The Churches of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish
welcome all who enter through our doors

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.

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

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 near 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.


FREE TURKEY DINNER for all Bingo players! A sincere thank you for all your support of the St. Katharine Men's CLub. Join the Men's Club on Thursday, November 6, at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center, beginning at 5 PM. Bingo follows the dinner.


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.


THE ITALIAN CATHOLIC FEDERATION invites parishioners to join us for our next "Taste of Italy" dinner on November 18 at the Immaculate Conception Hall. Our dinner highlights the Northern Italian cuisine of the Piemonte Region. The menu includes Italian Boiled Dinner with Green Sauce, a wonderful Mushroom Salad, and Pears Baked in Wine for dessert. Dinner is $10 and begins right after our short business meeting at 6 PM. Please call Connie Pagura 296-6096 by Friday, November 14, for reservations.


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.



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!



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

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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


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


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.

Catholic TV Network
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Fr. Thomas Relihan
Rev. Thomas Relihan
Pastor Emeritus


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
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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