Month: August 2015

Our Lady of Fatima Celebrates 60th Anniversary

On Sunday, I joined the parishioners of Our Lady of Fatima for their 60th anniversary celebration.  Joining the parishioners for the celebration were their pastor, Fr. Thomas George, Deacon Ed McCarthy, and Msgr. James O’Neil, Fr. Michael Carr, Fr. John Savio, and the previous pastor, Fr. Bob Fox, who also served as the homilist for the 11:30 Mass. Parishes play such a crucial role in the life of the Church.  From the very early days of the apostolic church, people gathered in homes to keep Jesus’ instruction to celebrate the Eucharist: “Do this in memory […]

Michael J. Schumacher; Rest In Peace

Today, the family and friends of Michael J. Schumacher and the Diocese of Cheyenne bid him our final farewells.  Last Friday night / Saturday morning, the Diocesan Finance Officer was killed in a single car accident on his way home. Michael came to work for the Diocese just six months ago.  In that short time, we came to love him and appreciate his intellect, dedication, and his strong ‘people-person’ personality.  He was an incredibly faith-filled man who loved his family, faith, and the Church.  One of my staff shared with me just today following the […]

Catholic Rural Life Celebration; Powell, Wyoming

On Sunday, over 200 people gathered at the Spiering Farms in Powell, Wyoming to celebrate rural life. Those in attendance knew they had found the right farm by the big papal flag flying from the flag pole. The celebration began with a Noon Mass quickly followed by a pitch in meal, complete with pork and beef roasts prepared on scene. Even though the day saw temperatures in the 90’s, we were quite comfortable beneath a tent in the shade. Everyone enjoyed a great deal of fraternity. Our primary goals for the day were to make […]

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