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

Stations of the Cross

  • Wednesdays of Lent: 5:30 pm at St. Theresa's in Meeteetse, followed by Eucharistic Adoration.
  • Fridays of Lent: 5:30 pm Mass at St. Anthony's in Cody, followed by Stations of the Cross, then Soup Supper in Brady Hall.

Bible Study

The Bible Timeline by Jeff Cavins, an in-depth study of the Bible, will begin on Tuesday, March 19th, at either 1:30–3:00 pm or 7:00–8:30pm (two sessions) in the St. Ignatius Room of the Parish Center. Call Deacon Joe (250-5494) or the Parish Office (587-3388) for more information or to register.

Being Catholic and RCIA Preparation

The next talk in the "Being Catholic" discussion series will be given on Thursday, March 21st, at 6:30 pm in the St. Joan of Arc Meeting Room in the Parish Center. Deacon Rick will lead the discussion on The Sacraments of Healing: Penance & Anointing of the Sick. This discussion is open to everyone, but we especially invite anyone new to the Faith or inquiring about the Faith as this class also serves as preparation for entrance into the Catholic Church. Come, listen, and ask questions! For more information, contact Deacon Rick Moser at (307) 899-3251.

Lenten Penance Services

In preparation for Easter, there will be parish-wide celebrations of the Sacrament of Reconciliation throughout the northern half of the Thermopolis Deanery as follows:

  • In Powell (St. Barbara): Monday, April 1, 7:00pm
  • In Cody (St. Anthony): Tuesday, April 2, 7:00pm
  • In Worland (St. Mary Magdalen): Wednesday, April 3, 7:00pm
  • In Thermopolis (St. Francis): Thursday, April 4, 7:00pm
  • In Greybull (Sacred Heart): Friday, April 5, 7:00pm
  • In Lovell (St. Joseph): Tuesday, April 9, 7:00pm

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