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February 2015 Announcement
We are pleased to welcome Father John Worster as the new Pastor of St. Mary's Parish.
Details will be announced in the near future but Father Faucher wanted to give us a glimpse of our new Pastor. The following is a link to a video interview that was given by him at his previous Parish in Pocatello, Idaho.
Click here for the Video
5:00 p.m. English
7:00 p.m. Spanish
8:30 a.m., English
10:45 a.m., English
12:45 p.m., Spanish
Daily Mass/Communion Service
Service 8:30 a.m.
(Rosary at 7:50 a.m. in Cry Room)
Saturday: 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
(and by appointment)
Welcome to the website for Saint Mary’s Parish, Boise, Idaho. Saint Mary’s is a truly great and vibrant community of faith-filled men, women, and children. I have the great honor of both growing up in Saint Mary’s Parish and now being the pastor.
Saint Mary’s was founded in 1937 as the city of Boise began to grow too large for just the cathedral parish. Bishop Edward J. Kelly, then the Bishop of Boise, was criticized for making it so far out of town, bordering on 28th Street, the city limits. It was then, and still is, a big parish geographically, taking in much of the “north end” of Boise, as well as all of Garden City.
Saint Mary’s is a vibrant multi-cultural parish with a community of people from incredibly diverse backgrounds and places of origin. In addition to those who have been here from the beginning of the parish, or been part of the community for many years, we have parishioners born in almost every state and dozens of foreign countries. About a third of the parish speaks Spanish and celebrates the liturgy in Spanish.
Saint Mary’s has always had a great devotion for the poor, probably because Saint Mary’s has never been a wealthy parish. One of the two great jewels in the crown of Saint Mary’s is the Parish Food Bank, which distributes tons and tons of food to those in need every year. Last year we had over 6,000 hours of volunteer time devoted to the Food Bank, and helped feed over 21,000 people.
The other crown jewel is Saint Mary’s school (of which I am a proud graduate). Since 1948 Saint Mary’s School has provided exceptional education in the context of a warm and caring Catholic environment. It has a growing list of awards and special programs, and boasts a totally up-to-date technology department while retaining its total and true Catholic heritage.
These are busy times at Saint Mary’s as we continue to savor our newly renovated and expanded church building, now graced with world-famous art. Our future is going to be very good, filled with the grace and goodness of God.
Fr. Tom Faucher, Pastor
Our Lady Of Kibeho
has asked us to pray The Rosary of the Seven Sorrows.
Click here to find out how!