Catholic Rural Life Mass
See photos here from the Mass and fellowship celebration!
Douglas, WY shooting
Read Bishop Etienne's letter to the Diocese regarding economic and employment hardships in the State of Wyoming. Spanish version also attached.
Tribute to Fr. Dan Colibraro, who passed away.
Catholic Home Missions newsletter article
The Diocese of Cheyenne was recently featured in the Catholic Home Missions newsletter Neighbors. There are some wonderful things going on in our Diocese, and you can read about them in the newsletter here...
Holy Door Opening at the Chapel of the Sacret Heart
Last year, Pope Francis declared that a Holy Door should be designated at Catholic cathedrals, and other important shrines and churches throughout the world as an important part of the Jubilee Year of Mercy celebration. On December 12, 2015, Bishop Etienne opened the Holy Door at Saint Mary’s Cathedral in Cheyenne. And now, we are blessed to have another Holy Door opening in our diocese at the Chapel of the Sacred Heart in Grand Teton National Park.
What is a Holy Door?
“A Holy Door, or porta sancta, has been used by Christians since the 15th Century as a ritual expression of conversion. Pilgrims and penitents pass through it as a gesture of leaving the past behind and crossing the threshold from sin to grace, from slavery to freedom, and from darkness to light. Often, these rituals are associated with prayer, pilgrimage, sacrifice, confession, and indulgences.” – Deacon Doug Vlchek (Our Lady of the Mountains Church)
The Chapel of the Sacred Heart
The Holy Door at the Chapel of the Sacred Heart will be officially opened by Bishop Paul Etienne in a special ceremony during Holy Mass at 5:00pm on May 7, 2016. Everyone is invited to attend and take part in this very special event.
“As we walk through this Holy Door, we are once again to engage our hearts and imaginations to realize the life long journey of our pilgrimage of faith.” - Bishop Paul Etienne
The Holy Door at the Chapel of the Sacred Heart will remain open throughout the summer and will be officially closed on October 29, 2016. Visitors and pilgrims who wish to visit and pass through the Holy Door at the Chapel may do so any time, day or night, during this period. Printed information about the Jubilee Year of Mercy and how pilgrims can receive a plenary indulgence by passing through the Holy Door will be available at the Chapel.
Masses are held at the Chapel at 5:00 pm on Sundays from June 12 to September 25. Confession is available prior to Sunday Masses, from 4:00 to 4:45 pm.
For more information contact Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church in Jackson, Wyoming at: (307) 733-2516 or at www.olmcatholic.org