Christian Service

Please refer to the latest issue of the Parish Bulletin for the most up-to-date contact information for the Ministries detailed below. You can also contact the Parish Office at 208-342-3511 or email [email protected] to get involved.

Adopt a Highway             

Adopt a Highway is a shared ministry here at St. John’s. On highway 55 between Boise and Cascade/McCall, at milepost 54 there is an Adopt a Highway sign with our parish name on it. As a parish community we’ve committed to four times a year, cleaning the roadside between mile 54 and 56. This is a community service that we provide.

Eucharistic Outreach
Social Justice     

St. John’ Social Justice Committee (SJSJ) advocates for Catholic social justice issues, particularly those affecting the poor and vulnerable. SJSJ also serves as our parish Respect Life Committee under guidance of the Holy Spirit and the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Prayer and Education on Catholic social justice and pro-life issues are two other important areas of their ministry.

Cathedral Cleaners
Cathedral Women's Connection

Cathedral Women's Connection (CWC) is St. John's women's ministry!

Christmas Giving Tree   
Corpus Christi House    

The mission of Corpus Christi House is to offer hospitality and services to those in need in the city of Boise.

Docent Tours   

Docents enjoy sharing the beautiful Cathedral with scheduled groups and Sunday visitors. Membership in the Ministry is available to adult parishioners who make a commitment to study the Docent Manual, to attend at least one training session, and are comfortable answering questions and interacting with visitors. Proselytizing is not a part of the Ministry. To gain experience, new Docents may pair up with an experienced member to lead a Sunday Tour.  Each Docent is asked to serve in four Tours or more during the year.

Faith Community Nurses            

The St. John's Health Ministry is made up of a core of professional nurses, (RNs) who are actively licensed. The term Parish Nurse that is often used is familiar to members of the parish; however, the newer term is Faith Community Nurse (FCN) because many other religious congregations with nursing services do not use the term parish. Faith Community Nurses are the same nurses who have been serving Saint John's Cathedral.

Food Bank

The St. John's Food Bank is located at 815 N. Hays St. in Boise, across Hays from the Cathedral, mid-block, in a small house. The Food Bank is open Monday through Thursday, from 1 to 3 p.m., except on major holidays.

Friendship Feast              

This ministry provides a meal to the homeless or underserved in our community the first Thursday of each month in the Parish Hall.

Knights of Columbus Council 8310           

This fraternal, family-oriented order, founded by Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, gives Catholic men a chance to be part of a "band of brothers" who serve God, Church, and community. Answering the instruction of Christ to love one another, the Knights meet monthly and engage in a variety of charitable works and service to our Church.

Legion of Mary 

Legion of Mary meets every Monday at 9:45 am.

Prison Ministry 
Martha Ministry              
Natural Family Planning
Sweet Saints
St. Vincent de Paul         

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is named after the patron saint of a lay organization founded in France in 1833 as a response to the challenge of one person who said “yes the Catholic Church has done good things in the past, but are you doing now?” It was then transplanted to the United States in 1845. We have a local chapter here in our Diocese, and it endeavors to provide ways of helping to feed the needy, prescription and transportation assistance, a re-entry program and other programs in addition to the area stores.