My Dear Parishioners,
How quickly the summer passed by. I hope that you were able to enjoy some relaxing time with family and friends and that you are rejuvenated to begin a busy schedule.
I welcome all of our students back to the new school year! I realize for some students this can be a nervous time especially for our Kindergarten children just beginning their formal education and our students entering their first year of high school. I assure you that I will keep each of you in my prayers.
I want to express my gratitude to the Principals of our Catholic Elementary Schools and our Catholic High School as well as their faculties and staff for all that they do to offer our children an excellent Catholic education.
I also want to thank our many parish Catechists who so generously donate their time and talent to insure that all of our children receive an excellent education in meeting Christ, understanding of our Church and along with their parents offer their guidance in showing our children how to grow closer to God.
I offer my prayer that all of our students, particularly those who are entering new schools this year will receive courage, peace, and joy. Let them make friends easily and connect well with their teachers. Let them find their security in You, Lord. Please sharpen their minds and help them learn. Build Christlike character in them.
Jn 17:24 Father, they are your gift to me. I wish that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see my glory that you gave me, because you loved me before the foundation of the world.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Joseph A. Pepe, D.D., J.C.D.
Bishop of Las Vegas