January 14, 2019

The next Information Bulletin is Tuesday, January 22, 2019, due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Deadline: Thursday, Jan. 16, at 4:30 p.m.

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The second issue of ‘Jot’ is available now
The attached January issue of “Good Liturgy Matters-Jot” deals with liturgical silence. The aim of “GLM-Jot” — a one-page, easy-to-read article released monthly from the Office of Worship — is to help parish communities reflect on their weekly liturgies over time. Consider including “Jot” in your parish bulletin or discuss it at liturgy committee and pastoral council meetings. Please send comments or questions to the Office of Worship at 814-824-1270.

2019 Catholic Services Appeal update
The Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania provides CSA campaign resources and support to the Diocese of Erie. Julia Cooney is the first point of contact for sync and other CSA and PDS-related activities. She can be contacted at 814-824-1253 or at jcooney@cfnwpa.org. Lisa Louis, executive director of the foundation, also is available as necessary. She can be reached at 814-824-1237 or at llouis@cfnwpa.org. In the next few weeks, parishes will receive the CSA materials they ordered (brochures, posters, pledge cards, pledge envelopes, parish handbooks and video DVD).


Climate talk
St. George pro-life event
St. Eulalia women’s retreat
Purse bingo

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St. George pro-life event
St. Eulalia women’s retreat
Purse bingo


Benedictine Sister to present climate crisis talk
Benedictine Sister Anne McCarthy will present “Climate Crisis and Humility: Benedict’s Teaching as a Guide” at the community’s Enrichment Series Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at Mount Saint Benedict Monastery, 6101 East Lake Road, Erie. See the attachment for more details.

St. George to host all-day pro-life event Jan. 18
For those unable to attend the national March for Life in Washington, D.C., St. George Parish and its Respect Life Ministry will host an all-day pro-life event Jan. 18 at St. George Church, 5145 Peach St., Erie. Activities will include EWTN’s livestreaming of the March for Life, as well as Adoration, a children’s video and a documentary showing for adults. See the attached document for more details.

Mercy Center of the Arts Preschool to hold open house
The Mercy Center of the Arts Preschool, 444 E. Grandview Blvd., Erie, will hold an open house Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, email Amy Bauschard at abauschard@mercyhurst.edu or call 814-824-2519.

Sharpsville parish to host spaghetti dinner event
The St. Bartholomew Parish Holy Name Society is holding its annual spaghetti dinner Jan. 27 from noon to 4 p.m. at the parish social center, 311 W. Ridge Ave., Sharpsville. All are invited. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12. Eat in or take-out. The dinner includes homemade pasta, meatballs and sauce, fresh bread, salad and spumoni. Complimentary coffee, iced tea and lemonade. Soft drinks and bottled water are available for purchase. Quarts of homemade Italian wedding soup, pasta fagioli and chicken noodle soup will be available for purchase (take-out only), along with homemade goodies. And don’t miss the gift auction, side raffles and a 50/50. For tickets or information, call 724-962-7130 or 724-456-3860, or visit https://saintbartholomews.weshareonline.org/. Limited tickets will be available at the door.

Mass, breakfast scheduled to honor seminarians
Knights of Columbus Council #4121 of St. Julia Parish, Erie, will host a breakfast to honor seminarians of the Diocese of Erie on Feb. 3 following the 9 a.m. Mass at St. Mark Catholic Center’s chapel, 429 E. Grandview Blvd., Erie. Reservations may be made by contacting Bill Lenart at 814-838-1775 or at stickamondo@verizon.net.

Interested in being renewed?
How are you taking care of yourself spiritually, physically and emotionally? Find out during Personal Days of Renewal Feb. 4-8 or March 6-8 at the Bethany Retreat Center in Frenchville. Come for a day, stay overnight or for a few days. Daily prayer and Mass are included. Walk the grounds, enjoy home-cooked meals and take the opportunity for reconciliation. A free-will offering of $80 per night (including meals) is requested. For more information, go to www.bethanyretreatcenter.org, or call 814-263-4855.

Save the date for St. Jude’s purse bingo event
The St. Jude the Apostle Parish PTO will hold a purse bingo event Feb. 24 to benefit the faculty, staff, students and programs at the west Erie school. The event will be held at the Saga Club of Erie, 3828 Washington Ave., Erie. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and games begin at 1 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door (if seating is available). Only 250 tickets are available. See the attachment for more details.


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 https://www.ErieRCD.org/schools/Administrator.html.

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 https://www.ErieRCD.org/schools/Administrator.html. Related application forms may be found at www.ErieRCD.org/schools/teachingforms.html. Parishes may include this announcement in their bulletins.

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