Churches, Locations, & Directions

Prior to November 30, 2011, the six Catholic churches in Amador County comprised three separate parishes:  St. Patrick Parish, Immaculate Conception Parish, and Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish.  By order of Bishop Jaime Soto, Bishop of Sacramento, the three parishes were united into one Catholic community, and we became officially known as St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish.  Altogether, the churches serve over 1,400 Catholic families in the county.

On April 7, 2013, the new parish church, St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Martell, was dedicated after years of planning and months of construction. This new church, located at the parish center, can seat 700. The parish center houses facilities for youth and senior activities, a social hall, a commercial kitchen, and numerous meeting rooms, in addition to the parish office.

Administrative matters of all the churches are handled out of the St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center.  Call (209) 223-2970, Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM. Phone calls to the office are welcome during these hours. In-person visits with staff only during the hours 1-5 PM, as necessary. Upon arrival, you will need to ring the doorbell and then wait in the reception area for a staff member to meet you.

Emails to the parish office are welcome any time,  To contact a priest, please call the Parish Center (209) 223-2970.


Read about our parish church, the six mission churches, and one mission station located at Silver Lake, by clicking on the links below:

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church & Parish Center 
11361 Prospect Drive, Martell (physical address)

Mailing address for all churches:

11361 Prospect Drive
Jackson, CA 9562

Sacred Heart of Jesus
20 Relihan Drive (Church and Relihan Drive)

St. Bernard Church
16285 Emigrant Street (Plug at Emigrant Street)

Silver Lake Chapel
Plasse's Resort, Silver Lake

Summer liturgy only


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 welcome during these hours.

In-person visits with staff only during the hours 1-5 PM, as necessary.

(209) 223-2970

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