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Chancery Closed October 20-24

Due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the Great Falls area, and out of an abundance of caution, the Chancery building of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings will be closed October 20-24, 2021.  Many Chancery staff members will be working remotely and so can still be reached via

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Bishop Warfel Issues Decree on Traditionis Custodes

On September 10th, 2021 Bishop Michael Warfel issued a Diocesan Decree on Traditionis Custodes, a Motu Proprio recently issued by Pope Francis.  In Traditionis Custodes the Pope insists on a clear distinction between the Mass celebrated according to the 1962 Missale Romanum and the Novus Ordo Mass.  These directives issued

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2021/2022 Diocese of Great Falls-Billings Seminarians

The Diocese of Great Falls-Billings is blessed to have two men studying for the priesthood during the 2021-2022 academic year.  Please pray for Thomas as he works to complete his Pre-Theology requirements at Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon  and for Matthew as he continues his studies at Sacred Heart Seminary

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Nearly 20 Participated in Young Adult Day

On Saturday, August 21st, nearly 20 individuals participated in the first Young Adult Day of Fellowship with the Bishop.  The afternoon started with a presentation on holiness by Father John Pankratz.  Following the presentation there was time for reflection and activities based off of the saints and other topics related

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Passing of Father Willie

It is with sadness, and yet great trust and joy in the Lord, that we announce the death of Father William Dsouza.  Fr. Willie passed away July 31 in Jhansi, India. He was an incardinated priest of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings who served here many years including at; St.

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Young Adult Day of Fellowship

Bishop Warfel invites all young adults (ages 21-35) of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings to a day of fellowship and fun on Saturday, August 21st.  The event will begin at 1:00 PM, with a Vigil Mass being offered by Bishop Warfel beginning at 4:00 PM, and a BBQ, yard games

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Ordination and First Mass of Father John Pankratz

Billings, Montana – On June 24th, 2021 at St. Patrick Co-Cathedral, Bishop Michael W. Warfel ordained Deacon John Pankratz to the holy priesthood.  The following morning, at St. Pius X Parish, Father John Pankratz celebrated his first Mass.  Photos from both celebrations are below. Ordination   First Mass

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Bishop Warfel Visits Young Adults Throughout the Diocese

Bishop Warfel has been visiting with young adult Catholics this past week. He was in Billings to speak at Theology on Tap with the Billings Catholic Young Adults and in Great Falls with Devotions on Draft speaking about “Made by God to Become a Saint.”  Both events were well attended,

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