Supported Ministries

Your Care and Share gift stays right here in our diocese to support important ministries and services which are vital to the life of our Church. These ministries and services allow each of us, as members of the Catholic family, to reach beyond our own church’s borders to share our faith and help each other in Christ’s name.

The 2021 Care and Share Annual Catholic Appeal provides funding and support for:

  • Bringing extern priests to our diocese so that all churches may be served sacramentally
  • Seminarian Education
  • Support of vocations through the Office of Vocations at the Chancery
  • Care of our retired and disabled priests
  • Funding the Diaconate ministry – training new Deacons for service in our parishes
  • Bishop’s travel to parishes for important events such as the Sacraments of Initiation, parish milestones, parish retreats and more
  • Bringing hope and healing to Catholics throughout our diocese through the marriage and family services offered through the diocesan office of the Tribunal
  • Providing stewardship/discipleship conferences and trainings
  • Coordinating diocesan ceremonies such as the Rite of Election, Chrism Mass and Ordinations
  • Adoption services through Catholic Social Services of Montana
  • Social justice and advocacy of caring for the poor and other Catholic teaching through the Montana Catholic Conference
  • Safe environment awareness for children and adults
  • Informative articles in “The Harvest”
  • Property and fiscal management
  • Human resources, legal and business support