August 7, 2017
The next Information Bulletin is Monday, August 14.
Deadline: Thursday, August 10, 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.

Family Life Office offers 12-week divorce ministry program
The Family Life Office of the Diocese of Erie is offering a 12-week program for men and women who have suffered the pain of divorce or separation. The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide (CDSG), also known as Surviving Divorce, begins Sept. 6 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Mark Catholic Center, 429 E. Grandview Blvd., Erie. Each week features a 30-minute DVD that covers topics such as shock, denial, anger, forgiveness, the courts, kids, and much more. For more information, contact Chris Hess in the Family Life Office at 814-824-1261 or

Diocese to host Sister Parish Day in August
The Erie Diocesan Mission Office is hosting its annual Sister Parish Day Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 937 Bartlett Road, Harborcreek. All sister parishes in the Diocese of Erie are welcome to attend and enjoy sharing faith, fellowship, experiences, new ideas and good food. To make a reservation, contact the Mission Office at 814-824-1231. Anyone interested in learning more about forming a sister-parish relationship with a parish in Mexico may contact Indira Suarez, mission director, at 814-824-1231, or by email at

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Legion of Mary Rosary March scheduled Aug. 19
Bishop Lawrence Persico will celebrate Mass and lead the Legion of Mary Rosary March Aug. 19 at St. Casimir Church, 629 Hess Ave., Erie. Mass is at noon, followed immediately by the march. Refreshments will be served following the event.

Zabawa Festival celebrates Polish heritage
Holy Trinity Parish, E. 23rd and Reed streets, Erie, will host its 24th annual Zabawa Polish Heritage Festival Aug. 25-27. Festival hours are Friday from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday from noon to 10 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. There will be two polka Masses: Saturday at 5 p.m. with Bishop Lawrence Persico officiating, and Sunday at 11 a.m. Free admission, with free additional parking and shuttle service from Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, E. 34th and Ash streets. For more information, go to or call 814-456-0671.

Festivities will include dancing, theme baskets, a children’s area, and five polka bands. The entertainment schedule is as follows:

  • Friday from 6 to 10 p.m.—Dyna Brass, Detroit, Mich.
  • Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.—Lil John & the ATM Band, Latrobe, Pa., and the Mar-Vels, Erie
  • Saturday from 6:30 to 10 p.m—The Boys, Baltimore, Md.
  • Sunday—Henny & the Versa J’s, Pittsburgh.

Benedictines to lead two silent peace walks
See the attached flier regarding two silent peace walks—sponsored by Benedictines for Peace, Erie—to mark the International Peace Walk Day and the International Day of Peace.

Sharpsville parish organizing World Youth Day trip
Join St. Bartholomew Church in Sharpsville for a pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Panama, Jan. 22-27, 2019. The cost is $2,700 per person; a deposit of $500 is due Sept. 15, 2017. The trip is open to all adults, young people and families. The total cost includes roundtrip airfare, four-star hotel, registration fees, breakfast daily, WYD lunches and dinners, WYD tour guide, day trips to the Panama Canal and rainforest, and Mass with Pope Francis.

Administrative assistant position available in the Catholic Schools Office
This position is responsible for providing part-time assistance (15 hours per week) in the areas of administrative support, visual and written communications, and special projects and events for the Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese of Erie; also responsible for providing clerical support (10 hours per week) for Natural Family Planning/Chastity Education office. Must be willing to support the mission of Catholic education and the NFP/chastity education programs. Occasional travel is required.


  • High school diploma with continuing education/experience in administrative areas
  • Three to five years of general office experience in a service environment
  • Demonstrated aptitude and working knowledge of a variety of computer and software applications (e.g., Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Access and Publisher).

Applications will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Go to to see the full position profile and for an application form. Applicants must submit a cover letter, résumé, and a signed and completed job application either online at or by mail to: oeSearch, c/o Diocese of Erie, 429 East Grandview Blvd., Erie, PA 16504.

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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