“For a Synodal Church; Communion, Participation, Mission”

Pope Francis has called upon the Church to rejuvenate her synodal roots. He has opened a two-year synodal process which he hopes will reframe and renew our common journey forward. First and foremost, the Synod is a call to pray, listen, and discern together what the Holy Spirit is saying to the Church today—all for the sake of the Church’s evangelizing mission.

The process begins in the Local Church and then moves to the level of the Bishops’ Conference. From there, discernment takes place in regionally before moving to the Universal Church with the final Synod Gathering of Bishops in Rome in 2023.

Ultimately, Pope Francis will offer a Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortation based on what is presented to him throughout the process.  

The work of the Synod; prayer, reflection, dialogue and listening will take place throughout the Diocese of Helena over the next several months. All are encouraged to pray, to engage with their fellow Catholics, Pastors and all the baptized as we seek the Holy Spirit to guide and inspire us.

Get Involved
Bishop Vetter will be hosting a Synod Listening Session in each Deanery of the Diocese of Helena
Listening Session Dates & Locations

Helena Deanery
March 20 | St. Mary’s Catholic Community
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Missoula Deanery
March 21 | Blessed Trinity Parish
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Conrad Deanery
March 24 | St. Joseph Parish
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Kalispell Deanery
March 28 | St. John Paul II Parish
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Bozeman Deanery
March 31 | Holy Rosary Parish
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Butte Deanery
April 4 | St. Ann Parish
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