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Nurturing the faith of teens and young adults is an important part of our pastoral ministry. Many of our parishes have vibrant youth ministries already underway and others are beginning new endeavors. The Newman Center at the University of Wyoming provides exceptional pastoral care to our young adults attending school there. Efforts are being made to increase our presence at some of the junior colleges throughout the state as well. Instilling a deep faith and providing a solid moral foundation for young Catholics is a priority in our youth ministry endeavors.

If you need more information, contact Amy Larsen, Assistant Director of Pastoral Minsitries, at alarsen@dioceseofcheyenne.org

Renewing the Vision

"Renewing the Vision is a call to make ministry with adolescents a concern for the entire church community, especially for leaders in parishes, schools, and dioceses. The Holy Father has emphasized repeatedly the importance of young people and ministry with them. His words at World Youth Day 1995 called the Church to become the 'traveling companion of young people.'"
-Most Reverend G. Patrick Ziemann, Committee on the Laity, USCCB

The Diocese of Cheyenne encourages all youth ministry programs to implement and promote the eight components of Comprehensive Youth Ministry as defined by the USCCB in the Renewing the Vision Document. They are:
* Advocacy
* Catechesis
* Community Life
* Evangelization
* Justice and Service
* Leadership Development
* Pastoral Care
* Prayer and Worship

In addition to the eight components Renewing the Vision has three goals for youth ministry programs. They are:
1. Empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
2. To draw young people to the responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community.
3. To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.

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Youth Ministers

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Afton, Holy Family

Deacon Bill Hill

P.O. Box 231
1035 N. Washington
Afton, WY 83110

Big Piney, St. Anne

Maria Valdivia, Youth Minister

421 Piney Drive
Big Piney, WY 83113

Casper, Our Lady of Fatima

Mary Diesburg, Youth Minister

1401 CY Avenue
Casper, WY 82604
Fax: 307.266.2958
Email Church Office: church@fatimaincasper.org

Casper, St. Anthony

Sheila Wiggins, Director of Religious Education

604 South Center St.
Casper, WY 82601
Fax: 307.266.4127
Email Church Office: st.anthony2666@gmail.com

Casper, St. Patrick

Beth Peterson-Detrick, Director of Religious Education
Dennis & Karin Fakelman, Youth Ministers

400 Country Club Rd.
PO Box 51010
Casper, WY 82605
Fax: 307.237.7244
Email Church Office: julieanne@tribcsp.com

Cheyenne, Cathedral of St. Mary

Nick Thieken, Youth Minister

2107 Capital Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82003
Fax: 307.635.5723
Email Church Office: lou@stmarycathedral.com

Cheyenne, Church of the Holy Trinity

Cameron Smith, Director of Faith Formation
Email: csmith@holytrinitycheyenne.org

1836 Hot Springs Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Fax: 307.632.1810
Email Church Office: kathi@holytrinitycheyenne.org

Cheyenne, St. Joseph

Amber Gregorio, Youth Minister

P.O. Box 1141
300 E. 6th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82003
Fax: 307.635.4700
Email Church Office: secretarystjoe@msn.com

Cody, St. Anthony of Padua

Rick Moser, Youth Minister

1333 Monument Drive
Cody, WY 82414
Fax: 307.587.3383
Email Church Office: apadua@stanthonycody.org

Ft. Bridger, St. Helen

Dana Catlin, Karen Henry, Youth Ministers

37117 Business Loop 80
Ft. Bridger, WY 82933
Rev. Jaime Bueno: 307.789.2189
St. Helen Church Hall: 307.782.6190
Fax: 307.782.6190

Gillette, St. Matthew

Annette Rourke, Youth Director

1000 Butler Spaeth Rd.
Gillette, WY 82716
Fax: 307.682.6386
Email Youth Director: onsolidgrounds@stmatthewswy.org

Glenrock, St. Louis

Jennifer Bledsoe & Elizabeth Halvorsen, Youth Ministers

P.O. Box 27
601 S. 5th
Glenrock, WY 82637
Fax: 307.436.3496
Email Youth Minister: jenbledsoe55@gmail.com

Green River, Immaculate Conception

John Lee, Youth Director

P.O. Box 70
900 Hitching Post Dr.
Green River, WY 82935
Fax: 307.875.0274
Email Church Office: icc@wyoming.com

Greybull, Sacred Heart

Art Moser & Sarah Zeller, Youth Ministers

P.O. Box 231
544 5th Avenue N.
Greybull, WY 82426
Fax: 307.765.2438
Email Church Office: shcg@tctwest.net

