ACA 2017 Funding Allocations


Ministries and Services ~ Details and Goals




37 cents      Demonstrates that we are a family of God as we provide for the medical care, education, training, and retirement of our priests. Nurturing vocations includes permanent diaconate formation, priests’ retirement and continuing formation, seminarian education and vocation awareness promotion.

20 cents      Encourages enriching faith communities through retreat opportunities, renewal and small group ministries, liturgies and family enrichment as we reach out to each other and work to evangelize ourselves and make disciples.  Ministries include Bishop’s Office and Pastoral Outreach including Native American & Hispanic Outreach Ministry, campus ministry on campuses in Bozeman, Butte, Dillon, Helena and Missoula, Catholic Missions in the Holy Land, Diocesan Liturgical Commission, Diocesan Pastoral Ministry Support and Planning and Vatican apostolic ministries.

11 cents      Fosters the Catholic tradition of building the culture of life & family and helps meet the needs of people in the Diocese of Helena working in the area of peace and justice.  Services include Catholic Social Services of Montana including Adoption Services, Rachael’s Hope (post abortion help), Youth Mentoring and Supportive Aid to Birthmothers, Montana Catholic Conference and the Superintendent of Catholic Schools’ Office.

10 cents      Provides for those most in need and expresses personally our dedication to Christ through loving our neighbors.  This tithe funds De La Salle Blackfeet Middle School tuition, our Guatemala Mission and Priest and Parish Emergency Assistance including Aid to the Needy.

8 cents      Gives us the opportunity to make disciples by sharing our Catholic heritage, values and traditions with our youth, young adults and adults of our diocese through ministries responsible for forming our faith.  This includes Catholic University in Washington, D.C., lay ministry formation, Legendary Lodge, Journey, Youth, and Adult Catholic Formation as well as Prison Ministry – Discovery Weekends.

7 cents        Promotes the availability of Diocesan Communications including the diocesan websites at and, radio programming and more, Human Resource Services and Protecting God’s Children. Assisting our parishes and missions also includes telecommunications and technology support.

1 cents        Preserves our Catholic heritage as a sign of our unity and solidarity as the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Helena.  Honoring the past includes Catholic cemetery perpetual care, and historical preservation of St. Ignatius Mission, St. Mary’s Mission in Stevensville and St. Helena Cathedral. Serving the future provides for expenses incurred by the Delegate for Religious.

6 cents        Covers the Campaign Expenses of the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal effort including administration, processing, materials and credit card fees thereby ensuring our future.