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Jul 25, 2024, 4:30 PM MDT – Jul 27, 2024, 4:30 PM MDT
St. John Vianney Catholic Church,
609 N Quaw Blvd, Belgrade, MT 59714, USA

Have you been affected by radical Traditionalism, that is, a movement that rejects or eyes with suspicion the Magisterium and reforms from the time of the Second Vatican Council to the present day, often fostering divisive or even schismatic attitudes within the Church? If you are someone who has been impacted by this movement, or who is looking to understand its impact on the Church, this conference is for you!  Space is limited; please register soon! 


This ground-breaking event held in the scenic southwestern Treasure State of Montana, will include talks, communal Liturgy of the Hours and Mass, meals and time for convivial conversation! Join us for spiritual invigoration, education, inspiration, and to connect with other Catholics who have travelled a road similar to yours. We hope this will be for you a family reunion, retreat and conference all rolled into one. We're excited to welcome you to this event! Let the journey begin! 

(Click here to download a flyer if you'd like to promote the conference in your parish or diocese!)

The following speakers have been approved by the Diocese of Helena and will present at the conference:


Jeremiah Bannister, BA - Keynote Speaker and Emcee

A former Protestant pastor, Sedevacantist, and Atheist, Jeremiah is a Catholic journalist & YouTuber, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a former TV/radio personality. He currently works as Editor-&-Chief of Paleocrat Diaries, and recently published a book: She Danced Me a Story, which details his firstborn daughter Sami's life & death with childhood brain cancer and how God used that tragedy to lead Jeremiah and his family back to the faith. He resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife, four kids, and their cats. 

Sr. Mary Eucharista, SMMC 

Sister Mary Eucharista was born and raised in Southern California and her family moved to North Idaho where she entered the Marian Sisters (Sedevacantist CMRI) in 1981. Sister was an administrator and taught high school for 23 years. In 2007, she joined several members of her community in starting a new foundation, the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church, under Bishop William Skylstad of the Spokane Diocese. She has been Program Manager at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center since 2008, while also giving retreats, Eucharistic Congress keynotes, Missions, Days of Prayer and talks at the center and around the U.S. In 2020, spiritual direction became her focus at the center. Sister has a BA in English / Literature and Education from Whitworth University, an MA in Philosophy at Gonzaga University, and spiritual direction certification at St. Vincent’s Seminary College. She is the vocations director, junior formator and remains a consultor in the SMMC, whose motto is “Sentire cum Ecclesia.”


Mr. Andrew Bartel, OP

A former SSPX adherent & Sedevacantist, Andrew is a lay Dominican of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus as well as a contributor for Catholic World Report. He has been interviewed many times and collaborated - with Dom Dalmasso and canon lawyer John Salza - to create the Contra Traddom series on YouTube. Andrew has worked as a master glazier in Montana since 2014, and is also pursuing a bachelor's degree in English and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. He lives with his wife and their four children in a log cabin in the woods. 

Dom Dalmasso, BA

Dom grew up in the SSPX in France and the United States, as well as in the FSSP in the US. He was a Benedictine novice for two years at Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey in Oklahoma, and a Marine for four years in Japan and North Carolina. He received his BA in Philosophy and Theology at Holy Apostles College and Seminary and will receive his MA in Dogmatic Theology this August at the same. He is the creator of The Logos Project Podcast and YouTube Channel, as well as "The Ecclesia" Blog, offering blog posts on Catholic theolgy and ecclesial matters, as well as online courses from Apologetics to Systematic Theology. 

Fr. Eric Gilbaugh, Diocese of Helena 

Ordained in 2005, Fr. Eric Gilbaugh has been a parish priest of the Diocese Of Helena for almost 20 years, and presently serves as pastor of St. John Vianney and Holy Family parishes. He holds a degree in philosophy and three degrees in theology, and enjoys studying the intersection of culture, religion and history, a theme that often finds application in his homilies. 

Lecture topics will include:

+ "Coming to Terms: How Conversion Stories, Everyday Apologetics, and a Controversial New Lexicon are Redefining 'The Crisis' in the Church" by Jeremiah Bannister

+ "Fidelity & the Magisterium" by Jeremiah Bannister

+ "Unfathomable Mercy in the Face of Human Logic and Sin" by Sr. Mary Eucharista

+ "Human Formation in the Spiritual Life: Healing from Spiritual Abuse" by Sr. Mary Eucharista

+ "Knowing the Truth: the 8 Rules of Faith according to St. Francis de Sales" by Andrew Bartel

+ "Are YOU my Mother? Finding the Church in the Modern World" by Andrew Bartel

+ "Tradition, Communion & Joy" by Dom Dalmasso

+ "The Pope, the Council & the Mass in Joseph Ratzinger" by Dom Dalmasso

+ "Pastoral Observations: a Character Sketch of the Traditionalist" by Fr. Eric Gilbaugh


July 25th, 2024 -  Thursday
4:30 pm - Check-in opens for registrants as they arrive​

6:00 pm – Evening Prayer 
6:20 pm - Opening remarks and orientation
6:30 - 7:25 pm – First talk: Jeremiah Bannister
7:40 - 8:30 pm – Second talk: Sister Mary Eucharista

8:30 pm on - Camaraderie & snacks (on deck outside, or inside, weather dependent)
July 26th, 2024 - Friday
9 am - Morning Prayer
9:15 - 10:15 am – First talk: Fr. Eric Gilbaugh
10:30 - 11:30 am -  Second talk: Andrew Bartel
Noon - Holy Mass
12:45 – 2 pm - Lunch
2:15 - 3:15 pm - Third talk: Dom Dalmasso
3:30 - 4:30 pm - Fourth talk: Jeremiah Bannister
5 pm on - Dinner and fun! (Bouncy house for the kids, games, etc.) 
July 27th, 2024 - Saturday
9 am – Morning Prayer
9:15 - 10:15 am - First talk: Sr. Mary Eucharista
10:30 – 11:30 am – Second talk: Andrew Bartel
11:45 – 1 pm – Lunch
1:15 - 2:15 pm - Third talk: Dom Dalmasso
2:30 - 4 pm – Speaker Panel for Q&A
Departure time OR all who wish to can remain for the 5 - 6 pm - Vigil Mass 

(Dinner on your own or with new friends!)



The conference will be held in Belgrade, MT (10 minutes drive from the university town of Bozeman) in the beautiful Gallatin Valley of southwestern Montana, within an hour and a half drive of Yellowstone National Park as well as the historic capital city of Helena (the Cathedral of St. Helena is amazing), and a 50 minute drive from Butte, America and Our Lady of the Rockies! Perhaps you'd like to extend your stay and take your family to see some of the natural and historic beauties of our state! 

The Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) is just a half mile away from the conference location and within a few miles of several hotels and many restaurants. 

If you are flying in:

The Quality Inn as well as Holiday Inn Express in Belgrade both offer a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. The Bozeman Airport website has a very thorough page with ground transportation options for you to consider when planning your trip! 

If you get the Uber App on your phone, you can get taxi rides through them for a very affordable price, if you prefer not to rent your own car. Car rentals for the conference dates will be $100 or more a day, and there are several car rental company terminals located within the airport building. 

If you're wondering where to start checking airfares and options, Laura recommends!



(Registrations submitted after July 1st will NOT include meals. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!)

Three meals are included in your weekend conference registration. Registration is $150 per adult - 13 years and over (children 12 & under are free) and $400 for a family. We will provide vegan and gluten free options. However, if you have a very restricted diet or would prefer to bring your own meals to eat, you're welcome to do so (and you can still sit in and chat with the other conference attendees!). If you opt to "brown bag" your own meals, or have any questions, please email: and we will provide you with a coupon code to apply when you purchase your tickets which will reduce your ticket price accordingly.



Registrants must acquire their own lodging, however if you are looking for a room-mate to split lodging expenses with, please reach out to us and we will do our best to connect you with someone! Please contact: 

There are several hotels in Belgrade, MT within 3 miles of the conference location, including a Holiday Inn Express, La Quinta Inn, Quality Inn & a Super 8 Hotel. If you haven't yet, you can also try checking or for some affordable accommodations! 


If you have books, media, religious articles, or merchandise and would like to set up a book table at the conference to sell your items, email us for details! Please contact:

If you would like to be a sponsor for this event, we have an informational sheet to get you started considering which tier of giving you would be interested in participating in! Click here to download! Sponsor tables can also be set up for sponsors who are attending the conference in person. Just let us know ahead of time at 


If you would like to attend the conference but need financial help to cover your registration, email us to inquire about available scholarships:

If you would like to donate to the conference fund &/or allocate a donation to scholarships, you can visit our GoFundMe page to contribute:

For any other questions related to the conference, please reach out to:

Event schedule details are subject to minor changes. Further details will be available as the event draws nearer. This is our first time organizing a conference - thank you for your patience!

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