Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
During Lent we emptied ourselves as we prepared to receive the fullness of Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Day. Alleluia! We have journeyed from barrenness and now walk in the abundance of Easter and celebrate the knowledge that the Risen Christ has set us free. We are called to draw upon God’s Easter grace and goodness to become better followers of the Lord than before.
Throughout the Easter Season our Church will continue to celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation as our high school students and adults receive Confirmation and our youngest receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and Eucharist. What a joyous and meaningful time in our Church!
I ask that you keep all those that receive Sacraments of Initiation during the Easter Season in your prayers as they continue on their journey of faith.
Assuring you of my prayers for continued joy this Easter time, I remain
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Joseph A. Pepe, D.D., J.C.D.
Bishop of Las Vegas