Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted baptizes new Catholics into the faith during Saturday Easter Vigil, April 7. “Our entrance into the faith through the saving waters of baptism should be remembered throughout our pilgrim journey of faith,” Bishop Olmsted and Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares write in their pastoral letter, “Blest Are They Who Believe.”

Pope Benedict XVI has proclaimed a Year of Faith to assist Catholics in deepening, sharing and living out their faith at a time in which he said large portions of society are experiencing a “profound crisis of faith that has affected many people.”