If you need your faith in humanity restored, all you need to do is sit down and have a conversation with Bernie Boyle.

Bernie served as a firefighter for Butte-Silver Bow for 30 years, helping save buildings and save lives. Of course, the No. 1 building Bernie is associated with is the Knights of Columbus Hall.

Under Bernie’s leadership, the KC is always there to lend a helping hand to those who need it, whether it is giving money to the needy or providing free lunch each Tuesday and Thursday.

Boyle started the legendary KC basketball league, and 30 years ago he started the KC Little Kids Hoops program. For three decades, the best players at Butte High and Butte Central got their first taste of competitive basketball at the KC’s Felix Madrazo Gym.

Bernie was also instrumental in the building of the Maroon Activities Center.


Click here to listen in as Bernie discusses his love affair with the KC. Listen as he talks about shooting baskets under the lights in his alley as a young boy and how being run over by the great Buddy Walsh put an end to his football career. Listen as he describes how his faith helped him move on after the untimely death of his son Casey in 2015.

Listen to this podcast to see why Bernie is known as St. Bernard.