News Release

Open House Dates Released for Helena Montana Temple

Elder Gary E. Stevenson to preside at the dedication

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the open house and dedication dates for the Helena Montana Temple.

The public open house for the Helena Montana Temple will begin on Thursday, May 18, and run until Saturday, June 3, except for Sundays, May 21 and 28.

The temple will be dedicated on Sunday, June 18, in two sessions, one at 10 a.m. and another at 1:30 p.m. Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will preside at the dedication.

Before the public open house, a media day will be held Monday, May 15. Invited guests will also tour the Helena Montana Temple on Tuesday, May 16, and Wednesday, May 17.

The dedicatory sessions will be broadcast to all units in the Helena Montana Temple district. Additional details regarding the temple dedication will be announced as the event approaches.

This will be the second temple in operation in Montana, a state located in the northern Rocky Mountains, and is home to more than 51,000 Latter-day Saints. The Billings Montana Temple was dedicated in November 1999, and the Missoula Montana Temple was announced in April 2022.

Latter-day Saints consider temples as houses of the Lord and the most sacred places of worship on earth. Temples differ from the Church’s meetinghouses (chapels). All are welcome to attend Sunday worship services and other weekday activities at local meetinghouses. The primary purpose of temples is for faithful members of the Church of Jesus Christ to participate in sacred ceremonies, such as marriages, which unite families forever, and proxy baptisms on behalf of deceased ancestors who did not have the opportunity to be baptized while living.

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