The Diocese of Reno uses a team model for Vocations. We have three Co-directors of Vocations who are also part of the Seminary Board. The three Co-Directos are Fr. Mike Mahone, Sr. Maria Ahearn OCD, and Fr. Bob Chorey.
Fr. Mike Q. Mahone
Our Lady of the Snows Parish
1138 Wright St
Reno, NV 89509
Fr. Mike was ordained in 1980 for the Diocese. He has served many different postings throughout the diocese.. Fr. Mike came to us from Johnston, Pa, but his family was military, so he traveled throughout the world. He is also currently assigned as Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of the Snows in Reno.
Sr. Mariah Ahearn OCD
Carmel of Our Lady of the Mountains
1950 La Fond Drive
Reno, NV. 89509
Sr. Maria is part of the Discalced Carmelites in Reno. She was born and raised in New York City, and entered the Carmelites as a young woman back east. Later she moved out west to the relatively new Carmel of Reno, where is she has been actively involved, not only in the Carmelite community, but the diocese and Reno. Sr. Maria has walked the El Camino in Spain and is an active skier.
Fr. Bob was born and raised in Ohio and moved to Nevada to work as a geologist in the gold mines. He lived in Elko for a number of years before entering the seminary. He was ordained in 2002 and served as parochial vicar at St. Albert the Great and St. Teresa of Avila. He was named Pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine in 2004. Fr. Bob was later appointed as part time Moderator of the Curia in 2012 and moved full time into that position in 2013. He was also appointed Chancellor in 2014.
The Seminary Board consists of:
Bishop Randolph Calvo
Mrs. Margaret Graham
Fr. Chuck Durante
and the three Co-Directors.