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

                   CLASSES HAVE ENDED FOR THIS YEAR!!!

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 July will be Peanut Butter, Jelly, Jello or pudding boxes.  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 July:

The month of July  is dedicated to the Precious Blood. The feast of the Precious Blood of our Lord was instituted in 1849 by Pius IX, but the devotion is as old as Christianity. The early Fathers say that the Church was born from the pierced side of Christ, and that the sacraments were brought forth through His Blood.

The Blood that coursed through the veins of Christ was a part of that Sacred Humanity made possible by the maternity of Mary, whose parents, St. Joachim and St. Anne are honored this month. (July 26). Our Lord's blood poured out on the Cross purchased our salvation, washed clean the robes of the martyrs, and gave birth to the Church as it flowed from his wounded side.

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

  • General:  Sports. That sports may always be occasions of human fraternity and growth.
  • Missionary:  Lay Missionaries.  That the Holy Spirit may support the work of the laity who proclaim the Gospel in the poorest countries.


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  

The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not the sharing of the Blood of Christ?