April 23, 2018

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, April 30, 2018.
Deadline: Thursday, April 26, at 4:30 p.m.

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New obligatory memorial
A new memorial will be added to the liturgical calendar this year: The Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. The Congregation for Divine Worship announced in a Feb. 11 communication that this new obligatory memorial will be celebrated, henceforth, on the Monday after Pentecost. This year, the date of the memorial is Monday, May 21. Please note that this is NOT a holy day of obligation. For details on the prayers for Mass and the appropriate readings for the day, please see the attachment. Contact Matt Clark in the Office of Worship at 814-824-1270 with any questions.

Loftus Lecture scheduled this week
Dr. Richard Gaillardetz, the Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology at Boston College, will be the featured speaker at Gannon University's annual Loftus Lecture April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Yehl Alumni Room at the Waldron Campus Center near the Gannon arch in downtown Erie. Dr. Gaillardetz’s lecture is titled, “Pope Francis and the Challenge of Church Reform.” Most recently, he published a newly revised and expanded edition of his popular book, By What Authority? Foundations for Understanding Authority in the Church. The lecture is free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged and can be made at www.gannon.edu/LoftusLecture.


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Cathedral concert features Pitt’s Men’s Glee Club
St. Peter Cathedral in downtown Erie will host a concert performed by the University of Pittsburgh Men’s Glee Club on May 1 at 7:30 p.m. Pitt’s Men’s Glee Club has traveled all over the United States and Europe and features undergraduate and graduate students. The concert is free and open to the public.

Night at the Races scheduled in Conneaut LakeOur Lady Queen of the Americas Church, 155 S. 9th St., Conneaut Lake, is hosting its Night at the Races May 5 beginning at 6 p.m. There will be 10 professionally announced races, a gift auction, 50/50, food and fun. Call 814-382-7252 to purchase tickets and reserve a table.

Public welcome to healing Mass
The Son of God Prayer Group in Erie invites everyone to a healing Mass on May 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 2701 East Ave., Erie, with Father Richard Toohey, Father Kyle Seyler and Deacon Jerry Peterson. Music will be provided by St. Joseph/Bread of Life Community. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. to provide time to write petitions on a simulated brick wall, which will be presented at the offertory procession. For more information, call Pat at 814-823-3968.

Golf and sports raffle to benefit parish
Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Harborcreek and its Knights of Columbus will hold their annual golf and sports raffle May 11 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, 837 Bartlett Road. Tickets are available in the parish office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by calling 814-899-5342. Tickets also are available at the door the night of the raffle. The cost is $10 per ticket and includes food, beverages and a chance to win 19 prizes. The grand prize is a cruise trip for two to Bermuda.

Benedictine Sisters offer mid-life retreat
The Benedictine Sisters of Erie are offering their Mid-Life/Life-Long Retreat for personal and spiritual growth May 18-20 at Mount Saint Benedict Monastery, 6101 East Lake Road, Erie. This retreat for adults is designed for those seeking to refocus in the midst of life’s changes. For more information or to register, contact Sister Rosanne Loneck, OSB, at 814-899-0614 or at srrosanne@mtstbenedict.org. The retreat will be offered again Sept. 7-9.

Widowed, divorced, separated?
Transitions is a monthly peer ministry for those who are widowed, divorced or separated. The next meeting is May 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Mark Catholic Center, 429 E. Grandview Blvd., Erie. For more information, call the Family Life Office at 814-824-1261 or visit https://www.eriercd.org/familylifeoffice/transitions.html.

Summer Discipleship Camp offered to teenagers
The Diocese of Erie’s Summer Discipleship Camp (Camp Totus Tuus) will be held July 15-18 at St. Philip Church in Linesville. The camp is for middle school students who want to strengthen their relationship with Jesus and spend time with other Catholic Christians. Camp begins with a family Mass at 1 p.m. on July 15, and ends with a family picnic at 6 p.m. on July 18. The cost is $175 per person; financial aid is sometimes offered by a parish or school. The cost includes all snacks and meals, overnight accommodations, a T-shirt, binder and materials for the week. Register online at https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=8fc13d or contact Jennifer Durney of the Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry at jdurney@ErieRCD.org or at 814-824-1219.

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