Parishioners at St. Thomas More Catholic Community in Henderson, NV, have waited two months to learn the name of their new pastor, after Fr. Mick Egan, CSV, was called back to the Viatorian Province Center to serve as provincial.

Fr. Dan Nolan, CSV

On Sunday, they got their answer. Fr. Dan Nolan, CSV, a Las Vegas native, will begin serving as pastor on July 15 to the  more than 6,000 families of the parish.

The announcement means Fr. Nolan will return to the parish where he served from 1993-2001, as its second pastor following Fr. Tom Long, CSV, founding pastor. During those years, he spearheaded the campaign to build the present church.

“He also worked hard to form the sense of community and welcome that has been the

Fr. Dan Nolan, second from left, served on the Provincial Council from 2005-09, with (L-R) Fr. Robert Erickson, Fr. Charles Bolser, Fr. Thomas von Behren and Br. Michael Gosch

hallmark of St. Thomas More,” said Fr. Egan, who served at the parish for the last four years, including the last two as pastor.

Since leaving St. Thomas More in 2001, Fr. Nolan has served as a rector of a men’s dormitory at the University of Notre Dame, as well as a hospital chaplain and a university campus minister.

He now will bring those experiences — as well as his 44 years as a Viatorian — to his role as pastor of one of the largest parishes in Southern Nevada and the largest ministry site of the Viatorians.