Upcoming Events and News




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St. Mark’s Backpack Drive

The time is here again for St. Mark’s annual backpack drive for needy school children in our area. We are modifying the program this year to make the options more flexible for those who wish to contribute. We no longer want you to fill the backpacks with school supplies. Simply donate an empty backpack, and we will fill it with the appropriate school supplies for the child’s grade level. pwpno8xqkbjhk5ux8h9ekrne7el.jpg

For those who wish to make a donation to help purchase the school supplies or additional backpacks, these options are available:

• Make a donation, or increase your donation, to St. Mark’s St. Jude fund. You can use your blue St. Jude fund envelope that is included with the donation envelope set that is sent to parishioners. Please mark “backpack fund” on the envelope and return by August 31st.
• For those who need a donation envelope, there are blue St. Jude fund envelopes in the vestibule of the church on the table with the Sunday bulletin, as well as some on the St. Mark’s Food Bank donation box that is also in the vestibule. These can be dropped in the collection basket at Mass, or delivered to the church office by August 31, 2017.
• You can donate online by going to the St. Mark’s website www.stmarksboise.org, select the “Donate” tab on the top menu bar, select “St. Jude Fund” for your collection choice and select “Make a Donation”.

Last year, we distributed 114 backpacks to needy schoolchildren. This program was a great success, but we still had to turn away children who needed backpacks. Thank you to all who contributed in the past, and we hope for another successful program this year.




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Why Should You Send Your Kids to St. Mark's School?


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Do you want to get to know yourself better, experience the presence and love of Jesus Christ and become part of a loving and caring Christian community? If so, Cursillo is for you.

Cursillo means "short course in Christianity." The men's Cursillo is being held June 1-4, 2017 and the women's Cursillo is being held July 27-30, 2017, both at the Nazareth Retreat Center.

Interested men should contact Glen Smith at 208-887-1718 or 2017menscursillo@gmail.com.

Interested women should contact Tracy Green at 208-562-7812 or 2017womenscursillo@gmail.com.



The Idaho Catholic Register Press Drive is on! It’s time to renew your subscription or begin yours today! Please renew now as to have uninterrupted mailings (deadline for uninterrupted papers is January 15th) of the ICR in your mailbox! The cost is only $17/year, checks should be made payable to St. Mark’s Parish. Envelopes are in the pews for your convenience or you may find them on the table in the gathering space as well as at the welcome desk. Please renew or subscribe today, thank you.

Parish App for iPhone and Android

We are proud to announce that St. Mark's now has its own parish App, available for both iOS and Android devices!
There are two simple ways to install this feature on your mobile device:
From your phone:
Google Play store: Android St Marks App
iTunes Store:iTunes Phone app
Or you can text the following:
Text "stmarksboise1" to 555888 for Apple devices
Text "stmarksboise2" to 555888 for Android devices




New baby? Major surgery?

Let St. Mark's Manna Ministry help you with meals! Please contact Emily Woodham at 512-439-9740 or stmarksmanna@gmail.com. Or if you'd like to help others with food for our parish, please visit our webpage on St. Mark's Website

Get Formed


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We are excited to announce that our parish has subscribed to a dynamic new online platform called FORMED. Every parishioner will have 24/7 access to the best Catholic content on any device, including your computer, smartphone and tablet with internet access FREE OF CHARGE to ALL Parishioners.

With FORMED you’ll find video programs that explain the Catholic faith, explore the deepest meaning of marriage, receive Bible studies on a variety of topics, including inspiring audio talks. It truly is the Catholic faith – on demand.

Here’s how easy it is to get FORMED: Go to www.FORMED.org. In the registration box for parishioners, type in the parish code KFR83M, set up a username – whatever username you’ll remember – and a password. Now you are all set to use all the great programs on FORMED.org anytime by simply logging in.

Upcoming Centering Prayer Events in Boise Area

 Check out some of the upcoming events for Centering Prayer