The diocesan organized Day of Mercy will be held in Armstrong County, Saturday, October 22. This will the fourth and final Day of Mercy, which encourages people from across the Diocese of Greensburg to put mercy in motion by participating in the event.
Participants may gather with family, friends in ministry, parish groups or other local organizations to live out a corporal or spiritual work of mercy during one of these special days. Participants may also choose to engage in outreach for all four of the Days of Mercy or select an entirely different date for scheduling purposes.
"We are called to be the face of Jesus, to reflect the love and compassion of Jesus in our works. This is a good way to do that," said Bishop Malesic.
The first Day of Mercy occurred Saturday, May 28, in Fayette County, followed by opportunities September 17, in Indiana County, and October 8, in Westmoreland County. The designated Days of Mercy wrap up at one of the
Churches of Pilgrimage.
Each Day of Mercy can begin at anytime. They include prayer, performing the act of service and conclude with Mass with Bishop Malesic. There will also be opportunities to share experiences of the day during a light dinner following each Day of Mercy liturgy. There is no fee to participate in the Days of Mercy, but because a light dinner will be served, registration is required.
As mentioned above, works of mercy do not have to be completed on the designated dates provided below, especially if individuals or groups are unable. Participants may also select a Day of Mercy in any county, regardless of their location. Any youth 18 years of age or younger, must be accompanied by a parent or clearanced adult.
For questions regarding the final Day of Mercy, please contact
Robert Sherwin, diocesan director of the Office for Evangelization & Faith Formation, and Year of Mercy committee chair, at 724-837-0901.
Days of Mercy Designated Dates
Days of Mercy Agenda
- Gather in prayer to begin the Day of Mercy. This may occur anywhere, in church, outdoors, breakfast table, at the service location, etc. Your day can begin at the time of your choosing and the prayer will be provided by the Office for Evangelization and Faith Formation upon registration.
- Gather as a family, parish, or ministry group and serve others by engaging in a corporal or spiritual work of mercy. Individuals are also encouraged to participate. Examples include, visiting the sick, aiding an elderly neighbor with yard work, cemetery cleanup or helping a local food bank.
- Perform the act of service.
- Gather for Mass with Bishop Malesic at the designated time (4:00 or 5:00 p.m.) and Church of Pilgrimage in the county. A light dinner will be served in the social hall following Mass. Opportunities to share your experiences will also be available.