July 1, 2019

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, July 8, 2019.
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2019 National Needs Collection
Pastors and administrators will find attached Bishop Lawrence Persico’s letter introducing the 2019 National Needs Collection. Parishes are asked to publicize this collection in a significant way on the weekend of July 13-14.

Save the date for Day of Reflection
Priests are asked to mark their calendars for the Priests’ Day of Reflection on Oct. 24, 2019, at Cross Creek Resort in Titusville. More information will be available closer to the date.

Clergy appointments announced
Please see three attached PDFs announcing the latest clergy appointments.

Final information session for diocesan ‘Treasures of Italy’ pilgrimage
In conjunction with Bishop Lawrence Persico’s required ad limina visit to Rome, the Diocese of Erie is offering a 10-day pilgrimage to Italy Nov. 16-25, 2019. Led by Msgr. Edward Lohse and Father Nicholas Rouch, the trip will include stops in Assisi, Siena and San Giovanni Rotondo — home of St. Padre Pio — as well as Rome. Also on the agenda is a Mass with Bishop Persico at one of the papal basilicas. The final, no-obligation information session will be held Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. at Queen of the World Parish, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys. Visit www.ErieRCD.org/pilgrimage2019.html for details or call Marianna at Unitours at 1-800-777-7432.

Job openings in the diocese
See the classified section below for current position openings in parishes and schools. Another position is available with an affiliate of Catholic Charities. Here’s a quick link: https://www.ErieRCD.org/employment.html.


Clergy appointments, June 13
Clergy appointments, June 17
Clergy appointments, June 24
St. Ann novena

Parish Bulletin Announcements

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2019 National Needs Collection
Clergy appointments, June 13
Clergy appointments, June 17
Clergy appointments, June 24
St. Ann novena


Beach & Bible get-togethers held at Presque Isle
All are welcome to attend the remainder of St. John/Holy Rosary’s Beach & Bible get-togethers July 2 and July 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Beach One on Presque Isle State Park in Erie. The sessions, which began in June, focus on the Letter of St. Paul to the Colossians. There is no cost for materials. No experience is necessary. Register with Mary Hickin at 814-920-7525.

Celebrate Fourth of July in Lucinda
St. Joseph Parish, 112 Rectory Lane, Lucinda, is celebrating its 80th annual Fourth of July festivities on July 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chicken and ham dinners plus dessert will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults, $4.50 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children under 6. There will be games, live entertainment, bingo and more than $40,000 in cash and prizes. Rain or shine. Proceeds benefit St. Joseph Catholic School. Post-festival activities include the Liberty 5K Run/Walk July 6 at 9 a.m., starting at the Lucinda Train Station, 1040 Lander Drive; and a square dance July 6 at 8 p.m. at the parish hall. For more details, go to www.stjoseph-stmichaelparishes.org or call 814-226-7288.

100th anniversary of St. Ann novena
St. Ann Church, 921 East Ave., Erie, will host the 100th anniversary of the annual novena in honor of St. Ann July 18-26. Redemptorist Father Kevin MacDonald, CSsR, will conduct this year's novena. Bishop Lawrence Persico will celebrate a special Mass July 26 (Feasts of St. Ann and St. Joachim) at 7:30 p.m. A reception will follow in the downstairs social hall of St. Ann Church. See the attached document for more details.

Director of music and liturgy/elementary music teacher
Immaculate Conception, a Catholic parish of 600-plus families in Clarion, is seeking to fill the full-time position of director of music and liturgy/elementary school music teacher. The parish music and liturgy responsibilities include forming the assembly, cantors and choir in multiple music styles and prayerful worship. Available instruments include a Yamaha baby grand piano and Protégé by Allen Organ.

The position also includes teaching pre-K through sixth grade at Immaculate Conception School. Must be able to secure all necessary clearances. Competitive compensation package included. Interested candidates should email a resume and letter of interest to the Music & Liturgy Task Force at KimKroh@comcast.net by July 31, 2019. For a full position profile, go to https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html and search under both parishes and schools.

Part-time music teacher needed at Mother Teresa Academy
A part-time music teacher position is available at Mother Teresa Academy in Erie. For more details, go to https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html.

Parish secretarial opening at St. James
St. James Parish in Erie has a full-time position available for an office secretary. Go to https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html for more complete details. To apply or for further information, contact Father James McCormick at 814-899-6178 or at jmccormick@saintjamesrcc.org.

Office of Financial Services seeks staff accountant
A full-time staff accountant position is available with the Office of Financial Services of the Diocese of Erie. The staff accountant is tasked with providing timely and accurate accounting information regarding the operational decisions of the diocese. Please go to https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html for a full position profile and application process.

Coordinator of youth ministry/catechetical level leader needed
The four parishes in the St. Marys and Kersey area are looking for a full-time coordinator of youth ministry and catechetical level leader. The primary focus is to accompany youth and young adults in their faith journey and to assist with catechesis in faith formation programs. To inquire, call Mary Lynn Carnovale at 814-781-1042 or email ourdiscipleslife@gmail.com.

CEO: Prince of Peace Center
Prince of Peace Center, Farrell, an affiliate of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Erie, is seeking a CEO to lead the 36-year-old organization. Prince of Peace is committed to reducing poverty, strengthening families, building community and supporting self-empowerment. Go to www.ErieRCD.org/employment.html to see the full position profile and details on how to apply. Parishes are asked to publish this position in their bulletins.

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.

Seton Catholic hiring principal
Seton Catholic School in Meadville is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as its principal for the 2019-20 school year. For more information about the position and to apply, go to https://www.ErieRCD.org/employment.html.

St. Michael School principal position announcement
St. Michael School in Greenville is seeking candidates for principal. Appointment to this position will be at the end of the 2018-19 school year. For more information about the position and to apply, go to https://www.ErieRCD.org/employment.html.

Venango Region Catholic School hiring teachers, substitute
The Venango Region Catholic School in Oil City is seeking to fill four positions:

  • Part-time physics teacher, grades 9-12
  • Full-time second-grade teacher (must be practicing Catholic to teach religion)
  • Full-time fourth- through fifth-grade multi-age teacher (must be practicing Catholic to teach religion)
  • Full-time middle school English and social studies teacher
  • Long-term substitute teacher for kindergarten.

For more details on the application process and a link to forms, go to https://www.eriercd.org/images/sections/schools/pdf/openings.pdf.

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