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.

On July 1, 2017, the parish will transition to a one-priest parish. This requires a significant change in the parish Mass schedule. Be sure to read about the changes and view the new weekend and weekday Mass schedule by clicking here.

Bishop Soto
Fr. Larry Beck
Fr. Arlon Vergara, OSA
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

Note!NO MASSES ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, JUNE 29-30, at St. Katharine Drexel and Our Lady of the Pines, due to upcoming priest transfers. Eucharistic Adoration will proceed that day as usual at 8:30 AM at St. Katharine Drexel and at 10 AM at Our Lady of the Pines. Friday, June 30, will be the last day of Eucharistic Adoration at Our Lady of the Pines. Beginning July 5, Adoration will be held from 10 to 11 AM at St. Bernard Church in Volcano, following the 9:30 Mass on the first, third, and fifth Wednesdays.


HOSPITALITY AND WELCOMING WEEKEND ON JULY 1-2. All are invited to enjoy special hospitality after the Masses next weekend, July 1-2. Refreshments and fellowship will be offered as follows:

Meet and welcome fellow parishioners, united in our Catholic faith!


New Mass Schedule!REVISED MASS SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017. After reviewing the two proposals for a revised weekend Mass schedule once the parish is reduced to one priest, Bishop Soto has made his decision, to take effect July 1, 2017. Please click here to read more.



EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017, we bid a fond farewell to Fr. Larry Beck and Fr. Arlon Vergara, OSA, as they move on to their next pastoral assignments.

Fr. Larry Beck

Having completed his first six-year term of service as Pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Fr. Larry Beck is reassigned as Pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, El Dorado Hills.

We thank you, Father Larry, for your pastoral guidance and leadership over the last six years as we transitioned from three parishes to one. Yours was never an easy task! We will miss you. May God bless you and always be at your side as you continue your calling as one of His shepherds.


Fr. Arlon Vergara, OSA, is reassigned July 1 as Parochial Administrator of Sacred Heart Parish in Alturas.

And we thank you, Fr. Arlon, for your brief, but memorable, service here in our prish. We have enjoyed your presence and learning about the Augustinians. May God continue to guide and bless you in all that you do.

Fr. Colin Wen ALSO EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017, we welcome Fr. Colin Wen as Parochial Administrator of St. Katharine Drexel Parish. Father Colin comes to us from St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in Vallejo, where he has been serving as Parochial Vicar. Read his bio here.


APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED for the position of Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. Click here for more information and application instructions.


CONGRATULATIONS to the 39 young people who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on June 7! It was a joyous day! See the photo here.



Silver Lake ChapelSILVER LAKE LITURGES BEGIN IN JULY. This year's Silver Lake liturgy schedule can be found by clicking here. NOTE THAT THE JULY 2 LITURGY HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE HEAVY SNOW CONDITIONS STILL AT SILVER LAKE. Future services are pending, based on snow removal and the seasonal opening of Plasse's Resort. Please call the St. Katharine Drexel Parish office at 209-223-2970 to confirm scheduled liturgies, which are scheduled through September 3. Don't miss this opportunity to worship at Silver Lake Chapel this summer! Depending on the availability of a priest, the liturgical service will be either a Mass or a communion serivce. The Most Rev. Myron J. Cotta, Auxiliary Bishop of Sacramento, dispenses the Catholic faithful visiting Silver Lake during the summer of 2017 from the obligation to participate in Sunday Mass when Mass is unavailable at the Silver Lake Chapel. On these occasions, however, permission has been granted for a permanent deacon or designated lay person to preside at a liturgy in accordance with the USCCB approved text, “Sunday Celebration in the Absence of a Priest,” which will include a Celebration of the Word with Holy Communion.

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR. Join us for an evening seminar every Tuesday, June 6, through August 1. The seminar is held in the Senior Room at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center on Tuesdays, 6-8 PM. Enter through the entrance on the south side of the building. For more information, contact Bob Dominick at 223-5314 or Sue Dubois at 296-1231.


Mass Times at a Glance

Click here to download a printable PDF version of our current regular Mass Schedule

Click here for info about the NEW Mass schedule effective July 1, 2017.

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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Rev. Thomas Relihan
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The Churches of St. Katharine Drexel Parish

Calendar of Mass Readings
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Biography of St. Katharine Drexel

Rev. Arlon Vergara, OSA
Parochial Vicar

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish