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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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  • On a visit to Las Vegas this year, we attended Mass at Guardian Angel Cathedral. We have many many dear memories of this Church going back to the days of being in Vegas with family and friends, many o...  more »
  • It seems like the Guardian Angel has been in Las Vegas forever and for us it has been! We moved to tiny Las Vegas in 1964 and drove into town from southern California on Highway 91 (there was NO Inter...  more »
  • There are not a whole lot of 50+ year old buildings standing near The Strip. Yet this retro and modern looking place of worship has been standing strong. There is a beautiful and huge tile mosaic abov...  more »
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  • This is a beautiful church. Staff was very warm and friendly. However, with it's wealth of history it is too bad that it doesn't acknowledge the renowned architect - Paul Revere Williams.
  • After a long weekend at vegas, it's a great place for calm and quiet.
  • Stopped in briefly between services for a little respite from the Strip. Modern Catholic - which means huge crucifix and stained glass showing off the Vegas influence. Well kept sanctuary and appears to be vibrant.
  • What a wonderful ceremony, we got married there on March, 2016, unforgettable moment,music, smooth environment, minimalist, and a wonderful priest (Father Cruz).
  • Wonderfull experience we were there in June 2016 😍