Around the Diocese

A Very Special Visit From Bishop Joseph Pepe
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Life Matters: A Catholic Response to the Death Penalty

Abortion, euthanasia, domestic abuse, gang related violence, terrorism, murder, mass shootings, expressions of hatred or racism and other acts contrary to the dignity of persons… all of these crimes cry out for justice. Yet we are a people of hope, and St. Paul reminds us that “in hope we were saved”

(Rom 8:24). More Info.


The Interfaith Council of Southern Nevada presents: Interfaith Forums 2014


"What We Believe: A Step Towards Understanding"

SACRED GARB : Yarmulkas, Turbans & Robes - Oh My! Sunday, November 16, 7:00 pm Congregation Ner Tamid 55 North Valle Verde Dr. Henderson, NV 89074  

In a world torn apart by religious misunderstanding, the goal of the Interfaith Forums is to provide an ex-perience where people can hear different religions' perspectives in an environment of mutual respect. It is a time and place to hear and be heard. In the course of nearly two decades, the forums have helped forge strong relationships between members of Southern Nevada's diverse religious communities. Speakers include: Pagan: Dr. Candace Kant, Dean of Students, Cherry Hill Pagan Seminary Judaism: Cantor Jessica Hutchings, Congregation Ner Tamid Catholicism: Father Bill Kenny, Holy Spirit Catholic Church Moderator: Ms. Aleda Nelson The forums are followed by a time for socializing and refreshments provided by the host congregation. All forums are open to the public at no cost.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Sunday, November 23rd, 6:30pm Congregation Ner Tamid
55 North Valle Verde Dr., Henderson, NV 89074

A special time for members of all faiths to come together in a spirit of thanksgiving and community. All are welcome!

Open House 2014 –Bishop Gorman High School will host our annual Open House on Sunday, November 23, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Interested students and their parents will have the opportunity to tour our state of the art campus and meet our outstanding faculty and staff. Representatives from our clubs, organizations and sports teams will be available to present their programs and answer questions. The afternoon will include an art show, performances by several of our theatrical and musical groups, a BGHS parent/student panel session and presentations by our Finance and Admissions departments. We encourage all interested families to attend our Open House to learn more about our values: God, Accountability, Excellence, Leadership, and Stewardship and to find out what it means to be a member of the Bishop Gorman community. For further information, please contact the Admissions Office at 702-476-4008 or visit the Admissions section of our website at

Shawn Dresden's Deacon Ordination-DEC. 5, 2014




Project Genesis Retreat FRI., DEC. 12-SUN.— DEC. 14, 2014

The 4th Project Genesis Retreat for Young Adults will take place at Camp Lee Canyon, located on Lee Canyon Rd., about 45 miles northwest of Las Vegas at an elevation of over 8,000 feet. It is primarily open to young adults aged 18-40 years old. If you are older than 40, but work with youth and young adults in the Diocese of Las Vegas, we encourage you to make the time for this inspirational retreat. UNLV, St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center is sponsoring the retreat for the Las Vegas Diocese. Fr. Albert Pace is a strong believer in this retreat that will inspire adults to be more faithful to the Catholic church, energizing them, and giving them the fire to give back to their parish community. For more information about the Project Genesis retreat or the retreat team contact Jennifer Arnot 702-340-4824 or by email: or you can contact the St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Ctr. at 702-736-0887.

"Simbang Gabi" - December 14-23, 2014

In the Philippines, "Simbang Gabi" is a daily mass/novena just before Christmas, celebrated early in the morning, 4-5am or in the evening 6-7pm. It is also called “Misa de Gallo” (mass when the cock crows) or “Misa de Aguinaldo”. More Info.

Stillpoint Spiritual Staycations!

