Diaconate Ordination of Dillon Armstrong | May 2024

With Praise and Thanksgiving to Almighty God The Diocese of Helena joyfully announces the Ordination to the Sacred Order of Deacons of Dillon Armstrong through the invocation of the Holy Spirit and the imposition of hands by The Most Reverend Austin A. Vetter on Friday, May 31st, 2024 at 3:00 pm in the Cathedral of St. […]

2021-2024 Synod Releases National Synthesis of the People of God in the U.S.

The National Synthesis of the People of God in the United States of America for the Interim Stage marks the completion of the Interim Stage of the 2021-2024 Synod: For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission.   Following the conclusion of the First Session of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod in October 2023, the […]

Priest and Personnel Appointments Effective July 1, 2024

Bishop Vetter is pleased to announce the parish and personnel appointments, effective July 1, 2024 unless otherwise noted. Father Stan Rog – Administrator of Risen Christ Parish, Kalispell, for a fourth three-year term and Administrator of St. Matthew Parish, Kalispell, for a second three-year term. Father Kyle Tannehill – Parochial Vicar, Resurrection University Parish, Bozeman, […]

Eucharistic Congress 2024

Over 550 Catholics of all ages converged at Carroll College on a snowy weekend in March for the Diocese of Helena’s annual Eucharistic Congress. This third Congress held by the Diocese is part of the ongoing Eucharistic Revival throughout the Church in the United States. The revival aims to form and deepen Catholic’s understanding of, […]

Marriage Blessing Event Held in Helena

On February 9th, Bishop Vetter warmly welcomed 90 married couples to an evening of celebration at the Cathedral of St. Helena. The couples represented a spectrum of milestones, from newlyweds to those who had shared nearly seven decades of marriage. The evening commenced with the solemn celebration of Mass, where couples renewed their commitment to […]

To See Our Risen Lord

The gospels do not depict the resurrection. They allow us to see, with the myrrh-bearing women and with Peter and John, the empty tomb. They allow us to hear the proclamation. And they describe the risen Lord’s appearances. But the resurrection is not depicted. As the Exsultet sings: “O truly blessed night, worthy alone to […]

Montana’s Bishops Issue a Call to Defend Life

Letter from the Catholic Bishops of Montana on the Abortion Amendment Constitutional Initiative (CI-128) As Catholics, we treasure life as a precious gift from God and recognize our sacred duty to nurture and protect every human life from the moment of conception through natural death. Created in the image of God with a dignity not […]

Continue the Mission

I recently attended a showing of the Angel Studios movie Cabrini, based on the inspiring true story of our first American Saint, Frances Xavier Cabrini. As she struggles to build an Empire of Hope through serving poor immigrants, the Pope asks her how she will fund her endeavors. Her reply is simple: “Begin the mission, […]

On Our Way with Camino

The Church takes recordkeeping seriously, and for good reasons. From my family and I in our pew on Sunday to pilgrims at the Vatican, there is a need for good records and data. On a global scale, the Secretariat of State at the Vatican annually requires diocesan and archdiocesan statistical reports. These require data from […]

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 […]