Diocese of Cheyenne

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Vocations website upgrades!

Visit our Vocations website to see its brand new look! Contact Fr. Steve if you have any questions or would like more information about discerning YOUR vocation...

Teaching Position Openings

St. Margaret's Catholic School is now accepting applications for the following full-time teaching vacancies for the upcoming school year:
Kindergarten Teacher
2nd/3rd Grade Combined Classroom Teacher

WDE/PTSB Certification is required. Successful applicants must have Safe Environment Training and a required Diocesan Backgound Check. Salary is based upon experience Applications can be found on the school website. St. Margaret's School 307.856.5922

NACPA Executive Director opening

The National Association of Church Personnel Administrators (NACPA) is a member organization dedicated to the development and promotion of just personnel practices and workplace justice rooted in gospel values. NACPA is currently searching for an experienced and dynamic individual to lead and administer the organization. Qualifications: Five years proven experience in non-profit administration including strategic planning, grant procurement and fiscal management; Master’s degree in related field or equivalent professional experience; practicing Roman Catholic with working knowledge of Catholic Church teachings, structures and constituencies. Professional experience in Human Resource Management in a Catholic organization and PHR/SPHR certification preferred. Skills and Abilities: Excellent oral and communication skills; ability to work with volunteer board of directors and with other national groups; demonstrated experience in developing, planning, executing and evaluating programs, including national conferences; proven public relations, marketing and entrepreneurial skills; understanding of and ability to manage electronic communications, databases and other technology. Frequent nationwide travel required. Office is currently located in Cincinnati, OH; future location of office is negotiable. Apply here... Deadline: 9/30/14

Father James Doudican
1917-2014

At the time of his death, Father Doudican was the oldest priest in the diocese --- 97 years young! And, yes, I mean young, for Father Jim was so very young and so very alert mentally to the very end.

Father Jim was born in Ireland. He chose to serve the needs of the good people of Wyoming. Ordained in 1948, he spent his long life in priestly service here with great, great faith and devotion.

Father Jim was regarded as one of the holiest and saintliest priests in our diocese. He was very much a man of prayer.

He prayed for the people he served – the sick, the aged, the handicapped. He prayed for all of us. His life was a life of prayer. While serving as Jackson’s first pastor in the 1950’s, Father Jim provided the inspiration and leadership the community of Jackson needed to build their first permanent church. For many years his heart remained with the Jackson people as he saw their community grow into the thriving city it is today.

Father Jim’s lifelong hope and prayer was to serve the needs of the sick and suffering as a hospital chaplain. His prayer was answered in the 1960’s with his appointment as Chaplain of DePaul Hospital in Cheyenne, Wyoming where he served with such great devotion almost all of his priestly life. God only knows the literally thousands of patients who faced death with great peace and tranquility because of Father Jim’s compassionate and caring ministry.

Through the years Father Jim expanded his ministry to meet the spiritual and human need of the residents of the Veterans Hospital and the many nursing homes in the Cheyenne community.

Father Jim had a beautiful and legendary sense of humor. I remember that at gatherings Father Jim would keep very quiet for a long time and then he would come forth with a very sage and often humorous statement that put everything in perspective.

Father Jim will now bring great joy and happiness to the halls of heaven. May he continue to pray for the sick and suffering and for all of us. Our prayerful sympathy to his dear family in Ireland. They sent us the best! May Father Jim rest in peace with Jesus, the great High Priest Whom he loved and served so well.

Bless you, dear friend,
Msgr. James O’Neill

Events, cont'd

October

A walk for Peace in the World Pilgimage

St. Joseph's Church in Cheyenne invites you to its first pilgrimage on the October 4-5, 2014.

Two day walk, 40 miles, to Our Lady of Peace Shrine in Pine Bluffs, WY. This invitation is open to the entire state of WYOMING and surrounding areas. The entire family is welcome! Dancers/Matachines are also invited. A walk for peace in the world!

vited. A walk for peace in the world!

If you have a bequest that you've not been able to meet, this is a great opportunity. Get in shape- be prepared to walk the distance bring gear for overnight camping. Accepting donations for expenses & food & water, etc.

