The Department of Faith Formation facilitates the mission of the Church in all we do by by nurturing our Baptismal call to unity, ministry, and holiness.
Mission: The Diocese of Las Vegas is a community of believers who proclaim the Gospel message of Hope by serving all through evangelization, life-long formation, and worship.
aleteia.org Pope Francis announced at the end of the midday Regina Caeli on May 3 that Catholics will join in an initiative to dedicate May 14 to fasting, prayer, and charity, to ...
Bro. Mickey O'Neill Mcgrath, OSFS
St. Francis de Sales teaches us that the best way to feel the close presence of God is to be mindfully aware of the present moment. Before any activity, whether work or rest, say a prayer, take a breath, and ask God for grace. Be attentive to all that you see and hear, welcome it (even the worms and stuff) and let your heart rest in the peaceful awareness that God is near.
Many thanks to everyone at St Viator for helping us celebrate your 2020 eighth graders!
Today, we celebrate you. While we cannot do in the traditional way, we wanted to highlight what should have been. We look forward to the day that we can cele...
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Happy Vocations Awareness Sunday!
Our Seminarians on World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Bro. Mickey O'Neill Mcgrath, OSFS
Thanks from the bottom of my heart to all of you who took time to write kind words of sympathy. I read and re-read every single one. Two days after my brother John died, his son John and Lauren became parents to Corinne Jane. She reminds me that every Good Friday story has an Easter ending....or beginning!
Let us all join in prayer on May 1st at Noon
Join Archbishop José H. Gomez, USCCB President, and the faithful of the United States to pray together in renewing our consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary on Friday, May 1st! The livestream will be available here on facebook at 3 PM Eastern, 12 PM Pacific. The worship aid can be found in both English and Spanish at: usccb.org/consecration. Let's pray together for Our Lady's intercession!
Today’s episode of Pop-Up Catechesis: Praying the Rosary as a family.
Now is the time to learn some new #RCIA skills! In our next community chat on May 6, we are going to talk with Leisa Anslinger about making a plan for a continuous (year-round) RCIA process.
Register at teamrcia.com/trwebinar!
Many of you will remember Br Mickey McGrath and his beautiful workshops and art at our Diocesan Conference 2017 year and several in years past. Please pray for him and his family in the loss of his brother.
My brother John, aged 69, died yesterday afternoon of Covid-19. A true child of the 60's he loved the Beatles, Bob Dylan and just about all rock music. The color cover I designed for his memorial service, whenever we will be able to celebrate one. But I have also created one for today's "BE" Coloring page. Like this Sunday's gospel of the Supper at Emmaus, I recognize Christ in the singing of the song as well as the breaking of the bread. As you color, sing and pray and ponder words of wisdom in these difficult times.
fulleryouthinstitute.org Despite the loss of the traditional graduation event, there are still plenty of thoughtful and creative ways to mark this important moment and proudly recognize the achievements young people have worked hard for.
Let's join Pope Francis in prayer🙏🏼
catholicnewsagency.com Pope Francis sent a letter Saturday encouraging Catholics to pray the rosary throughout May. He also shared two new prayers to implore the help of the Virgin Mary during the coronavirus pandemic.
What a wonderful resource to uplift our priests
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, priests are being called into great heroic action by offering the sacraments to the sick and dying, finding creative ways to serve parishioners, and maintaining empty parishes with limited staff support.
In response, Vocation Ministry is set to launch the first-ever “Uplift Your Priest” campaign from April 20 through May 1. The international campaign is designed to mobilize laity to support and encourage their priests who are now on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and to let clergy know that their people are behind them and recognize their sacrifices. Go to https://vocationministry.com/get-in-touch/uplift-your-priest/ to see 15 Ideas and download logos to inspire you and your family to Uplift Your Priest!
#vocationministry #upliftyourpriest #bethelight
A wonderful prayer!
offers.giveusthisday.org Free resources for Catholics in response to COVID-19
Thank you, Bro Mickey!
