Baptism, the first of the seven Sacraments, is the basis of the whole Christian life. It is the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door which gives access to the other Sacraments (CCC 1213). Through Baptism we are freed from sin, reborn as sons and daughters of God and incorporated into the Mystical Body of Christ, which is the Church. This is the single most important day of our lives. We would be honored here at St. Paul's Catholic Church to assist you in preparing for this Sacrament.
- If you have a child who is 7 years or older, or if you are an adult 18 years or older seeking Baptism please contact the parish office at 208-466-7031 for more information.
- If you have a child who is 7 years or younger please follow these simple steps to begin the process to have your child baptized:
- Fill out the baptismal registration form
- Call the parish office 208-466-7031 to confirm a baptismal date
- Attend the baptismal preparation class. Please contact the office to get baptism preparation class information.
Confirmation is a strengthening of the grace of the Holy Spirit that we already received in Baptism, giving us the courage and ability to bear witness to our faith in the world.
- Adults 18 years and older who are seeking Confirmation should contact the parish office at 208-466-7031.
- Due to COVID-19, confirmation has been scheduled with confirmandi and their families per state and federal guidelines. Contact the parish office for more info.
As Catholics we believe that the Eucharist is truly the real presence (Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity) of Jesus, under the appearances of bread and wine. "The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life" (CCC 1324). All the other Sacraments and everything we do in life should be oriented and flow forth from our reception of the Eucharist that we are privileged to receive at Mass.
- Youth grade 6th- 12th or Adults 18 years and older seeking First Holy Communion should contact the parish office at 208-466-7031.
- Children 1st - 5th Grade seeking First Communion see below:
Preparation for Children 1st- 5th grade:
- First communion preparation at St. Paul's Parish is a two year program. Those who would like to receive First Communion in the 2nd grade are encouraged to start preparation in the 1st grade. Students may begin at any grade, but the process for completion is a 2 year program. This is the case for all elementary age children. If you have questions or need clarification, please contact the parish office at 208-466-7031 and speak with Marisela.
"The marriage covenant, by which a man and woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love, has been founded and endowed with its own special laws by the Creator. By its very nature it is ordered to the good of the couple, as well as to the generation and education of children. Christ the Lord raised marriage between the baptized to the dignity of a Sacrament." (CCC 1660).
- To begin the process of getting married in the Church, please contact the parish office 208-466-7031 at least 4 months prior to the desired date of the wedding.
- You will need a copy of your baptismal certificate.*
"Are there any who are sick among you? Let them send for the priests of the Church and let the priests pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord; the prayer of faith will save the sick persons, and the Lord will raise them up; and if they have committed any sins their sins will be forgiven them" (James 5:14-15).
- "Formerly known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction, Anointing of the Sick is not just for those at the point of death, but may be received by anyone in danger of death from sickness or old age" (CCC 1514). This ritual of healing is available not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual illness.
- If you or someone you know needs the anointing of the sick please call the church office at 208-466-7031. Please don't wait to call us at the last minute, but right away when someone is in need of the grace of this Sacrament.
To begin the process for a Catholic burial, you may contact us through the funeral home, or directly at: 208-466-7031