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

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Annual Catholic AppealANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL IS THIS WEEKEND: February 25-26, 2017. The 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal is our annual tradition that connects us to thousands of people who need our help every day. Our generous gifts to the Appeal help children find safety and hope, help families break through desperate situations, marginalized individuals find the strength to rebuild lives of dignity, students in economically challenged communities remain in Catholic school, and seminarians prepare for priestly service in our parishes. We may not be social workers or teachers ourselves, but we can put resources into the hands of those Catholic social service programs and parish outreach ministries that help lift people out of poverty by giving to the Annual Catholic Appeal. Please be as generous as you can. Every gift makes a difference.

Watch the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal video to learn how your gift is Mercy in Motion! Click here to watch the video.


LENT 2017

LENTEN REGULATIONS FOR 2017 may be found here:

cross of ashes ASH WEDNESDAY IS MARCH 1. The Mass schedule for that day is as follows:
8 AM Mass and Ashes - St. Katharine Drexel, Martell
8 AM Mass and Ashes - Sacred Heart, Ione
9:30 AM Mass and Ashes - Our Lady of the Pines, Pioneer
12 NOON Liturgy of the Word and Ashes - St. Katharine Drexel, Martell
5 PM Liturgy of the Word and Ashes - St. Bernard, Volcano
5 PM Liturgy of the Word and Ashes - St. Mary of the Mountains, Plymouth (Bilingual, Spanish and English)
7 PM Mass and Ashes - St. Katharine Drexel, Martell
Jesus - Stations STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be held at five or our parish churches each Friday, March 5 through April 14 (Good Friday). Soup Suppers also served as noted below:
St. Katharine Drexel, Martell
Stations at 6 PM, followed by Soup Supper
LIVING Stations on March 24
Good Friday NOON Liturgy
Our Lady of the Pines, Pioneer
Stations at 5:30 PM, followed by Soup Supper
LIVING Stations on March 31
Good Friday Stations of the Cross at NOON
Sacred Heart, Ione
Stations at 7 PM, followed by Mass
LIVING Stations on April 7, preceded by Soup Supper at 6 PM (one Friday only)
Good Friday Stations of the Cross at 12:15 PM
St. Bernard, Volcano
Stations at 5 PM
LIVING Stations on March 3
St. Mary of the Mountains, Plymouth
Stations at 5P30 PM, followed by Soup Supper
LIVING Stations on March 10


EUCHARISTIC ADORATION is held at the following times and locations:

  • St. Katharine Drexel: Fridays, 8:30 AM - 4 PM
  • Our Lady of the Pines: Fridays, 10 AM - 3 PM
  • St. Mary of the Mountains: Third Thursday, 1-6 PM


leprechaun hatST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATIONS IN THE PARISH. Join two of our faith communities in celebration of St. Patrick's Day, with corned beef and cabbage dinners (with all the trimmings) and raffles. Proceeds benefit maintenance, charitable, or other projects at the churches:


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 began on February 12.


DEVELOPING A 'ONE-PRIEST PARISH.' In compliance with Bishop Soto's directive to consolidate the parish weekend Mass schedule, the Pastoral Plan Ad-hoc Committee has submitted its recommendations to the Parish Pastoral Council. After discussion within the Council, the final recommendations will be submitted to the Bishop in March 2017, with implementation by July 1, 2017. Please click here to read latest developments.


Joseph Jones, son of the late Deacon Alex Jones,
has 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 lunch on Saturday, free child care! Join us!



Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY RETURNS, BEGINNING MARCH 8. Apply God's Word to handling money and be a good steward of your finances. Financial Peace University (FPU) is a practical plan that will empower you to get on a budget, get out of debt, save for the future, and take control of your money. The class is taught, by DVD, by money expert Dave Ramsey. The 9-week class begins Wednesday, March 8, from 6 to 7:30 PM at the Parish Center and continues Wednesdays through May 3. Click here for more information.


Scholarships! SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS. Scholarship season is upon us! The following are the scholarships offered by our parish organizations:


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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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

Tuesday, January 24:
TODAY'S MASS AT OUR LADY OF THE PINES IS CANCELED due to the snow and ice conditions in the parking lot.

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. Arlon Vergara, OSA
Parochial Vicar

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish