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STATEMENT REGARDING RESOLUTION OF THE MATTER INVOLVING THE BISHOP GORMAN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND J.A. TIBERTI COMPANY

LAS VEGAS, NV—The J.A. Tiberti Company and the Bishop Gorman Development Corporation  announced today that they have reached an amicable resolution to a longstanding dispute and that both parties are ready to move forward. 

Renaldo Tiberti, the President of Tiberti Construction, said that, “newly appointed Bishop Thomas and his team were very instrumental in bringing about a successful conclusion.  As life-long members of the Diocese and proud supporters of the high school, the Tiberti family is relieved to bring this matter to a friendly resolution.  The Tiberti Family has a decades-long relationship with Bishop Gorman High School as donors, supporters, graduates and current attendees. Our hearts are in this school, and we look forward to continuing this relationship for generations to come.”

“We are pleased that, through dialogue and conciliation, we were able to achieve a settlement and bring closure to a matter that has weighed heavily on both parties for a long time.  The parties worked collaboratively to bring about a successful resolution of this matter – in the spirit in which the services from J.A. Tiberti Construction had been rendered,” said Bishop George Leo Thomas, the newly installed Bishop of the Diocese of Las Vegas.   

The parties have agreed to terms of a settlement, but await final approval of the agreement from the bankruptcy court.  As such, details of the settlement will not be released.

Bishop Thomas said that “the Diocese of Las Vegas and, particularly, the Bishop Gorman High School community, are grateful to the extended Tiberti family for the legacy they leave to the young people of this diocese.  We believe that this agreement keeps alive the dream of J.A. Tiberti for generations to come.  The diocese takes this opportunity to acknowledge with gratitude the contributions of the Tiberti family. I see this as a time of new beginnings.”  

We are happy to announce that Bishop Leo Thomas has assigned  Fr. Miguel Corral to be here at St. Francis de Sales as Associate  Pastor beginning July 1, 2018

Fr. Miguel Corral - Associate Pastor

Miguel Corral was born in a small town of Presidios, Durango, Mexico  to Miguel and Consuelo Corral.  
His family owned a farm in Mexico where they raised cows, horses and chickens and enjoyed being  farmers.  
Father Miguel has one brother and five sisters, the youngest being his twin.  

“My parents individually impacted my life greatly but  
together even more so. The gave me a great example of communication, trust and love. According to my parents these three are the foundations of any relationship. The reason behind our close-ness is because our relationship as a family, for the most part, is rooted in Christ. Growing up, my parents, especially my father, was very big on teaching us how to be responsible men and women and always inculcated in us good moral., My father had a glow to him that impacted me and I will never forget it, That glow was his love for us. My father never once failed to remind us of his love for us. He is a man that represents balance in my life.”

His family immigrated to Las Vegas in 1995. He was scared of having to leave his childhood friends and start over again, never the less, his parents enrolled him at Roy Martin  Middle School where he made friends and began to feel better.  

“ My family immediately looked for a parish so we could attend Mass on Sundays. The closest parish to our home was St. Bridget Roman Catholic Church. The parish priest was Father L. James Swenson. He was a great influence in my life. ”    

Fr. Miguel began as a volunteer serving as usher, lector, catechist, Eucharistic Minister, RCIA Director and  Coordinator of the Spanish ministry under the Father James Swenson. Through the guidance of Fr. Swenson and after his death,  Miguel left his professional position at Bank of  America and entered the Seminary . He completed his theological studies at the University of Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Illinois.

“ The four years I was at Mt. Angel Seminary were of tremendous help for my vocational discernment because it allowed me to attend daily Mass, prayers and adoration, which helped me clarify my calling. I was also blessed to have Fr. Paschal Chaline OBS, as my spiritual director. Fr. Paschal has helped me grow in my faith, has helped me to mature, and has inspired me by his love for the  priesthood.”

During his seminary formation he served at  
St. Bridget, St. Christopher, St. Francis of Assisi, Catholic Charities, St. Anne and other parishes in the Diocese of Las Vegas. Father Miguel has the distinction of being the first priest to be ordained by the new Bishop of the Diocese of Las Vegas, Most Rev. George Leo Thomas on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Nos complace anunciar que el obispo Leo  Thomas ha asignado al Padre Miguel Corral a San Francisco de Sales como Vicario  Parroquial.  Él comenzará sus responsabilidades el primero de julio.

Miguel Corral nació en un pequeño pueblo de  Presidios, Durango, México a Miguel y Consuelo Corral. Su familia poseía una granja en México  donde criaban vacas, caballos y pollos y disfrutaban siendo agricultores. El padre Miguel tiene un hermano y cinco hermanas, siendo el más joven su gemelo.

"Mis padres individualmente impactaron mi vida enormemente pero juntos aún más. Ellos me dio un gran ejemplo de  comunicación, confianza y amor. Según mis padres, estos tres son los cimientos de cualquier relación. La razón detrás de nuestra cercanía es porque nuestra relación como familia, en su mayor parte, tiene sus raíces en Cristo. Al crecer, mis padres,  especialmente mi padre, fueron muy buenos en enseñarnos cómo ser hombres y mujeres responsables y siempre nos inculcaron una buena moral. Mi padre tenía un brillo que me impactó y nunca lo olvidaré. El resplandor era su amor por nosotros. Mi padre nunca dejó de recordarnos su amor por nosotros. Él es un hombre que  representa el equilibrio en mi vida.”

La familia emigró a Las Vegas en 1995. Tenía miedo de tener que dejar a sus amigos de la infancia y empezar de nuevo, sin embargo, sus padres lo inscribieron en Roy Martin Middle School donde hizo amigos y comenzó a sentir mejor.

"Mi familia inmediatamente buscó una parroquia para poder asistir a misa los domingos. La parroquia más cercana a nuestra casa era la Iglesia Católica Romana de Santa Brígida. El párroco era el Padre L. James Swenson. Él fue una gran influencia en mi vida. "

P. Miguel comenzó como voluntario sirviendo como acomodador, lector, catequista, ministro de la Eucaristía, director de RCIA y Coordinador del ministerio español bajo el padre James Swenson. A través de la guía del Padre Swenson y después de su muerte, Miguel dejó su posición profesional en el Banco de América y entró al Seminario. Él completó su estudios teológicos en la Universidad de Mary of the Lake en Mundelein, Illinois.

"Los cuatro años que estuve en el Seminario fue de gran ayuda para mi discernimiento vocacional porque me  
permitió asistir a Misa diaria, oraciones y adoración, lo que me ayudó a clarificar mi llamado. También tuve la bendición de tener al Padre. Paschal Chaline OBS, como mi director espiritual. P. Paschal me ha ayudado a crecer en mi fe, me ha ayudado a madurar y me ha inspirado por su amor al sacerdocio”.

Durante su formación en el seminario, sirvió en Santa Brígida, San Cristóbal, San Francisco de Asís, Caridades Católicas, Santa Ana y otras  parroquias en el Diócesis de Las Vegas. El Padre Miguel tiene la distinción de ser el primer sacerdote en ser ordenado por el nuevo Obispo de la Diócesis de Las Vegas, Reverendísimo  
George Leo Thomas, el jueves 31 de mayo de 2018. 

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