Wyoming Catholic Ministries Foundation

The Wyoming Catholic Ministries Foundation may well be the best (unintentionally) kept secret in our Diocese. Chartered in 1994, the WCMF was put together for the “…purpose of supporting the religious, charitable, ministerial and educational programs of the Roman Catholic Church in the State of Wyoming….” That was taken from Read more…

Summer Travel

As you can tell, the blog activity has slacked off recently. Mostly, this is due to this bishop’s summer slow down. I’ll try to be a bit more frequent again soon. In the meantime, here are some pictures from a recent visit to one of my former parishes as “Fr. Read more…

What’s In A Name?

Recently, I’ve learned that three different young couples I know, two of whom I married, are expecting their first child.  Early Saturday morning, other friends of mine just became grandparents for the first time.  Of course, a big part of this “birthing process” is the awesome responsibility of naming their Read more…

Wyoming Catholic College

Earlier this week I spent the day in Lander, Wyoming for a full day Board of Directors meeting for the Wyoming Catholic College.  It was a very productive day, as well as enjoyable.  The board is made up of a very dedicated group of individuals who are committed to a Read more…

Candidacy

This evening, on the Nativity of John the Baptist, a small group gathered in the chapel of St. Mary’s School to celebrate a simple Mass.  Within the context of the Mass, three of our seminarians took a formal step towards their preparation to receive Holy Orders.  Daniel Poelma, Bob Rodgers, Read more…

Sacred Heart

Tomorrow, we celebrate the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This year, this feast also marks the end of the Year For Priests. I ask you on this Feast to make an effort to find some time to visit your local church and spend some time in prayer before Read more…

CORPUS CHRISTI

Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ.  Our Church is built upon this presence of Christ in the Eucharist.  We renew again our faith in this mysterious but true presence of Christ in the Eucharistic elements of bread and wine which become His Body Read more…