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 Gathungu is Pastor of St. Charles Borromeo in Salmon, Idaho, its stations of St. Louise in Challis, Idaho, St. Barbara in Mackay, Idaho, St. Ann in Arco, Idaho, and St. Joseph Chapel in Leadore, Idaho.


Mass is also provided in Stanley, Idaho at the Sawtooth Meditation Chapel during the summer months.

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time


“Follow me,” Jesus calls out in today’s Gospel.  He summons us as well, and his call is challenging.  Being a disciple means putting aside one’s own personal concerns.  It also means following Jesus no matter how difficult.  Up until now, Jesus spent his time preaching, teaching and healing around Galilee.  But now Jesus has set off for Jerusalem.  Thought the disciple don’t realize it, he has embarked on the journey that leads to the cross.  Let us pray for the strength and courage to continue to follow our Lord, not matter the cost, realizing that our reward is the kingdom of God.