April 11, 2022

Due to Easter, the next Information Bulletin is Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
Deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 14, 2022, at 4:30 p.m.

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Diaconate ordination
Attached is an invitation to all priests and deacons of the Diocese of Erie to the April 23 diaconate ordination of seminarians Christopher Beran and Cory Pius.

2022 Good Shepherd Collection for retired priests
Please find attached Bishop Lawrence Persico’s letter introducing the 2022 Good Shepherd Collection, taken the weekend of April 30 to May 1. Parishes are asked to publicize this collection in a significant way on the weekend of April 23-24.

Good Shepherd Collection materials available
The annual Good Shepherd Collection for retired diocesan priests will be taken in parishes of the Diocese of Erie the weekend of April 30 and May 1. Pastors are asked to make their staff aware of materials that are available to publicize this important collection. All materials are available at www.eriercd.org/Good-Shepherd-Collection-materials.html. Please direct questions to Msgr. Daniel Magraw at Holy Trinity Parish at 814-456-0671 or dmagraw@ErieRCD.org.

Pastors: Sneak peek at Ministry Platform Care Cases
Ministry Platform is helping parishes provide the best, most compassionate care for their parishioners. Ministry Platform’s Care Cases tracks the progress of congregational care. Do you know a parishioner who has experienced a loss, fallen ill, or had recent surgery? Maybe their life has changed suddenly due to job loss, marital issues or physical or emotional injury. Perhaps there’s a new mother in your congregation who could use an extra hand, or maybe there’s an elderly parishioner who needs assistance. Care Cases keeps parish staff and volunteers organized to ensure that these people won’t fall through the cracks. Care Cases can be managed through your computer’s browser or through Care Life, the responsive mobile tool that helps individuals stay in the know even while on the go. With Care Cases, team members can create tasks with current or future due dates to keep the care moving forward until a need has ended. Get a sneak peek at https://bit.ly/3rtn1iD.

Job openings in the diocese
See the classified section below for the latest position openings. Here’s a quick link to diocesan, school and parish jobs: https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html. For Erie Catholic School System jobs only, go to http://ErieCatholic.org/careers.


Good Shepherd Collection letter
Bookkeeper job

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Good Friday Pilgrimage for Peace
The Benedictines for Peace in Erie is sponsoring its 42nd annual Good Friday Pilgrimage for Peace on April 15 beginning at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Cathedral, W. 10th and Sassafras streets, Erie, and ending at Mount St. Benedict Monastery in Harborcreek. “Stations of the Cross with Women Who Walked with Jesus” is the theme of this in-person pilgrimage for peace. All are welcome to participate. A chartered bus will be available for those who choose to ride for all or any part of the pilgrimage. Before returning to Mount St. Benedict, the bus will stop at W. 10th and Sassafras for those who left their cars at that location.

Blessed Sacrament Parish to hold mission
All are invited to a parish mission, “Speak, Lord, Your Servant is Listening — A Focus on the Eucharist,” scheduled April 25-27 at Blessed Sacrament Church, 1626 W. 26th St., Erie. Redemptorist Father Kevin MacDonald will lead the mission, beginning each day at 7 p.m.

‘Catholics Returning Home’ listening sessions planned in Meadville
The Epiphany of the Lord Parish in Meadville is conducting a free series of informal listening sessions, titled “Catholics Returning Home,” on six consecutive evenings from April 28 to June 2 (7 p.m. each day) in the library at St. Brigid Church, 967 Chancery Lane, Meadville. The series is an invitation to non-practicing Catholics to renew their relationship with the Catholic Church. These listening sessions will be conducted in person in a support-group format. Former non-practicing Catholics or converts will facilitate the evenings. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call 814-336-1112.

Bingo planned in May
Holy Trinity Parish in Erie is sponsoring an afternoon of bingo at the Polish Falcons Club, 431 E. 3rd St., Erie, on May 1. Doors open at noon; games start at 1 p.m. There is a $25 admission (one pack), and $5 for each additional pack. There will be food available from the kitchen. Walk-ins are welcome or call 814-456-5300 to reserve a seat. There will be cash prizes, instants and a 50/50. All proceeds benefit Holy Trinity’s PCEP program.

5K and Mile Walk to benefit Prince of Peace Center
Notre Dame Parish in Hermitage is sponsoring a 5K run and a one-mile walk to benefit the Prince of Peace Center in Hermitage. Titled “Faithful to the Finish,” the fundraiser will be held May 7, beginning at 10 a.m. Events will start at Linden Pointe in Hermitage. Register at http://www.smileymiles.com.

2022 Art & Sole 5K Run/Walk
The Inner-City Neighborhood Art House in Erie is holding its Art & Sole 5K Run/Walk on May 14, beginning at 9 a.m. A 1K Fun Run for kids begins at 9:45 a.m. The 5K race begins at the Art House, 201 E. 10th St., loops through downtown Erie and finishes at the Art House. There will be many activities for kids and families, along with music by DJ Mat K, in the parking lot off of E. 10th Street. All proceeds benefit the Art House after-school and summer programs. Register now at http://getmeregistered.com/ArtSole5k. For more information, contact the Inner-City Neighborhood Art House at 814-455-5508 or www.neighborhoodarthouse.org

Bookkeeper needed at Erie parish
A part-time bookkeeper is needed for the partnered parishes of St. John the Baptist and Holy Rosary in Erie. The position is two days per week (10 to 12 hours). The job is located at Holy Rosary Church in Erie. For more information or a job description, contact the pastor, Father John Jacquel, at pastor@sjberie.org or 814-456-4254. See the attachment for complete details.

Employees needed for summer program
The Erie Catholic School System is seeking employees for its 10-week summer program that provides mentorship, support and outreach services to youth. Interested candidates must be 18 or older and be comfortable working with children. The position offers a fun, flexible schedule. Apply at www.eriecatholic.org/careers and submit the staff application for review.

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