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Greensburg diocese plans 5 more opioid meetings in August

Stephen Huba
| Friday, July 28, 2017, 10:03 a.m.

The Diocese of Greensburg will hold more public meetings on the opioid crisis in August.

The remaining Summer Diocesan Drug Education and Prayer Service Evenings are scheduled for 7 p.m. as follows:

• Aug. 2, St. Joseph Parish, Uniontown (parish social hall);

• Aug. 3, Our Lady of Grace Parish, Greensburg (Albanese Hall);

• Aug. 8, St. Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Kittanning (parish hall);

• Aug. 10, Mary Queen of Apostles School, Greenwald Site, New Kensington (cafeteria); and

• Aug. 16, St. Thomas More University Parish, Indiana (lounge).

The meetings are part of Bishop Edward C. Malesic's push to enhance the four-county diocese's response to the opioid epidemic. An estimated 100 people attended the first session at Immaculate Conception Parish in Connellsville on July 11.

Each meeting includes a prayer service led by Malesic.

The bishop issued “A Pastoral Letter on the Drug Abuse Crisis: From Death and Despair to Life and Hope” on June 29.

Stephen Huba is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-1280, or via Twitter @shuba_trib.

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