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
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2015 Amador Youth Ministry Initiative
NEWS ABOUT THE AMADOR YOUTH MINISTRY. There are exciting new developments concerning the 2015-16 Amador Youth Ministry Initiative. Please click here to read an important message from Fr. Larry.


ATTENTION SENIOR CITIZENS! A senior social group is being organized at St. Katharine Drexel. There will be a planning meeting on Tuesday, October 6, 10 - 11:30 AM in the Senior/Youth Room at the Parish Center. We are organizing from the ground up, so come with your ideas for activities. Open to men and women, age 55+. Interested? Call Kathy Kelly at 267-5265.


'SEASONS OF HOPE' BEREAVEMENT GROUP BEGINS OCTOBER 7. If you are seeking comfort, support, or understanding to help you through your grief, please consider joining Season 3 of our Seasons of Hope Support Group for the Bereaved. The group will meet for six Wednesdays, October 7 through November 11, at the Parish Center. Click here for more information or contact Victoria Grimm at 209-223-2970 or counselor@stkatharinedrexel.com.


OCTOBER IS RESPECT LIFE MONTH. “Whether it lasts for a brief moment or for a hundred years, each of our lives is a good and perfect gift,” wrote Cardinal O’Malley, OFM Cap Archbishop of Boston and chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. “At every stage and in every circumstance, we are held in existence by God’s love.”


RCIA NOW UNDERWAY. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) sessions have begun at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center. The sessions are every Monday at 6 PM. Call the Parish Center at 209-223-2970 for more information or email rcia@stkatharinedrexel.com.


GOOD NEWS FOR PRESCHOOLERS. Children ages 3-5 now have an opportunity to listen to and participate in the Liturgy of the Word with Children. This program continues each second Sunday of the month, at the 9:30 Mass at St. Katharine Drexel Church. Read more about it here.


EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AT ST. KATHARINE DREXEL. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed for prayer and adoration at St. Katharine Drexel Church in Martell every Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.



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

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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 - 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
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Biography of St. Katharine Drexel

Rev. Michal Olszewski
Parochial Vicar





St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish