Fr. Patrick Beretta, Parish Priest
Deacon Mr. Bernard (Bernie) McCarthy
Deacon Bernard (Bernie) McCarthy comes to our parish from St. Teresa of Avila Parish and Notre Dame Mission in Whitehall and Twin Bridges, Montana. He is a native of Butte and worked for 25 years as the Clerk of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Montana in Butte, while living the last 20 years in Whitehall. He was ordained to the Office of Deacon on June 29, 2012, along with 16 othe3r men, one of the largest ordination classes in Diocesan recent history. His work with the parishes includes working with the Parish and Finance Councils and assisting Father Beretta in the ministries of the parish. He is married to Helen Waldbillig McCarthy formerly of Philipsburg. They have two adult sons, Sean and Patrick.
Seaneen Prendergast, Pastoral Associate
She has worked for our parishes since 1998. Seaneen coordinates all of our Religious Education, Sacramental Preparation, Lay Ministry, & Adult Faith Formation programs. She also does the upkeep on the parish website & Facebook pages and other various duties in the parish. She is also the Co-Director of the Montana Tech Catholic Campus Ministry. Seaneen grew up in the Immaculate Conception Parish and through her father’s family has also been associated with St. Patrick Parish since the church was opened. Seaneen is married and has two adult children.
Julie Brinton, Office Manager
Julie has worked in the Diocese of Helena for 19 years. She has worked as a Music Coordinator, Confirmation Coordinator, Protecting God’s Children Facilitator, and Cantor. Julie joined our staff in April 2015. Julie is our Parish Secretary and is in charge of all the parish records, Bulletin Editor, Family Directory, Caring Aide, and other various duties. She also provides music for Weddings and Funerals. She has been married for 30 years and has 1 son.
Janette Reget, Music Coordinator
Janette Reget received a BA degree in Music Education from Viterbo College in La Crosse, WI and a Master’s Social Work degree from Walla Walla College. She has lived in Butte for the last 30 years. Janette has been a cantor at St. John’s Catholic Church for 20 years prior to becoming the Music Director for Butte Catholic Community North. Janette works for the state of Montana. She is married and has two adult daughters.