April 4, 2022

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, April 11, 2022.
Deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 4:30 p.m.

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Two solemn intercessions added to Good Friday liturgy
Bishop Lawrence Persico has added two solemn intercessions to the Good Friday liturgy. Please see the attached document.

International Catholic Stewardship Council newsletter
The Catholic Foundation is happy to share the attached April edition of the International Catholic Stewardship Council newsletter. 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.

Communications Office requests Easter Vigil and Easter Mass times
Easter Vigil and Easter Mass times — as well as livestream information — for all parishes in the Diocese of Erie that have responded to this request will be available in one place on the diocesan website at www.ErieRCD.org. This makes it easy for anyone to find information about these celebrations at parishes throughout the diocese. The Communications Office requests that parishes send the following information by Wednesday, April 6:

  • Parish name
  • Parish town
  • Parish contact
  • Parish contact email
  • Easter Vigil Mass time
  • Easter Mass time(s)
  • Indication of which Masses will be livestreamed
  • Where the livestreams can be accessed online (providing the actual URL, rather than just listing parish Facebook site, will help people find you most efficiently).

The goal is to be as welcoming as possible for those who have not been attending Mass regularly or who do not belong to the parish. Please submit the information to Rich Papalia in the Communications Office at rpapalia@eriercd.org.

Diocesan webpage created to support Ukraine
A diocesan webpage has been created to keep people updated on ways they can support the people of Ukraine. Please click the banner on the main diocesan website at www.ErieRCD.org to learn about regional donation drives, prayer resources, or other ways to donate online. Send information on any additional donation drives or support efforts to Patrice Swick in the Office of Social Justice and Life at pswick@ErieRCD.org. Information on the page will be updated regularly.

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.


Good Friday solemn intercessions
International Catholic Stewardship Council newsletter

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Good Friday solemn intercessions
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Prayer service for peace in Ukraine
Join Beloved Disciple Parish in Grove City for tonight’s prayer service for peace in Ukraine. The service begins at 6:30 p.m. at the church, 1310 South Center St., Grove City. There will be singing, prayer and reflection. Refreshments will be served afterward. Call Victoria Wagner at 724-748-6700, ext. 116, with questions. All monetary donations will be sent to Catholic Relief Services and Caritas.

Movie Unplanned to be shown at St. Jude the Apostle Parish
Anyone over 17 is invited to the showing of Unplanned at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 2801 W. 6th St., Erie, on April 24 at 4 p.m. in the Parish Founders room. The documentary is about one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation who was involved in more than 22,000 abortions and who counseled women on their reproductive choices. That all ended when she saw something that changed her perspective forever. Rated “R” due to graphic images, the film is a powerful story of redemption. Please RSVP to Jen Hudson at 814-833-0927 by April 21. If attendance is high, the showing will be moved to the church.

Blessed Sacrament Parish to hold mission
All are invited to a parish mission, “Speak, Lord, Your Servant is Listening — A Focus on the Eucharist,” scheduled April 25-27 at Blessed Sacrament Church, 1626 W. 26th St., Erie. Redemptorist Father Kevin MacDonald will lead the retreat, beginning each day at 7 p.m.

‘Catholics Returning Home’ listening sessions planned in Meadville
The Epiphany of the Lord Parish in Meadville is conducting a free series of informal listening sessions, titled “Catholics Returning Home,” on six consecutive evenings from April 28 to June 2 (7 p.m. each day) in the library at St. Brigid Church, 967 Chancery Lane, Meadville. The series is an invitation to non-practicing Catholics to renew their relationship with the Catholic Church. These listening sessions will be conducted in person in a support-group format, with updates on the Catholic faith. Former non-practicing Catholics or converts will facilitate the evenings. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call 814-336-1112.

Bingo planned in May
Holy Trinity Parish in Erie is sponsoring an afternoon of bingo at the Polish Falcons Club, 431 E. 3rd St., Erie, on May 1. Doors open at noon; games start at 1 p.m. There is a $25 admission (one pack), and $5 for each additional pack. There will be food available from the kitchen Walk-ins are welcome or call 814-456-5300 to reserve a seat. There will be cash prizes, instants and a 50/50. All proceeds benefit Holy Trinity’s PCEP program.

5K and Mile Walk to benefit Prince of Peace Center
Notre Dame Parish in Hermitage is sponsoring a 5K run and One Mile Walk to benefit the Prince of Peace Center in Hermitage. Titled “Faithful to the Finish,” the fundraiser will be held May 7, beginning at 10 a.m. Events will start at Linden Pointe in Hermitage. Register at http://www.smileymiles.com.

Update on Catholic Rural Ministry event
There has been a change in the time of the June event offered by Catholic Rural Ministry. Mercy Sister Tina Geiger and Benedictine Sister Marian Wehler will present “Who is the Holy Spirit?” on June 4 at St. Callistus Parish, 342 Chase St., Kane, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Employees needed for summer program
The Erie Catholic School System is seeking employees for its 10-week summer program that provides mentorship, support and outreach services to youth. Interested candidates must be 18 or older and be comfortable working with children. The position offers a fun, flexible schedule. Apply at www.eriecatholic.org/careers and submit the staff application for review.

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