April 24, 2023

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, May 1, 2023.
The deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 27, at 4:30 p.m.

The Diocese of Erie Information Bulletin advertises and promotes activities and events sponsored by diocesan entities such as parishes, schools, religious communities and groups. The IB is unable to advertise or promote activities or events not sponsored by such entities. Submissions may run a maximum of two editions. The administrative offices of the diocese reserve the right to edit submissions.

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Missionary co-op
You will be receiving a call from your annual missionary co-op participant to schedule their 2023 visit over the next few weeks. Since missionary visits are slated to begin in May, please set dates with your assigned missionary as quickly as possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Indira Suarez in the Office of International Missions at isuarez@eriercd.org or 814.824.1231.

Pastors, parish secretaries asked to update livestream Mass information
In the interest of keeping our website accurate, the Communications Office of the Diocese of Erie is asking all parishes to double-check the livestream Mass listings found through a tab on our homepage, www.ErieRCD.org. If your times or links have changed, if you are no longer livestreaming or if you are not listed and would like to be, please send details to Rich Papalia, webmaster, at RPapalia@ErieRCD.org. The direct link to the page is https://www.eriercd.org/livestreammass.html.

Catholic Services Appeal reminder from the Catholic Foundation
As the Catholic Services Appeal continues, the Catholic Foundation recommends that pastors and parish staff consider sending a follow-up letter to those parishioners who have not yet made a pledge to the appeal. Consider sending them a CSA brochure, along with a pledge envelope. Letter template ideas can be found in the parish leadership handbook. Extra brochures and pledge envelopes may be ordered by contacting Julia Cooney at 814.824.1253 or at jcooney@cfnwpa.org

Don’t forget to thank your donors. A note or letter of thanks from the pastor is always appreciated. Donors can also be thanked through the bulletin, social media or in the parish newsletter. Additional resources, including many digital options and Facebook post suggestions, can be found at the following link: https://www.eriercd.org/Catholic-Services-Appeal-CSA-Materials.html.

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.


Bingo night
Golf and sports raffle
OLM director of music and liturgy

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Bingo night
Golf and sports raffle
OLM director of music and liturgy


Bingo night
Blessed Sacrament School in Erie is hosting a games of chance event on May 12 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Geiger Hall, 2510 Greengarden Blvd. Use the 26th St. entrance. The cost is $35.00 for 10 games and three special games with prizes ranging from $100 cash to $50-$100 gift cards. The grand prize is $500. Additional games are available for purchase at the. Tickets may be purchased online at www.eriecatholic.org/bss, at the school or the parish office. All proceeds will benefit Blessed Sacrament Advancement Scholarships. Must be at least 18 years old to attend. See flier for details. 

Golf & sports raffle
Join the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Mercy Council 11144 for its 28th annual golf and sports raffle and casino night on May 12 at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 837 Bartlett Rd., Harborcreek. The event benefits youth activities at the parish. Doors will be open from 6-11 p.m. Prizes include cash, sports gear and more. Tickets are $10 each or three for $25. See flier for details.

Director of music and liturgy
Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Harborcreek is seeking a director of music and liturgy. The full-time director is actively engaged in the worship life of the parish and leads a music ministry program that includes a mix of cantors, a choir and various instrumentalists to support three liturgies a weekend, as well as Holy Day liturgies. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume with salary requirements and three references to info@ourladyofmercychurch.org See attachment for details.

Administrative assistant for the International Missions Office/Chancery
The Office of International Missions and the Chancery Office of the Diocese of Erie are seeking a full-time administrative assistant. The candidate should possess at least a high school diploma with additional training in computers and business skills and with three to five years of experience as an administrative assistant. For position details and how to apply, visit https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html.

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