December 27, 2022

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, January 2, 2023.
The deadline for submissions is Thursday, December 29, at 4:30 p.m.

The Diocese of Erie Information Bulletin advertises and promotes activities and events sponsored by diocesan entities such as parishes, schools, religious communities and groups. The IB is unable to advertise or promote activities or events not sponsored by such entities. Submissions may run a maximum of two editions. The administrative offices of the diocese reserve the right to edit submissions.

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Diocese releases Catholic Services Appeal goals for 2023
Pastors, administrators and parish business managers are asked to read the attached memo and spreadsheet from Financial Services of the Diocese of Erie regarding parish goals for the 2023 Catholic Services Appeal.

International Catholic Stewardship Council newsletter
The Catholic Foundation is happy to share the attached January edition of the International Catholic Stewardship Council newsletter. 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.

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. 

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


ICSC January ebulletin
Eucharistic Revival Mission
Specials Teacher

Parish Bulletin Announcements

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CSA memo
CSA spreadsheet
ICSC January ebulletin
Order of Penance
Eucharistic Revival Mission
Specials Teacher


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

Eucharistic Revival Mission
Our Lady of Peace Parish in Erie is hosting a Eucharistic Revival Mission in conjunction with the Office for Divine Worship of the Diocese of Erie on Jan. 22-24 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Peace Church, 2401 West 38th St., Erie. All are welcome. See flier for details.


Personal assistant
DuBois Central Catholic School is seeking a full-time personal assistant to support services within the Advancement and Marketing departments. For further details and the application process, go to

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.

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