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.
- One Family's Holiday Tradition
Every Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter morning, Shawn's parents would load their three sons into the family car and head to a soup kitchen that was open on holidays. Shawn and his brothers would help out by putting napkins and flatware on the tables, then a hot meal would be served and gifts distributed to the patrons.
On the first day back from Christmas break one year during middle school, Shawn's teacher asked the class what they had done over the holidays. "We went to the soup kitchen in the morning and then we came home and celebrated," Shawn told his class. An awkward silence followed. Shawn could tell that kids around the room were staring at him. "...that was the first time it occurred to me that this was not the way most of my friends spent their Christmases," Shawn remembers. "One of my favorite parts about serving was that it wasn't a big deal. My parents really did a good job of integrating it into our holiday traditions. It was just something we did."
God calls all of us to bring his love to a wounded world. In the Gospel of John's Last Supper account, Jesus washes the feet of his disciples and then tells them to do likewise. In a similar way, the love of God at work in our families is meant to extend outward—especially to those who are poor and vulnerable.
Tip for Daily Living
Plan a time that your family can participate in service to your community.
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- Office Closed
November: The office is closed at noon on Wednesday, November 25 and all day Thursday, November 26.
- Office Hours
The office is open Monday through Thursday, from 8:00AM–4:00PM.
- Advent Reflection Books
Advent Reflection Books are available on the counter in the narthex. Suggested donation is $1.
- Thanksgiving Food Box Project
What a success! Thanks to so many volunteers for weekend signups, box recipient signups, and those who helped collect and distribute the boxes on a cold, windy Sunday. Thanks also to our generous Risen Christ families for helping to make this Thanksgiving a real celebration for those in need.
- Book of Names
During the month of November, Catholics traditionally remember and give thanksgiving for those who have died. Add the names of your dearly departed to our parish Book of Names, which will be located throughout the month in the "shrine" area of the church, near the piano and musicians.
- Giving Tree
The Giving Tree will be up in the narthex the weekends of December 5/6 and 12/13 with tags describing particular gifts or donations. Securely attach gift tags to wrapped gifts. Put donation tags with your check made payable to Risen Christ in an envelope and place the envelope in the collection basket. Return your gifts and donations no later than the weekend of December 19/20. Gifts will be distributed to families in need at Risen Christ and the surrounding area, Catholic Charities, Corpus Christi House, Birthright of Idaho, Catholic Relief Services, and Heifer International.
- The Light is ON for You
Wednesday, December 2, 9, and 16, from 5:00 to 7:00PM. Each Catholic parish in Idaho, including Risen Christ, will schedule the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Wednesdays during Advent.
- Baptism Prep
Thursday, December 3, at 7:00PM. This class is for parents who wish to celebrate the sacrament of baptism for an infant or child up to age 6. Godparents are also invited to attend. To register, call the parish office at 362-6584.
- Bible Study: Gospel of Mark
~ Morning Session
Thursday mornings at 9:30AM. For more information, call Cathy Yoder at 890-1676.
~ Evening Session
Monday evenings at 7:00PM. For more information, call Jim Scherer at 362-5607.
- Saint Vincent's Needs Donations
Our Saint Vincent de Paul ministry needs donations of diapers, toiletries, toilet tissue, dishwasher detergent, and laundry soap. Leave your donations in the Food Pantry Cart in the parish Social Hall to help those in need.
- 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 email@example.com.
- 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.
Religious Ed, Pre-K thru Grade 6
~ 29, Noon–4:00PM, Reconciliation Retreat
~ 6, Noon–1:00PM
Youth Ministry, Grades 7 thru 12
- Senior High
~ 29, Grades 9–12, 4:00–5:30PM
~ 6, Grades 9–12, 4:00–5:30PM
- Junior High
~ 2, Grades 7–8, 6:00–7:30PM
~ 9, Grades 7–8, 6:00–7:30PM
RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children)
- 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.
~ 2, 6:00–7:00PM
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
- Information and Classes
If you, or someone you know, would like to become a full, participating member of the Catholic Church, we invite you to attend classes on Tuesday evenings at Risen Christ.
