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.
MASS SCHEDULE CHANGES, the week of May 2, as follows:
AS OF 4/26/2016
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN NEWS. Stay updated about our second capital campaign, Building Foundations for All Generations.
As of April 26, we have received 364 responses and $600,050 in total gifts and pledges.
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT MINISTRIES HIRED. Jorge Ortuno of San Diego, a graduate of John Paul the Great Catholic University, Escondido, has been hired by Father Larry as the parish’s first Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, effective June 21, 2016.
Jorge is well qualified and eager to begin his new position in our parish. We look forward to welcoming him in June. Click here to read a little more about him.
THE GREAT MARIAN PROCESSION will take place on Saturday, May 14. Honor our Blessed Lady and join fellow worshipers in this spectacular 3-mile pilgrimage through the City of Sacramento. This is your opportunity to give public witness to our Lord, our Faith, our Lady! Event begins 8:30 AM at East Lawn Memorial Park and concludes in Solemn Mass at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and glorious May Crowning ceremony. Visit www.bringmary.com for more information.
UPCOMING RUMMAGE AND YARD SALES: Mark your calendars for TWO rummage/yard sales in the parish. They are not to be missed:
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY - TUESDAYS, 6:30-8 PM. This new bible study group will begin on Tuesday, April 26, from 6:30 to 8 PM. Open to all women age 16 and up, Catholic or not, Christian or not -- all are welcome. The April 26 gathering will be an informal night of prayer and fellowship. After that, the first study will be of 1 Corinthians, one of St. Paul's letters to an early Christian community not unlike our own. Contact Michelle Burns at 209-419-4597 for meeting location and other information.
SENIOR CONVOCATION MASS ON SUNDAY, MAY 22. All Catholic high school seniors, please attend this very special Mass honoring your accomplishments and receive a special blessing. Wear your cap and gown. Also, please bring your graduation picture and a short statement of future plans/college and how your faith has guided your path. Bring both to St. Katharine Drexel office or Jackson Elementary School office by May 18. Please label your envelope 'For Senior Mass.' Included contact information in case we have any questions. Thank you, Barbara Magpusao Outland and Lance Outland.
MEMORIAL DAY MASS. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for our annual Memorial Day Mass at 9 AM on Monday, May 30, at the Jackson Catholic Cemetery. We will honor all veterans and active duty military personnel. Hosted hospitality follows. This is a great way to recall the sacrifices so many have made. Further details to come. Call Deacon Ed Pogue at 267-0775 with any questions.
ST. KATHARINE DREXEL WOOD BANK. The wood bank workday originally scheduled for April 30 has been canceled and will be rescheduled.
SCHOLARSHIPS. The 'scholarship season' is underway:
Knights of Columbus. Application deadline for this scholarship has now passed.
Our Lady of the Pines Society Scholarship. Application deadline for this scholarship has now passed.
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