April 3, 2023

Due to Easter, the next Information Bulletin is Tuesday, April 11, 2023.
The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, April 5, at noon.

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2024 Confirmation schedule
The 2024 confirmation schedule for the Diocese of Erie is now available and can be found in the attachment. Contact the Office for Divine Worship with any questions at 814.824.1271. If any changes are made to the confirmation schedule during the year, it will be updated at www.eriercd.org/bishop/worship.html.

International Catholic Stewardship Council newsletter
The Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania is happy to share the attached April edition of the International Catholic Stewardship Council newsletter (English and Spanish versions are available). Pastors and parish staff are encouraged to read and share this publication with their parishioners, using all or parts of it for their parish bulletin, with credit to the author/source.

Annual Missionary Cooperative Plan
The Diocesan Mission Office is pleased to announce that the Missionary Cooperative Plan (MCP) is starting soon. The MCP is one of the ways that dioceses in the United States fulfill their canonical responsibility to support the Catholic Church’s evangelization outreach (canons 782, §2; 791). The MCP invites Catholic missionaries from around the world to visit each of our parishes once a year. This is designed to educate parishioners about the missionary work of the Catholic Church and the role each of us plays in this work by virtue of our baptism. A second purpose of the MCP is to raise funds for these missionary endeavors to help spread the Gospel in nearly 1,150 missionary dioceses worldwide. Participation in the MCP is mandatory in the Diocese of Erie.

Soon, the Erie Mission Office will provide parishes with the name of their assigned mission group. Shortly thereafter, the missionary group will call the pastor to schedule a date for the 2023 MCP visit. Feel free to contact Mission Office Director Indira Suarez at isuarez@eriercd.org or 814.824.1231 with any questions. Missionaries are responsible for their own transportation and housing. Parishes may choose to offer transportation or housing but are not obliged to do so. 

Compensation plan for women religious
Please see the attached letter from Bishop Lawrence Persico in regard to the 2023-24 compensation plan for women religious who serve in the Diocese of Erie. Also attached is the plan summary.

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.


2024 Confirmation schedule
ICSC newsletter (English)
ISCS newsletter (Spanish)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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2024 Confirmation schedule
ICSC newsletter (English)
ISCS newsletter (Spanish)
Women religious compensation plan
Women religious compensation letter
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat


Divine Mercy Mass
St. Ann Parish in Erie will host a Divine Mercy Mass on April 16 at 3 p.m. Divine Mercy confessions will be heard from 1:30 to 2:50 p.m. Attendees will receive a special individual blessing with an authentic first-class relic of St. Faustina Kowalska. Participants can receive a Papal Plenary Indulgence by making a good confession, receiving communion, and reciting an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be for the intentions of Pope Francis. All are welcome to attend at St. Ann Parish, 913 East Ave., Erie. Pastors and priests who wish to concelebrate the Mass are especially invited. Those interested in concelebrating should contact Fr. Jerry Priscaro at 814.464.6913.

Knights of Columbus 2022 baby bottle fundraiser update
Bishop Persico will be blessing the ultrasound van and ultrasound machine that was made possible through generous donations from the 2022 Knights of Columbus fundraiser. This event will be held on April 22 at 10 a.m. in front of the St. Mark Catholic Center, 429 East Grandview Blvd. All Knights and parishioners with their families are cordially invited to attend this event. There is ample parking behind St. Mark Catholic Center to which you will be directed from the west entrance. There will be no parking available in front of the building. Please plan on arriving by 9:45 a.m.

Cathedral Prep musical
Cathedral Preparatory School in Erie presents Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat on April 27-29 at 7 p.m., and on April 30 at 2 p.m. at the school, 250 W. 10th St., Erie. Tickets are available at the door and are $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and $5 for students. See flier for details.

Assistant controller
The Diocese of Erie is seeking an organized, dedicated and detailed candidate for the position of assistant controller. The assistant controller, working under the direction of the controller, will be tasked with providing timely and accurate accounting information regarding the operational decisions of the diocese. For full position details and how to apply, visit www.eriercd.org/employment.html.

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