Thursday, MAY 5, 2016 The Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Greensburg Volume 55, No. 24 MARY SEAMANS THE CATHOLIC ACCENT Father Vincent J. Gigliotti, pastor, and parishioners of St. Anne Parish, Rostraver, prepare to walk through the holy door at St. Vincent Basilica, Latrobe, April 27. The parish organized a trip that gave parishioners the opportunity to visit all the designated Churches of Pilgrimage in the diocese for the Year of Mercy. First Day of Mercy set for Fayette County Everyone asked to participate in one of four designated days scheduled throughout Jubilee Year By Elizabeth Fazzini Managing Editor GREENSBURG — Mercy isn’t just some-SAVE THE DATE: SOLEMNITY OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST Bishop Malesic will lead a eucharistic procession among the Connellsville parishes on May 29 (Mass at 11:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, processing to St. John and St. Rita churches, reception at St. Rita at 2 p.m.). For details, visit www.dioceseof greensburg.org. thing that we should write and talk about, but rather something we should do. “Sometimes mercy can become so much in the abstract,” said Bishop Edward C. Malesic. As a way to “make mercy more visible,” the bishop has initiated four, diocesan-organized Days of Mercy to be held in each of the diocese’s four counties during this Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis. People are encouraged to participate in at least one Day of Mercy, but everyone is welcome to attend them all. Each of the four days will allow partici-pants to: gather in prayer; serve others by engaging in a corporal or spiritual work of mercy; participate in a Mass celebrat-ed by Bishop Malesic; and share their experiences of the given day during a light dinner. “We are called to be the face of Jesus, to reflect the love and compassion of Jesus in our works,” the bishop said. “This is a good way to do that.” The first Day of Mercy will be held in Fayette County on May 28, and Bishop Malesic will be the main celebrant and homilist at the 4 p.m. Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Footedale site, one of the designated Year of Mercy Pilgrimage Churches in the diocese. Participants are asked to identify and then engage in a work of mercy or service project. Projects can be completed on May 28, or another day if desired. A few examples are: cooking and delivering a meal to a sick, elderly or disabled neigh-bor; grocery shopping for someone who struggles with the task; visiting a person who is lonely; doing yard work Continued on page 2 INSIDE THIS ISSUE PAGES 8-9 College students reach out locally, around the world through campus ministry. PAGES 10-11 Catholic Charities raises tens of thousands of dollars to help people in need.