The Churches of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish
welcome all who enter through our doors
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.
FR. MICHAL TO BE TRANSFERRED FEBRUARY 22. Our Parochial Vicar, Fr. Michal Olszewski, will transfer to Sacred Heart Parish in Maxwell, effective February 22. He is appointed as Administrator Pro Tem and will also serve the mission churches in Williams and Arbuckle, communities located near Interstate 5 north of Sacramento. Fr. Eric Flores will be arriving the same week and will serve as parochial vicar of our parish to replace Fr. Michal. Fr. Eric was ordained for the Diocese of Sacramento in 2014 and has served since at St. Mary Parish in Vacaville. Let us thank Fr. Michal for his gracious and generous ministry to our parish when he arrives back from the Holy Land.
PARISH SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR DIRECTOR OF YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT MINISTRIES.
St. Katharine Drexel Parish is now accepting applications for this full-time position of Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. Application deadline is Sunday, March 27, 2016. Click here for the job posting and to download the job description.
|ASH WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE, FEBRUARY 10:|
|St. Katharine Drexel, Martell|
|8 AM||Mass and Ashes|
|NOON||Liturgy of the Word and Ashes|
|7 PM||Mass and Ashes|
|Our Lady of the Pines, Pioneer|
|9:30 AM||Mass and Ashes|
|(NO MASS ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9)|
|Sacred Heart, Ione|
|7 AM||Mass and Ashes|
|7 PM||Mass and Ashes|
|St. Bernard, Volcano|
|5 PM||Liturgy of the Word and Ashes|
|St. Mary of the Mountains, Plymouth|
|5 PM||Liturgy of the Word (bilingual) and Ashes|
Please click here to download information and schedules of this year's Lenten devotions (Ash Wednesday schedule, Stations of the Cross, Eucharistic Adoration) and Lenten Regulations.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN NEWS. The recent planning study for the parish's second capital campaign has been completed. Please read the letter from Fr. Larry by clicking here. Results of the study are included in the letter.
CATHOLICS RETURNING HOME. Have you been away from the church for awhile? Have you ever thought of returning? If so, we would like to welcome you back. No matter how long you have been away and no matter what the reason, we invite you to consider renewing your relationship with the Catholic Church. We have a special ministry called Catholics Returning Home to assist you. Please join us for six informal sessions to update you on the Catholic faith. No strings attached! Catholics Returning Home begins Sunday, February 7, 2016, from 2 to 4 PM at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center. To participate in this six-session series or for any questions, please call Sue at 296-1231 or the Parish Center at 223-2970. Click here for more information and the schedule of sessions.
NEW CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP. St. Katharine Drexel Parish is excited to announce a new prayer group. This weekly gathering is a time of praise and worship as the Holy Spirit moves in us. A typical Friday night gathering includes uplifting songs, scripture reading, shared experiences of how the Holy Spirit has been active in our lives, ministering the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, building up the Body of Christ, and praising and honoring God. Please join us for any or all of the following events every Friday afternoon/evening at the Parish Center:
For more information, call Bob Dominick at 223-5314, Sue DuBois at 918-6360, or Teresa Yeakey at 619-787-7055.
BUTTE FIRE VICTIMS BENEFIT CONCERT: 'WILDFLOWERS FROM ASHES' On Saturday, February 20, 2016, 1:30 PM, our parish will sponsor a benefit concert at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center for the Butte Fire victims of Amador and Calaveras Counties. Details:
For more information, call guitarwork.com at 209-256-9906 or Mary Zboralske at 209-267-5821. Make checks payable to St. Katharine Drexel Parish with 'Butte Fire Benefit' in memo line.
Donations welcome and gratefully accepted!
SCHOLARSHIPS. The 'scholarship season' is underway. Information thus far:
Knights of Columbus. A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving Catholic youth graduating from high school this spring. Scholarship applications are available at Amador and Argonaut High Schools or online at www.kofc-1849.org/scholarship.html. Deadline for receipt of application is Friday, April 15, 2016.
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
St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church and Parish Center
Our Lady of the Pines
Sacred Heart of Jesus
St. Mary of the Mountains
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.
Sunday, January 31