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St Francis Xavier: Jesuit and missionary

The 3rd December marks the feast of  St Francis Xavier who was a Jesuit priest and is a patron of the missions. 

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Archb. Pizzaballa: ‘mercy is the language we Christians have to talk’

Following the closure of the Jubilee of Mercy, the Holy Doors in the Holy Land's most sacred sites will be closed on December 3 and 9. The Apostolic Administrator of Jerusalem speaks of the effects of the Holy Year of Mercy in the divided land.

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Marriage for Life Decal Installation

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Salvador Carranza, Youth and Young Adult Ministry coordinator at St. Edward Parish in Twin Falls, will begin work as the Director of Diocesan Hispanic Ministry part time on Jan. 1, becoming full time on July 1, 2017 

Bishop Peter F. Christensen made the announcements at the Diocesan Pastoral Center Nov. 8.


Welcome Sal!









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In the News

Read Deacon John Kucera’s vocations story, see pages 2-3

Love of Church led to conversion, career, see page 4

Off the trail with Ron, see page 9




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