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.
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 DAY OF OBLIGATION - ALL SAINTS' DAY. Tuesday, November 1, is All Saints' Day, a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses will be celebrated in the parish as follows:
ALL SOULS' DAY - REMEMBER THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED. All Souls' Day, November 2, and throughout the month of November is a privileged time to pray for those who have gone before us. Special envelopes are available at each of the churches. Please be sure to fill out the envelopes and deposit them in the collection basket if you want the names of your loved ones included in the Mass intentions throughout the month. During the month of November you will have the opportunity to enter the names of those you would like to have remembered in our Books of the Faithful Departed. The books will remain on the altar for the month of November.
ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8. Participation in our country's election process is both a privilege and a responsibility. It is important for us as Catholic citizens to understand the Church's teachings to help us discern our own moral conscience. The USCCB has developed a summary of its reflection Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship. You can download this two-part summary here:
NEW LIFE IN THE SPIRIT. Read and download the 8-part series of articles about the Outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Click here for the index of articles with links to each of them as they are released in our weekly bulletin.
11TH ANNUAL VARIETY SHOW. Our Lady of the Pines will present its 11th Annual Variety Show on Saturday, November 5, at 7 PM in Haran Hall. Our county is blessed with fantastic talent! Come and hear them play, sing and dance. Admission is free; donations gratefully accepted. Refreshments served at intermission. For details, contact Joan Alimonti at email@example.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 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