Established: March 27, 1931, as the Diocese of Reno by His Holiness Pope Pius XI; Canonical
Erection of the Diocese, August 19, 1931; designated Diocese of Reno-Las Vegas by Pope Paul VI,
October 13, 1976; Re-designated as the Diocese of Reno by Pope John Paul II, March 21, 1995.
The Diocese of Reno covers 70,852 square miles, and includes the following counties: Washoe,
Humboldt, Elko, Eureka, Lander, Pershing, Churchill, Mineral, Lyon, Carson City, Storey and
Legal Title: “The Roman Catholic Bishop of Reno, and His Successors, a Corporation Sole.”
Patrons of the Diocese: Our Lady of the Snows (August 5); The Holy Family (Sunday in the Octave
of Christmas); Established through an Apostolic Brief dated August 24, 1933.
Dedication of St. Thomas Aquinas, July, 1907; Elevated to a Cathedral, March 27, 1931; Dedicated
as Cathedral Church, August 19, 1931.
First Diocesan Synod: September 27, 1957
Second Diocesan Synod: December 2, 2016
There are 28 parishes; 6 missions; 1 station; 2 day care centers; 4 elementary schools; and 1 high
school in the Diocese.
There is one active Bishop and two retired Bishops, 36 active priests, 15 retired priests, and 38
permanent deacons, 3 seminarians, 15 sisters and 2 brothers.
The Diocese of Reno Chancery Office is located at:
290 S. Arlington Ave., Reno, NV 89501
Our parking is located on Ridge street, with the entrance into the office also on Ridge Street. PLEASE for COVID precautions, only staff and those with appointments are permitted entry into the office area.
The Mailing Address is:
290 S. Arlington Ave.
Reno, NV 89501-1713.
We are open Monday – Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.
P: (775) 329-9274
P: (775) 326-9410
F: (775) 348-8619
Inside Nevada Only – 800-255-0688
(Phone numbers listed are direct-dial lines)