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Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg, Pennsylvania 


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Our History

Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, a grand English gothic style structure, serves as the mother church of the Diocese of Greensburg, and towers on the hill top of North Main Street in downtown Greensburg. Our parish history dates back to 1789 and has since provided a home for both worship and faith formation to Catholics who live in the city of Greensburg and beyond.

A cathedral gets its name because it is the church where the cathedra (Greek and Latin for “chair,”) or bishop's chair, is placed. In ancient times, the chair was seen as the sign of authority to teach, and early bishops usually preached while seated. When the pope teaches formally, authoritatively and infallibly, he is said to be speaking "ex cathedra," or from the chair.

 

 


 

Regional Advent
Reconciliation Service Schedule

Sunday, December 11
2:00 PM  Holy Cross Church, Youngwood

Monday, December 12
7:00 PM  St. Bruno Church

Tuesday, December 13
7:00 PM  St. Paul Parish

Wednesday, December 14
7:00 PM  St. Benedict Church, Marguerite

Thursday, December 15
7:00 PM  Our Lady of Grace Church

Saturday, December 17
* 11:00 AM  Blessed Sacrament Cathedral
* Note:  This will be the last opportunity for confession before Christmas.
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Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Christmas
and New Year’s Mass Schedule

Saturday, December 24, 4:00 PM  There will not be a 5:30 PM Mass
Saturday, December 24, 10:30 PM Mass
with Bishop Edward C. Malesic, presiding

Sunday, December 25, 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM Masses     
There will not be a 7:00 PM Christmas Day Evening Mass

Saturday, December 31, 5:30 PM Mass
Sunday, January 1, 2017, 7:00 AM,  9:00 AM and 11:30 AM Masses
There will not be a 7:00 PM New Years Day Evening Mass

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  Bishop
  The Most Reverend Edward C. Malesic

  Rector
  Msgr. Raymond E. Riffle

  Parochial Vicar
  Father Matthew J. Morelli

  Permanent Deacon
  Reverend Mr. William J. Hisker
  Daily Mass Times
  Monday-Friday: 12:10 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.
Daily Rosary
Monday-Friday: 11:30 a.m.
  Weekend Mass Times
Saturday: 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 7:00 p.m.
Holy Day Vigil Mass: 5:30 p.m.
Reconcillation: Saturday, 11:00 a.m., and by appointment
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