Our Vision

Christ the King, home of Catholic Campus Ministry is
A growing community of lifelong students of Christ, who welcome, worship, give, and serve generously. We commit to go out and bring Christ to the University of Montana, Missoula and the world.


Christ the King is the official Newman Center (Catholic parish) for the University of Montana in Missoula. Our role as both a diocesan and University parish allows us to serve the college and the Missoula community as bold witnesses of the Gospel.

We were commissioned as a Newman Center in 1966 by Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen, who established Christ the King Parish with two particular purposes in mind. The first was to convey a strong public message that university students and staff are deeply valued in the Diocese of Helena. Second, he created this community as a laboratory where the vision and values of the Second Vatican Council could be embraced and embodied, most especially among the student body, the future leaders within the wider community and diocese.

We are a place where all are welcome to celebrate their Catholic faith among a vibrant and loving community of believers. We are here for you!

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We are a parish community whose doors are always open to everyone, no matter where you are in your faith journey. Solid in faith but looking for a home? Been away for a while? Never been to Mass before? ALL are welcome here. 



At Christ the King Parish we strive for outstanding liturgy. When we come together at the table of the Lord, we are given all that we need to be His disciples for the rest of our week. For us, this is a call to ensure a beautiful celebration of Mass with powerful prayer, excellent music, and an inviting community.




We believe that everyone has unique gifts and strengths, hand crafted by God, and we encourage parishioners to share these strengths with the community. Whether through a gift of time, talent, or treasure, members of our parish give back to their community as an offering back to the Lord.


Serve Generously

There are countless ministries and tasks to be done around the parish, especially during our liturgies, and we are very blessed by our many volunteers who step in to help! We empower everyone in our community to serve in whatever capacity they can. "Just as I have washed your feet, so too should you wash the feet of others."