A PARISH OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF CHEYENNE

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.



News & Events

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR WEEKEND & CHRISTMAS MASSES

With COVID-19 numbers soaring, our ability to provide a safe worship environment and adequate social distancing via open seating at St. Anthony's is no long possible. In order to provide the safest environment possible for those wishing to attend a weekend Mass, transitioning to reserved seating for weekend Masses will be necessary beginning with Masses on Saturday, December 5. We will be using SignUpGenius as a way for people to sign up for a particular Mass day and time; click on the link below to make your reservation. Those without internet access, or anyone needing assistance, may reserve a seat by calling the Parrish Office at (307) 587-3388 during normal office hours.

Day Time Reservation Link for:
Sat., Dec. 5 4:00 pm Advent Lessons & Carols 
Sat., Dec. 5 5:00 pm Vigil Mass
Sun., Dec. 6 9:00 am 9:00 am Mass
Sun., Dec. 6 10:30 am 10:30 am Mass
Sun., Dec. 6 5:00 pm 5:00 pm Mass
Sat., Dec. 12 5:00 pm Vigil Mass
Sun., Dec. 13 9:00 am 9:00 am Mass
Sun., Dec. 13 10:30 am 10:30 am Mass
Sun., Dec. 13 5:00 pm 5:00 pm Mass
Dec. 19–20   All Weekend Masses
Thurs., Dec. 24 5:00 pm Vigil Mass (Upstairs)
Thurs., Dec. 24 5:00 pm Vigil Mass (Brady Hall)
Thurs., Dec. 24 10:00 pm 10:00 pm Vigil Mass  
Fri., Dec. 25 9:00 am 9:00 am Christmas Day

PUBLIC MASS RESTRICTIONS

  • Regularly scheduled Masses have resumed at St. Anthony's, St. Theresa's in Meeteetse, and Our Lady of the Valley in Clark. For more information, please consult the current Parish Bulletin.

  • Social distancing and masking protocols must be maintained. For those who are unable to attend Mass, please know that Bishop Steven has granted to the Faithful in the Diocese of Cheyenne a dispensation from the obligation to celebrate the Eucharist on Sundays and Holy Days, which is effective through Friday, March 26, 2021. If you are ill or high-risk, you are advised to stay home. The livestream Mass is still available at 9:00 am on Sundays. You can either watch it live or at a later time at St. Anthony's Livestream Mass Facebook Page.

  • Confessions are heard by appointment only. Please call the Parish Office to schedule an appointment.

DECEMBER 4 – OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

We will be starting a Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe on Friday, December 4, in the Church. Devotions (including Benediction) will be at 6:00 pm on weekdays and immediately following weekend Masses. The novena will culminate with a procession, play, and Mass on Saturday, December 12, at 5:00 pm.

DECEMBER 5 – ADVENT LESSONS & CAROLS

Join us on Saturday, December 5, at 4:00 p, in the Church for Advent Lessons & Carols. Flyer & Program. Reservations required.

DECEMBER 8 – IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

Tuesday, December 8, is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Masses will be celebrated at 8:30 am and 5:30 pm in Cody and at 10:00 am in Clark. The Solemnity is normally a Holyday of Obligation; however Bishop Steven has provided a dispensation within the Diocese of Cheyenne.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS

  • In-person Religious Education classes for children in grades K–5 will resume on Wednesday, December 9. Middle and High School classes will not meet again until after the New Year.

  • Join Deacon Rick Moser for a lively class and discussion of the Catholic Faith on Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm in the St. Joan of Arc Room in the Parish Center. The next class on December 3 will be focused on those who are interested in the Catholic Faith, who wish to join the Catholic Faith, or are returning to the Catholic Faith. No strings attached!