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 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 September will be Rice, Beans, Pasta, Pasta Sauces and Ramen Noodles.  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 122 pounds for the months of July and August.  Thanks for making a difference!

Coming in September:
September 14 (Sunday) -
Classes begin for the Faith Formation Program for grades K-8.  Please call Maureen if you have any questions.  Registration may be done of the first day of class.  If you have not registered your child within the SKD parish, please bring a Baptismal Certificate with you.

September 18 (Thursday)  - Sacred Heart Leadership Committee Mtg.  6:00 pm in the Church Hall.  All parishioners are welcome to attend!
     
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Sacred Heart News:

The month of August:

 The month of August is traditionally dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The physical heart of Mary is venerated (and not adored as the Sacred Heart of Jesus is) because it is united to her person and is the seat of her love (especially for her divine Son), virtue, and inner life. Such devotion is an incentive to a similar love and virtue. On October 31, 1942, Pope Pius XII made a solemn Act of Consecration of the Church and the whole world to the Immaculate Heart. Let us remember this devotion year-round, but particularly through the month of August.

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

  • Refugees.  That refugees, forced by violence to abandon their homes, may find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights.
  • Oceania.  That Christians in Oceania may joyfully announce the faith to all the people of that region.


     

  • St. Katharine Drexel Parish:  Parish Center Update:

    Father,
    You prepared the heart of the Virgin Mary to be a fitting home for Your Holy Spirit. 
    By her prayers, may we become more worthy temples of Your glory.  Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

    Amen.

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

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