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. 

Sacred Heart Ladies Club - Fall Spaghetti Dinner
Please join us at this annual fundraiser on Saturday, October 25th at
6:00 pm (after the special 5 pm Mass at Sacred Heart).
Menu:  Spaghetti/Meat Sauce, Salad, Roll, Dessert and Beverage
Cost:  Adults-$12, Children 6-10-$6, Children 5 and under-Free
Deadline for registration:  Sunday, October 19th

Please mail your check to:  SHLC, P.O. Box 342, Ione, CA 95640
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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 October will be hot and/or cold cereals.  If you see something else on your grocery shopping trip to donate,  remember that any food products are very welcome.  

Our church donated a total of 104 pounds for the September.  Thanks for making a difference!

Sacred Heart News:

The month of October is  dedicated to the Holy Rosary.  The practice of dedicating the entire month of October to the Holy Rosary developed toward the end of the last century.   Pope Leo XIII strongly promoted the increase of devotion to the Blessed Mother by encouraging the constant use of the Rosary.  Beginning on September 1, 1883, he wrote a total of eleven enclyclicals on the Rosary ending in 1898.  We are currently celebrating the centennial of these papal encyclicals.  The Rosary, Pope Leo XIII declared, "is composed of two parts, distinct but inseparable — the meditation on the mysteries and the recitation of the prayers. It is thus a kind of prayer that requires not only some raising of the soul to God, but also a particular and explicit attention"

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

  • Peace. That the Lord may grant peace to those parts of the world most battered by war and violence.
  • World Mission Day.  That World Mission Day may rekindle in every believer zeal for carrying the Gospel into all the world.
  • 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