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…

Priest Appreciation

Dear Readers: As we approach the end of the Year For Priests, we would like to run some stories of appreciation for our priests in our June publication of the Register. If you would like to write an article or letter of appreciation for the positive impact a priest or Read more…

Priesthood Ordination Homily

Below follows the homily given at the priesthood ordination ceremony for the newest member of the Diocese of Cheyene clergy, Rev. Tim Martinson. Hopefully, some good pictures of the event will follow soon. Priesthood Ordination Homily, May 24, 2010 Most Reverend Paul D. Etienne, Worland, Wyoming My dear brother, Tim, Read more…

Veni, Sancte Spiritus

Veni, Sancte Spiritus! This is the great prayer of the Church as we enter into this celebration of Pentecost. Over the past several days I have prayed a Novena to the Holy Spirit, and have been inspired numerous times in recalling the many ways the Holy Spirit is at work Read more…

May, Month of Mary

When I was growing up, we had a plaque hanging somewhere in the house that read: “The greatest gift a father can give his children, is to love their mother.”  In many ways, I believe this is similarly true for priests and bishops with regards to our love for Mary.  Read more…

Ascension

Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky?  This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven.  (Acts 1:11) It is hard for us to get our head and hearts Read more…

Parents

 With the recent celebration of Mother’s Day, and the upcoming celebration of Father’s Day, I count it a pure joy and distinct blessing to have had my parents visit Wyoming this past several days for some time “with their son”.  Pictured to the left are mom and pop, Paul & Read more…