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

Religious Education

There will be a REQUIRED meeting for parents of our Religious Education students on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at 6:00 pm in the basement of the church. We will be accepting registration forms at this meeting and discussing some of the new parish policies regarding bullying and harassment. For more information, contact DRE Tom Caudle at (307) 587-2567 (Parish Center).

Being Catholic

The next talk in the "Being Catholic" discussion series will be given on Thursday, September 26, at 6:30 pm in the St. Joan of Arc Meeting Room in the Parish Center. This is a repeat of the class offered on September 5, 2019. The class originally scheduled for Thursday, September 19, has been cancelled. Deacon Rick will lead the discussion on The Greatest Realities, the Reasons We Exist, To Be or Not to Be and Truth . 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.

Evangelization Retreat

St. Anthony's will be offering the Sixth Annual Evangelization Retreat beginning Friday evening, September 27th, through Sunday afternoon, September 29th. We can only accommodate 30 people per retreat, so please call Joyce at the Parish Office ((307) 587-3388) to register or for more information. First come, first served. We would love to have you come.

Scripture Study

Starting on Tuesday, October 1st, at 1:00 in the afternoon and repeating at 6:30 pm, we will begin an intensive study of Exodus in three weeks. Your challenge is to read the first 18 chapters of Exodus and we will discuss what you have read, followed by a video presentation conducted by Jeff Cavins. Please contact Joyce in the Parish Office if you want to attend; please contact Deacon Joe at (307) 250-5494 with questions.

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