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, […]

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 […]

George Leo Thomas Named First Archbishop of Las Vegas

On May 30, 2023, Pope Francis elevated the Diocese of Las Vegas to an archdiocese and named Las Vegas’ Bishop, the Most Reverend George Leo Thomas, a former bishop of the Diocese of Helena, Archbishop of Las Vegas. The new archdiocese includes the Diocese of Reno and Salt Lake City in its ecclesial jurisdiction. This […]

Father Son Car Club: Belgrade Group Resurrects Model T

Fr. Eric Gilbaugh, pastor of St. John Vianney parish in Belgrade, has long been an auto enthusiast. When he can, he also loves bringing his passion into his ministry. “I love working on old cars, and I’ve always wanted to start a car club,” Fr. Gilbaugh said. “As the idea developed, I thought: why not […]

Meet Our Seminarians 2023-2024

Meet the incredible young men studying to be priests for the Diocese of Helena in this three-part video series. Meet Our Seminarians 3 Videos Meet Our Seminarians – Part I 7:37 Meet Our Seminarians – Part II 12:53 Meet Our Seminarians – Part III 10:05 More About Seminarians Support Seminarian FormationView List of Seminarians & […]

Synod of Bishop’s Releases Synthesis Report | Synod on Synodality

After moving through local parish and diocese, national, and continental stages, the the members of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops gathered in October to analyze and compile all of the material from the continental stage into a Synthesis Report, released on October 28, 2023. The General Assembly consisted of lay […]

Pope Francis Releases Apostolic Exhortation “Laudate Deum”

On October 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Pope Francis released his Apostolic Exhortation Laudate Deum. This new exhortation is addressed “to all people of good will on the climate crisis,” and is the follow-up to his 2015 Encyclical on the environment Laudato Si. You can read the full text of Laudate Deum […]