At its annual gala, officials with Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas inducted one of their most distinguished families into its Royal Order of the Gael: the Mowbray family.

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The 550 guests who gathered at the Red Rock Casino learned of the family’s long history with the school — more than 60 years — that literally started with them donating the land to build the first Catholic high school in Southern Nevada — and an order of priests and brothers to staff it, the Viatorians.

“What started as an act of faith and love, resulted in an institution that has produced thousands of successful alumni in a community rich with excellence and tradition,” said Viatorian Associate Bridget Michlik, development director for Bishop Gorman.

“We thank the Hammes and Mowbray families for their generosity,” she added, “and strong commitment to Catholic education.”