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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A MEMORIAL DAY MASS will be celebrated at the Jackson Catholic Cemetery at 9 AM on Monday, May 29. This is a great time for each of us to honor all who have served us. A special tribute will be paid to those who served during World War II and those on active duty now. Refreshments will be provided by the St. Patrick Society immediately after the Mass.


THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION will be celebrated for 39 young people on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, from 6 to 8 PM at St. Katharine Drexel Church. Bishop Soto will preside at the Confirmation Mass. All are welcome to attend this joyous occasion and pray for the continued growth in faith for our parish youth.


APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED for the position of Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. Click here for more information and application instructions.


Look!REVISED MASS SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017. After reviewing the two proposals for a revised weekend Mass schedule once the parish is reduced to one priest, Bishop Soto has made his decision, to take effect July 1, 2017. Please click here to read more. NEW INFO: The rotating Wednesday Masses will be at 9:30 AM instead of 9 AM - see the full schedule here.


BISHOP ANNOUNCES PARISH CLERGY CHANGES. Bishop Soto has formally announced the following transfers, effective July 1, 2017:

Fr. Larry Beck Having completed his first six-year term of service as pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Fr. Larry Beck is reassigned to Holy Trinity Parish, El Dorado Hills, due to the retirement of Msgr. James Kidder.
Fr. Arlon Vergara Fr. Arlon Vergara, OSA, will also be transferred July 1 as pastor of Sacred Heart Parish iin Alturas.
Fr. Colin Wen

Fr. Colin Wen, currently parochial vicar of St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, Vallejo, is appointed administrator of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, effective July 1.

Read Fr. Colin's bio here.

Let us warmly welcome Fr. Colin when he arrives in late June and, in the weeks ahead, let us thank Fr. Larry and Fr. Arlon for their service to the people of our parish.



Fr. Thomas Relihan
FATHER RELIHAN CELEBRATES HIS 70TH ANNIVERSARY ON JUNE 22. A special Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, June 22, at 5 PM at Sacred Heart Church in Ione to celebrate Fr. Relihan's 70th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood. Bishop Soto will be in attendance. A reception will follow in the Sacred Heart hall. Join us as we give thanks for Fr. Relihan's selfless service to our Lord's church and ask God's love and grace to continue to nourish his ministry that touches the lives of many.


Mass Times at a Glance

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Click here for info about the NEW Mass schedule effective July 1, 2017.

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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Fr. Thomas Relihan
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