Pope Francis Names New Auxiliary Bishop of Las Vegas
MAY 28, 2021
USCCB WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has appointed the Rev. Msgr. Gregory Gordon as auxiliary bishop of Las Vegas. Bishop-elect Gordon is a priest of the Diocese of Las Vegas and currently serves as vicar general, chancellor, and moderator of the curia for the Diocese of Las Vegas. The appointment was publicized in Washington, D.C. on May 28, 2021 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
Monsignor Gordon was born on October 4, 1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He moved with his family to Boulder City, Nevada in 1972. He attended St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1978-1980) and St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (1980-1983). Monsignor Gordon received a Bachelor of Sacred Theology (STB) from the Pontifical Gregorian University (1986) and a Licentiate of Sacred Theology (STL) from the Pontifical Lateran University (1987) in Rome. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Las Vegas on January 16, 1988.
Assignments after ordination include: parochial vicar at St. Francis de Sales parish, Las Vegas (1988-1990); associate pastor (1990-1991) and administrator (1991-1992) at St. Anne parish, Las Vegas; campus ministry at the University of Las Vegas (1992-1993); pastor pro tempore at St. Mary the Virgin parish, Las Vegas (1993); associate pastor at Our Lady of Las Vegas parish, Las Vegas (1993-1994); administrator (1994-1995) and pastor (1995-2003) at St. Christopher parish, North Las Vegas; and pastor at St. Francis of Assisi parish, Henderson (2004-2007). From 2007-2014, Monsignor Gordon was assigned to the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, D.C. He was served as pastor at St. Anne parish in Las Vegas from 2014-2020. He was named chancellor, moderator of the curia, and vicar general for the Diocese of Las Vegas in 2020. Bishop-elect Gordon speaks both English and Spanish.
The Diocese of Las Vegas is comprised of 39,088 square miles in the state of Nevada and has a total population of 2,283,020 of which 620,000 are Catholic. Bishop George Leo Thomas is the current bishop of Las Vegas.