I got a very interesting e-mail from TK Gorman Principal James P. Franz today talking about Las Vegas Bishop Gorman, in town this week to play Gilmer Thursday night in the Trinity Mother Frances Football Classic at TMF Rose Stadium.
Bishop Gorman Catholic School in Las Vegas, which plays tomorrow night against Gilmer in the (Trinity Mother Frances) Football Classic, is named for the same person as the local Bishop Gorman School. Thomas Kiely Gorman was the first Bishop of Reno, Nevada from 1931-1952. From 1952-1959 he served as the Bishop of Dallas-Ft. Worth before retiring. (see http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/bgormant.html)
It is very unusual in US Catholic schools to have two schools named after the same person; when it does happen, that person is usually a Saint, a pope or founder of a religious order.
Tyler Bishop Gorman football team and cheerleaders are hosting Bishop Gorman Las Vegas football team and cheerleaders to lunch on Friday at 12:10 here at the school. We will make a short presentation to them then. In addition, the Tyler cheerleading squad will be at the Gorman Las Vegas game cheering on the team.