April 22, 2019

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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.



Help rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., has set up a fund to help rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is recommending that those who would like to support this effort visit www.SupportNotreDame.org. All proceeds will be used solely for the assistance of Notre Dame Cathedral and those affected by this tragedy. Checks can also be mailed to: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, ATTN: Msgr. Walter Rossi, Rector, 400 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20017. Checks should be made payable to “Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.” In the memo line of the check, indicate “Cathedral of Notre Dame Fund.”

Club CC set for May 11
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Erie and Bishop Lawrence Persico invite you to save the date for Club CC, a night to support the good works of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Erie. The event will be held at Erie’s Bayfront Convention Center on May 11 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. This year’s Helping Hands Award honoree is Michael Bailey, who has inspired many through his generosity and vision in the community, in his parish and through Catholic Charities. Dr. Benjamin Stumpf and Attorney Colleen Stumpf are serving as the Host Circle chairs. Platinum Circle sponsors for the evening include Highmark and AHN Saint Vincent. WJET anchor Jill McCormick will emcee the event, which includes heavy hors d’oeuvres as well as dancing to the sounds of Cleveland DJ Brent Schmidt. For more information and to make reservations, go to www.ClubCCNight.com. Attached is a digital save-the-date card that can be used on parish websites.

Relic to visit Diocese of Erie
The Diocese of Erie is privileged to host a significant relic – the heart of St. John Vianney, patron of diocesan priests – June 6 at St. Peter Cathedral, W. 10th and Sassafras streets. Parishes and schools are encouraged to publicize this special event and consider organizing a pilgrimage. More information will be provided very soon. For information on the relic tour, visit https://www.kofc.org/en/events/vianney.html#/.

Camp Notre Dame seeks summer staff
Pastors and parish staff are asked to read the attached letter from Camp Notre Dame. Please include in your parish bulletins a suggested announcement (provided in the letter) about the need for 2019 summer camp staff.

Job openings in the diocese
See the classified section below for current position openings in the Communications Office and schools. Here’s a quick link: https://www.ErieRCD.org/employment.html.

Diocese of Erie Good for You Wellness Initiative
April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring an opportunity to participate in the Diocese of Erie’s Good for You Wellness Initiative. This program is for full-time employees covered by the Diocese of Erie wellness plan. There is still time to complete three easy steps to earn your $150 reward. Learn more at https://www.eriercd.org/wellness.html.

Did you know your prescription benefit offers delivery of maintenance medications – those you need on a long-term basis – right to your door, with free standard shipping? You’ll typically pay less by getting up to a 90-day supply. Highmark also will send you savings notifications. Attached is a brochure that provides information on how to utilize this service.



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Evening of prayer, music in Falls Creek
Deacon Dan Satterlee will lead an evening of prayer and music April 28 beginning at 6 p.m. at St. Bernard Church in Falls Creek. The evening will include a homily, Scripture reading and prayers for healing. Shalom will provide music. For more information, contact Judy Smart at 814-637-5930 or Rich Kenawell at 814-771-7932. 

PA Pro-Life Federation to discuss progress, challenges
People for Life in Erie will host a pro-life town hall meeting May 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bayfront Convention Center, 1 Sassafras Pier, Erie. The Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation will discuss pro-life progress and challenges in Pennsylvania. A question-and-answer opportunity will be included. Admission is free. 

Life in the Spirit seminar planned at OLP
Word of Life Diocesan Charismatic Renewal and Our Lady of Peace Parish are sponsoring “The Gift,” a Life in the Spirit seminar, on May 10 from 6 to 9 p.m., and May 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Peace Church, 2401 W. 38th St., Erie. The seminar consists of talks, group discussions and worship, culminating in the baptism of the Holy Spirit. There is no fee, but registration is required by signing up at https://www.eriercd.org/wordoflife/thegiftseminar.html. 

Treat mom to a night out
Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Consider treating her to the Holy Trinity Parish designer bag and cash bingo event May 11 at the Harborcreek Fire Department social hall, 7275 Buffalo Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with games commencing at 7 p.m. Admission is $25. Get your tickets from any member of the Parish Catholic Education Program, the Holy Trinity Parish office, or by calling 814-450-8135. There will be 10 purse, eight cash and two 50-50 games, as well as a basket auction, raffles, tips and instant games.


Multi-media journalist needed
The Office of Communications of the Diocese of Erie is hiring a full-time multi-media journalist. The ideal candidate will be responsible for planning, prioritizing and packaging materials for distribution through all digital and social media platforms, as well as print. For the full position profile and directions on how to apply, go to https://www.ErieRCD.org/employment.html.

Venango Region Catholic School hiring principal
The Venango Region Catholic School in the Diocese of Erie is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as principal for the 2019-20 school year. For more details, go to https://www.eriercd.org/schools/Administrator.html.

Seton Catholic hiring principal
Seton Catholic School in Meadville is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as its principal for the 2019-20 school year. For more information about the position and to apply, go to https://www.eriercd.org/schools/Administrator.html.

Pittsburgh Diocese seeking director of Catholic schools
Applications are now being accepted for the position of director of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Please see the attachment for information on the position and application process. 



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