The previous year was one of many celebrations in the Diocese of Greensburg. In the span of one month, the diocese welcomed its fifth bishop, Edward C. Malesic; four new permanent deacons; and three new priests. A few months later a new transitional deacon was also ordained. In March and September, five international priests from the Philippines arrived to serve five years of ministry with the Diocese of Greensburg.
In addition to the many ordinations, members of the diocese made pilgrimages across the country in 2015. In January, hundreds of parishioners and students traveled to Washington D.C. for the 42nd annual March for Life. In September, the Greensburg faithful traveled to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families and to take part in Pope Francis' first trip to America; two months later, nearly 200 young people from the diocese traveled to Indianapolis for the National Catholic Youth Conference.
The diocese also celebrated many other events and milestones in 2015, including the Salt and Light Awards Dinner, the Diocesan Youth Honors Mass, the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Service, a book signing with the authors of "A Holy Dwelling Place: The History of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral," the creation of a new mobile-friendly website, and a new look for The Catholic Accent.
Finally, in December, Bishop Malesic opened the Holy Door at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral to signify the beginning of the Year of Mercy in the Catholic Church.