July 18, 2022

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, July 25, 2022.
Deadline for submissions is Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 4:30 p.m.

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NFP Awareness Week this month
Natural Family Planning Awareness Week will be recognized nationally and in the Diocese of Erie July 24-30. The Family Life Office of the diocese offers resources for all ages regarding fertility awareness. See the attached document.

Reminder for pastors and parish secretaries
The congratulatory messages for the 2022 Faithful Servants online edition are due at the end of this month. If you need a list of jubilarians or an order form, please contact Annie Moks at amoks@ErieRCD.org or 814-824-1161.

Catholic Foundation Social Ministry Grant opportunity
The Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for its Catholic Social Ministry Grant. Those eligible to apply for these grants are affiliate agencies of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Erie, Inc., departments of the Diocese of Erie and parishes working in collaboration with diocesan offices in support of family ministries, justice and peace, respect life, parish social ministry, ministry with persons with disabilities, and natural family planning. Grant guidelines and criteria can be found on the Catholic Foundation website at https://bit.ly/3NQEY2A.

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.  


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Frenchtown dinner, festival scheduled this month
The 126th annual Frenchtown ham/chicken dinner will be held July 31 at St. Hippolyte Church, located on Route 27 just seven miles east of Meadville. Dinner will be served from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. (or until sold out). The menu includes barbecued chicken or ham, plus mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, rolls and butter, beverage and pie. Cost of the dinner is $14 for adults, $13 for senior citizens, $8 for children 6-12, and free to those 5 and younger. An outdoor eating area and take-out meals will be available. There will be festival games, a gift auction, quilt/afghan raffle, 50/50 raffles, a country store and a grand prize drawing of $2,000. Proceeds from the dinner and festival benefit St. Hippolyte Parish and Our Lady of Lourdes Church.

Several positions open at Elk County Catholic School System
The Elk County Catholic School System in St. Marys is accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year for following positions:

  • High school chemistry teacher
  • High school Latin teacher (part-time)
  • Middle school social studies/language arts teacher
  • Elementary school teacher
  • Elementary physical education teacher
  • Elementary school custodial worker
  • Part-time preschool teacher
  • Part-time preschool aides.

Interested applicants for the high school and middle school positions may forward a resume, transcripts, letters of reference, and all applicable clearances to: ECCHS/SMCMS, ATTN: John Schneider, Principal, 600 Maurus St., St. Marys, PA 15857, or via email to schneiderj@eccss.org. Applicants for the elementary positions may send material to St. Marys Catholic Elementary School, ATTN: Deb Slay, Principal, 114 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA 15857, or via email to slayd@eccss.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. For application and clearance forms, go to https://www.eriercd.org/schools/educator-non-educator.html.

Position opening for regional parish business manager
The parishes of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sykesville; St. Bernard, Falls Creek; St. Catherine of Siena, DuBois; St. Mary, Reynoldsville; and St. Michael the Archangel, DuBois, are hiring a regional business manager to oversee the business operations of the five parishes.  Interested candidates should demonstrate a background in accounting, human resources, personnel management, building and grounds supervision, and an understanding of diocesan polices and regulations. Candidates are asked to send a resume and three references to sienadubois@stcatherine.comcastbiz.net by July 31, 2022.

Positions available at St. Boniface Preschool
St. Boniface Preschool in Erie is seeking teacher assistants (full and part-time) and an after-care staff person (part-time). Interested candidates may learn more at https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html or call 814-824-4439, ext. 222. Resumes and required documents are due by July 30, 2022. Send to: Brooke Lander, Preschool director, 9367 Wattsburg Road, Erie PA 16509, or email to Preschool@stbonifaceparisherie.org.

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