Guardian Angel Cathedral, Las Vegas

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The Guardian Angel Cathedral is a cathedral of the Catholic Church in Winchester, Nevada. It is located at 302 Cathedral Way, just off the Las Vegas Strip, near the Encore Las Vegas hotel. Since the creation of the Diocese of Las Vegas in 1995, Guardian Angel has been the seat of the bishop, previously having been a parish of the Diocese of Reno.HistorySt. Viator Church was built on the site of the former city dump in 1955. The ground proved to be unstable and the church was condemned and torn down six months after it opened. The Rev. Richard Crowley, CSV, now churchless, approached Moe Dalitz to donate land on the Las Vegas Strip. Although Jewish, Dalitz liked the idea of having a church convenient for his casino workers. He donated land near the Desert Inn in 1961. Dalitz was familiar with the work of Los Angeles architect Paul R. Williams and approached him to design the new church. Guardian Angel Shrine was opened in October 2, 1963. In 1977 Bishop Norman McFarland of the recently re-designated Diocese of Reno-Las Vegas chose the shrine as the co-cathedral. The diocese was divided in 1995 and the Diocese of Las Vegas was established. Guardian Angel retained its status as a cathedral. The cathedral was renovated for $1.3 million in 1995.
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  • While in Las Vegas was walking the Strip walked down the drive to the Guardian Angel Cathedral. A very modern architectural design church. The inside is open and bright. The stain glass windows are be...  more »
  • The Guardian Angel Cathedral is located just off of The Strip, but is so peaceful and tranquil inside. We weren't there during Mass, but able to visit and reflect. The stained glass windows are beauti...  more »
  • The cathedral is conveniently located on the strip for tourists.open for many hours each day but the gift shop only on weekends.  more »
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  • Nestled between two giant hotels you'll find the source of peace, joy, and love that so many come to Vegas to find in all the wrong places; Christ, present in the Eucharist. I was happy to stop in and spend some time in prayer here. It is easy to pass by and over look, but I suppose that speaks volumes about so many of us, pushing God away until we need Him, and there He is, beside us, even in our most trying times.
  • This is where I pray everyday. This place on the Las Vegas Strip is my sanctuary. This place is like a lighthouse in a sea of unbelief shining brightly Over Las Vegas Boulevard and the Desert Valley. I am not a religious person but it doesn't matter, I am a child of God and this place is very very important to me very very grateful that this place is. Thank you for being there when I need you the most. In Jesus name. Cliff
  • After all the fun here in Las Vegas, it’s the place to thank and praise the Lord for all the blessings He bestowed upon us. Fortunately it’s been a very relaxing vacation we had here. Won a little, bought a lot of things to take home for friends and family. We’re hoping that the Lord keep us safe on our journey going home today. We’ll be back here in Vegas for Thanksgiving. We’ll be sharing Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family to thank HIM for this life, the abundant graces and blessings he gives us. Amen......
  • I am honestly relieved to say they have a very orthodox (traditional) mass. I had my concerns considering the location but it wasn't a watered down version you might also expect. So needed amid the craziness of the city. Their cantor is such a fantastic vocalist, she can actually give you goose bumps singing. Beautiful voice and she's using it to cantor at Mass. Thank you!
  • Every year I spend a week in Las Vegas for work. I appreciate the daily mass at 8 am and daily confession before mass. Very thankful to be able to come to this church and receive the sacraments when I am in Las Vegas.
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