Sister Edna Hunthausen, SCL

Sister Edna Hunthausen, 94, a Sister of Charity of Leavenworth (SCL) for 74 years, died on August 15, 2023. She entered religious life on February 14, 1949, and took the name Sister Ann Jean when she received her habit. She later returned to her baptismal name. Sister Edna was born on May 13, 1929, in […]

Consultative Group Appointments effective July 1, 2023

June 13, 2023 Bishop Vetter is pleased to announce the members for the consultative groups listed below. Members will serve a three-year term from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2026. Print Version of Announcement Deans Fr. Eric Gilbaugh, Bozeman Fr. Craig Hanley, Butte Fr. Kirby Longo, Missoula Fr. Roderick Ermatinger, Conrad Msgr. Kevin O’Neill, […]

Fr. John E. Murray

November 23, 1937 – May 3, 2023 Rev. John “Jack” E. Murray Jr., age 85, passed away May 3, 2023, in Butte, Montana.  A beloved diocesan Catholic Priest for 60 years to the Diocese of Helena.  A lifetime dedicated to the Lord serving the spiritual needs of all people. Father Murray was born in Butte, […]

Priest Appointments effective July 1, 2023

April 14, 2023 Bishop Vetter Announces the following appointments involving the priests and parishes of the Diocese of Helena. The Pastoral care for Living Water Mission, Seeley Lake, is transferred from St. Ann Parish, Bonner, to St. Thomas Parish, Helmville. Father Jozef Perehubka – Administrator, St. Thomas Parish, Helmville, with St. Jude Mission, Lincoln, and […]

National Marriage Week Feb. 7-14

“The image of God is the married couple: the man and the woman; not only the man, not only the woman, but both of them together. This is the image of God: love, God’s covenant with us is represented in that covenant between man and woman. And this is very beautiful!” (Pope Francis, General Audience, […]

World Youth Day Lisbon! Two Montana- Based Opportunities

01/19/2023     Mandy Bell, and Fr. Tom Lankenau, SJ are heading up separate World Youth Day pilgrimage trips. Each pilgrimage includes some great opportunities, and both are open for people to join. Trip One: Montana World Youth Day Pilgrims led by Mandy Bell July 25 – August 7 Lourdes (Paris), Loyola (Spain), Santiago De Compostela, Lisbon […]

Video: Funeral Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, EWTN Coverage

Previously recorded, the video of the funeral Mass of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI includes EWTN coverage and commentary. The Funeral Mass begins at about 53 minutes into the video. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share this post

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Passes Away at 95

His Holiness, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI passed away on December 31, 2022 at his residence in the Vatican at the age of 95. A theologian and scholar, he was elected pope in 2005 at the age of 78. In 2013, declining physical health led him to become the first pope to resign in over 600 […]

Synod on Synodality – Diocesan Summary Now Available

“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 […]

Montana Bishops’ Statement: Born Alive Act

The following statement was issued on 09/29/2022 to Catholic parishes, ministries and families in the State of Montana. Download Statement for Print (PDF) Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share this post