Catholic Accent The Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 Volume 54, No. 7 On the Journey of a Lifetime with the people of the Diocese of Greensburg, Pa. Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt ordains James B. Morley, Anthony J. Klimko and Eric J. Dinga, from left, to the diaconate Aug. 12 at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. See story and photos on page 5. ‘An incredibly powerful experience ... in so many ways ’ Mary Seamans/The Catholic Accent Sept. 14 prayer service will honor first responders GREENSBURG — The Youngwood Volunteer Fire Department will send a delegation to the diocese’s Sept. 14 Prayer Service for First Responders to honor Jeffrey “Lance” Wentzel, who died in the line of duty in March. Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt will be the presider and homilist at the 3 p.m. service at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. The service will honor the men and women who protect and serve the public in the diocese: Armstrong, Fayette, Indiana and Westmoreland counties. Special prayers will be offered for Wentzel, who gave his life in service to others. All current and retired police officers, firefighters, emergency medical techni-cians and emergency room workers who serve the diocese are encouraged to attend, along with families, friends and supporters. Attendees are encouraged to wear their uniforms to the service. Bishop Brandt sent a letter of invita-tion to more than 360 first responder units and said that attendance at the service “allows us to honor you and all the people who have made the commit-ment to work for the betterment of our communities in our times of need.” To register a unit, visit the diocesan Mary Seamans/The Catholic Accent website, www.dioceseofgreensburg.org, or contact Nancy Balfe at nbalfe@diocese ofgreensburg.org, by Sept. 3. A light reception will follow the service. — The Catholic Accent FOR UPDATES ON LOCAL, STATE, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS, VISIT: WWW.DIOCESEOFGREENSBURG.ORG ADDRESS LABEL INSIDE THIS ISSUE Page 7 Kent parishioners harvest herbs and flowers for blessing on Assumption. Page 4 18th annual Afternoon of Reflection for Individuals with Disabilities and Life-challenging Illnesses will focus on the theme “Sharing the Gift of Jesus.” Page 9 Catholic school students return for a new school year.