Thursday, june 2, 2016 The Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Greensburg Volume 56, No. 1 MARY SEAMANS THE CATHOLIC ACCENT DAY OF MERCY: Jim Hawn cuts weeds at Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Connellsville, during the first diocesan-organized Day of Mercy May 28. For story and more photos, see pages 10-11. Cardinal Wuerl, Bishop Barron, Woo highlight new evangelization conference at Saint Vincent By Jerry Zufelt Editor LATROBE — Pope Francis has said the new evangelization is about dialogue and encounter, and that theme resonated throughout a three-day conference, “The New Evangelization and Higher Education: The Vision of Pope Francis,” which examined the role of campus ministry programs in that effort. The conference was held at Saint Vin-cent College May 23-25 and drew nearly 300 participants according to organiz-ers. It concluded with a free-wheeling, roundtable discussion focusing on cam-pus ministry. The roundtable featured all nine of the conference speakers, includ-DID YOU KNOW ... You can read the full color e-edition of The Catholic Accent online? The e-edition allows you to easily share stories and directly link to advertisers. Check it out at www.dioceseof greensburg.org. ing main speakers Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, Auxiliary Bishop Robert E. Barron of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Dr. Car-olyn Woo, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services. “Know that the seeds you plant will bear fruit,” Woo said at the roundtable, “although you might not know your impact on students.” She also said that one of the barriers to good evangelization is people are too busy engaged in social media. “Campus ministry needs to cultivate attention. You need to have attentiveness to engage God.” Cardinal Wuerl, who delivered the opening address May 23, said at the roundtable that a balance is need-ed between priests and lay campus ministers. “Pope Francis keeps highlighting this,” Cardinal Wuerl said. “Priests have special gifts, but we need to empower lay people.” He also emphasized the fact that the campus’ Catholic chaplain is chaplain to faculty as well as students. “Invite faculty to (campus ministry) programs; the outreach is to everybody,” he said. Bishop Barron encouraged bishops and pastors to be part of campus ministry programs. “Visit your kids on campus.” That clearly resonated with Bishop Edward C. Malesic, who concelebrated Continued on page 2 INSIDE THIS ISSUE PAGE 3 Deacon Ryan C. Ravis to be ordained to priesthood June 4. PAGE 6 Parishes around diocese ready for summer festivals. PAGE 9 Diocesan Catholic high schools celebrate graduation.