What is it?
The Diocesan Heritage Center, blessed May 13, 2014, by Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt, is a public location that houses artifacts, pictures and documents from the history of the Diocese of Greensburg and all of its parishes.
Its mission is to “to collect, preserve and assemble the cultural and archival patrimony of the diocese.”
These items will be pulled from the current diocesan archives, located at the Pastoral Center, and from parishes and parishioners to pay tribute to the heroic faith witness that makes up the rich history of the diocese.
“[The history of the parishes] has always impressed me,” said Bishop Brandt, “because it shows the tremendously deep faith and generosity of the people who built and founded our parishes at great sacrifices.”
All of the items chosen to be kept at the Heritage Center will be catalogued and preserved with various museum-like displays and means for research. The Heritage Center is located in The Bishop William G. Connare Center adjacent to the Indiana Room.