The diocese is taking a gamble that will undoubtedly pay off, big time: Friday, it ordained its very first class of permanent deacons.
A few people dropped me a line last night to let me know about it. Any more information? Pictures? I checked the Diocese of Las Vegas website, but information was scarce.
A local paper offered this story last fall, for those who are curious.
UPDATE: Viva Las Vegas! Freshly ordained Deacon Patrick Cater sent me the image below. Thanks, Dcn. Pat. And welcome, one and all!