January 23, 2017
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Nine Days for Life
Join Catholics throughout the United States for an annual time of prayer and action focused on cherishing the gift and dignity of all human life. Initiated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Nine Days for Life will be held Jan. 21-29. The novena can be done in several different ways. More information can be found at http://www.ErieRCD.org/justice.htm. For additional information, contact Erin Landini-Grogan at 814-824-1254 or at respectlife@ErieRCD.org.

What do Microsoft changes mean?
Microsoft is calling an ‘end of life’ on Windows Vista Operating System on April 11, 2017, and on Office 2007 on Oct. 10, 2017. Microsoft will no longer support Windows Vista; all updates for this operating system will be stopped completely. Users of this operating system are advised to upgrade their software to a more recent version prior to this end-of-life date. Why upgrade from Windows Vista? The longer you stay with Windows Vista, the higher the chance you have of becoming a victim of cyber-crime. Although Windows Vista came with a significant improvement, as time goes by, cyber-criminals target out-of-date operating systems due to their vulnerability. Updating your operating system will safeguard you from these external threats and help keep your system more secure with continued Microsoft mainstream support and patches. To check your operating system, go to https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13443/windows-which-operating-system.

Office 2007 will go ‘end of life’ on Oct. 10, 2017. It’s time to update to Office 2016. If you have questions regarding Microsoft Office upgrade options, email it@ErieRCD.org or call Kathy Papalia at 814-824-1184. If you’ve kept Software Assurance upgrade protection up-to-date, the upgrade may be free.

It's time to think about NCYC
The National Catholic Youth Conference will be held Nov. 16-18 in Indianapolis. Anyone interested in joining the delegation from the Diocese of Erie is asked to email Jennifer Durney at jdurney@ErieRCD.org.

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Our Lady’s Christian to host open house
Our Lady’s Christian School, 606 Lowell Ave., Erie, will host an open house Jan. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information, call the office at 814-833-0927.

DuBois Central Catholic to host open house
DuBois Central Catholic will host an open house at its pre-K, elementary, middle and high schools on Jan. 29 from noon to 2 p.m. Tours will be offered, along with school registration information and refreshments. For more details, call 814-371-6689.

Holy Rosary/St. John to host Bible study
Holy Rosary/St. John parishes in Erie will host Jeff Cavin’s eight-week adult Bible study, “Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible,” on Tuesday evenings, beginning Feb. 14. Sessions will be held at Holy Rosary’s school building, located at 2701 East Ave., beginning at 6:30 p.m. Each Bible study will last about 90 minutes. The cost is $20 for the participant book. For more information, call the Faith Formation Office at 814-454-6322, or go to http://biblestudyforcatholics.com.

Pro-Life of Mercer County to host prayer breakfast
Pro-Life of Mercer County’s 15th annual prayer breakfast will be held Feb. 18 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Park Inn by Radisson, 3377 New Castle Road, West Middlesex. Dr. Paul Kengor, professor of political science and executive director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College, is the featured speaker. Dr. Kengor also is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a best-selling author, highly respected for his work on the American presidency. The deadline to purchase tickets is Feb. 10. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children to teens. For information, contact Joanne Schell at jschell7@roadrunner.com or 330-448-4577; Susan Wallace at susanrwallace@hotmail.com or 724-815-5221; or Bob Lackey at rlackey@eglolaw.com or 724-342-6835.

American Spiritual Ensemble to perform at Mercyhurst
The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture in Erie will host several of the world’s finest classically trained singers when the American Spiritual Ensemble performs Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center on the campus of Mercyhurst University in Erie. Since its formation by Dr. Everett McCorvey in 1995, the ensemble’s repertoire has ranged from spirituals to Broadway numbers. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students/youth. For more information, visit http://miac.mercyhurst.edu/ or call 814-824-3000.

Positions open with new Erie Catholic School System
The Erie Catholic School System is seeking candidates for two positions: business manager, as well as president. Please go to http://www.ErieRCD.org/employment.htm for position profiles and application details.

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