College of Consultors
The principal advisory group to the Bishop, the College of Consultors provides advice and guidance to the Bishop for all matters of import impacting the diocesan Church.
Monsignor Kevin O’Neill, V.G.; Fathers John Darragh, Michael Drury, Thomas Haffey, Robert Hall, Edward Hislop, Marc Lenneman, Thomas O'Donnell and Leo Proxell; Father John Robertson serves as secretary.
Diocesan Building Commission
The Building Commission reviews and approves all building projects – both new and remodeling – and is to be consulted for any changes in the liturgical space in a Church.
Father Edward Hislop; Pete McNamee, Monsignor Kevin O’Neill, V.G.; Jock Palmquist; Father Gary Reller; Father John Robertson; Donna Rogne; Marty Schuma.
Historic Preservation Committee
This subcommittee of the Diocesan Building Commission reviews all requests for sale or demolition of Church property.
Ellen Baumler; Sister Dolores Brinkel, SCL; Steve Hamilton; Lorna Johns; Tom O’Connell; Robert Raemacker.
Diocesan Finance Council
The Council advises the Bishop on all aspects of diocesan finances and carries out the roles designated to it by Church law.
Susan Bjerke; Sheri Broudy; Mark Cross; Monsignor Joseph Harrington; Dennis Loveless, chair; Lori Murphy-Moullet; Maureen Stohl; Chuck Turner. Ex-officio: Monsignor Kevin O’Neill, V.G.; Father John Robertson; Sister Rita McGinnis; Pete McNamee; Carmae Fawaz.
Diocesan Pastoral Council
At the direction of the Bishop, the Diocesan Pastoral Council reviews, plans, and evaluates matters pertaining to the pastoral life and mission of the Diocese of Helena. Bishop Thomas constituted a Diocesan Pastoral Council in the fall of 2005 to assist the diocesan pastoral planning process. Members include priests, deacons, religious, and laity of the diocese.
Duties have been discharged. New Council to be constituted in the future.
The Commission offers consultation regarding liturgical questions and issues. It presents diocesan and local workshops designed to meet the needs of particular parishes and to assist in the implementation of the liturgical rites of the Church.
Father Edward Hislop
1475 Eaton St.
Missoula MT 59801
Joe Beausoleil; Vicki Burgmeier; Deacon Jim Butts; Dale Fleck; Father Jeff Fleming; Sister Mary Agnes Hogan, SCL; Sister Mary Jo Quinn, SCL; Lorraine Tucker; Kathy Walter; Father Val Zdilla. Consultant: Father Michael Driscoll.
The Presbyteral Council advises the Bishop on the governance of the diocese, proposes means for effective pastoral ministry, and represents the needs and concerns of the Presbyterate.
Monsignors Kevin O’Neill, V.G.; Fathers James Connor, John Darragh, Michael Drury, Thomas Haffey, Robert Hall, Edward Hislop, Marc Lenneman, Thomas O'Donnell, Leo Proxell, Andrew Maddock, SJ, and Daniel Shea; Sister Rita McGinnis, SCL serves as consultant; Father John Robertson serves as secretary.