Our mailing address has changed to: 505 Hope Avenue, Salmon ID 83467
MISSION STATEMENT: St. Charles Catholic Community is a family of faith, recognizing and affirming the love of God in ourselves and in one another. We are called to continue the mission of Christ: In reaching out to those in need physically, emotionally, and spiritually; in teaching the word of God in words and action; in celebrating the love of God in the Sacraments and worship; and in strengthening one another with our faith, stories, lives, joy, encouragement, and prayers.
Fr. John Mosier is Pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Salmon, with its stations of St. Louise in Challis and St. Joseph Chapel in Leadore.
Fr. John Gathungu is Parochial Vicar at St. Barbara in Mackay and St. Ann in Arco.
Mass is also provided in Stanley, Idaho at the Sawtooth Meditation Chapel during the summer months.
2nd Sunday of Advent
“Welcome one another,” Saint Paul commands us, “as Christ welcomed you.” Indeed, the Lord welcomes us here each Sunday as we gather together to celebrate the Eucharist. But let us not forget the first part, that we are also called to welcome one another. Moreover, as Paul
welcomed Gentiles, and the wolf became a guest of the lamb, we are called to welcome those who are not like us: those coming from other cultures, speaking other languages, or expressing other viewpoints. Let us welcome all to this celebration.
“Therefore, every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.” ”Matthew 3:10
Do you bear good fruit for Jesus? Do you spend time in prayer or do you waste it with mindless activity? Do you use your talent to help others or are you too busy? Do you use your treasure to support the Church or do you buy more things that go unused. Our time, talent and treasure are gifts from God. What we do with these gifts is our gift back to Him. What gifts are you planning to give to the Lord during this upcoming Christmas season?