We are the
Decree of Promulgation
for the 2nd Synod of the Diocese of Reno
Prayerfully seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the delegates to the Diocesan Synod gathered on December 2, 2015 to deliberate on matters concerning the good of the Catholic community in northern Nevada, in accord with the norm of canon law. From this assembly and subsequent work, they have presented to me initiatives that set direction to and guide pastoral efforts on all levels of the Church’s life and activities in the Diocese of Reno.
I, the Bishop of Reno, have received these initiatives and have reflected upon them. They are the fruit of listening, discussion, discernment and prayer. I now approve them and I call upon all priests, deacons, religious, lay ministers and all Catholics to attend to these initiatives as priorities for pastoral action.
Invoking the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and relying on the power of the Holy Spirit, I hereby decree that these initiatives of the Second Synod of the Diocese of Reno be promulgated and be implemented throughout northern Nevada.
May Our Lady of the Snows, the Patroness of our diocese, and all the saints intercede on our behalf so that our efforts in implementing these initiatives may advance the mission Christ has entrusted to us, promote the Gospel, unite us in faith and charity, serve our sisters and brothers, and give greater glory to God.
Most Reverend Randolph R. Calvo
Bishop of Reno
Given on this 15th day of May,
on the Solemnity of Pentecost,
in the Year of Our Lord 2016,
at St. Rose of Lima Church, Reno, Nevada