Thursday, MAY 19, 2016 The Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Greensburg Volume 55, No. 25 MARY SEAMANS THE CATHOLIC ACCENT PENTECOST CONFIRMATION: Bishop Malesic speaks to youth and adults he confirmed at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral on Pentecost, May 15. Taking the Eucharist, faith to the streets Bishop Malesic to lead eucharistic procession through Connellsville May 29 By Jerry Zufelt Editor a public witness of the Catholic faith, Bishop Edward C. Malesic will lead a eucharistic procession through the streets of Connellsville May 29, the feast of Corpus Christi. “I am doing this because of my love for the Eucharist and my desire to cele-brate the feast with a local community of the faithful,” Bishop Malesic said. The day’s events begin with Mass celebrated by Bishop Malesic at 11:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Parish. After Mass, he will carry the Eucha-rist in a monstrance and lead a proces-sion to St. John the Evangelist Parish. CONNELLSVILLE — In order to make What must I do to gain an indulgence? REFLECTING ON THE After a service of psalms, songs and prayers, Bishop Malesic will continue the eucharistic procession, leading participants to St. Rita Parish for a service with the Liturgy of the Word, a homily and Benediction. A reception will follow at St. Rita Parish Hall at approximately 2 p.m. The procession will be a proclama-tion of God’s love for the entire com-munity, he said. “Our churches are places where we gather our parish together, hear the Word of God and are fed by the Eucha-rist for service and ministry,” Bishop Malesic said. “It is good to take the body and blood of Christ out in public, to allow the world to know that he is still pres-ent, and to invite them to come and see what we have found,” he said. Father Robert T. Lubic, pastoral leader of the three Connellsville par-ishes, said he hopes the event will give parishioners a “deeper appreciation for the place of the Eucharist in the life of the church, parish and our own lives.” He noted the switch in Mass times and locations is for that day only. “I think a lot of people will be excited about the opportunity” to join the bishop in the public display of faith, he said. “It is a joy to gather around Christ in the Eucharist,” Bishop Malesic said. “This is a good way to do that, to be church surrounding Christ’s body and blood.” Year of Mercy A Video Series with Bishop Edward C. Malesic dioceseofgreensburg.org INSIDE THIS ISSUE PAGE 3 Plan your Day of Mercy with service ideas and diocesan-organized projects. PAGES 7-15 Men and women religious celebrating jubilee years are recognized.