Fr. Justin Brady is an Idaho native, born and raised in Boise. Idaho and its beautiful Wood River Valley are deep in his blood. His family spent many days here on memorable family vacations and adventures, where he caught his first trout on a fly rod on the Big Wood, and honed his skiing skills on Mt. Baldy.
Fr. Brady received all his sacraments from Baptism to Ordination at St. John’s Cathedral in Boise. He graduated from Bishop Kelly High School in 1991, and spent the next few years either attending B.S.U. or serving on a full time youth mission program called REACH. It was during his service for REACH, while speaking with a priest in a parking lot, that he heard strongly inside him, “I can do that”. From that moment in the spring of 1993 he began to discern his vocation to the priesthood. After a second year of service for REACH, Fr. Brady felt the call to apply to the seminary.
Having applied and been accepted as a seminarian candidate for priesthood in the Diocese of Boise, Fr. Brady entered Mt. Angel Seminary in Oregon and completed degrees in philosophy and theology. He was ordained on June 9, 2005 and has served as a parish priest for the Diocese of Boise ever since. He served in Pocatello, American Falls/Aberdeen, Rupert and Burly before coming to Our Lady of the Snows and St. Charles Borromeo in 2013.
In his free time Fr. Brady is an avid bicyclist, fly fisherman, and skier. He has also come to love Cross Fit, which helps him keep up with the youth. In addition to his responsibilities as a parish priest, he assists the Diocesan Office of Vocations for his region and works with the Diocesan ministries for evangelization and healing.