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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.

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Mass Times & Readings

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

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


USCCB Denounces Cancellation of DACA Program

"The cancellation of the DACA program is reprehensible. It causes unnecessary fear for DACA youth and their families. These youth entered the U.S. as minors and often know America as their only home. The Catholic Church has long watched with pride and admiration as DACA youth live out their daily lives with hope and a determination to flourish and contribute to society: continuing to work and provide for their families, continuing to serve in the military, and continuing to receive an education. Now, after months of anxiety and fear about their futures, these brave young people face deportation. This decision is unacceptable and does not reflect who we are as Americans.
The Church has recognized and proclaimed the need to welcome young people: 'Whoever welcomes one of these children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me' (Mark 9:37). Today, our nation has done the opposite of how Scripture calls us to respond. It is a step back from the progress that we need to make as a country. Today's actions represent a heartbreaking moment in our history that shows the absence of mercy and good will, and a short-sighted vision for the future. DACA youth are woven into the fabric of our country and of our Church, and are, by every social and human measure, American youth.
We strongly urge Congress to act and immediately resume work toward a legislative solution. We pledge our support to work on finding an expeditious means of protection for DACA youth.
As people of faith, we say to DACA youth – regardless of your immigration status, you are children of God and welcome in the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church supports you and will advocate for you."

Read the full text at the USCCB website...


Bishop Steven's August 15, 2017 Statement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Youth Synod

Pope Francis has announced a Youth Synod for 2018. All youth 16-29 are invited to fill out the survey. Visit the website and click on the photo of the Pope with youth to begin. There are other documents and information on the site. If the page loads in Italian, look for the EN button at the top right-hand corner to translate. Please share this link and encourage all youth to participate!

Official regarding Priest Changes and Assignments

Read more here on the Chancellor's page.

Healing Retreat with the Diocese of Rapid City

YOU are invited to participate in a healing retreat at Blessed Sacrament Church in Rapid City, South Dakota. There is no cost and registration is not required. More details...

64th Annual WCCW Convention

Join us in Riverton, WY, September 24-25, 2017 for our Annual Convention. The Convention will take place at the Holiday Inn. Registration deadline is August 24. For more information, call or email Jan Meeboer at 307.856.1812 or jcmeeboer30@gmail.com. Download Registration form and schedule...

Wyoming Catholic Women's Retreat in Casper

September 29-30 in Casper. More information...

NCYC is coming again this year!

Click to find our more about the NCYC youth trip to Indianapolis in November. Register today!

Ride for the Brand

November 11-12, 2017. Are you registered yet? Download your registration form here...

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