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.

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

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


CATECHIST ORIENTATION: BECOMING ALL YOU CALL US TO BE. For all Catechists teaching Grades 1 through 8. All sessions meet at the Parish Center in Martell, upstairs in Room #203. Plan to attend all three sessions:


GOOD NEWS FOR PRESCHOOLERS. Beginning Sunday, September 13, children ages 3-5 will have an opportunity to listen to and participate in the Liturgy of the Word with Children. This program will continue each second Sunday of the month, at the 9:30 Mass at St. Katharine Drexel Church. Read more about it here.



Our new Coordinator of Youth Ministry, John Johnson, will be here to meet and greet our high school teens on Sunday, September 6, after the 9:30 Mass at St. Katharine Drexel. All high school teens are encouraged to swing by the parish gym for this informal gathering. Read more here.



Silver Lake ChapelSILVER LAKE SUMMER LITURGIES. 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.


EUCHARISTIC ADORATION MOVES FROM ST. PATRICK CHURCH TO ST. KATHARINE DREXEL. Beginning Friday, September 11, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for prayer and adoration at St. Katharine Drexel Church in Martell every Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.


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

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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 - 7 AM (No Daily Mass thru September 11, 2015)

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
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Biography of St. Katharine Drexel

Rev. Michal Olszewski
Parochial Vicar





St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish