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

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL. The 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal will be held at all Masses the weekend of February 7-8. The Annual Catholic Appeal is our annual tradition that connects us to thousands of people who need our help every day. Last year, through your generosity, our parish contributed $44,589 to the Appeal. Our 25%parish share was used to help our own parishioners with emergency assistance.

If you have not already done so, please prayerfully consider your gift to assist so many in need. Each and every gift will make a difference in someone’s life.


FEAST OF ST. BLAISE - BLESSING OF THROATS. On the Feast of St. Blaise, Tuesday, February 3, throats will be blessed at the following daily Masses:


BINGO! The St. Katharine Drexel Men's Club Bingo Night is Thursday, February 5 at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center. Dinner is at 4:30 PM. Dinner menu is available at the reception desk on the Wednesday of Bingo week. First Bingo game begins at 5:45 PM.


ST. KATHARINE MEN'S CLUB CRAB FEED scheduled for February 7 has been SOLD OUT!



Mass and Ashes Liturgy of the Word and Ashes
7 AM and 7 PM - Sacred Heart, Ione 12 NOON - St. Katharine Drexel, Martell
8 AM and 7 PM - St. Katharine Drexel, Martell 5 PM - St. Bernard, Volcano
9:30 AM - Our Lady of the Pines, Pioneer 5 PM - St. Mary of the Mountains, Plymouth
  6 PM - Our Lady of the Pines, Pioneer


WOMEN'S RETREAT, MARCH 6-8. Amador County women are invited to attend the annual retreat at Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center in Citrus Heights, March 6-8. It is a wonderful weekend of peace and quiet to enrich your spiritual life with other members of our parish. This year’s theme is “Living the Joy of the Gospel.” Retreat starts Friday evening and concludes with Mass on Sunday morning.

For more information, contact Linda Wagner at 223-1156 or visit christthekingretreatcenter.org.


Scrip!SCRIP PROGRAM UPDATE. Visit our new Scrip page by clicking here. There you can find the information you need to purchase scrip and help support our Youth Program!



CountdownCOUNTDOWN TO OUR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN GOAL: The parish is in jeopardy of not meeting its $1,500,000 goal by the conclusion of our three-year campaign in May. Please click here to read about this possible shortfall and what you can to do help us meet our goal.


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

See announcements at left regarding Mass schedule changes during Advent and Christmas

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church and Parish Center
11361 Prospect Drive, Jackson
Sunday - 9:30 AM
Sunday - 1:30 PM (Spanish) - temporary location
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
(No Mass on Friday, November 28)

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 1
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

Fr. Tony Janelli

Rev. Tony Janelli
Retired Priest in Residence





St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish