Thursday, OCT. 22, 2015 The Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Greensburg Volume 55, No. 11 MARIA GUZZO FOR THE CATHOLIC ACCENT Participants pray in Blessed Sacrament Cathedral at the Oct. 10 Rosary Rally, one of the diocese’s Respect Life Month observances. Parishioners reflect during Rosary Rally By Maria Guzzo Contributing Writer GREENSBURG — Carrying banners with detailed embroidery, colorful lettering and iconic Marian images, parishioners from across the diocese participated in the Rosary Rally Oct. 10 at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. Elizabeth Zimcosky of Smock, a senior at Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School and a member of the Ro-sary Club there, said the group meets a couple times a month, and they enjoyed attending the rally together. “The spiritual end of things is so im-portant, especially for us growing young adults, in order to keep the faith and fig-ure out our calling in life,” Zimcosky said. Both Geibel Catholic in Connells-ville and Greensburg Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School, Greensburg, had student representation at the rally, the 41st for the diocese, according to Father William J. Lechnar, coordinator of the event. The rally is held during October, Re-spect Life Month, to honor the Blessed Mother. During the rally, dozens of partici-pants recited the rosary with one voice, contemplating the Joyful Mysteries. Bishop Edward C. Malesic presided and offered a reflection on the rosary. He considered the traditional aspects of the Joyful Mysteries—the Annunci-ation, Visitation, Nativity, Presentation and Finding of Jesus in the Temple — and included his personal reflections. For the Annunciation, he said, “I ask Mary to ask her son to pray for those who are pregnant and to pray for God’s will for them, especially those having a difficult pregnancy and those who might be considering abortion.” For the Presentation, Bishop Malesic said he prays for parents who have had to turn their children back over to God, putting them in God’s hands. Continued on page 3 ALL SAINTS ALL SOULS Nov. 1 is the Solemnity of All Saints, when we remember the saints and martyrs and ask that they pray for us to one day join them in heaven. The following day, Nov. 2, is All Souls Day, which marks the commemoration of all the faithful departed. All Souls Days is not a holy day of obligation. INSIDE THIS ISSUE PAGE 7 PAGE 8 National Vocation Awareness Week reminds us to pray for, support those considering a vocation. Bishop Malesic celebrates the annual Catholic Schools Mass.