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.
ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL IS NEXT WEEKEND: February 25-26, 2017. The 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal is our annual tradition that connects us to thousands of people who need our help every day. Our generous gifts to the Appeal help children find safety and hope, help families break through desperate situations, marginalized individuals find the strength to rebuild lives of dignity, students in economically challenged communities remain in Catholic school, and seminarians prepare for priestly service in our parishes. We may not be social workers or teachers ourselves, but we can put resources into the hands of those Catholic social service programs and parish outreach ministries that help lift people out of poverty by giving to the Annual Catholic Appeal. Please be as generous as you can. Every gift makes a difference.
Watch the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal video to learn how your gift is Mercy in Motion! Click here to watch the video.
ASH WEDNESDAY IS MARCH 1. The Mass schedule for that day is as follows:
|8 AM||Mass and Ashes - St. Katharine Drexel, Martell|
|8 AM||Mass and Ashes - Sacred Heart, Ione|
|9:30 AM||Mass and Ashes - Our Lady of the Pines, Pioneer|
|12 NOON||Liturgy of the Word and Ashes - St. Katharine Drexel, Martell|
|5 PM||Liturgy of the Word and Ashes - St. Bernard, Volcano|
|5 PM||Liturgy of the Word and Ashes - St. Mary of the Mountains, Plymouth (Bilingual, Spanish and English)|
|7 PM||Mass and Ashes - St. Katharine Drexel, Martell|
ALSO NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO 9:30 MASS AT OUR LADY OF THE PINES ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATIONS IN THE PARISH. Join two of our faith communities in celebration of St. Patrick's Day, with corned beef and cabbage dinners (with all the trimmings) and raffles. Proceeds benefit maintenance, charitable, or other projects at the churches:
CATHOLICS RETURNING HOME: AN INVITATION TO NON-PRACTICING CATHOLICS. If you, or someone you know, have been away from the Church for awhile and are thinking about returning, we'd like to welcome you back through our Catholics Returning Home program. Click here for more information about this six-Sunday series that began on February 12.
DEVELOPING A 'ONE-PRIEST PARISH.' In compliance with Bishop Soto's directive to consolidate the parish weekend Mass schedule, the Pastoral Plan Ad-hoc Committee has submitted its recommendations to the Parish Pastoral Council. After discussion within the Council, the final recommendations will be submitted to the Bishop in March 2017, with implementation by July 1, 2017. Please click here to read latest developments.
|JOIN US FOR OUR 2017 SPIRITUAL RETREAT.
Joseph Jones, son of the late Deacon Alex Jones, has will lead our annual retreat on Friday-Saturday, April 28-29. The focus will be on family, and Joseph will speak on Saturday on the theme 'Building, Strengthening, and Inspiring Christian Families.' On Friday night, Joseph will relate the dramatic and inspiring story of his and his family's conversion to the Catholic faith. Click here for more information and to register for the retreat. Free dinner on Friday, free lunch on Saturday, free child care! Join us!
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY RETURNS, BEGINNING MARCH 8. Apply God's Word to handling money and be a good steward of your finances. Financial Peace University (FPU) is a practical plan that will empower you to get on a budget, get out of debt, save for the future, and take control of your money. The class is taught, by DVD, by money expert Dave Ramsey. The 9-week class begins Wednesday, March 8, from 6 to 7:30 PM at the Parish Center and continues Wednesdays through May 3. Click here for more information.
|SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS. Scholarship season is upon us! The following are the scholarships offered by our parish organizations:|
Our Lady of the Pines Society. Applications now being accepted for the annual $1000 scholarship offered by the Our Lady of the Pines Society! Awarded on the basis of time and talent given to support the needs of St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Amador County. The scholarship is intended for a graduating high school or home schooled senior but may be awarded to a former or current parishioner currently enrolled in a university, college, or trade school. Pick up applications at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center, or download application packet by clicking here. Filing deadline is Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
GRIEF AND LOSS MINISTRY GROUPS: Coming Soon. There are so many losses in life that disorient us or challenge us with varied reactions and intensities. If you are wanting to be part of a faith-based 6-week support group, please contact our counselor, Victoria Grimm, at 209-223-2970, or email her at email@example.com. Click here for more information.
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 to download and complete our bilingual registration form.
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.