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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.

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time


“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” MATTHEW 5:3


The phrase “poor in spirit” can be confusing. Think of it in this sense – poor in spirt means depending on God’s providence and not depending on our own self-reliance. Being detached from earthy things (power, money, and comfort) and being attached to heavenly things (charity, sacrifice, and mercy). Therefore, we are blessed when we deny ourselves from satisfying our desires and help others obtain their basic needs.

We gather each Sunday to give praise and thanks to God, to greet the Lord in each other, to hear the Lord through God’s word, and to receive the Lord in the Eucharist. We humbly ask God for forgiveness and for the grace to forgive our neighbor and ourselves for the wrongs we do to each other, trusting that the Lord looks with favor on the humble and merciful.

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