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 Bishop Edward C. Malesic, JCL

Bishop Edward Malesic, fifth bishop of Greensburg Bishop Edward C. Malesic was born August 14, 1960, in Harrisburg, Pa., to Joseph A. and the late Elizabeth Schatt Malesic. He was reared in Enhaut, Pa., which adjoins the factory town of Steelton, just outside of Harrisburg. Bishop Malesic was one of four siblings. Two are deceased: Joseph, Jr. and Margaret R. Malesic. His one surviving brother, Robert, lives in Hummelstown, Pa., with his wife Constance, just across the street from his 97-year old father, who remains quite active.
 
​He received the sacraments of initiation at his hometown parish of St. John the Evangelist, which was a German national parish. His mother was of German descent and his father is of Slovenian descent.
 
He is a 1978 graduate of Central Dauphin East High School, Harrisburg, Pa., and attended Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa., as a Biology Major for three years prior to entering the seminary. 
 
In 1981, he was accepted into the seminary program at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy in 1983. He continued his theological studies at the Josephinum and was awarded a Master of Divinity degree in 1987.  
 
Then Bishop of Harrisburg, William H. Keeler, ordained him to the diaconate May 24, 1986, and to the priesthood May 30, 1987, at St. Patrick Cathedral in Harrisburg. 

Bishop Malesic has served in various pastoral assignments in the Diocese of Harrisburg.  He was the assistant pastor of St. Theresa Parish, New Cumberland, Pa., from 1987-1989; and the assistant pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish, York, Pa., from 1989-1992. While in York he also served as the Catholic Campus Minister of York College of Pennsylvania.

He was appointed to full time campus ministry in 1992 and served for four years at Millersville University. In 1993 he was also appointed to
campus ministry at Franklin and Marshall College in nearby Lancaster, Pa.

In 1996, Bishop Nicholas C. Dattilo sent him to study canon law at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He received his licentiate in canon law in 1998 and has served the Tribunal in various capacities, including Auditor, Adjutant Judicial Vicar and Secretary for
Canonical Services. Bishop Malesic was appointed Judicial Vicar in 2006, a position he currently holds. He is a member of the Canon Law Society of America and is Secretary of the Eastern Regional Conference of Canonists.

He resided at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Harrisburg from 1996-2000 and at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Mechanicsburg from 2000-04. While living in Mechanicsburg, Bishop Malesic also served the spiritual needs of the students of Messiah College in Dillsburg, Pa.

In 2004 Bishop Malesic was appointed to Holy Infant Parish in York Haven, Pa., as administrator and later as pastor December 22, 2004. He guided the parish for last 11 years and oversaw the relocation and construction of a new church and parish center, which is scheduled for completion in 2016.

Additional Boards, Committees and Organizations on which Bishop Malesic has served: 

  • Hospice of Central Pennsylvania
  • Continuing Formation of Clergy Committee
  • Seminarian Review Board
  • Diocesan Presbyteral Council
  • College of Consultors.
  • Bishop's Administrative Board
  • Youth Protection Committee of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference

Pope Francis appointed Bishop Malesic as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, April 24, 2015, at a morning press conference at The Bishop William G. Connare Center, near Greensburg. A Solemn Evening Prayer Service was held, July 12, 2015, at Our Lady of Grace Parish, Greensburg, on the eve of his episcopal ordination and installation. 

Bishop Malesic was ordained and installed as Bishop of Greensburg, July 13, 2015, at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput served as principal ordaining bishop. Bishop Emeritus Lawrence E. Brandt, and Bishop Ronald W. Gainer served as co-ordaining bishops.​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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1/1/2017Bishop Malesic's Homily: the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.ListenHomily

​From 1/1/2017. Bishop Malesic's homily from the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.​​

12/22/2016Bishop Malesic's 2016 Christmas MessageReadLetter

​We recently completed the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy during which we focused on Jesus as the face of the Father’s mercy. Now we find ourselves continuing to reflect on God’s love in our lives and His desire to save us as we prepare to celebrate Christmas and the birth of Jesus.

