December 14, 2020

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, December 21, 2020.
Deadline for submissions is Thursday, December 17, at 4:30 p.m.

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2021 confirmation schedule
The 2021 confirmation schedule is now available. The attached document includes the dates for confirmations in the Diocese of Erie, as well as details on preparing confirmation liturgies. Please contact the Office of Worship at 814-824-1271 with any questions. If any changes are made in the schedule during the year, the confirmation schedule on the Worship Office web page will be updated. Please go to for the most up-to-date information through 2021.

Diocese releases Catholic Services Appeal goals for 2021
Pastors, administrators and parish business managers are asked to read the attached memo and attached spreadsheet from Financial Services of the Diocese of Erie regarding parish goals for the 2021 Catholic Services Appeal.

Deadline is tomorrow for Lenten dinner ad space
It may be Advent, but the deadline is here to schedule advertising for your Lenten dinners. Faith magazine’s February 2021 edition will publish a listing of entities that purchased space to advertise their Lenten meals. Space must be reserved by tomorrow, Dec. 15. The listing also will be made available online and through social media. Remember, Ash Wednesday is Feb. 17. To advertise parish or school Lenten dinners in the “Lenten Offerings” feature in Faith, contact Advertising Manager Brenda Williams at 814-824-1161 or 1-800-374-3723, ext. 161, or email her at Please provide the date(s), time, place and cost for the dinner and, if needed, a phone number for questions. The cost is $45 per listing. This is a great resource for those looking for meatless dinners during Lent.

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


2021 confirmation packet

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2021 CSA memo
2021 CSA parish goals
2021 confirmation packet


No activities have been announced this week.

Advancement director sought
The Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools in Hermitage is seeking an advancement director. Please go to to learn about the position and the application process. The deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2021.

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