Fr. Richard Anthony Kluk

February 12, 1953-December 8, 2021 Father Richard Anthony Kluk died the morning of December 8, 2021, after a long illness and hospitalization at the Logan Medical Center in Kalispell. He was 68 and served as a priest for 11 years. Richard Anthony Kluk was born February 12, 1953, in Lincoln, Illinois, the son of Dr. […]

Fr. John Miller

May 5, 1948 – September 22, 2021 John Patrick Miller was born in O’Neill, Nebraska, on May 5, 1948, the son of Marvin Miller and Mary Constance Golden Miller. Following graduation from St. Mary’s Catholic School in O’Neill, he studied at Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska, in 1970. In 1969 he began summer employment with […]

Fr. Jacob U. Vadekkekudy

November 18, 1932 – September 19, 2021 Jacob U. Vadakkekudy was born in Kadavoor, Kerala, India, on November 18, 1932, and was baptized at St. George Parish there.  Following seminary training at St. Joseph Pontifical College in Alwaye, Kerala, India, he was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Kothamangalam in Kerala, India, on March […]

Fr. Michael Mallory Smith

December 29, 1938 – February 23, 2021 Father Michael Mallory Smith, 82, passed away on Tuesday evening, February 23, 2021, at The Living Centre in Stevensville, Montana, where he resided the past several years. Michael Mallory Smith was born December 29, 1938 in Spokane, Washington, the son of Adolphe Smith and Gwendolyn Mallory Smith.  He […]

Fr. Daniel Driscoll

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] September 21, 1950 – November 26, 2020 Father Daniel Driscoll, age 70, passed away November 26, 2020, Thanksgiving Day at Big Sky Living Center. Dan will be sadly missed by his sister, brothers, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and his church family. Dan was born September 21, 1950 in Butte, to Jamie and Ellen […]

Father Jeremiah T. Sullivan

July 16, 1937 – September 2, 2020 Father Jeremiah T. Sullivan, 83, died at Bee Hive Homes in Helena, Montana, on September 2, 2020. For nearly 57 years he ministered as priest at Carroll College, and often substituted at parishes throughout the Helena Diocese. Jeremiah Thomas Sullivan was born in Butte, Montana, on July 16, […]

Fr. Raymond James Hannigan

July 14, 1927 – July 18, 2020 Mesa, Arizona – It is with great sadness that the family of Father Raymond James Hannigan announces his passing in Mesa, Arizona at the age of 93 in his home surrounded by loved ones. Father Ray was born in Schumacher, Ontario, Canada on July 14th, 1927. He is […]

Fr. James W. Hazelton

February 6, 1927 – March 18, 2020 Father Hazelton was born February 6, 1927 in Helena to Wilfred and Stella Hazelton. He lived the first five years in Townsend and became a resident of Helena when the family moved there. He attended St. Helena Grade School, Cathedral High School and graduated from Carroll College in […]

Father Stephen Joseph Tallman

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]April 10, 1930 – February 24, 2020 In Father’s own words: “For a Christian to live in this world in fidelity to Jesus Christ preparing to meet Him in the next world is primary.  The more so for a Catholic priest, whether it is noted in an obituary or not. This factor should influence all […]

Archbishop Alexander J. Brunett

January 17, 1934 – January 31, 2020 Archbishop Brunett served as Bishop of Helena from 1994 to 1997. Our Diocesan Church is grateful for his great care and service. We pray in thanksgiving for his life and that he be granted eternal rest in the loving embrace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The […]

Father Joseph Byron Oblinger

May 25, 1921 -Sep 18, 2019 Father Joseph B. Oblinger died at his residence in Bozeman, Montana, the morning of September 18, 2019. In May 2019 he celebrated his 98th birthday and his 73rd anniversary of ordination; thereby being the Diocese of Helena priest oldest in age and longest ordained. Joseph B. Oblinger was born […]