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
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Look!URGENT APPEAL FROM FATHER LARRY. We are urgently requesting volunteers to help with the clean-up of the parish Center’s north building next Saturday, August 23, from 9 AM to NOON.

As you might be aware, Gold Country Auto Restoration has been unable to keep their lease, so the building is now vacant. It will be relisted soon for sale or lease. This income is vital to help us keep our entire parish financially sound.
Gold Country has left behind many items that need to be removed and discarded and we need your help to make it presentable for a new tenant. Parishioners are needed to remove some heavy items; others to do a light cleaning of the rooms, and others to remove and sort the many smaller items left behind throughout the building.

We will need the following items to accomplish the clean-up: dust mops, cleaning rags and spray such as 409 and Windex, brooms, dustpans, mops, buckets and vacuums. Can you help us out for an hour or more? Although not required it would be helpful to know in advance of your participation. Please email Fr. Larry at office@stkatharinedrexel.com or call 223-2970 regarding your availability and what you can bring. Thank you for lending a hand in service to our Lord and his church.


Got 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!


CATHOLICISM SERIES CONTINUES SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, AT OUR LADY OF THE PINES with The Fire of His Love: Prayer and the Life of the Spirit. If you haven't had a chance to see the series yet, be sure to join us -- only two weeks remain! Click here for the schedule and other details.


Look! WORSHIP AT SILVER LAKE. Mass and Communion Services continue at the Silver Lake Chapel each Sunday at noon, through August 31:


FAITH FORMATION 2014-15. The school year is quickly approaching! Registration for 2014-15 has begun after Masses at St. Katharine Drexel, Our Lady of the Pines, and Sacred Heart, and continues through the month of August. Bring baptism certificates for those children NOT baptized in St. Katharine Drexel Parish. Download the Faith Formation Registration Form and the Sacrament Registration form here. Forms may be completed electronically but must be signed and submitted in person. Classes begin September 14.


WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY resumes on September 3 at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center. Our next study is entitled Voices in the Desert: Amos, Hosea, and Micah. Join us for this ten-week study. If interested, call Susan Dubois at 296-1231 by August 17. The class meets upstairs at the Parish Center from 9 to 10:30 AM.


FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE: You can now view the August edition of Saint Katharine’s CIRCLE by clicking here. This newsletter is published quarterly by the national Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, the motherhouse of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. The publication includes stories and news from the 20+ parishes and schools around this country and Haiti that bear the name of St. Katharine Drexel. Be sure to read this quarter’s edition as it features our very own St. Katharine Drexel Parish beginning on page 3. Enjoy!


FAMILY RECIPES NEEDED FOR ST. KATHARINE DREXEL SHRINE COOKBOOK. The St. Katharine Drexel Mission Center and National Shrine in Bensalem, PA, is collecting recipes for a Shrine Cookbook. More than a compilation of favorite family recipes, it will contain a history of St. Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, including photos and St. Katharine’s writings. Monies raised will benefit the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, who follow faithfully in St. Katharine’s footsteps. Print or type your recipe on plain paper, or email in a Word document. Download the flyer with more information (includes a submission form you can use) by clicking here. Deadline for submissions is August 20, 2014.


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS TRI-TIP DINNER. The Knights of Columbus will host a tri-tip dinner on Saturday, September 20, at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center, as follows:


Respect Life TeaRESPECT LIFE TEA COMING IN OCTOBER. Mark your calendar for the Respect Life Tea at Our Lady of the Pines! This year's beneficiary will be the Amador Pregnancy Help Center. This annual affair will feature delicious homemade food, raffle drawings, entertainment, and fellowship. It's even more fun when you come with a group of your friends, so add to your excitement by hosting a table!

For more information, contact Marilyn at 295-7134 or mawdaw@volcano.net or Ladonna at 295-7303.



On Friday, May 9, Search and Rescue personnel from Washoe County Sheriff's Office decided to scale back the search for Warren Hagyard to review strategies for continuing effort. Warren has not been located, but we continue to keep him and his family in our prayers.


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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See announcements at left regarding any temporary Mass schedule changes

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


Immaculate Conception
115 Spanish Street, Sutter Creek

Saturday Vigil Mass - 5 PM
Sunday - 1:30 PM (Spanish)

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.

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Fr. Thomas Relihan
Rev. Thomas Relihan
Pastor Emeritus
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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
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Biography of St. Katharine Drexel

Rev. Michal Olszewski
Parochial Vicar





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