Located just off the Las Vegas Strip at 302 Cathedral Way, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, the Guardian Angel Cathedral has served local parishioners of the Catholic Church since 1977. Prior to that, a shrine was established here in 1963 to enable mass to be conducted close to the neighboring casinos where many Catholics worked.
The sharply triangular, low-rise architecture of the cathedral and its accompanying spire stand in stark contrast to the surrounding glitz of the Las Vegas Strip and have made it something of a tourist attraction. A huge mosaic rises above the main entrance, depicting a winged angel bestowing Prayer, Penance, and Peace. Numerous glass, paint and tile murals can also be seen inside.
Today, the Guardian Angel Cathedral conducts mass four times a day on Saturday, five times on Sunday, and twice a day on weekdays, serving a congregation estimated at 7,000~9,000. It also conducts wedding ceremonies, although arrangements must be made well in advance because, as the officials of the Church put it, "There is no `quickie' way for Catholics to be married in Las Vegas.''
Office hours are 8am to 4pm on weekdays; closed from noon till 1pm. There is a gift shop on site, open weekdays from 7:30am till 3:30pm, Saturdays from 10am to 6:30pm, and Sundays except 1:30pm to 4pm between 7:30am and 6:30pm.
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