December 12, 2022

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, Dec. 19, 2022.
The deadline for submissions is Thursday, Dec. 15, at 4:30 p.m.

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Mission Office collections funds reminder
Pastors and administrators are reminded, if you have not already done so, to please submit to the Diocesan Mission Office the funds from the Collection for the Church in Latin America and World Mission Sunday Collection 2022 as soon as possible. In general, the proceeds of these collections should be sent to the Mission Office soon afterward so that funds can be forwarded to their recipients before the end of the year. If you have questions or need assistance, contact Indira Suarez in the Mission Office at or 814.824.1231.

Marriage Matters newsletter released
See the attachment for the most recent Marriage Matters newsletter from the Tribunal.

Pastors invited to encourage Engagement Encounter
With many couples getting engaged around the holidays, please encourage them to attend Engagement Encounter on Jan. 13 to 15. They may visit for more details and to register. Contact the Family Life Office with questions at 814.824.1261 or

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


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Holy Hour for vocations
Please join Deacon Dave Jacquel and the parishioners of St. Mark and Mt. Calvary parishes for a Holy Hour for vocations on Dec. 17 at 3:15 p.m. at St. Mark Church, 695 Smithson Ave, Erie. Call the office with questions and for further details at 814.899.3000 or email: See flier for details.

Special retreat opportunity for young adults between 19 and 35
The Diocese of Erie is sponsoring a five-day retreat for college age and young adults under the age of 35 on Jan. 4 to 8. The retreat will take place at the Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, 2067 Evergreen Rd, Pulaski, Pennsylvania. Applications are still being accepted but space is limited. For more information contact either of the retreat organizers, Jillian Zaczyk at or Dave Roncolato at The application for the retreat can be found at

Fostering intimacy with God through silence and stillness
The Bethany Retreat Center in Frenchville is hosting an Introduction to Centering Prayer retreat with Sister Ruth Ann Madera on Jan. 27 to 29 at the Bethany Retreat Center, 1031 Germania Rd., Frenchville. Six additional follow-up sessions will be scheduled throughout 2023. Centering prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares a person to receive the gift of contemplative prayer. Visit to learn more.

Chief executive officer
Catholic Charities Counseling & Adoption Services (CCCAS) of Erie is seeking a knowledgeable, adaptable chief executive officer (CEO) to serve as the leader of the Agency’s Executive Team and assist with the overall vision of our work. The CEO is responsible for the management and operations of all services provided by CCCAS and for implementing all policy decisions of the CCCAS Board of Directors. Please go to for full position details and application process.

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