Church of St. Anthony of Padua, Cody, Wyo.

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

Advent Vespers

St. Anthony's will have the Sung Vespers of Advent (Evening Prayer) during Confessions on Wednesday evenings in Advent from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm (December 6th. 13th, and 20th).

Advent Penance Services

To prepare for Christmas, there will be parish-wide celebrations of the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Tuesday, December 19th, at 7:00 pm at St. Anthony's in Cody and on Wednesday, December 20th, at 7:00 pm at Sacred Heart Church in Greybull.

Christmas Mass Schedule

Because the 4th Sunday of Advent and Christmas fall on the same weekend this year, the obligation requires that Catholics attend a Mass for the 4th Sunday of Advent AND a Mass for Christmas. One Mass will not fulfill both obligations.

4th Sunday of Advent Masses
Vigil Mass, Saturday, December 23rd

5:00 pm at St. Anthony's
Sunday, December 24th
8:30 am at St. Theresa's
9:00 am at St. Anthony's
11:00 am at Our Lady of the Valley
12:00 noon (Latin) at St. Barbara's

Vigil Mass, Sunday, December 24th
5:00 pm at St. Theresa's
5:00 pm at St. Anthony's
10:00 pm at St. Anthony's
Monday, December 25th
9:00 am at St. Anthony's
11:00 am at Our Lady of the Valley
12:00 noon (Latin) at St. Barbara's

Religious Education

There will be no Religious Education Classes for Parish Youth until January 3rd, 2018. Have a Joyous and Holy Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Being Catholic

The next talk in the "Being Catholic" discussion series will be given on Thursday, January 4th, at 6:30 pm in the Joan of Arc Meeting Room in the Parish Center. Deacon Rick will discuss "The Good News of Jesus Christ, His Message and His Miracles." This discussion is open to everyone. For more information, contact Deacon Rick Moser at (307) 587-2567 (Parish Center).

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