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.
MASS SCHEDULE CHANGE IN SEPTEMBER. There will be no weekday Masses at Sacred Heart in Ione from August 26 through September 30, while Fr. Relihan is on vacation.
BOLES FIRE IN WEED, CALIFORNIA, DESTROYS HOLY FAMILY CHURCH AND HALL. From the Sacramento diocesan website as of Tuesday, September 16:
Boles Fire destroys Holy Family Church and Hall One day after the Boles fire erupted the magnitude of the damage became clear. More than 100 homes and businesses have been destroyed, as well as Holy Family Church in Weed, Calif. Bishop Jaime Soto asks for continued prayers for those affected by the wildfire. Water sources have been contaminated and the town is without electricity. Many families within the diocesan community are suffering enormous losses.
Holy Family Parish burningNorthern Valley Catholic Social Services (NVCSS) is accepting donations in response to many inquiries from people who want to offer help. Personal donations may be sent to:
North Valley Catholic Social Services
c/o Weed Fire Fund/Disaster Relief
2400 Washington Ave.
Redding, CA 96001
The wind-driven wildfire has damaged or destroyed structures and forced up to 2,000 people to evacuate.
According to CAL FIRE flames have destroyed homes in the Angel Valley area. The fire has burned 350 acres and is 15 percent contained.
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. 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: NEW BIBLE STUDY BEGINS SEPTEMBER 19. 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 will be held on Friday afternoons at 3 PM in Haran Hall of Our Lady of the Pines Church. The introductory session will be held September 19.
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!
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS TRI-TIP DINNER. The Knights of Columbus will host a tri-tip dinner on Saturday, September 20, at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center, as follows:
RESPECT LIFE TEA COMING IN OCTOBER. Our Lady of the Pines will hold its annual Respect Life Tea on Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 2 to 4 PM at Haran Hall in Pioneer. All proceeds from the Tea will benefit the Amador Pregnancy Help Center in Jackson. The Amador Pregnancy Help Center serves families, especially women, who are in crisis, facing a life-changing decision. They continue to support families by providing formula, clothing, and baby products. To host a table, to purchase tickets, or for more information, contact Marilyn Alarcon (295-7134), or at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Barbara Hilbert (295-4452). NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.
MEN'S RETREAT AT CHRIST THE KING RETREAT CENTER. Amador County men are invited to attend the annual retreat at Christ the King Retreat Center in Citrus Heights, October 10-12. It is a wonderful weekend of peace and quiet to enrich your spiritual life with other members of our parish. This year’s theme is “Living the Joy of the Gospel.” Retreat starts Friday evening and concludes with Mass on Sunday morning. For more information, contact Norm Vogt at 296-2658 or Mike Wagner at 267-5073.
NOTE: Women’s Retreat coming March 6-8, 2015.
PASTA BINGO. The Young Men's Institute #137 will hold an All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Dinner, followed by 25-cent-a-game Bingo on Saturday, October 18. This “F-U-N-Raiser” will feature pasta with a homemade meat sauce, salad, bread, and dessert. No-host bar at 5 PM and dinner at 6 PM. Adult tickets $13, or 2 for $25, children 10 and under free. For more information call Phil Fondale at 295-1618 or contact any YMI member. No tickets will be sold at the door.
FESTA ITALIANA. The Italian Catholic Federation (ICF) Branch No. 428 of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish invites you to their 13th Annual Family-Style Dinner to be held in the main hall at the Italian Benevolent Society Picnic Grounds on Saturday, October 18. The IBS will offer a no-host bar.
Doors open at 5:30 PM, dinner is served at 7 PM. The menu consists of antipasto, salad, old-style San Francisco spinach ravioli with mild Italian sausage, garlic bread, wine with dinner, dessert and coffee. Tickets are $30 per person, children 6 and under are free. Seating is by ticket number.
A fantastic raffle to benefit the ICF Scholarship Fund will be held after dinner. Tickets will be available at the SKD Parish Office or after the various Masses most weekends before the dinner or call Alba Arosio at 223-1914 or Sandi Baracco at 267-0254.
MINISTRY FAIRE COMING TO OUR LADY OF THE PINES. Our Lady of the Pines will be holding a Ministry Faire on Sunday, October 12, the SECOND SUNDAY in October, in conjunction with Hospitality Sunday. (Note that Hospitality Sunday is the second Sunday, not the first, but only for October.) “The Gifts We Have, We Are Given To Share” is the theme of our Ministry Faire. Besides the various ministries being represented, contact persons for the various organizations will also be present. This is a good time to discover the many ways you can share your time and talent at Our Lady of the Pines. Thirty ministries and contact persons will be available for you to peruse and consult. Mark your calendar and plan to attend. Any questions please contact Blanche Rueda at 295-4025 or email email@example.com
|SEARCH FOR WARREN HAGYARD SCALED BACK
On Friday, May 9, Search and Rescue personnel from Washoe County Sheriff's Office decided to scale back the search for Warren Hagyard to review strategies for continuing effort. Warren has not been located, but we continue to keep him and his family in our prayers.
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Mass Times at a Glance
See announcements at left regarding any temporary Mass schedule changes
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.
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