Please Note! For the week of Sept. 25th - 29th: There will be no weekday Mass, no Confessions Tuesday evening or Friday morning. We will have Holy Hour and Bible Study as usual.

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St Thomas Mission House Project

St. Thomas Mission House Remodel Proposal

UPDATE: The Legacy Moves Forward committee has organized the data given to us by our parishioners through our recent survey and subsequent Mission House meetings. We have met with the architects and gave them what we gathered.

Based on your input, the revised plan calls for the following additions: the elevator will go to the 3rd floor, as will the fire exit stairs at the east end of the building.The third floor will be insulated, and sprinkers will be installed througout.

Other improvments most requested were in the original concept….

     ADA compliant restrooms on the 1st & 2nd floors;

     Dining room large enough to seat 45-60 comfortably, and a kitchen capable of serving as many.

     Reconfigure secretary's office space; 

     Create a multipurpose space that could be configured and reconfigured to show videos, have bible studies or other small groups for up to 40, social activities, game nights, large family consultations.

     Keep at least three bedrooms, including the "Bishop's room" for various uses.

     Update AC/heating, Internet, audio/video, security, etc., throughout.

     Update plumbing, electrical, asbestos abatement.

     The connector must be enclosed and usable for more than just a corridor between the church & mission house

At the committee's request, the architects presented other options for the covered walkway between the church and mission house. After discussuing the pro's and con's of those options, it was decided to go with the original structure. The photo showing the connector between the church and Mission House is the same structure as in the original drawings but shows a more realistic view. 

Revised Budget Estimate

Phase Two of Mission House Legacy Moves Forward Project

The first phase of our Mission House Legacy Moves Forward Fundraising Campaign began on December 16, 2016.  The goal was to raise $770,000 of the $1.1M cost of the project, a requirement outlined by the Diocese of Boise, in order to break ground for the project. Our heartfelt thank you is extended to our extremely generous Parish Members for helping us to raise the $770,000 amount needed to reach our initial goal.

We have now embarked on phase two of the project, which is to raise the remainder of the $1.1M. In addition to acquiring cash and pledges, a summer fundraising event has been set for Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the beautiful summer gardens of Duane and Lola Hagadone. Because of their generosity in hosting the entire event, 100% of ticket sales will go directly to the project. Tickets may be purchased from Carol White at 208-664-9259.

Monte Miller, AIA, Miller Stauffer Architects is coordinating the renovation project in conjunction with  Father Mariusz, and will meet with three different contractors to discuss the project. Current plans are to break ground in the spring.  Updates will follow as they become available.

This is an exciting time in our parish as we update the Mission House to meet the needs of our growing community. We ask for your continued prayers as we move forward on this journey together.