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We proudly announce that Deacon Michael Tippett was ordained on Saturday, September 10, 2022. Bishop Cotta presided over the ordination held at the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Stockton. May God bless Deacon Michael Tippett, his wife Jennie, and nine wonderful children. Deacon Mike Kubasek and I are honored to have Deacon Michael as part of our team here at Saint Patrick’s Parish. I also wish to congratulate Deacon Mike Kubasek on 15 years of service to the Lord and our Parish. May God bless him, his wife Pam, and their wonderful family. 

Please join us for Sunday Mass at St. Patrick's Church on weekdays at 8:00 am and on Sundays at 7:30 am, 9:00 am, and 11:00 am and 1:00 pm for Our Spanish Mass. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Saturday at 4:00 pm. 

In The Joy of Christ, Father Banka



When loss breaks your heart and challenges your faith...
You need a community who can help.

This 8-week Catholic Grief Group is designed to give you tools you can use to walk through your grief with faith and a caring community.

This Grief groups starts Thursday, September 8 through November 3, 10:00–11:30 am in St. Patrick’s classroom.

This will be a closed group after the first night. Each session builds on Grief and Mourning knowledge and provides coping skills.

Facilitator: Cathi Ruiz
Cathi has been with St. Patrick’s since 2016 and at All Saints Parish since 1996. Cathi is currently a hospice and hospital Chaplain for over 26 years. She has a master’s in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University in New Orleans. Cathi serves those in our community with grief, trauma, and mental Illness. Cathi counsels one-on-one and group sessions.

If you are interested in attending the group, please call Cathi at 209-768-1121

             WELCOME BACK to our 2022-23

Faith Formation Year!


Bishop Cotta is leading us in a new model for embracing and studying our faith this year! Since parents are the primary teachers of their children, he has asked all parishes to study, learn, and pray as families together. 


  • Moms and Dads, please join other parents with their children and teens for FAMILY NIGHTS on the 1st and 2nd Wednesdays. 

  • On the 3rd, 4th, and sometimes 5th Wednesdays, we will have small sessions for various age groups, including teens and adults.  


                                      Our first session begins:


Wednesday, September 7th  at 6:30 pm In the church with Parents, children, and teens together

 Please register ahead of this session, if possible.

  • Register online through the webpage -

  • Register in person - Wednesday, August 31 6:30-7:15pm In the hall 

  • Call the office 532-7139 for information


The Pastoral Council serves as an advisory council for the Pastor, providing thoughtful advice to the Pastor on all the practical matters of parish life. The Council assists the Pastor in articulating the vision for the parish through practical goals and objectives. It investigates pastoral matters, considers them, and then proposes practical conclusions to the Pastor. The scope of consideration of the Pastoral Council is pastoral matters (spiritual guidance). These may include everything that pertains to the pastor’s ministries of proclaiming God’s word, celebrating the sacraments, caring for the faithful, promoting the mission of the Church to the world, and being a good steward of parish resources.

The St. Patrick’s Pastoral Council meets every other month at 5:30 pm. In the weeks that follow, we will highlight one or more members of the Council, and let them tell you a little bit about themselves, and their hopes and vision for our Parish.

El Consejo Pastoral sirve como un consejo asesor para el Pastor, para dar consejos reflexivos sobre todos los asuntos prácticos de la vida parroquial. El Consejo ayuda al Pastor a explicar la visión para la parroquia y dar consejos a través de metas y objetivos prácticos. El Consejo investiga asuntos pastorales, los considera y luego propone conclusiones al pastor. La capacidad del consejo es considerar asuntos pastorales (guía espiritual). Puede incluir todo lo que pertenece al ministerio pastoral en proclamar la palabra de Dios, en celebrar los sacramentos, en cuidar a los fieles, en promover la misión de la iglesia al mundo, y en administrar bien los recursos de la parroquia.

El Consejo Pastoral se reúne los martes de cada dos meses a las 5:30 pm. En las semanas siguientes, vamos a presentar a uno o más miembros en el boletín para contarles un poco sobre ellos mismos y sus esperanzas y visiones para nuestra parroquia.

Please pray the Rosary for the unborn and their mothers.


 Altar Servers are needed. 

If your child has received First Holy Communion, will be in 3rd grade or higher in the fall, and would like to be trained to serve at Mass, we need you!

Contact: Kathy Casas at 209- 770-5987

Our beautiful little mission church on the hill. Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Big Oak Flat. Please join us every Saturday for Mass at 4:00 pm.

April 30, 2022. First Communion Blessings and Congratulations to Saint Patrick's First Communion class! May you all always know the peace of Jesus, the light of his love, and the joy of His life within you. Thanks, Sandy Pasby, for the Photos.

Congratulations and Blessings for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation on
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.

Welcome, we are blessed to have you. 

When Caring Hearts, Meet Willing Hands, Volunteers are Created. 

Today I want to thank volunteer David Hubbard. David spent many hours reinstalling and building a roof over our bulletin board, now located in front of the Parish Hall. His final touch was adding a large Parish logo. Please view the bulletin board for Parish events and news and thank Dave when you see him.

In the Peace of Christ,

Father 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

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Mass Schedule

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

Our Lady of Mt Carmel Mission Church 17700 Catholic Cemetery Rd. Big Oak Flat Ca 95305

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

Weekday Mass

8:00 am  St. Patrick's Church, Sonora

Saturday Mass

4:00 pm Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Sunday Masses

 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am  and Spanish Mass 1:00 pm

St. Patrick's Church,

 Church, Sonora

 Sunday Mass SUSPENDED  Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Confessions and Adoration

6:00-7:00 PM Every Wednesday at St. Patrick's Church Sonora