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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.

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

General Announcements
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ALL SAINTS - ALL SOULS. Although not a holy day of obligation this year, special All Saints Day Masses will be celebrated at 8 AM at
St. Katharine Drexel and at 9 AM at Sacred Heart on Saturday, November 1.
This is a beautiful opportunity to pray in union with all the holy men and women who have gone before us and now powerfully intercede for us before God.
On this feast day we give thanks to God for their lives that model for us how to be faithful disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ.

All Souls Day, November 2, and throughout the month of November is a privileged time to pray for those who have gone before us. Special envelopes are available in the pews on Sunday, October 26, if you want the names of your loved ones included in the priest’s Mass intentions throughout the month.
You alsohave the opportunity to enter the names of those you’d like remembered in our books of the Faithful Departed. The books will remain on the altar for the month of November.

 

OUR LADY OF FATIMA DEVOTIONS continue in November. The First Saturday Devotion to console Mary’s Immaculate Heart will repeat next Saturday, November 1. In the apparitions at Fatima, Our Blessed Mother requested the First Saturday Devotion for reparation for the blasphemies and ingratitude of unrepentant sinners and for peace in the world. In our Parish the devotion begins at 3 PM at St. Katharine Drexel Church. This consists of communal recitation of the Holy Rosary, quiet meditation on the Sacred Mysteries for 15 minutes, followed by confession at 3:30 PM. At 5 PM the devotion continues at Immaculate Conception Church’s Vigil Mass with the Mass intention for reparation and for world peace. Please join us for this devotion to Our Lady of Fatima.

 

PROJECT THANKS 2014. The Interfaith Food Bank is gearing up for the holidays. "Project Thanks" provides a traditional Thanksgiving meal to families, seniors and veterans who may not be able to otherwise afford this meal. The St. Katharine Drexel Youth Group will be shopping and assembling the baskets for pick-up on November 22. Food barrels will be placed in church vestibules for items such as stuffing, canned vegetables, cranberries, olives, yams, chicken broth and canned fruit. Monetary donations are also appreciated for purchase of perishable items. Please note that they must have all items by Friday, November 21.

 

HONORING OUR MILITARY. The Liturgical Environment Committee at St. Katharine Drexel Church would like to start collecting photos to create a prayer board for our parishioners and family members who serve our country. We will have a box in the reception area where the photos can be dropped off. Please write their name, branch and rank on the back of the photo. Please, no photos larger than 5" x 7". Once collected, we will start a prayer board in the narthex area. Call Connie Gonsalves for more information at 209-304-5188.

 

DISCOVERING GOSPEL JOY: LITURGY OF THE WORD BIBLE STUDY. You are invited to join in a time of reflection and study of the Sunday scripture readings for the coming Sunday. Fr. Tony Janelli is the facilitator. Sessions are held on Friday afternoons at 3 PM in Haran Hall of Our Lady of the Pines Church. Join us and gain greater insight and appreciation of the Sunday liturgy readings.

 

Scrip!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!

 

 

FALL SPAGHETTI DINNER will be held at Sacred Heart's church hall, hosted by the Sacred Heart Ladies Club, on Saturday, October 25, 6 PM. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children 6-10, and free for children under 5. This is by reservation only. Deadline for registration is Sunday, October 19. Call Maryanne at 274-2810 with questions.

 

9th ANNUAL VARIETY SHOW at Our Lady of the Pines on Saturday, November 8. Amador County abounds with talent, and you don't want to miss this annual showcase! Time is 7 PM in Haran Hall. Refreshments will be served at intermission. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For details or questions, contact Joan Alimonti at 295-5557 or ladeejay@linkunet.com.

 

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


MISSION CHURCHES

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

 

Parish
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

NOTE!!

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
Click here for a calendar of daily Mass readings

Biography of St. Katharine Drexel

Rev. Michal Olszewski
Parochial Vicar

Fr. Tony Janelli

Rev. Tony Janelli
Retired Priest in Residence

 

 

 

 

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish