December 28, 2018

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, January 7, 2018.
Deadline: Thursday, Jan. 3, at 4:30 p.m.

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Plenary indulgence granted for March for Life celebrations
Pastors are asked to make the faithful aware that the Apostolic Penitentiary of the Catholic Church has granted a plenary indulgence for the Christian faithful taking part in the sacred celebrations throughout the course of the March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 17-18, 2019. The usual conditions for an indulgence apply. See the attached document for more information on indulgences.

‘Letter of Good Standing’ for clergy participating in the March for Life
All clergy planning to participate in liturgical celebrations at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., are reminded to contact the Chancery for a “Letter of Good Standing.” Contact Maria Caulfield at or Sister Kathleen Dietz, FSO, at, or call the Chancery at 814-824-1135.

St. Mark Catholic Center staff and visitors' reminder
Due to the unfortunate increase of workplace violence and shootings in both private and public buildings, St. Mark Catholic Center in Erie continues to reinforce common-sense safety practices. As part of these practices, please be reminded that all employees, staff and visitors to St. Mark Center during normal business hours are required to wear SMCC name badges or visitor tags, which are given at the main entrance reception desk. Visitors return the badge to the reception desk when they leave, allowing us to know who is in the building at any given time in case of a fire or other emergency. Priests and deacons now have their own personalized badges that are kept at the reception desk, and may be picked up and returned there. 

St. Mark Catholic Center is an office building, meeting center and private residence to priests and seminarians. Our highest concern is for the safety of those who live, work and, otherwise, utilize this building. Thank you for your cooperation with these safety procedures. Feel free to contact Father Chris Singer at or at 814-824-1135 with any questions or concerns. 

Tribunal newsletter available
Attached is the January “Marriage Matters” newsletter of the Office of the Tribunal and Matrimonial Concerns of the Diocese of Erie.


Marriage Matters

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Take Back the Site vigil planned Jan. 3
The Benedictine Sisters of Erie, the Sisters of Mercy and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwest Pennsylvania invite the public to attend a Take Back the Site vigil prayer service Jan. 3 at 5:15 p.m. at 2007 E. 38th St., Erie, the site of a recent murder.

Plan for upcoming life events in Erie, D.C.
People for Life in Erie is organizing several important events in January. For more information, go to or call 814-882-1333. The events are:

  • Jan. 12 at 9 a.m.—Annual Pro-Life Breakfast, Bayfront Convention Center, Erie
  • Jan. 17-19—Bus trip to National March for Life in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan. 26 at 11 a.m.—Erie March for Life starts at Perry Square in downtown Erie.


Principal sought for Kennedy Catholic
The Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools in Hermitage is soliciting applications for the position of middle/high school principal. The Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools is a regional, college preparatory, Roman Catholic school system of the Diocese of Erie. For details about the position and the application process, go to

Venango Region Catholic School seeking president
The Venango Region Catholic School—a private, educational institution of the Diocese of Erie for students in pre-K through Grade 12—is seeking to fill the position of president. For a detailed job description and application instructions, go to Related application forms may be found at Parishes may include this announcement in their bulletins.

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