Office of Ethnic Ministry


The Office of Ethnic Ministry, essential to the Ministry of the Bishop of Reno, seeks to provide a diocesan connection for the needs of the diverse cultures within the Diocese. It seeks to promote and support pastoral ministers to the parishes, serve as a resource in initiating, providing and developing ministry to and with Hispanics, Filipinos, American Samoans, and other ethnic communities.  Here we collaborate with the Faith Formation and Parish Pastoral Services Offices to provide support for these offices in their ministry to the ethnic communities in the Diocese.

Director of Ethnic Ministry- Mrs. Maripaz Ramos

Filipino Ministry

Filipino Catholics form a vibrant part of our dioceseand strongly support the work in our parishes.Each year in a special way the Filipino community celebrateSimbang Gabi, Santo Nino, St. Pedro Calunsgod andSan Lorenzo Ruiz.These celebrations are organized throughthe Filipino Diocesan Council of Reno (FDCR).

Events and FDCR Constitution and Bylaws

Pastoral Juvenil Calendar

 Tongan Community

The Tongan Community gathers at Immaculate Conception Parish. 

Several times a year a special Tongan Mass is celebrated. 

The Tongan Council of Northern California and Norther Nevada gather at the Diocese of Reno for faith sharing and fellowship.  This gathering is called Misa Kasilio. The National Chaplain comes to facilitate Adult Faith Formation, to provide the sacrament of Reconciliation, and to celebrate mass in the Tongan language. This is a celebration that enriches and uplifts the faith of our Tongan Community so they can continue to serve. 

The next Misa Kasilio will take place on:

Date:  Sunday September 22, 2019

Time: 12:45pm

Place: Immaculate Conception
2900 N. McCarran Blvd.

Sparks, NV 89431

Korean Ministry

Our Korean Community gathers at Our Lady of the Snows Parish Center on every 1st Friday and 3th Sunday of the month at 6:00 pm. All are welcome!

Our Lady of The Snows Parish Center:
1200 S. Arlington Ave
Reno NV 89509

Chair: Mr. Moo (Joseph) Yim
             (775) 232-0568

Chaplain: Rev. Kim Ham Mo

To speak with a priest in Korean Contact:

Rev. Arlon Vergara, OSA

775-322-2255 x2  

For more information:

Maripaz Ramos- Director
Call: (775) 326-9423

Judit Carbajal- Administrative Assistant
Call: (775) 326-9415