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.

Effective September 14, 2013, we made significant, parish-wide changes to our weekend Mass schedule. Weekday Mass changes began earlier in the month. Be sure to see our new schedule below, in the "Mass Times at a Glance" section at right, and on our Mass Times page.



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


Palm Sunday, April 13
All churches - same as Sunday Mass schedule

Holy Week, Monday-Wednesday, April 14-16
All churches - same as regular weekday Mass schedule
Holy Thursday, April 17
7 PM - St. Katharine Drexel (Triduum Liturgy). Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament follows until 9 PM.
Good Friday, April 18
St. Katharine Drexel, Martell
12 NOON - Stations of the Cross
3 PM - Seven Last Words of Christ
7 PM - Good Friday Liturgy - Bilingual (Triduum)
Our Lady of the Pines, Pioneer
12 NOON - Stations of the Cross
Sacred Heart, Ione
12:15 PM - Liturgy and Stations of the Cross

Easter Vigil Mass, Saturday, April 19
8:15 to 10:00 PM - St. Katharine Drexel (Triduum Liturgy)
NOTE: No confessions are heard on Holy Saturday

Easter Sunday Mass, April 20
St. Katharine Drexel, Martell
9:30 AM
Immaculate Conception, Sutter Creek
8:00 AM
1:30 PM (Spanish)
Our Lady of the Pines, Pioneer
9:30 AM
Sacred Heart, Ione
9:00 AM
St. Bernard, Volcano
9:00 AM
St. Mary of the Mountains, Plymouth
11:15 AM
St. Patrick, Jackson
8:00 AM

Look! OFFICE CLOSED ON GOOD FRIDAY. The St. Katharine Drexel Parish Office will be closed on Good Friday, April 18. Regular office hours resume on Easter Monday, April 21.


Parish MissionFr. Tom BonacciJOIN US FOR A PARISH MISSION RETREAT ON SATURDAY, APRIL 26. Signups continue for the St. Katharine Drexel PARISH MISSION, conducted by Fr. Tom Bonacci, C.P., at the Parish Center in Martell. Father Bonacci is a dynamic speaker who will focus on Jesus as THE KEY and the call to be His disciples. Click here to read more about this rare opportunity for a one-day mission retreat, to sign up, and to volunteer!


RCIA NEWS. Four Candidates are participating in their final preparation for the Easter Vigil, the Penitential Rite, which marks the Lenten purification of baptism as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and full communion with the Church. Also, five Elect are participating in the three Scrutinies, which are rites for self-searching and repentance. Please continue to pray for our Candidates and Elect, that they continue to discern and strengthen their relationship with the Lord. Questions about the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)? Call Teresa Yeakey at 619-787-7055 or email her at rcia@stkatharinedrexel.com

Click here for a downloadable copy of the 2014 RCIA schedule (includes the schedule of rites).


CALENDAR OF PARISH EVENTS NOW ONLINE. A new Google calendar of parish events is now available by clicking here. See what's happening at the various churches in St. Katharine Drexel Parish!


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

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
Monday thru Friday - 8 AM


Immaculate Conception
115 Spanish Street, Sutter Creek

Saturday Vigil Mass - 5 PM
Sunday - 1:30 PM (Spanish)

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
(Please call the Parish Center at 209-223-2970 for latest Daily Mass status)

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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Tuesday, April 1
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
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Biography of St. Katharine Drexel

Rev. Michal Olszewski
Parochial Vicar





St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish