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THE LATEST NEWS:
On March 18, 2020 Bishop Edward C. Malesic, after consulting with the Presbyteral Council and senior staff temporarily suspend all weekday and weekend public Masses in the Diocese of Greensburg effective until further notice.
STAYING CONNECTED TO YOUR FAITH
The Cathedral Church will remain open for private prayer every day from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM, unless the government or the Diocese tells us otherwise. The Social Hall and Formation Center will however be locked. The Cathedral Parish will live stream a daily Mass on Facebook from Monday through Saturday at 10:30 AM. Following the live Mass on Facebook the video will be loaded to YouTube for those who do not use Facebook. On Sunday, we will stream a Mass by Bishop Malesic at 9:00 AM on various Cathedral Parish and Diocesan Social Media Resources.
Across the Diocese of Greensburg, Priests will continue to respond to all pastoral emergencies and provide Anointing of the Sick for the critically ill and dying.
OTHER IMPORTANT DECISIONS
While public Mass is being suspended during this time, the diocese recognizes that many other important events need to be considered. Priests in the Diocese of Greensburg should act with sensitivity and work with parishioners to use common sense measures to improve the safety of each event or postpone as many as possible.
For baptisms, funerals and weddings, an effort to scale back attendance to immediate family would be is preferred following government guidelines.
Information about Palm Sunday and Holy week will be available soon on our Diocesan and parish Social media and websites.
|Medium (50%)||Diocese of Greensburg Announces a Virtual Holy Week||No|
CORONAVIRUS BRINGS ABOUT FIRST-EVER VIRTUAL HOLY WEEK SERVICES
Bishop Edward C. Malesic announced today (March 27, 2020) that Holy Week in the Diocese of Greensburg will be celebrated by a "virtual" community of faith. Bishop Malesic is detailing a plan to help the nearly 140,000 Catholics in Westmoreland, Armstrong, Indiana and Fayette counties, who this year will join millions of Catholics around the world as they prepare for the Easter celebration of the victory of life over death from their homes.
Bishop Malesic said we must use the Easter season to stay connected to our faith and be ready to help the world heal.
"Do not be afraid. As we come out of the darkness of Lent and come out of the darkness of a global pandemic, be ready to go back into the world to take care of our brothers and sisters who are most in need, the people who are the face of Christ. Be ready to go back into the world to proclaim our Savior, to proclaim that he is risen and truly alive and wants all of us to be with him for eternity," Bishop Malesic said.
Please read the full press release to get all of the details!
VIRTUAL HOLY WEEK Diocese of Greensburg RELEASE.pdf
|Small (25%)||Stream Mass Daily with us!||No|
As we go through this challenging time, Blessed Sacrament Cathedral will be streaming Daily Mass Monday through Saturday.
To pray the Mass along with us live, visit our Facebook page at 10:30 am! Click here for that link!
Don't have Facebook? No problem!
You can view the Mass daily on our YouTube Channel! Daily Mass will be available by 1:00 each day. Click here for the YouTube link!
|Small (25%)||Announcement from Deacon Bill!||No|
If you are missing Bible Study with Deacon Bill, you need not wait until we can gather in person again! Find out how to join in the Bible Study online!
Click here to email Deacon Bill to join in our Zoom Bible Study!
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While we are not able to receive the Eucharist right now, all Catholics are able to make a Spiritual Communion. For more information on what Spritiual Communion is and how to make a Spiritual Communion, see the pdf link we've attached. HOME PRAYER SERVICE -LAYOUT.pdf This page can be printed out and can guide you through the process!
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|Small (25%)||Mass Schedule||No|
M-F: 12:10 p.m.
Sat: 8:00 a.m.
Saturday: 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 7:00, 9:00 &
11:30 a.m., and 7:00 p.m.
Holy Day Vigil *
Saturday: 11:00 a.m.,
or by appointment
* All Daily and Weekend Liturgies are suspended until further notice. Reconciliation is by appointment only.
|Small (25%)||Online Resources for all Faith Formation Areas||No||Yes|
Rev. Msgr. Raymond E. Riffle
Senior Priest Active
Rev. John Foriska
Rev. Mr. William Hisker
|Small (25%)||Parish App & Facebook||No|
We have a NEW PARISH APP! Our previous parish app is no longer fuctioning. To download our new app:
IPhone users text: ParishApp1 to 555888
Andriod users text: ParishApp2 to 555888
follow the directions from the reply text.
If you are on Facebook, please be aware that Blessed Sacrament Cathedral has a Facebook page. We will be updating the page to keep you informed!
To access the page click the link!