High Catholic Desert News



Week of December 4, 2022 – Repentance

Second Week of Advent

Gospel Reflections: A moment of reflection


Bishop Mueggenborg invites us to reflect with him on the Gospel from the Second Sunday of Advent (Matthew 3:1-12).


Today we are called to realize conversion is the moment when we turn towards God’s mercy, presence, and love in our lives. We are not called only to acknowledge this presence in our lives, but to actively turn towards it.

Advent Reconciliation Services


  • St. Therese Little Flower on December 13th (Tuesday) at 7pm
  • St. Francis of Assisi on December 15th (Thursday) at 5:30pm
  • St. Paul on December 15th (Thursday) at 6pm
  • St. Joseph on December 16th (Friday) at 6.30pm, Saturday, 12/17 – 4 pm: English & Spanish Wednesday, 12/21 – 11 am to 12 pm: Confessions (also available weekly on Wednesdays) or by appointment 
  • Immaculate Conception on December 16th (Friday) at 7:00pm
  • St. Michael on December 20th (Tuesday) at 6:00pm.
  • St. John Bosco on December 21st (Wednesday) at 6pm
  • St. Rose of Lima on December 21st (Wednesday) at 6:30pm               
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral on December 22nd (Thursday) at 6:30pm

Don’t miss the Night of the Nativity Exhibit!


St. Teresa of Avila Catholic School Presents Night of Nativity Exhibit, 567 S. Richmond Street, Carson City. 12/8-9 5:30pm – 8pm. 12/10 9-12pm. 

Family Advent Calendar


Spread some holiday cheer with the Advent Reverse Calendar! Download Here

Gospel Reflections: A moment of reflection


Help get word out about all the great things happening in your Diocese. 

  • Email HDC@catholicreno.org to get your news, events and activities included! Don’t keep this a secret! Please share and forward this newsletter.  Register: eva.us/reno to join or text the word Reno to 55321!
  • Check out the NEW diocese website: www.highdesertcatholic.org 

40th Annual Diocesan Conference
January 6-7, 2023 – Nuggest Casino Resort


The Eucharist: Source and Summit of Life La Eucaristia: Fuente y Cumbre de la Vida 
Jan 6-7, 2023. Conference brochure and registration information go to: 

  • Jan 7, 2023 6pm-9pm:  RISE UP Diocesan Youth Conference, Nugget Casino Resort. Open to 6th-12th grade students. Keynote speaker Father Tony Ricard. 
  • Jan 7, 2023 7pm-9pm: Theology on Tap. Open to Young Adults 18+. Keynote speaker is Bishop Mueggenborg. $20/person, location TBD.

Register for either above on the conference website. For more information, contact:
David Willems davidw@catholicreno.org

Eucharist Revival and Synod Resources


Calendar Events and Activities Snapshot!


All events are now available on the website as they are submitted: 


Submit your parish events to (HDC@catholicreno.org)

Catholic Services Appeal 2022
11/9/2022 SUMMARY


We have received 3,781 pledges.
We have over 17,000 families registered in the Diocese.


2022 Catholic Services Appeal
Goal $1,720,562.00


Pledged amount:  $1,937,298.49

Cash received: $1,781,871.54


It’s not too late to contribute to this years Catholic Services Appeal. Donate here


The Office of Stewardship and Development/Catholic Services Appeal will be open on December 30th from 9am-2pm.


Please contact us at: 

carmeng@catholicreno.org or paolav@catholicreno.org 

Parishes meeting goal: 16 

~ Corpus Christi ~ Holy Cross ~ 
~ Our Lady of the Snows ~ 
~St. Albert the Great ~
~ St. Brendan ~ St. Joseph ~ 
~ St. Peter Canisius~ 
~ St. Teresa of Avila~ 
~ St. John the Baptist ~ 
~ St Gall’s ~ St. Ann’s ~
~ St. Rose of Lima ~

~ St. John Bosco ~

~ St. Robert Bellarmine ~

~ Our Lady of Tahoe ~

~St. Francis of Assisi

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