The Churches of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish
welcome all who enter through our doors

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.

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

PLEA FOR HELP. A sister parish in New Orleans, Louisiana, recently contacted us with a request for help. This African-American Catholic Community, rebuilt and renamed in honor of St. Katharine Drexel after Hurricane Katrina, has been in its location for 100 years, in a rather poor area of New Orleans. Their Catholic elementary school, after 99 years, will have to close due to financial demands. We will have a basket outside Mass at St. Katharine Drexel, Martell, on Sunday, August 2 and August 9, for freewill donations to this community. Donations will help them continue God's work in the New Orleans area.


REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2015-16 FAITH FORMATION SCHOOL YEAR. Classes begin Sunday, September 13, 2015. Click here for registration instructions.

CONFIRMATION 2016. Planning for the 2016 Confirmation is underway! Families with members who are candidates for Confirmation need to schedule a short 'Confirmation Conference' appointment with the parish, to take place this month. Click here for details and to schedule an appointment.


TEMPORARY SECURITY MEASURES AT PARISH CENTER. St. Katharine Drexel Church and Parish Center IS open as usual! Please just use the doorbell to ring for entry. At the Parish Center in Martell, temporary security measures are now in effect on weekdays. While the office hours remain the same--Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4:30 PM--admittance into the center is gained during these hours by pressing the doorbell outside the front door OR the side door in the breezeway, nearest the reception desk.


PASTOR'S VACATION AND CHANGES TO MASS SCHEDULE. While Fr. Larry is on his annual vacation, we welcome visiting clergy Fr. Mark Richards and Fr. John Boll to our parish. Fr. Larry will return August 5.


Look!ALTAR SERVER TRAINING IN AUGUST. For current altar servers (already serving), there will be a refresher training course in August. It is important for all servers to attend both sessions at their respective churches as follows:

Sunday, August 2 and Sunday, August 9
(two sessions)
Sacred Heart Church, Ione
Immediately following the 8 AM Mass

Sunday, August 2 and Sunday, August 9
(two sessions)
St. Katharine Drexel Church, Martell
Immediately following the 9:30 AM Mass

Sunday, August 16
(one session only)
Our Lady of the Pines Church, Pioneer
Immediately following the 9:30 AM Mass

Again, note that this training is for CURRENT altar servers. There will be training for NEW altar servers in a couple of months. More information about this to come!




The Parish has hired John Johnson as our new Coordinator of Youth Ministry. Beginning in August 2015, John will serve as a consultant to help build the future of our youth and young adult ministries. Read more here.



Silver Lake ChapelSILVER LAKE SUMMER LITURGIES RETURN. Summer liturgies at the Silver Lake Chapel began Sunday, July 5, and continue each Sunday at noon through September 6. Be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to worship at least once this summer at the beautiful and peaceful mountain location at Silver Lake, in the shadow of Thunder Mountain. Click here and scroll to the section on Silver Lake Chapel for the schedule of Masses and Celebration of the Word with Holy Communion.


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY CHANGES BEGGAR'S SUNDAY DATES. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will now be beggiing donations only during the months that have a fifth Sunday. The next two collections will be on the weekends of August 29-30 and again on November 28-29. Please make checks out to St. Vincent de Paul Society. If giving cash for which you want to be credited for tax receipt purposes, put the cash in an envelope noted with your name and address. Of course donations are accepted at any time, and the Society thanks you always for your generous support. Click here to visit our St. Vincent de Paul Society website for more information about this charitable organization.


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 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
Sunday - 1:30 PM (Spanish)
Monday thru Friday - 8:00 AM
(no Mass on Fridays, July 10-31)


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
(no Mass on Fridays, July 10-31)

Sacred Heart of Jesus
Church Street & Relihan Drive, Ione
Sunday - 8 AM
Monday-Friday - 7 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, April 7
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
Click here for a calendar of daily Mass readings

Biography of St. Katharine Drexel

Rev. Michal Olszewski
Parochial Vicar





St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish