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Breaking Parish News!

Friday, July 30, 2021


Please view Bishop Cotta’s updated mask requirements. They are also posted on the Diocese of Stockton’s website at www.stocktondiocese.org.


Father Banka sends his prayers to everyone and prays for rain to come to California as he experiences

his third day of an India Monsoon. 


Our Parish Annual Picnic date has been set!
Sunday, September 12
at Pinecrest Lake

Forest Lake
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A wonderful weekend here at St. Patrick’s Parish celebrating the Feast of St. Anne and St. Joachim at our beautiful Historic St Anne’s Catholic Church in Columbia. Thank you to Bishop Cotta for celebrating Mass and joining us for brunch.

A HUGE thank you to Marica Watts and her team of super volunteers that work so hard each year to make this event a success. 

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Thank Sandy Pasby for the great photos

Once again, we are blessed with Father John Fitzgerald while Father Banka travels to India.
Thank You Father John...


“Our faith becomes stronger as we express it;
a growing faith is a sharing faith.”


Thank you for joining us for our first Meet and Great Ministry Day.

The incredible success of our first Meet and Greet Ministry Day is a reflection of the ever-increasing faith, dedication, and enthusiasm of the 

St. Patrick’s Parish Volunteer Ministry teams. 

Eighteen different ministries decorated their tables to showcase their ministry, answered questions,provided handouts and a warm welcome to all the parishioners.


A big thank you to the ministry teams that work so hard to keep our parish thriving 

and a huge welcome to all the volunteers who signed up to join a ministry team.

May God Bless you all.

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We are back in the Church!!!


What a special Fourth of July Mass at Saint Patrick's Church Sonora.

Father Banka and Deacon Mike welcomed parishioners, Father Sam and Father John back into the church after months outside and in the hall. Father Sam did a special blessing of the entrance to the church. Father Banka presented Father Sam and Father John with a handmade cross from the old doors.  Everyone enjoyed ice cream and cupcakes afterwards.



Thank You to everyone that worked so hard to make the Christmas Fair
in June a Success!


Three of our super volunteers.

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“Thank you!” David Hubbard, Aaric Pingree, and Stan Dragun, for all your many volunteer hours and hard work here at the Parish!

What are some of the things these three Super Volunteers did:
Replaced the stairs at the Steinmetz House.
Trimmed trees.
Removed, repaired, and returned the stained glass window to the church.
Repaired and painted the vestibule.
 brush from the lower parking lot. (Over 20 yards of vegetation cut and removed by hand. Then picked up by a local tree company).

If you have called the office or stopped by lately, you may have noticed a new team member.  We are blessed to introduce Nancy Roe as our new Administrative Assistant.
Please help us welcome her! 

Office Hours :
Monday through Thursday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Closed for lunch 1230 PM to 1:00 PM


St. Patrick’s Parish joyfully welcomes you.

We hope that 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 want 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


Please Pray for India

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Hello, St. Patrick’s faith family and friends. During this ever-changing coronavirus, Father Yesobu Banka’s leadership continues to be inspiring, encouraging, and hopeful as he serves the Lord here in Sonora, California. However, the coronavirus continues to take many lives and cause great suffering in his home country of India. Let’s Pray with Father Banka as he sings to the Lord in his native language of Telugu. “Lord, please come to save our country and save our humanity. Without You, how can we fight corona? And, how can we wipe our tears of loss if You are not with us? How can we live our life if You are not journeying with us? And, how do we fight and win corona if You are not strengthening us? Come, come and be with us to fight corona. Come and save our country and humanity.”



Kary Hubbard, Communications Coordinator 


God Bless you,

Father Banka and Deacon Mike


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Mary's Garden at St. Patrick's Parish is a peaceful place to pray outdoors.

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In 2020 we had the Enthronement of the
Blessed Virgin Mary at
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Sonora.
Please visit our spiritual garden. This year our Garden has become a popular spot for photos. 

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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 11700 Catholic Cemetery Rd. Big Oak Flat Ca 95305

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

For all Masses: 

Wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. 

Weekday Mass

8:00 am  St. Patrick's Hall, Sonora

Saturday Mass

4:00 pm Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Sunday Masses

 7:30 am 9:00 am, and 11:00 am  St. Patrick's Church,

 Church, 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

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Closed from 12:30 to 1:00 for Lunch

Mailing Address:
116 Bradford St Sonora, CA 95370
Phone: 209.532.7139
Fax: 209.532.817.8879
Email: StPatsSonora.org

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