Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 The Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Greensburg Volume 57, No . 11 MARY SEAMANS THE CATHOLIC ACCENT OUR LADY OF FATIMA CELEBRATION: From left, celebrity chefs Msgr. Larry J. Kulick, Father Gregorio D.C. Soldevilla Jr., and Benedictine Father Justin Matro, with Henna Bautista, Maria Neal and Father Jose Ricky F. Cortez, enjoy a reception before the “A Cultural Celebration of Mary, Mother of God” concert Oct. 8 at the Bishop Connare Center. For more photos, see page 4 . At Mass, bishop upholds health care workers Everyone encouraged to be good stewards of blessings By Elizabeth Fazzini Managing Editor GREENSBURG — Upholding their ITALY PILGRIMAGE BLOG Follow Bishop Edward C. Malesic, Father William J. Lechnar, pilgrimage director, and 85 pilgrims from the diocese as they travel to holy sites in Italy on a spiritual and cultural journey Oct. 19-30. Photos and video clips will be added to the daily blog at www.dioceseofgreensburg.org. vocation as one that serves, heals and comforts, Bishop Edward C. Malesic extended a gracious thank you to doctors, nurses and all people who care for the sick at a special White Mass held at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Parish Oct. 8. “You do your best to remind us that life is a gift from God — and also something that is fragile, not to be taken for granted,” Bishop Malesic said. The annual Mass is held every October during Respect Life Month to recognize, honor and pray for health care professionals. The bishop likened their work to that of a vine keeper who lovingly attends to a vine — and reminded people from all walks of life that they, too, must wisely use the gifts they’ve been given to attend to the vines. Drawing from the day’s Gospel message from Matthew, he ex-plained that God is the landowner, and people are the tenants. “The truth is that everything we have is loaned to us from God,” the bishop said. “Every material blessing, every spiritual gift, every person that God puts in our lives … is a gift,” Bishop Malesic said. “Every blessing is meant to be tended with care and used to build up the kingdom of God.” And sometimes we don’t always appreciate these “blessings,” the bishop said, whether they be a Continued on page 2 INSIDE THIS ISSUE Students learn lesson in love at Catholic Schools Mass. Parish secretaries keep it all in the family. PAG E 4 PAG E 5 PAGES 8-9 World Mission Sunday will be celebrated Oct. 22.