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Bishop George Leo Thomas and the Sacred Heart Parish Knights of Columbus. Recipients:  Fr. Ron Zanoni, Director of Vocations, Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas; Father John McShane, Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish in Ely; Bishop George Leo Thomas, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas

The Most Reverend George Leo Thomas, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas visited Sacred Heart Parish, the most northern parish in his diocese, on March 2 & 3. During his visit Bishop Thomas was presented with a momento by the members of St. Michael the Archangel Church in McGill.

The memento is a handcrafted figure that features a prayer card often distributed by Fr. John McShane, Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish. The prayer card features the face of Jesus, uniquely presented in charcoal artwork by former member of St. Michael the Archangel Church, Michael Yenick. 

Michael’s parents, Ed and Cyndi Yenick, former White Pine residents, donated copies of Michael’s artwork, and one each now hangs in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ely and St. Michael the Archangel Church in McGill.