Youth and Young Adult Ministries

"It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He who provoked you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise." -- St. John Paul 2

Paul Padilla, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

Call 209-223-2970 or email

SKD Confirmation

Confirmation is the beginning, not the end. It is the start to a life immersed in the beauty of the Sacraments, the community of believers and service of others. It is a two-year program. Topics include: Salvation History, Scripture, the Holy Mass, and more. 

Please talk to Paul Padilla for more information and how to enroll in the program.

Youth Ministries - Fall 2020

We really enjoy being able to provide dinner to our teens that join our nights, and we are currently looking for families that would be willing to host dinner for one of our future Youth Nights. If you are interested in hearing more about this or signing up, contact Paul Padilla at

Life Teen    - Middle/High School

We are so excited to be back! All 7th-12th graders are invited to join us for our semester kickoff on Friday, January 15th from 6-8 PM in the Youth Center. If you're in Middle/High School make sure you don't miss out on our awesome night we have planned.

Edge - Middle School

All middle school students keep an eye on our Instagram skd_youthministry as we get ready to announce our kickoff very soon!


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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