Saturday of the 4th week of Lent

We need to pay attention to the crowd’s reaction to Jesus and the Pharisees’ words. The crowds are confused by Jesus’ example and words: “‘This is truly a Prophet.’ Others said ‘This is the Christ.’” The crowd is divided about how to understand Jesus. His words have an authority unlike[…]

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Pandemic Novena Day 9 (final day)

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Father in Heaven, have mercy on us and on the whole world. We come to you today with our fears and concerns — You know what’s in our hearts. We love You, trust You,[…]

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Friday of the 4th week of Lent

Let’s face it, life tough. We have many concerns and worry as well as challenges and trials. Right now we are caught in the midst of many different trials: fear, worry, anxiety, boredom, cabin fever. The Book of Wisdom sheds some light on this issues. The main point of the[…]

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Update from Bishop Vetter

Bishop Vetter has sent an updated letter regarding the way the Diocese will respond both to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Montana and Gov. Bullock’s directives to “stay at home.” The full letter can be found on the Diocesan website (diocesehelena.org) as well as our Facebook page (Holy[…]

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Pandemic Novena Day 8

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Father in Heaven, have mercy on us and on the whole world. We come to you today with our fears and concerns — You know what’s in our hearts. We love You, trust You,[…]

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Thursday of the 4th week of Lent

Today’s Gospel is both cryptic and confusing. What is Jesus talking about with witnesses and him being witnessed about? The issues centers on who to trust. Think about it this way. When you hear something, what does it take to believe the source you are hearing about it from? Are[…]

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Pandemic Novena Day 7

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Father in Heaven, have mercy on us and on the whole world. We come to you today with our fears and concerns — You know what’s in our hearts. We love You, trust You,[…]

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Pandemic Novena Day 6

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Father in Heaven, have mercy on us and on the whole world. We come to you today with our fears and concerns — You know what’s in our hearts. We love You, trust You,[…]

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Solemnity of the Annunciation

“Here I am Lord. I come to do your will.” With these words we respond to the Responsorial Psalm for today as well as tie the Mass together, namely Mary’s response. Ponder with me for a moment Mary’s response to the angel. An angel appears to Mary without ever giving[…]

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How to make a Spiritual Communion

As the suspension of masses continues and we are getting further from our habits of celebrating Mass together and receiving communion, I thought it would be helpful to both explain the action of making a spiritual communion as well as tips for engaging in a televised Mass. The idea of[…]

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