​PARISH NEWS & EVENTS

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School

If you would like more information about our new school,
please see our webpage or contact the school office at (702) 331-9050.

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Past Events:

Art Contest Winners:  Congrats to the winners of the  Nativity Art Contest for Religious Education students!

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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.

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Video Highlights from our

Parish Festival 2018

Fr. John joins the Holy Father Pope Francis in universal prayer of the Our Father on the morning of March 25th for all of those affected by the Coronavirus.  

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Pope Francis gave a special blessing "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and the world) on Friday, March 27, at 10 a.m. our time, PST.  Those who participate spiritually through TV, internet or radio may receive a plenary indulgence. Read about it on the Vatican News Site.  We also followed this live on our Facebook Page!

Pope Francis' Holy Week Message:

"Creativity of love can overcome isolation." - Click Here

Thankful for our Priests

At the Holy Thursday Mass, Pope Francis gives thanks for the priestly ministry and recalls the many priests who have died while serving the sick. Read his message here.

Words of appreciation for our Priests, our "Spiritual First Responders" in an article from the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angleles.  Read their message here.

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Join the faithful of the United States to pray together in renewing our consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary:

Friday, May 1st at 12:00 p.m. PST

Read about it on the USCCB website

Join our parish's Facebook watch party at https://www.facebook.com/sfahdnv/

THANK YOU

We're over a month in to Phase 2 reopening and even though we have been limited to allowing only 50 people at each Mass, we want to thank you for your cooperation and patience with the changes. This is what our St. Francis of Assisi Community is all about!  Thanks to your prayers, sacrifice, and support, we have been able to do the following from June 6-July 11th:

  • Celebrate our regular Saturday Vigil/Sunday Masses & Weekday morning Masses

  • Celebrate 14 Confirmation Masses and 18 First Communion Masses

  • 160 children have received their First Holy Communion 

  • 119 teens & 14 adults have been Confirmed 

  • 27 adults & children have been received into the Catholic Church

  • 2600 of our parishioners were able to return to the Sacraments

  • Baptisms, funerals, and weddings that have been on hold have begun to be celebrated

 

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It's been a joyous time celebrating these sacraments that so many have been awaiting!  Thank you for your prayers, for those receiving sacraments of initiation and for our happy, but extremely tired priests!

Communication from Bishop Thomas

  • 4/21/21: Decree extending the dispensation of the obligation to attend Mass through May 30, 2021.
  • 1/28/21: Decree extending the dispensation of the obligation to attend Mass through April 4, 2021.
  • 1/20/21: Bishop Thomas' Pastoral Statement on the Inaugural Address
  • 1/6/21: Bishop Thomas' Pastoral Statement on the Violence at the U.S. Capitol
  • 12/17/20: Decree extending the dispensation of the obligation to attend Mass through January 31st.
  • 11/19/20: Decree extending the dispensation of the obligation to attend Mass through December 31st.
  • 10/22/20: Bishop Thomas' Reflection on Pope Francis' "Civil Unions" Statement
  • 10/22/20: Decree extending the dispensation of the obligation to attend Mass through November 29th.
  • 9/24/20: Decree extending the dispensation of the obligation to attend Mass through October 24th.
  • 8/24/20: Decree extending the dispensation of the obligation to attend Mass through September 27th.
  • 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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ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC CHURCH & ST. ANTHONY SCHOOL

ANNUAL PARISH FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 8TH, 9TH, 10TH
FRIDAY: 5-9 PM
SATURDAY: 12-9 PM
SUNDAY: 8 AM - 8 PM
BLESSINGS OF THE ANIMALS: SUNDAY 3 PM
SILENT AUCTION CLOSES: SUNDAY 2 PM
RAFFLE DRAWING: SUNDAY 7:30 PM

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Join us for this fun family event! Food, drinks, silent auction, pet adoptions, kids games, arts & crafts, sports bar, music, and more!