Church of St. Anthony of Padua, Cody, Wyo. Photo credit: Paul Sibley

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

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, February 26, is not a Holy Day of Obligation, but it is a day of fast and abstinence. Masses at St. Anthony's are at 8:30 am and 5:30 pm (no 12:15pm); at Our Lady of the Valley at 4:30 pm; and a Communion Service at St. Theresa at 4:30pm.

Ash Wednesday Fish Fry

Please join us at a Fish Fry sponsored by Sacred Heart Catholic Co-op after the 5:30 pm Mass on Ash Wednesday, February 26. Adults $10, Children 10 and under $6. To-go and gluten free meals will be available. For more information, contact Jami Grosz at (307) 250-3678.

Being Catholic

The next talk in the "Being Catholic" discussion series will be given on Thursday, February 27th, at 6:30 pm in the St. Joan of Arc Meeting Room in the Parish Center. Deacon Rick will lead a discussion on The Passion & Death of Our Lord. This discussion is open to everyone – Catholics as well as anyone inquiring into the Catholic Church. Come, listen, and ask questions! For more information, contact Deacon Rick Moser at (307) 899-3251.

Fridays during Lent

Lent begins on Wednesday, February 26. Please join us on Fridays during Lent for Stations of the Cross at 5:30 pm at St. Anthony's followed by Soup Suppers in Brady Hall.

Lenten Retreat

The Evangelization Group will host a Lenten Retreat for parishioners on Saturday, February 29, from 9:15 am until 4:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. A sign-up sheet is available in the Church vestibule.

For more information about these and other news and events, please consult the current Parish Bulletin.