Our Diocese of Reno
Bishop Randolph R. Calvo was born on August 28, 1951, in Agana, Guam. He is the youngest of seven children. As a child, he moved with his family to San Francisco where he attended elementary school. He completed his clerical formation at St. Joseph College Seminary in Mountain View, California and at St. Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park, California.
He was ordained a priest on May 21, 1977, for the Archdiocese of San Francisco and served as parochial vicar at Holy Name Parish in San Francisco and at Saint Pius Parish in Redwood City.
Then Fr. Calvo studied canon law in Rome from 1982 to 1986. In 1986 he earned a doctorate in canon law at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome with a dissertation entitled “Consultation and the Presbyteral Council: new emphasis in the ratio legis”.
He served as adjutant judicial vicar for the San Francisco Archdiocese and then as judicial vicar of the archdiocesan tribunal. He also taught canon law as adjunct faculty at Saint Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park.
In 1997, Fr. Calvo was appointed pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Redwood City, California. A position he served in at the time of his episcopal appointment. Bishop Randolph R. Calvo, JCD, DD was ordained as Bishop of the diocese on February 17, 2006.
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.
Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada
Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is dedicated to easing the pain of poverty and changing lives for good. 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, including helping people with food resources, affordable housing, clothing, and other basic needs. In 2016, we provided direct human needs services to more than 32,000 people throughout Northern Nevada.
Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada has been serving individuals and families for over 75 years. While we are affiliated with the Diocese of Reno, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is a separately-incorporated 501(c)3 nonprofit agency. We are independent, self-funded, and operate under the leadership of our executive director, who serves at the pleasure of our volunteer board of trustees, made up of business and community leaders from the areas we serve.
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 INSPIRE HOPE, STRENGTH, AND SELF-RELIANCE IN THOSE WE ARE FORTUNATE TO SERVE.
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.
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
Casa de Vida
Casa de Vida is a private, nonprofit corporation providing a home and support services for pregnant young women. While some teens facing a crisis pregnancy have the support of a loving family, many others are less fortunate. They are frightened, disillusioned, and often without a safe place to live. Casa de Vida is a place to call home for any young woman facing this difficult situation. We offer:
- A residence for pregnant young women with a live-in housemother.
- A semi-independent, transitional living home for parenting young women and their infant children.
- Case management services.
- Parenting, budgeting, nutrition, and child development classes.
- Assistance in completing educational goals and finding jobs, childcare, and permanent housing.
- An emphasis on the value and dignity of each client.
- A Baby’s Closet that provides free infant clothing, diapers, formula, and baby equipment for our clients and those in need throughout our community.
Casa de Vida provides care for pregnant young women in need of help, in the belief that each pregnant woman and her unborn child are unique and valuable gifts of God.
Casa de Vida is funded by private donations and Grants. Casa de Vida is also supported by dedicated volunteers from throughout the community.
We are always concentrating on our fundraising efforts on providing additional services to our residents and the community as a whole. Casa de Vida is continuing to build their Endowment Fund. This fund is crucial to ensuring that the support, compassion, and hope we offer to the pregnant young women of this community will be available for years to come.
CROSSROADS SOBER LIVING
A partnership with Catholic Charities and Washoe County Human Services Agency (HSA) that provides housing and supportive living arrangements for men and women battling addiction and transitioning out of homelessness. Drug and alcohol counseling is offered to all residents.