MEMORIAL DAY PRAYER
All Powerful God,
We honor today those men and women —
our sons and daughters, husbands and wives,
fathers, brothers, sisters, mothers —
who have laid down their life for their country.
Whether weary or emboldened, quiet or defiant,
vulnerable or ready when You called them home,
their sacrifice is too humbling for words
except these uttered in prayer.
Loving Lord, bless them forever in Your eternal peace…
Cherish their spirit, honor their commitment,
send them our love,
and we will never forget the service that they gave.
2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the fifth anniversary of Laudato si', a letter from Pope Francis to the world about caring for our common home. To mark the anniversaries, the Diocese of Greensburg is undertaking project Energy Smart 2020.
As part of this initiative, the diocese is conducting an Energy Smart 2020 Poster, Essay and Video Contest.
The contest is open to all students in Armstrong, Fayette, Indiana and Westmoreland counties in grades K-12. The contest provides an important educational opportunity to raise awareness about caring for the environment. Deadline for entry is July 1, 2020.
To learn more, visit www.dioceseofgreensburg.org/EnergySmart
CATHOLIC CHARITIES WEBINARS
Catholic Charities is offering two free virtual events to support parents and children during this challenging time.
Adults: Join Dr. Paul Niemec, Director of Counseling at Catholic Charities, as he provides discussion resources for helping children understand what is happenning and express their worries. Click her to view recorded webinar.
Children and Families: Msgr. Raymond Riffle, Managing Director of Catholic Charities, will host a Facebook event specifically designed for children on the Diocese of Greensburg Facebook Page. Entire families are invited to gather together to receive a reassuring message about faith during crisis.
The Diocesan Office of Faith, Family and Discipleship has gathered an extensive list of wonderful resources to aid in-home faith formation for both children and adults during this challenging time.
Links may be accessed here.