Office of Ethnic Ministry

MISSION  STATEMENT


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

Hispanic Ministry

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Filipino Ministry

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 Tongan Community

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Korean Ministry

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Hispanic Ministry



Asian and Pacific Islander Ministry




Filipino Ministry


Filipino Catholics form a vibrant part of our diocese
and strongly support the work in our parishes.
Each year in a special way the Filipino community celebrate
Simbang Gabi, Santo Nino, St. Pedro Calunsgod and
San Lorenzo Ruiz.

These celebrations are organized through
the Filipino Diocesan Council of Reno (FDCR).

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Tongan Community

The Tongan Community gathers at Immaculate Conception Parish. 

Several times a year a special Tongan Mass is celebrated. 

During the months of May and June, the Tongan Council of Northern California and Norther Nevada gather at the Diocese of Reno for faith sharing and fellowship.  This gathering is called Missa 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. 

If you are interested in this event, please check our events and calendar for upcoming information.


Korean Ministry

Our Korean Community gathers at Holy Cross Parish on every 3rd Sunday of the month at 6:00 pm at:

Holy Cross Catholic Community
5650 Vista Blvd
Sparks NV 89436

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

Chaplain: Rev. Kim Ham Mo


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