Thursday, July 14, 2016 The Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Greensburg Volume 56, No. 4 MARY SEAMANS THE CATHOLIC ACCENT YOUNG PEOPLE HONORED: Bishop Edward C. Malesic congratulates young people who were honored at the annual Youth Ministry Honors and Recognition Mass July 10 at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. See story on page 6. WEST VIRGINIA: HOW TO HELP The Diocese of Greensburg will have a special collection July 16-17 to help victims of flooding in West Virginia, which caused many deaths and extensive destruction. Donations will go to Catholic Charities West Virginia, which is coordinating relief efforts. For information, go to www.catholic charitieswv.org. Bishop Malesic reflects on first year of serving the Lord with gladness in diocese By Jerry Zufelt Editor GREENSBURG — Bishop Edward C. Malesic marked his first anniversary as Bishop of Greensburg with a July 13 Mass at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. He recalled the magnificence of his Mass of Episcopal Ordination and Installation July 13, 2015. “I remember the sheer magnitude of the welcome to the diocese from peo-ple who didn’t know me but wanted to know me; the long lines of people waiting to greet me,” he said. He continues to see that great respect for the office of the bishop by people of the Diocese of Greensburg throughout his travels in Armstrong, Fayette, Indi-ana and Westmoreland counties. He also experiences it when he is recognized while running personal errands around town. But, the man who introduced himself at his April 24, 2015, announce-ment press conference as “a simple parish priest” and “disciple of Jesus” has spent the past year adjusting to the transition from pastor of a parish — Holy Infant in York Haven — with approximately 1,700 parishioners to bishop of a diocese with 78 parishes and more than 142,000 souls. As bishop, his focus remains on parishes. “Their vitality is important to the spiritual life of the people,” he said in a recent interview for The Catholic Accent . “My main concern is parish life. Everything we do (as a diocese) is to help people come closer to Christ.” He spent much of his first year visit-ing parishes and schools, and says the first priority of his second year is to visit the ones he did not get to this past year. “It is a great joy being with people, Continued on page 3 INSIDE THIS ISSUE PAGE 4 Documentary on “The Divine Mercy” painting to be shown in Latrobe. PAGE 7 Diocesan seminarians reflect on their summer appointments.