January 30, 2017
The next Information Bulletin is
Monday, Feb. 6
Deadline: Thursday, Feb. 2, at 4:30 p.m.

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Project Miriam—Young Women’s Vocation Dinner
Project Miriam—Young Women’s Vocation Dinner is offered at no cost to any young woman who is striving to do God’s will in her life. The evening will include a light supper, vocation stories from Bishop Lawrence Persico and five women religious, a time for questions and answers, and Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.

Those interested are invited to attend the event on Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Villa Maria Academy, 2403 W. 8th St., Erie. Please RSVP to Jane Rastetter at 814-838-2061, ext. 3241. For further information or to ask questions, contact Father Mike Polinek, vocations director, at 814-824-1200 or at mpolinek@ErieRCD.org. Watch a video explaining the event at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz_9AGa6l70.

Revised Order of Celebrating Matrimony now in use
The revised Order of Celebrating Matrimony (2016) is now in use. It must be used for all marriage rituals. The last workshop to introduce the new elements of the rite is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Immaculate Conception Parish, Clarion, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. A light meal will follow. Priests, deacons, music directors, wedding cantors and parish wedding coordinators are strongly encouraged to attend. Please RSVP by Feb. 15 to Maripat Grant at mgrant@ErieRCD.org or call 814-824-1271.

Notice to parishes that are moving offices
Parish offices that are moving due to the restructuring process are asked to contact the Office of Communications as soon as possible for the shipping of FaithLife newspapers. Call Brenda at 814 824-1161 or 800-374-3723, ext. 161, or by email at bwilliams@ErieRCD.org.

Lenten regulations now available
The Chancery Office has released the 2017 regulations for Lent and the Triduum that include appropriate times for the Easter Vigil. Please see the attachment.

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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. 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.

Position open with new Erie Catholic School System
The Erie Catholic School System is seeking candidates for business manager. Please go to http://www.ErieRCD.org/employment.htm for the position profile and application details.

Catholic Montessori school in Ohio seeks principal
The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori (GSCM), affiliated with the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio, is seeking a principal/head of school. The position begins July 2017. Founded in 1998, GSCM is one of a handful of Catholic Montessori schools nationwide that integrates Catholic and Montessori education. It is owned and operated by an independent board of trustees. Send a resume by Feb. 15 to: Dan Teller, The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori, 4460 Berwick St., Cincinnati, Ohio  45227. Or for more information, call him at 513-271-4171 or email dteller@gscmontessori.org.   

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