Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg

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Diocese of Greensburg
Dioecesis Greensburgensis
Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg.svg
Coat of arms
Flag of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg.svg
Flag
Location
Country United States
Territory Armstrong, Fayette, Indiana, and Westmoreland counties in Western Pennsylvania
Ecclesiastical province Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Statistics
Area 3,334 sq mi (8,640 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
680,630
170,486 (25.0%)
Parishes 101
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established March 10, 1951
Cathedral Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
Secular priests 118
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Rev. Fr. Edward C. Malesik
Bishop-elect of Greensburg (formerly, Judicial Vicar of the Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg and Pastor of Holy Infant Parish, York Haven, Pennsylvania; Bishop Lawrence Eugene Brandt's resignation was accepted by Pope Francis; both announcements on Friday, April 24, 2015)[1][2]
Metropolitan Archbishop Charles Joseph Chaput
Archbishop of Philadelphia
Map
Diocese of Greensburg map 1.jpg
Website
dioceseofgreensburg.org
Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg

The Diocese of Greensburg is a Roman Catholic diocese centered in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, with 85 parishes in Armstrong, Fayette, Indiana, and Westmoreland counties in Western Pennsylvania in the United States. The diocese was founded on March 10, 1951. Edward C. Malesic was named its bishop on April 24, 2015.

Bishops[edit]

Bishops of the diocese and their tenures of service:

  1. Hugh L. Lamb (1951–1960)
  2. William G. Connare (1960–1987)
  3. Anthony G. Bosco (1987–2004)
  4. Lawrence E. Brandt (2004–2015)
  5. Edward C. Malesic

Auxiliary bishops[edit]

Parish directory[edit]

Several parishes were suppressed on October 30, 2008, which resulted in 14 churches closed and two parishes merged. Some 26 other parishes remained intact with shared clergy, which the diocese are calling "partner parish configurations."[3] These "changes" followed six chapels of convenience that were closed on January 2, 2008, in addition to 13 other chapels closed between 1996 and 2008.[4]

As of 2010, there are eighty-six operating parishes within the Diocese of Greensburg.[5]

Parish Name County Nearest Town
All Saints Fayette Masontown
Ascension Westmoreland Jeannette
Blessed Sacrement Cathedral Westmoreland Greensburg
Christ the King Armstrong Leechburg
Christ, Prince of Peace Armstrong Ford City
Church of the Good Sheperd Indiana Kent
Church of the Resurrection Indiana 5 Sites:
Clymer
Ernest
Glen Campbell
Heilwood
Rossitier
Holy Cross Westmoreland Youngwood
Holy Family Westmoreland Latrobe
Holy Family Westmoreland Seward
Holy Family Westmoreland West Newton
Holy Rosary Fayette Republic
Holy Trinity Westmoreland Ligonier
Immaculate Conception Fayette Connellsville
Immaculate Conception Westmoreland Irwin
Madonna of Częstochowa Fayette Cardale
Mother of Sorrows Westmoreland Murrysville
Mount Saint Peter Westmoreland New Kensington
Our Lady of Grace Westmoreland Greensburg
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Saint Mary Fayette Leckrone
Our Lady of the Assumption Indiana 2 Sites
Coral
Lucernemines
Our Lady, Queen of Peace Westmoreland East Vandergrift
Sacred Heart Westmoreland Jeannette
Sacred Heart Westmoreland Youngstown
Seven Dolors Westmoreland Yukon
Saints Cyril and Methodius Fayette Fairchance
Saints Simon and Jude Indiana Blairsville
Saint Agnes Westmoreland North Huntingdon Township
Saint Aloysius Fayette Dunbar
Saint Ambrose Westmoreland Avonmore
Saint Anne Westmoreland Rostraver Township
Saint Barbara Westmoreland Harrison City
Saint Bartholomew Westmoreland Crabtree
Saint Benedict Westmoreland Marguerite
Saint Bernard of Clarivaux Indiana Indiana
Saint Boniface Westmoreland Chestnut Ridge
Saint Bruno Westmoreland Greensburg
Saint Cecilia Fayette Grindstone
Saint Cecilia Westmoreland Whitney
Saint Edward Westmoreland Herminie
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Westmoreland North Huntingdon Township
Saint Florian Westmoreland United
Saint Gertrude Westmoreland Vandergrift
Saint Hedwig Fayette Smock
Saint Hubert Fayette Point Marion
Saint James Westmoreland New Alexandria
Saint James the Greater Armstrong Apollo
Saint Joan of Arc Fayette Farmington
Saint John the Baptist, de la salle Westmoreland Delmont
Saint John the Baptist Fayette Perryopolis
Saint John the Baptist Westmoreland Scottdale
Saint John the Evangelist Fayette Connellsville
Saint John the Evangelist Westmoreland Latrobe
Saint John the Evangelist Fayette Uniontown
Saint Joseph Westmoreland Derry
Saint Joseph Fayette Everson
Saint Joseph Westmoreland New Kensington
Saint Lawrence Armstrong Cadogan
Saint Margret Mary Westmoreland Lower Burrell
Saint Martin Westmoreland New Derry
Saint Mary (Nativity) Fayette Uniontown
Saint Mary of Czestochowa Westmoreland New Kensington
Saint Mary Westmoreland Export
Saint Mary Westmoreland Freeport
Saint Mary Armstrong Yatesboro
Saint Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe Armstrong Kittanning
Saint Matthew Indiana Saltsburg
Saint Patrick Armstrong Brady's Bend
Saint Paul Westmoreland Greensburg
Saint Peter Fayette Brownsville
Saint Pius X Westmoreland Mount Pleasant
Saint Procopius Fayette New Salem
Saint Raymond of the Mountains Westmoreland Donegal
Saint Regis Westmoreland Trafford
Saint Rita Fayette Connellsville
Saint Rose Westmoreland Latrobe
Saint Sebastian Westmoreland Belle Vernon
Saint Sylvester Westmoreland Slickville
Saint Terese, Little Flower of Jesus Fayette Uniontown
Saint Thomas More University (Parish) Indiana Indiana
Saint Thomas Fayette Footedale
Saint Vincent Basilica Westmoreland Latrobe
The Epiphany of Our Lord Westmoreland Monessen
Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Westmoreland Mount Pleasant

