We are located in Ione, California, in the foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada. We are one of six Roman Catholic churches in the Amador Catholic Community, a part of the Diocese of Sacramento. Bishop Jaime Soto is the Bishop of Sacramento. Father Larry Beck is our pastor, Fr. Michael Olszewski our Parochial Vicar, and Father Thomas Relihan is our Pastor Emeritus.

Welcome to Sacred Heart Church!

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
(a mission church of St. Katharine Drexel Parish)

Whatever may befall me Lord, though dark the hour may be;

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee.

209-223-2970 (St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center contact number)

►WEEKLY BULLETIN:
Please pick up a bulletin in the vestibule of the church for mass schedules at all churches in Amador County.  

 If you would like something included in the current weekly bulletin, please e-mail Maryanne at s_h_bulletins@yahoo.com or call  SKD directly at the Amador Catholic Center at 223-2970.  The information must reach them no later than 4:30 pm on Monday.

Faith Formation  for grades K-8.   If you have any questions about our Faith Formation program, please contact our Coordinator Maureen Curran at 274-4454. 

Sacred Heart Ladies Club - Fall Spaghetti Dinner
Thank you to all of our parishioners who attended our Spaghetti Dinner this year.  We had 91 people who signed up - wow! 
                         
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The Interfaith Food Bank is an on-going donation program for all of our churches.  With your donations, you are making a difference to those who have no food or very little food to eat each and every day.  This program is available to those in need in our county which allows us to help our neighbors directly.  The suggested items for the month of November will be food for Thanksgiving Baskets.  If you see something else on your grocery shopping trip to donate,  remember that any food products are very welcome.  

Note:  The food we donate for October and November will be used to put together food baskets for people who live in the Ione area.

Sacred Heart News:

The month of November  is dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory. The Church commemorates all her faithful children who have departed from this life, but have not yet attained the joys of heaven. St. Paul warns us that we must not be ignorant concerning the dead, nor sorrowful, "even as others who have no hope ... For the Lord Himself shall come down from heaven ... and the dead who are in Christ shall rise.

The Church has always taught us to pray for those who have gone into eternity. Even in the Old Testament prayers and alms were offered for the souls of the dead by those who thought "well and religiously concerning the resurrection." It was believed that "they who had fallen asleep with godliness had great grace laid up for them" and that "it is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins." We know that a defiled soul cannot enter into heaven.

Holy Father's Intentions for the Month of November, 2014:

  • Lonely people. That all who suffer loneliness may experience the closeness of God and the support of others.
  • Mentors of seminarians and religious.  That young seminarians and religious may have wise and well-formed mentors.

 

St. Katharine Drexel Parish:  Parish Center:

Katharine Drexel Parish Center:
Office Hours:  9:am -- 4:30 pm
Days of Operation:  Monday -- Friday
(209) 223-2970
website:  http://stkatharinedrexel.com  

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