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

General Announcements
Click here to read our current bulletin, which contains more announcements and detailed information

Fr. MichalFR. MICHAL TO BE TRANSFERRED FEBRUARY 22. Our Parochial Vicar, Fr. Michal Olszewski, will transfer to Sacred Heart Parish in Maxwell, effective February 22. He is appointed as Administrator Pro Tem and will also serve the mission churches in Williams and Arbuckle, communities located near Interstate 5 north of Sacramento. Fr. Eric Flores will be arriving the same week and will serve as parochial vicar of our parish to replace Fr. Michal. Fr. Eric was ordained for the Diocese of Sacramento in 2014 and has served since at St. Mary Parish in Vacaville. Let us thank Fr. Michal for his gracious and generous ministry to our parish when he arrives back from the Holy Land.

A farewell reception for Fr. Michal will be held at 2:30 PM on Sunday, February 21, following the Spanish Mass at St. Katharine Drexel. Everyone is invited for refreshments and fellowship!

St. Katharine Drexel Parish is now accepting applications for this full-time position of Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. Application deadline is Sunday, March 27, 2016. Click here for the job posting and to download the job description.




LENT 2016
STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be held at five of our parish churches each Friday, February 12 through March 25 (Good Friday). Soup suppers also served as noted below:
  St. Katharine Drexel, Martell
  Stations at 6 PM, followed by Soup Supper
  Living Stations on February 19
  Good Friday Stations of the Cross at NOON
  Our Lady of the Pines, Pioneer
  Stations at 5:30 PM, followed by Soup Supper
  Living Stations on March 4
  Good Friday Stations of the Cross at NOON
  Sacred Heart, Ione
  Stations at 7 PM, followed by Mass
  Living Stations on March 11
  Good Friday Stations of the Cross at 12:15 PM
  St. Bernard, Volcano
  Stations at 5 PM
  Living Stations on February 12
  St. Mary of the Mountains, Plymouth
  Stations at 5:30 PM, followed by Soup Supper
  Living Stations on February 26

Please click here to download information and schedules of this year's Lenten devotions and Lenten Regulations.

Complete Lenten Regulations from the diocese can be downloaded here and are in English and Spanish.


CAPITAL CAMPAIGN NEWS. Click here to read about the second capital campaign, as we kick off the campaign with the theme Building Foundations for All Generations.


New!MARK YOUR CALENDARS: PARISH RETREAT ON SATURDAY, APRIL 9! St. Katharine Drexel will hold its annual parish retreat on Saturday, April 9, at the Parish Center. This year's theme is The Good News of the Gospel. Click here for more information.


CATHOLICS RETURNING HOME. Have you been away from the church for awhile? Have you ever thought of returning? If so, we would like to welcome you back. No matter how long you have been away and no matter what the reason, we invite you to consider renewing your relationship with the Catholic Church. We have a special ministry called Catholics Returning Home to assist you. Please join us for six informal sessions to update you on the Catholic faith. No strings attached! Catholics Returning Home began Sunday, February 7, 2016, from 2 to 4 PM at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center. If you wish to join this this six-session series or for any questions, please call Sue at 296-1231 or the Parish Center at 223-2970. Click here for more information and the schedule of sessions.


NEW CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP. St. Katharine Drexel Parish is excited to announce a new prayer group. This weekly gathering is a time of praise and worship as the Holy Spirit moves in us. A typical Friday night gathering includes uplifting songs, scripture reading, shared experiences of how the Holy Spirit has been active in our lives, ministering the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, building up the Body of Christ, and praising and honoring God. Please join us for any or all of the following events every Friday afternoon/evening at the Parish Center:

For more information, call Bob Dominick at 223-5314, Sue DuBois at 918-6360, or Teresa Yeakey at 619-787-7055.


BUTTE FIRE VICTIMS BENEFIT CONCERT: 'WILDFLOWERS FROM ASHES' On Saturday, February 20, 2016, 1:30 PM, our parish will sponsor a benefit concert at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center for the Butte Fire victims of Amador and Calaveras Counties. Details:


For more information, call guitarwork.com at 209-256-9906 or Mary Zboralske at 209-267-5821. Make checks payable to St. Katharine Drexel Parish with 'Butte Fire Benefit' in memo line. Donations welcome and gratefully accepted!


SCHOLARSHIPS. The 'scholarship season' is underway. Information thus far:



Scrip!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 NEW bilingual registration form.


Mass Times at a Glance

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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


Sunday, January 31
9:30 AM Mass at Our Lady of the Pines is
CANCELED due to snow!

The Churches of St. Katharine Drexel Parish

Calendar of Mass Readings
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Biography of St. Katharine Drexel

Rev. Michal Olszewski
Parochial Vicar




St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish