Sacraments

The sacraments are visible evidence of Jesus' love for us and his presence in our lives. Our celebration of these sacraments are a way for us to receive his grace.

Baptism
Baptism removes our original sin and brings us into a new birth in the Holy Spirit.

When to have your child baptized?
Canon law 867 states, "Parents are obliged to take care that infants are baptized in the first few weeks after birth."

The preparation class for the Sacrament of Baptism provides the necessary information for those in the parish community who have infants to be baptized. Classes are required for parents and godparents.
Per diocesan requirements, a birth certificate MUST be provided for those preparing to receive the Sacrament of Baptism.
*If your child needs or wants to be baptized and is over the age of 8, please call the parish office 208-888-1182

Prepare for baptism
We hold baptism classes on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm.
Registration is required—register by calling the parish office 208-888-1182

Reconciliation
We receive God's forgiveness through reconciliation and penance. 

Reconciliation times
Saturdays 3:30pm–4:45pm
Tuesdays 6:15pm
For appointments, contact the Parish Office 208-888-1182

Communion
When we receive the Holy Eucharist during Communion, we are nourishing our faith. Through the mystery of transubstantiation, Catholics believe in the Real Presence—the Eucharist is truly the body and blood of Christ.

Catholic children receive their First Holy Communion in the second grade, around age 8. They must be baptized Catholic to receive Communion.

Prepare for First Holy Communion (2nd grade)
Classes for receiving First Holy Communion begin in September and culminate in May with First Communion. 
Registration is required — deadline to register is October of the school year in which you would like your child to receive the Sacraments (October 2022 for May 2023 First Holy Communion).
Call our Parish Religious Education Program for more information 208-888-1182 x3022 or

Prepare for Sacramental Prep (3rd–5th grade)
Children in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades who are already baptized Catholic but who are needing preparation for these Sacraments may attend Sacramental Preparation Class on Tuesdays 6:30–7:30pm, or may choose to attend RCIC. Children in 6th grade and above needing these Sacraments must go through the RCIC program.
Call our Parish Religious Education Program for more information 208-888-1182 x3022 or

More information on our Parish Religious Education Program can be found HERE.

The Diocese of Boise requires parents of children preparing for First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion to attend a catechetical session for each of these Sacraments. 

Confirmation
In Confirmation we affirm our faith and seal our lives in Jesus. Confirmation typically takes place around 14 years old.

Prepare for Confirmation
Program info coming soon

Marriage
The unity of matrimony represents the unity of Jesus and his Church. 

When to start planning to be married in the Church
If you are planning to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage, please contact us at least a year in advance (or as soon as possible) of the intended date of your wedding. More information on weddings can be found HERE.
Make an appointment with Kathy Rayburn, Pastoral Associate of Liturgy 208-888-1182 x3011 or
Convalidations: make an appointment with Kathy a year in advance (or as soon as possible).

Anointing of the Sick
In Anointing we unite a sick person's suffering with the suffering of Jesus and bring about forgiveness of sins. It reminds us that God loves us and is always with us, gives us strength for the journey and absolves us of our sins. With Anointing, we are considered to be in a state of Grace, so should we pass away, Last Rites are unnecessary.

Those who are ill, elderly, facing difficulties, stress, divorce, depression, emotional distress, anticipating treatments or surgery are all invited to experience the healing presence of Christ in the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.

We have an Anointing Mass quarterly.
To schedule an Anointing, please contact Monique Kilroy, RN, Parish Nursing Director 208-888-1182 x3008 or

Vocations
A Vocation is answering God's call, through much prayer and discernment, to commit oneself to religious life.

The Church of Idaho supports the unique role of priests, deacons, and religious in their particular responsibilities to proclaim the good news and build the Kingdom of God. Leaders of the 21st century are among your family, friends, and acquaintances—it could even be you!

The Deacon and Lay Ministries Formation program for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise provides intellectual, spiritual, human, and pastoral formation to those individuals who have been identified by their pastors and parish leadership as having the gifts and the call from God to serve the people of God in Idaho in public ministry.

For more information about Vocations, contact the Diocese of Boise Vocations Office
 or https://idahovocations.com/