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    Update: Pope Francis joins prayers for victims of bloody weekend in U.S.

    By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis joined Catholic Church leaders expressing sorrow after back-to-back mass shootings in the United States left at least 31 dead and dozens injured in Texas and Ohio Aug. 3 and 4.

    After the prayer called the Angelus in St Peter's Square on Aug. 4, the pope said he wanted to convey his spiritual closeness to the victims, the wounded and the families affected by the attacks. He also included those who died a weekend earlier during a shooting at a festival in Gilroy, California.

    "I am spiritually close to the victims of the episodes of violence that these days have bloodied Texas, California and Ohio, in the United States, affecting defenseless people," he said. Read more.

    Diocesan Conference 2019 United in Christ/Unidos en Cristo September 6th & 7th Texas Station Hotel & Casino
    Reserve your spot today!

    Our annual Diocesan Conference “United in Christ” is an opportunity to gather with hundreds of our Catholic brothers and sisters to learn and grow in faith and be witnesses to each other. Come and learn from our presenters: ValLimar Jansen, Dr. Jo Ann Paradise, Michael Ruzicki, Julianne Stanz, María Covarrubias, Nancy Bird, Brenda Noriega, John Collins, Gene Giuliano, and Armando Cervantes. They will take us through topics that will help us seize the day, celebrate our faith, make Mass matter, ponder the Trinity, become a community of missionary disciples, unite through Eucharist and reconciliation, move forward knowing that Christ is alive, have faith that is holy, catholic and apostolic, know the promises and wishes of Christ on the cross, and much more. Let us gather at this special time in our Diocese to learn and grow as members of the body of Christ, called to be light to the world. Hope to see you all there!

    Nuestra Conferencia Diocesana anual “Unidos en Cristo” es una gran oportunidad de reunirnos con cientos de nuestros hermanos y hermanas católicas y aprender de nuestra fe y ser testigos entre nosotros. Vengan a aprender de nuestros conferencistas: ValLimar Jansen, Dr. Jo Ann Paradise, Michael Ruzicki, Julianne Stanz, María Covarrubias, Nancy Bird, Brenda Noriega, John Collins, Gene Giuliano, and Armando Cervantes. Nos lleavrán por temas que nos harán celebrar nuestra fe, reconocer la importancia de la Misa, contemplar la Santísima Trinidad, ser una comunidad de discípulos misioneros, unirnos por medio de la Eucaristía y la reconciliación, tener una fe que es santa, católica y apostólica, saber las promesas y deseos de Cristo en la cruz y mucho más. Reunámonos es este tiempo especial como Diócesis para aprender y crecer como miembros del cuerpo de Cristo, llamados a ser luz para el mundo.

    No se pierdan esta oportunidad de asistir la Conferencia Diocesana “Unidos en Cristo.” Vayan a nuestra página ¡Inscríbanse hoy!

    Welcome to the 2019 Las Vegas Diocesan Conference.


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