January 2, 2018
The next Information Bulletin is Monday, January 8, 2018.
Deadline: Thursday, January 4, 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.

Official Catholic Directory entries
Most diocesan parishes, schools and institutions have received a letter from the Official Catholic Directory providing instructions for submitting updates online to the 2018 publication. The deadline to submit has now been extended to Jan. 12. If you have not already done so, please follow the instructions included in your letter to log in to www.ocdedits.com and update the information for your parish, school or institution.

Parishes whose status was affected by the pastoral plan, especially mergers and other changes involving secondary or secondary mission churches, did not receive a letter. The Chancery will submit all changes related to these parishes for the 2018 Catholic Directory.

If you have any questions, contact Maria Caulfield at mcaulfield@ErieRCD.org or at 814-824-1135. You also may contact the Official Catholic Directory for assistance at 844-592-4197 (option 3) or at ocdedits@nrpdirect.com.

Reserve a 2018 diocesan directory
The Office of Communications is accepting orders for the 2018 directory of the Diocese of Erie. The price of the directory is $23 each. To place an order, call 814-824-1161 or fill out the attached order form and mail it back to the address noted on the form. Online purchases also are accepted by going to www.ErieRCD.org/directory.htm.

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

  • Directory
  • Cheerleading

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‘Inherit the Wind’ to hit Mercyhurst stage
The Mercyhurst Preparatory School Performing Arts Department will present “Inherit the Wind,” the internationally acclaimed play of a fictionalized account of the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial, from Jan. 18-20 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. Directed by David W. Mitchell, the play will be held at the Mercyhurst Preparatory School Performing Arts Center, 538 East Grandview Blvd., Erie. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for students. Tickets will be available at the door one hour before the show.

Cheerleading competition scheduled in February
The ninth annual St. Michael Cheerleading Competition will be held Feb. 17, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Kennedy Catholic High School gymnasium, 2120 Shenango Valley Freeway, Hermitage. The competition is among pep squads, elementary junior varsity, middle school varsity, and high school junior varsity and varsity squads. See the attached flier for more details.

Full-time position open for Catholic Foundation operations manager
The Catholic Foundation of Northwest PA is seeking an operations manager accountable for the integrity and efficiency of day-to-day operations. This position will be responsible for donation/donor database management, donor relations projects and flow of information among organizations with which the foundation serves and collaborates; it will assist the executive director with foundation board management.

Required qualifications include:

  • B.S. in IT or IT-related field preferred
  • At least three years of experience working with foundation and/or nonprofit organization data management system
  • Working knowledge of fundraising practices
  • Proficiency with a broad range of computer software principles, including Microsoft Office and digital communication platforms
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Willing to support the mission of the Catholic Church/ministries

Applications accepted through Jan. 3, 2018. Go to http://www.ErieRCD.org/employment.htm to view the full position profile and job application form.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and signed and completed job application form in one of two ways:

  • Email all materials to cfSearch@ErieRCD.org (application form must be scanned, completed and signed)
  • Mail to: Catholic Foundation Search, 429 East Grandview Blvd., Erie, PA 16504.

Applications accepted through Jan. 3, 2018. Go to http://www.ErieRCD.org/employment.htm to view the full position profile and job application form.

Position opening for executive director of Faith Formation
The Diocese of Erie is seeking a creative and faith-driven leader to serve as the executive director of Faith Formation. The fruit of a collaborative diocesan planning process, this position has been identified as key to the renewal of parish life, religious education, youth ministry and family ministry. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to evangelization and lifelong faith formation, be visionary and forward-looking, relate well to lay, clergy and religious alike, and be willing to provide inspirational leadership through involvement in the day-to-day responsibilities of the office. He/she will play a key role in the ongoing development of a collaborative vision for lifelong faith formation in the Diocese of Erie. He/she will report to the vicar for Education and supervise several full-time professional colleagues. Interested individuals are invited to go to www.ErieRCD.org/employment.htm for more information on the position and application process.

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.

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