Stewardship: Caring for our Family, Caring for our Home As Christian stewards, we use the gifts God has given us in the practice of discipleship to nurture one another as members of the family of God.  During the month of September, we invite you to give consideration to your Stewardship of Time and Talent.  Time and Talent Surveys have been put in the pews listing the many opportunities we have to serve the Lord and His people at St. Mary’s.  Please prayerfully consider how you might devote your time and talents to the ministries of our parish this year as you complete your survey.  The survey can also be filled out online by clicking here.

St. Mary’s Adult Choir practice THIS MONDAY, September 17, 7-8:30pm. Whether you sing on stage or just in the shower, you are invited!!  The choir is a welcoming, joyful, spirit-filled group that rehearses on Monday nights from 7-8:30 in the choir loft with our new organ!  We sing once a month during the school year and for Christmas Eve and Easter.  Please contact Tina Anderson at 208-669-0089 or if you have any questions.  I hope to see you there!!

Seniors – It’s time to gather again.  Our next Wise Elder (Senior) Get-Together will be Monday, September 17 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm.  We will watch Bishop Barron’s NEW series The Mass.  Barron describes “the Mass as a great call and response between Christ, the head, and his mystical body”. Disc one explores ”A privileged encounter; Called out of the World; and God Speaks Our Story”. There will be time for discussion as we enjoy our coffee, tea and cookies.  Our bus will be available for anyone who needs a ride, so please call 882-4813 to be picked up. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Monday, September 17 at 1 pm.  Hope you can come!

Adult Faith Formation Starts This Month  Please join your fellow parishioners as we explore and renew our faith. Various courses are being considered, which use online videos and a workbook to help guide our conversation; the cost is under $25 for most courses. Topics being considered include 1)The Bible Timeline; 2)Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible; 3)Fulfilled: Unlocking the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism; and 4) A Biblical Walk Through the Mass. Times and dates for meetings this Fall will be decided by those who select the course. For more information, attend our one and only planning meeting on Tuesday, September 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the Family Center.

Catholic Women’s League Meeting & Potluck: All women of the parish are invited to attend the St. Mary’s Catholic Women’s League Fall Meeting and Potluck on Tuesday, September 25th, 6:30pm at the parish center. Please bring a friend and your favorite food to share as we kick off the beginning of another year of service to our parish and community. We hope to see you all there!

Thinking About Becoming Catholic?  Or do you know someone who would like to know more about our faith? St. Mary’s Inquiry classes have started, but it is not too late to join us. We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in the Parish Center. If you know of someone who is searching, ask them to come and see what we are about or call the office with their name and one of the team members will invite them. For more info contact the Parish Office @ 882-4813.