Adult Education Opportunities
~ Tuesday, December 1. Lou Aaron presents "Last Things: Death, Judgement, Purgatory, Heaven, Hell."
~ Tuesday, December 8. Sandy Kurka presents "Liturgy: Symbols, Calendar, Seasons, Advent Refelction."
~ Tuesday, December 15. Santiago Robles presents "Church History Overview."
~ Tuesday, December 22. No class, Christmas break.
- Joseph Lustig
Joseph Lustig hails from Cottonwood, Idaho, where his family farms wheat and runs cattle. From an early age, as a Camas Prairie native, Joseph has attributed his priestly vocation to our Lord Jesus Christ, his family and the dedicated community of that area. Joseph attended grade school and high school in Cottonwood at Summit Academy, a private Catholic academy, and subsequently received his Bachelor of Arts in Classics, Early Christian Literature, and Philosophy at Ave Maria University, Florida. Afterwards, he began formation and theological studies with his beloved Dioecesis Xylopolitana (i.e. Diocese of Boise) at Mt. Angel Seminary, Oregon. Joseph is currently on a pastoral internship, learning the Spanish language for three months in Morelia, Michoacán, México and serving in the Little Flower Parish in Burley, Idaho for eight months. In his future ministry to the faithful of the Diocese of Boise (Summer 2018), Joseph eagerly looks forward to spreading his ardent love for the Sacred Liturgy and to mediating God's mercy in the Holy Sacraments.
- Blood Drive
Monday, December 28. Your donation might help save a life.
- Parish Dinner Party
Saturday, January 30, 2016. Stay tuned for details!
- Job Posting at Saint John's Cathedral
Pastoral Associate for Ministry. Saint John's Cathedral is seeking a highly motivated, faith-filled, and energetic individual. This position reports to the Rector and fulfills duties in organizational leadership, ministry development, pastoral planning, administration, and project management. For a full job description, position requirements, and application information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Job Postings at Catholic Charities
~ Parish Social Ministry Coordinator. Location: Catholic Charities of Idaho, Boise Administrative Office. This position promotes and supports local Catholic parishes in the development of social justice and service ministries and apostolates. The coordinator will work with parish and pastoral staff to help facilitate Catholic faith formation activities specific to Catholic social teaching and the fostering of works of charity and justice. The coordinator will also support the public policy initiatives and priorities of the Diocese of Boise and CCI.
~ Idaho Falls: Citizenship & Immigration Caseworker. Location: Catholic Charities of Idaho, Idaho Falls. Working under the supervision of the Regional Director in Idaho Falls, the position will directly assist clients in evaluating their current immigration situation and professionally and accurately preparing immigration documents and submission packets. The position will be responsible for direct and indirect client casework, case management, outreach, training, and research. The position will also provide oversight of adult education services. Commitment to Catholic social mission is essential. Fluent bilingual (Spanish and English) speaking and writing skills required. B.A./B.S. and knowledge of immigration procedures and laws preferred.
~ For more information or to apply, go to http://ccidaho.org/about/employment.
- Job Posting at the Diocese
Part Time Administrative Assistant, Office of Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Diocesan Pastoral Center, Boise. This position reports directly to the Superintendent of Catholic Schools in support of the fourteen Catholic schools in Idaho. For a full job description or to apply, go to https://www.catholicidaho.org/Employment.
- Capstone Mission Trip
Saturday, January 2 through Saturday, January 9, 2016. Capstone is looking for volunteers for their next mission trip to Tijuana, Mexico. Consider sharing your time and talent to help improve the lives of young children who, through no fault of their own, have been orphaned. Your life will never be the same! The $450 mission fee covers almost all expenses, including transportation, accommodations, and most of your food. A portion of each fee is used toward purchasing building supplies for the orphanage. For more information or to sign up, contact Deb Miciak at 208-308-3296 or email@example.com.
- Bishop Kelly Pasta Festa
Sunday, January 10, from 4:00 to 7:00PM. Enjoy Louie's famous pasta dinner and support your local Catholic high school. There will be featured entertainment and a raffle to win an iPad or a 5-liter bottle of wine. The cost is $50/family (up to 6), $10/person (adult), $8/seniors and children 6–10, and children under 6 are free.