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.
FLU RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT. On January 9, the California Department of Public Health reported that statewide influenza levels have risen above the 'epidemic threshold'; therefore Bishop Soto has issued the following temporary measures to be followed throughout the diocese at least through March 1:
As a reminder, the faithful do not have the obligation of attending Sunday Mass when ill, especially when suffering from a contagious disease. Out of consideration for others, those with flu-like symptoms are asked to remain home.
NOTICE TO PARISHIONERS. There has been considerable water damage in the hall at Immaculate Conception Church in Sutter Creek, due to a broken pipe. The hall is closed until repairs can be made. Also, until further notice, Spanish Mass, normally celebrated at Immaculate Conception on Sundays at 1:30 PM, will now be held at St. Katharine Drexel Church -- same time, Sundays at 1:30 PM.
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!
COUNTDOWN TO OUR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN GOAL: The parish is in jeopardy of not meeting its $1,500,000 goal by the conclusion of our three-year campaign in May. Please click here to read about this possible shortfall and what you can to do help us meet our goal.
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 began 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
WALK FOR LIFE WEST COAST. Please join the Respect Life Committee in peaceably protesting abortion, walking through San Francisco in the Walk for Life West Coast on Saturday, January 24. Be a vocal and visual message that people of the West Coast stand for life; reach out to women harmed by abortion; inform society of the damage done to women by abortion; change the perceptions of a society that thinks abortion is an answer. Abortion does violence to women and to their children, both physically and emotionally. We deserve better than abortion.
Won’t you come with us this year? There will be carpools leaving from St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center at approximately 8:45 AM to drive to the Pleasanton BART station. The cost of the BART ticket is $11.00.
Please call either Marci Russell at 209-217-7145 or Mary Kwoka at 209-245-3041 if you’d like to attend. For more information regarding the WFL, see their website at www.walkforlifewc.com
UPCOMING CRAB FEEDS AT ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH CENTER:
GEMMA #75 YLI's bunco party scheduled for January 31 has been postponed. Tentative plans are to hold it in March. Cost will be $20 for games, soup, salad and dessert. Prizes and raffle baskets also. Proceeds will be used for Seminarian education. Further information and tickets available soon.
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
See announcements at left regarding Mass schedule changes during Advent and Christmas
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.
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