St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church Dedication
April 7, 2013
On Sunday, April 7, 2013, Sunday of Divine Mercy, we dedicated our new church in Martell, California. From the beginning of the Tri-County Parishes to the Amador Catholic Community to St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish, we have come a long way. We can now provide a new church, seniors' and youth facilities, social hall, commercial kitchen, easily accessible parking, and numerous meeting rooms to accommodate the spiritual needs of our community.
Many thanks to all the wonderful people who helped make this dedication day possible. Your giving of your time, talent, and treasure to ensure that this day is truly special for all, has shown. Also, many thanks to all of the parishioners who made this vision possible and without whom St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish could not exist. We can make a positive impact on Amador County.
God has truly blessed us in so many ways!
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE while Fr. Roland is on vacation, May 19 - June 19:
MEMORIAL DAY MASS. All are invited to a special Mass in the Jackson Catholic Cemetery at 9 AM on Monday, May 27. Parking in the cemetery is limited, but available. Participants are asked to bring their own chair. Mass will be held under a towering oak, wiht some shade; a sun hat would be a good idea.
AWAKEN THE SPIRIT WITHIN AND GROW IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR CATHOLIC FAITH. Adult Religious Formation Workshops Begin: Our first Diocesan Adult Formation workshop begins today, May 19, with a duplicate session on Tuesday, May 21. This class is the first of a two-part series entitled ‘I Believe, We Believe.’ This class addresses the major elements of the Catholic faith: the Trinitarian images of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, as well as the Church and the development of its key creedal statements. If you have not signed up and would still like to come, please plan on joining us today at the Parish Center from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. On Tuesday, the class will meet at the Parish Center from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.Click here for more information and to register for the classes.
FAREWELL FR. ROLAND, WELCOME FR. MICHAL. Sadly, we must bid farewell to our Fr. Roland Ramirez, who transfers to Saints Peter and Paul Parish in Rocklin effective July 1. Until then, he will be on vacation in his native Philippines for one month before returning here for a couple of short weeks. Then, on July 10, we welcome Mr. Michal Olszewski from St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Vallejo as our new Parochial Vicar.
BINGO! Starting in June, the St. Katharine Drexel Men’s Club Bingo Night will be held in the gym at the St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center in Martell. Bingo is still held on the first Thursday of the month. The next Bingo night will be held on Thursday, June 6. As always a delicious dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m. Dinner is normally $5.00 but because the Men’s Club is celebrating its new location, the dinner this night (only) is FREE. Yes, that ‘s right—FREE. Bingo games will begin at 6:15 p.m. Cards are $10.00 for the first pack and $5.00 for each additional pack. Come join the fun!
RUMMAGE SALE SEEKS DONATED ITEMS. The setup for the annual Our Lady of the Pines – St. Bernard Rummage Sale is in full swing! We are gratefully accepting donations of your gently used items at OLOP’s Haran Hall Monday-Friday 9 AM to 3 PM, and after OLOP Mass on Sundays. Most items accepted, including plants and seedlings. Have large items? Call Jim Perrine for pickup, 295-4753. Please, no mattresses, sofabeds, hazardous materials, or TV’s. Questions, call Art or Connie Wright at 223-9525. Help us make our biggest fundraiser another success! “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.”
BBQ RIB DINNER. The Knights of Columbus, Amador County Council 1849, will host a BBQ rib dinner on Saturday, June 15, at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center. No-host cocktails at 6 PM, dinner follows at 6:45. Silent auction. Cost is $10 adults, $7 children 8-12, and free for children 7 and under. Ticket information, call Paul at 209-295-7273. No tickets sold at the door.
RCIA. The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the process through which those interested in becoming Catholic or completing their sacraments have their questions answered, learn more about our faith, and decide if they desire to come into full communion with the Church. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions or are interested in attending our gatherings.
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).
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING AT ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH? Click here for info.
Mass Times at a Glance
St. Katharine Drexel 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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