August 14, 2023

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Sisters of St. Joseph associate information session
An information session will be held on Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sisters of St. Joseph Community Living Center, 5031 West Ridge Road, Erie, for anyone interested in becoming an associate of the Sisters of St. Joseph. For more information, call 814.836.4199 or email

Inaugural car show fundraiser
Join the first annual Crusaders' Car Show at St. Gregory Parish School, 140 W. Main St., North East, on Aug. 18. The parking lot opens at 6 p.m., with trophies for Best in show, Crusaders Choice, and Father's Favorite awarded at 8 p.m. The event features concessions, a bake sale and a basket raffle. A $10 donation is suggested. All proceeds will support the school’s PTO in providing enrichment activities for students. See flier for details.

30th Annual Zabawa
Holy Trinity Parish in Erie will celebrate its 30th Annual Zabawa Polish Heritage event from Aug. 25-27 at E. 23rd & Reed streets, Erie. Hours are Friday from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday from 12 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event showcases authentic Polish foods and renowned Polka bands. Highlights include a Polka Mass on Saturday at 5 p.m., celebrated by Bishop Persico with The Kozmix from Pittsburgh, and a Polish Heritage Mass on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. featuring the Holy Trinity Choir. Admission is free, with additional parking and a shuttle at E. 34th & Ash streets, Erie. For more information, call 814.456.0671.

Glinodo Goat Fest
Join the Benedictine Sisters on Aug. 26 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Glinodo Center, 6270 E. Lake Rd, Harborcreek, for the Glinodo Goat Fest. As Let's Goat Buffalo aids in clearing invasive plant species, attendees can enjoy a storybook trail, environmental programs at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m., snacks, nature art, games and observing the hard-working goats (No petting due to poison ivy clearing). This family-friendly event is free and open to all. See flier for details.

Annual Labor Day Picnic
Join St. Michael Parish in Fryburg for their Labor Day Picnic on Sept. 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy chicken and ham dinners, and participate in the quilt raffle, games and cash-prize raffles. Adult dinner tickets are $12, and children are $6. Proceeds support the parish's maintenance. For more information, contact 814.226.7288 or

Blue Mass
Blessed Sacrament Parish in Erie will host a Blue Mass on Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. at the church, 1626 W. 26th St., Erie, to honor public safety personnel. The Most Reverend Lawrence T. Persico will preside. Mass is open to the public, and first responders are encouraged to attend in uniform. A reception will follow in the church's cafeteria. See flier for details.


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