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

Choir Practice

Choir practices are on-going for the Candlelight Service for the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary and for the All Soul's Day Mass of Remembrance.

Religious Education

We are having a Religious Education Open House on Wednesday, September 27th from 5:00–6:30 pm in the Parish Center. It will be a great time to meet the teachers and register your students (K–12). We will have hot dogs and ice cream to snack on until we run out. We are all looking forward to another great year of learning, of sacramental preparation, prayer and friendships. We will see you there! God Bless, Deacon Rick.

Being Catholic

The next talk in the "Being Catholic" discussion series will be given on Thursday, September 28th, at 6:30 pm in the Joan of Arc Meeting Room in the Parish Center. The topic is "Understanding the Gospel of Matthew." All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Deacon Rick at (307) 587-2567 (Parish Center) or (307) 899-3251 (Evenings)

Banquet for Life

Please join Catholics United for Life at the Banquet for Life on Saturday, September 30, at 6:30 pm at the Holiday Inn. In the Keynote Address, the Rev. Dr. Paul CB Schenck, a priest and certified Bioethicist, will help make moral and ethical sense of the end of life decision making process. Banquet seating is limited. Please contact Mary Ann (307-578-5977) or Fred (307-250-3296) for tickets or more information.

100th Anniversary of Fatima

St. Anthony's will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima on Friday, October 13th. We will begin the celebration with the Rosary, followed by a Sung High Mass at 5:00 pm, followed by a Potluck Supper. During the Potluck Supper, there will be a Video Presentation on Mary Queen of Heaven: Heaven's Battle for Souls.


Confirmation for Cody and Powell will be on Wednesday, October 25, at St. Anthony's at 7:00 pm.

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