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Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery
Memorial Day Services
Memorial Day ceremonies will take place at Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery on Monday, May 27. Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered in the Most Holy Redeemer Mausoleum Chapel at 10:30 a.m., for all those who died in the service of our country, as well as for all those resting in the cemetery. Most. Reverend Bishop Phillip Straling will be the celebrant. Music will be provided by organist Robert Miller. The Reed High School Junior Naval ROTC Color Guard will be participating.
The public is cordially invited to share in this special Memorial Day service. Please plan to stay for refreshments in the office at the conclusion of the ceremonies.
Letter From the Bishop
Pentecost Sunday 2013
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
On this Solemnity of Pentecost, I am announcing my decision, with the recommendation of the Priests’ Council, to convoke a diocesan synod. In the Church’s tradition, a synod is the premier assembly in a diocese held from time to time and whose purpose is to assist the bishop in addressing the broad concerns of the local Church.
In the Acts of the Apostles, we hear how, after Christ’s ascension, the disciples with one accord gathered in prayer in the upper room, awaiting the promised gift of the Holy Spirit. In a similar way, a diocesan synod is a moment for us as the Church in northern Nevada to gather to pray together, to reflect and discern together what it is the Holy Spirit is calling and directing us to be and do to fulfill our mission in the particular circumstances of our time and state.
The last and only time the Diocese of Reno held a synod was in 1958. This is not unusual because there is a great deal of effort and time involved in a synod. It doesn’t just happen but takes preparation and, most importantly, the participation of as many Catholics in the diocese as possible. It is vital that all the voices of the faithful be heard. So a major part of the process of the synod is broad consultation, gatherings in parishes, for you to pray, reflect, discuss and express ideas on what we are called to be and do as the Church in northern Nevada. What is heard in these gatherings will then be brought for deliberation to the synod proper, an assembly made up of representatives from all the parishes and missions, clergy and religious. As you can imagine, such a process will take some time, at least two years.
What outcomes can we anticipate from the synod? I would hope a unified vision of our mission as Catholics in northern Nevada as well as practical goals for fulfilling that mission and even particular legislation for the governance of our diocese. While the end result is important, so also is the entire event of the synod itself, which includes not only the assembly but also the gatherings that precede it. I pray that the synod process will build up and strengthen our communion, for our unity in faith and in charity is necessary for our mission to proclaim the Gospel and gives witness to the love of Christ.
This letter is to announce the convocation of the diocesan synod. In the coming months, there will be more information on the synod. In the meantime, I ask you to join me in invoking the Holy Spirit to inspire the work of the synod, so that we as the Church in northern Nevada may be renewed and strengthened to let the light of Christ shine brightly in our midst.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Randolph R. Calvo
Bishop of Reno