A Message from Bishop Michael Warfel

I am currently in the middle of a two week road trip mostly for the purpose of celebrating the Completion of Christian Initiation (Confirmation/First Eucharist). All told, I have 36 this year. Father Jay Peterson has been delegated to celebrate the ones in Great Falls since Bishop Milone was not able to assist this year.

This coming 4th Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday, is also designated as World Day of Prayer for Vocations. In addition to highlighting prayer for vocations at parishes, please remember to include this theme in the liturgy especially in the homily.

This week Father Xavier Airimboor arrives in Great Falls from the Archdiocese of Agra, India. Fr. Xavier will be serving in Wibaux. We welcome him.

I’ve begun a process of reorganizing the Diocesan Finance Council. Letters recommending membership were solicited from all Pastors. The restructuring should begin soon. Also, we have received a number of applications for the Diocesan Worship position. Interviewing will begin in the near future.