Moments to Celebrate!


As you plan your special day with us …

Susan our marriage preparation coordinator  is happy to answer any questions you may have

Frequently Asked Questions

Marriage Preparation 2023-2024

Click the following links for  information on marrying at St Francis Xavier:

Take a Virtual tour of St. Francis Xavier Church (drag your mouse to move around the church)

Diocese of Helena    The Diocese of Helena Suitable Place for Outdoor Wedding

Questions regarding Family Ministry and Marriage Preparation please contact Susan Standley



We look forward to welcoming new members into our parish community!

Baptism Preparation for Infant/Child – Pre-Registration Is Required with Katy McKinnon


First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation

First Reconciliation preparation is offered in the Fall each year. Second graders and above, who have been baptized Catholic, are invited to experience this sacrament in preparation for receiving their First Holy Communion. Please contact Michele Dexter      2023 Parent Handbook



2023-24 Schedule

Preparation for 1st Reconciliation & Communion 

All Classes meet Sundays 9 am to 9:55 am in the Dave Thomas Room of the Loyola Center (1st room to the right as you enter the building on the cornor of Pine Street and Owen) Parents please see handbook for details. 2023 Parent Handbook

August 27, 2023 Sunday. 9am to 9:55 am Mandatory  parent only meeting.

September 10 Class #1 for First Reconciliation

September 24

October 8

October 22

November 12

December 3 with parents

December 4, 2023 6:30 pm in the church Sacrament of First Reconciliation

January 7 Class #1 for First Holy Communion

January 21

February 11

March 3

April 14

April 21, 2024 1:00 pm in the church Sacrament of First Holy Communion

If needed due to a large class an additional date of April 28, 2024 at 1:00 pm will be added.



The Sacrament of Confirmation is offered to those baptized in the Catholic faith in the 6th through the 12th grade.

Young Adults contact: Please contact our  Director of Jr. High & High School Youth Ministry Jack Peed 

Adult Confirmation is offered in conjunction with our RCIA process. Please contact Fr. Hightower 406.542.0321

2024 Schedule

Confirmation classes:

Jan. 14: Parents & Students Info session
Jan. 28: Session 2
Feb. 11: Session 3
Feb. 25: Session 4
March 10: Session 5
March 24: Dinner w/ Sponsors & Students
May 19: Confirmation Mass with Bishop Vetter

Please Contact Jack for more information and to register your son or daughter for Confirmation.

Religious Life / Ordained Ministries

If you are contemplating a vocation feel free to speak with our of our priests. Additionally more information maybe found through our links for both Diocesan as well as Jesuit Vocations