Pacific Life Community Gathering 2018

March 2-4
Las Vegas, Nevada

We welcome people from the Pacific Life Community across the country as well as our local volunteers and supporters. Please RSVP to below contacts or use the online registration form. Schedule is subject to change. There is no fee for this event (food, housing, etc.) but donations will not be turned down. Contact us with questions or comments at or call (702) 647-0728.


Friday, March 2

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Check-In at Las Vegas Catholic Worker

4:15 - 5:15 p.m.: Vigil at NNSA (National Nuclear Security Administration, less than 2 miles from Catholic Worker, see map for where to park, no parking in front of NNSA Buildings)

NNSA Office address: 232 Energy Way North, Las Vegas, NV 89030, The only street parking is on Losee Rd, immediately South of Carey Ave.

5:30 p.m.: Opening Prayer and Dinner prepared by our event chefs- John and Mary Ellen Nowel

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.: Evening Session- Logistics (5 minutes), Community Updates from Participants and update on NNSS (Nevada National Security Site).

8:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Social Hour and Open Mic.

Saturday, March 3

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.: Breakfast

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.: Nonviolence Exploration

10:30 a.m.: Break

11:00 a.m.- Noon: “Ban the Bomb” with Ardeth Platte, O.P. and Carol Gilbert, O.P.

Noon: Lunch

1:00 - 2 p.m.: Scenario Planning

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.: Eileen Shaughnessy- Dismantling the Nuclear Beast: Youth, Creativity, and the Movement

4:00 - 4:45 p.m.: Service of Remembrance

5:00 p.m.: Dinner

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.: Optional Action Preparation and Poster Making (if needed)

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Open Mic

Online Registration
click here to register!


Sunday, March 4

7:30 a.m.: Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.: Car Pool to NNSS (Nevada National Security Site, Mercury Exit off U.S. 95 N)

9:00 a.m.: Liturgy at NNSS (Nevada National Security Site, Mercury Exit off U.S. 95 N)

10:00 a.m.: Procession to NNSS Gates and Optional Civil Disobedience

11:00 a.m. - Noon: Lunch at Goddess Temple

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Free Public Concert in West Las Vegas Library Theatre “Eileen and the In-Betweens” (951 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89106) flyer

5:30 p.m.: Closing Ceremony and Dinner

All meals from Friday dinner until Sunday dinner will be provided

We have beds with friends of the local peace community, tent space, and sleeping bag space. If you prefer a hotel, please book the Fiesta Rancho Hotel or another hotel directly. For housing with friends of the local peace community or sleeping bag space (both provided free or donation), let us know on the Registration Form.

Fiesta Rancho Hotel, 2400 N. Rancho Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89130. Phone Reservations only at (888) 899-7770, no online booking. Booking Code: FCICW18, "Las Vegas Catholic Workers" attendee. Book by January 31, 2018. Rates: $75 night single or double-occupancy. Triple occupancy add $15, Quadruple occupancy, $30. $13.99 Nightly Hotel Service Fee. Room Tax, currently 13%. (Fees/taxes subject to change). In order to receive the Group room rate a credit card must be posted and one (1) night’s room and tax will be charged to guarantee arrival. A 72 hours’ notice is required to cancel a room without penalty. A $100.00 security deposit is required either by credit card or cash upon check-in. Full details

Airline / Bus Pick-Ups
Please contact us or send us travel arrival and departure information on the registration form.


500 West Van Buren Avenue -  Las Vegas, Nevada 89106 - Map
(702) 647-0728 - mail @