Chrism Mass 2023

Photo: J. Michael Connell Photography On Tuesday, March 28th, priests from around the Diocese of Helena gathered with Bishop Vetter in the Cathedral of St. Helena to celebrate the annual Chrism Mass. The Chrism Mass is a special yearly liturgy where the Bishop of a diocese concelebrates with priests from the various deaneries to consecrate […]

Eucharistic Congress & CYC Convention 2023

Of the 500 registered, just over 200 adults and 250 youth made it through or avoided isolated snowstorms to attend the 2nd annual Diocesan Eucharistic Congress and CYC Convention at Carroll College. The weekend featured Catholic catechesis, fellowship, keynotes, music, and 12 workshops, inspiring families and Catholics of all ages. The congress aimed to reconnect […]

New Vocations in the Diocese Helena

The Diocese of Helena is filled with joy and pride that young people from across our diocese and beyond continue to heed the Lord’s call in their lives. This year we celebrate the addition of five new Seminarians and two young women entering religious communities. Whether to the priesthood, religious life, married life, or single […]

Fr. Stuart Long Named Lumen Christi Award Finalist

The late Father Stuart (Stu) Long has been named a finalist for the 2022-2023 Lumen Christi Award through Catholic Extension. Father Stu grew up in Helena and attended Carroll College, where he would go on to become a state boxing champion. While raised agnostic, several events in his life, including a near-fatal motorcycle accident, inspired […]

Catholic Advocacy and the Legislative Session

Matt Brower, Executive Director | Montana Catholic Conference In less than two months, Montana legislators will gather in Helena for the beginning of the 68th legislative session. I anticipate another busy session with numerous bills of specific interest to Catholics and have a good idea of some of the key issues our legislature will be […]

CSSM Expanding Services

CSSM Staff For nearly 70 years, Catholic Social Services of Montana (CSSM) has been building families through its ministry of providing adoption services and support for mothers, children, and families in-need. This ministry includes its Baby Boutique, which provides diapers, clothes, formula, etc., free of charge. On May 2nd, 2022, Scott Held was appointed the […]

Fr. Robert J. Hall

January 30, 1959 – October 28, 2022 Father Robert J. Hall, 63, died in Butte, Montana, October 28, 2022. Robert Joseph Hall was born January 30, 1959, in Butte, Montana, the son of Garland Hall and Helen Harrington.  He attended schools in Butte, Carroll College in Helena, and Mount Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, Oregon. […]

Bishop Vetter Invited to Ordain Seminarians in Rome

Bishop Vetter was invited to be the ordaining Bishop for his nephew’s class at their Diaconate Ordination in St. Peter’s Basilica on Thursday, September 29, 2022.  A seminarian for the Diocese of Bismarck, Steven Vetter is in his fourth year of study at the Pontifical North American College, the American seminary in Rome where Bishop […]

Priestly Ordination of Matthew Christiaens & Tyler Frohlich: Photos & Video

Bishop Vetter  Ordained Fr. Matthew Christiaens and Fr. Tyler Frohlich to the Sacred Order of the Priesthood on Friday, June 24, 2022 at the Cathedral of St. Helena. We joyously welcome Fr. Matthew and Fr. Tyler! Click on the video or photos below. Ordination Livestream | Friday, June 24th – 4:00pm Mass of Ordination Photos […]

Diaconate Ordination of Kyle Tannehill | June 3, 2022

Bishop Austin Vetter invites you to attend the Ordination to the Order of Sacred Deacons of Kyle Tannehill, celebrated on Friday, June 3, 2022 at 4:00pm at the Cathedral of St. Helena. The Mass of Ordination will also be livestreamed below. Ordination Livestream | Friday, June 3rd – 4:00pm

Father Stu | An Interview with Mark Wahlberg, Rosalind Ross & Fr. Bart Tolleson

Actor/Producer Mark Wahlberg and Writer/Director Rosalind Ross joined close friend of Fr. Stu and local diocesan priest Fr. Bart Tolleson in Helena for a special premiere event of their new movie: Father Stu, based on the life of Fr. Stuart Long. While they were here, the three of them were gracious enough to sit down […]