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.
PASTOR'S VACATION AND CHANGES TO MASS SCHEDULE. Fr. Larry will be on vacation after the last Mass on July 5 and will return August 5. During his absence, we welcome to our parish Fr. Mark Richards, Judicial Vicar of the Diocese of Sacramento, and Fr. John Boll, recently retired from the Diocese. Bishop Myron Cotta will also preside on July 18 at St. Katharine Drexel. Other Mass schedule notes:
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.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN GOAL TO BE REACHED! Please click here for the Capital Campaign final report. Projections are that we will reach our goal of $1,500,000. By fulfilling this commitment, Bishop Soto will give us a matching gift of an additional $500,000 so that we can begin the renovation of the Parish Center.
PROPERTIES COMMITTEE IN FORMATION. Father Larry is forming a new Properties Committee to assist him and the Finance Council with the management and marketing of our various properties that either are or will be leased or sold in the future. Jim Rooney has graciously offered to serve as chair of this important group that will help chart the course forward of such key parish assets such as the 57-acre Jackson property, Immaculate Conception hall, parish center's north and middle buildings, New York Ranch house, and the DePaoli Building adjacent to St. Patrick Church. For more information, contact Fr. Larry.
SUPPORT GROUP FOR DIVORCED CATHOLICS AND THE BEREAVED. Pastoral Counselor Victoria Grimm is facilitating two support series this summer:
The first is a 12-week series for divorced/separated Catholics, now underway, on Tuesdays, 4:30-6 PM, June 16-September 1, entitled The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide. Click here for more information.
The second program is a 6-week, faith-based bereavement series entitled Seasons of Hope II, on Wednesdays, 1:30-3 PM, July 15-August 19. Click here for more information.
To register for either of these series, or if you have questions, contact Victoria at firstname.lastname@example.org or 223-2970
SILVER LAKE SUMMER LITURGIES RETURN. Summer liturgies at the Silver Lake Chapel begin 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.
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
St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church and 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.
Tuesday, April 7