May 1, 2017
The next Information Bulletin is
Monday, May 8
Deadline: Thursday, May 4, 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.


Faith magazine, FaithLife newspaper offer festival ad rates
The Office of Communications asks parishes to reserve festival advertising space now in Faith magazine and/or FaithLife newspaper. A parish festival events listing will be published in the June 11 edition of FaithLife. This listing costs $35 and must be reserved by May 19.

Faith magazine’s July/August issue also will feature festival ads. Quarter-page advertisements are $450, which includes a free ad in FaithLife close to the time of your event. An eighth-page advertisement in the magazine is $250 and also includes a free FaithLife ad. Call 814-824-1161 for dimensions and other details. The deadline to reserve space in Faith magazine is May 19. Submit your own ad or one can be designed for you. If a festival or other event is later in the year, the ad can be placed in an edition closer to that event.

2017 Collection for International Needs
Pastors and administrators will find attached Bishop Lawrence Persico’s letter introducing the 2017 Collection for International Needs. Parishes are asked to publicize this collection in a significant way on the weekend of May 13-14.

St. Pio of Pietrelcina relics on display in Pittsburgh
Relics of the 20th-century mystic and healer, St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio), will be on display May 9 at St. Paul Cathedral, 108 N. Dithridge St., Pittsburgh. The public is invited to view the relics between two liturgical celebrations. Pittsburgh Bishop David A. Zubik will celebrate Mass at 12:05 p.m. A prayer service will be celebrated by Capuchin Father Thomas Betz at 8 p.m. The Saint Pio Foundation is sponsoring the tour and will sell books and items related to Padre Pio. More information about St. Pio is available at www.saintpiofoundation.org.

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Renowned liturgical musicians to perform at Holy Cross
Renowned contemporary liturgical musicians—David Haas and Marty Haugen, along with guitarist Stephen Petrunak—will appear in a rare combined concert at Holy Cross Church, 7100 W. Ridge Road, Fairview, on May 19 at 7:30 p.m. The concert benefits the Holy Cross Music Ministry. The concert is dedicated to the life and ministry of the late Mark Kulyk, a longtime music leader at the parish. Tickets are $15; children 12 and under are free. To reserve tickets, call the parish at 814-474-2605 or email HCmusicministry@gmail.com. Seating is limited.

Registration open for middle school Camp Totus Tuus
Registration is now available for middle school Camp Totus Tuus in Linesville July 16-19. This is a four-day, three-night summer camp for seventh- and eighth-graders who want to strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ while making new friends and having a fun camp experience. The cost is $175 per person. For more information and/or to register, visit www.onthevine.us or contact Jen Durney at jdurney@ErieRCD.org.

31st annual Bid Around the Maypole coming soon
DuBois Central Catholic School’s annual auction, Bid Around the Maypole, will be held May 5 at 6 p.m. at the Lakeview Lodge at Treasure Lake. Proceeds benefit the school’s operating budget. Tickets are $30 and include an hors d’oeuvres buffet of hot and cold items and complementary drinks.

There will be an array of silent auction items up for bid over a two-hour period. A dessert buffet with coffee opens at 7:45 p.m., and a live auction of 50 quality items begins at 8:15 p.m. Among the items are tuition scholarships to three Catholic institutions. Advance reservations are a must since no tickets are sold at the door. Call Angela Deemer at 814-375-0344 for reservation information. For auction details, call DCC’s Communications Office at 814-371-3060, ext. 606. For a partial listing of items up for bid, go to the school’s website at www.duboiscatholic.com.

Disabilities retreat open for registration
Register now for a May 6 retreat for people with intellectual disabilities and people on the autism spectrum and their caregivers. See the attached flier for registration information and more details. Call Michele Inter, director of the Office of Disabilities Ministries in the Diocese of Erie, at 814-824-1257.

Cursillo schedules annual K.I.S.S. Dance
The past presidents of the Erie Diocesan Cursillo Movement will host their 22nd annual K.I.S.S. Dance on May 6 from 7 to 11 p.m. in Hastings Hall at Holy Rosary Church, 2701 East Ave., Erie. For ticket information, contact Tim Nowakowski at TimWWJD@AOL.com or text/call him at 814-566-6435. It is not required to have attended a Cursillo weekend in order to attend the event. All proceeds will be shared with Erie’s St. Martin Center.

St. Leo School hosts 13th annual Trout Derby
St. Leo School in Ridgway is sponsoring its annual Trout Derby May 13-14, beginning at 6 a.m. each day. All ages are welcome. More than 600 fish have been tagged for cash. The Kids Derby is May 13 starting at 2 p.m. All children get a prize. There will be children’s activities all day Saturday. The weekend will include food and live music, featuring Chet Kucenski Unplugged. Camping is available, and there will be a geocaching competition and vendors. For more information/registration, go to www.stleosfishingderby.com. Call Rachel Gilmore at 814-773-3636 for questions.


Office manager/bookkeeper needed at McKean parish
St. Francis Xavier Church in McKean is hiring a person for the position of parish office manager/bookkeeper. The position is full-time, five days a week (Monday through Friday), and requires a reliable and responsible person who possesses good communication and organizational skills. People skills are important and computer skills are a must. The successful applicant is expected to work with Microsoft Office, Parish Data Systems, and Quickbooks. For a more complete job description and application, contact Father Mark Nowak at stfran317@neohio.twcbc.com.

Hymnal covers available at no charge
Nearly 200 green plastic covers for the World Library Press “We Celebrate” hymnal are available at no charge for a parish that uses this publisher. If interested, please contact St. Mark/Mount Calvary Parish at 814-899-3000.


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