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.

Effective September 14, 2013, we made significant, parish-wide changes to our weekend Mass schedule. Weekday Mass changes began earlier in the month. Be sure to see our new schedule below, in the "Mass Times at a Glance" section at right, and on our Mass Times page.



Bishop Soto
Fr. Larry Beck
Fr. Michal Olszewski
Most Reverend Jaime Soto
Bishop of Sacramento
Rev. Larry Beck

General Announcements
Click here to read our current bulletin, which contains more announcements and detailed information

PARISH TO PROCEED WITH YOUTH MINISTER INITIATIVE. After two years of discussion among the members of our Parish Council and based on the work of the ad-hoc committee on funding a youth minister position for our parish, Fr. Larry approved the unanimous recommendation from the Council at the June 5 meeting. Click here to view the Funding Plan Summary (revised 06-26-2014).


New! SCRIP PROGRAM UPDATE. The new parish scrip program launches the weekend of August 2-3! This is truly "fundraising while you shop" and will greatly help fund the Youth Ministry. Details about the program and a list of participating scrip retailers are in the scrip flyer -- click here to view! Questions may be directed to Scrip Coordinators Laurie Campoy at 209-304-7082 or Linda Wagner at 209-223-1156.


New! NOW AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE: Publications from our parish churches and affiliated organizations. Also included is Saint Katharine's Circle, a quarterly newsletter introduced earlier this year by St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Alton, New Hampshire. This newsletter brings together news from all the St. Katharine Drexel Parishes and schools around the country as well as the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (the motherhouse) and the National Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel. The next edition, to be released in August, will feature our own parish here in Amador County! Click here for the index page of publications, or on the "Publications" link in the navigation links at left.


CATHOLICISM SERIES CONTINUES THIS SUNDAY AT OUR LADY OF THE PINES. The video series for adults entitled Catholicism continues each Sunday at Our Lady of the Pines in Pioneer. One episode is shown each week after the 9:30 Mass, in Haran Hall. Click here for the schedule and other details.


Look! WORSHIP AT SILVER LAKE. Mass and Communion Services continue at the Silver Lake Chapel each Sunday at noon, through August 31. Be sure to join us for worship in the beautiful surroundings of Silver Lake and Thunder Mountain this summer!


Catholic's Divorce Survival GuideDIVORCE HEALING MINISTRY. Our new healing ministry for divorced men and women continues each Tuesday through September 16. We meet at 4:30 PM at the Parish Center in Martell, meeting room #203. The cost for the 12-week session group is $35. The Church is here for you as you journey from the difficulties of divorce toward deeper healing and experience recovery and support. It doesn’t matter if you are just going through a divorce or went through a divorce ten years ago. All are welcome. This Christian program is based on the teachings of the Catholic Church and open to anyone who needs comfort, counsel and clarity after a divorce.

For more information about The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide, or to register early for the 12-week session, contact Victoria Grimm at 223-2970 or email her at counselor@stkatharinedrexel.com. More information about this ministry of compassion and healing may be found by clicking here. The last day to register for participation in this series was July 16. Contact Victoria Grimm to inquire about the next session.

Other resources: www.CatholicsDivorce.com and AscensionPress.com.

WANTED: PERSONS WITH MICROSOFT PUBLISHER AND/OR WORD EXPERIENCE! If you have computer skills in Publisher and/or Word, we need you! Our volunteer bulletin crew prepares the church bulletin 52 weeks a year, and we could use a few more people to help in the "rotation." Commitment would be one to two bulletins a month, depending on availability of the remaining crew. Prep time is about 10-12 hours per bulletin. If you know Publisher, you're already experienced. If you are skilled in Word, the transition is not difficult. Training will be provided. Please call Connie Wright at 223-9525 or email webmaster@stkatharinedrexel.com


YMI COUNCIL #137 SERVING BREAKFAST on Sunday, July 27, following the 9:30 AM Mass at Our Lady of the Pines in Pioneer. Admission is by donation. Come, socialize, and enjoy a wonderful breakfast prepared by the Brothers of the YMI!


FAMILY RECIPES NEEDED FOR ST. KATHARINE DREXEL SHRINE COOKBOOK. The St. Katharine Drexel Mission Center and National Shrine in Bensalem, PA, is collecting recipes for a Shrine Cookbook. More than a compilation of favorite family recipes, it will contain a history of St. Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, including photos and St. Katharine’s writings. Monies raised will benefit the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, who follow faithfully in St. Katharine’s footsteps. Print or type your recipe on plain paper, or email in a Word document. Download the flyer with more information (includes a submission form you can use) by clicking here. Deadline for submissions is August 20, 2014.



On Friday, May 9, Search and Rescue personnel from Washoe County Sheriff's Office decided to scale back the search for Warren Hagyard to review strategies for continuing effort. Warren has not been located, but we continue to keep him and his family in our prayers.


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

Click here to download a printable PDF version of our regular Mass Schedule

See announcements at left regarding any temporary Mass schedule changes

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church and Parish Center
11361 Prospect Drive, Jackson
Sunday - 9:30 AM
Monday thru Friday - 8 AM


Immaculate Conception
115 Spanish Street, Sutter Creek

Saturday Vigil Mass - 5 PM
Sunday - 1:30 PM (Spanish)

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.

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Fr. Thomas Relihan
Rev. Thomas Relihan
Pastor Emeritus
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Tuesday, April 1
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