Jackson, Our Lady of the Mountains

Ann Carruth, Coordinator of Religious Education

P.O. Box 992
201 S. Jackson
Jackson, WY 83001
Fax: 307.739.1478
Email Church Office: olm@wyoming.com

Lander, Holy Rosary

Rev. David Erickson, Youth Minister

P.O. Box 1047
163 Leedy Road
Lander, WY 82520
Fax: 307.332.6141
Email Church Office: holyrosarychurch163@gmail.com

Laramie, Newman Center

Matthew Parish, Youth Minister

1800 E. Grand Ave.
Laramie, WY 82070
Fax: 307.742.0521
Email Church Office: newmancenter@newmancenter.org

Laramie, St. Laurence O'Toole

Angie Schneider, Amy Deibert, Youth Ministers

617 South 4th Street
Laramie, WY 82070
Fax: 307.745.3131
Email Church Office: slotoole@bresnan.net

Lovell, St. Joseph


P.O. Box 185
1141 Shoshoni
Lovell, WY 82431
Fax: 307.548.2395
Email Church Office: stjoseph@tctwest.net

Lusk, St. Leo

Christy Hart, Youth Minister

P.O. Box 959
900 W. 5th
Lusk, WY 82225
Fax: 307.334.2702
Email Church Office: stleochurch@gmail.com

Newcastle, Corpus Christi

Rita Tystad, Youth Minister

19 West Winthrop
Newcastle, WY 82701
Fax: 307.746.9909
Email Church Office: corpus@rtconnect.net

Pine Bluffs, St. Paul

*vacant, Youth Minister

P.O. Box 97
501 4th Street
Pine Bluffs, WY 82082
Fax: 307.245.3761 (Call first)
Email Church Office: stpaulschurch@rtconnect.net

Pinedale, Our Lady of Peace

Vicki & Jeff Makelky, Youth Ministers

P.O. Box 70
112 S. Sublette Ave.
Pinedale, WY 82941

Fax: 307.367.3553
Email Church Office: pinedalecatholicchurch@gmail.com

Kemmerer, St. Patrick

Tammy Krell, Youth Minister

P.O. Box 311
65 McGovern Ave.
Kemmerer, WY 83101
Diamondville, WY 83116
Fax: 307.877.3354
Email Church Office: stpatricks@hamsfork.net

Powell, St. Barbara

Sharon Altermatt, Youth Minister

P.O. Box 97
501 4th Street
Pine Bluffs, WY 82082
Fax: 307.245.3761 (Call first)
Email Church Office: stpaulschurch@rtconnect.net

Riverton, St. Margaret

622 East Park Avenue
Riverton, WY 82501
Fax: 307.856.8533
Email Church Office: stmargc@msn.com

Rock Springs, Holy Spirit Catholic Community

Amanda Montoya, Youth Minister

116 Broadway
Rock Springs, WY 82516
307.362.2611 or 307.362.2146, Rectory: 307.362.3493
Fax: 307.382.4911
Email Church Office: info@theholyspiritparish.com

Saratoga, St. Anne

Gail Ford, Youth Minister

P.O. Box 667
218 W. Springs Ave.
Saratoga, WY 82331
Rectory: 307.326.5444
Email Church Office: stanns@union-tel.com

Sheridan, Holy Name

9 South Connor St.
Sheridan, WY 82801
Fax: 307.672.5105
Email Church Office: holynamechurch@fiberpipe.net

St. Stephens, St. Stephens Mission,

The Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity

P.O. Box 250
33 St. Stephens Road
St. Stephens, WY 82524
307.856.5937 or 307.856.7806
Fax: 307.856.3853
Email Church Office: masb25@hotmail.com

Thermopolis, St. Francis

Chip & Jennifer Axtell

P.O Box 272
808 Arapahoe Street
Thermopolis, WY 82443
Fax: 307.864.2458 (call first)
Email Church Office: stfrancis@rtconnect.net

Torrington, St. Rose of Lima

Tam McAnelly, Youth Minister

605 E. 22nd Ave.
Torrington, WY 82240
Fax: 307.534.2329
Email Church Office: strosetorrington@gmail.com

Wheatland, St. Patrick

Melissa Lucas, Youth Minister

1009 9th Street
Wheatland, WY 82201
Rectory: 307.322.2070
Fax: 307.322.8160
Email Church Office: stpatrickchurch@qwestoffice.net

Worland, St. Mary Magdalene

Ranee Gonzales, Gail Klispie, Jana Keller, Youth Ministers

P.O. Box 901
1099 Charles Avenue
Worland, WY 82401
Fax: 307.347.2820
Email Church Office: stmarym@rtconnect.net

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