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)

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. 

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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 January will be Soups - canned, boxed, or separate items to make soup at home (canned beans, boullian cubes, dried onions, pasta). If you see something else on your grocery shopping trip to donate,  remember that any food products are very welcome.  

Sacred Heart News:
The month of January is dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus, which is celebrated on January 3. The first eleven days of January fall during the liturgical season known as Christmas which is represented by the liturgical color white. The remaining days of January are the beginning of Ordinary Time. The liturgical color changes to green — a symbol of the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection.


Thou shalt call His Name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins.


Holy Father's Intentions for the Month of January, 2015:

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  

Universal Intention - Peace. That those from diverse religious traditions and all people of good will may work together for peace.

Evangelization Intention - Consecrated Life. That in this year dedicated to consecrated life, religious men and women may rediscover the joy of following Christ and strive to serve the poor with zeal.