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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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  • You'll find an active Church, priests confessing, celebration of the Holy Mass, prayer of the Holy Rosary and a small chapel dedicated to the worship of the Blessed Sacrament. It really is an oasis in the middle of Las Vegas and all what that means. The architecture is very beautiful, which makes this Catholic Temple unicoo in its beauty. It is steps away from the strip, so you can walk. Recommend that prior to arrival, you verify the schedule of masses and confessions. We encourage you to go, you won't regret it.
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  • We went to a wedding at this church. We didn't know what to think when we were invited to a wedding in Las Vegas, but this church gave a beautiful ceremony. The murals on the church are a little stran...  more »
  • Go to a Saturday or Sunday mass and enjoy the enormous sound of their string and horn ensemble. The singer was also very good and so different for me coming from a very small town a Parish. The attend...  more »
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  • Mass and daily confessions. Love this dark, quiet church away from the noise of the strip. The windows and paintings are beautiful.
  • I've been attending Mass here for about 5 months. I love the traditional aspect of mass. It reminds me of my Mass services back home in Glendale Heights, Illinois, (minus my very long time friends that were more like family than friends). I feel assured that I'll find the same closeness of family here at Guardian Angel Cathedral.
  • 1st I went to mass at 11 on Easter 2017 a young man asked an usher for a seat the usher knew there was a seat and never offered to take me to it I am handicapped use a cane or a walker and was never offered that seat.Next the Knights of Columbus saw a crowded church and I am sure saw m e with a cane none of them got up to offer seats to the congregation not so Knightly or Christian in my opinion.Next the mother and daughter who brought up the gifts.Their attire was a disgrace to the Blessed Sacrament .The mother bounced her cleavage up and down the asile.The daughter wore a dress with bra straps her bra showing in black thru the open back of the dress.This as a Catholic to me was so disappointing from the faithful on Easter Sunday.so much was wrong with this picture at this mass today
  • 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.
  • The place is quite Beautiful and Ecclesiastical, the choir a the orchestra sounds really nice and we love the old fashioned and archaic ways, people are friendly and the presided priest preach really good,, and we always feels the presence of God,,Priest always reminds us at the end of the mass that ,, Life is Journey!!

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