Mass around the Diocese with Bishop Kulick
Mass Around the Diocese with Bishop Kulick
'Hybrid Liturgies' continue
By Jennifer Miele
Chief Communications Officer
Bishop Larry J. Kulick’s Masses around the Diocese are visits, tours and celebrations of Mass in person at parishes in Armstrong, Fayette, Indiana and Westmoreland counties, along with Greensburg Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School and Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School in Connellsville.
These pastoral visits continue through June 26 with the Bishop celebrating Mass at a different parish each weekend in order to connect on a local level with parishioners and communities around the Diocese. The Masses are “hybrid,” because they are streamed on the Diocese website, DioceseofGreensburg.org for those unable to attend.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to celebrate Mass at our parishes and high schools to continue reconnecting with our faithful parishioners and students after this challenging year,” Bishop Kulick said. “It is a blessing to reunite with our faithful, whether it be face to face or virtually, to rejoice in the message of the Gospel and share in God’s grace together.”
The dispensation of the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days remains in place. But when that dispensation is lifted, and as COVID-19 cases lessen, Father Daniel L. Blout, pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish, Greensburg, encourages the faithful to consider returning to the House of God.
“I am overjoyed to see our parishioners already returning to Mass in person, and I am optimistic that more of our faithful congregation will return to our pews each week in order to experience the special fellowship that happens when we celebrate Mass together,” Father Blout said.
To those who are vaccinated and starting to feel more comfortable venturing out, the parishes of the Diocese of Greensburg welcome you.
“As the pandemic passes, I pray that your desire for communion with the Lord through the Eucharist and in-person worship remains strong,” Bishop Kulick said.