsletter from the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. Included in this edition is news about the St. Katharine Drexel Cookbook! Click here to download the newsletter.

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

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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)
Monday thru Friday - 8:00 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 - 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


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


Sunday, January 31
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