Parish Information
Founded: 1907
Address: 230 Baker Avenue
Mail: P. O. Box 128
            Whitefish, MT 59937
Phone: (406) 862-2051
Fax: (866) 948-8416
Emergencies: (406) 871-3605
Fr. Ken Fortney
Office Administrator: Cher’ LeLievre
Faith Formation: Lynn Beck
Faith Formation: Niki MacLean
Daryl & Pat Russell
Maintenance: Rolly Taylor
Office Hours: 
  Mon. through Thurs.
       9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closed Fridays & Federal Holidays
*When there is a funeral, or a Holy Day Mass,
the daily Mass is abrogated.

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July 25 - 29

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Virtus Training

We have received confirmation from the Diocese of Helena that ALL employees and volunteers in the parish are required to be VIRTUS compliant. The VIRTUS training is a 2 1/2- 3 hour session at the parish classroom with follow-up monthly lessons sent to your email address.

This requirement is for ALL employees and adult volunteers including:

  • Lectors,
  • Extraordinary Ministers
  • Music Ministers
  • Faith Formation Teachers
  • Faith Formation Assistants
  • Faith Formation kitchen help

Any parent that chooses to stay around Fr. Strom Hall during Faith Formation classes and help out is also required to be VIRTUS trained.

If you have not completed the training sessions you must do so by July 31 or no longer be scheduled as a volunteer in any capacity.
We have scheduled training sessions on the following dates:
Saturday, July 30, 2016, 9 am- 12 pm (noon).....unlimited

Additional sessions will be scheduled during July as necessary.

You may pre-register for one of the above classes by going on-line to the VIRTUS website:



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Coming to Majestic Valley Arena - October 19
Buy tickets — $19/person —
online or from a parish leader:

Debbie Peterson
Jo/Dud Mahler
Audrey Duffey
Maggie Eisenbarth
Daryl/Pat Russell
Laura Kochis
Sara Torgerson
Lisa Kalbfleisch
Michael Viscomi
Diana Frampton
Sharon Carmichael
Beth Rainford

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If you would be willing to assist in the purchase of the above Stained Glass window of St. Charles Borromeo “The Catechist” for the church, please contact Fr. Ken. Each panel could be made as a memorial. 16 panels are available for purchase.

More information here.

Find out more about 2016 Fortnight for Freedom

Until June 21

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Fortnight for Freedom 2016:
Witnesses to Freedom

The martyrs give voice to what we already feel and they declare what we would like to have the strength to express. ~ Fides et Ratio
What is the Fortnight for Freedom?

Each year dioceses around the country arrange special events to highlight the importance of defending religious freedom.

The Fortnight for Freedom is from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July 4, Independence Day.
New This Year

Witnesses to Freedom

This year, we will look at the lives of more than 14 women and men of faith, from all over the world, who bear witness to authentic freedom in Christ.

Funeral Arrangements?

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Have you thought of what you would like for your funeral arrangements? Today is always a good day to begin the process. The parish has a form for you to begin the process for your liturgy. After you have completed the form it can be submitted to the parish office and placed on file. Save your loved ones the frustration of doing the difficult work at the time of your death. Click here to go to the form.

Get More Out of the Mass Readings

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The Sunday readings give us an opportunity to encounter Christ—at least, they are supposed to. Sometimes, however, it’s difficult to make sense of them. You can get so much more out of the readings if you take just a moment each week to prepare for them. Join Jeff Cavins for Encountering the Word, and watch as he explains the readings for every Sunday.


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If you find any errors and changes that need to be made to our website, 
please contact us on the Contact Form.

“By the Love of God”


230 Baker Avenue
PO Box 128
Whitefish, Montana 59937
(406) 862-2051
(866) 948-8416
(406) 871-3605

St. Charles Borromeo Parish is dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, to maintain the worship of God, to inspire in all persons a love of Christ, a passion for righteousness, and a consciousness of their duties to God and all God’s children.


Last Published: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 08:15 AM