February 22, 2021

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, February 29, 2021.
Deadline for submissions is Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 4:30 p.m.

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Attention, pastors
If you haven’t yet submitted paperwork for the Rite of Election, please do so before Friday, Feb. 26. Please see the three attached forms. These include the Request for Faculty to Confirm form for any candidates who are baptized Catholics. If you have any questions, contact Jessie Hubert, director of Faith Formation for Parish Support, at jhubert@ErieRCD.org.

Bottles for holy oils needed
If parishes have holy oil bottles from previous years, please return them to the Office of Worship at St. Mark Catholic Center as soon as possible. Pastors may return them at the Priests’ Day of Recollection in Clarion on Tuesday, March 9. The bottles are needed for the Chrism Mass on March 29.

Novena to St. Joseph
Pastors are reminded to invite their parishioners to participate in the Diocesan Novena to St. Joseph beginning March 11 and concluding March 19. Included in the three related attachments today are prepared prayers and Scripture readings for each day, the prayers arranged in pamphlet format in Publisher, and suggested outlines for novena services. These resources also can be found on the Office of Worship webpage at https://www.eriercd.org/bishop/worship.html. Please circulate the prayers as widely as possible. For any questions, contact Father Matt Kujawinski or Maripat Grant in the Office of Worship at 814-824-1271.

People for Life invites high school students to oratory contest
People for Life in Erie is sponsoring its annual oratory contest for high school students on April 10. Cash prizes will be awarded. All details about this contest are available at https://peopleforlife.org/oratory/oratory.html. Schools, parishes and parents are asked to share information about this contest with high school students.

People for Life sponsors essay contest
Entries to People for Life's annual student essay contest are due by April 26. The top three winners in both the junior and senior categories will receive cash awards. If you are a student in seventh through 12th grade, join the competition. Learn details at https://peopleforlife.org/essay/essay.html.

Important messages from the Good For You Wellness Initiative
How are those New Year’s resolutions going?  By this time, people usually let these intentions go by the wayside.  Recommit to a healthier you and participate in the Diocese of Erie’s Good For You Wellness Initiative. This program is for full-time employees covered by the Diocese of Erie’s wellness plan. All you have to do is to complete four easy steps to earn a $150 reward.  Learn more at https://www.eriercd.org/wellness.html

Remember to quit smoking. You can lengthen your life expectancy and decrease your risk of disease by following this 30-day tobacco-free regimen: https://www.eriercd.org/images/pdf/wellness/30Days_QuitSmoking.pdf.

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.


Parish Bulletin Announcements

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Faculty to Confirm form
Rite of Election catechumenate, candidate info form
Rite of Election cover form
St. Joseph novena prayers and Scriptures
St. Joseph worship aid
Suggested novena services


There are no activities to announce this week.

Principal needed at DuBois elementary school
The DuBois Central Catholic School System is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as the principal of the DuBois Central Catholic Elementary School for the 2021-22 school year. Go to https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html for position details and the application process.

Director of music and liturgy position open
Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Harborcreek is seeking a full-time director of music and liturgy. Go https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html for full position details and information on how to apply.

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