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

He Is Risen!  Happy Easter!




CONFIRMATION MASS ON SUNDAY, APRIL 26. Join us at St. Katharine Drexel Church at the 9:30 Mass as Auxiliary Bishop Myron Cotta confirms members of our youth. Let us pray together for our youth as they are strengthened in the gifts of the Holy Spirit and are readied to serve as witnesses of Jesus Christ and the Gospel.


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church at a special 11 AM Mass on Sunday, May 3, and also at St. Katharine Drexel Church at the 9:30 AM Mass on Sunday, May 10. Join us as we welcome our youngsters into their First Holy Communion with the Body of Christ.


WELCOME NEW CATHOLICS! St. Katharine Drexel Parish received eleven new Catholics into the faith at the Easter Vigil. Read about it here, and keep our new Catholics in your prayers as they continue on their faith journey.


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SPAGHETTI DINNER - WITH ENTERTAINMENT! The Knights of Columbus Council 1849 will host its annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, April 25, at the Parish Center. Included are a delicious dinner of homemade spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, dessert, and entertainment by Bill McKenna and Nick Ragusano. No-host bar at 5:30 PM, and dinner follows at 6:30 PM. Adults $15, children 8-10 $7.50, ages 7 and under free. For info and tickets: Paul Neasbitt at 209-295-7273 or Dan Placido at 209-223-2570.


ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE APPROACHES. The annual Our Lady of the Pines / St. Bernard Rummage Sale will be held Friday-Sunday, June 5-6-7, at Our Lady of the Pines. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, with proceeds benefiting the maintenance needs and charitable works of the the upcountry churches while providing low-cost merchandise to the community at large. We will be accepting your donated items soon! Please watch this page and the parish bulletin for announcements. Setup of the hall begins May 11.


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


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!



Key to successYOU ARE THE KEY TO OUR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN SUCCESS: Two months to go! 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

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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

No Mass on Monday, April 13!


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 7
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