Church of St. Anthony of Padua, Cody, Wyo. Photo credit: Jody Moser

The Church of St. Anthony of Padua in Cody, Wyoming, is the largest parish area-wise in the lower 48 states, covering over 6,000 square miles – an area greater than the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined. The parish, which is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne, also serves the Mission Churches of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus in Meeteetse and Our Lady of the Valley in Clark as well as St. Francis of Assisi Summer Mission in Yellowstone National Park.

We hope this website will provide useful information for our parishioners as well as for those planning to visit our parish or attend summer services in Yellowstone National Park. If you do not find the information that you need, please call, write, or email us and we will be more than happy to help you.

Our Mission

Always in union with our Bishop and the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, we, as disciples of Christ, realize that everything is a gift of God. We serve the people of God through Sacramental and Liturgical celebrations and on-going faith formation. As grateful disciples, we cultivate, nurture, and develop our gifts, expressed in spiritual and social events, enabling us to personally live the Gospel of Jesus as Catholic individuals and families in our communities.

News & Events

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne has temporarily suspended all Masses, including daily Masses, effective Tuesday, March 17. This decision was made after participating in a conference call with Governor Gordon, the Wyoming Department of Health, and other leaders of faith-based organizations in Wyoming. Parish offices will remain open for now. The Diocese of Cheyenne will continue to monitor the situation and will share updates as they become available on the Diocese of Cheyenne website.

The Diocesan website is being continuously updated. Through the website, Bishop Steven will be celebrating Sunday 9:00 am Masses in both English and Spanish. Bishop Steven also continues his blog to let parishes in the Diocese know current happenings. Additional communication from the Diocese of Cheyenne include Clergy Policy and Procedures (March 25, 2020) and CDC Recommendations for Protection from COVID-19.


April 8, 2020
Following is a link to Bishop Steven's spoken/video message to the Faithful as we continue through Holy Week: A Message from Bishop Steven to the Diocese of Cheyenne.

April 7, 2020
Message to the Parish from Fr. Clark: Holy Week and the Corona Virus.

April 4, 2020
Within the past few hours we have been advised that due to the source of our palms, the incidence of viral infection is increased. Therefore, BLESSED PALMS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE, either on Palm Sunday iteself or during Holy Week.

April 2, 2020

  • Bishop Steven will live-stream Mass on Holy Thursday, April 9, at 7:00 pm; the Good Friday Liturgy on April 10 at 7:00 pm; and the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 11 at 8:00 pm. Bishop Steven will pre-record an Easter Sunday Mass, and Fr. Gallinger will celebrate a Spanish Mass on Easter Sunday morning. All Liturgies will be accessible through the Diocese of Cheyenne website and can be viewed at later times.
  • We are attempting to establish a method of communication with as many parishioners as possible during this period of "stay at home." We are now asking you for critical information: email, cell phone numbers, and home phone number (if it has changed) so we can keep a more efficient line of communication with parishioners. This is for our parish only and will not be shared with anyone outside the parish. Please call ((307) 587-3388) or email the Parish Office with this information. Thank you!

March 27, 2020
Parish members in need of food or supplies due to an inability to leave home, please let the Knights of Columbus know (Grand Knight John Robb at (307) 272-0628 or Ken Stockwell at (307) 587-6784) and they will try to assist.

Older Messages to the Parish from Fr. Clark:


With much regret, there will be no public gatherings at St. Anthony's, St. Theresa's, or Our Lady of the Valley until further notice. All daily and weekend Masses are suspended. All parish gatherings, classes, meetings, and activities are being suspended or cancelled. Again, no weekend Masses, no Daily Masses, no Prayer Groups, no Stations of the Cross, no Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and no Confessions on Wednesday night or Saturday afternoon. The Parish Office will be closed to in-person visits but can be reached by telephone at (307) 587-3388. Please remember:

  • St. Anthony's Church will remain open daily from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm for personal prayer. We ask that you please maintain minimum 6-foot social distancing guidelines when others are present.
  • During this time everyone is dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass. We will announce when Masses will again be held.
  • To pray for all of those who are ill, especially those affected by COVID-19, and for healthcare workers and first responders.

The following prayer resources may be useful during this time of crisis: