Ss. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church
All parish Masses have recommenced following Bishop Vetter's guidelines for wearing masks and social distancing.
Parish is open from 10AM-2PM, Mon - Fri.
Confession - Wednesday following the 12PM Mass or by appointment
Roman Catholic Church of East Helena, Montana
We have received permission from Bishop Vetter to begin having Masses again. We will have Mass during our regularly scheduled times: 4:30PM Saturday, 8:00AM and 10:15AM Sunday and St. John the Baptist, Clancy at 11:00AM Sunday. Mass at Our Lady of the Lake is concluded for the season.
Bishop Vetter has affirmed that effective immediately, masks or face coverings must be worn in parish related indoor spaces open to the public in keeping with the directives of the State of Montana. This is a public health issue, we are seeking to ensure the safety and health of everyone.
So, when our spaces—churches, offices, schools—are open to the public, masks or face coverings must be worn by all ages 5 and older, this includes Mass. It also applies to outdoor gatherings of greater than 50, where social distancing cannot be maintained. Reminder: social events/gatherings, potlucks, coffee/donuts are not allowed at this time.
Masks or face coverings should be used by everyone entering or leaving the building, during Mass and while in hallways, bathrooms, and common areas. The parish has a limited number of masks available in case you forget yours.
We will also have daily Mass at noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and Thursday morning. HOWEVER, we have restrictions to follow so that we are in compliance with state requirements.
Additionally, the Bishop will celebrate a private, livestreamed Mass: at noon Monday through Friday; Saturday at 5:00 pm and Sunday at 11:00 am from the Cathedral. You can view these livestreams on the Cathedral YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7rUplcmp1dWk361pF7lTSg.
Bishop Vetter - "Even though many things have had to be canceled, love is not one of them. Do what you can to help others, especially the elderly, the disabled, the poor and the isolated, taking all necessary precautions. As Christians, it is our duty to help others."
Ss. Cyril and Methodius
The church will be open for personal prayer Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., as long as social distancing is maintained.
Confessions at Ss. Cyril and Methodius
Wednesday following the 12PM Mass or by appointment; please call the parish office and leave a message.
Faith Formation programs will recommence in the Fall and adhere to Diocesan and local health precautions but at this point we are uncertain of the details.
Faith Formation from Home
Want to practice your Faith and Social Distancing at the same time! Check below for resources available to you and your families:
Bishop Vetter's Friday Message: Weekly messages from Bishop Vetter on faith and life within the Diocese of Helena: https://www.youtube.com/c/dioceseofhelena
Online Summer Ministry Program: While we can’t be face-to-face, we’re very excited to come together and share the Catholic Faith with our campers, youth event-goers and their families! From June 15th to August 14th, Legendary Lodge & OYYAM will offer free online youth ministry programs. Programs will include video, activities and some online interaction and will be found here: https://diocesehelena.org/summer20/
MyParishApp: Download the App by texting "app" to #88202. A link will be sent to download the app. You can find our bulletin there as well as Sunday homilies from Bishop Barron, Fr. Mike Schmitz, and Scott Hahn. There's lots of other info as well.
ODBfilms.com: All of their resources have recently been made available for free online!
Ascension Presents YouTube Channel (youtube.com/ascensionpresents): Hours of quality content from some of the best Catholic speakers.
Ave Maria Press YouTube Channel (youtube.com/avemariapress): Book reviews, Lenten resources, short videos on topics that are relevant to everyday Catholics, and more!
Formed.org: Think “Netflix for Catholics,” this is an online hub of some of the most well-produced, popular, entertaining, and Catholic media. Many parishes have paid for a subscription for their parishioners to access the content for free! Contact your parish for details.
LifeTeen (lifeteen.com): In addition to their gathered ministry resources that many of our parishes currently use, LifeTeen does offer some free resources that are great for individuals and families. Specifically, check out their weekly Lenten series on YouTube called “Lectio Live.”
Diocese of Helena Resources: Find Bishop Vetter’s Friday Video series along with homily podcasts from several of our diocesan priests at: https://diocesehelena.org/