Don't lose hope! Keep singing in your heart : " No storm can shake my inmost calm...." Meanwhile, color this and write the name of a loved one who needs to be reminded of hope in the balloon held by the praying mantis. Yes, that's a praying mantis. At least in my mind.
formed.vhx.tv Triduum: A Spiritual Pilgrimage is a beautiful, 30 minute contemplative documentary. This film cinematically walks through the locations of the Holy Week story, re-presenting the most important days of human history. Immersed in the real and sacred places of the Holy Land, the pilgrim faithful is...
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
In the absence of the sacrament of Confession Pope Francis encourages the faithful to “Do what the Catechism says. It is very clear: If you cannot find a priest to confess to, speak directly with God, your father, and tell him the truth. Say, ‘Lord, I did this, this, this. Forgive me,’ and ask for pardon with all your heart.”
Learn more about making a perfect contrition: https://lacatholics.org/holyweek/. #LAcatholicsEnterIn
Holy Week and Easter Resources for Families ➡️ https://hubs.ly/H0pbSLl0
Help children and families prepare for and celebrate Holy Week and the Easter season with prayers, practices, and activities that can be used at home.
Please consider contacting your parishes. Thank you, and God bless each of you and your families.
Here are a few ideas to support your local parish during the #coronavirus pandemic.
8newsnow.com The Diocese of Las Vegas has extended the cancellation of masses through April 30.
Here are some very useful resources in English and Spanish, and Masses in Vietnamese.
vencuentro.org The V Encuentro has compiled a list of resources provided by partners and Catholic organizations that are meant to assist Hispanic/Latino pastoral ministers, parents, and Catholics. Included are resources, prayers, webinars, lists of online masses and live streams. By clicking on the link below, you...
Bishop Thomas Celebrates Mass in the Chancery Chapel. 4th Sunday of Lent.
I would like to share this reflection from Hector Bautista, our Coordinator for Youth and Young Adult Ministry:
In the year 1918 the Spanish flu interrupted the world and brought it to its knees infecting over 500 million people. At the time that was an expected 27% of the world’s population. Due to limited scientific knowledge the Spanish flu continued to be transmitted to many primarily through sneezing or coughing around others and poor hygiene. Before the Spanish flu had come to its end over fifty million people would succumb to the deadly disease.
Saint Louis Missouri began to experience cases of the Spanish Flu and they had coordinated efforts in making sure the disease would not spread by suspending normal day to day activities, including the temporary suspension of the Holy Mass. Fast forward to the end of the pandemic we can now with certainty say that Saint Louis experienced one of the lowest exposures and death rates to the corona virus as only 1,300 people had faded away to the same flu that infected over a quarter of the world.
We are not called to simply sit idle on a couch during this difficult time – that is not what saints do. In a moment of history where we the world is succumbing to another pandemic, we are still called to follow our Lord who has entrusted us to the care of his bishops, our shepherds. (Mt. 16:18) The temporary suspension of Mass and public worship of our God is undoubtedly devastating for every practicing Catholic but is vital for the health and well-being of our neighbor. There have been many who have posted on social media about the frustration they feel and recite scripture to solidify their reasoning for Mass to be reinstated. If scripture is to help you then we must remember the greatest commandment, (MK. 12:30-31). The question that must then be asked is who is our neighbor? It is our elderly, those most at risk for the spread of this dangerous disease.
I implore you in this grave time to consider the ramifications of compromising the health of the elderly. (1 Tm. 5:8) None desire to be away from our Lord and many may feel as though we are abandoning him on the cross. This is simply not the case. We are at a cross roads where we show our love for our Lord in a unique way by building up our domestic churches, by sacrificing our time with Jesus in receiving the blessed sacrament so that those most susceptible of being compromised can spend more time on earth with those they love, and by showing a loving willingness to support our Shepherds during this time.
The Lord is not leaving you alone. He stands ready as ever for you to receive Him in a new and radical way. This is a reminder that as church we must strive to care for one another in ways that we may not always desire but for the common good it is essential. Pray for our priests and bishops during this time and pray for our healthcare workers, build your domestic church by leading your family in prayer, and the Lord will respond. For now in this Lenten journey we are stripped and suffering with him in a new way.
kmov.com Dr. Max Starkloff was the city health commissioner during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. His aggressive action saved countless lives in St. Louis.
Let's all remember that we are always connected through prayer. #unitedinChrist
Check out Busted Halo for some helpful ideas and messages during this time of trial.
Parish Leaders: We're here to support you during this very trying time of COVID-19. We have assembled the FULL Revive team of experts to offer you specific resources, guidance, and support in the coming days. We will release a website next week with videos, resources, tutorials, and more to offer assistance. Please take a few minutes to tell us about your situation so we can serve you best: https://forms.gle/MDDFTFCJT6uW7FUHA
The Pastoral Center shared a wonderful resource called, "A Faith Response to the Coronavirus" for us to use at no charge. Please check it out at http://products.pastoral.center/pc/pc105/1/download-covi/index.html
Bishop George Leo Thomas granted dispensation from attending Mass for the next three weekends in an effort to follow the CDC guidelines about social distancing. Please see his full message on our diocesan website at https://dioceseoflasvegas.org/Home.shtml
This important annual campaign funds, among other Diocesan efforts, the entire Department of Faith Formation including our programming, staff positions and events. Please be as generous as you are able.
Bishop George Leo Thomas of the Diocese of Las Vegas talks about the importance of 2020 Catholic Stewardship Appeal.
Wonderful opportunity to pray together as a staff at the Catholic Center with John Angotti today. Thank you to everyone who was able to participate and thank you, John, for your inspiring message on God's love and the Incarnation!
Tell your youth minister you want to go to the 2020 Diocesan Youth Rally! Registration increases on January 1st! This year's speakers are Nun and Nunner!!
Youth Rally at Bishop Gorman High School Feb. 1, 2020
For it is testified: “You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” - Hebrews 7:17
Consider supporting The Retired Priest Fund in the second collection at your parish!
Why should you support your retired priests?
We can often forget how important the life of our priest are. What happens once they retire? Do they ever stop being a priest?
"For he testifieth: Thou art a priest forever, according to the order of Melchisedech." - Hebrews 7:17
Here in our own community if it wasn't for our retired priest we would not have the Extraordinary Form of the Single Roman Rite of Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. He has gone far to take care of our souls. When he was sick or in the hospital he would be sure we were never left abandoned.
This December 15th consider supporting your community of retired priest in the Diocese of Las Vegas!
For more information, talk to your local parish about ways you can help your retired priest in your area!
vaticannews.va Pope Francis has written an Apostolic Letter on the meaning and importance of the nativity scene. He signed the Letter during his visit on Sunday ...
Pope Francis' message to the teens at NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference) 2019. This year the Diocese of Las Vegas was represented by 44 teens and adult leaders from seven of our parishes and BGHS! We hope to have an even bigger representation in 2021!
From the Vatican, Pope Francis delivers a special message to all those who were in attendance for #NCYC2019 at Indianapolis, IN. Full transcript below: "Dear...
The Traditional Latin Mass is celebrated at 10am every Sunday at St. Bridget Catholic Church.
One branch out of many under the leadership of our founder and Bishop Dag Heward-Mills. Come join us as we worship our Lord Jesus Christ.
We are the middle school and high school group at Grace Valley Church. We hang out and learn together on Sunday night at 5:00-7:00. Please join us!!
STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE... Child Care Center/Preschool with a Special Needs Program with a a Private school feel... Come take a TOUR!
KidSpring at the Springs is where kids have fun and learn about Jesus on their level!
Renovación Católica Carismática Hispana
Reaching out to all people across the city. We need youth! Please come on out and join the family of Christ!
Nueva Vida es un ministerio, que alcanza, restaura y empodera.
Grupo familiar de Estudio Biblico y consejeria familiar
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We worship in two locations: 1515 West Charleston Blvd. in Las Vegas and on the West side, at 4590 South Hualapai.