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 550 families and continues to grow.

We will joyfully celebrate the 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.

Mass Times

Our Lady of the Valley

Wednesday 6:30 pm, Saturday 6:00 pm, Sunday 8:00 am and 10:30 am

Wolf Creek Saturday 3:00 pm (May-Oct every Saturday-- Nov-Apr 1st and 3rd Saturday)

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I go to OLV?

At Our Lady of the Valley we have a loving Catholic Community with friendly faces young and old alike.
We value our commitment to serving others and . Feel free to reach out if you want to know more about us!

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How can I serve at OLV?

Here at Our Lady of the Valley we have many different ministries that help our community.
Please look into what roles are available and feel free to get in touch.

OLV Ministries

Where can I find updated OLV info?

Our bulletin is updated weekly and it's a great source for finding upcoming events, important dates, and ministries.


Additional Questions?

Feel free to contact us with any addition questions and we will get back to you as soon as possible.Contact Us

Our Staff

Sacramental Minister: Fr. Dan Shea
Pastoral Administrator: Deacon Steve Barry
Deacons: Randy Fraser, (senior status)

Office Manager:

Kelly Bond (olvoffice@olvmt.org)


Cathi Nelson (olvfinances@olvmt.org)

Elementary Religious Education:

Aaron Mayernik

Youth Ministry:

David Casey

Pastoral Council Chairman:

Teri Flemming

Finance Committee Chairman:

Larry Thomas

Music Ministry:

Maggie Brennan