Thank you to All in Saint Anne Parish for celebrating with me my 30th Anniversary as a priest last Sunday. It was a joy for me to celebrate, 2 beautiful Masses, and a wonderful reception I have had so many blessings in my priestly ministry these 30 years, and last Sunday was one of them! Know that I keep all of you, my Saint Anne Parish family, in special prayer.
Gracias a toda la Parroquia de Santa Ana por celebrar conmigo mi 30 ° aniversario como sacerdote, el Domingo pasado. Fue una alegria para mi celebrar 2 hermosas Misas y una maravillosa recepcion. ¡he tenido tantas bendiciones en mi ministerio sacerdotal estos 30 años, y el Domingo pasado fue uno mas de ellos! Esten seguros que los mantengo a todos ustedes, mi familia de Santa Ana, en mis oraciones especiales.
Today, I celebrate my 30th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination. On this anniversary, I want to thank my family for transmitting to me our Catholic Faith and always encouraging me in my vocation; hearing the Lord's call. They are with me at this anniversary Mass today: my mother Carole (my father William was called home to the Lord in 1994), my sister Karen, and my brothers David, Paul and Rick, and their families. Some came from Pennsylvania and Maryland today. Thank you, family, for always being there; I remember all of you with love at Mass today.READ MORE
Next Sunday, I celebrate my 30th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination. I was ordained a priest at the Guardian Angel Cathedral (then the co-cathedral of the Diocese of Reno - Las Vegas) on Saturday, January 16, 1988, by Bishop Walsh. I can hardly believe that it was 30 years ago! And I have had so many blessed priestly ministry experiences and memories since then. In gratitude to Almighty God for the gift of my vocation to the Holy Priesthood of Jesus Christ, I will offer Masses of Thanksgiving with you here at Saint Anne next Sunday, January 14th, at 10:00 AM (in Spanish) and 12:00 Noon (in English). An ordination anniversary reception will follow in the Ghanem Center Gym after the Noon Mass. All are invited. Know that I keep all of you, my parish family, in my prayers on that day.
Bishop Pepe has appointed me administrator of Saint Bridget parish for the remainder of the fiscal year (until July 1), in addition to my assignment as your pastor here.
Saying ‘Yes’, I will try to do that work efficiently without being away from Saint Anne’s any more than necessary. We have a good priest in Father Frank Yncierto there, and also Deacon Jim Wiggins.
Thank you for your prayers and understanding as we make these pastoral adjustments.
Msgr. Greg GordonREAD MORE
Dear Saint Anne Parish Family,
As we begin this holy season of Advent, I pray that the Lord will bless each of you and your families in these days. On Thursday 8 December, the Immaculate Conception of Mary, Masses will be offered at 7:30 AM (Eng), 9 AM (Eng), 12 PM (Sp), 5 PM (Eng), and 7 PM (Sp). Bishop Pepe will celebrate the 7 PM December 8th Mass at Saint Anne’s with Pope Francis’ pilgrim Virgin of Our Lady of Charity. On Monday 12 December, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Masses (in Spanish) will be 7 PM and 11 PM on the Vigil, and 6 AM, 7:30 AM (Eng), 12 PM, and 6 PM on December 12th. Family-centered festivities in our courtyard will follow each of the Masses on the 12th.READ MORE
Dear Saint Anne Family,
In November, the month of All Souls, we remember our faithful departed. As Catholics, we believe, in accord with scripture and tradition, that praying for the dead is “a holy and pious thing…that they might be delivered from their sins” (2 Macc. 12:45).
As we conclude the Jubilee Year of Mercy, we offer a “spiritual work of mercy” by praying for the faithful departed in our All Souls Day Novena, from All Souls Day, Wednesday, 2 November, through Thursday, 10 November. On each of the 9 days of this Novena, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered at Saint Anne’s for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, especially for your family members and loved ones who have died.READ MORE
On October 15th and 16th, Saint Anne Catholic School celebrates its annual FUN FAIR. This event 'kicks off' Saint Anne Parish's 70th Anniversary Year, and for almost as many years, Saint Anne School a strong part of our parish and the Southern Nevada community.
Our parish 'FUN FAIR' is our school's annual festival, and this year, it will be Saturday, October 15 from 12 Noon to 9 PM, and Sunday, October 16, from 9 AM to 9 PM. Our Fun Fair Raffle, which includes Grand Prizes of $3000, $2000, $1000, and 7 $100 prizes, will be drawn at 9 PM Sunday evening, October 16, concluding our celebration. You may pick up raffle tickets after all Masses, or in our parish, school and CCD offices. You may also take a chance at the Fair.READ MORE
I just like to say thank you to Msgr. Greg Gordon, Padre Gregorio, the parish staff and all the loving parishioners of St. Anne. I am grateful to God for the two years of my ministry in the parish and for the great opportunity to serve you and the Catholic patients at Sunrise and children hospital.READ MORE
This week, the clergy assignments of the diocese were made; among them: Rev. Paul Oye will move from parochial vicar, St. Anne, to parochial Vicar, Saint James and Saint John Neumann, effective July 1, 2016. We will all miss Father Paul. We offer him our love and prayers as he prepares to begin his new ministry serving two parishes jointly administered: Saint James and Saint John Neumann. One blessing of this assignment is that Father Paul is not far away, so we can visit. We will prepare a farewell reception for Father Paul in late June, as his new assignment draws nearer. God bless you, Father Paul, and thank you for generously sharing your gifts and your priesthood with us at Saint Anne these past two years.READ MORE
Dear Saint Anne Parish Family,
As we continue our journey through this holy season of Lent, I pray that this has been a time of mercy and blessings for you. On Friday, March 4, after our 5:00pm and 7:00pm Stations of the Cross, with preaching, we will celebrate our Lenten Penance Service. Priests will hear confessions until midnight, and 2 confessors will continue offering the Sacrament of Reconciliation, with Eucharistic Adoration, in this "Night of Mercy," until our 7:30am Mass.
We celebrate Palm Sunday on March 20. The Palm Sunday Mass schedule will follow our Saint Anne Parish Sunday schedule. Palm fronds will be available from our ushers at the door of the Church before all Masses. Our Saint Anne Youth Group will offer beautiful Palm Crosses after Mass to raise funds for their parish retreat activities.READ MORE