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.

Bishop Soto
Fr. Larry Beck
Fr. Arlon Vergara, OSA
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

DUE TO FR. ARLON'S VACATION AND OTHER CONFLICTS IN JANUARY, the weekday Mass schedule this month will be affected. During his absence, there will be NO MASS on Monday at St. Katharine Drexel Church. See our Mass Schedule Page for more information.


Norm Vogt

FUNERAL MASS FOR PARISHIONER NORM VOGT. Funeral arrangements for Norm Vogt are as follows:

  • Wednesday, January 25, 6 PM - Vigil Service, St. Katharine Drexel Church
  • Thursday, January 26, 11 AM - Funeral Mass, St. Katharine Drexel Church
O Lord, grant him eternal peace.


RCIA NEEDS YOUR HELP! The RCIA program is in need of several individuals to serve as godparents or sponsors for some of the adults going through the process. Click here for more information or email rcia@stkatharinedrexel.com


CATHOLICS RETURNING HOME: AN INVITATION TO NON-PRACTICING CATHOLICS. If you, or someone you know, have been away from the Church for awhile and are thinking about returning, we'd like to welcome you back through our Catholics Returning Home program. Click here for more information about this six-Sunday series that begins February 12. (Start date changed from February 5!)


YOUTH MINISTRY KICKS OFF NEW PROGRAM WITH A 'PARKING LOT PALOOZA' ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 28! All high school teens in Amador County, including those in the 8th grade, are invited to the Parking Lot Palooza at St. Katharine Drexel! Click here for more information. ALL teens are welcome, Catholic as well as non-Catholic!



DEVELOPING A 'ONE-PRIEST PARISH.' In compliance with Bishop Soto's directive to consolidate the parish weekend Mass schedule, Father Larry has formed a Pastoral Plan Ad-hoc Committee to study the issue and develop a plan. The committee and the Pastoral Council will develop a final plan to submit to the Bishop by March 31, 2017, with implementation by July 1, 2017. Please click here to read latest news from the committee.



Holy SpiritNEW LIFE IN THE SPIRIT. On January 8, 2017, the parish is conducting a seminar series called Life in the Spirit. The series runs four Sundays, January 8 through January 29, at St. Katharine Drexel. Experience the Living God through the Holy Spirit! Click here for more information.


PARISH RETREAT ON HOLD. We are saddened to announce that Deacon Alex Jones died unexpectedly on January 14. He was a giant in evangelization, a Pentecostal and Evangelical Minister who converted to Catholicism in 2001, bringing with him 54 members of his congregation, iincluding 14 members of his family. Deacon Alex was scheduled to be the featured speaker at our annual parish retreat on April 29, 2017. The retreat is on hold until further notice. Watch the bulletin and this website for further announcements.

Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

Deacon Alex Jones


GRIEF AND LOSS MINISTRY GROUPS: Coming Soon. There are so many losses in life that disorient us or challenge us with varied reactions and intensities. If you are wanting to be part of a faith-based 6-week support group, please contact our counselor, Victoria Grimm, at 209-223-2970, or email her at vgrimm@stkatharinedrexel.com. Click here for more information.



Scrip!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 bilingual registration form.

Mass Times at a Glance

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Visit our Mass Times page for the complete Mass schedule, including changes to the January schedule.

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church and Parish Center
11361 Prospect Drive, Jackson
Sunday - 9:30 AM
Sunday - 1:30 PM (Spanish)
Monday thru Friday - 8:00 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 - 8 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

Sunday, January 22 :
TODAY'S MASS AT OUR LADY OF THE PINES IS CANCELED due to the storm and the icy conditions in the parking lot.

The Churches of St. Katharine Drexel Parish

Calendar of Mass Readings
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Biography of St. Katharine Drexel

Rev. Arlon Vergara, OSA
Parochial Vicar

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish