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St. Patrick’s Parish joyfully welcomes you.

I want to meet all of you, and I am available for appointments. 


Please call me at (209) 532-7139 ext: 112 or email God bless.

In Christ, Fr. Yesobu Banka, 

Parish Administrator

Thank you, Fr. Alex Pacheco, for the lovely Masses today at Saint Patrick Parish, and God Bless your charity.
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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.

Jen Norton is an award-winning California artist with a family history in Tuolumne County. She paints colorful stories of love and home, inspired by her Catholic Faith. Thank you, Jen, for letting St. Patrick's Parish share your work, and please join us for Mass the next time you visit.  Mass is Saturday 4:00 pm at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Big Oak Flat, and Sunday Masses 7:30 am, 9:00 am, and 11:00 am at St. Patrick's Church, Sonora, and Spanish Mass 1:00 pm, St. Patrick's Church, Sonora. Jen Norton Art Studio

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.


Please Join Us...

for 3 exciting Saturday Evenings!

  St. Patrick’s Catholic Church 


for all ages

July 16, 23, & 30th



July 16th - Catholic Movie Night

“Patrick: Brave Shepherd of the Emerald Isle"

Movie on the GIANT Screen 

Bring your beach chairs, bean bags, or other comfy seating

We’ll be serving popcorn, sodas, and cookies 

Simplified potluck dinner: Bring your own bag dinner!


July 23rd - Catholic Game Night

Catholic Trivia & Catholic Pictionary

Simplified potluck dinner: Finger Foods and Dessert Night

Ideas: finger sandwiches, crockpot meatballs, cheese cubes 

    Google: “finger foods for parties” for more ideas

    Don’t forget the dessert!!


July 30th - Catholic Treasure Hunt

         Teams search for, and locate or gather, specific catholic items in various rooms of the hall, Steinmetz House, & church

We all help each other to make sure everyone wins!

Simplified potluck dinner: Mexican Dinner Night

     Bring a Mexican food dish and dessert to share.

Call Kathy for questions 209-532-7139

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.
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Father Banka was Ordained on April 20, 2005.

Thank you, Father Sunder, Father Sleevaraj, Father E. Suresh, Father Yesupadam, and Father S. Suresh for a wonderful Mass in honor of Father Banka.

A Special Thank You to everyone from our Mountain top Church, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Big Oak Flat, to St. Patrick’s Church overlooking the City of Sonora, to Historic St. Anne’s Church in Columbia for working so hard for Jesus during this Lenten Season.
In the Joy of Christ, Father Banka

Welcome, we are blessed to have you. 

Monday, July 4 ~ Independence Day

Instead of the usual Monday communion service, we

will celebrate Mass at 8:00 am, St. Patrick’s Church

Saturday, July 16 ~ Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Saturday, July 16 ~ YLI Lunch & Bunco, 11:30—3:00 pm

Summer Family Camp, 5:00 pm

St. Patrick’s Parish Hall

Tuesday, July 26 ~ 8:00 am Mass for the Feast of
Saint's. Anne & Joachim at St. Anne’s in Columbia

*No 8:00 am Mass at St. Patrick’s on Tuesday July 26*

Friday, August 5 ~ First Friday, Mass 8:00 am
Adoration 8:30 - 3:30, St. Patrick’s Church

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