Roman Catholic
Diocese of Reno

Proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ in Word
and Deed throughout Northern Nevada

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Protecting God’s Children

The Diocese of Reno is committed to the safety of our children and vulnerable adults.  We have in place policies and protocols for all staff, lay and clergy, and all volunteers that require training and/or background checks.  We are in full compliance with the Dallas Charter and remain diligent in maintaining this compliance.

Through the “Protecting God’s Children” program we train all adults who are employed or wish to volunteer within our parishes and agencies who have access to children.  To find out more and to register for the “Protecting God’s Children” training, click on the RED BOX below.

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Latest News & Events

The High Desert Catholic is the official news magazine for diocese.  New issues come out every other month.   Click on the image for the latest issue of the HIGH DESERT CATHOLIC

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Interfaith Vigil in Solidarity and Honor.

A prayer Vigil will be offered in front of the Thompson Federal Building in Reno on Monday, August 12 at 5:30 pm, for all victims of gun violence, in particular those who were wounded or have died in the 8 mass shootings in the past 12 months.  79 innocent lives have been taken, in addition to the lives of the shooters.  The causes vary and are complex but surely involve hatred, mental illness and extremism.  All are welcome to this time of prayer in solidarity with all who are injured and have lost loved ones in demonstration of mutual respect and honor for all human life.

September 2nd Collection--Seminarian Education Fund

Each year a collection is taken to support the needs to educate and fund our seminarians.

It takes around $50,000 per year.  If you would like to more about our vocations and our seminarians CLICK HERE!

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OLS Young Adult Faith Sharing

August 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Clergy and Religious Credibly Accused

Most Reverend Randolph Calvo, Bishop of the Diocese of Reno, released the names of priests and religious credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. The list includes names of priests and religious who served in the 12 counties that currently comprise the Diocese of Reno: Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Mineral, Pershing, Storey, and Washoe.

Determination of credibility was based on corroborating evidence, criminal prosecution or admission of guilt by the accused. The list includes:

1.       Diocesan priests who formally belonged to (incardinated in) the Diocese of Reno who were credibly accused of committing sexual abuse of a minor.

2.       Diocesan priests incardinated in another diocese who worked on a temporary basis in the Diocese of Reno who were credibly accused of committing sexual abuse of a minor in the Diocese of Reno.

3.       Religious order priests who worked in the Diocese of Reno who were credibly accused of committing sexual abuse of a minor in the Diocese of Reno.

4.       A diocesan priest who was ordained for service in another diocese and then transferred to and was incardinated in the Diocese of Reno who was credibly accused of committing sexual abuse of a minor in his prior diocese of incardination. This accusation came many years after his incardination in the Diocese of Reno and shortly before his death.

Victims who have been sexually abused by clergy, church employee or volunteer should contact civil authorities and/or the appropriate Victim's Assistance Coordinator or the Diocesan Office of Safe Environment. Victim’s Assistance Coordinators are:

  • Eastern Nevada:    Marilyn Janka     775-753-9542
  • Western Nevada:   David Caloiaro   775-450-3618
  • Diocesan Victim’s Assistance Hotline:  1-844-669-8911

 

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