Purpose: Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, in service to Jesus Christ and in union with our Bishop, serves the local community and visiting guests through liturgical worship and charity.

Vision: Our parish vision is to use our passion for the Catholic Faith and our commitment to family to form a community of disciples that joyfully lives the Gospels, leading all to eternal life in Jesus.

Latest News & FAQs

In accordance with Gov. Brad Little’s plan to begin opening Idaho for normal activity, public liturgies may resume in the Diocese of Boise starting May 2...

To read the Bishop Peter Christensen’s statement, click HERE.

Is the church open for private prayer?

Yes. Our Lady of the Snows is open for private prayer Mon.-Sat. from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and St. Charles Borromeo is open Mon.-Sat. from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Sun. from 9:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Please remain mindful of social distancing norms and policies. Church bathrooms will be closed.

Are we still going to live stream local Masses?

Yes. Fr. Brady will continue to live stream private and public Masses via the Zoom platform. To access these live streams, you will need to download the free Zoom app to your computer or mobile device and use the links that we will provide through Flocknotes for each event. Download Zoom HERE

Is Holy Confession available?

Fr. Brady will offer Holy Confession by appointment or at St. Charles Borromeo on Wednesdays from 6:00-6:45 p.m. and Saturdays from 6:30-7:15 p.m.

What if I need a priest?

Fr. Brady is available for pastoral calls and essential appointments. Holy Confession can be requested at padrebrady@gmail.com. For emergencies please dial: 208-867-7262

Is the parish office open?

Yes. At this time, the parish office is open Tuesday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

How do I contact the parish office?

Call 208-622-3432 for the main office or click HERE for staff member email addresses. For emergencies please dial: 208-867-7262

What can I do on Sunday if I can’t come to public Mass?

Although the obligation to attend the Holy Mass publicly is still temporarily lifted for those 60 and older, those who are immunocompromised, and those who have judged it prudent for their health and safety to stay at home, we are still called to keep the Lord’s Day. This should be filled by bringing a special attention to the day, praying the Holy Mass on TV or online, praying the readings, offering devotions and other prayers. The obligation to attend Holy Mass is removed, but not the Commandment to “keep holy the Lord’s day”.

Are there some resources you can offer me now?

For daily Mass you can use EWTN in both the television and online versions at https://www.ewtn.com/as well as daily Mass at Word On Fire at https://www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass/.
Here are two articles that may help:
How to Cope With Massless Sundays: 
Going to Mass On-line: 
Here are some prayers:

Will we still have 1st Holy Communion and Confirmation?

Dates for these sacraments have now been set:
Our Lady of the Snows:
1st Holy Communion – Sun., June 7 at 10:30 a.m. Holy Mass
Holy Confirmation – Sat., July 18 at 5:00 p.m. Holy Mass
St. Charles Borromeo:
1st Holy Communion Spanish – Sat., May 30 at 10:00 a.m.
1st Holy Communion English – Sun., June 7 at 8:30 a.m. Holy Mass
Holy Confirmation English – Sun., July 19 at 8:30 a.m. Holy Mass
Holy Confirmation Spanish – Sun., July 19 at 1:00 p.m.
Please Note: Attendance may be restricted in order to conform to social distancing regulations.This means that entire families or supporting members may not be able to attend the Mass.This may also be due to travel restrictions.

Beware! Scam Alert!

For the last several years, scammers have been posing as priests or parish staff and sending emails and texts to parishioners asking for gift cards. If you receive such an email or text claiming to be from Fr. Justin Brady, the parish staff, or any other priest or parish, please DELETE or IGNORE it. DO NOT reply to the sender! If you receive any suspicious or unusual email or text having anything to do with the church, feel free to call the parish office at 208-622-3432.

Electronic Giving is available at Our Lady of the Snows...

Please consider making your giving easier and more consistent by signing up for our electronic giving option. Currently 50 parish families are using this simple and secure way to make and track their parish giving. To learn more, contact Heidi Marcus at 208-622-3432 or Marcus_heidi@hotmail.com. Sign up for electronic giving at https://osvonlinegiving.com/4195/Home/Register#/register/user/profile

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Flocknote is a religious organization which provides emails and text messaging to churches throughout the United States. Now everyone at Our Lady of the Snows with an email address and/or cell phone can get the latest news, updates, schedules and more! If you are a registered member of Our Lady of the Snows, you will automatically begin receiving messages through Flocknote in the coming weeks. To view your account online, go to flocknote.com/login.

To sign up for Flocknote and receive messages from Our Lady of the Snows, go to https://app.flocknote.com/WoodRiverCatholic.

If you would like to learn more about Flocknote, go to www.flocknote.com.


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WEEKLY SCHEDULE: HOLY MASS & CONFESSION

Our Lady of the Snows is open for private prayer Mon.-Sat., 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Holy Confession at Our Lady of the Snows is available by appointment at this time.

TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY: MAY 26, 28, 29
Public Holy Mass – 8:00 a.m.

SATURDAY: MAY 30
Private Holy Mass via Zoom – 5:00 p.m.*

SUNDAY: MAY 31
Public Holy Mass at Our Lady of the Snows – 10:30 a.m.* 
 
*Mass will be live streamed via Zoom. Please sign up for Flocknote at https://app.flocknote.com/WoodRiverCatholic to receive the links to join our live streamed Masses