April 25, 2022

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, May 2, 2022.
Deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 4:30 p.m.

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2022 International Needs Collection
Please find attached Bishop Lawrence Persico’s letter introducing the 2022 International Needs Collection, to be taken the weekend of May 14-15. Parishes are asked to publicize this collection in a significant way on the weekend of May 7-8.

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 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. For assistance in creating a mailing list for this follow-up letter, contact your database support team.

And don’t forget to thank your donors! A note or letter of thanks from the pastor is always appreciated. Donors also can 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 www.eriercd.org/Catholic-Services-Appeal-CSA-Materials.html.

Seminar on moral injury and suicide
The Clergy Office of the Diocese of Erie has been contacted by the chaplain at the Erie VA Medical Center, inviting Catholic clergy and lay leaders to attend a virtual seminar on moral injury and suicide on May 12 from 10 a.m. to noon. Please see the attached flier for complete details.

High school students invited to sign up for Kentucky Mission trip
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the diocesan Kentucky Mission trip. All high school students from throughout the Diocese of Erie are invited to register now for the trip, scheduled for June 11-17. If interested, email Father Mike DeMartinis at mike.demartinis@prep-villa.com.

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.


International Needs Collection
Moral injury and suicide seminar
Padre Pio relics

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International Needs Collection
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Padre Pio relics


Erie neurologist to speak on end-of-life issues
Join Erie’s People for Life at tonight’s presentation/discussion by Dr. John Flamini, Erie neurologist, at Blasco Memorial Library, Admiral Room, 160 East Front St., Erie. Dr. Flamini is well-versed on end-of-life issues. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 814-882-1333 or email office@peopleforlife.org.

McKean parish to host Padre Pio relics
St. Francis Xavier Parish in McKean is hosting relics of St. Padre Pio for four days at the end of May. See the attached flier for details.

Development director/planned giving specialist
The Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania is seeking a development director/planned giving specialist. The successful candidate must be an organized, result-oriented individual who enjoys working on a wide variety of projects as part of a dynamic team. For full position details and the application process, go to https://www.cfnwpa.org/employment.

Chief financial officer position available
The Diocese of Erie is seeking a dynamic, creative, organized and collaborative person to become its chief financial officer. For full position details and the application process, go to https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html.

Faith formation position open
The Diocese of Erie is seeking an energetic and faith-driven leader with a passion for parish-based ministry to serve as the full-time director of Faith Formation for Parish Support. For more details about the position and the application process, go to https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html.

Parish administrative assistant needed at St. Jude
St. Jude the Apostle Parish in Erie is seeking an administrative assistant. Hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The successful candidate must be a multi-tasker and have exceptional customer service and organizational skills, computer knowledge, the ability to work independently and in a team environment. The job description includes answering phones, greeting guests, sacramental documentation, publishing the weekly bulletin, preparing for weekend Masses and ministry schedules, scheduling Mass intentions, and funeral Mass and program arrangements. Candidates should send a letter of interest to Catherine Evans at Finance@stjudeapos.org or call 814-833-0927, ext. 5.

Switchboard/mailroom associate
The Diocese of Erie is seeking a full-time switchboard/mailroom associate. Go to https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html for complete position details and the application process.

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