August 14, 2017
The next Information Bulletin is Monday, August 21.
Deadline: Thursday, August 17, at 4:30 p.m.

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The Diocese of Erie Information Bulletin advertises and promotes activities and events sponsored by diocesan organizations such as parishes, schools, religious communities and groups.

Special notice to pastors, secretaries and all diocesan-affiliated administrators
The federal Form I-9, which is required to be completed for all new hires, has been revised and the revised form must be in use no later than Sept. 18, 2017. Copies for download can be found by visiting and clicking the I-9 tab, or by contacting directly.  

Disposal of unused liturgical items
The Erie Diocesan Mission Office is no longer accepting direct donations of vestments, books or other liturgical items. Unfortunately, it is often not possible or feasible to send these items to other places around the world. If a parish or individual has liturgical items no longer in use, please contact Sister Kathleen Dietz, FSO, or Father Chris Singer in the Chancery Office at 814-824-1135 for guidance on how best to discard or redistribute these items.

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Fryburg parish to host annual picnic
St. Michael Parish, located on Route 208 in Fryburg, will host its annual Labor Day picnic Sept. 4 at 11 a.m. There will be a family style, all-you-can-eat dinner of chicken and ham with homemade noodles and pies. Take-outs will be available. Also, there will be ticket and cash prizes, games of chance, children's games, a gift auction, quilts and a live calf raffle. For more information, call 814-354-2467.

Save the Date for Santa’s Workshop
The 43rd annual Santa’s Workshop Craft and Vendor Show will be held Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cross Creek Resort, Route 8 in Titusville. This fundraiser is one of the largest indoor craft and vendor shows of the Christmas season. Proceeds benefit youth in the faith formation program at St. Titus Parish. Vendors interested in securing booth space may email Sharon at

St. George Parish secretary position open
St. George Parish in Erie is looking for a highly motivated person to perform numerous general, official, computer-related (data entry) and receptionist duties Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week. Previous related experience is required. Applicants must contact Dale DeMarco at 814-454-6317, fax 814-454-5421 or email to receive the parish secretary profile. Please submit your résumé, references and background checks to DeMarco Wachter & Co., 403 W. 10th St., Erie, PA 16502, or email by Aug. 18. For questions, contact Father Brian Vossler at 814-864-0622, ext. 356.

Positions open with the Erie Catholic School System
Several positions—both full- and part-time—are available with the new Erie Catholic School System. For details, go to or see the attached flier.

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