Eucharistic Congress & CYC Convention 2023

Of the 500 registered, just over 200 adults and 250 youth made it through or avoided isolated snowstorms to attend the 2nd annual Diocesan Eucharistic Congress and CYC Convention at Carroll College. The weekend featured Catholic catechesis, fellowship, keynotes, music, and 12 workshops, inspiring families and Catholics of all ages. The congress aimed to reconnect […]

National Marriage Week Feb. 7-14

“The image of God is the married couple: the man and the woman; not only the man, not only the woman, but both of them together. This is the image of God: love, God’s covenant with us is represented in that covenant between man and woman. And this is very beautiful!” (Pope Francis, General Audience, […]

World Youth Day Lisbon! Two Montana- Based Opportunities

01/19/2023     Mandy Bell, and Fr. Tom Lankenau, SJ are heading up separate World Youth Day pilgrimage trips. Each pilgrimage includes some great opportunities, and both are open for people to join. Trip One: Montana World Youth Day Pilgrims led by Mandy Bell July 25 – August 7 Lourdes (Paris), Loyola (Spain), Santiago De Compostela, Lisbon […]

New Vocations in the Diocese Helena

The Diocese of Helena is filled with joy and pride that young people from across our diocese and beyond continue to heed the Lord’s call in their lives. This year we celebrate the addition of five new Seminarians and two young women entering religious communities. Whether to the priesthood, religious life, married life, or single […]

Fr. Stuart Long Named Lumen Christi Award Finalist

The late Father Stuart (Stu) Long has been named a finalist for the 2022-2023 Lumen Christi Award through Catholic Extension. Father Stu grew up in Helena and attended Carroll College, where he would go on to become a state boxing champion. While raised agnostic, several events in his life, including a near-fatal motorcycle accident, inspired […]

Catholic Advocacy and the Legislative Session

Matt Brower, Executive Director | Montana Catholic Conference In less than two months, Montana legislators will gather in Helena for the beginning of the 68th legislative session. I anticipate another busy session with numerous bills of specific interest to Catholics and have a good idea of some of the key issues our legislature will be […]

CSSM Expanding Services

CSSM Staff For nearly 70 years, Catholic Social Services of Montana (CSSM) has been building families through its ministry of providing adoption services and support for mothers, children, and families in-need. This ministry includes its Baby Boutique, which provides diapers, clothes, formula, etc., free of charge. On May 2nd, 2022, Scott Held was appointed the […]

Fr. Robert J. Hall

January 30, 1959 – October 28, 2022 Father Robert J. Hall, 63, died in Butte, Montana, October 28, 2022. Robert Joseph Hall was born January 30, 1959, in Butte, Montana, the son of Garland Hall and Helen Harrington.  He attended schools in Butte, Carroll College in Helena, and Mount Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, Oregon. […]

Montana Bishops’ Statement: Born Alive Act

The following statement was issued on 09/29/2022 to Catholic parishes, ministries and families in the State of Montana. Download Statement for Print (PDF) Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share this post

Bishop Vetter Invited to Ordain Seminarians in Rome

Bishop Vetter was invited to be the ordaining Bishop for his nephew’s class at their Diaconate Ordination in St. Peter’s Basilica on Thursday, September 29, 2022.  A seminarian for the Diocese of Bismarck, Steven Vetter is in his fourth year of study at the Pontifical North American College, the American seminary in Rome where Bishop […]

Msgr. Joseph D. Harrington

August 24, 1930 – July 7, 2022 Monsignor Joseph D. Harrington, 91, died of natural causes at his residence in Helena, Montana on July 7, 2022. Joseph Dennis Harrington was born in Butte, Montana, August 24, 1930, to Joseph D. Harrington, Sr. and Veronica Bear Harrington. Later Florence Pohndorf Harrington became his stepmother. He attended […]