Schools[edit]

There are 19 educational facilities spread throughout the geographical terrain of the diocesan limits. There are 2 high schools, 14 diocesan elementary schools and 3 non-diocean Catholic schools[6]

High schools[edit]

Diocesan elementary schools[edit]

School Name County Nearest Town
All Saints* Fayette Masontown
Aquanius Academy Westmoreland Greensburg
Christ, the Divine Teacher Westmoreland Latrobe
Conn-Area Catholic* Fayette Connellsville
Divine Redeemer Armstrong Ford City
Holy Trinity Westmoreland Ligonier
Mary, Queen of Apostles Westmoreland New Kensington
Mother of Sorrows Westmoreland Murrysville
Queen of Angels Westmoreland North Huntingdon Township
Saint Bernard Indiana Indiana
Saint John the Evangelist Westmoreland Scottdale
Saint John the Evangelist Regional* Fayette Uniontown
Saint Sebastian Westmoreland Belle Vernon
The Cardinal Maida Academy Westmoreland Vandergrift

* - denotes school only operates up to Grade 6, Grades 7-8 attend Geibel Catholic High School, if they wish.

All Saints Regional Catholic School[edit]

All Saints Regional Catholic School
Address
100 South Washington Street
Masontown, Pennsylvania, 15461
Coordinates 39°50′47″N 79°54′04″W / 39.8465°N 79.9012°W / 39.8465; -79.9012
Information
School type Dioceasan
Motto Making a difference in the lives of children.
Religious affiliation(s) Diocese of Greensburg
Founded 1911
Founder Fr. Frances J. Kolb
Administrator Mr. Bernard G. Kubitza
Faculty 8 Full-Time; 8 Part-Time
Grades Pre-K to 6
Language English
Website

All Saints Regional Catholic School' is a regional catholic diocesan school in Masontown, Pennsylvania. The School[7] is one of 14 regional elementary schools in the Diocese of Greensburg. Classes at All Saints are available from Pre-School to Grade 6. Students from both western Fayette and eastern Greene counties attend school here.

School History[edit]

All Saints was formed[8] in 1911 and opened shortly after. Until 1970, the school was staffed by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. At that point, the Vincentian Sisters of Charity staffed the school until 1998. Kindergarten has changed as well as over the years as it began in 1975 as a half-day program until 1989, when it was moved to a full-day program. After-School programs were added in 1997. Pre-School came to All Saints in 1999. In 2007 Four-Year Olds attended school all day, three days a week.

Specialty Education[edit]

All Saints provides specialty education in the following subjects:

Accreditations[edit]

The School is accredited by the Middle States Association

Other Services[edit]

Non-diocesan facilities[edit]

There are three non-diocesan facilities under the Educational Office.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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