CALL and REGISTER: Eva Estorga (Cheyenne)
Regional Coordinator of Hispanic Ministry 307-634-4625
eestorga@dioceseofcheyenne.org
Alberto Enríquez (Gillette)
Director of Hispanic Ministry at St. Matthew's 307-682-3319 ext. 102
aenriquez@stmatthewswy.org
Guadalupe Soto (Denver)
coordinator of Cristo y Yo en Denver CO - 303 - 330-1257
juan.soto.12979@facebook.com

Sponsored by: St. Joseph's Church
314 E. 6th Street Cheyenne, WY 82007
Office: 307-634-4625
Church Email: secretarystjoe@msn.com

Download the liability waiver in English or Spanish

Clic aquí para la traducción española

SEEK 2015

The Diocese of Cheyenne is excited to announce that we will be taking a group of college-age students (18-25) to Seek2015 in Nashville, Dec. 30, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015.

What is Seek?
“SEEK is a gathering of college students on a journey. It’s a place where we can come together to take on some of life’s BIGGER questions and, like guides along the way, learn from one another where wisdom and experience lead. Life is meant to be lived and in order to live it to the fullest, we need to heed the wisdom that calls us to ‘ask, seek and knock’ to discover who we are, where we’re going and what motivates us.

Presented by FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, SEEK2015 is an adventurous five-day event in Nashville from January 1st – 5th. With unexpected twists and turns, you will be challenged, inspired and left wanting more.

"Don’t go it alone, let’s seek together.”

Through a generous donation, we are able to offer 20 Leadership Grants to young men and women from around the diocese who are interested in attending. The grants will cover registration (quad room), transportation, additional nights lodging, some additional meals and tickets. Each grant recipient will be required to pay the $100 deposit, some meals and spending money. Priority for the grants will be as follows:

1. College-aged students from any of the 8 community colleges who are interested in beginning a ministry program at their campus with the support of the diocese and local parishes.
2. College-aged students who have demonstrated leadership in the parishes through their involvement in various ministries.
3. College-aged students who have a sincere desire to grow in their faith and connect with other like-minded students their age.
4. College-aged students who express a need for financial assistance.

All college-aged students are invited and encouraged to attend the SEEK conference whether or not they are grant recipients. The anticipated cost for SEEK2015 is around $800, which includes registration, hotel accommodations, transportation to and from Nashville, meals while attending SEEK and a couple of additional meals.

Grant applications, along with the registration, letter of recommendation from your pastor or parish/campus leader, and $100 deposit are due to Amy Larsen by midnight on October 15, 2014. Grant recipients will be notified by 5pm, Monday, October 20th.

All other registrations, plus the $100 deposit are due to Amy Larsen by midnight, October 28th, 2014. Registrations received after the deadline will be charged a higher registration fee. (set by Seek).

Registration and Grant application is available here... Please do not register on the Seek2015.com website.

Payments need to be sent to:
Amy Larsen
Attn: SEEK2015
P.O. Box 1468
Cheyenne, WY 82003-1468

If you are paying by debit/credit card, you can email the information to alarsen@dioceseofcheyenne.org

For more information you can contact Amy at 307.638.1530
Visit the Seek website at www.SEEK2015.com

Mass Times & Readings

For current Mass times, visit the Mass Times website or click on the Parishes page.


World Youth Day 2016

It is with much excitement that we are releasing the official WYD2016 package for the Diocese of Cheyenne!

This pilgrimage is a 17 day pilgrimage that will include 7 days in Lithuania prior to World Youth Day. While the details of the Lithuania portion are still being put together, we can assure you that it will be an amazing part of this pilgrimage for the young people. This truly will be a once in a lifetime experience.

We have chosen to use Faith Journey’s as our pilgrimage coordinators this year. They have years of experience in organizing World Youth Day and offer a great catechetical component! They also have secured dorm rooms already so we will not be sleeping on the gym floor and showering with garden hoses this time! They have already been on the ground in Krakow, meeting with organizers, vendors and other organizations to ensure it will be a great pilgrimage experience for all of us! We also have a group folder that you can access for information at:
Group folder www.myfaithjourneys.com
Click on Log In (right side of the page) and enter Group ID 16016.

Registration and payments will be handled directly through Faith Journeys. However, if you have any questions, please contact Amy Larsen alarsen@dioceseofcheyenne.org or Cameron Smith csmith@holytrinitycheyenne.org. Click on the image below to download the brochure and itinerary.

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