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 the Diocesan Pastoral Council are pleased to now unveil this Mission Statement for the Diocese of Cheyenne.

We, the Catholic community in the State of Wyoming, proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, celebrate the sacraments of salvation, and invite people into a personal relationship with Christ, through prayer, worship, and service of God and neighbor.

These are exciting days as we begin to launch our Diocesan Pastoral Plan and embrace a new Mission Statement.  I pray the Lord bless the fruits of our labors these past months by strengthening the faith of each of our members, and making us a vibrant witness of believers in Jesus Christ and the salvation that is ours through His redeeming love.