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On Friday morning, April 24, 2015, Pope Francis appointed The Very Rev. Edward C. Malesic, J.C.L., a priest of the Diocese of Harrisburg, as the fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg.
At the same time the Holy Father accepted Bishop Brandt’s resignation from pastoral governance of the diocese. Following the procedures as defined by the Canon Law of the Church, that same day the diocesan Board of Consultors met and elected The Most Reverend Lawrence E. Brandt as Administrator of the Diocese of Greensburg.
Bishop Brandt accepted this election, which took effect immediately. As Diocesan Administrator, Bishop Brandt is responsible for the care of the Diocese until Bishop-Elect Malesic’s ordination at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral on July 13, 2015.
You can find further information about this wonderful announcement on the diocesan website, www.dioceseofgreensburg.org and diocesan social media.
Let us all pray that our new Shepherd, Bishop-Elect Malesic, may be filled with grace, humility, and strength, as he takes up the leadership of the Diocese of Greensburg
Looks like the men were having a good time this past weekend at the Retreat at St. Emma’s. There’s always room for more so think about joining them next year!
The photos from the “Night of Stars” Appreciation Dinner are now available online! Click on this link to view the pictures: http://stanleyandmariephotography.pass.us/StAgnesDinner
Have you checked out the link to Fr. Robert Barron’s daily Word of Fire blog (located in the column to the right)? Below is an excerpt of today’s blog on St. Josephine Bakhita. Her path to sainthood was accomplished by joyfully carrying out her daily tasks with her love of Christ. Can’t we all related to that in our daily lives? By attending Discovering Christ, joining a Lenten study, reading books on saints, checking out blogs like Fr. Robert Barron’s Word on Fire and myriads of other Catholic publications available to us, we can each find something that will help us grow in our journey to know Christ more intimately. How will you choose to expand your faith this coming Lenten season?
“No literary works are attributed to Josephine Bakhita, few quips of theological genius carry her citation, no major religious orders or movements memorialize her earthly existence. In the same vein as the beloved St. Therese of Lisieux, Josephine was a saint of the “little way,” even littler still. She is a saint of almost-unnoticed holiness. Almost. Cooking, sewing, embroidering, and attending the door, she carried out joyfully the call of Christ in the small tasks of a menial, yet eternally important life: every child who entered in through that door to be educated by the Canossian Sisters received the warm welcome of St. Josephine, a hearty hug and a kiss on the top of the head, her love overflowing and her spirit carrying Christ to all who crossed that threshold.”