Our Mission

Saint Agnes is a faith community built on love, a love of God, expressed as a love for and acceptance of one another.

We are called by Jesus to be one: one in faith.

Guided by the Holy Spirit, our goal is to become more Christ-like and to bring His love to others through worship, education, and service.

All are welcome and encouraged to work with us in serving our community and to share with us as we grow in our faith.

St. Agnes Church History

The first Catholic Mass in Red Lodge was celebrated in a log cabin on July 31, 1889, by Father Cyril Pauwelyn who arrived on horseback from Miles City, Montana.

In 1896, the Bishop of Montana consecrated and dedicated the original church under the patronage of St. Agnes. That church served our Parish until August of 1996, when the decision was made to unite the St. Agnes Parish in Red Lodge and St. Thomas Parish in Roberts and build a new facility.

The new building contains treasures from both of the old churches. The people of both Parishes spent many hours restoring the stained glass windows, the pews and the furniture, the flooring, and the bells from each church.

The new St. Agnes Church was dedicated March 22, 1998 by Bishop Anthony Milone.

St. Agnes

St. Agnes is the patron saint of young girls, as well as of chastity, and rape survivors. Born to a Christian family in Rome in 291 AD and martyred in 304, she is represented with a lamb, which is a symbol of her virgin innocence.