Diocese of Greensburg Hires National Expert to Lead Local Discipleship Efforts
October 24, 2022 – Greensburg –Bishop Larry J. Kulick announced today that Mr. Vincent J. Reilly will become the Managing Director of Faith, Family and Discipleship for the Diocese of Greensburg in January of 2023. Mr. Reilly is currently part of a 21-person cohort of Catholic leaders from across the United States selected by the McGrath Institute at Notre Dame to develop a plan for the nationwide Eucharistic Revival effort.
In the Diocese of Greensburg, he will work with clergy and local parish leaders to develop comprehensive faith formation programs in Armstrong, Fayette, Indiana and Westmoreland counties for every child and every adult who wants to learn and live the Catholic faith.
Mr. Reilly is currently Director of Faith Formation at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Orange Park, Fla., where he oversees religious education programs, sacramental preparation, adult formation and retreats. He is also an instructor in the catechist certification and ministry formation programs for the Diocese of St. Augustine in Jacksonville, Fla.
Mr. Reilly has a Master of Arts in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, and a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies as well as a Certificate in Pastoral Ministry from the Catholic University of America. Mr. Reilly has been published in various national periodicals on faith formation and the writings of Pope Francis.
The announcement about Reilly comes after the completion of a year-long faith formation study in the Diocese of Greensburg called “Christ Is the Truth,” in which listening sessions were conducted and surveys distributed in order to discover the thoughts and needs of those most directly involved with providing faith formation throughout the Diocese. Input regarding the whole area of Faith Formation was gleaned from the Synodal listening sessions as well.
“Much of the feedback we received from the Faith Formation Study and the Synodal listening sessions centered around the need for creative catechetical programming, and for collaboration among parishes and schools to allow our people at any age to encounter Christ,” said Bishop Kulick. “Mr. Reilly’s demonstrated success in creating and executing pastoral plans that engage entire families using various forms of faith formation makes him a perfect fit for this position. We will be blessed to have him in our faith community.” The listening sessions and the surveys heavily supported the need for enhanced catechetical offerings, communication, collaboration and outreach in and among the parishes in the Diocese of Greensburg. The fulfillment of many of these needs will help the leaders of our parishes to bring Christ to people of every age.
“I am humbled and excited to minister alongside the faith formation leaders in the Diocese of Greensburg. I look forward to developing creative and appealing catechetical efforts in the months ahead, so we can best form disciples who have personally encountered Christ in our parishes,” said Reilly.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Reilly was a teacher of religious studies in Potomac, Md., and Youth and Young Adults Minister and RCIA Coordinator in Washington, D.C. Reilly has served in ministry in various capacities for 26 years.