Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg

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Diocese of Greensburg
Dioecesis Greensburgensis
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Coat of arms
Flag of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg.svg
Country  United States
Territory Armstrong, Fayette, Indiana, and Westmoreland counties in Western Pennsylvania
Ecclesiastical province Philadelphia
Metropolitan Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Area 3,334 sq mi (8,640 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2017)
141,041 (21.8%)
Parishes 78
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established March 10, 1951
Cathedral Blessed Sacrament Cathedral
Secular priests 96
Current leadership
Bishop Edward C. Malesic
Emeritus Bishops Lawrence Eugene Brandt
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Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg
Diocesan Pastoral Center in Greensburg

The Diocese of Greensburg is a Roman Catholic diocese centered in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, with 78 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 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 (2015–present)

Auxiliary bishops[edit]

Priests of the diocese who became bishops[edit]

  • Giuseppe De Andrea, served in the Greensburg Diocese; then served as apostolic nuncio
  • Cyril John Vogel, served in the Greensburg Diocese as a pastor and chancellor and vicar general; then, while pastor of Holy Family Church, Latrobe, was named Bishop of the Diocese of Salina, Kansas.
  • Lawrence Thomas Persico, served in the Greensburg Diocese as a pastor and vicar general; then, while pastor of St. James, New Alexandria, was named Bishop of the Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania.

Parish directory[edit]

As of 2017, there are seventy-eight operating parishes within the Diocese of Greensburg; thirty-eight of these operate in a partnered configuration.[1] A diocesan strategic planning process began in 2006, which has resulted in closures of parishes and chapels, as well as partnering of parishes that have remained open, with the last of these changes occurring in 2013.[2]

Parish Name County Nearest Town
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:
Glen Campbell
Holy Cross Westmoreland Youngwood
Holy Family Westmoreland Latrobe
Holy Family Westmoreland Seward
Holy Family Westmoreland West Newton
Holy Trinity Westmoreland Ligonier
Immaculate Conception Fayette Connellsville
Immaculate Conception Westmoreland Irwin
Mother of Sorrows Westmoreland Murrysville
Mount Saint Peter Westmoreland New Kensington
Our Lady of Grace Westmoreland Greensburg
Our Lady of the Assumption Indiana 2 Sites
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 Clairvaux Indiana Indiana
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 Francis Fayette 2 Sites:
Saint Gertrude Westmoreland Vandergrift
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
St. Joseph Fayette Uniontown
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 Freeport
Saint Mary, Mother of God Armstrong Yatesboro
Saint Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe Armstrong Kittanning
Saint Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes Westmoreland Export
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 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 Vincent Basilica Westmoreland Latrobe
The Epiphany of Our Lord Westmoreland Monessen
Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Westmoreland Mount Pleasant



There are 18 educational facilities spread throughout the geographical terrain of the diocesan limits. There are 2 junior-senior high schools, 12 diocesan elementary schools and 3 non-diocesan Catholic schools[4]

High schools[edit]

Diocesan elementary schools[edit]

School Name County Nearest Town
Aquinas Academy Westmoreland Greensburg
Christ, the Divine Teacher Westmoreland Latrobe
Conn-Area Catholic* Fayette Connellsville
Divine Redeemer Armstrong Ford City
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 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.

Non-diocesan facilities[edit]

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

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