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Welcome to the Diocese of Cheyenne website!

The Diocese of Cheyenne encompasses the entire State of Wyoming, to include Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. The rich history of Catholicism in Wyoming began on July 5, 1840, when Father Pierre-Jean DeSmet said the first Catholic Mass near Horse Creek, at the Green River Rendezvous, in present-day Sublette County. Since then, with our Diocese established in 1887, we have grown to 33 parishes and missions. Our state is a land of wide open spaces and sparsely populated towns, but our people are faith-filled and tightly-knit, bound together by a love of God, country, community, and a Western spirit unique to this special place.

See of Cheyenne Bishop status

Following the installation Mass of Archbishop Etienne as the fourth Archbishop of Anchorage Alaska, the See of Cheyenne is now vacant.
The College of Consultors has announced that Rev. Carl Gallinger has been named the Diocesan Administrator until a new Bishop of Cheyenne is named.
Until a new bishop is installed, no bishop is mentioned during the Eucharistic prayer. This symbolizes the great anticipation with which the People of God in the Catholic Church in Wyoming await their next shepherd.

Quick links

Mass Times & Readings

For current Mass times, visit the Mass Times website or click on the Parishes page.

Quick reads

Find older 'quick read' items on the Parish News page.

Meet our Seminarians!

Find out more about our seminarians. We have six seminarians, all of whom could use your prayers as they discern their call. Stay tuned for information on Clark Lenz's spring ordination to the Diaconate, and Deacon Bryce's date of ordination to the Priesthood. As soon as we know, we will announce these very special dates!

Know Your Rights; Conozca sus derechos

Find resources on the Hispanic Ministry page about your rights.
Encontrar recursos en la página del Ministerio Hispano acerca de sus derechos.

64th Wyoming Legislative Session

The 64th Wyoming Legislative session begins January 10, 2017. Visit Deacon Mike Leman's website and Facebook page and stay up-to-date on bills that affect and pertain to Catholic teachings.

Right to Life event pictures

Thank you to all who joined us and participated in the Right to Life activities in Cheyenne! Visit Matt Potter's photo website to view pictures of:
Right to Life Vigil
Right to Life Mass & March
Right to Life Banquet

Wyoming Catholic Youth Retreat...read all about it!

Diocesan Calendar