Mission Statement

As the faith community of Risen Christ Parish, we are committed to the tradition of the Holy Roman Catholic church to be servants of Christ through steadfast acts of love, charity and compassion for the people of our northwest Montana community and for the world. We openly share the truth of Christ with all people in our humble service to God.
The commissions that coordinate the sacramental life of Risen Christ Parish follow from the Mission Statement: GOALS FAMILY LIFE & SOCIAL JUSTICE — To find ways to nourish the love, trust and intimacy within families, so that all human persons are given the respect and dignity due them. BUILDING, GROUNDS & OFFICE — To build a community of people who know each other, care about each other, and work together in providing time, talent, and treasure toward accomplishing our Mission as parish. EVANGELIZATION — To call our community to an ever deepening faith and to be a witness of this faith. COMMUNITY — To become a community of loving, caring, sharing people who profess Jesus as Lord within the Catholic tradition. (Please sign up as a family, couple or individual) SPIRITUAL LIFE & WORSHIP — Recognizing the liturgy as the source and summit of our life in Christ, we seek to become a worshiping community, deepening and strengthening the faith of all who gather here.

Everyone is needed

We also welcome all parishioners who travel seasonally to join our Ministries while you are in town. Please let us know what months you are available.

Religious Formation Grades K-7

  • Teacher / Catechist
  • Class Volunteer
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Snack Preparer


Religious Formation Grades 8-12

  • Teacher / Catechist
  • Class Volunteer
  • Chaperone
  • Retreats
  • Snack Preparer

According to Diocesan policy, volunteers for the Youth and Child Religious Formation programs will be subject to a background check and required to attend Awareness Training — Virtus.


Council Ministries

  • Pastoral Council Member
  • Finance Council Member
  • Annual Catholic Appeal Team
  • Stewardship Team
  • Liturgical Committee Member
  • Knights of Columbus Member


Grounds and Maintenance

  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • Handyman
  • Plumbing
  • General Repair
  • Landscaping
  • Occasional Cleaning
  • Painting
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Odd Jobs

Liturgical Ministries


Arts and Environment

  • Planner
  • Banner Maker
  • Ironing
  • Sewer
  • Designer
  • Church decoration
  • Florist / Plant Care
  • Linen Care



  • Cantor
  • Choir Member
  • Musician



  • Office Help
  • Ministry Scheduler
  • Bulletin Proofreader
  • Pictorial Directory
  • Bulletin Stuffer
  • Webmaster


Retreat Experience
(willing to help or coordinate)

  • Engaged Encounter
  • Marriage Encounter
  • Retrouvaille
  • Cursillo / Ultreya
  • Confirmation Retreat
  • RCIA Retreat
  • CYRO Search



  • Greeter
  • Newcomers Welcome
  • Dinner Club
  • Pot Luck Suppers
  • Food Preparer
  • Event Set Up Team
  • Event Clean Up Team
  • Funeral Luncheon
  • Young Adults
  • Socials
  • Ladies LUncheon
  • Dish Washer
  • Server for Events
  • Special Events
  • Rummage Sale
  • Funeral Vigil



  • Prayer Line Caller
  • RCIA Prayer Team
  • Witness Speaker
  • Small Group Bible Study Leader



  • RCIA Sponsor
  • Confirmation Sponsor


Adult Formation

  • Poster / Advertising Help
  • Bible Study Leader
  • Marriage Preparation Coordinator
  • Program for Lay Ministry (PFLM)
  • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
    • Team Member
    • Faith Witness (share experience)
    • Teacher
    • Sharer of the Word
    • Retreat Help


Social Justice

  • Holiday Baskets
  • Basket Assembly
  • Soup Suppers
    • Planners
    • Setup / Tear Down
  • Bereavement Ministry
  • Support Group for Divorced
  • Widows / widowers Support Group
  • Pro Life
  • Community Garden


Contact the Parish Office to Sign Up

If you are interested in signing up for any of the above mentioned areas, please download and indicate on this brochure or contact the parish office directly.

Download the Application for Volunteer Services

Safe Environment Virtus Training

The Diocese of Helena is committed to the care and safety of children and vulnerable adults. Materials posted on the diocesan website represent components of a comprehensive plan to ensure the care and the safety of those we serve.

  • A Criminal Background Check is required for all personnel: volunteer and paid, before interaction in programs with minors.
  • All personnel involved in programs with minors, must attend a comprehensive training program. Virtus training includes recognizing and reporting signs/possible signs of abuse. Continued training includes monthly bulletins for all priests, deacons, lay employees and volunteers working with children or vulnerable adults.

Learn more about VIRTUS