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St. Thomas the Apostle, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Coeur d’Alene, interior view

Name of Church St. Thomas the Apostle Church

Address 919 E. Indiana Ave, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Phone number 208-664-9259

Website http://stthomascda.org/

Mass times Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Tuesday – Friday, 8 a.m.

St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Coeur d’Alene, interior view

Confessions Saturdays, 3-4:45 p.m., Sundays 7 a.m. – 7:45 a.m., Tuesdays, 7 – 8 p.m., Friday, 8:45 – 9:45 a.m.

Names of priests Fr. Mariusz Majewski has served as pastor since 2015. (The previous pastor for a decade, Fr. Bill Crowley, died unexpected in his sleep.) Fr. Majewski is a more traditional priest from Poland, ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Boise in 2008.

Parish groups Knights of Columbus, Divine Mercy Prayer Group, Catholic Daughters, St. Thomas Ladies’ Auxiliary, Prayer Chain Ministry, Parish Nurse Ministry.

Fellow parishioners Coeur d’Alene is a tourist town on a lake, so in the summer you’ll see some tourists. It is an English-speaking community; the church is surrounded by older single-family homes.

School Not at the parish, but Holy Family Catholic School is a regional school that serves grades K-8, and is located about 5 ½ miles away.

Parking Plenty around the church.

Acoustics Fine.

Additional observations St. Thomas the Apostle is a historic parish in the Diocese of Boise, Idaho. It was established in 1890 to serve the miners and loggers of the area; the church building itself was completed in 1910. It is among the most beautiful churches in Idaho, with colorful stained glass windows, traditional art, archways, a high steeple and high exterior walls. There is an ongoing remodel of the St. Thomas Mission House on the parish grounds, so you may see construction going on when you visit the parish. It’s also a short walk to the downtown resort area.

Comments

  1. This is a beautiful church! And it is wonderful the Catholic Church has a presence in this part of our Great country where racists and white supremacists have considerable influence. Jesus, Mary and Joseph – pray for us!

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