Month: March 2012

Chrism Mass Homily

This evenening, the People of God of the Diocese of Cheyenne gathered for the annual Chrism Mass. From St. Patrick in Casper, we celebrated the unity that is ours in Jesus Christ, and His great work of Human Redemption. Below is tonight’s homily. The purpose of every Eucharist is unity.  It is one God we worship.  It is one community that worships; the present and the absent.  It is the sacrifice of the Church, the whole Church.  It is One Lord, who is offered in the Eucharist, and One Lord received.  The presence of the […]

Statement by USCCB Administrative Committee on HHS Mandate

The Administrative Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops met this past week. This group of bishops include the officers of the Conference, as well as all of the heads of the various Bishops’ Committees as well as regional representatives. They manage the business of the Conference in between the two annual gatherings of the full body of bishops. Below is the statement they issued regarding the latest developments and efforts of the Conference to address the challenges of the HHS Mandate. United for Religious Freedom A Statement of the Administrative Committee Of […]

Year of Faith & Diocesan 125th Anniversary

  Our Diocesan Pastoral Plan is now ready for promulgation.   Another timely component to the Promulgation of our Pastoral Plan is the recent announcement of our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI calling for a Year of Faith.  The Year of Faith marks the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, as well as the 20th Anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  The Diocese of Cheyenne is also celebrating our 125th anniversary.  To mark the beginning of this Year of Faith, and to celebrate our 125th Anniversary, the Diocese of Cheyenne […]

New Mission Statement

When we began our Strategic Pastoral Planning process a year and a half ago, we realized that we also needed a new Mission Statement for the Diocese.  I am glad to say that not only is the pastoral plan now in final draft, to be promulgated next week, but we also now have a new mission statement. We wanted a statement that reflected that the Diocese makes up the entire state of Wyoming.  We wanted also to capture the fundamental ‘mission’ for us as a local Church.  The Leadership Team of the Diocese, along with […]

Thursday Night Life, March Edition

A nice group gathered again this month for Thursday Night Life at St. Joseph Church on the south side of Cheyenne.  Sorry, no pics this month, but the homily for the evening follows.  Be sure to follow the diocesan website for information on dates and locations for future gatherings.  Matthew 16:13 – 20 You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God. I chose this Gospel passage this evening because I wish to speak with you of my own discovery of Christ, and my deep desire to invite you to a deeper knowledge of […]

Leadership Training

Today, our Diocesan Management Team completed a four day training session. Over the past four months, the Diocesan Department Managers set aside one day each month for training with Catholic Leadership Institute to hone our leadership skills, with the goal of becoming a more cohesive leadership team for the good of the Diocese of Cheyenne. The Leadership Team consists of the following individuals: Fr. Michael Carr, Vicar General, Fr. Carl Gallinger, successor to Vicar General, Carl DeLois, Chancellor, Fr. Tom Cronkleton, Judicial Vicar, Loren Schilinger, Diocesan Finance Officer, Deacon Vernon Dobelman, Pastoral Ministries Director, Matt […]

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February


By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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