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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.

             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


Friday Night Basketball at the Church of Presentation in Stockton! The Priests from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Stockton (starring our Father Banka #8) took on the Seminarians from Diocese of Stockton Vocations. It was an exciting game, with the Seminarians winning 31 to 32.


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.


Imagine you’re sitting with your friend Jesus in a local coffee shop today asking Him about how to pray. You have so many needs, so many distractions… Sometimes you just can’t handle it all. Using modern American English, he might offer you prayer advice like this:

Start with a “Hello” to Our (shared) Father, Creator of all, who is above, beyond and through this visible world. Tell Him you revere and respect His great name above all and will only use it with loving intent.

Ask Him to let the work you do bring His kingdom to earth, and not be a futile attempt to try and craft your desires into His plan.

Ask Him for what you and your community or family need just for today, no more and no less (and to be grateful for it);

Ask Him to help you forgive, so you also can receive His forgiveness. No one’s perfect, and sometimes we need His help to see that.

Ask him to provide strength to recognize the things, situations, or people that tempt us away from His will and help us to walk away from them and toward His light.

Finish with your statement of belief and surrender to His will.

But Jesus spoke the words of the Lord’s Prayer, or the “Our Father” in my Catholic tradition, long ago to His disciples on a mountainside in more poetic language, perhaps to allow us to ponder and reflect on the words from different angles and cultural backgrounds over the course of our lives.

So, imagine you’re under an olive tree, along the Sea of Galilee. You are sitting with Jesus one morning while the fishing boats go by and the sun is rising, wondering, “How should I pray?” And in the whisper of the breeze, under the shady branches, on the banks beside the cool waters, your friend Jesus shares with you the answer to your question:

Our Father
Who Art in Heaven
Hallowed be Thy Name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day, our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

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.
 Jen Norton Art Studio
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. 

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