Saint Francis Catholic Church of Thermopolis is a rural community that covers all of Hot Springs County in the Cheyenne Diocese. The mixture of various cultures and the mountainous terrain in this area add a rich dimension to our parish life. We are a stewardship parish and our sacramental life is centered on the Name, Word, Power, and Ministry of Jesus Christ and is guided by the Holy Spirit as we seek to do God's will. In a spirit of Christian love, we reach out with western hospitality as we bring the Healing Presence of the Lord Jesus to all we meet.
*To recognize that all human beings have been made in the image and likeness of God which gives them human dignity, and to see Christ in all we meet.
*To help all parishioners discover their God-given gifts and talents, and to offer opportunities for them to develop and to use their gifts and talents in service to our parish, and to the larger community.
*To foster a respect and reverence for all of God's creation, and to help our parishioners discover how God speaks to people through nature, and how the mountainous terrain influences the spirituality of the local people.
*To provide opportunities for religious education to all members of our parish from the very young to the eldest parishioners.
*To foster an attitude of gratitude to God for his many blessings, which calls us to give back to God what belongs to Him.
*To encourage our parishioners to be generous in giving of their treasure so that our parish can be financially stable in order to meet all our temporal needs, and to offer assistance to the larger Christian community.
*To use the power of forgiveness to facilitate reconciliation as a means to confront violence in all its forms.