Randolph Roque Calvo
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Randolph Roque Calvo

Randolph Roque Calvo

Bishop of Reno
Coat of arms of Randolph Roque Calvo.svg
ArchdioceseSan Francisco
AppointedDecember 23, 2005
InstalledFebruary 17, 2006
PredecessorPhillip Francis Straling
OrdinationMay 21, 1977
ConsecrationFebruary 17, 2006
by George Hugh Niederauer, Phillip Francis Straling, and John Charles Wester
Personal details
Born (1950-08-28) August 28, 1950 (age 69)
Agana, Guam
Alma materSt. Joseph College Seminary Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas
MottoCome Creator Spirit
Styles of
Randolph Roque Calvo
Coat of arms of Randolph Roque Calvo.svg
Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop

Bishop Randolph Roque Calvo, DD, JCD[1] is the seventh Bishop of Reno, consecrated to the episcopate and installed as ordinary on February 17, 2006. At the time of his episcopal appointment by Pope Benedict XVI, on December 23, 2005, he was a priest of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Early life, education and priestly ministry

Bishop Calvo was born on August 28, 1951, in Agaña, Guam, the youngest of seven children. As a child, he moved with his family to San Francisco where he attended elementary school. He completed his clerical formation at Saint Joseph College Seminary in Mountain View, California, and at Saint Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park, California. In 1986 he earned a doctorate in canon law at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome with a dissertation entitled Consultation and the Presbyterial Council : new emphasis in the ratio legis.

He was ordained a priest on May 21, 1977 for the Archdiocese of San Francisco and served as parochial vicar at Holy Name Parish in San Francisco (1977-1979) and at Saint Pius Parish in Redwood City (1979-1982). From 1982 to 1986, he studied canon law in Rome. He served as adjutant judicial vicar for the San Francisco Archdiocese (1986-1987) and then as judicial vicar (1987-1997) of the archdiocesan tribunal. In 1997, he was appointed pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Redwood City, California, a position he served in at the time of his episcopal appointment. He also taught canon law at Saint Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park.

Episcopal consecration

Bishop Calvo's episcopal consecration and installation took place on February 17, 2006, at the Hilton Hotel Pavilion in Reno, Nevada. Archbishop George H. Neiderauer was the principal consecrator, accompanied by co-consecrators Bishop Phillip F. Straling and Bishop John C. Wester. Archbishop John R. Quinn preached. Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop of Los Angeles, was also present.

Bishop Calvo's coat of arms depicts in the dexter impalement the diocesan arms of Reno. The sinister impalement depicts the Golden Gate Bridge, symbolizing the San Francisco Bay Area where he exercised his presbyteral ministry. The bridge is placed over a field of wavy lines symbolic of Msgr. Calvo's affinity to the water and the outdoor environment. His episcopal motto, "Come Creator Spirit," is placed at the bottom of the shield and derives from the ancient hymn attributed to Rabanus Maurus, Veni Creator Spiritus, asking the Holy Spirit to assist him in guiding the people of Reno diocese.

There is a "seat" for the acting bishop at every cathedral. The Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral in Reno Nevada has such a chair shown on the eastern side of the altar, in this panoramic interior photo.


See also


  1. ^ Calvo DD JCD, Randolph (June 10, 2018). "Church Bulletin for Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral Reno Nevada USA that shows advanced degrees of Bishop Calvo include DD and JCD". stacathedral.com.

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Episcopal succession

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Phillip Francis Straling
Bishop of Reno
Succeeded by

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