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Diocese of Reno

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☏ (775) 329 – 9274

📍290 S. Arlington Ave., Reno, NV 89501


Deacon Joseph Bell


Phone: (775) 372-9786   


Please note: For questions about an upcoming wedding or other wedding information, contact your local parish office, or the parish where you plan to have your wedding.

See below for upcoming events, resources, and information.

Pope Francis’ Prayer for Families

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendor of true love, to you we turn with trust. Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic Churches. Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division: may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing. Holy Family of Nazareth, make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer.

  • This is a weekend just for the two of you, that you’ll never forget. You may not need a weekend, but you deserve one! Check the website for upcoming dates, select Reno and apply.
  • For dates in all of CA and NV or further questions, contact Terry and Janet Doan at (918) 489-3464, or email to:

    Have you already been encountered and want to connect with the local community for Sharing Circles and more? Reach out to Jim and Mary Carr at (775) 742-1123 or email:

    Sharing Circles for already encountered couples are available once a month at various couples homes. Find out dates and times by going to the Facebook group or contacting Jim and Mary Carr. Upcoming dates for 2023 are available on the calendar.

Programs and Resources

Information about Worldwide Marriage Encounter:

En Espanol:



The Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is a positive and personal experience offering married couples an opportunity to learn a technique of loving communication that they can use for the rest of their lives. It is a chance to look deeply into their relationship with each other and with God. It is a time to share their feelings, hopes and dreams with each other. This is a time for you and your spouse to be alone together, to rediscover each other and together focus on your relationship for an entire weekend.

Where Spouses Discover God’s Plan for Their Family

Together in Holiness is a marriage enrichment initiative that inspires couples to grow together in holiness and empowers and equips parents to form their children in the Catholic faith. It accomplishes this mission in two complementary ways:

  • An annual, one-day Conference series for couples in dioceses (check on the calendar for upcoming dates)
  • A year-round Formation series for couples in parishes, schools, and small communities 

This program is for is for married couples facing difficult challenges in their relationship. For more information about Retrouvaille visit

The Engaged Encounter Weekend offers couples a unique opportunity to look at their commitment to each other in a deeper way as they prepare for marriage. It gives them the opportunity to focus exclusively on each other for  hours in peaceful surroundings, free from the pressure and distractions of the outside world.

Fechas 2023-2024:

June 10 &11, 2023
August 26 & 27, 2023

March 23 & 24, 2024

Los horarios de las clases son sábado 6pm – 9pm y domingo 8am – 5pm.


Pre-Cana Online Registration

Official Pre-Cana 2023-2024

Forma de Registración

Marriage Preparation Priest’s approval for




That Man is You

TMIY is a program designed to help men become better husbands, fathers, uncles, grandfathers – men who want to deepen their faith and be positive role models in our community. We focus on our relationships with God, our wives, families, and with God in each of the persons of the Trinity. Our last season focused on St. Joseph and how he was a perfect example of the man we are each called to be. Our world today offers limited encouragement for us to become the men that God intends us to be.

Offered at:

St. Albert the Great: Contact: Michael Pelfini (415) 307-8211 or email, or Joe Decaria,

The St. Albert the Great That Man is You meets on Wednesday morning at St. Albert The Great Catholic Church and offers virtual participation. The meeting begins at 6:00am with a light breakfast and camaraderie. Content is presented and shared that is inspirational and impactful. Faith and sharing faith discussion begins at 7:00am, with wrap up promptly at 7:30am.

That Man is You Website:

That Man Is You Brochure

St. Al’s Gals.

St. Albert the Great Parish.  GALS stands for Giving and Loving Service

St. Al’s Gals meet the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Gathering Room.  1250 Wyoming Avenue, Reno Nevada

For information contact Carla at


Catholic Moms:

“If you want to change the world, go home and love your family. -Mother Teresa”

The Year of Amoris Laetitia Family:  March 19, 2021 – June 26, 2022.   

News, events, resources:

Pray with the Saints  from the McGrath Institute for Church Life.  Praying with the Saints is a free, four-part series that leads people in to ways of prayer characteristic of particular saints.

Seven Day Virtual Marriage Retreats

My House Workshop        

If You’ve Had Enough, There is Hope.  The My House Workshop for Men is a 3-day confidential, intensive for men striving to overcome and heal from unwanted sexual behaviors.

Help for Men and Women Struggling with Pornography Use

Help for divorced Catholics

Natural Family Planning

contact Mark and Gail in Carson City at  775-722-5626 or

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