Thursday, APRIL 7, 2016 The Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Greensburg Volume 55, No. 22 MARY SEAMANS THE CATHOLIC ACCENT Bishop Edward C. Malesic leads the eucharistic procession at St. Clair Park, Greensburg, for the Divine Mercy Sunday service April 3. Bishop gathers with young, old alike for celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday By Elizabeth Fazzini Managing Editor GREENSBURG — Despite a cutting wind and brisk temperatures, the sun shone brightly as Bishop Edward C. Malesic, a dozen clergy and nearly 400 people of all ages gathered as a church community at St. Clair Park for a solemn and joyous celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday April 3. With the bishop serving as presider and homilist, the afternoon included eucharistic exposition and adoration, readings, recitation of The Chaplet of Divine Mercy, a procession, and Benediction. “I wanted to have this special time of adoration on Divine Mercy Sunday be-cause, in a sense, we’re bringing Christ into the world today,” Bishop Malesic said. “We want to show people (in our communities) what we have. “We want to bring the Eucharist out and adore him where we are, adore him where he is because he has led us here.” Held as part of the Year of Mercy events, it was the first ever diocesan-wide celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday, according to Father Michael J. Sikon, director of worship for the diocese. Background At the April 30, 2000, canonization Mass of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, St. John Paul II (then Pope John Paul II) proclaimed that every second Sunday of Easter would be called “Divine Mercy Sunday.” Born in the early 1900s, Polish native St. Faustina received many private reve-lations about God’s mercy, which were recorded in her diary — and eventually published. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy devotion and the image of Divine Mercy sprang from these revelations. Continued on page 3 VOTE IN THE PENNSYLVANIA PRIMARY ELECTION APRIL 26 Catholic social teaching strongly promotes active citizenship. Through our opportunities as citizens, we can help shape a world more committed to protecting human life and dignity and promoting justice and peace. — From the USCCB INSIDE THIS ISSUE PAGE 6 Msgr. John L. Conway is the top scorer in Wii Sports Bowling tournament. PAGE 7 Young people from Harrison City, Donegal parishes give back through volunteer projects.