11/13/2016Bishop Malesic's Homily: 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time ListenHomily

Bishop Malesic's homily from Holy Mass on the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time. At the conclusion of this celebration, Blessed Sacrament Cathedral's Jubilee Year of Mercy Holy Doors were closed.​

11/9/2016​Bishop Malesic's Homily: Feast of the Dedication of Saint John LateranListen Homily

​Bishop Malesic's homily from Holy Mass on the Feast of the Dedication of Saint John Lateran. This Mass was offered for the souls of deceased Consecrated Religious of the Diocese of Greensburg.​

11/9/2016Post Election Statement 2016Full StatementStatement

​Read the bishop's full statement on the elections across our country in November 2016.

10/31/2016​Bishop Malesic's Homily: Rosary RallyListenHomily

​Bishop Malesic's Homily from the Rosary Rally in the Diocese of Greensburg.​

10/11/2016Bishop Malesic Homily: Catholic Schools MassListenHomily

​Bishop Malesic's homily from the Diocese of Greensburg Catholic Schools Mass.

10/5/2016Bishop Malesic's Pro-Life LetterReadLetter

​This year's theme for Respect Life Month is "Moved by Mercy." We have seen God's mercy in Jesus, the face of God.  And having received this great love for ourselves, we are called to extend God's compassion and love to our neighbors, especially those who are most in need.  ​

9/11/2016Bishop Malesic Homily: Saint Vincent de Paul Society Convocation MassListenHomily

Bishop Malesic's homily from Holy Mass on the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

7/13/2016Bishop Malesic Homily: One Year Anniversary of His Ordination as Bishop ListenHomily

​Bishop Malesic's homily from Blessed Sacrament Cathedral during a Mass in thanksgiving for his first anniversary as a bishop.

6/11/2016Bishop Malesic Homily: Catholic Daughters Luncheon ListenHomily

​Bishop Malesic delivered the homily this past Saturday during the luncheon with the Catholic Daughters.

5/28/2016Bishop Malesic Homily: Diaconate Ordination at Saint VincentListenHomily

​Bishop Malesic's homily from the Diaconate ordination held at Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica.

5/26/2016Reflelcting on the Year of Mercy: Part 7WatchVideo

In Part 7 of our special video series, Reflecting on the Year of Mercy, Bishop Malesic responds to the question, "Why should we engage in the works of mercy?"

5/18/2016Bishop Malesic Homily: Cardinal Maida Academy Visit ListenHomily

Bishop Malesic's homily from Wednesday of the 7th Week of Ordinary Time during his pastoral visit to Cardinal Maida Academy in Vandergrift, PA.

5/16/2016Reflecting on the Year of Mercy: Part 6WatchVideo

​In Part 6 of the series, the bishop responds to the question, "What must I do to gain an indulgence?"

5/15/2016Bishop Malesic Homily: Consecrated LifeListenHomily

​Bishop Malesic reflected on the impact that religious have had on his life. He then encouraged the religious in the diocese of Greensburg using Pope Francis' letter for the Year of Consecrated Life.

5/9/2016Bishop Malesic Homily: MercyListenHomily

​Bishop Edward Malesic, Bishop, Diocese of Greensburg, PA. Homily from Holy Mass on Monday of the 7th Week of Easter. Bishop Malesic celebrated mass at Saint Anne's Home during National Nursing Home Week. Bishop Malesic spoke about Mercy and how those who work and live at Saint Anne's can daily live out the Corporal Works of Mercy.

5/8/2016Bishop Malesic Homily: CMF Conference 2016ListenHomily

From the CMF Conference (Greensburg) 2016 at the Bishop Connare Center.

5/3/2016Reflecting on the Year of Mercy: Part 5WatchVideo

In Part 5 of the series, the bishop responds to the question, "Why the Holy Doors?"

4/26/2016Bishop Malesic Homily: The Rite of ConfirmationListenHomily

Bishop Edward Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, PA. Homily from Rite of Confirmation on Tuesday of the 5th Week of Easter. The Sacrament of Confirmation was administered by Bishop Malesic to the candidates of Saints Simon and Jude Parish, Holy Family Parish and Good Shepherd Parish in the Diocese of Greensburg Bishop Malesic talked to the kids that were receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. He told them that their mission is to make God known, loved and serve. He reflects on the gifts of the Holy Spirit and how they can live those gifts out to lead a holy life. He also reminded that sponsors and parents their roles in their kids lives after receiving Confirmation

4/24/2016Bishop Malesic Homily: The Love of Jesus ChristListenHomily

Bishop Edward Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, PA. Homily from Holy Mass on the 5th Sunday of Easter. Bishop Malesic reflected on the love of Jesus Christ. Saying we need to reflect the love of Christ to everyone. Also saying that faith strengthens us to live lives of great love.

