August 13, 2018

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Intercessions on abuse crisis
The Office of Worship of the Diocese of Erie has prepared intercessions related to the release of the Pennsylvania grand jury report on the abuse of children in six of eight Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania. Please see the attachment. Feel free to modify the intercessions to suit the needs of your parish liturgies.

Take Me to Worship press conference scheduled Aug. 24
Take Me to Worship is a campaign to encourage regular weekly participation in organized religious institutions. The data behind this initiative states that weekly religious participation by children helps minimize violence, drug and alcohol use, and incidence of suicide. For 2018, Bishop Lawrence Persico has granted permission for all parishes in the Diocese of Erie to participate in this opportunity to evangelize to Catholics who are not practicing their faith and those who may want to become part of the Catholic faith.  

A press conference to kick-off Take Me to Worship 2018 is scheduled Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. at the playground outside Pfeiffer-Burleigh School, 235 E. 11th St., Erie. Clergy and parishioners are invited to participate. Free TMTW resources will be available at the event. For more information or to order car magnets or yard signs (there are a few left), contact the Family Life Office at 814-824-1261, or at or



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Prayer group to host breakfast event
The Son of God Prayer Group in Erie is hosting a breakfast event Aug. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the St. Joseph/Bread of Life Parish Center, located behind St. Joseph Church, 147 W. 24th St., Erie. Register by Aug. 22 by calling T.A. at 814-833-9717.

Benedictines to hold Silent Walk for Peace, cookout
Benedictines for Peace will hold a Silent Walk for Peace Aug. 30 beginning with a cookout at 6 p.m. in the playground area of the St. Benedict Child Development Center, 345 E. 9th St., Erie, followed by a walk through adjacent neighborhoods from 7 to 7:30 p.m. One year ago, Benedictines for Peace initiated monthly walks in response to the escalating tensions and divisiveness present in our country and our world. All are invited. Limited parking is available behind the St. Benedict Child Development Center. Parking along East Ninth or 10th streets is preferred.

Prince of Peace celebrates 35 years
Prince of Peace Center in Farrell, Mercer County, will celebrate its 35th anniversary by honoring a number of people and businesses that have contributed to the success of the agency founded by Sister Benita Repasky, SSJ, in 1983. The dinner, award presentations and fundraising activities will be held Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Avalon Golf and Country Club at Buhl Park in Hermitage. The theme of the anniversary is “Planting the Seeds for the Next Generations.” Bishop Lawrence Persico is the special guest. For more information on dinner tickets, sponsorships and information on how to contribute to the new Sister Benita Repasky Endowment Fund, contact Erica Wenger at 724-346-5777.

Neighborhood Art House to host fundraising event
The children of the Neighborhood Art House, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, welcome the public to the 2018 “Taste of the Arts” event at 201 E. 10th St., Erie, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. All proceeds fund the after-school and summer arts programs for inner-city youth. For more details and to register, visit

Father Peterson tourney scheduled for September
The annual Father Peterson Golf Tournament benefiting Maria House Project will be held Sept. 15 at the Union City Country Club in Union City. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The cost is $75 per person and includes coffee and donuts, golf and a dinner buffet. The event benefits Maria House Project, an outreach to the marginalized, founded by the late Father James Peterson. For more information, call 814-873-0790. A registration form and application are available at

ECSS to hold All-American Classic Auto Show
Save the date for the Erie Catholic School System’s All-American Classic Auto Show Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 2801 W. 6th St., Erie. This event is sponsored by GTS Classic Motors, with proceeds benefiting the Erie Catholic Education Fund that supports families needing tuition assistance. More information and sponsorship and donation opportunities can be found at

PCC hiring government relations professional/social concerns director
The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) is seeking a seasoned government relations professional to advocate the Catholic perspective on social concerns issues at the State Capitol in Harrisburg and beyond. He/she will have a specific focus on lobbying for issues related to human services, respect for human life and social justice.

A successful candidate should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in political science, public administration, communications or liberal arts. Master’s degree is desirable. Experience and familiarity with the workings of state government is essential.

He/she must be a practicing Catholic in good standing who is intelligent, zealous, dedicated and committed to the interests of the Catholic Church and knowledgeable about and interested in church affairs, as well as be a creative and productive writer, researcher and policy analyst.

The successful candidate must have the ability and social skills to work with individuals and groups, both inside and outside the church and convey the church’s teachings, especially as they apply to elected and appointed government officials. This full-time position is office-based at PCC’s location in downtown Harrisburg. Send cover letter and resume by Sept. 3 to: PA Catholic Conference, P.O. Box 2835, Harrisburg, PA 17105, or send electronically to

Dining room set needed
St. John Parish rectory in Girard is in need of a dining room set in very good condition. If pastors of merged or partnered parishes have a set from a rectory no longer in use, please contact Father Scott Detisch at

Musician seeks full- or part-time position
An experienced church music director (piano/organ) seeks a full- or part-time position. Just moved to the Erie area. Contact Linda Peters at or at 607-731-5908.

St. Martin Early Learning Center hiring full-time teachers
The St. Martin Early Learning Center in Erie is currently hiring four full-time teachers: two for its infant room, a float teacher and one for school-age children. All positions include an excellent benefit package. A degree in education, early childhood education or human services is required. Applicants must also be able to obtain all necessary clearances, pass a physical with TB testing, be able to lift at least 25 pounds, and possess a driver’s license. Apply in person at 1727 State St., Erie, or email

Needed: part-time driver/classroom support
St. Martin Early Learning Center is seeking one part-time driver who also assists in the classroom. This part-time position is 20 hours a week, with a limited benefit package. This position requires driving a van to transport school-age children from school to St. Martin Early Learning Center. An excellent driving record is a must, as well as the ability to obtain all necessary clearances, physical and TB, and be able to lift at least 25 pounds. A high school diploma, or equivalent, is required. Apply in person at 1727 State St., Erie, or email


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