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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.

The Most Reverend Steven Biegler is named the new Bishop of the Diocese of Cheyenne.

With great joy we received the news that our Holy Father, Pope Francis, announced in Rome today, the appointment of The Most Reverend Steven Biegler as the Ninth Bishop of Cheyenne.

Bishop-elect Biegler, 57, is pastor of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Rapid City, South Dakota. Bishop-elect Biegler is also the Vicar General for the Diocese of Rapid City.

The Installation Mass will be held June 5, 2017. Welcome, Bishop-elect Biegler!

Official Press Release

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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!

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


Diocesan Calendar