December 19, 2022

Due to the Christmas holiday, the next Information Bulletin is Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022.
The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 4:30 p.m.

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Order of Penance
The new translation of the Order of Penance was recently approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and confirmed by the Apostolic See for use in the dioceses of the United States of America beginning Ash Wednesday (Feb. 22, 2023). Please see the attachment from the Office for Divine Worship for more information and call 814.824.1271 if you have any questions.

#iGiveCatholic final results are in
The Catholic Foundation is happy to announce the final results for #iGiveCatholic. With all offline gifts tallied, $400,067 was raised by 1,947 donors for 95 organizations. Organizations that were fiscally sponsored by the Catholic Foundation and those that were prize winners will receive a check by the end of the year from the foundation. To read more about the campaign, including prize winners and sponsoring business and individuals, visit Contact Kathy Grisier with questions at 814-824-1236 or

St. John the Evangelist Parish in Girard has moved
The new address for St. John the Evangelist Church is 1001 Main St. East, Girard, PA 16417. The new mailing address is P.O. Box 32, Girard, PA 16417. 

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.

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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45th Annual Pro-Life Breakfast
People for Life’s 45th Annual Pro-Life Breakfast will be held on Jan. 14 at the Erie Bayfront Convention Center. The main speaker will be Patricia Sandoval. She will tell her story of finding forgiveness and restoration after three abortions and three years as a homeless drug addict. Tickets are $22 for ages over 12 and $14 for ages 3 to 12. Children under three are welcome to attend at no cost. Payments can be mailed to People for Life, P.O. Box 1126, Erie, PA 16512. For more information or to pay by credit card, call 814.882.1333 or go online to

March for Life bus trip
Attend the 50th Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20. Buses chartered by People for Life will leave Erie on the evening of Jan. 19 at 11 p.m. and return at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 21. Students and families on tight budgets are encouraged to inquire about sponsorships arranged by People for Life. Reservations should be made as soon as possible. Send $65 per seat to People for Life, P.O. Box 1126, Erie, PA 16512. Pay by December 19 and get a $5 early bird credit (send $60 per seat). For more information or to use a credit card, call 814.882.1333 or go online to

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, 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.

Specials teacher
St. Michael School in Greenville is seeking a specials teacher to teach music, choir, band, art, technology and library with the possibility of physical education. Experience in sacred music and art is preferred. See flier for full position details and how to apply.

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 its 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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