August 9, 2021

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, August 16, 2021.
Deadline for submissions is Thursday, August 12, 2021, at 4:30 p.m.

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Memo regarding Christmas 2021 liturgies
Since Christmas falls on a Saturday in 2021, please find attached a memo from the Office of Worship containing important information regarding liturgical celebrations during the Christmas season. 

Samuel Group offered to young adults discerning their futures
The Vocation Office and the Office of Faith Formation for Young Adult and Youth Ministry will again host the Samuel Group, a discernment group for young adults ages 20 to 30. The Samuel Group is a seven-month journey that includes monthly gatherings at St. Mark Catholic Center, spiritual direction, prayer, talks, small group discussion and accompaniment. The goal is for each participant to grow in self-knowledge and to hear and respond to God’s call with an open heart. For an informational video and application details, go to For further questions, contact Father Scott Jabo, vocation director, at or Jillian Zaczyk, director of Young Adult and Youth Ministry, at Applications are due by Sept. 1. For convenience, a Samuel Group flier and a suggested bulletin announcement are attached.

International Catholic Stewardship Council newsletter
The Catholic Foundation is happy to share the August edition of the International Catholic Stewardship Council newsletter found at 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.

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


Samuel Group flier
Bulletin announcement for Samuel Group

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Christmas 2021 liturgical notes
Samuel Group flier
Bulletin announcement for Samuel Group


Annual garage sale planned at St. Mark the Evangelist
St. Mark the Evangelist Church, 695 Smithson Ave., Lawrence Park, is holding its annual garage sale Aug. 11-14. Hours are Aug. 11 from 2 to 7 p.m., Aug. 12-13 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Aug. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call the parish office at 814-899-3000, email or go to

Evangelization training offered in Oil City
Thanks to a grant from the Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania, St. Joseph Church in Oil City is hosting a Basic Evangelization Training Workshop on Aug. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 111 Petroleum St., Oil City. The presenter is St. Paul Street Evangelization, a teaching ministry founded in 2012. Learn how to share your faith with confidence and love. Sign up at or call the church office at 814-677-3020, ext. 6. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students. The fee includes a light breakfast and lunch.

Sign up for trip to Europe, Passion Play of Oberammergau
Deacon Denis and Mary Coan of St. John the Baptist Parish, Erie, Father Brian Vossler, pastor of St. George Parish, Erie, and Deacon Bob and Patty Ball of St. George, are organizing a trip to Europe in 2022. The Best of Poland, Prague and Germany tour will be July 6-16, 2022. It will include visits to Warsaw, Czestochowa, Krakow, Wadowice, Prague and Munich, including tickets to the world-famous Passion Play of Oberammergau. There is room for nine more couples and/or single travelers with a roommate. For more information, contact Deacon Coan at 814-431-9878 or Deacon Ball at 814-864-0622.

Chief executive officer, St. Elizabeth Center
St. Elizabeth Center in Oil City is seeking a dynamic, organized and enthusiastic person to become the executive director of the St. Elizabeth Center. This part-time position supports the call to serve the poor and vulnerable in the spirit of hospitality, compassion and dignity. For best consideration, please apply by Aug. 15, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The full position profile and application process may be found at

Principal, Shenango Valley Catholic School System
The middle school and high school of the Shenango Valley Catholic School System in Hermitage is seeking a principal. Please go to for the full job description and the application process.

Administrative support needed in small office setting
Erie Diocesan Cemeteries is hiring an administrative support person for customer service, genealogy, filing, data entry, etc. The position is approximately 30 hours per week, including three hours on Saturdays. Flexible schedule. To apply, bring your resume to the office at Calvary Cemetery, 3325 West Lake Road, Erie.

Fundraising/events coordinator needed
Venango Region Catholic School is seeking a fundraising/events coordinator for its two campuses: St. Stephen School and Venango Catholic High School, both in Oil City. See complete position details and the application process at Application deadline is Aug. 13, 2021.

Teaching positions available at Venango Region Catholic School
Venango Region Catholic School is seeking a part-time secondary art teacher and a long-term secondary math substitute. For complete details and the application process, go to Application deadline is Aug. 13, 2021.

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