Thursday, APRIL 21, 2016 The Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Greensburg Volume 55, No. 23 DAVE SLUSARICK FOR THE CATHOLIC ACCENT Young people celebrate during Middle School Faith Night April 9 at Queen of Angels Catholic School. Diocesan young people gather for celebrations, receive message for all ages By Dave Slusarick Contributing Writer GREENSBURG — A key difference exists between an occupation and a vocation, Memphis-based musician John Angotti explained to young people at the Diocese of Greensburg’s Middle School Faith Night April 9. Occupations change throughout a person’s life, but “our vocation is given by Jesus: to love one another,” he said. Angotti, a featured performer at World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia, in 2008, spoke and performed for junior high students April 9 at Queen of Angels Catholic School, Irwin. He addressed high school students at the Diocesan Youth Celebration at Our Lady of Grace Parish, Greensburg, April 10. Both events were sponsored by the Office of Youth/Young Adult Ministry and Adult Initiation. Finding God in each other, in Scripture Angotti told the young people that Christ reveals himself through other people and through God’s word. He recalled a time when wildfires raged through Colorado, and he asked God, “Why don’t you send the rain? How can a good God let innocent peo-ple suffer?” Angotti found an answer in Scripture where Jesus told his disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You trust in God, trust also in me” (Jn 14:1). “I felt God all around me. The mystery of suffering is beyond understanding, yet love is present. God is present,” Angotti said. “When you hear a Gospel reading, be attentive and recognize that this is God speaking to you today. It’s relevant now,” he said. Continued on page 6 VOTE IN THE PENNSYLVANIA PRIMARY ELECTION APRIL 26 Catholic social teaching strongly promotes active citizenship. For information about candidates in statewide races, go to www.pacatholic.org . INSIDE THIS ISSUE PAGE 3 Year of Mercy: Giving drink to the thirsty is essential to human survival today. PAGE 7 Uniontown parishioner puts faith first as she trains for the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.