St. Joseph Church, Sandpoint, IDName of Church St. Joseph Church

Address 601 South Lincoln, Sandpoint, ID 83864

Phone number 208-263-3720

Mass times Monday-Friday, 12:05 p.m. Saturday vigil, 6:45 p.m. Sunday, 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Holy days: 12:05 & 6:30 p.m. It’s a predominantly English-speaking area, and all Masses are in English. The parish has a quaint mission church, Sacred Heart in Clark Fork, on the opposite side of the lake. A retired priest offers Mass there on Saturdays at 5 p.m.

Confessions Fridays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. and by appointment

Names of priests Father Dennis Day, pastor. He’s a faithful priest who offers reverent liturgies.

School No.

Parish groups Legion of Mary, Knights of Columbus, Altar Society.

Music Piano.

St. Joseph Church, Sandpoint, ID, interiorParking No problem.

Acoustics Fine.

Cry room There are pews in the narthex which are separated by glass from the main body of the church.

Additional observations St. Joseph is located in the diocese of Boise, in northern Idaho alongside Lake Pend Oreille, one of the deepest lakes in the country (the U.S. Navy has conducted submarine research there). Catholicism arrived in the region more than 200 years ago when Catholic Iroquois from Quebec came to the region; the first parish opened in 1907. The current parish church was built in 2010. It’s built for the new liturgy, but is well done (lots of wood!). It has high ceilings and a large interior—its nickname is the Cathedral of Northern Idaho.