August 19, 2013
The next Information Bulletin will be emailed August 26.
Deadline: Thursday, August 22, at noon

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Pastors asked to review Catholic Education Collection information
In anticipation of the annual Catholic Education Collection (CEC) on Sept. 14-15, pastors are asked to review several attachments below that are part of a CEC promotional kit. This promotional material also can be found by going to the diocesan website at

Half of every dollar donated to the collection stays in a parish. Please use the information to encourage support among parishioners.

Attachments include a letter from Bishop Lawrence Persico, sample bulletin inserts, other promotional ideas, and both black and white and color CEC posters. Under separate cover, pastors will receive a letter from Father Nick Rouch, vicar for education, along with copies of the 2013 Catholic Education Collection poster that can displayed. The posters here and on the website can be downloaded and either included in the body of a bulletin or placed as a bulletin insert.

A reminder to all Cursillistas!
The last official celebration of "50 Years of 4th Days" is coming up fast. Festivities will be held Oct. 6, with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Lawrence Persico at St. Peter Cathedral, 230 W. 10th St., Erie, at 2:30 p.m. A dinner and program will follow (at no cost). A cash bar will be available. Reservations are required for dinner. Please email your reservation by Sept. 15 to Arco and Janet Wasserman at and be sure to put "50th Anniversary Dinner" in the subject line. Be sure your name and the number attending is in the body of the email. The number of reservations is limited, so don’t wait too long. Please check the Cursillo website ( for further information.

Catholic Book provides updates for Eucharistic Prayers
In an effort to accommodate the recent change to The Roman Missal of "with blessed Joseph, her Spouse," in Eucharistic Prayers II, III and IV, Catholic Book Publishing is providing—free of charge—replacement paragraphs for pages 501, 505 and 513 of our Chapel (T-25) and Altar (T-55) Editions. Please see the attachments below to print the sections that can be used to replace the original text.


*Password protected - When Clergy & Department Heads click here and log on, they will find inside:

  • Bishop’s CEC Letter
  • CEC Recommendations
  • CEC Color Poster
  • CEC B/W Poster
  • CEC Bulletin Announcements
  • Chapel (T-25)
  • Altar (T-55)

Everyone will find attached:

If I.B. attachments do not open, click here to download the latest Acrobat Reader. If problems persist, email Kathy Papalia or call 814.824.1184.

Lifestyle Returns: Visit for information about the Diocese of Erie Lifestyle Returns program.

Tips for staying hydrated
Each year, 318 Americans die due to heat-related illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The unnerving fact is that most of these deaths would have been prevented had the victims understood the realities of dehydration and heat-related illnesses. Read more at


Son of God Prayer Group sponsors healing Mass, seminar
The Son of God Prayer Group in Erie is sponsoring a healing Mass at Holy Rosary Church, E. 28th Street and East Avenue, on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Father David Poulson will celebrate the Mass, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Music will be provided by the St. Joseph Bread of Life Group.

Also at Holy Rosary, a Life in the Spirit Seminar, “Awaken the Holy Spirit,” will be held six consecutive Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. Experience the love of God through the Holy Spirit. For information and/or registration, call Gerry at 814-452-2499 or Patty at 814-823-3968. Also, visit

Family Planning hosts wine and cheese social
The Natural Family Planning/Chastity Education Office of the Diocese of Erie is sponsoring a wine and cheese social and a family planning discussion on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at St. Mary of Grace Church, 1085 Water St., Meadville, at 7 p.m. For more information, call Barb at 814-337-7302.

Home enthronement available in diocese
The World Apostolate of Fatima Home Enthronement Program in the Diocese of Erie is available to enthrone homes to the Sacred Heart of Jesus with consecration to Mary. Kristin Stravinsky is the new director of the program and is available to discuss details. Call her at 903-495-2020 for more information or to begin the enthronement process.

Two positions open at St. Peter Parish, Slippery Rock
St. Peter Parish in Slippery Rock has two openings available:

Part-time youth minister—This position works directly with high school youth.  Responsibilities require the organization and development of youth nights twice per month, plus service work and social events for youth about once a month. Also, the part-time youth minister will meet with parish staff every other month and work with a college student assistant in high school youth ministry. Contact Father Kevin Poecking at or call him at 724-794-2880 for more information or to send a resume.

Part-time music administrator/minister—This position requires working with two principal organists, a keyboardist and several cantors to coordinate a music ministry at three locations for six weekend Masses during the academic year. This is mostly an administrative job with some music skills needed. The ability to play keyboard or organ is a plus, but is not required. Contact Father Kevin Poecking at or call him at 724-794-2880 for more information or to send a resume.

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