Our Church

street view of our lady of wisdom newman center church in reno nevada

Our Lady of Wisdom opened its doors in 1948 as St. Albert the Great parish in order to serve the growing community of the University of Nevada, Reno. The population of the area soon grew so rapidly that an additional church was built two miles away. St. Albert the Great moved to the new building and the existing location became a mission parish called Our Lady of Wisdom, dedicated to providing a Catholic haven and support for the students of an increasingly secular university.

Our Lady of Wisdom grew so much that it became its own unique parish in 1965. We’ve added on to the original brick sanctuary to include parish offices, a gathering hall, and an entire floor with a game room, lounge and library for college students. We’re dedicated to provide a place where students can feel safe, welcomed, and know there are others that share their faith. We try to be a family for those whose families are many miles away.

Even though a large part of our focus is on college students, we still have a large number of families and parishioners that come to worship with us every week. We’re blessed to have a very large number of volunteers that are involved on every level of stewardship, from participating at Mass to helping with repairs or serving those in need.

We provide many spiritual opportunities throughout the year for students including retreats, game nights, and much more! For more information, please take a look under the “Newman” tab on top of the page. Thanks for stopping by and we hope to see you in person soon!

All are welcome!