The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us. The visible rites by which the sacraments are celebrated signify and make present the graces proper to each sacrament. They bear fruit in those who receive them with the required dispositions. (CCC 1131)

Memorials & Special Intentions

If you would like to request a Memorial or Special Intention please contact the parish office. (406) 442-5825

Q. How are the fruits of the Mass distributed?

A. The fruits of the Mass are distributed thus: 

  1. The first benefit is bestowed on the priest who says the Mass; 

  2. The second on the person for whom the Mass is said, or for the intention for which it is said;

  3. The third on those who are present at the Mass, and particularly on those who serve it, and

  4.  The fourth on all the faithful who are in communion with the Church. (1)

Mass Intentions can be any of the six options:

  1. For the Deceased.

  2. A living person who is Sick or Dying.

  3. A living person's birthday, anniversary, or special moment.

  4. In thanksgiving to God.

  5. In thanksgiving for a prayer answered from a Blessed or Saint.

  6. For a prayer intention (as long as this intention does not contradict the teachings of the Church).

1 Baltimore Catechism, 923