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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LENT 2017


LENTEN REGULATIONS FOR 2017 may be found here:

Jesus - Stations STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be held at five or our parish churches each Friday, March 5 through April 7 or April 14 (Good Friday). Soup Suppers also served as noted below:
St. Katharine Drexel, Martell
Stations at 6 PM, followed by Soup Supper
Good Friday Triduum Liturgy at NOON
Our Lady of the Pines, Pioneer
Stations at 5:30 PM, followed by Soup Supper
LIVING Stations on March 31
Good Friday Stations of the Cross at NOON
Sacred Heart, Ione
Stations at 7 PM, followed by Mass
LIVING Stations on April 7, preceded by Soup Supper at 6 PM (one Friday only)
Good Friday Liturgy at 12:15 PM
St. Bernard, Volcano
Stations at 5 PM
St. Mary of the Mountains, Plymouth
Stations at 5:30 PM, followed by Soup Supper

LENTEN PENANCE SERVICE. Our parish’s Lenten Penance Service is Tuesday, April 4, at 6:30 PM, at St. Katharine Drexel Church. At least four priests will be available to hear confessions. All parishioners are encouraged to receive the grace of the sacrament the Lord gave his church which imparts his mercy and forgiveness and helps us to resist sin the future. Give yourself the gift of peace knowing your sins are absolved by God, free yourself from guilt, and be better prepared to receive the Eucharist.


SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION. In addition to the Lenten Penance Service (above), confession times are as follows:

  • Saturdays, 3:30-4:30 PM, at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Church, Martell
  • Tuesday, April 4, and Friday, April 7, after the 9:30 AM Mass at Our Lady of the Pines, Pioneer


EUCHARISTIC ADORATION is held at the following times and locations:

  • St. Katharine Drexel: Fridays, 8:30 AM - 4 PM
  • Our Lady of the Pines: Fridays, 10 AM - 3 PM
  • St. Mary of the Mountains: Third Thursday, 1-6 PM


Easter Triduum
NOTE: All Triduum liturgies will be at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Church, 11361 Prospect Drive, Martell.

Holy Thursday, April 13, 7 PM - Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper
Includes Washing of the Feet, Holy Communion

Easter Triduum

Good Friday, April 14, 12 NOON - Friday of the Passion of the Lord *
Includes Reading of the Passion, Veneration of the Cross, Holy Communion

Holy Saturday, April 15, 8:15 PM - Easter Vigil
Includes Candlelight Procession, Baptisms, Confirmation, Holy Communion
* Other Good Friday liturgies as follows:
Good Friday Liturgy at Sacred Heart, Ione, at 12 NOON
Stations of the Cross at Our Lady of the Pines, Pioneer, at 12 NOON


Easter Sunday
Mass Schedule - April 16, 2017
8 AM St. Patrick Church, 115 Court Street, Jackson
9 AM Sacred Heart Church, Church Street and Relihan Drive, Ione
9:30 AM St. Katharine Drexel Parish Church, 11361 Prospect Drive, Martell
9:30 AM Our Lady of the Pines, 26750 Tiger Creek Road, Pioneer
11:15 AM St. Mary of the Mountains, 18765 Church Street, Plymouth
TBD St. Bernard Church, Plug at Emigrant Streets, Volcano (Mass pending at this location)



DEVELOPING A 'ONE-PRIEST PARISH.' In compliance with Bishop Soto's directive to consolidate the parish weekend Mass schedule, Fr. Larry has submitted two proposed Mass schedules, with rationale, to Bishop Soto. Please click here to read the two proposals.


Joseph Jones, son of the late Deacon Alex Jones,
will lead our annual retreat on Friday-Saturday, April 28-29.
The focus will be on family, and Joseph will speak on Saturday on the theme 'Building, Strengthening, and Inspiring Christian Families.' On Friday night, Joseph will relate the dramatic and inspiring story of his and his family's conversion to the Catholic faith. Click here for more information and to register for the retreat. Free dinner on Friday, free lunch on Saturday, free child care! Join us!

The retreat will be followed at 5 PM with the Vigil Mass at St. Katharine Drexel Church (transferred this one day from Immaculate Conception Church).



Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY BEGAN MARCH 8. Apply God's Word to handling money and be a good steward of your finances. Financial Peace University (FPU) is a practical plan that will empower you to get on a budget, get out of debt, save for the future, and take control of your money. The class is taught, by DVD, by money expert Dave Ramsey. The 9-week class began Wednesday, March 8, from 6 to 7:30 PM at the Parish Center and continues Wednesdays through May 3. Click here for more information.


Scholarships! SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS. Scholarship season is upon us! The following are the scholarships offered by our parish organizations:


GRIEF AND LOSS MINISTRY GROUPS. For several months we've been offering possible support groups for our grief and loss ministries. A few people have expressed interest, but a support group requires a minimum of 5 participants. If you or anyone you know is working through grief, divorce, or other types of losses, please contact Victoria Grimm at vgrimm@stkatharinedrexel.com or 223-2970 to sign up for one of our groups. Click here for more information.



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 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.

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Rev. Thomas Relihan
Pastor Emeritus

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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