Miles City to Host Eucharistic Revival Event

Over the next eight months, each of the five vicariates of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, will be hosting local Eucharistic Revival Events.  The first vicariate to do so is the Miles City Vicariate.  “Exploring the Eucharist” will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022.  See the Exploring the Eucharist flyer for specific details. As […]

Diocesan Council of Catholic Women 2022 Conference

Over 40 members of the Council of Catholic Women (CCW) met for the 2022 Great Falls-Billings Diocesan CCW Conference.  Representatives from all over the diocese met on September 23-24 at St. Mary’s Parish in Malta, Montana.  This was the first time in several years the group was able to gather in person for this annual […]

US National Synthesis for Universal Synod Published

The USCCB has published the National Synthesis Document in both English and Spanish.  This document is a product of the Regional Synthesis Documents which were submitted in July.  To view the Diocesan, Region XII, or the National Synthesis Document visit our Universal Synod page on the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings website.

Diocesan Staff Retreat Day

The Chancery Staff of the Diocese spent Wednesday, August 31, 2022 on retreat at the Poor Clare’s Monastery in Great Falls.  This retreat was led by Ann Garrido, the author of Redeeming Administration.  It was a day filled with reflection, presentation, group conversation, and of course the celebration of the Holy Mass.  Below is a […]

Permanent Deacons Retreat at Rock Creek in Red Lodge

Deacons and their wives from across the diocese were able to gather for the annual Diocese of Great Falls-Billings Permanent Deacon Retreat, 25-28 August, at Rock Creek in Red Lodge.  Bishop Michael Warfel was the retreat master and made six wonderful presentations on very timely topics for deacons as well as leading discussion.  We were […]

Back to School

Catholic School students from throughout the Diocese are returning to school this week.  We pray for the students, parents, teachers, and staff of our schools.  Pictured here are a group of students and parents from this morning’s welcome at Great Falls Central by Bishop Warfel (and Tilly), and Bishop Fleming.  The Diocese of Great Falls-Billings […]

Bishop Warfel on Going to Communion

Every issue of The Harvest (the bimonthly diocesan newsletter) begins with an article written by the Local Ordinary (the Bishop) of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings.  Since the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has initiated a three year Eucharistic Revival, which began in June 2022, Bishop Warfel selected reception of Holy Eucharist as his […]

Bishop Fleming Visits St. Thomas Camp

On Monday, July 25 Bishop Fleming toured camp with Fr. Garrett Nelson and Lori Purpura as well as  visited the campers at St Thomas Camp in Monarch.  He had Mass then spoke to the young people about his new ministry as Coadjutor Bishop and the symbols of his office during a question and answer period. […]

Pope Francis Visits Canada

We are blessed to welcome the Holy Father to the North American continent. Pope Francis will be visiting the First Nations People of Canada July 24-29.  To follow the events and for further information visit

Matthew Solarz Ordained Deacon

Bishop Michael Warfel ordained Matthew Solarz a Deacon last week at St. Patrick in Billings.  Deacon Matthew is a Seminarian at Sacred Heart Seminary (School of Theology) in Wisconsin and after a final year of discernment could be ordained a priest this time next year.  Deacon Matthew is currently working on a summer internship at […]