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;
209-223-2970 (St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center contact number)
If you would like something included in the current weekly bulletin, please e-mail Maryanne at firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Classes are held after the 8 am mass on Sundays.
September 18 (Thursday) - Sacred Heart Leadership Committee Mtg. 6:00 pm in the Church Hall. All parishioners are welcome to attend!
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Our church donated a total of 122 pounds for the months of July and August. Thanks for making a difference!
Sacred Heart News:
The month of September is traditionally dedicated to the Seven Sorrows(or Dolours) of Mary, and the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows falls in September. The Sorrows are: the prophecy of Simeon, the flight onto Egypt, the loss of the Holy Child at Jerusalem for three days, meeting Jesus on his way to Calvary, standing at the foot of the Cross , Jesus being taken from the Cross, and burial of Christ.
The title, “Our Lady of Sorrows,” given to our Blessed Mother focuses on her intense suffering and grief during the passion and death of our Lord. Traditionally, this suffering was not limited to the passion and death event; rather, it comprised “the seven dolors” or “seven sorrows” of Mary, which were foretold by the Priest Simeon who proclaimed to Mary, “This child [Jesus] is destined to be the downfall and the rise of many in Israel, a sign that will be opposed and you yourself shall be pierced with a sword so that the thoughts of many hearts may be laid bare” (Luke 2:34-35).
Holy Father's Intentions for the Month of September, 2014:
St. Katharine Drexel Parish: Parish Center Update:
Katharine Drexel Parish Center:
Office Hours: 9:am -- 4:30 pm
Days of Operation: Monday -- Friday
The Virgin Mary, who believed in the word of the Lord, did not lose her faith in God when she saw her Son rejected, abused and crucified. Rather she remained beside Jesus, suffering and praying, until the end. And she saw the
radiant dawn of His Resurrection. Let us learn from her to witness to our faith with a life of humble service, ready to personally pay the price of staying faithful to the Gospel of love and truth, certain that nothing that we do will be lost.
— Pope Benedict XVI, Angelus - September 13, 2009