Latin Mass Montana Meets with Bishop Vetter
Latin Mass Montana representatives Tyler Ament, Ted Bullock, and president Dave Wrobleski met with Bishop Austin Vetter and Father Bart Tolleson of the Diocese of Helena on April 14. We were granted a generous audience, with Bishop Vetter giving up his lunch to continue our conversation.
Several items were discussed, including:
-Working to expand the Extraordinary Form within parish settings using diocesan priests
-All the diocesan faithful being open to both forms of the Mass
-Training of existing and new priests and permanent deacons in the Extraordinary Form
-The Diocesan logistical and financial challenges
- A shortage of priests and long distances between parishes
- Uniting ideological “factions” of the Catholic faithful
- Upcoming initiatives and priorities of the Bishop, including working together as Catholic faithful, moving tabernacles to a primary place in sanctuaries within the diocese, increasing vocations, and catechesis in western Montana.
-Continuity in offering the Extraordinary Form in Columbia Falls, Helena, and options for new Masses in Bozeman and other areas.
Latin Mass Montana continues to financially and logistically support those priests, deacons, and seminarians who are willing to learn the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite. Also, the supporters and members of Latin Mass Montana continue to support of the work of Bishop Vetter and his efforts to provide for the spiritual and material needs of all those in his diocese.
Latin Mass Montana will continue to support Bishop Vetter's efforts and the growth and promotion of the Extraordinary Form in Montana.