What Do Religious Sisters Do in Montana?

Religious sisters offer significant support to many parishes, hospitals, schools, and other institutions located throughout the Diocese of Helena. Some of the ministries in which Sisters are involved in Montana include:

Senior Services w/ Families RCIA
Marriage Case Advocate Listening
Teaching (Elem. & HS)
Pre-School, Children, & Adult RE
Homebound/Nursing Home Visits
Minister of Communion to the Homebound
Sacramental Preparation
Pastoral Administration
Rural Ministry Liaison
Ecumenical Celebrations Coordination
Hospital Chaplain
CYC Convention Support
Widow Support
Bible Studies
Presider/Lector Guide Preparation
Confirmation Coordination
Ministerial Association
Diocesan RE Program
Campus Life
Liturgical Director
Diocesan Office of Worship
National Pastoral Musician Association
Deacon Formation Program
Building Project Coordination
Ecumenical Association for the Diocese
Pastoral Care Association
Cursillo Spiritual Director
Spiritual Life Coordinator
Weekend Prayer Retreat Coordinator
Community Service Boards
Special Needs for Children Coordinator
Group Home for Teenagers
Thrift Store Operation
Food Bank Board Member
School Principal
Habitat for Humanity
Sisters of Charity Social Justice Board
Meals on Wheels
Sister’s Council
Peace and Social Justice Committee
MAC Liaison
Land & Planning Commissions
Hospital Board
Montana Catholic Conference Board
Catholic Social Services for Montana Board
Mother Care
Computer Training
Economic Development Committee
Athletic Director
After-School Enrichment Program
Ski Teacher
Tooth Puller
Hospital Nursing Department Head
Rural Issues
Eucharistic Minister Training
Sacramental Preparation
Retirement Home Visitations
Prison Visits
Reservation Visits


What Are the Qualifications Needed to Become a Religious Sister?

A woman who feels called by God to dedicate her life as a Religious Sister ordinarily must have the following qualifications:

  • A desire to respond to God’s call
  • Capability for the active apostolates of the community
  • Freedom from debts other than educational loans
  • Good health
  • Single person between the ages of 20 and 45
  • Membership in the Catholic Church long enough to understand and to have embraced life, faith, and worship of the Catholic tradition
  • Education or work experience beyond high school