Thursday, July 30, 2015 The Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Greensburg Volume 55, No. 5 MARY SEAMANS THE CATHOLIC ACCENT YOUNG PEOPLE HONORED: Bishop Edward C. Malesic gathers with honorees after the Youth Ministry Honors and Recognition Mass July 19 at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. See story and photos on pages 8-9. New publisher, new look You will notice some changes to The Catholic Accent beginning with this issue. In addition to having a new publisher, Bishop Edward C. Malesic, we are unveiling a new design to improve the readability of the paper. The redesign began with a readers’ survey in which respondents indicated they want to know what is happening in parishes and want to read about people who are living witnesses to their Catholic faith. Look for more of those kinds of features in the coming months. Let us know what you think. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Three area groups to benefit from $30,000 in Poverty Relief Fund grants By Colleen Pollock Contributing Writer GREENSBURG — The Diocese of Greensburg has awarded $30,000 in Diocesan Poverty Relief Fund grants to three service organizations to help support their charitable works. The three social service agencies received $10,000 each. They are: Union Mission of Latrobe Inc.; TryLife Center Inc. (formerly Tri City Life Center) of Lower Burrell; and Connect Inc., which provides homeless assistance services in Greensburg. The grant applications were reviewed by the Diocesan Poverty Relief Fund Committee and approved by Bishop Emeritus Lawrence E. Brandt prior to his retirement. The fund is administered by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg. Union Mission, a short-term residential facility for men in need, will use the grant to provide room and board at its Harrison Avenue shelter, including essential services that help alleviate the immediate needs associated with homelessness and related crises. The mission helps transition residents back into the community through education and life skills training. Residents are also offered ongoing professional counseling, case management, spiritual development, fellowship and group activities. “As the only shelter program for men in Westmoreland County, we Continued on page 12 INSIDE THIS ISSUE PAGE 20 Pope Francis is the first person to register for World Youth Day. PAGES 10-11 Children around the diocese enjoy Vacation Bible School.