4/15/2016Bishop Malesic Homily: St. Paul's ConversionListenHomily

Bishop Edward Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, PA. Homily from Holy Mass on Friday of the 3rd Week of Easter. This celebration was part of a pastoral visit with the students at Aquinas Academy in the Diocese of Greensburg. Bishop Malesic reflected on the conversion in St. Paul who went from being a hater of the Church to a lover of the Church. Like Paul, all of us need to meet the Lord, to know Him, and to change for the better.

4/13/2016Reflecting on the Year of Mercy: Part 4WatchVideo

In Part 4 of the series, the bishop responds to the question, "Is my sin so great that I can not be forgiven?"

4/5/2016Bishop Malesic Homily: St. BenedictListenHomily

Bishop Edward Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, PA. Homily from Holy Mass on the Transitus of Saint Benedict. (The Transitus of Saint Benedict celebrates the day that Saint Benedict passed from this world) Bishop Malesic reflected on the wisdom of St. Benedict's rule as well as its beauty when lived out in monastic and family life.

4/4/2016Reflecting on the Year of Mercy: Part 3WatchVideo

In Part 3 of the series, the bishop responds to the question, "Why do we need forgiveness?"

3/27/2016Bishop Malesic Homily: Solemnity of the Resurrection of the LordListenHomily

Bishop Edward Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, PA. Homily from Holy Mass on Easter Day for the Solemnity of the Resurrection of the Lord (2016). Bishop Malesic challenged us to ponder whether or not we let Christ work through us. He invited us to ask the question, "'How will I allow Jesus to to rise up in me today and move me and my loved ones forward from death to life?'"

3/24/2016Bishop Malesic Homily: Chrism MassListenHomily

Bishop Edward Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, PA. Homily from Holy Mass -- The Chrism Mass for the Diocese of Greensburg Holy Thursday (2016). The Bishop reflected on how smells from our past help to take us back to that place in time, just like the smell of the Chrism oil from this Mass takes us back to the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Orders.

3/24/2016Bishop Malesic Homily: Mass of the Lord's SupperListenHomily

Bishop Edward Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, PA. Homily from Holy Mass on Holy Thursday 2016 -- The Mass of the Lord's Supper. Bishop Malesic explained how we are blessed to be called to the Supper of the Lamb. Bishop reflected on the passover dinner and what that means for us as Catholics.

3/23/2016Reflecting of the Year of Mercy: Part 2WatchVideo

In Part 2 of the series, the bishop responds to the question, "What is mercy?"

3/21/2016Bishop Malesic Homily: God's PatienceListenHomily

Bishop Edward Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, PA. Homily from Prayer Service on Monday in Holy Week. Bishop Malesic joined together with various local protestant denominations in an Ecumenical prayer service. In his homily, Bishop Malesic spoke about the need for Christians to work together and about the patience God has with us all. He said that our Lord wants to help us in all our struggles and is always with us through everything.

3/9/2016A letter pertianing to the State Attorney General's Report regarding the Diocese of Altoona-JohnstownReadStatement

​As you are probably aware, the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania published a report of the Thirty-Seventh Statewide Investigating Grand Jury on March 1, 2016. It reported the unconscionable behavior of clergy who abused children and young people in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown and also addressed how diocesan and local civil officials responded to the evidence of abuse in the diocese.​

3/8/2016Reflecting on the Year of Mercy: Part 1WatchVideo

In Part 1 of the series, the bishop explains, "Why the Holy Year of Mercy?"

3/2/2016Bishop Malesic Homily: SinListenHomily

Bishop Edward Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, PA. Homily from Holy Mass on the Wednesday of the 3rd Week in Lent for the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women's (DCCW) day of refection and prayer. Bishop Malesic taught that sin is slavery, while truth is true freedom. He said to listen to the law within your heart in order to be fulfilled. He referenced the readings and explained that the 10 commandments are not constraints, but rather rules for freedom in life.

