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Novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Most Blessed Mother, heart of love, heart of mercy, ever listening, caring, consoling, hear our prayer. As  our children, we implore your intercession with Jesus your Son. Receive with understanding and compassion the petitions we place before you today, especially… [for the conversion of Russia and  Peace in Ukraine].

We are comforted in knowing your heart is ever open to those who ask for your prayer. We trust to your  gentle care and intercession, those whom we love and who are sick or lonely or hurting. Help all of us,  Holy Mother, to bear our burdens in this life until we may share eternal life and peace with God forever.


Oh Madre Santísima, Corazón de Amor, Corazón de Misericordia, escucha siempre, cuida, consuela, escucha nuestra oración. Como hijos tuyos, imploramos tu intercession ante Jesús, tu Hijo. Reciba con comprensión y compasión las peticiones que hoy le  presentamos, especialmente [por la conversión de Rusia y paz en Ucrania].

Nos reconforta saber que su corazón está siempre abierto a aquellos que piden su oración. Confiamos en su gentil cuidado e intercesión, aquellos a quienes amamos y quienes están enfermos, solos o heridos. Ayúdanos a todos, Santa Madre, a llevar nuestras cargas en esta vida hasta que podamos compartir la vida eterna y la paz con Dios para siempre.



A LENTEN JOURNEY: 7 Weeks – 7 Questions

Many of us expend a lot of energy asking the Lord questions. We look to the Bible as the book of answers, giving less attention to the questions God asks of us.

The God who emerges in Scripture is not a God who doles out pat answers to life’s hard questions. Rather, God asks stimulating questions to evoke new understandings and transform lives.

Is this Lent a time to hear the questions God asks us? Is it time to take part in a conversation that has already been started by our God?

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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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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:


  • Diocesan priests who formally belonged to (incardinated in) the Diocese of Reno who were credibly accused of committing sexual abuse of a minor.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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:   vacant at this time
  • Diocesan Victim’s Assistance Hotline:  1-844-669-8911

At the request of Bishop Calvo, non-employee lay members of the Diocesan Review Board (DRB) conducted a review of the policies, procedures and protocols to ensure the safety of youth and of the vulnerable adults in the Diocese of Reno. This review included on-site visits to diocesan entities operating within the Diocese of Reno. Bishop Calvo has accepted the Review Board’s special report, which includes its findings and recommendations. Currently, some of the recommendations have been implemented and others are under discussion. Over the past several months, members of the DRB have presented their findings and recommendations to the following leadership groups in the diocese:

  • Priests
  • Chancery Staff
  • Directors of Religious Education (DREs)
  • Youth Ministers
  • School Administrators
  • School Faculty

This report can be found by clicking HERE. More information on the Diocesan Review Board can be found here.

In this special report, the Diocesan Review Board (DRB) makes its findings and recommendations for maintaining a safe environment for children and vulnerable adults in the Diocese of Reno—the Catholic Church of Northern Nevada. The report is based on visits and interviews conducted over eight months which included all parishes, schools, and facilities operating under diocesan authority and direction. The DRB submits the report to the Bishop and Catholic community of northern Nevada with deepest thanks for this opportunity to serve. We also issue this report with confidence that maintaining a safe environment will remain a diocesan priority. We hope the report will help our Church recover from the scandal and trauma caused by the sexual abuse of minors and reports of past abuse that were concealed or mishandled by some church officials. We must remember: the vast majority of priests try to lead holy lives of service and they, too, have been demoralized by their brethren’s conduct. Both victims and innocent clergy need to heal from the wounds this scandal has wrought. We all do.