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Thank you from diocesan priests

Please run this in your 4/28/2018 bulletin.

Last weekend, our parish took a second collection to support our retired diocesan priest fund. Despite these difficult economic times, you generously responded to help care for faithful priests who have ministered to your spiritual needs.
Your priests truly appreciate your support and thank you for contributing to the Good Shepherd Collection for Erie Diocesan Retired Priests.

If you would like to add your support to this collection you may still return the special collection envelope for Good Shepherd Sunday in upcoming collections or mail to the Parish Office. You may also send to Office of Finance for the Diocese of Erie, please make notation for Good Shepherd Collection on the check or envelope. The Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Erie has an Endowment for Clergy Health and Welfare if you would like to remember a special priest with a gift or bequest to this Diocesan Endowment to benefit our priests.

Transitions Support Group This Weekend

Please run this in your 4/29/2018 bulletin.

Transitions, a monthly support group for Separated, Divorced and Widowed persons will meet on Sunday, April 29, 2018, from 2 – 4 pm at St. Mark Catholic Center, 429 E. Grandview Blvd. RSVP’s not necessary. Visit our website at: www.eriercd.org/transitions.htm Come as you are; you are always welcome. This month’s topic is: “TRIGGERS: Turning Negative Memories into Positive Outcomes.”

Sign Interpreted Mass – Erie, PA

Please run this in your 4/29/2018 bulletin.

A Sign Interpreted Mass for the Deaf is held every Sunday at 11:00AM at St. Joseph/Bread of Life Community Church, 147 West 24th St., Erie. For more information, call 814/824-1257 or email d&dministry@erieRCD.org .

Catholic Charities Club CC Night

Please run this in your 4/29/2018 bulletin.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Erie invites you to enjoy Club CC Night, a celebration and continuation of the good works of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Erie, on May 12 at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie. The lounge-like setting will feature food and drinks, dancing and entertainment, all for a wonderful cause. Local comedienne Lisa Chimenti-Foster will portray Sister Agnes as the evening’s toastmistress. Cleveland Nightclub DJ Brent Schmidt will offer music covering everything from the Rat Pack through today’s hits.

Ann and Charlie Rutkowski will be honored with the Helping Hands Award, given for outstanding service to both church and community. Tickets are $100 per person and must be purchased in advance. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ClubCCNight.com or call 814-824-1251. Proceeds benefit people in need across the 13 counties of the Diocese of Erie.

MARRIAGE MOMENTS

Please run this in your 4/29/2018 bulletin.

779. "Let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth." (1John 3:18) Saying "I love you." is good. Doing an act of kindness is an even stronger testament of love. Use both "love languages" once today.

Thank you from the priests

Please run this in your 4/29/2018 bulletin.


Last weekend, our parish took a second collection to support our retired diocesan priest fund. Despite these difficult economic times we appreciate your generous response to share in the care of those faithful priests who have ministered to your spiritual needs.
Your priests truly appreciate your support and thank you for contributing to the Good Shepherd Collection for Erie Diocesan Retired Priests.
If you would like to add your support to this collection you may still return the special collection envelope for Good Shepherd Sunday in upcoming collections or mail to the parish office. You may also send to Office of Finance for the Diocese of Erie (please make notation for Good Shepherd Collection on the check or envelope).
The Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Erie has an Endowment for Clergy Health and Welfare if you would like to remember a special priest with a gift or bequest to this diocesan endowment to benefit our priests.

A Family Perspective

Please run this in your 4/29/2018 bulletin.

Like the vine grower in today’s gospel, parents must “prune and cleanse” the branches in their family if their children are going to be rooted. Discipline, limits and setting goals are a necessary part of parenting so our children will grow and “bear fruit.”

MARRIAGE MOMENTS

Please run this in your 5/6/2018 bulletin.

780. On May 10, Christians celebrate Jesus' Ascension into heaven 40 days after Easter. But what does it mean to ascend into heaven? What does it mean to watch a beloved spouse leave for another life after death? These are heavy things to ponder. Talk with your beloved about what you believe about an afterlife.

A Family Perspective

Please run this in your 5/6/2018 bulletin.

Today’s gospel challenges us to “love one another as I have loved you.” Jesus is our model and he asks us to “lay down our life” (our time, attention, opinions and needs) for each other. This is the sacrament of the family, when God is made visible in our sacrificial love for one another.

Are you a person with a disability and looking for more in your Faith Life?

Please run this in your 5/6/2018 bulletin.

Are you someone with a disability or do you know someone with a disability who wants more out of their Faith Life? The Office of Disabilities and Deaf Ministry has a number of groups that will provide the faith-filled social interaction you’re looking for. Call at 814-824-1257 or email at d&dministry@erieRCD.org for more details. You can also learn more about our ministry on the diocesan website www.ErieRCD.org under Catholic Charities Disability Ministries.


Sign Interpreted Mass – Erie, PA

Please run this in your 5/6/2018 bulletin.

A Sign Interpreted Mass for the Deaf is held every Sunday at 11:00AM at St. Joseph/Bread of Life Community Church, 147 West 24th St., Erie. For more information, call 814/824-1257 or email d&dministry@erieRCD.org .

A Family Perspective

Please run this in your 5/13/2018 bulletin.

The words of Jesus in today’s gospel, “Abide in me,” are appropriate on a day we honor mothers because there is a special bond connecting mothers and their children, extending beyond birth and death. They will always “abide” in each other. It’s a lasting presence.

Life in the Spirit video series offered

Please run this in your 5/13/2018 bulletin.

Life in the Spirit program on May 18 and 19 at St. Joseph, Lucinda, 84 Rectory Ln., Lucinda, PA 16235. No charge.
Friday registration at 6 program runs from 6-9
Saturday 8:30 to 3:30 bring a bag lunch
Based on John 15:16
I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit.
It’s a 6-session video series
Call 814-744-8199 to register

Sign Interpreted Mass – Erie, PA

Please run this in your 5/13/2018 bulletin.

A Sign Interpreted Mass for the Deaf is held every Sunday at 11:00AM at St. Joseph/Bread of Life Community Church, 147 West 24th St., Erie. For more information, call 814/824-1257 or email d&dministry@erieRCD.org .

MARRIAGE MOMENTS

Please run this in your 5/13/2018 bulletin.

781. Complaining can poison your marriage. Sure, there are times when your spouse does something you don't like and you should honestly share that. Other times you may just want to vent. Occasional complaining is OK, but repetitive or more than once a day makes you a sourpuss. It's hard to love a sourpuss.

Life in the Spirit video series offered

Please run this in your 5/15/2018 bulletin.

Life in the Spirit program on May 18 and 19 at St. Joseph, Lucinda, 84 Rectory Ln., Lucinda, PA 16235. No charge.
Friday registration at 6 program runs from 6-9
Saturday 8:30 to 3:30 bring a bag lunch
Based on John 15:16
I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit.
It’s a 6-session video series
Call 814-744-8199 to register