February 21, 2023The next Information Bulletin is Monday, February 27, 2023.
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Parish music directors invited to participate in diocesan choir
In an ongoing effort to offer more collaboration and representation from throughout the diocese, Dr. Richard Robert Rossi, director of liturgical music/organist at St. Peter Cathedral, Erie, is inviting music directors at all parishes in the diocese to form a choir available for major diocesan functions. Due to the distance involved, music will be sent electronically in advance and rehearsals will be kept to a few hours before each event. The first event scheduled is the Chrism Mass on Monday, April 3 at 1 p.m. Choir call will be 11:30 a.m. Those interested will find a link at https://stpetercathedral.com. The second event for the choir will be ordination to the priesthood on Friday, May 26 at 7 p.m., with the choir call at 5:30 p.m. See flier for details.
Catherine’s Club Giving Circle grant opportunity
Catherine’s Club Giving Circle was established by the Sisters of Mercy in 2018 to provide grants annually for up to the amount of $3000 to non-profit organizations whose primary mission is to assist women and children. Grant applications can be submitted until March 15 and are awarded in June of each year. Non-profit organizations are eligible for these grants. Applications are available at the Sisters of Mercy Motherhouse, 444 East Grandview Blvd., Erie, or by calling Edie Hudson at 814.824.2516 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholic Foundation Faith Formation Grant opportunity
Are you involved in planning or implementing a faith formation project for your parish? Are you planning a parish mission or faith formation special event in the fall or in spring of 2024? Have you realized a need in the past year for increased online or digital resources for faith formation? Consider applying for a Faith Formation Grant from the Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania to help fund your project. Applications are now being accepted. For more information and to read the grant guidelines and criteria, go to the following web page: https://www.cfnwpa.org/grant-seekers/faith-formation-endowment-guidelines. Contact Julia Cooney, operations director, with questions at email@example.com or 814.824.1253.
2024 special collection schedule for the Diocese of Erie
The 2024 special collection schedule can be found at www.ErieRCD.org/images/pdf/Collection Schedule for 2024.pdf. Please use this schedule when ordering collection envelopes for your parish. Call the Chancery at 814.824.1130 with any questions.
Resources for the Revised Order of Penance
The first use for the newly revised Order of Penance will be permitted on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22. Mandatory use will be the Second Sunday of Easter (Sunday of Divine Mercy), April 16.
The Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC) has prepared free downloadable resources for use at your parishes. They may be duplicated locally for use as an aid in the confessional or as a catechetical tool when preparing adults or children for the sacrament. Cards for the confessional or catechesis can be found at https://fdlc.org/penance/ :
- Options for the Prayer of the Penitent (8.5” x 11”, to be printed back-to-back)
- A simple order of service for “The Order of Reconciling an Individual Penitent” (large print, full sheet to be printed back-to-back)
- A simple order of service for “The Order of Reconciling an Individual Penitent” (half sheets, printed back-to-back).
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: https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html. For Erie Catholic School System jobs only, go to http://ErieCatholic.org/careers.
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Diocese Music Directors’ Choir
All Saints Parish fish dinners
Our Lady of the Lake fish dinners
Holy Cross fish dinners
St. Luke fish dinners
Holy Hour for Vocations
Our Lady of Mercy Eucharistic miracles presentation
David Kauffman Song & Story
All Saints Parish fish dinners
All Saints Parish in Waterford is hosting Lenten fish dinners on every Friday during Lent from Feb. 24 to March 31 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at 11264 Rt 97 North, Waterford. See flier for details.
Our Lady of the Lake fish dinners
Knights of Columbus Council 6191 is sponsoring Lenten fish dinners on every Friday during Lent from Feb. 24 to March 31 from 4:30 p.m. until sold out at Our Lady of the Lake Social Hall, 128 Sunset Drive, Edinboro. See flier for details.
Holy Cross Lenten fish dinners
Holy Cross Parish in Fairview is serving fish and shrimp dinners on Feb. 24 and on March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Holy Cross Church, 7100 West Ridge Rd., Fairview. Dine in and take out is available. Contact Jo Ann with questions at 814.474.2605. See flier for details.
St. Luke Knights of Columbus fish dinners
The Knights of Columbus Council 11229 is sponsoring Lenten fish dinners on Feb. 24 and on March 3, 10 and 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Luke Café, 421 East 38th St., Erie. Take out is available. For more information call Marty Drabic at 814.460.6338. See flier for details.
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 Feb. 25 at 3:15 p.m. at St. Mark Church, 695 Smithson Ave, Erie. Contact the parish office with questions at 814.899.3000 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. See flier for details.
St. Catherine of Siena Parish in DuBois is hosting Lenten Vespers with prayer, song, Scripture and guest speakers on Feb 26 and on March 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 118 South State St., DuBois. All are welcome. Funding for this series is made provided through the grant from the Catholic Foundation of Northwestern Pennsylvania. See flier for details on guest speakers.
Erie’s Best Coffee
St. Martin Center’s signature fundraiser, Erie’s Best Coffee, is back on Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bayfront Convention Center, 1 Sassafras Pier, Erie. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and kids ages 12 and under are free. Come sample coffees from several shops and vote for your favorite! Live music by Doug Phillips Trio, activities for kids, raffles, a photo booth and more. For tickets and more details visit www.smcerie.org and all Erie Federal Credit Union branches.
Mount Carmel Lenten Dinners
Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Erie is hosting fish and pierogi dinners during Lent. Join us on Fridays, March 3, 17 and 31 from 4-7 p.m at the church, 1531 East Grandview Blvd. The menu includes fried fish, pierogi, two sides, rolls, coffee and ice cream. Dine in or carry out. The cost is $15/adults and $7/children.
Cash bingo at Polish Falcons Club
Holy Trinity Parish in Erie is hosting a cash bingo on March 5 at the Polish Falcons Club, 431 East 3rd St., Erie. Doors open at 12 p.m. with bingo beginning at 1 p.m. Admission is $25 which includes one pack. Additional packs cost $5. Call 814.456.5300 to reserve a seat. Walk-ins are welcome. See flier for details.
Our Lady of Mercy Eucharistic Miracles presentation
Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Harborcreek is hosting a free multimedia presentation, Eucharistic Miracles, by neuropsychologist Dr. Jaci Phillips on March 8 at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 837 Barlett Rd., Harborcreek. The event begins after 5:30 p.m. Mass, with soup being served at 6:10 p.m. Jaci will begin her presentation at 6:45 p.m. All are welcome. See flier for details.
David Kauffman Lenten retreat
Notre Dame Parish music ministry in Hermitage is hosting David Kauffman as part of their Song & Story Lenten Mission on March 13 at 7 p.m. at Notre Dame Church, 2325 Highland Rd., Hermitage. David is the founder of Good for the Soul Music and composer of the popular Mass of Renewal. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Gretchen Wagner at 724.981.5566 ext. 105 or at email@example.com. See flier for details.
Part-time finance assistant
The St. Martin Center in Erie is seeking a part-time finance assistant. The candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent, working knowledge of finance, with emphasis on non-profit accounting, proficiency in Microsoft Excel, and specialized knowledge of accounting software. This is a Monday through Friday position paying $17/hr. Details and to apply can be found at www.smcerie.org.
Free TV stands for parish or school
Cathedral Preparatory School has several leftover TV stands that are being given away to any parish or Catholic school within the diocese that can use them. To view pictures of the stands, go to https://www.eriercd.org/TV-stand.html. Contact Matt Costa, operations manager at Cathedral Preparatory School, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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