Dear Friends in Christ,
Here in the Diocese of Greensburg, we are embarking on our 2023 Diocesan Lenten Appeal. Our theme this year is
One Body in Christ. As members of the Church, we are
One Body in Christ through our baptism. As Saint Paul reminds us, the body, although one, has many parts with Christ as the head. The contribution that each part makes is valuable and important to the function of the whole. We have all been blessed individually with unique gifts, and we offer these gifts in service of the one body, the Church, with Christ as our head. At the end of each Mass, we are sent forth into the world, as members of His Mystical Body, with the mandate to carry the message of Christ into the world.
We see many instances of this being done across our Diocese. One example is the wonderful ministry of our international priests who are currently serving in roughly one third of our parishes. Another is our faith formation within parishes including catechesis, youth ministry, and numerous volunteer opportunities. An additional important example is the outreach to the less fortunate in our communities through Catholic Charities by feeding the hungry, helping the homeless, and providing counseling services. All of these ministries, along with many others, are supported by the Diocesan Lenten Appeal.
During Lent, I encourage you to support the work of the Diocese of Greensburg through your participation in the 2023 Diocesan Lenten Appeal. I ask you to prayerfully consider your support which will assist our mission of strengthening the Body of Christ in our Diocesan Church. Your participation in the past has been generous and humbling to me. Thank you for all you have done.
I pray that we may continue to serve the Lord as many unique components that come together to form
One Body in Christ. Please be assured of my prayers for you and your family.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
The Most Reverend Larry J. Kulick, J.C.L.
Bishop of Greensburg