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.
MASS SCHEDULE CHANGE. On Monday, May 30, the usual 8 AM Mass at St. Katharine Drexel Church will, instead, be held at the Jackson Catholic Cemetery at 9 AM, in honor of Memorial Day. See next article.
MEMORIAL DAY MASS AT JACKSON CATHOLIC CEMETERY, MONDAY, MAY 30. We encourage all to attend the special Memorial Day Mass to honor all who have served our country and each of us by their sacrifice of service in the military. A Mass will be held near the work shed in the Jackson Catholic Cemetery at 9 AM on Monday, May 30. We will have some chairs, but bring your own if you like. Refreshments furnished by the St. Patrick Society. This will be in lieu of the regular 8 AM Mass at St. Katharine Drexel. Call the parish office for more details, 223-2970.
|FREE E-WASTE AND DOCUMENTS SHREDDING DRIVE. Do you have e-waste you want to get rid of -- like old monitors, televisions, computers, small appliances, etc.? Do you have confidential documents you want to throw away, but are concerned about identity theft? Then bring it all to Presentation Parish in Carmichael (Sacramento) for disposal on June 4 between 10 AM and 2 PM. CAN'T MAKE IT THERE THAT DAY? Call Mary Kwoka at 245-3041, and she will pick it up for you and deliver it that day. It's totally free, but donations will be gladly accepted to help support the World Youth Day pilgrims. For more information about the event, like what items qualify as 'e-waste,' go to www.facebook.com/wydpilgrims2016 or contact Steve Patton at 916-733-0133, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mary Kwoka at 245-3041. Thank you for helping support our World Youth Day trip!|
PARISH CENTER GYM CLOSED BEGINNING MONDAY, MAY 23. Within months after the renovation of the Parish Center in 2013 the gymnasium flooring began showing signs of failure. Separations and buckling of the floor panels increased throughout the fall. After several years of exploring the causes of failure and replacement options, the architect, general contractor and Fr. Larry have decided to proceed with a polished, concrete sports floor, which is used in many other modern elementary schools, including one they recently toured in Roseville. In the long run, it will prove to be a more durable surface and one easier to maintain. Except for a nominal parish expenditure of $1,400, the replacement will be funded by the architect, general contractor and subcontractors involved in the floor installation. The gym will be closed during the renovation from May 23 through June 24.
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.
THE UPCOUNTRY'S BIGGEST ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE: Mark your calendars for the annual rummage sale! The sale benefits the local community by providing low prices on much-needed items. And as the largest fundraiser for Our Lady of the Pines, the funds greatly assist in maintenance projects and charitable causes.
If you have gently used items you'd like to donate, bring them to OLOP's Haran Hall, Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 2:30 PM. Donations accepted through May 31, unless otherwise announced. For pickups of large items, call Art Wright at 209-223-9525.
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY - TUESDAYS, 6:30-8 PM. This new bible study group is open to all women age 16 and up, Catholic or not, Christian or not -- all are welcome. The first study is of 1 Corinthians, one of St. Paul's letters to an early Christian community not unlike our own. Contact Michelle Burns at 209-419-4597 for meeting location and other information.
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
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.
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