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.
|Lenten Regulations for 2014 may be downloaded by clicking here for English and here for Spanish.|
|Stations of the Cross. Praying the Stations of the Cross brings us closer to Jesus and His sacrifice for us. It gives us time to meditate, to think, and to put our lives in order. We let Jesus touch our hearts and show us the depth of His love. Journeying with Jesus in the Stations, we follow in gratitude and solidarity with our brothers and sisters. We become a part of the torture, the carrying of the instrument of His depth, His forgiveness of those who take part, making the Resurrection possible. This Lent, return to this devotion with your family or friends and join us as we pray, give thanks, and enjoy a soup supper in fellowship with our brothers and sisters.|
Stations of the Cross and Soup Suppers continue each Friday of Lent, March 7 through April 11, as follows:
COME HEAR THE GOOD NEWS! Beginning Sunday, March 9, after Mass at St. Katharine Drexel, we will offer a new opportunity to grow in faith with an introduction to the Gospels, presented in lecture/discussion by Charles Fracchia. All adults are welcome. Come and hear about the four Gospels: how they came to be, what was the intention of their writers, what they collectively say about Jesus, and what their role should be in our lives.
JOIN US FOR A PARISH MISSION RETREAT ON SATURDAY, APRIL 26. We are excited to announce that St. Katharine Drexel Parish will hold a PARISH MISSION, conducted by Fr. Tom Bonacci, C.P., at the Parish Center in Martell. Father Bonacci is a dynamic speaker who will focus on Jesus as THE KEY and the call to be His disciples. Click here to read more about this rare opportunity for a one-day mission retreat, to sign up, and to volunteer!
RCIA NEEDS YOU! We have an urgent need for sponsors to share the journey of faith with our adult candidates and catechumen who are planning to come into the Church at the Easter Vigil this April. Being a sponsor is like being a trusted friend, sharing your own faith journey, offering support, guidance, encouragement, and prayers. It is a beautiful way to be the light of Christ! If you feel called to share the joy of our faith, please call Teresa Yeakey at 619-787-7055 or email her at email@example.com
OUR LADY OF THE PINES - SURVEY. Our Lady of the Pines has an opportunity to show the Catholicism series by Fr. Robert Barron that is finishing soon at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center. To determine parishioner interest, please complete an anonymous survey and return it either online or after Mass at Our Lady of the Pines:
ST. PATRICK'S DAY CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE DINNER. The Our Lady of the Pines Society will hold its 4th Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner on Saturday, March 15. This is always a popular event that sells out quickly, so buy your tickets now: $15 adults and $5 ages 8 and under. Call Charlene at 295-1351 or Connie at 223-9525.
CALENDAR OF PARISH EVENTS NOW ONLINE. A new Google calendar of parish events is now available by clicking here. See what's happening at the various churches in St. Katharine Drexel Parish!
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|
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.
Tuesday, December 10