Catholic Accent The Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 Volume 54, No. 8 On the Journey of a Lifetime with the people of the Diocese of Greensburg, Pa. Faith and SCOUTING 9/11 On this 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, we pray: For the church, that she may continue to provide care and healing for all, especially those affected by the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. For all the victims of violence and terrorism around the word, and for their families, that they may find comfort and peace. For the safety of our service men and women abroad, for civil servants to protect us and keep us safe, and for all who live with war and violence. More 9/11 prayers are available at usccb.org. Mary Seamans/The Catholic Accent Scouts participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Greensburg. See stories on page 7. Parishioners’ donations will help Filipino archdiocese rebuild By Jerry Zufelt EDITOR $155,649 donated in Diocese of Greensburg nization is also designated as Caritas Philippines, the national coordinating agency for Catholic charities and social services. Father Edwin A. Gariguez, executive secretary of CBCP-NASSA/Caritas, said the money will be used in the Archdiocese of Palo, which was the “most devastated among the dioceses.” The project, which has been approved by Palo Archbishop John Du, is a two-GREENSBURG — The generosity of people in the Diocese of Greensburg in the wake of super Typhoon Haiyan that tore through the central part of the Philippines last November is helping one of the hardest hit archdioceses build a warehouse and evacuation center. The diocese forwarded the $155,649 that was donated by parishioners in a special collection Nov. 30-Dec. 1 last year to the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA). That orga-story structure with warehouse space and offices on the first level and living quarters and storage space on the second level. The structure will be approximately 9,203 square feet in size. Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt has estab-lished working relationships with several bishops and archbishops to bring priests from the Philippines to serve in pastoral ministry in the Diocese of Greensburg. He directed that the typhoon relief funds col-lected in the diocese be sent directly to the Philippines for the CBCP to determine where they could be used most effectively. There are eight priests from the Phil-ippines now serving in the Diocese of Greensburg. None of them are from the areas impacted by Haiyan. Father Gariguez thanked Bishop Brandt and the Catholics of Greensburg for their “concrete expression of solidarity with the Philippine Church and the com-munities devastated by Typhoon Haiyan” in an email earlier this summer. The diocesan contribution is more than 75 percent of the anticipated $200,000 cost of the center, according to Sheila Murray, chief financial officer. Officials in the Philippines hope the structure is completed by the time Pope Francis visits the Archdiocese of Palo in January. FOR UPDATES ON LOCAL, STATE, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS, VISIT: WWW.DIOCESEOFGREENSBURG.ORG ADDRESS LABEL INSIDE THIS ISSUE Page 4 Seminarian and Clergy Formation Collection supports priests, deacons and seminarians Page 5 Bethlehem Project raises money for the homeless. Page 6 Youth in the diocese are engaging in the faith.