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A message from retired bishop, Rev. Philip F. Straling
 
Dear Friends:

Thank you for visiting the website of Vocations for the Diocese of Reno. Our God is not only our maker and creator, but in his love for each one of us calls us to ministry and service as we walk the journey of life. Since each one of us is special and unique, He has given us those talents and gifts that will aid us in the particular ministry that He wants us to undertake. For some this is a special call to serve Him as a priest, sister or brother.

If you believe the Lord might be calling you to serve Him as a priest, sister or brother, we invite your inquiry and are willing to discuss with you a calling to priesthood or religious life.

I particularly invite those who are interested in being a diocesan priest and serving in a missionary diocese. The Diocese of Reno covers all of Northern Nevada. This includes serving two parishes in the Lake Tahoe area, the metropolitan area of Reno, Sparks and Carson City and rural parishes such as Winnemucca and Elko. Nevada is on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountains and is called the desert, but it is a very wonderful and beautiful desert area with a dry climate and enjoys the four seasons. Having been here myself since 1995, out of southern California, it is neither too hot nor too cold. But most important is the wonderful challenge of ministry that the Lord affords us here to proclaim the good news and to minister in His name.

Your inquiries are welcome! The Lord may be calling you to serve him in Northern Nevada.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Reverend Phillip F. Straling
Retired Bishop, Diocese of Reno

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