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.
PASTORAL ASSOCIATE NAMED. Suzie Reynolds will assume the position of our new parish Pastoral Associate, effective Tuesday, September 2. Suzie is a native Californian and has been a resident of Sutter Creek for the past 25 years. She has been active in both community and parish service, including YLI and the Interfaith Food Bank Board of Directors. Welcome Suzie!
MASS SCHEDULE CHANGE IN SEPTEMBER. There will be no weekday Masses at Sacred Heart in Ione from August 26 through September 30, while Fr. Relihan is on vacation.
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!
FAITH FORMATION 2014-15. The school year is quickly approaching! Registration for 2014-15 has begun after Masses at St. Katharine Drexel, Our Lady of the Pines, and Sacred Heart, and continues through the month of August. Bring baptism certificates for those children NOT baptized in St. Katharine Drexel Parish. Download the Faith Formation Registration Form and the Sacrament Registration form here. Forms may be completed electronically but must be signed and submitted in person. Classes begin September 14.
Catechists for Grades 1-8: Please plan to attend two start-up meetings at the Parish Center prior to the beginning of classes. Click here for information.
WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY resumes on September 3 at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center. Our next study is entitled Voices in the Desert: Amos, Hosea, and Micah. Join us for this ten-week study. If interested, call Susan Dubois at 296-1231 by August 17. The class meets upstairs at the Parish Center from 9 to 10:30 AM.
FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE: You can now view the August edition of Saint Katharine’s Circle by clicking here. This newsletter is published quarterly by the national Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, the motherhouse of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. The publication includes stories and news from the 20+ parishes and schools around this country and Haiti that bear the name of St. Katharine Drexel. Be sure to read this quarter’s edition as it features our very own St. Katharine Drexel Parish beginning on page 3. Enjoy!
OUR LADY OF FATIMA: First Saturday Devotions Begin in September. When Our Blessed Mother appeared to three young children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917, she requested that we pray for the conversion of Russia and the world. In 1925 when she again appeared to Sister Lucia (one of the three Fatima children), she gave details of the First Saturday Devotion. She explained that this is not just a simple devotion but part of God’s overall plan to save mankind. This Marian devotion is a catalyst that can remedy evil and bring us safely along the road to salvation. For those who faithfully observe the devotion for five consecutive First Saturdays, Mary promises to assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation.
The First Saturday Devotion will begin on Saturday, September 6, at St. Katharine Drexel Church at 3 PM, with communal recitation of the Holy Rosary, quiet meditation on the sacred mysteries for 15 minutes, and confession at 3:30 PM. At 5 PM, the devotion will continue at Immaculate Conception Church’s Vigil Mass with the Mass intention of reparation for the blasphemies and ingratitude of unrepentant sinners, and for peace in the world. The complete devotion (Rosary, meditation, confession, and Mass) will repeat on the four succeeding First Saturdays: October 4, November 1, December 6, and January 3. All are welcome to come pray and honor Our Blessed Mother with this First Saturday Devotion.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS TRI-TIP DINNER. The Knights of Columbus will host a tri-tip dinner on Saturday, September 20, at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center, as follows:
RESPECT LIFE TEA COMING IN OCTOBER. Our Lady of the Pines will hold its annual Respect Life Tea on Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 2 to 4 PM at Haran Hall in Pioneer. All proceeds from the Tea will benefit the Amador Pregnancy Help Center in Jackson. The Amador Pregnancy Help Center serves families, especially women, who are in crisis, facing a life-changing decision. They continue to support families by providing formula, clothing, and baby products. To host a table, to purchase tickets, or for more information, contact Marilyn Alarcon (295-7134), or at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Barbara Hilbert (295-4452). NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.
|SEARCH FOR WARREN HAGYARD SCALED BACK
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
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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