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. 

Sacred Heart Ladies Club - General Mtg & Pot Luck
You are invited to the next ladies club General Meeting which will feature:  Pot Luck Dinner, Ornament Exchange, and Pampered Chef presentation.  If you can attend, please call Maryanne to let her know what food item you will be bringing.  Also, the ornament should be new, wrapped and spending no more than $10.  Hope to see you there!
Date:  December 10
Time:  6 pm
Place: Sacred Heart Church Hall  
                         
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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 December will be Cake Mixes, Frostings, Cookie Mixes, etc  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 December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, which is celebrated on December 8. The first 24 days of December fall during the liturgical season known as Advent and are represented by the liturgical color purple. The remaining days of December mark the beginning of the Christmas season. The liturgical color changes to white or gold — a symbol of joy, purity and innocence.

The liturgy of Advent focuses on remembering Christ's first coming at Bethlehem which then directs our mind to Christ's Second Coming at the end of time. The readings focus on the people of the Old Testament awaiting the Messiah, John the Baptist, heralding the way for Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary and her maternal preparations.

 

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

  • Christmas, hope for humanity. That the birth of the Redeemer may bring peace and hope to all people of good will.
  • Parents.  That parents may be true evangelizers, passing on to their children the precious gift of faith.

     

  • 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  

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