Diocesan Lenten Appeal | A Mission of Mercy
Though my time as Bishop of Greensburg has been brief, I feel so blessed to be here and witness the faith of this community and its true sense of caring for one another. I take joy in being surrounded by such merciful souls and find that particularly significant in that this is the
Jubilee Year of Mercy as declared by Pope Francis.
In God's great mercy, he looked upon the world with compassion and sent his Son. Today, it is the central mission of the church to proclaim Jesus, who is mercy, and to tell the good news that God loves the world. This takes shape in both our words and our acts. Yes, this is the mission of the Diocese of Greensburg and why we have chosen
A Mission of Mercy as our theme for this year's
Diocesan Lenten Appeal.
The Appeal offers all an opportunity to participate in and promote the central mission of the church. With your support, we are able to show mercy to those around us who are most in need, both spiritually and physically. I ask that you join us in our
Mission of Mercy.
"Let us rediscover these corporal works of mercy: to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger, heal the sick, visit the imprisoned, and bury the dead. And let us not forget the spiritual works of mercy: to counsel the doubtful, instruct the ignorant, admonish sinners, comfort the afflicted, forgive offences, bear patiently those who do us ill, and pray for the living and the dead."
- Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy