July 13, 2020

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, July 20, 2020.
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Vocation discernment opportunity for young adults
The Vocations Office and the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry are hosting the Samuel Group, a discernment opportunity for young adults ages 20 to 30. The Samuel Group is a seven-month journey that includes monthly gatherings at St. Mark Catholic Center, spiritual direction, prayer, talks, small group discussion and accompaniment. The goal is for each participant to grow in self-knowledge and to hear and respond to God’s call with an open heart. Spaces are limited.

Please visit www.eriercd.org/youth/samuelgroup.html for an informational video, directions on how to apply and a downloadable flier. For convenience, the Samuel Group flier is attached and may be shared. For further information, contact Father Mike Polinek, director of Vocations, at mpolinek@ErieRCD.org or Jillian Zaczyk, director of Young Adult and Youth Ministry, at jzaczyk@ErieRCD.org.

Parishioners, employees: Be cautious about sharing personal information
Parishioners at an Erie parish recently received an email from a scam artist claiming to be their pastor and requesting financial help. Please include the following notice in your weekly bulletin and forward it to employees and volunteers to keep everyone safe from fraud:

In this age when personal data can be misused by scam artists, please be aware that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, its clergy, and entities such as parishes and schools will never solicit your personal or business information by any method unless initiated by you. Should you receive an unsolicited request for such information – including a request for gift cards of any type – exercise extreme caution. Contact the person or entity by using official contact information only. Do not use contact information provided in the potential fraudulent request.

Job openings in the diocese
See the classified section below for current position openings. Here’s a quick link to diocesan, school and parish jobs: https://www.ErieRCD.org/employment.html.


Samuel Group flier
Faith formation series
Young People Who Care program director

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McKean parish offers free copies of faith formation series
St. Francis Xavier Parish, McKean, is changing its faith formation series. As a result, copies of its RCL-Benzinger series, "Be My Disciples," are being made available free to a parish in need. The majority of the books are in new condition, with a few that are very slightly used. See the attachment for the complete list. If interested, contact Irene Schneider at 814-476-7657, ext. 7, or email faithformation@stfrancisxaviermckean.org.

Music director needed at St. Joseph/Bread of Life Community
St. Joseph/Bread of Life Community Parish in Erie is seeking a part-time music director who would be responsible for the development, promotion and growth of the music program of the parish community. Qualified candidates must have the experience and ability to lead both traditional and contemporary styles of worship within the Catholic liturgy. Mostly flexible hours and duties primarily on Saturday and Sunday. The position is under the supervision of the pastor. If interested, call the parish office at 814-452-2982.

Erie Catholic School System seeking principal
The Erie Catholic School System is seeking a full-time principal for a preschool to grade 8 school. Go to http://ErieCatholic.org/careers for further details. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Young People Who Care, Inc. hiring program director
Young People Who Care, Inc., (YPWC), a Clearfield County nonprofit organization, is seeking a program director. See the attachment for full details.

Teacher position available
A full-time high school English teacher is needed at Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools, Hermitage. For details, go to https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html.

Oil City parish hiring director/coordinator of faith formation
St. Joseph Parish in Oil City is seeking a director/coordinator of faith formation. This is a full-time, exempt position that reports directly to the pastor and supervises numerous volunteer catechists and parent volunteers. For information about the position and how to apply, go to https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html.