11511 Lake Hazel Road, Boise, Idaho 83709
Phone: 208-362-6584 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission Statement: Risen Christ Catholic Community is a parish dedicated to worship, education, service, and a communal life in response to God and the neighbor. Risen Christ, in union with the Diocese of Boise, is committed to the vision of Vatican Council II and the diversity of the Catholic experience.
Faith in Action
- Teach Me Your Ways, O Lord
In August, as summer wanes and many schools resume classes, time seems to disappear as schedules intensify. Saint Ignatius of Loyola developed a simple method of meditation known as the Daily Examen. This form of prayer encourages us to review each day and to recognize God as active in our daily lives. Follow these steps:
~ Set aside 10–15 minutes.
~ Quiet yourself and recall God's presence, thanking God for His love and asking the Holy Spirit for guidance.
~ Review your day, thanking God for the ways He blessed you this day.
~ Review your day again, thinking about the opportunities you had to use the gifts God has given to you, identifying the times you either did or didn't.
~ Thank God for the ways you grew closer to Him and ask forgiveness for the opportunites you missed or rejected.
~ Resolve to cooperate with God's grace in the days to come.
~ Conclude with the Lord's Prayer.
This article comes to you from Grace in Action (Our Sunday Visitor).
- Office Hours
The office is open Monday through Thursday, from 8AM-4PM.
- New Offertory Envelopes
~ The new packet of contribution envelopes that parishioners receive bi-monthly has been simplified.
~ The purpose of this change is to reduce the number of envelopes from several envelopes for each Sunday to only ONE envelope for each Sunday.
~ The ONE envelope for each Sunday is now marked as "Sunday Offering" and "Church Mortgage Reduction." (Church Mortgage Reduction on the new Sunday envelope stands for and replaces envelopes that were marked "Mortgage Reduction" and "Building Fund.")
~ Saint Vincent de Paul and diocesan special collection envelopes remain the same.
- Many Thanks!
There were smiles on our faces with the amazing turnout this year. The parish office, along with the parish picnic coordinator, Peggy McGee, would like to thank those who helped and participated in this year's picnic. A big thank you goes to Corie Pearce, Linda VanBuren, Ginny Pollock, Gary Pabalis, and the Knights of Columbus crew. Each of them headed committees with their own amazing volunteers. We had the talents of Yadira Pelayo and Andresa Goitiandia to help make our children's activities a success. The parish picnic went smoothly because of all of you! Deacon Don
- Bulletin Article Submissions
All bulletin articles must be submitted to the parish office by noon on Monday for inclusion in the next weekend's bulletin. Please submit articles, in writing, by bringing them to the office or emailing to email@example.com.
- Baptism Prep
Thursday, September 17, at 7:00PM. This class is for parishioners who wish to baptize their infant or child to age 6. Godparents are also encouraged to attend. To sign up for the class, call the parish office at 362-6584.
- Help Us Update Our Files
Have you had a change of mailing address, email, or phone number? If so, please contact the parish office at 362-6584 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Knights of Columbus Medical Equipment
If you or a loved one need medical equipment, the Knights have a variety to lend. Equipment donations are also gratefully accepted. For information, call Dale at 888-3782.
Youth Ministry, Grades 7 thru 12
- Senior High
Classes start September 27.
- Junior High
Classes start September 30.
Religious Ed, Pre-K thru Grade 6
Classes start September 13.
RCIC, Age 7 and Older
- Information and Classes
This program is for:
~ Youth age 7 and older who have not been baptized.
~ Youth age 7 and older who were baptized in another Christian tradition.
~ Youth age 9 and older who were baptized Catholic but have not received First Communion.
For information, contact Al Hidalgo, 789-1952.
Classes start Wednesday, September 16, 6:00 to 7:00PM.
- Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, September 27, after both Masses. Come and join your fellow parishioners and enjoy a delicious breakfast cooked by the Knights.
- Idaho Catholic Congress
Friday, September 18 at Saint John's Cathedral, and Saturday, September 19 at Bishop Kelly High School. Friday evening begins at 6:00PM and Saturday morning at 8:00AM. Come and enjoy keynote addresses from Bishop Peter Christensen and Professor Hosffman Ospino of Boston College. Choose from nearly 4 dozen workshops covering a wide range of applications toward life and ministry. To register, visit www.ShowMyEvent.com or call 342-1311.
- Engaging Spirituality
Thursday, September 24, at 7:00PM, in Hope Hall at Sacred Heart parish. Come and learn about this method of deepening your spirituality. Small groups of adult Christians explore the intersection between contemplative presence and social action as it is lived out in their own lives. For more information, contact Carol at 344-8311 or go to http://www.justfaith.orgprograms/engagingspirituality.html.
- Introduction to Centering Prayer
Friday, October 9, from 7:00 to 9:00PM, and Saturday, October 10, from 9:30 to 11:30 at Ascension Priory in Jerome, Idaho. The cost for the workshop is $35 and for the book, $15. Overnight accommodations and meals are available at the priory. For more information, or to register and arrange overnight accommodations, contact Ann Marie at 323-9251 no later than Wednesday, September 23.
- North American Shrines Pilgrimage
Sunday, October 11 through Saturday, October 17, in Stockbridge, MA. Pilgrims will attend the Divine Mercy Conference on October 12 at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy and will hear talks about healing the family tree through Divine Mercy devotion. For more information, contact Eva Pera at 888-7823.
- Rachel's Vineyard
Friday, November 6 through Sunday, November 8, at Nazareth Retreat Center. If you or someone you love has been wounded by abortion, this retreat offers healing. Participation is confidential and offers an opportunity to experience God's love and forgiveness. For more information, contact Gerry and Susan Guzman at 983-9797 or email@example.com. Space is limited, so don't delay.
- Holy Land Pilgrimage
Tuesday, November 17 through Monday, November 30. Join this Boise-led group with Father Mauricio Medina as spiritual guide. Jason and Veronica Childers have planned a tour from Nazareth to Jerusalem and Jericho, Capernaum to Cana, and Galilee to Masada, with many places in between. To make your reservations, contact 957-3332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.