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


He Is Risen

Happy Eastertide

TWENTY NEW CATHOLICS RECEIVED INTO THE CHURCH. At the Easter Vigil on April 15, St. Katharine Drexel Parish welcomed twenty new Catholics through our RCIA progam! Click here for the story.


Look!BISHOP SOTO APPROVES NEW WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE. After reviewing the two proposals for a revised weekend Mass schedule once the parish is reduced to one priest, Bishop Soto has made his decision, to take effect July 1, 2017. Please click here to read more.


BISHOP ANNOUNCES PARISH CLERGY CHANGES. Bishop Soto has formally announced the following transfers, effective July 1, 2017:

Fr. Larry Beck Having completed his first six-year term of service as pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Fr. Larry Beck is reassigned to Holy Trinity Parish, El Dorado Hills, due to the retirement of Msgr. James Kidder.
Fr. Arlon Vergara Fr. Arlon Vergara, OSA, will also be transferred July 1 to an assignment yet to be determined.
Fr. Colin Wen

Fr. Colin Wen, currently parochial vicar of St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, Vallejo, is appointed administrator of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, effective July 1.

Read Fr. Colin's bio here.

Let us warmly welcome Fr. Colin when he arrives in late June and, in the weeks ahead, let us thank Fr. Larry and Fr. Arlon for their service to the people of our parish.



Joseph Jones, son of the late Deacon Alex Jones,
will lead our annual retreat on Friday-Saturday, April 28-29.
The focus will be on family, and Joseph will speak on Saturday on the theme 'Building, Strengthening, and Inspiring Christian Families.' On Friday night, Joseph will relate the dramatic and inspiring story of his and his family's conversion to the Catholic faith. Click here for more information and to register for the retreat.

Free dinner on Friday, free continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday, free child care! Join us!

The retreat will be followed at 5 PM with the Vigil Mass at St. Katharine Drexel Church (transferred this one day from Immaculate Conception Church).



Fr. Thomas Relihan
FATHER RELIHAN CELEBRATES HIS 70TH ANNIVERSARY ON JUNE 22. A special Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, June 22, at 5 PM at Sacred Heart Church in Ione to celebrate Fr. Relihan's 70th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood. Bishop Soto will be in attendance. A reception will follow in the Sacred Heart hall. Join us as we give thanks for Fr. Relihan's selfless service to our Lord's church and ask God's love and grace to continue to nourish his ministry that touches the lives of many.


Mass Times at a Glance

See Easter Mass Schedule at left.

Click here to download a printable PDF version of our regular Mass 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.

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Fr. Thomas Relihan
Rev. Thomas Relihan
Pastor Emeritus

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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