July 15, 2019

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, July 22, 2019.
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Attention, all parishes
Because the Diocese of Erie now uses either email or postal mail for official correspondence with parishes, it is no longer necessary that parishes maintain dedicated fax lines or fax machines for diocesan communication.

Quo Vadis Days: Priesthood Discernment Camp
Priests of the diocese are asked to read the attached documents from the Vocations Office regarding the upcoming Quo Vadis Days at St. Philip Church and Retreat Center, Linesville. This four-day retreat/camp is designed for high school boys who are considering the seminary and priesthood, and who are striving to follow God’s call in their life.

‘Liturgy Jot’ is available now
The attached July issue of “Good Liturgy Matters-Jot” deals with community. This one-page, easy-to-read article is released monthly by the Office of Worship and is designed to help parish communities reflect on and improve their weekly liturgies. Consider including this “Jot” in your parish bulletin or discuss it at liturgy committee and pastoral council meetings. Please direct comments or questions to the Office of Worship at 814-824-1270.

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.

Zabawa needs volunteers
Looking for a great opportunity to help out over the summer and be involved in one of the most well-attended events in the Diocese of Erie? Holy Trinity’s Zabawa festival needs help with serving food. Organizers are looking for 10 to 12 energetic volunteers (teenagers and up) for each shift. Sign up for as many hours as you’d like by contacting Sarah at schermack@eriefamilylaw.com. High school students in need of service hours are welcome.

Job openings in the diocese
See the classified section below for current position openings in parishes and schools. Here’s a quick link: https://www.ErieRCD.org/employment.html.


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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 at the church on July 26 (Feast of Saints Ann and Joachim) at 7:30 p.m. A reception will follow in the church social hall. See the attached document for more details.

Evening of prayer, music planned in Falls Creek
An evening of prayer and music will be held July 21 at 6 p.m. at St. Bernard Church, 205 Taylor Ave., Falls Creek. Deacon Dan Satterlee will discuss receiving God’s gift of new life in the Holy Spirit. The evening also will include a Scripture reading, Benediction, and prayers for healing. Music will be provided by Shalom. For more information, contact Judy Smart at 814-637-5930 or Rich Kenawell at 814-771-7932.

Want to win a Mustang?
The Erie Catholic School System is raffling a 1967 Ford Mustang Coupe. Only 4,800 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $20 each. See the attached flier for a picture and more details. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ecss-raffle.org.

123rd annual Frenchtown ham/chicken dinner
St. Hippolyte Parish, 26012 N. Frenchtown Road, Guys Milles, will hold its 123rd annual Frenchtown ham/chicken dinner on July 28 from noon to 5:30 p.m., or until sold out. The cost is $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens, and $7 for children. Festival games will continue through 6 p.m. Outdoor seating and take-out meals will be available. The dining room is handicap accessible. Shuttle service to and from the parking areas will be provided.

Spaghetti dinner/car show scheduled at St. Boniface
Save the date for a spaghetti dinner and car show Aug. 10 at St. Boniface Church, 9363 Wattsburg Road, Erie. Dinner will be served from 4 to 8 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. A car cruise-in also will be featured. Cars will line up at 3 p.m. There is a $5 admission fee for exhibitors; free for spectators. Vote for your favorite car. Rain or shine.

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.

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.

Teacher openings at Seton Catholic
Seton Catholic School in Meadville is hiring a full-time middle school English teacher and a full-time social studies teacher. Mail or email resume, letter of interest, teaching certificate, diocesan teacher application, three references, and Acts 34, 114 and 151 clearances to: Dr. Samuel Signorino, Assistant Superintendent of School Personnel, Catholic Schools Office, P.O. Box 10397, Erie, PA 16514, or email him at ssignorino@ErieRCD.org. For more details and to access forms, go to www.eriercd.org/images/sections/schools/pdf/openings.pdf.

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 five 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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