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Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg, Pennsylvania 

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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 Bible Study
Our Regional Bible Study with Deacon Bill Hisker will meet on Wednesday mornings from 9:00AM -10:00AM at Blessed Sacrament cathedral and repeat on Wednesday evenings from 7:00PM - 8:00PM at Our Lady of Grace Church, Shepherds Hall. The dates for the remaining Bible Study are April 16, 23, & May 7

Holy Week and Easter Schedule
April 17, 2014  Holy Thursday  10:00 AM    Chrism Mass  
                                                                 Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt, presiding
                                                 7:00 PM    Mass of the Lord's Supper
                                                                 Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt, presiding
                                               11:45 PM    Prayer and Reposition (Church Hall)

April 18, 2014 Good Friday         1:30 PM    Solemn Celebration of the Lord's Passion
                                                                 Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt, presiding
                                                                 No Stations of the Cross

April 19, 2014 Holy Saturday     No Confessions Scheduled 
                                                 12:00NN  Blessing of Baskets
                                                  8:45 PM  Easter Vigil
                                                                Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt, presiding

April 20, 2014  Easter Sunday   Masses are as follows:  
                                                   7:00 AM
                                                   9:00 AM
                                                  11:30 AM Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt, presiding
                                                     There will be NO 7:00 PM Mass

                                                      Have a Blessed Holy Week and Easter!

  The Most Reverend Lawrence E. Brandt

  Msgr. Raymond E. Riffle

  Parochial Vicar
  Father Tyler J. Bandura

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