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 email@example.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
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 wholesomethought 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:
St. Katharine Drexel Parish: Parish Center:
Katharine Drexel Parish Center:
Office Hours: 9:am -- 4:30 pm
Days of Operation: Monday -- Friday