Our Diocese of Reno
Born and raised in rural western Oklahoma, Bishop Mueggenborg graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1984 with a geology degree and a related computer science degree. He attended the pre-theology program at St. Meinrad Seminary in Indiana and the theology program at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Tulsa in 1989.
Bishop Mueggenborg completed a Licentiate degree in Biblical Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 1990. During his 30+ years as a priest, Bishop Mueggenborg has served as parochial vicar and pastor in several parishes and in a variety of ministerial roles, including high school chaplain and teacher, Newman Center chaplain, Director of Clergy and Education, and Vicar for Religious. He also served on the administrative staff of the Pontifical North American College and was adjunct professor at the Gregorian University. Pope Francis appointed him Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle on April 6, 2017, and he was ordained bishop on May 31, 2017.
Bishop Mueggenborg comes from a farming and ranching family and enjoys mountain biking and hiking in his free time. He has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and has hiked the Grand Canyon as well as a substantial portion of the Camino de Santiago. He credits his love for the outdoors to his rural upbringing and his involvement in the Boy Scouts of America.
Clergy of the Diocese
Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery
For 90 years Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery has been committed to serving the living in life’s most precious moments.
Burying the dead is one of the Corporal Works of Mercy. As Nevada’s only Catholic cemetery we strive to bury the dead with dignity and care, to bring peace to the living, to provide a place where loved ones living and dead can be remembered, and to inform the community about end of life options.
Nevada Catholic Conference
The Nevada Catholic Conference is the joint discussions of the Bishops of Reno and Las Vegas in matters common to our state.
The director of the Conference is Mr. Mike Dyer
Nevada Catholic Conference
2805 Mountain Street
Carson City Nevada 89703
Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada
Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is dedicated to addressing the root causes of poverty by encountering and accompanying those living in poverty on a journey to economic equality and the realization of a meaningful and purposeful life. We help people of all cultures and beliefs rise up out of poverty and overcome the barriers to self-sufficiency. We do this through a broad range of services through our St. Vincent’s Food Pantry, St. Vincent’s Dining Room, Battle Born Housing Plus residential program and a variety of human service activities that focus on addressing basic needs, crisis intervention, case management, and individual and family support. We also offer services through our robust Immigration Assistance Program. Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada has been serving individuals and families for over 75 years across all 12 counties served by our Diocese. While we are affiliated with the Diocese of Reno, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency. We are part of the nation's largest social-services network through our affiliation with Catholic Charities USA, which serves more than seven million people each year. OUR MISSION IS to work together to respond to unmet human needs so all can thrive.
With food, clothing, shelter, and a helping hand, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada brings hope to people in order to build spirit and self-reliance within them and within our community.
Battle Born Housing Plus
BATTLE BORN HOUSING PLUS IS A SOBER COMMUNITY FOR LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUALS WHO NEED WRAPAROUND SERVICES TO ADDRESS THEIR NEEDS FOR BOTH SHORT AND LONG-TERM STABILITY.
Residents are enrolled in a program that offers housing and associated wrap-around services including case management, substance abuse counseling, onsite drug and alcohol testing, behavioral health support, employment support/work opportunities, and other tools to help each resident establish a new, more productive path in life.
Residents work with a care coordinator to determine an individualized support plan that includes onsite drug and alcohol testing, individual and small group substance use and behavioral health counseling, connection with the onsite peer-to-peer support network, and employment support.
Battle Born Housing Plus has a 44 bed congregate living space with rooms that accommodate either two or three individuals along with shared kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry facilities. The property also houses 28 next-step, low-income studio apartments.
Residents of Battle Born Housing Plus are surrounded by a live-in network that aims to help them establish healthy relationships, a sense of community, and improved life, and social skills.