Name of Church St. Katharine Drexel

Address 11361 Prospect Drive, Martell, CA (mailing address: 11361 Prospect Drive, Jackson CA 95642)

Phone number (209) 223-2970


Mass times Saturday vigil 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m., 2 p.m. (Spanish)  Monday, 8 a.m., Tuesday, 6 p.m., Thursday, 8 a.m., Friday, 7 a.m.  St. Katharine Drexel Parish is made up of seven churches in Amador County (“gold country,” with parishes dating back to the 1800s as towns developed around the mining industry, visit for locations), consolidated into St. Katharine Drexel in 2011 because there are not enough priests to assign to each of the small churches.  Check the website for times of Masses in nearby churches.

Confessions Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., Thursdays, 7:30 a.m., Fridays, 7:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m., Saturdays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. and Sundays, 1:30 p.m.

Names of priests Fr. Colin Wen, pastor.  Fr. Thomas Relihan, pastor emeritus.  Fr. Wen is a fine young, orthodox priest, originally from Palo Alto and ordained in 2013.  He came to St. Katharine Drexel in 2017.  Listen to him on his YouTube Channel:  Fr. Relihan is a 96-year-old retiree, ordained a priest in Ireland in 1947.

School No.

Parish groups Men’s and Women’s Ministries, Life Ministry, Faith Formation for children, Youth and Young Adults Ministry, adoration, rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet (see the online parish bulletin for times), St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Pat’s Pantry, Catholic in Recovery group.

Parking Ample parking around the church. 

Cry room No.

Additional observations  The Martell-Jackson area is a small rural community in the Diocese of Sacramento; St. Katharine is a new parish, with the new building being dedicated in 2013.  It serves some 1,400 families in beautiful country which once drew large numbers of settlers due to the California Gold Rush.