January 22, 2018
The next Information Bulletin is Monday, January 29, 2018,
Deadline: Thursday, January 25, at 4:30 p.m.

Email your Information Bulletin items to Mary Solberg.

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



Pastors and principals asked to promote Operation Rice Bowl
Pastors and school principals will find attached Bishop Lawrence Persico’s letter urging support and promotion of the 2018 Operation Rice Bowl, which will take place during Lent.

‘Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools’
Countless people have been blessed by the many gifts of Catholic schools. If you’ve lost touch with your local Catholic school community or want to support the school of your choice in the diocese, participate in the 24-hour campaign, “Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools.” The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. Jan. 30 to 9 a.m. Jan. 31 at www.ncea.org/csw/manygifts. Give to an individual school or to the Diocese of Erie’s Catholic Schools Office. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Liturgy reminders for February 2018
Please read the attached document from the Office of Worship on special liturgy reminders for the month of February.

It’s not too late to get on board with myParish App!
The opportunity to customize the myParish App for your parish will remain available indefinitely. The Communications Office is pleased to provide access to this free resource. As a diocese connected with Faith magazine, the set-up fee and ongoing monthly charge for access is waived indefinitely.

An app has been made for every parish in the diocese, but if you are interested in customizing it, please fill out the form at www.myparishapp.com/eriercd/. Once you have done this, the company will contact you to help you customize the app for your parish. In the meantime, several tutorial videos and webinars explain the app more in depth:

Tutorial videos:

Please contact Tommy Shultz, solutions evangelist, at tshultz@diocesan.com for further assistance.

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

  • Operation Rice Bowl
  • Liturgy reminders
  • Winter dance
  • Pro-life breakfast
  • Hard as Nails
  • Lenten mission

Everyone will find attached:


Lifestyle Returns: Visit http://www.ErieRCD.org/wellness.asp for information about the Diocese of Erie Lifestyle Returns program.


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24-hour Adoration planned in Erie
The Word of Life Center and the Son of God Prayer Group in Erie invite everyone to attend a 24-hour Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament in the Mary’s Chapel at Holy Rosary Church, 2701 East Ave., Erie, from 10 a.m. Jan. 26 to 10 a.m. Jan. 27.

Dance fundraiser planned for Young People Who Care, Inc.
All are welcome to attend the Feb. 17 winter dinner dance to benefit Young People Who Care, Inc., in Clearfield County. See the attached flier for more details on the event.

Pro-Life of Mercer County to sponsor prayer breakfast
Pro-Life of Mercer County will sponsor a pro-life prayer breakfast Feb. 17 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Park Inn by Radisson, 3377 New Castle Road, West Middlesex, Pa. The deadline to purchase tickets is Feb. 9. See the attached flier for more details of the event and for ticket information.

Musical production scheduled at Notre Dame Parish
“Moses and the Burning Within,” a musical composed by nationally known Christian songwriter David Kauffman, will be presented Feb. 16-18 at Notre Dame Parish, 2325 Highland Road, Hermitage. The Feb. 16 and Feb. 17 shows will begin at 7:30 p.m.; the Feb. 18 performance will start at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. The cast includes parishioners from various Shenango Valley churches, Pastor Michael Lozano of Christ Lutheran Church in Sharon, and Notre Dame’s pastor, Father Richard Allen. For ticket and program ad information, call Gretchen Wagner at 724-981-5566.

Warren parish to host Hard as Nails Ministry
St. Joseph Parish in Warren will welcome Justin Fatica and his nationally known Hard as Nails Ministry on Feb. 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for this year’s talk, “All Heart, All In.” See the attached flier for more details. For more information about this ministry, contact Jennifer Wortman at jennifer.wortman@yahoo.com or at 814-688-3842.

Lenten mission to feature Dan Schutte
Save the date for a Lenten mission, featuring renowned musician and composer Dan Schutte, March 11-13 at 7 p.m. each day at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 837 Bartlett Road, Harborcreek. All are invited. Schutte will explore the theme, “Lord, Make Me Whole,” through Scripture, reflection, story and song. The mission is co-sponsored by the parishes of Our Lady of Mercy, St. Gregory, St. Mark/Mount Calvary, and St. James. See the attached flier for more details.


Erie Catholic hiring substitute teacher
The Erie Catholic School System, which includes six school campuses in Erie, is hiring a substitute teacher. Go to http://ErieRCD.org/choosecatholicschools.htm for more details and application requirements.

Principal needed in Youngstown Diocese
The Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio, is accepting applications for the position of principal at St. Joseph Elementary School in Randolph, Ohio. Deadline for applications is Feb. 16, or until the position is filled. Send cover letter, resume, three professional references, and an administrative application to: Randy Rair, assistant superintendent, Office of Catholic Schools, 144 W. Wood St., Youngstown, OH 44503, or email to rrair@youngstowndiocese.org. For further information, call 330-744-8451.


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