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.  Classes are held after the 8 am mass on Sundays.  

Classes will be held in April on:  4/06, 4/13, & 4/27

First Communion Mass will be at St. Katharine Drexel on Sunday,
May 4th at 9:30 am.

Confirmation Mass will be at St. Katharine Drexel on Sunday,
May 18th at 9:30 am.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!   
The Sacred Heart Ladies Club will hold a  Hospitality Sunday after the 8 am mass on Sunday, April 27th offering coffe, juice and donuts!   Please stop by to say Hello.

The Leadership Committee from Sacred Heart Church will be holding a Spring church/cemetery clean-up day on Sunday, April 27th after the 8 am mass.  This will be a light sprucing up of the grounds and not the major trimming/yard work that was done in the Fall.  Please bring gloves, rakes, shovels and tools to trim shrubs.  There will be a flyer in the vestibule of the church for all of the details.

The Sacred Heart Ladies Club will be hosting a "Pulled Pork Dinner" fundraiser on Saturday, May 17th after the special 5 pm mass at Sacred Heart.  Menu:  Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Fruit Salad and Dessert.  Cost:  Adults-$12; Children 5--10 $10; and children 4 and under free.  Mail your payment/reservations to:  SHLC, P. O. Box 342, Ione, CA 95640  (Sorry, no tickets will be sold at the door.)

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 April will be canned vegetables.  If you see something else on your grocery shopping trip to donate,  remember that any food products are very welcome.  

Thanks for making a difference!

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Sacred Heart News:

The month of April:
The month of April is dedicated both to devotion to the Eucharist and devotion to the Holy Spirit. This tradition has developed because Easter Sunday often falls in April, and when it does fall in March, the Easter season continues on through all of April. In essence, April is a month of Easter, and during the Easter celebration we remember the Eucharistic sacrifice Christ gave us and the baptism in the Holy Spirit, which would come after Jesus's resurrection.

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

---Ecology and Justice.  That governments may foster the protection of creation and the just distribution of natural resources.

---Hope for the Sick.  That the Risen Lord may fill with hope the hearts of those who are being tested by pain and sickness. 

St. Katharine Drexel Parish:  Parish Center Update:

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

e Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful: and kindle in them the fire of Thy love.
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