August 13-15 -- Pastors’ Retreat at Ring Lake Ranch Retreat Center, Dubois, WY. Contact: Father Bob Fox at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Casper at (307) 265-5586, or 472-5710. Check out their website: www.ringlake.org
August 15 – September 1 -- Hosting of reliquary of St. Andre Bessette from St. Joseph Oratory in Montreal at St. Francis Church in Thermopolis.
August 15 – Wednesday; Feast of Assumption of Mary
August 17-19 – Friday-Sunday; Annual retreat of Permanent Deacons & wives at John Paul II Center at St. Francis Church, Thermopolis; Mr. James Kinyon of Catholic Social Services of Rapid City Diocese is retreat master.
August 21 – Tuesday: Ordination of Mike Martinson to permanent diaconate at St. Mary Cathedral by Bishop Etienne at 2:00 p.m.
September 3 – Monday; Labor Day
September 8 – Saturday; Feast of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary
September 9 – Sunday: Confirmation of confirmandi from parishes in Cody, Powell, Clark, & Lovell at St. Barbara Church, Powell at 6:00 p.m.
September 9-11 – Sunday-Tuesday; 59th Annual WCCW Convention at. St. Anthony Church, Cody
September 12 – Wednesday; Communal Penance Service at Sacred Heart Church in Greybull at 7:00 p.m.
September 14 – Friday; Feast of Exaltation of Holy Cross
September 16 – Sunday; Catechetical Sunday; Theme: Catechists and Teachers as Agents of the New Evangelization
September 18-20 – Tuesday-Thursday; Clergy Institute in Casper; Tom East & Joan Weber form the Center for Ministry Development will present their experience in Lifelong Faith formation.
September 23 – Sunday; National Retirement Fund for Religious
September 28 – Friday; Native American Day
October 4 – Thursday; Feast of St. Francis of Assisi; blessing of pets and other animals
October 6 – Saturday; Year of Faith Kick-Off Mass at Holy Rosary Church, Lander for Thermopolis Deanery and Rock Springs Deanery at 2:00 p.m.; Priests are invited to be available for Confessions at 1:00 p.m.; adult Confirmations will take place during the Mass; the Bishop has asked that parishes cancel Saturday p.m. Mass and to encourage parishioners to attend this Mass; attendance at this Mass fulfills their Sunday obligation
October 7 – Respect Life Sunday
October 9 – Tuesday; Feast of Blessed John Henry Newman
October 9 – Tuesday; Meeting of priests and deacon of the Thermopolis Deanery at John Paul II Center at St. Francis Church in Thermopolis; starting at 10:00 a.m.
October 13 – Saturday; Year of Faith Kick-Off Mass at St. Patrick Church in Casper for the Cheyenne, Casper and Sheridan Deaneries at 2:00 p.m. Confessions will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday p.m. Masses are to be cancelled.
October 14 – Vocation Awareness Sunday
October 20/21 – Count taken of attendance at Weekend Masses
October 21 – World Mission Sunday collection
October 21 – Sunday; canonization of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
October 22 – Monday; Feast of Blessed John Paul II
October 27/28 – Count taken of attendance at Weekend Masses
November is American Indian Heritage Month (declared by President George W. Bush in 2002)
November is “Adoption Awareness Month”
November 1 – Thursday; Feast of All Saints
November 1 – Thursday; make available a Book of Remembrance in church in which parishioners can write the names of their deceased loved ones who will be remembered in prayer during the month of November
November 2 – Friday; All Souls Day
November 11 – Sunday; Veterans’ Day
November 18 – Sunday; Campaign for Human Development
November 22 – Thursday; Thanksgiving Day
November 25 – Sunday; Feast of Christ the King (Last Sunday of Liturgical Calendar)
December 2 – Sunday; 1st Sunday of Advent (Cycle C); First Sunday of Liturgical Calendar
December 8 – Saturday; Feast of Immaculate Conception
December 12 – Wednesday; Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
December 25 – Tuesday; Christmas Day – Christ is born!