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

John JohnsonNew Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

The Parish has hired John Johnson as our new Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. John will begin on a part-time basis beginning this August. Read more here.



Summer Faith CampSUMMER FAITH CAMP RETURNS. Families with children: Mark your calendars for the week of June 15-19! The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, will return to conduct a week of Summer Faith Camp for the children of the parish.

Read more about Summer Faith Camp here and register your children for this exciting week of "Catholic vacation bible school."


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION (Celebracion de la Primera Comunion) for the Spanish-speaking community will be celebrated at St. Katharine Drexel Church on Sunday, May 31, at 1:30 PM. Join us as we welcome our youngsters into their First Holy Communion with the Body of Christ.


PARISH HOME NOW AVAILABLE FOR RENT. Our parish-owned house in Jackson, formerly used as a rectory and convent, is now available for rent on a month-to-month basis. It features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, kitchen and dining room, and a living room. Plus there are two garages along with a bonus room, which can serve as a game or family room. Rent is $1,350 per month. Please contact Suzie at the Parish Office for more information.


ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE APPROACHES. The annual Our Lady of the Pines / St. Bernard Rummage Sale will be held Friday-Sunday, June 5-6-7, at Our Lady of the Pines. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, with proceeds benefiting the maintenance needs and charitable works of the the upcountry churches while providing low-cost merchandise to the community at large. Donations are now being accepted at Haran Hall, 9 AM to 3 PM. Questions, call Ed at 209-295-3858.


Finish line aheadWE'RE SO CLOSE TO OUR GOAL: INTO OUR FINAL WEEK. Please click here for an update on the status of our Capital Campaign.


READ SAINT KATHARINE'S CIRCLE. The May 2015 quarterly newsletter Saint Katharine's CIRCLE has been issued by the National Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel. Click here to read the newsletter. This edition features an article about our Blessed Mother, apropos to this month of May. Other St. Katharine Drexel Parishes from around the country are also featured, as well as a story about our patroness's feast day of March 3.


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 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

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