Coronavirus COVID-19

Parish Updates



  1. Trent Horn, noted Catholic Answers apologist:

  2. Bishop Robert Barron's Word on Fire:

  3. Catholic Stuff You Should Know:

  4. The Messy Family Project Podcast:

  5. The Dominican Friars from the East Coast:

Don't miss Father Colin's video messages - now on Tuesday and Friday!


California Department of Public Health

Self-Isolation for Older Adults and Those Who Have Elevated Risk, 3/16/2020

Amador County Public Health Dept.

Stay-at-Home Order and CISA's Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

Amador County Public Health Dept.

Stay-at-Home Order Press Release

Amador County Public Health Dept.

Stay-at-Home Order - FAQ

Amador County Public Health Dept.

Road to Recovery - Stage 2 Acceleration Press Release, 5/10/2020

Amador County Public Health Dept.

Stay-at-Home Order Expiry, 5/15/2020

Relevant Radio - Prayer vs. Pandemic:  Become a part of the Prayer Population around the world to end the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.


We now offer Catholicism 102 (102 because it's online rather than at the parish center). This is a weekly talk and discussion each Thursday at 6 pm. Watch it live on our Facebook page (or watch the recording later):

Other things you can do

There are things you can do at home to unite yourself to the Lord while this Mass suspension is in effect. In addition to the livestreaming from our Facebook page, here are some other suggestions:

  1. Reflect on the Sunday Mass readings, which you can find on the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops ( Magnificat has also made their online version free to access. It includes the readings, reflections, and prayers in this Lenten season:

  2. Watch live coverage of the Holy Mass. For those with access to the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), you can watch live daily Masses through their TV channel. 

  3. Fr. Colin's Sunday homilies are available at and also on our own website by clicking here.​

  4. Most importantly, all Catholics unable to attend Mass should make a spiritual communion. If you cannot receive the Blessed Sacrament at Mass, the ardent desire to receive Jesus in the Sacrament allows you to partake in its effects. In other words, although you do not receive the Eucharist physically, you can still receive the graces that flow from the Eucharist. Although we obtain more graces when we eat His Body and drink His Blood as He commanded, a spiritual communion still produces a partial participation in the effects of the Sacrament. Here is a brief Act of Spiritual Communion which you can learn and then pray whenever unable to receive the Eucharist: 

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.  
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.  I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.


Finally, let us pray for all those who are suffering as a result of this pandemic, their loved ones, and for all our health care professionals.


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)

Closed Monday


8:30 AM - 6 PM

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

8:30 AM - 4 PM

(209) 223-2970

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