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

Advent & Christmas

Mark Your Calendars:

Sunday, December 21 Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 24
Christmas Eve Masses:
  • 5 PM - Sacred Heart, Ione
  • 5 PM - St. Bernard, Volcano
  • 5 PM - Our Lady of the Pines, Pioneer
  • 9 PM - St. Katharine Drexel, Martell

(Note: Regular daily Masses at 7 AM Sacred Heart and 8 AM St. Katharine Drexel)

Thursday, December 25 Christmas Day Masses:
  • 8 AM - Immaculate Conception, Sutter Creek
  • 8 AM - St. Patrick, Jackson
  • 9 AM - Sacred Heart, Ione
  • 9:30 AM - St. Katharine Drexel
  • 9:30 AM - Our Lady of the Pines
  • 11:15 AM - St. Mary of the Mountains, Plymouth
  • 1:30 PM - Immaculate Conception (Spanish)

Friday, December 26 Day After Christmas - Masses
  • 7 AM - Sacred Heart, Ione
  • 8 AM - St. Katharine Drexel, Martell

(Note: No Mass or Eucharistic Adoration at Our Lady of the Pines. No Eucharistic Adoration at St. Patrick.)


New Year's Eve and Day

December 31

Vigil Mass at 5 PM - St. Katharine Drexel, Martell

(Note: Regular daily Masses at 7 AM Sacred Heart and 8 AM St. Katharine Drexel)

Thursday, January 1

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

  • 9 AM - St. Katharine Drexel, Martell
  • 9 AM - Sacred Heart, Ione
  • 9:30 AM - Our Lady of the Pines, Pioneer

Friday, January 2

Regular Daily Mass at 8 AM - St. Katharine Drexel, Martell

NO 9:30 AM MASS OR EUCHARISTIC ADORATION at Our Lady of the Pines, Pioneer



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!



CountdownCOUNTDOWN TO OUR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN GOAL: 5-1/2 months to go. The parish has received, up to December 9, 2014, $1,353,136 toward our $1.5 million June 1 goal. Please click here to read about this possible shortfall and what you can to do help us meet our goal.


BEREAVEMENT SESSIONS BEGIN JANUARY 7. Loss of a spouse from death is a journey of walking through grief towards a spiritual path of hope and faith in God's healing love and everlasting presence. These are the topics that will be part of the experience from January 7 through February 11 on Wednesdays, 11 AM to NOON at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center. Topics include: Questioning God's Will, Accepting God's Reality, Dealing with Challenges Due to Fragileness of Life, Coping with Sorrow and Pain, Discovering God's Plan--a Leap of Faith and Giant Step Toward Deeper Trust, Darkness and Light--Moving Toward Varied Shades of Wisdom and Truth. The actual group is dependent upon registration. Please respond by December 15. For more information, or to sign up for the group, call Victoria Grimm at 223-2970 or email counselor@stkatharinedrexel.com.


New! CATHOLICS RETURNING HOME. Do you know someone who has left the Church? Most of us do not have to look very far to find "non-practicing Catholics" in our circle of family and friends. Many mistakenly think they have been excommunicated and are not welcome to return for a variety of reasons. Some people may be carrying guilt or have a misunderstanding about the Church. They may be afraid of approaching the Church for fear of being rejected. You can make a tremendous difference in someone's life simply by reaching out to them, letting them know they are missed and inviting them to come back home to our Church family.

Here at SKD we have a special program to help non-practicing Catholics seeking answers to questions about returning to the church. This ministry is called Catholics Returning Home. It is a series of six informal sessions about the Church today. The series begins January 11, 2015, at 2 PM at St. Katharine Drexel Church. For any questions or to participate in this series please call Sue at 296-1231 or Kari at 295-5302 or the St. Katharine Drexel Parish office at 223-2970, or email crh@stkatharinedrexel.com.

This weekend after Mass, December 6-7, at all churches, a representative from the Catholics Returning Home ministry will be available to answer questions and hand out brochures.

Click here for more information and to download a brochure of the 2015 schedule.





BREAKING BREAD WITH FRIENDS. Have a few hours a month to help feed the hungry? Young or old, come join us on Saturday mornings where we provide a hot breakfast, brown bag lunch and conversation to anyone in need of a hot meal. We are volunteers from St. Katharine Drexel, Trinity Episcopal and Jackson Methodist churches working together to serve the community. For additional information call Joe Lang at 296-3154.


SAINT KATHARINE'S CIRCLE. The latest quarterly newsletter of Saint Katharine's Circle, from the National Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel, is now available for your enjoyment. Click here to read about the Saint Katharine Drexel National Justice Award, a bit of history of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, and a couple of articles about other St. Katharine Drexel Churches around the country. And be sure to visit the National Shrine and Mission Center website at www.katharinedrexel.org, where you'll find a wealth of information about all things St. Katharine Drexel!


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

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

See announcements at left regarding Mass schedule changes during Advent and Christmas

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
(No Mass on Friday, November 28)

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


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
Click here for a calendar of daily Mass readings

Biography of St. Katharine Drexel

Rev. Michal Olszewski
Parochial Vicar

Fr. Tony Janelli

Rev. Tony Janelli
Retired Priest in Residence





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