August 23, 2021

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, August 30, 2021.
Deadline for submissions is Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 4:30 p.m.

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Special collection for Haiti scheduled Sept. 11-12
Attached please find a letter from Bishop Lawrence Persico outlining a special collection for Haiti in the wake of the devastating earthquake which hit that country. Parishes are asked to publicize this collection in a significant way the weekend of Sept. 4-5. Donations may also be made online at Parishes are asked to remit funds from this special collection to the diocesan Finance Office as soon as possible after the collection.

Prayer available as part of Re-membering our Sunday Story initiative
Bishop Lawrence Persico is encouraging parishes and individuals to offer the prayer created for the Re-membering Our Sunday Story initiative. The prayer calls upon the Father, Son and Holy Spirit to draw us together and unite us in communion with Christ, with each other and with those in need. Downloadable prayer cards are available at

Resources for the 20th anniversary of 9/11
Please find attached a 23-page resource booklet for you, your parishes and schools prepared by the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC). It includes:

  • The complete presider text for a prayer service
  • Mass preparation sheets
  • Suggested Scripture passages
  • Music suggestions
  • Sample intercessions
  • Sample prayers drawn from various sources.

Update Mass streaming schedules
The Office of Communications of the Diocese of Erie encourages all parishes to update their Mass streaming schedules by emailing Rich Papalia, webmaster, at For reference, the streaming schedule may be viewed at   

Notice to parishes about fax machines
The Diocese of Erie alerts parishes that there is no longer a diocesan requirement for them to have fax machines. If a parish does not think it needs a fax machine, it may discontinue its use.

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: For Erie Catholic School System jobs only, go to


Special collection for Haiti 2021
20th anniversary resource booklet for Sept. 11
Golf flier
Golf entry form

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Special collection for Haiti 2021
20th anniversary resource booklet for Sept. 11
Golf flier
Golf entry form


Prayer service planned to remember aborted children
A prayer service will be held for the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children on Sept. 18 at noon at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 5711 West Lake Road, Erie. Please meet at the Knights of Columbus pro-life stone at the west end of the cemetery near the infant section. In case of rain, meet at the cemetery chapel. For information about this day, go to

Force parish to hold golf outing
St. Joseph Parish in Force will hold its first annual Golf Outing and Bocce Tournament on Sept. 19 at Bavarian Hills Golf Course in St. Marys. There will be a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost for golf is $80 per person or $65 for members. It includes lunch, cart, greens fee, dinner, prizes and refreshments. The cost for a two-person bocce team is $50 per person, which includes lunch, dinner and prizes. Sponsors are needed. A flier is attached for convenience and distribution. Fill out the attached entry form and mail to: Father Mark Mastrian, Pastor, St. Joseph Church, P.O. Box 124, Force, PA  15841. For more information, contact John Bauer at 814-834-3602 or Father Mastrian at 814-787-4151, ext. 4.

Meadville parish offers listening sessions to non-practicing Catholics
Non-practicing Catholics are invited to renew their relationship with the Catholic Church by attending informal listening sessions offered by The Epiphany of the Lord Parish in Meadville. This series, titled “Catholics Returning Home,” will be held on six consecutive evenings beginning Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at St. Brigid Church, 383 Arch St., Meadville. Former non-practicing Catholics or converts will facilitate the sessions, which will be conducted in a support-group format. Sessions are free and open to everyone. For more details, call Amy Mosbacher at 814-336-1112.

Director of Parish and School Financial Services
The Diocese of Erie is looking for an organized, dedicated and detailed candidate for the position of director of Parish and School Financial Services. This position is responsible for overseeing the financial operation of all parishes and schools in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie and ensuring that they operate efficiently and that their assets are properly safeguarded. For best consideration, apply by Sept. 3. For complete position details and to apply, go to

Seton Catholic teaching positions available
Seton Catholic in Meadville is seeking a part-time music teacher and a permanent, full-time middle school math/technology teacher for the 2021-22 academic year. Go to for the full details of each position and the application process.

Campus minister needed at Penn State Behrend
The Diocese of Erie is looking for an energetic, enthusiastic, compassionate and dedicated candidate for the part-time position of campus minister at Penn State Behrend. This is a non-exempt, 10-month position from Aug. 1 to May 31. For best consideration, apply by Sept. 10, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The full position profile and application may be found at

Business manager needed
St. Michael Parish in Greenville is seeking a full-time business manager. Responsibilities include the accounting, posting and reporting functions for all receipts, disbursements, payroll, human resources and benefit activities for the parish church, elementary school and cemetery. Position reports directly to the pastor. Bachelor’s degree preferred; substantial relevant accounting/finance experience required. Proficiency with MS Office software required; experience with QuickBooks accounting software preferred. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Send cover letter, resume with education and employment experience, and letters of recommendation from three professional references to: Father Christopher M. Barnes, Pastor, St. Michael Parish, 85 North High St., Greenville, PA 16125.

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