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
Shortly after the disastrous flood that devastated areas of Park, Stillwater and Carbon Counties, parishioners across the Diocese of Great Falls/Billings asked what they and their parishes could do to support the many flood victims. Soon the “Yellowstone Valley Flood Victim Appeal” was established. The many parishes partnered with Catholic
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
June 30, 2022 was the deadline for dioceses in the United States to submit a Diocesan Synthesis document reflecting the feedback received during the diocesan portion of the Pope’s Universal Synod on Synodality. The Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, under the leadership of Bishop Michael Warfel, conducted a Universal Synod listening
It was with great joy that Bishop Michael Warfel, along with Archbishop Alexander Sample and Bishop Austin Vetter, ordained and consecrated Bishop Jeffrey Fleming to the Episcopate on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. To view photos and see a recording of the celebration visit the Episcopal Ordination page of this site.
The Man of the Shroud is a presentation on the Shroud of Turin. Well known Shroud expert, Jim Bertrand, will bring a replica of the Shroud as well as a one hour presentation so you can see for yourself one of the most studied artifacts in the world. If indeed
The grand prize drawing for the second annual Diocesan Raffle was held today, May 20th, at the Chancery of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings. Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and congratulations to our winners! Grand Prize-2022 Hideout Camper or $15,000 Cash Winner-Jon Larson, Hudson, Wisconsin 2nd Prize-2022 Honda
In a special edition of The Harvest, Bishop Warfel has published the final document of the diocesan synod held in 2021. Every registered household in the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings was mailed a copy of this document. To read this document electronically visit http://www.theharvestnews.org/gods-people-the-domestic-family-of-eastern-montana/. For all documents related to the
Bishop Warfel is pleased to announce that the relics of St. Bernadette Soubirous, the visionary of the apportions at Lourdes, France, will be on display for veneration from Wednesday, June 22st-Friday, June 24th. Specific details for the visit can be found here. With additional prayer resources found here.
The Bishops of Great Falls-Billings and Helena have concluded their search for an Executive Director, to replace Twila Costigan (retired). The bishops are pleased to announce that Scott Held has accepted the position of Executive Director began May 1, 2022. Scott is a native of Montana and a graduate of