The Holy Apostles Council of Catholic Women is an organization of women who, in association with the Idaho CCW and the National CCW, promote the spiritual and material well-being of the Church both locally and universally. The meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month, September through May, beginning with Mass at 6:30pm. To learn more about this ministry attend the potluck membership drive meeting held each October. All ladies of the parish are welcome and encouraged to attend at anytime during the year. The CCW group also coordinates the Funeral Luncheons for the parish.
Contact: Phyliss Bonocore, President | email@example.com
Knights of Columbus Council 11548 serves Holy Apostles Parish. Meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. The Knights of Columbus was established in 1882 to provide a means by which Catholic men could support the Catholic Church, provide financial protection to protect their families, and engage in works of charity to benefit the less fortunate. Today, its nearly 1.8 million members make up the largest Catholic lay organization in the world, and last year Knights donated more than $150 million and volunteered 68 million hours of their time to charity. From helping children in need to providing wheelchairs for the physically disabled and support for the intellectually handicapped, and helping to stock food banks, the Knights has been at the service of the communities in which we live and the needy around the world for more than 127 years.
Contact: David Mehrens, Grand Knight | 208.830.5061
Parish Visitors provide prayerful comfort and bring the Eucharist to those unable to come to the church, typically on a weekly basis. Becoming a Parish Visitor, parishioners must receive permission and a brief training from a specified Deacon and the Parish Nurse. Visitors go to parishioner’s homes, Assisted Living facilities and the Hospital.
Monique Kilroy | 208.888.1182, ext. 3008
The Prison Ministry is a Diocesan effort. Its 60+ volunteers work in institutions throughout the state; and bring the love of Christ to inmates through Catechism, Reconciliation, Mass, and Eucharist.
Contact: Dick Miller | 208.938.0844
Rachel’s Vineyard offers healing and spiritual support for women and men whose lives have been impacted by abortion. The Weekend Healing Retreat provides a safe, supportive environment where retreatants may enter the grieving process, deeply experience God’s forgiveness and receive renewed hope for the future. Retreats are held annually at Nazareth Retreat Center (Boise, Idaho) as well as in most of the neighboring states. Specific dates, alternate locations and registration details are available by phone or online.
Here’s what one past retreatant had to say: "Many years ago I made the regrettable decision to have an abortion. The guilt and shame overwhelmed me. I couldn’t forgive myself, so how could I ask God to forgive me? A friend suggested that I attend a Rachel’s Vineyard weekend. I didn’t want to. Would they make me talk about it? Would they judge me? What I experienced was a warm, accepting atmosphere with caring people who showed me how to heal. Was it easy? NO. But they started me on a journey that has brought me healing and even joy which I had thought I didn’t deserve. I am a different person now. Before the retreat I thought I had it all under control. I didn’t realize how much it was still affecting me after all those years. After the retreat I felt as if this huge weight had been lifted off of me."
Contact: April Agenbroad | 208.888.7125
Toll-Free National Hotline | 1 (877) Hope 4 Me
Holy Apostles Respect Life is dedicated to sharing information that helps preserve all human life from conception to natural death. Respect Life shares the Church’s teaching that all human life is sacred, for it is created in the image and likeness of God. Meetings are approximately six times a year and participate in various activities, including “Respect Life Month” in October, a baby shower for those in need in April and information about current legislative issues.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an organization that offers person-to-person service to those who are in need and suffering. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated.
The St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry has moved to the house on the east parking lot (near Zamzow’s).
Hours are as follows:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Contact: Cathy Hagadone, President | 208.407.9187
Help Line: 208.331.2208 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Legion of Mary is a worldwide Catholic organization started in Ireland by Frank Duff to fulfill the spiritual needs of the people. Men, women and children are eligible for membership. Holy Apostles is in the process of starting a Junior Legion of Mary for ages 6-17 (please call the office for more information).
Our Lady of the Smiles meets Mondays at 7:00pm.
Contact: Evie Thibault | 208.898.9482
Our Lady of Tears meets Thursdays at 9:30am.
Contact: Eva Pera | 208.888.7823
Our Lady of Victory meets Friday at 9:30am.
Contact: Rose Fogerson | 208.853.0436
Our Lady of Mount Carmel meets Thursday at 7pm
Contact: Lynette Ciejka | 208.898.0721
The Finance Council is an advisory council to the pastor and helps manage the resources of the parish by reviewing parish financial information, implementing procedures regarding resources.
The Pastoral Council is an advisory council to the pastor, supports the Pastoral Plan, and helps to integrate the Parish Vision into all aspects of Faith Formation and Parish Life.
The purpose of this ministry is to provide parishioners a time and place for fellowship in Christ’s name. There are two coffee social ministries: the Sunday morning group and the Monday morning group. Core Team Members of the Coffee Hour Social Ministry train, coordinate, and supervise volunteers.
(Sunday group) Megan Larsen | 208.830.6240
(Monday group) Patty Blazek | 208.888.1182
This committee acts as an informative resource for new parishioners and provides opportunities for newcomers to use their gifts. Registration weekends are held twice a year by the committee.
Socials are held twice a year to welcome newcomers to our parish family.
Contact: Wally and Peggy Bang | 208.884.1513
This ministry provides ways for parishioners to give back to God what God has given to them through time, talent, and treasure. Parishioners give time through work in the church and community. Talent is the skills parishioners give to benefit others in our church and community. Treasure is the sacrificial giving of finances and gifts made to our church and community.
Contact: Patty Blazek | 208.888.1182, ext. 3009