☏ (775) 329 – 9274
290 S. Arlington Ave., Reno, NV 89501
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)
Most Reverend Daniel H. Mueggenborg, D.D., S.T.L.
Chancellor: Deacon Joseph Bell, M.Th.
Vice-Chancellor: Mr. Tom Malone
Vicar General: Reverend Charles Durante
Vicar for Clergy: Reverend Joseph C. Abraham, J.C.L.
Main Phone Number: 775-326-9419, Fax: 775-382-1041
Judicial Vicar: Reverend Joseph C. Abraham, J.C.L.
Secretary: Piedad Gonzalez
Promoter of Justice & Defender of the Bond: Reverend Robert Hayes, J.C.L.
Defender of the Bond: Rev. Thomas J. Fransiscus, C.SS.R., J.C.L.
Br. Matthew Cunningham, FSR
Reverend Philip George, MOCL
Reverend Joe Walsh
Promoter of Justice: Reverend Chuck Durante, Vicar General
Chief Financial Officer: Mr. Richard Todd
Payroll/Group Health Benefits: Mrs. Katherine Mello
Accounts Payable/Receivable: Mrs. Rita San Paolo-Oueilhe
Human Resources: Mrs. Tara Snow
Supervisors of Catholic Schools: Mr. Matthew Schambari
Protecting God’s Children®: Mrs. Elda Juarez
Administrative Assistant: Ms. Elizabeth Ramos
Victim Advocate: Toll Free in Northern Nevada 1-844-669-8911 or Fax 1-844-861-8339
Victim’s Advocate: Mrs. Marilyn Janka
Faith Formation & Evangelization Director: Mrs. Marina Hedwall
Coordinator of Youth & Young Adult Ministry: Mr. David Willems
Ethnic Ministries Director: Mrs. Maripaz Ramos
Permanent Diaconate Formation: Deacon Joseph Bell
Administrative Assistants: Ms. Breanna Balmut
Ms. Elizabeth Ramos
Ethnic Ministries Assistant: 775-326-9415
Chief Development Officer: Mr. Michael Quilici
Exec. Administrative Assistant: Mrs. Carmen Godoy
Administrative Assistant: Mrs. Paola Valdez
Communications Director: Mr. JB Benna
Vocations Team: Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg
Contact Info: 775-326-9428, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing address: P.O. Box 10930, Reno, NV 89510
Editor-in-Chief: Mr. JB Benna
Executive Secretary: Mrs. Rita Sloan
Director: Mrs. Karen Mowry
Help line: 775-324-4325
Chairman: Mrs. Julianna Jervis
Executive Secretary: Mrs. Linda Ugalde
Assistant to Youth Ministry 775-326-9413
Chancellor/Deacon Joe 775-326-9429
Deacon Joseph Bell 775-372-9786
Breanna Balmut 775-326-9434
Carmen Godoy 775-326-9433
David Willems 775-372-6456
Katherine Mello 775-326-9422
Elda Juarez 775-326-9445
Elizabeth Ramos 775-326-9420
JB Benna 775-326-9446
Tom Malone 775-326-9428
Fr. Joseph Abraham 775-326-9416
Matthew Schambari 775-326-9430
Paola Valdez 775-326-9444
Maripaz Ramos 775-326-9423
Tara Snow 775-326-9425
Mike Quilici 775-326-9432
Piedad Gonzales 775-326-9411
Richard Todd 775-326-9417
Rita San Paolo-Oueilhe 775-326-9435
Assistant to Ethnic Ministries 775-326-9415
Lovelock Prison: Reverend Kuriakose Mambrakatt
Carson City: Deacon Michael Johnson
Director: Unknown at time of Printing
2805 N. Mountain Street
Carson City, NV 89703
-The members of the Nevada Catholic Conference are the Bishops of the Diocese of Las
Vegas and the Diocese of Reno. The Conference allows for the coordination of state-wide
subjects and issues.