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Upcoming Events

Sr. Mary Michael Fox, OP
Author & Catechetical Consultant

Sr. Mary Michael Fox will give several talks across the Diocese of Helena introducing Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a method of educating children in Christ based on Scripture, the Catholic liturgy, and the pedagogical principles of Maria Montessori. Sr. Mary Michael’s recent work, Following God’s Pedagogy: Principles for Children’s Catechesis, is on how CGS aligns with the 202 Directory for Catechesis. You can learn more about CGS HERE.

March 4th – Holy Rosary Parish (Bozeman)

March 5th – Cathedral of St. Helena

March 6th – St. Anthony Parish Life Center (Missoula)

Catechist Training: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

YOU ARE INVITED to become a trained CGS catechist. These trainings provide beautiful faith formation for adults, preparing them to encounter the Lord with children through Scripture and the liturgy. Formation team: Sr. Mary Rose Bingham, OP, assisted by Sr. Christiana Marie René, SMMC.

Where: Saint Matthew’s Church, Kalispell

Dates: April 4-7, May 2-5, and June 2-9

Tuition: $535 for 90 hours of Formation — Scholarships available.

Contact: Kim Maes 406-752-6788 |


Next Meeting: Tuesday, Feb. 6th

Liturgical Catechesis Short Course

Following the 2024 Youth Ministry Leaders Retreat at the Fairmont Hot Springs with Dr. James Pauley, the Diocese is offering a webinar series to continue the formation. Each webinar will consist of three discussions:  (1) a section of Dr. Pauley’s Liturgical Catechesis in the 21st Century; (2) a rich and relevant primary theological source (e.g., a sermon of St. Augustine; Sacrosanctum Concilium); a practical application.

Who is this for? This course will benefit priests, deacons, lay pastoral leaders (DREs, catechists, youth ministers), school religion teachers, and anyone responsible for handing on the faith (which includes all baptized adults)

Dates: Feb 6; Mar 5; Apr 2; May 7 (first Tuesday of each month)
Time: 7:00-8:15pm (tentative)
Cost: $25 (materials fee, includes Dr. Pauley’s book)
Questions: Contact Dr. Barrett at or 406-389-7054