Wisely Sharing God's Gifts
When Charles Fischer was growing up during the Great Depression, he made $5 a day by washing cars, cutting grass and hauling ashes from coal furnaces for 10 cents a load with a small wagon he got for Christmas. At each day's end, he gave the money to his mother, Anne Mae Mologne Fischer, who gave him back a nickel to buy candy. She deposited the rest in an account for his college education.
Part of the Family
For lifelong Catholics Andy and Margie Antolik, the Church is more than just a part of their lives. "It means everything," Margie says. "The Church is part of my family." Andy has attended St. Bernard of Clairvaux in Indiana, Penn., for about 70 years. Margie has attended there since the two were married 47 years ago.
A Picture of Generosity
If you viewed Louise Bauer's life as snapshots in an album, you would find images of giving on every single page. You would see her caring gently for her 85-year-old mother before and after the stroke that took the elder woman's life in 1983. You would find her at a small jewelry shop in the Virgin Islands, purchasing a gold crucifix for her husband, Dr. John Bauer
Perpetuating Our Heritage, Our Faith
Mark Ratesic is the third generation of Ratesic men to live in Republic, work in the coal mines and attend Holy Rosary Parish. His grandfather, who immigrated to Republic from Croatia, passed on his work ethic, religious values and cultural traditions to his family. Mark is determined to preserve that heritage, including the Catholic faith, for future generations.
When I Drifted Away, The Church Found Me
A full-time paramedic and a volunteer firefighter, Tim Benamati receives many calls to help save people's lives. But after years of drifting away from the Church, he received a more subtle call to come back: He needed to be healed. "During my teenage years and early 20s, I slowly drifted away and stopped going to church on a regular basis," Tim says.
How a Gift Annuity Benefits the Church and Your Retirement
"I had the most wonderful parents on the face of the earth," John C. Rusnak says. "The biggest thing they left me was a very strong belief in the Catholic faith. Because I was born and raised in the Diocese of Greensburg, I decided to make a donation to it to honor my parents and to support the Catholic faith."
Your Gifts at Work: How Your Support Makes a Difference Around the Diocese
When you give to the Diocese of Greensburg, you are ensuring the continuation of our work—ministering to thousands of people in communities spread across four counties. Read on to learn more about how your gifts are put to use to grow Christ's Church and minister to those in need.