MCC Reissues Faithful Citizenship Video Series

As we move further into the election year, Matt Brower of the Montana Catholic Conference has produced a fantastic reissue of his 8-part series seeking to address various issues related to faithful citizenship. Throughout the series, Brower will highlight various aspects of the intersection of faith and politics, and what every Catholic should know when engaging […]

Pope Francis Declares 2024 Year of Prayer

In his Angelus address on Jan. 21, Pope Francis announced a year of prayer that will lead up to the Catholic Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year. He described it as “a year dedicated to rediscovering the great value and absolute need for prayer in one’s personal life, in the life of the Church, and in the […]

A Qualified Nostalgia

Sometimes, I’m nostalgic for the vigorous spiritual life I pursued in my twenties. What memorable and intense times I had at late-night adoration, daily Mass, and personal prayer. When I was 22, the beginning of Lent and the fact that this Lent is during the Year of Prayer would have had me amped baby. Bring […]

A Guide to Lent & Lenten Observances

What is Lent? Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving celebrated by all Catholics, and most other Christian denominations, that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. Why Do We Celebrate It? Lent is a special time to refocus ourselves on God and seek to follow His […]

Embracing the Sacred: The National Eucharistic Revival

We find ourselves at a pivotal moment in the life of the Church in the U.S. The USCCB launched a 3-year National Eucharistic Revival initiative in 2021 to help the faithful revive their understanding and devotion to the Eucharist. This divine journey is set to reach its zenith at the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, […]

Celebrating Marriage Event – Online Photo Gallery

Thank you to everyone who attended our Mass for married couples on February 9th! In the gallery below you’ll find a digital version of your photo taken during the blessing. To download your photo, click on the photo to expand it. Then click the share arrow icon in the upper right corner of the photo […]

National Marriage Week 2024

The observances of National Marriage Week (February 7-14) and World Marriage Day (Sunday, February 11) are an opportunity to focus on building a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and the family. The theme for 2024 is “Love Beyond Words.” Below you’ll find links to various resources that can […]

St. Joseph and the Hidden Grace of Family Life

A few months ago, I stumbled upon a homily written by Father Jon Vander Ploeg, Director of Spiritual Formation at St. Paul Seminary where we are blessed to have four seminarians studying. Father Jon preached about the profound hiddenness of the life of St. Thérèse. So simple was her life that as she lay on […]

News of Great Joy: A Christmas Reflection

“And the angel said to them, ‘Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you news of a great joy which will come to all people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find […]

That Was Father Stu: Fr. Bart Tolleson on His New Book

This fall, Fr. Bart Tolleson of the Diocese of Helena released That Was Father Stu: A Memoir of My Priestly Brother and Friend through Ignatius Press, which chronicles the life and ministry of the late Father Stuart Long, a fellow priest for the Diocese of Helena that passed away of a terminal illness in 2014, […]

Faith in Action: A Focus on Evangelization

The Foundation for the Diocese of Helena has given nearly $1,000,000 in grants to our Diocesan parishes and ministries since 2007. This year alone, we gave more than $103,000; but this grant cycle there was a twist. In previous years the grants went to everything from new hymnals to a new boiler, to roof repairs […]