Bishop Larry J. Kulick will celebrate Mass at Saint Vincent Basilica Parish at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 16 as his “Mass around the Diocese” tour continues.
These pastoral visits include the Bishop celebrating Mass at a different parish each weekend through June 26, in order to connect on a local level with parishioners and communities around the Diocese.
Masses throughout these visits are streamed on the Diocese website, www.DioceseofGreensburg.org. For those planning to attend Sunday’s Mass, space will be limited and face coverings will be required.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to celebrate Mass at Saint Vincent Basilica Parish, as well as each of the parishes I have the privilege to connect with during this time,” Bishop Kulick said. “It is a blessing to reunite with our parishioners, whether it be face to face or virtually, to share the Gospel and experience God’s wonder and mercy while praying 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, Pastor Thomas P. Curry, O.S.B., encourages the faithful to think about returning to be physically present in the House of God.
“It is a joy to see our parishioners gradually returning for in-person Mass and sharing together in the miracle of physically receiving the Body and Blood of Christ,” Father Curry said. “They experience the important difference between attending Mass in person and watching it from home.”
To those who are vaccinated and starting to feel more comfortable venturing out, the parishes of the Diocese of Greensburg welcome you. Each parish continues socially-distanced seating, requires masks or face coverings and cleans and sanitizes between each Mass.
“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.