Bishop Michael Warfel will ordain Deacon John Pankratz to the Holy Priesthood later this month at St. Patrick’s Co-Cathedral in Billings. Please pray for Deacon John, his family, and our 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,
Dear Sisters and Brothers of the Catholic Church in Eastern Montana, The steady increase in the numbers of Catholics attending Mass on Sundays, even with the dispensation yet in force, indicates the importance many Catholic place on the Eucharist. They know that Eucharist is at the heart of our
Bishop Warfel has announced the following ministry assignments effective July 1, 2021. For a .PDF view of the announcement click here. Additionally, Bishop Warfel has released the following guidelines in response to the current situation with Covid-19. For a .PDF view of the guidelines click here.
Bishop Warfel welcomes Sr. Agnes Varghese, SJ (far right) to the Diocese. She will be serving at Sacred Heart in Miles City, MT. Sr Agnes arrived to Montana yesterday with Sr. Alice Jacob, SJ, the Superior General of the Sisters of Jesus in India.
There is a nice article in Catholic Extension Magazine about Sr. Mary Dostal and her ministry at Angela’s Piazza in Billings. Over the next year our Diocese will receive $155,000.00 from Catholic Extension, mostly for grants for Priests Salary and lay ministry salaries in our rural parishes. Read the article
We pray for Sr. Lilian Onovo and Sr. Mary Charles Nwoke, Missionary Sisters of Divine Providence, who made their final vows Sunday March 21, 2021 at St. Ann Cathedral in Great Falls. The sisters currently teach at St. Paul Mission School in Hays, MT.
Bishop Michael Warfel Bishop of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments released a “Note” on February 18, 2021 for bishops regarding the celebration of Holy Week for this year. Basically, the Congregation said that the special instructions given by them
Darren Eultgen Chancellor Bishop Michael Warfel has named Angel Turoski as the new Diocesan Schools Superintendent effective July 1, 2021. “The Diocese of Great Falls-Billings is most fortunate in securing an individual such as Mrs. Turoski to succeed Dr. Tim Uhl and carry forward the important initiatives he introduced,” said
The Diocese of Great Falls-Billings continues to develop our new YouTube Channel. We are excited to have this new means of reaching out to the people of our diocese. When you visit the channel, please be sure to subscribe to it. In order to stream live video from special liturgies
This event is held about every three years, and is attended by hundreds of thousands of Catholics, including the Pope himself. Any individual is invited to attend the event, but most of the activities and messages are geared toward individuals 15-35. The next World Youth Day is scheduled for August 2023 in