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In memory of Joe Loncki, a friend of the Foundation

Joe Loncki
Joe Loncki

Joe Loncki, a long-time friend of the Foundation, passed away on June 16th at the age of 79, surrounded by the people who loved him. Joe was the business manager and fiscal officer for the Diocese for 22 years, and he is also the person who, alongside Bishop Milone, established the Catholic Foundation of Eastern Montana in 1999. He had a vision of the many ways that permanent endowments could help the Catholic Church in all its facets!

This amazing man served his country and the Church, particularly in Eastern Montana, with honor, integrity, and great energy. We are so grateful for his amazing life and all that he did for our diocese—particularly for his work supporting the Foundation. In your charity, please say a Hail Mary for the repose of his soul!

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Joe’s family suggests that memorial gifts in his honor be made to the Joseph Loncki Scholarship Endowment here at the Catholic Foundation of Eastern Montana.

Learn more about Joe’s lifeGive to the Joseph Loncki Scholarship Endowment

Strengthening the Roman Catholic Church in Our Diocese

We have been helping Catholics support the work of Christ throughout the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings since 1999. The Catholic Foundation of Eastern Montana exists to help families and individuals pass along their Catholic heritage and values for future generations.

This is the grace of stewardship.

“All good giving, and every perfect gift is from above.”
– James 1: 17

Our Mission & Purpose

In joyful relationship with Christ and our donors, the Catholic Foundation of Eastern Montana builds permanent, everlasting endowments to secure a vibrant future for Catholic parishes, schools, and ministries in our diocese.

Like you, we love Christ and want to be of service to Him and His Kingdom! The Catholic Foundation of Eastern Montana is a channel for you to join with others who share a common passion – strengthening the Catholic Church in our diocese. Our donors love God, their faith and their local church communities and want to make a positive impact in our diocese, both now and beyond their lifetime.

The Catholic Foundation is all about helping you build a strong today and an even stronger future for the parishes and ministries in our diocese that make up our family of believers and help bring others to Christ. Through the creation and power of permanent endowments, the Foundation provides a means for people to support the Catholic Church and achieve their own, personal philanthropic goals. Endowments generate income to help sustain the long-term strength and viability of the Catholic Church in our diocese. Our purpose is to ensure that the Catholic Church in our diocese does not just exist in the status quo, but flourishes!