Death of Father James Birkmaier


Fr. James Birkmaier, a Priest of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings died today, March 8, 2023 in Great Falls.  Fr. Birkmaier was ordained May 18, 1968 and served 54 years as a priest in our diocese at Sacred Heart in Miles City, St. Ann Cathedral in Great Falls, St. Matthew in Sidney, St. Theresa in Lambert, St. Peter and Paul in Great Falls, St. Raphael in Glasgow, St. Leo in Lewistown, Immaculate Conception in Wolf Point, the hospital system in Great Falls, and Immaculate Conception in Ft. Benton.  His full obituary is found hereThe Funeral for Fr. Birkmaier is, a Vigil Service at 7:00pm Friday, March 10 at Holy Spirit in Great Falls and a Funeral Mass at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 11 at Holy Spirit in Great Falls.  May he rest in peace.