Bishop Donald Kettler celebrated the Easter Vigil at St. Mary’s Cathedral April 20. The weather was nice enough to bless the fire and light the Easter candle outside as worshippers gathered around. Inside, the Easter Proclamation was read in candlelight. Bishop Kettler also celebrated a baptism and confirmation during the vigil.
During his homily, Bishop Kettler encouraged the faithful to have hope. “In the midst of today’s turmoil, pain, violence, hunger and abuse, we can live in the hope that our Lord is with us with this good news: with God all things are possible,” he said.
“We have been called from death to life,” he continued. “Come forward, hope, live and be at peace.”