Renewing Faith

HARLINGEN — Christians around the world come together today, the holiest day of the year, to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Easter is a universal celebration of victory over death and a new beginning.

Last night, on Holy Saturday, area residents rejoiced in the renewal of their faith during the Easter Vigil at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Harlingen.

“Easter is a time of new life and rejoicing in a new beginning for all of us. It’s a renewing of our faith,” said 13-year-old Reeve Reyna, a student at Coakley Middle School.

Noe Sepulveda, 64, also said the risen Christ represents a new beginning for “all of us.”

“Because of the promise of the resurrection, the Lord said that we would also rise,” the Weslaco resident said.

“For us, it means that we, as Catholics, have the promise of heaven through the life and death and rising of Jesus.”

Sepulveda goes to St. Anthony’s because that’s were his grandchildren go.

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