Basic Certification

The Diocese of Sacramento encourage all the faithful participating in any ministry of the Church to receive Basic Certification and where applicable, in the case of catechists, Basic Catechist Certification. This involves 40 hours of coursework alongside a spiritual retreat, Ministry days and/or Faith Sharing group. The 40 hours of coursework is provided by the parish as well as opportunities for retreat. To participate in Basic Certification please sign up by calling the Parish Office at 209-223-2970 or emailing


Called together by Jesus Christ, who came to restore us to friendship with the Father, we continue the work of our Savior to bring salvation to all peoples through the life-giving Church He established.


Inspired by the example of St. Katharine Drexel, we strive to serve the Lord by:


  • Making the Eucharist the source and summit of our lives

  • Building intentional community

  • Preaching the Gospel to the people of Amador County

  • Forming missionary disciples

  • Reaching out to those in need


11361 Prospect Drive

Martell, CA

(Physical Address)

11361 Prospect Drive

Jackson, CA 95642

(Mailing Address)


Monday-Friday 9 AM - 5 PM

Phone calls and in-person visits with staff are welcome during these hours.

(209) 223-2970

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