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

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MASS SCHEDULE CHANGE.There will be no weekday Masses at Sacred Heart August 1 - September 9.


Fr. George ThomasREST IN PEACE, FR. GEORGE THOMAS, 1924 - 2016. Fr. George Thomas died a peaceful death on August 18. Let us give thanks to God for his generous life of priestly service - nearly 70 years - and commend his soul to God in our prayers. Father George retired to Amador County in 2006 from the Archdiocese of San Francisco, where he served as Pastor at Our Lady of the Wayside in Portola Valley for over 30 years. He periodically presided at Mass in the Amador Catholic Community during his retirement, graciously assisted with pastoral duties as needed, and became a dear friend to many. With gratitude we thank Missy and many others who assisted and accompanied Fr. George, especially in these recent years of declining health.



Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

'FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY' CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 7. If you are among the 70% of Americans who live paycheck to paycheck, or have nothing left at the end of the month due to debt and expenses, we are offering a class that could change our life.

Dave Ramsey's 'Financial Peace University' is a 9-week class (one night a week) that will be held at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center beginning in September.

Click here for details about the class and register soon.


REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN NOW FOR THE FAITH FORMATION 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR. Registration Sunday is September 11, after Mass at St. Katharine Drexel, Our Lady of the Pines, and Sacred Heart. However, you can download the registration form and class schedules now by clicking here!


SILVER LAKE LITURGIES FOR 2016. The Catholic liturgies at Silver Lake Chapel continue with 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 liturgies continue through September 4 and begin at 12 NOON. Click here for the remaining liturgy schedule.


SUMMER CLASS CONCLUDES AUGUST 28. Recognized Through the Things He Made is an outdoor class providing insights into God from His word and His creation. Parishioner Tom Infusino invites you to pack a lunch and spend Sunday afternoon, August 28, cooling off by the Mokelumne River while learning about God's power, generosity, and wisdom. The class will gather and laeve from the statue of Mary in the St. Katharine Drexel parking lot after the 9:30 Mass. To sign up for the class, call 295-8866 or send an email to tomi@volcano.net.


SAINTS OF MERCY RELICS TOUR - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9. Coordinated by the Divine Mercy Support Network, the Saints of Mercy Relics are on tour through the end of October at various parishes and schools in the Diocese of Sacramento. They will be here at St. Katharine Drexel Church on Friday, September 9, from 8 AM to 4 PM. The tour includes 30 relics of saints and blesseds from Rome. They are men, women and children who embraced Christ's call to holiness and discipleship by living lives of faith-filled mercy through daily life and service. Saints include St. John Paul II, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Teresa of Calcutta, St. Vincent de Paul, and St. Francis of Assisi, to name a few. For additional information, contact John Doering at 530-677-2805 or at info@DivineMercySacramento.org.

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.

Catholic TV Network
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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