Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Alleluia! Christ has risen! Alleluia!
These words resonate joyfully today in our hearts and souls
as we celebrate with hope and faith the gift of eternal life
promised to us by Our Lord’s death and resurrection.
I welcome our 206 new members of our Catholic family
who received the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist
and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil and our
candidates who were brought into full communion
with our Catholic family through the sacrament of Confirmation.
During the next couple of months our Church will continue
to celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation as our high
school students receive the Sacrament of Confirmation
and our younger students receive the Sacrament of First
Reconciliation and Eucharist. I ask you to remember
these students in your prayers as they celebrate
their deeper commitment in their faith.
Assuring you of my prayers for a Joyous Easter Season, I remain
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Joseph A. Pepe, D.D., J.C.D.
Bishop of Las Vegas