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 and in-person visits with staff members are welcome during these hours. Upon arrival, you may 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 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
St. Bernard Church
16285 Emigrant Street (Plug at Emigrant Street)
St. Bernard Church has been officially closed. Its final Mass was celebrated on August 27, 2020.
St. Mary of the Mountains
18765 Church Street
St. Mary of the Mountains has been officially closed. Its final Mass was celebrated on August 15, 2020.