About Us

Our Lady of the Valley Parish was founded in 1974 as a satellite parish of St. Mary’s. Fr. Richard Sodja celebrated the first Mass on April 9, 1974. We built and they came. Today, Our Lady of the Valley Parish is a welcoming community of 480 families and continues to grow.

  • We will joyfully celebrate and live Eucharist and all Sacraments as a loving Catholic Community. We will proclaim and live God’s Word in our daily lives.
  • We will build up and support our parish community in harmony with the greater Helena community, Diocese and universal Church.
  • We will call active believers to an ever deepening faith and bring the healing message of Jesus to alienated and inactive Catholics.
  • We will minister to the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of one another and promote Christ’s peace and justice in the world.
  • We will strive to become a more fully functioning Catholic community by encouraging all parishioners to develop their gifts of time, talent and treasure through service in parish ministries.

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