Welcome, we are blessed to have you.

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On behalf of St. Patrick’s Parish, I joyfully welcome you. Our hope is all who come to St. Patrick’s will know the love of Christ. By God’s mercy, and the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and our patron St. Patrick, you will truly encounter the risen Lord and experience the Joy of the Gospel.


If you would like more information about our parish, please view more of our website or feel free to contact us. If you are new to the area, we encourage you to request a new member packet. I would like to meet all of you. I am available for appointments.


Please call me at (209) 532-7139 ext. 112 or email frbanka@stpatssonora.org. God bless.

    In Christ, Fr. Yesobu Banka, Parish Administrator

Dioceses Across USA Participating in Nationwide Prayer Vigil for Life

Catholics across the country are encouraged to observe a nationwide prayer vigil from Thursday, January 28 to Friday, January 29, 2021 marking the 48th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions legalizing abortion through nine months of pregnancy.

The live television broadcasts on January 28 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. and on January 29 from 8:00-9:00 a.m. will be provided by the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) and will also be available via live-stream on the Basilica’s website. Live-streaming information for the overnight bishop-led holy hours from various dioceses will be provided on the USCCB’s website. Join the 9 Days for Life Novena, praying to protect human life, January 21-29. 

To receive the prayers and reflections sign up here.

Please click on Bishop Cotta to read his uplifting reflection for

January 2021 


Our Outdoor Covid-19 Masses are beautiful, extra special and yes cold.  

Beautiful outdoor Mass at Our Lady Mount Carmel Mission Church,
Big Oak Flat, CA

Joyful Third Sunday of Advent...

Our Blessings Continue on this special Gaudete Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent as we participated in the Mass while listening to 106.7 FM on our radio and Father Banka brought Jesus to us in our cars, all the while enjoying the blessing of the much needed rain.

This seven second video tells the story best.  As it rained and the video was being taken outside of the truck, you can hear Father Banka very well.
To have Joy we must put Jesus first,
others second and oursleves last.
...Father Banka...

Pictures of the Enthronement of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Sonora.

December 8, 2020


Be happy, be safe and have faith.

Blessings, Father Banka

Click here for Bishop Cotta's update after yesterday's address from the governor. Per a letter sent out by the State of California -  Health and Human Services Agency, Worship and political expression are permitted outdoors, consistent with existing guidance for those activities. 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 


Please keep all our leaders both spiritual and civil in your prayers to make good and wise decisions for the good and safety of us all. We also pray that we soon will be allowed to resume mass indoors. 

Please find the letter below that Bishop Cotta has addressed to the local health leaders. Let’s stay positive and hold our hope for good and positive news. 



Fr. Banka

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Our Churches

St. Patrick's Church, 

Our Lady of Mt Carmel Mission Church,

Historic St. Annes Church 

St. Francis Xavier Church




Mass Schedule

St. Patrick's Church 127 Jackson St. Sonora Ca 95370

Our Lady of Mt Carmel Mission Church 11700 Catholic Cemetery Rd. Big Oak Flat Ca 95305

Historic St. Anne's Church 22519 Church Ln. Columbia Ca 95310 

For all Masses 

Bring your own chair, wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. 

Weekday Mass

12:00 noon  St. Patrick's Church front yard, Sonora

Saturday Mass

3:00 pm Our Lady of Mt. Carmel



Sunday Masses

 9:00 am and 11:00 am  St. Patrick's Church,

lower hall parking lot, Sonora

 Sunday Mass SUSPENDED   Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Spanish Mass SUSPENDED  St. Patrick's, Sonora


Confessions By Appointment 

Please call the Parish Office to make an appointment



St. Patrick's Catholic Parish Office

Mailing Address:

116 Bradford St Sonora, CA 95370

Phone: 209.532.7139

Fax: 209.532.817.8879

Email: StPatsSonora.org

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