11511 Lake Hazel Road, Boise, Idaho 83709
Phone: 208-362-6584 Email: email@example.com
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.
Random Stewardship Ideas
- Abstain from something you likeómeat, a latte, or a cold drink on Fridays and save the money for a charity.
- Take your rosary with you for an early morning walk.
- Recycle more.
Faith in Action
- Nururing the Good Soil of Faith
Carolina was a baby when her parents moved to the town that became her home. They knew no one, had little worldly possessions, and had placed all their hopes for their family in the move that took them to their new location more than 18 years ago. What her parents had in abundance was faith: faith in God's providential care, faith that all would be well, faith which they shared in words and actions with Carolina and her brother, Eduardo.
Now, Carolina prepared to move to a new city, to begin college studies, but not without a sense of gratitude for the seeds of faith, which her parents had nurtured throughout her childhood and teen years. She realized that it had taken much careful planning to make sure she and Eduardo participated in religious education at their parish. They celebrated special feasts at home, and marked sacramental moments with great appreciation.
As a young adult, Carolina understands now that there were surely moments when her parents wondered if they were making the right choices for her family, but they always taught their children to hold firm in trust that God will provide. Once settled into their new life, they had been quick to find ways to reach out to those whose livelihood was less certain.
She had learned from her parents that there is always something for which to be grateful, and that giving to others is the appropriate response to the compassion and care people so freely shared with them. Carolina's parents are good stewards of the responsibility of raising their children, tending and nurturing the good soil of faith, which is still their most precious gift.
Who planted the seeds of faith within you?
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- Office Hours
The office is open Monday through Thursday, from 8AM-4PM.
- New Offertory Envelopes
The parish has switched envelope providers to Our Sunday Visitor. In August, parishioners will recieve new envelopes for September.
- Saint Vincent de Paul (SVdP)
Requested donations: diapers, toiletries, toilet tissue, dishwasher detergent, and laundry soap. Products brought to Risen Christ are distributed to those in need through the parish SVdP ministry. Leave items in the Food Pantry Cart in the Social Hall.
- Liturgical Ministers Needed
We are in need of more Extraordinary (Eucharistic) Ministers, Lectors, Greeters, and Altar Servers. Please prayerfully consider how you might contribute toward these ministries and contact the parish office to volunteer. Thank you for sharing your gifts with our Risen Christ community.
- 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
Stay tuned for classes after summer break.
Religious Ed, Pre-K thru Grade 6
Stay tuned for classes after summer break.
- Blood Drive
Monday, August 10, from 1:00 to 5:00PM, in the Social Hall. The American Red Cross needs people like you to help save lives. One donation can help save more than one life. Call Ann Blanton at 362-6005 to schedule an appointment.
- Parish Picnic
Sunday, August 23, after the 10:30 Mass. Come and enjoy some good food and the company of good friends. We need volunteers to help set up, clean up, serve, and assist with children's games. Contact Peggy McGee to offer help: 484-1150 or email@example.com.
- Catholic Charities of Idaho (CCI)
Did you know that CCI offers affordable individual mental health counseling as well as couples counseling services? Visit the website at ccidaho.org or call 350-7497 to make an appointment.
- Diocese of Boise Job Postings
~ Administrative Assistant: This person supports the offices of Chancellor and Prison Ministries. The position is part-time, at 25 hours per week. Applicants must possess excellent computer and typing skills, be highly detail oriented, able to prioritize and multi-task effectively, able to deal appropriately with difficult and confidential information, and strongly motivated to work at a fast pace. Bi-lingual skills are helpful. For this position, contact Caroline Wickham for an application packet: firstname.lastname@example.org or 342-1311. Deadline for applications is July 31.
~ Superintendent of Catholic Schools: The successful candidate leads by personal witness to the Catholic faith and exhibits passion and compassion in articulating and supporting the mission of the diocese, especially in the areas of "calling each school/parish to conversion and to joyful sharing of the Good News by word and deed; and nurturing/supporting vital faith communities." Applicants should be accomplished educational leaders, spiritual role models, excellent communicators, and consummate educators.
~ Information Technology Technician: This position works at the Diocesan Pastoral Center and supports various customers in the Boise area. Candidates should understand Microsoft and Apple products and software, and be able to administer and maintain computers, servers, email accounts, and print servers. Applicants should also have a working knowledge of networking.
~ Applications and full job descriptions for the IT and Superintendent positions are available at www.catholicidaho.org/Employment.
- Bishop Kelly Job Posting
Development Coordinator: The coordinator reports to the Director of Development. This job is considered a full-time position, with 30 hours a week, MĖF, 9:00AM to 3:00PM. Some nights and weekends will also be required. Benefits and tuition apply. For a complete job description and application instructions, go to http://www.bk.org/about-bk/employment/.
- Men's Silent Retreat at Nazareth
Friday, August 28 at 6:00PM through Sunday, August 30 at noon, at Nazareth Retreat Center. Fr. Sy (Cee) Nguyen will lead participants in the theme "My Yoke is Easy and My Burden Light." A registration fee of $95 covers meals only and $175 includes room and board. Register by July 1 on the retreat website www.nazarethretreatcenter.org or call 375-2932.
- Gate of Grace Open House/Fundraiser
Saturday, August 29, from 5:00PM to 9:00PM, 9250 W Teakwood Dr, Boise ID 83709-1550. You are invited to come and be part of the success and fulfillment of Gate of Grace, a maternity home dedicated to providing shelter for unwed mothers who wish to keep their babies. The opening prayer and blessing of the home will be provided by Bishop Peter Christensen. For a $20 donation per person, come and enjoy the open house, silent auction, and dinner. Music is provided by international Christian vocalist Jaime Thietten. If you would like to reserve a spot or want to make a donation to the auction, contact Maria Gamboa at 310-991-3018 or email@example.com. RSVP by July 31.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.