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.

Bishop Soto
Fr. Larry Beck
Fr. Arlon Vergara, OSA
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

SPECIAL SUMMER MASS SCHEDULE IN EFFECT. During Fr. Larry's vacation, we will have several visiting priests. We welcome Fr. Patrick Henry, Fr. Jovita Rata, Fr. Glenn Jaron, Fr. Ed Pepka, and Fr. Maurice O'Brien, who will be presiding at several of our churches over the course of the month. Fr. Arlon Vergara, our new Parochial Vicar, will arrive in our parish on July 16 (see article below). Fr. Thomas Relihan will be on vacation in August and part of September.

There will be no weekday Masses on the following days:


Fr. Arlon Vergara, OSAWELCOME FR. ARLON - JULY 16-17. We welcome Fr. Arlon Vergara, OSA, to our parish during the weekend of July 16-17. A native of the Philippines, he arrived in our diocese five years ago. Since arriving, he has served at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Sacramento, St. Isadore Parish in Yuba City, and Holy Family Parish in Portola. He is a member of the Order of St. Augustine, commonly called the 'Augustinians.'


SILVER LAKE LITURGIES FOR 2016. The Catholic liturgies at Silver Lake Chapel have begun. Services are either a Mass or a Celebration of the Word with Holy Communion, depending on the availability of a priest. Don't miss this opportunity to worship in the beautiful surroundings of Silver Lake and Thunder Mountain! Sunday services are from July 3 through September 4 and begin at 12 NOON. Click here for the schedule.

The Most Rev. Myron J. Cotta, Auxiliary Bishop of Sacramento, dispenses the Catholic faithful visiting Silver Lake during the summer of 2016 from the obligation to participate in Sunday Mass when Mass is unavailable here at the Silver Lake Chapel.  On these occasions, however, permission has been granted for a permanent deacon or designated lay person to preside at a liturgy in accordance with the USCCB approved text, “Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest,” which will include a Celebration of the Word with Holy Communion.


SUMMER CLASS CONTINUES: INSIGHTS INTO GOD THROUGH HIS WORD AND CREATION. Recognized Through the Things He Made is a new class providing insights into God from His word and his creation. Parishioner Tom Infusino invites you to pack a lunch and spend Sunday afternoon, July 31, in the cool shade of the forest near Silver Lake, learning about God's power, generosity, and wisdom. The class will gather and leave from the statue of Mary in the St. Katharine Drexel parking lot after the 9:30 Mass. The class is limited to 12 people, so sign up early by calling 209-295-8866 or by sending an email to tomi@volcano.net.


ST. BERNARD SOCIETY MUSIC FESTIVAL. Friday, August 12, at 6 PM the doors open for the Eagle’s Wings Music Festival at the Volcano Armory Hall, Volcano. The hall built in 1912, is air conditioned; however, bring a pillow for your chair. Cost: $20 and tickets are limited. No host beer and wine, plus finger foods are provided. All proceeds help support the charitable work of St. Bernard’s Church in Volcano. Three bands are featured, all involving local musicians: Double Edge, Tangled Roots and Jukebox Gumbo. For tickets and information call Dave Holob at 209-296-1512 or Tim Burr at 209-283-4676.


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL 'SHARE CARDS' UPDATE. There are some changes for anyone who has previously used "share cards" at SaveMart, Lucky or Food Max or those who would like to start to have a percentage of their food bill donated back to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul here at SKD. Your thoughtful consideration adds up to over $1,200 a year donated by SaveMart to our organization.

Shares cards have been replaced by their "eScrip" program. There are 2 ways to continue to donate. One way is to go on line to savemart.com/shares and follow their instructions. Our account is St. Vincent De Paul - SKD (this has to be spelled with capital letters exactly as shown) You will need to set up a password and give them your phone number which you use at checkout to direct proceeds. You can sign up for 3 different charities. You cannot use a tablet, ONLY a computer!! You can monitor your own donations this way.

The second way is to use our SDVP help line number (209-223-5865) when checking out instead of using the old shares card. If you forget our number, it is also located on the top right of the next to last page of our bulletin. If you need any assistance, please call Kevin Darr at 530-748-7315. Thank you for your continued support.


AN OPPORTUNITY FOR HOSPITALITY. From May 11 to October 26, the Interfaith Food Bank distributes fresh produce on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at the Parish Center. People start lining up before 8:30 AM, but distribution doesn't begin until 9:30 AM. This is the perfect opportunity for the parish to offer hospitality to those waiting. We can offer coffee on a rolling cart and the Food Bank will supply cookies. Penny Dominici is looking for volunteers to help with this Hospitality Ministry. If you can help a few times on these mornings, please call Penny at 304-0606. Thank you for sharing your time and talent.



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 to download and complete our NEW bilingual registration form.


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 - 8 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.

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Fr. Thomas Relihan
Rev. Thomas Relihan
Pastor Emeritus


Sunday, January 31
9:30 AM Mass at Our Lady of the Pines is
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. Arlon Vergara, OSA
Parochial Vicar




St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish