St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School

Opening here at St. Francis of Assisi on August 17, 2020!

If you would like more information about our new school, please see our

webpage or contact the school office at (702) 331-9050.


On behalf of Fr. John, Fr. Vic and the St. Francis of Assisi staff, we would like to welcome Fr. John Minde, Parochial Vicar to St. Francis of Assisi.


Fr. John Minde grew up in a large Catholic family in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro.  After studying at seminary near his home in Tanzania, Fr. Minde dedicated his life to the ALCP/OSS (“Holy Spirit Fathers”) and was ordained deacon in 2004 and priest in 2005 in his home diocese of Modshi, Tanzania.  He has been working ever since as a Parochial Vicar and Pastor in Tanzania, Kenya, and for the past six years in the Diocese of Palm Beach, Florida.  His most recent parish was St. Josephs in Stuart, Florida, where he assisted with the services, religious education, home and hospital visiting, and worked at the parish K-8 school.


We are thrilled that Fr. John Minde is joining us, and ask for your prayers for him as he begins to serve the community and people of St. Francis of Assisi.


(please see info about reserving a seat at Mass due to our 50 person limitation in Nevada)

Daily, Monday-Saturday,

7:45 a.m.

Saturday Vigil, 4:00 & 5:30 p.m.

Sundays, 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Youth Ensemble


Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. or by appointment.


Monthly adoration is postponed until further notice.

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Parish News & Events:

Resources for Children during quarantine:

Visit our Faith Formation page for activity ideas for you and your children during the COVID quarantine.

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School here at St. Francis of Assisi Opening this August!

Visit the school website for more details.

Updates Regarding Coronavirus Precautions

Out of caution and care for the welfare of our parishioners we will be postponing parish activities. We continue to pray for those affected, and for the health and wellness of all. 


The public celebration of Mass in our Diocese began on June 6th with a limit of 50 people. Attendees must sign up ahead of time to reserve a seat.  St. Francis of Assisi will continue to Live Stream our Masses.  See schedule above to watch. Bishop Thomas has extended the dispensation of the obligation to attend Mass through August 30th. Bishop Thomas’ recorded Sunday Mass will be available through YouTube, linked at the webpage. 

Confession & Other Sacraments

Saturday morning Confessions have resumed at 8:30 a.m. We will continue with previously scheduled funerals and weddings. Baptisms, First Holy Communions, and Confirmations are now being scheduled. 

Parish Activities

​All parish ministries, groups, and organizations will remain cancelled until further notice.

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Parish Updates on Facebook

Link up with us on Facebook! We will push out content for you and your family's spiritual growth during this Lent.  Click the link to Like and Follow our page:

Resources for Support & Assistance

We compiled a list of resources for those in need of special assistance during this time.  Click here.

Pope Francis Grants Special Indulgences 

Click here to read the Pope's decree on special Indulgences for the faithful in the current pandemic.

Communication from Bishop Thomas

  • 6/30/20: Decree extending the dispensation of the obligation to attend Mass through August 30th.
  • 5/30/20: Decree extending the dispensation of the obligation to attend Mass through July 5th.
  • 5/27/20: Bishop Announces Opening of Phase 2 on June 6, 2020
  • 5/22/20: Press Release on Diocesan Restoration Council to Safely Reopen Parishes
  • 4/24/20: Amended Discontinuance Order.
  • 3/20/20: Statement of Lenten Dispensation.
  • 3/18/20: Pastoral letter sharing his heart and guidance for our Diocese.
  • 3/16/20: Letter cancelling public Masses with included articles and prayer.
  • 3/13/20: Letter regarding Mass dispensation.
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Pray from Home

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Phase Two Public Masses

Now Open through August 22nd!

(Limited to 50 people total)


CLICK HERE to sign up for a Mass.  Reminder: only choose one Mass during Phase 2 to attend so that as many people as possible have a chance to attend!


Watch this video containing important instructions on signing up for and attending Masses during this time.


(You can read the written instructions HERE.)

Online Giving

We understand this is a difficult time for everyone, emotionally and financially. We appreciate your contributions to help us meet our bills.  At this time you can mail in your contributions or donate online.  If you find yourself in a good financial position and could increase your giving to help the parish through this time, it would be much appreciated.  There is a new app you can use to make your donations right from your smart phone (instructions here).  Thank you for your generosity.

App for Apple Users
App for Android Users
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Masses Live Streamed at St. Francis of Assisi

Join us for the live streams by clicking below to watch.

Click to open the Worship Aids: Saturday, August 15th, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sunday, August 16th, 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated on Saturday, August 15th at the 7:45 a.m. Mass.  This Mass will be live-streamed.

*Note: These are public Masses with a limit of 50 people who have signed up ahead of time.  All present will practice social distancing and other recommended safety measures.  Bishop Thomas has extended the dispensation of the obligation to attend Mass through August 30th. 

View our latest drone video of the Construction of St. Anthony Catholic School here!

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Diocese of Las Vegas Mass of Sending Forth for Seminarians

Please join us via livestream for our annual Mass of Sending Forth for Seminarians, in which once again we be sending our existing seminarians back to seminary, or to their local parish assignments; and we will be welcoming our new seminarians too!  This year, the Mass will be held at Christ the King Catholic Community, at 6pm, on Monday, August 17.  Bishop Thomas will preside.  We hope to “see you” there at !  And please continue to pray for our seminarians, and all who are being called to vocations in our Diocese.

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