3/1/2016statement on the grand jury report from Diocese of Altoona-JohnstownReadStatement

​Upon hearing about the grand jury report regarding the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown that was released today (March 1), my thoughts and prayers first go to all the victims and their families who have been impacted by the actions described in this report and to the Catholic community of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.​

2/23/2016Year of Mercy LectureListenAudio

​The bishop spoke on the mercy of God and our need to receive it and extend it to others.

2/21/2016Bishop Malesic Homily: Journey of FaithListenHomily

Bishop Edward Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, PA. Homily from the Rite of Election on the 2nd Sunday of Lent. This Rite of Election and Recognition was for Candidates entering the Church this Easter in the Diocese of Greensburg. Bishop Malesic shared briefly his journey of faith and how he came to embrace the Catholic Church. The Rite of Election reminds us that we are called to always move forward on our faith journey.

2/10/2016Bishop Malesic Homily: The Sacrament of Reconciliation ListenHomily

Bishop Edward Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, PA. Homily from Holy Mass on the Ash Wednesday (2016). Bishop Malesic reflected on how God's power to forgive you is stronger then any sin you have ever committed. He also encourages people to use the Sacrament of Reconciliation to receive God's mercy. Asking us to fast from sin because that is what God wants from us.

2/9/2016Bishop Malesic Homily: Passing on the FaithListenHomily

Bishop Edward Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, PA. Homily from Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Saint Maron. Bishop Malesic reflected on the beautiful relationship between the Maronite Church and the Roman Catholic Church. He reminded us that just as those who have gone before us passed on the faith to the next generation, we too must pass on the light of the gospel.

2/9/2016The Celebration of the Maronite Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Saint MaronListenMass

The celebration of the Maronite Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Saint Maron, from Saint George Maronite Catholic Church, Uniontown, PA. Presiding: The Most Reverend Edward C. Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg. Co-Presiding: Reverend Father Sami Chaaya, pastor of Saint George Maronite Catholic Church.

1/31/2016Bishop Malesic Homily: The Challenges of a PastorListenHomily

Bishop Edward Malesic, Bishop of Diocese of Greensburg, PA. Homily from Holy Mass on the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time. This celebration included the installation of Father Timothy Kruthaupt as the new pastor of Saint Peter and Saint Cecilia Parishes in the Diocese of Greensburg. Bishop Malesic reflected on the challenges of a pastor. He then encouraged the newly installed pastor to love and serve the sheep entrusted to him.

1/27/2016Bishop Malesic Homily: ForgivenessListenHomily

​Bishop Edward Malesic, Bishop, Diocese of Greensburg, PA. Homily from Holy Mass on Wednesday of the 3rd Week in Ordinary Time. This celebration was during a pastoral visit to Saint Bernard Regional Catholic School in the Diocese of Greensburg. Bishop Malesic emphasized the importance of forgiveness. Just as God forgives our sins and removes the ""trash from our trash buckets"", so too, when we are angry, we are called to forgive.

1/12/2016A New Year Message from Bishop MalesicWatchVideo

​The bishop shares a new year message with all people of the diocese.

7/21/2015Image Montage of Bishop MalesicWatchStatement

​A video montage featuring images of Bishop Malesic shown during the reception following his Episcopal Ordination and Installation as the fifth bishop of Greensburg, July 13, 2015, at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg.

7/13/2015Episcopal Ordination & Installation HighlightsWatchVideo

A highlight of Bishop Malesic's Episcopal Ordination and Installation as the fifth bishop of Greensburg.

7/13/2015Mass of Episcopal Ordination and Installation of Bishop Edward C. Malesic WatchVideo

Bishop Malesic was ordained and installed as the fifth bishop of Greensburg, July 13, 2015, at 2:30 p.m., at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap., of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, served as the ordaining bishop.  Bishop Emeritus Lawrence E. Brandt, JCL, fourth bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, and Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, DD, JCL, of the Diocese of Harrisburg, both served as co-ordaining bishops. The Mass was broadcast live on television stations PCNC, EWTN, and WAOB Radio.  WPXI.com, WTAE.com and KDKA.com also provided live web streams.

7/12/2015Solemn Evening Prayer on the Eve of the Episcopal Ordination and InstallationWatchVideo

The vespers service took place at Our Lady of Grace Parish, Greensburg, Sunday, July 12, 2015. A reception, where guests greeted Bishop Malesic, followed.