Ministry and Program Descriptions

Catholic Education and Faith Formation

Journey – What is Journey? Journey is a three-day retreat that is available to anyone, where people can come together and have the amazing opportunity to experience Catholic spirituality from the lives of other Catholic laypeople. Local priests, deacons and religious assist during the weekend as spiritual directors and attendees grow through reflecting on the Faith, personal testimonies, and prayer.

Lay Ministry Formation – Well-formed ministers that actively participate are crucial in the life of the Church. While providing professional support to our priests and religious, they offer an example of Christ to others while leading a life of discipleship.

Legendary Lodge – Legendary Lodge provides a weeklong experience of joy, excitement and Catholic community for youth. Excellent counselors serve as role models and guides in an encounter with Christ through prayer, sacrament and fun-filled days on Salmon lake.

Youth, Young Adult and Adult Catholic Formation – Youth, Young Adult, and Adult formation encompasses the training and resources for the development of a comprehensive vision of youth and young adult ministry in parish, school, and community settings.

Historical Preservation – The Diocese of Helena Archives curates the records and artifacts that tell the story of the Diocese from its beginnings in 1884 to the present. The The archives operate in accordance with church law and collaborate with local civil and private organizations. Parish Baptismal and Marriage records through the year 2000 are digitized, with further records retention underway.

Liturgical Training – Provides education  and ongoing training to those who will participate as ministers at Mass.

Campus Ministry – Providing funding for Campus Ministry at Carroll College, Montana State University, University of Montana, Montana Technological University, and University of Montana Western.

Catholic Schools – Supports the development of and collaboration with Catholic Schools; Butte Central High School, Loyola Sacred Heart High School, St. Andrew School, Butte Central Elementary, St. Andrew, St. Joseph Catholic School, and St. Matthew El