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.
NOTE: THE PARISH CENTER OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY-FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26-27, FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
THANKSGIVING DAY MASSES - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26. What better way to begin your day of thanks than worshipping God as the giver of all good gifts? Please join your fellow parishioners for special Thanksgiving Day Masses, Thursday, November 26:
9 AM St. Katharine Drexel, Martell
9 AM Sacred Heart, Ione
At the Thanksgiving Day Masses, parishioners are invited to bring food that will be served at their Thanksgiving meal (e.g., bread, wine) for a special blessing.
NOTE FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27:
NOVEMBER: REMEMBERING THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED. Throughout the month of November is a privileged time to pray for those who have gone before us. Special envelopes are available at each of the churches. Please be sure to fill out the envelopes and deposit them in the collection basket if you want the names of your loved ones included in the Mass intentions throughout the month. During this entire month, you will have the opportunity to enter the names of those you would like remembered in our Books of the Faithful Departed. The books will remain on altars for the month of November.
|FULL OF GRACE. Presentation Parish World Youth Day Youth Group and Outside Da Box! are happy to announce another beautiful Catholic movie showing one day only, Sunday, December 6th! (two shows, 1:15 PM and 3:30 PM). Viewed and approved by Pope Benedict XVI, Full of Grace beautifully tells the story of the Blessed Mother’s final days on earth. Surrounded by Peter and the remaining Apostles, she recounts the beauty and mystery of her experiences with her Son. During her last earthly days, she helps the early Church regain their original encounter with the Lord.|
The last two movies, Restless Heart and Mary of Nazareth sold out! Don't miss out, call Mary Kwoka at 245-3041 and she will deliver your tickets to you, or go to website http://www.odbscreenings.com/sacramento.html (There is an online service charge of $1.50 per ticket.)
Proceeds from the movie benefit the Presentation Parish pilgrims who are attending World Youth Day in Poland next July. Michaela Kwoka, one of our local teens, is a member of the group.
Theater and Showing Info
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE CELEBRATION. December 12 marks the annual celebration of the Feat of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Spanish-speaking community extends an invitation to all who wish to experience the beauty of this great feast. There will be a rosary at 4 PM with a Vigil Mass at 5 PM on Saturday, December 12. Following Mass, a delicious Mexican meal will be served in the social hall. Please join the festivities. RSVP for dinner by calling Deacon Jaime at 209-296-6750.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE GIVING PROGRAM. Once again this year, St. Katharine Drexel parishioners will have the opportunity to participate in our Annual Christmas Tree Giving Program. The local homeless shelter and foster children's agency are preparing a list of names and needs which will be placed on our giving tree for your consideration. The tree will be set up in the narthex of St. Katharine Drexel on the weekend of December 5-6 to give all of you time to choose and shop at your leisure. If you have any questions, please call program organizer Laurie Campoy at 209-304-7082. If you cannot travel to SKD but would like to participate, just call Laurie and she will pick a tag off the tree for you and call you with the necessary information. Thank you in advance for your support of this ongoing community outreach ministry!
|NEWS ABOUT THE AMADOR YOUTH MINISTRY. There are exciting new developments concerning the 2015-16 Amador Youth Ministry Initiative. Please click here to read Fr. Larry's November message to parishioners.|
ALL NEW HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP. Check out the information on our Youth Group page -- new meeting dates and times, plus more! Non-Catholic friends welcome!
SAINT KATHARINE'S CIRCLE. Click here to read the latest edition of this quarterly publication issued by the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, the order of our patroness, St. Katharine Drexel.
WHAT POPE FRANCIS REALLY SAID ABOUT ANNULMENTS. Gentle Judge, Jesus Our Lord is the English translation title for the church document by Pope Francis regarding some changes for Church annulments. You will be surprised that the sound bites and secular media didn't even come close to what the Pope really said. Read what is the same and what is different about the annulment procedure beginning December 8, 2015:
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.
MILITARY DISPLAY AT ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH CENTER. Our military display is being updated. Please bring your unmatted photos of men and women currently serving in the military to the Parish Center. Drop them off in the Military Photo Box in the reception area. Be sure to write your name and phone number on the back of the photo. Please note that existing photos will remain in the new display.
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
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.
Sunday, Nov. 15