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Neighbors complain of excessive noise from Catholic church

Posted at 9:05 PM, Oct 18, 2016

Some people living near St. Anne Catholic Church on Maryland Parkway say the celebrations are turning their Sunday mornings into a rock show.

"It was like being at a rock concert in the front row that we didn't have to pay for," Therese Pelligrini said.

Listening to free entertainment courtesy of St. Anne Catholic Church was anything but music to her ears.
"Non-stop for 13 hours on Sunday," Pelligrini said.

She said there is no consideration given to the neighborhood and they basically do what they want.

When she reached out to Las Vegas police, Pelligrini said they couldn't do anything because the church has permits.

When 13 Action News reached out to the Diocese of Las Vegas they released the following statement that read in part:
"In the past, we've always addressed constructive feedback from our neighbors and we plan to keep this in mind when we begin planning for next year's Fun Fair."

Monsignor Greg Gordon said this is a tradition that's been going on for more than 70 years.

Pelligrini, a Las Vegas native, said she's been in her house for 30 years, but it's been in her family for half a century.

But this holy standoff is about to come to an end. Pelligrini has already started packing and plans to put the house up for sale.