The picture above was special for a couple of reasons. It was a beautiful day in Powell, Wyoming where St. Barbara's Parish was celebrating its 100th anniversary. I had gone to Northwest College in Powell back in 1979 and attended Mass at St. Barbara's Parish while there. Coming back to celebrate 100 years of faith in 2010 was a wonderful treat. Being the deacon to assist the bishop was icing on the cake.
I pulled out a few other photos from 2010 to the present. Celebrating the Sacred Triduum each year at the Cathedral has been beautiful. My thanks to Matt Potter for being present at these celebrations through the years to capture some of these moments.
The formal farewell for our bishop will be at a celebration of the Eucharist on Friday (tomorrow) October 28, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. at the Cathedral of St. Mary in Cheyenne. A reception will follow Mass in Hartmann Hall and all are invited. I want to encourage everyone in the Cheyenne area (and beyond) to come to this celebration as we wish Archbishop-elect Etienne well in Anchorage, Alaska.