Stillpoint Summer 2014 Calendar is now available online! Visit our website:

or phone (702) 243-4040 for more information

The Event You've Been Waiting for...The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Busy Hands Crafters Annual Craft & Bake Sale. Saturday, November 1, 2014 9 am - 5 pm Sunday, November 2, 2014 9 am - 1 pm.
All proceeds will be donated to the Parish. Beautiful and unique hand crafted items, baby sets, holiday decorations, and much more..... Perfect for all occasion gift giving! DONATIONS of baked goods and handmade crafts are deeply appreciated. Please contact Lynette Bearer at 702-485-3774 for more information.
Director of Religious Education-St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Catholic Church This is a full-time position, responsible for implementing a religious education program in our parish (kindergarten-5th grade) including overseeing the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children/Adults. The program consists of a wide variety of components: catechesis, liturgy, evangelization, community building, spirituality, leadership development and pastoral care and excellent people skills and the ability to work well and communicate with parish families. The ideal candidate will have the ability to recruit, train, and retain volunteers; will understand children and adults. Expertise in the use of technology, including social media, in ministry is a plus. In addition the successful applicant will have a mature personal spiritual life. A degree in Theology is required; a graduate degree is a plus. The successful candidate must be a practicing Roman Catholic. Salary negotiable. If interested contact Fr. Marc Howes at St Joseph, Husband of Mary Catholic Church, 7260 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89117 or
Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada (CCSN) is sourcing qualified candidates to fill the position of President & Chief Executive Officer that will oversee all aspects of this multi faceted organization with an annual operating budget of $21M. A practicing Catholic who will promote the positive image and visibility of Catholic Charities in the media, public gatherings and in fund raising activities is required. The Agency is also recruiting qualified candidates for the Vice President of Finance position. The ideal candidate will oversee all aspects of the Accounting & Finance accountabilities, provide management and oversight of the annual operating budget, and act as a business partner for all Agency activities. Interested applicants should see visit for additional information on these career opportunities.
Lay Dominican Community of Las Vegas Invites you to pray and study with us in community.
Catholic men and women of every walk of life belong to Lay Dominican communities. We join together to pray, to study, and to be of service to others. Lay Dominicans meet on most fourth Saturdays of every month at the St. Thomas Aquinas, Newman Center UNLV Campus, 4765 Brussels St., Las Vegas NV 89119. For more information or for future dates and times, contact: Mr. Dan Morin OP at 249-2399 or Fr. Alber Felice-Pace OP 763-0887.
Why Join the Knights of Columbus?
The Knights of Columbus Order has been called “the strong right arm of the Church”, and has been praised by popes, presidents and other world leaders for support of the Church, programs of evangelization, Catholic education and civic involvement. Ask an usher about the KOC today or contact Ernest Ergottino 336.1977

Knights of Columbus-Ladies Auxiliary
Attention Ladies! If your husband is a member of the Knights of Columbus, or if you are a widow of a Knight, please join us! Please attend our next council meeting on the second Thursday of the month (the same time as the Knight’s
meeting.) Contact: Irene O’Rourke 256-8684.

Knights of Columbus Squires -Youth Organization
For young men who are practicing Catholics between ages 10 and 17. The Columbian Squires Circle 5271 at SEAS is a Catholic youth organization that builds character and develops leadership. All are welcome to join and participate in the many various activities. Contact: Don Woods, Chief Counselor, 254-6606. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Mother Seton Council 11029.

Invitation to All Catholic Veterans

Come join Our Lady of Peace Post 1947. The most active Catholic War Veteran Post in the nation. We operate a food bank and assist needy and homeless veterans. We have a program which educates the youth in our community in patriotic themes and are involved in religious programs. We are the only Catholic organization in the nation that is chartered by the United State Congress. All active duty military, including the National Guard Reserves, U.S. Merchant Marines and all honorably discharged veterans, who have served during PEACE and WAR TIME are encouraged to join. Contact: Jim 686-5666.

“Ethics in the Marketplace” is the title of the ministry of Jesuit, Fr. Max Oliva, who makes his home in the Vegas valley. Father Oliva is the presider for the 12:10 P.M. Mass at the Cathedral on the last Wednesday of each month. The focus of his homilies is Living One’s Faith in the Workplace. For information on Father’s work, see his web site: