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

LENT 2015
Lent 2015
LENTEN SPIRITUAL PRACTICES AND REGULATIONS. Lent is a time to examine one's relationship with God and others and unite ourselves more fully with the Paschal Mystery, that is, Christ's suffering, death and resurrection. The Church also calls us to a spirit of penance, above all to fasting, prayer and almsgiving. Click here to download the Lenten Spiritual Practices and Regulations.


PALM SUNDAY, March 29 Regular Mass schedule
WEEKDAY MASSES, Monday-Wednesday , March 30-April 1 Mass celebrated in respective churches on these days ONLY, during Holy Week
GOOD FRIDAY DEVOTIONS (Day of fast and abstinence)
  St. Katharine Drexel, Martell Noon: LIVING Stations of the Cross
    3 PM: Seven Last Words of Christ
  Our Lady of the Pines, Pioneer Noon: Stations of the Cross
  Sacred Heart, Ione 12:15 PM: Good Friday Liturgy, followed by Stations of the Cross
Easter Triduum
All Triduum liturgies will be held at St. Katharine Drexel Church as follows:
  Holy Thursday, April 2 7 PM: Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper
  Good Friday, April 3 5 PM: Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross, Holy Communion
  Holy Saturday, April 4 8 - 9:45 PM: Easter Vigil Mass


Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday Mass Times, April 5
  St. Katharine Drexel, Martell
11361 Prospect Drive, Martell
9:30 AM
1:30 PM (Spanish)
  Immaculate Conception
115 Spanish Street, Sutter Creek
8:00 AM
  Our Lady of the Pines
26750 Tiger Creek Road, Pioneer
9:30 AM
  Sacred Heart of Jesus
20 Relihan Drive, Ione
9:00 AM
  St. Bernard
16285 Emigrant Street, Volcano
10:00 AM
  St. Mary of the Mountains
18765 Church Street, Plymouth
11:15 AM
  St. Patrick
115 Court Street, Jackson
8:00 AM


SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS. Our Parish societies and organizations are announcing their 2015 scholarships for high school students. Click here for a listing of the scholarships and how to get more information.


SEASONS OF HOPE BEREAVEMENT GROUP SERIES BEGINS APRIL 8. If you're in need of consolation after losing a loved one, this Christ-centered faith sharing group is for you. It meets for six Wednesdays beginning April 8. Prayer, scripture, faith-sharing, and fellowship begin at 11:30 a.m. For more details call Victoria Grimm, Group Facilitator (209) 223-2970. Click here to download a copy of our Seasons of Hope brochure.

This new ministry is also in need of volunteers to help develop the program. Our long-range plan is to offer an ongoing four-series program on an annual basis. Please contact Victoria Gramm at (209) 223-2970 or email her at counselor@stkatharinedrexel.com to find out how you can get involved.


ADULT CONFIRMATION. We are offering a preparation discussion for the Sacrament of Confirmation starting Wednesday, April 8, at 6:30 PM at the Parish Center. This is a three-week class, and all are welcome. Anyone who is not sure they have received the Sacrament of Confirmation should attend the first session so that we may verify that you have had this sacrament. The discussion should be of interest to anyone, as we will use Pope Francis’ exhortation Evangelii Gaudium as the study guide. This will be a personal experience with emphasis on bringing God closer to all aspects of our life.
Need more information? Call Deacon Ed Pogue at 209-267-0775.


Fr. Serge Propst, OPPARISH MISSION RETREAT 2015. This year's Parish Mission Retreat will be on Saturday, April 11, at the Parish Center. The theme is Ministry of Love - Heart of the Catholic Laity. Our retreat leader is Father Serge Propst, O.P. All are welcome to attend. There will be a children's program at the same time. Click here for more information and to register for the retreat. Sign up by April 7!

Note: The 5 PM Vigil Mass, usually celebrated at Immaculate Conception, will move to St. Katharine Drexel Church on this day only. Mass will follow the 3:30-4:30 PM confessions. Fr. Propst will be our celebrant. The Vigil Mass will return to Immaculate Conception on April 18.


Divine Mercy DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY IS APRIL 12. On Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12, the parish will present a film about the life of St. Faustina Kowalska. The fillm will begin after the 9:30 Mass at St. Katharine Drexel Church, following Hospitality Sunday. Brochures containing the novena intentions are available in the vestibule of each church. A PDF version of this tri-fold brochure is also available for download by clicking here.


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: Please click here for an update on the status of our Capital Campaign.


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

Look!See the schedule at left, under General Announcements, for the Holy Week, Triduum, and Easter Sunday Masses and liturgies

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church and Parish Center
11361 Prospect Drive, Jackson
Sunday - 9:30 AM
Sunday - 1:30 PM (Spanish) - temporary location
Monday thru Friday - 8 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 - 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.

Catholic TV Network
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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





St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish