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. We are also a new regional training site for the Diocese of Sacramento.
THANKSGIVING DAY MASS SCHEDULE. The following is the Mass schedule for Thursday, November 27:
Note: No Mass or Eucharistic Adoration on Friday, November 28, at Our Lady of the Pines. Regular daily Masses at St. Katharine Drexel and Sacred Heart on this day.
THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER is a privileged time to pray for those who have gone before us. Special envelopes are available in the pews if you want the names of your loved ones included in the priest’s Mass intentions throughout the month.
You also have the opportunity to enter the names of those you’d like remembered in our books of the Faithful Departed. Special sheets for these names are available at each of the churches, and the books will remain near the altar for the month of November.
SAINT KATHARINE'S CIRCLE. The latest quarterly newsletter of Saint Katharine's Circle, from the National Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel, is now available for your enjoyment. Click here to read about the Saint Katharine Drexel National Justice Award, a bit of history of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, and a couple of articles about other St. Katharine Drexel Churches around the country. And be sure to visit the National Shrine and Mission Center website at www.katharinedrexel.org, where you'll find a wealth of information about all things St. Katharine Drexel!
THE ITALIAN CATHOLIC FEDERATION invites parishioners to join us for our next "Taste of Italy" dinner on November 18 at the Immaculate Conception Hall. Our dinner highlights the Northern Italian cuisine of the Piemonte Region. The menu includes Italian Boiled Dinner with Green Sauce, a wonderful Mushroom Salad, and Pears Baked in Wine for dessert. Dinner is $10 and begins right after our short business meeting at 6 PM. Please call Connie Pagura 296-6096 by Friday, November 14, for reservations.
PROJECT THANKS 2014. The Interfaith Food Bank is gearing up for the holidays. "Project Thanks" provides a traditional Thanksgiving meal to families, seniors and veterans who may not be able to otherwise afford this meal. The St. Katharine Drexel Youth Group will be shopping and assembling the baskets for pick-up on November 22. Food barrels will be placed in church vestibules for items such as stuffing, canned vegetables, cranberries, olives, yams, chicken broth and canned fruit. Monetary donations are also appreciated for purchase of perishable items. Please note that they must have all items by Friday, November 21.
BEREAVEMENT SESSIONS BEGIN JANUARY 7. Loss of a spouse from death is a journey of walking through grief towards a spiritual path of hope and faith in God's healing love and everlasting presence. These are the topics that will be part of the experience from January 7 through February 11 on Wednesdays, 11 AM to NOON at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center. Topics include: Questioning God's Will, Accepting God's Reality, Dealing with Challenges Due to Fragileness of Life, Coping with Sorrow and Pain, Discovering God's Plan--a Leap of Faith and Giant Step Toward Deeper Trust, Darkness and Light--Moving Toward Varied Shades of Wisdom and Truth. The actual group is dependent upon registration. Please respond by December 15. For more information, or to sign up for the group, call Victoria Grimm at 223-2970 or email email@example.com.
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!
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
See announcements at left regarding any temporary Mass schedule changes
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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