July 20, 2020

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Feast of Mary Magdalene, July 22
In 2016, the Holy See raised the liturgical rank of the memorial of St. Mary Magdalene to a feast, with the date remaining July 22. A new preface before the Eucharistic Prayer for the feast also was promulgated. The proper liturgical text in English (including musical notation) of the preface in honor of St. Mary Magdalene can be found in the attachments. Also attached is the sung text. Other texts for this feast are found in the liturgical books, including the rest of the Mass formulary in the Roman Missal, Third Edition. The “Gloria” also is sung or said for this Mass, and the Proper of Saints readings found in No. 603 of the Lectionary for Mass are proper, not optional.

Clergy survey
Priests and deacons are reminded that the survey from the Office of Worship is due July 22, 2020.

Ad space available for online jubilee edition
The Communications Office of the Diocese of Erie is completing work on the annual online edition of Faithful Servants for 2020. Attached is a list of priests, sisters and deacons celebrating milestone anniversaries and ordinations this year. The deadline to reserve an advertisement in honor of these jubilarians and newly ordained is Aug. 7. If you have not yet had an opportunity to purchase an ad, contact Brenda Williams, advertising manager, at bwilliams@ErieRCD.org or call her at 814-824-1161.

Checklist for reopening in-person faith formation activities
For anyone preparing to offer in-person faith formation programming (religious education, small groups, Bible studies, etc.), the attached checklist will assist in following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Pastors, parish staff and faith formation leaders should continue to collaborate on any reopening plans for faith formation programs, and there is still good reason to consider whether programs should open in-person at all. Please know that the Office of Faith Formation in the Diocese of Erie continues to actively discern resources and the best path forward, including virtual options. The Faith Formation team will continue to correspond with faith formation leaders on any new developments. For questions, contact Deacon Steve Washek at 814-824-1215.

Samuel Group: a new initiative for young adults discerning any vocation
Just because everyone else seems to think you are prepared for life as an adult doesn’t mean you aren’t wrestling with the big questions. Not to worry — you are not alone! The Vocations Office and the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry are collaborating on a new initiative called Samuel Group. Are you contemplating marriage? Wondering if you are being called to the priesthood or religious life? Samuel Group may be just what you need. Young adults ages 20 to 30 are encouraged to participate in 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. Space is 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.  

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.


Mary Magdalene preface
Mary Magdalene sung preface
Jubilarian list
Faith Formation checklist
Samuel Group flier
St. Boniface summer raffle
Young People Who Care program director

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Mary Magdalene preface
Mary Magdalene sung preface
Jubilarian list
Faith Formation checklist
Samuel Group flier
St. Boniface summer raffle
Young People Who Care program director


Summer raffle event scheduled at St. Boniface
St. Boniface Parish in Erie is holding a summer raffle on Aug. 9. Raffle tickets will be available at the church, 9367 Wattsburg Road, Erie, or via Facebook. Basket raffle items will be on display at the Coleman Center on Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please see the attached flier for complete details.

Administrative assistant needed at Diocese of Erie
The Diocese of Erie’s Clergy Personnel Office is seeking a full-time administrative assistant. For details on the position and how to apply, go to https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html.

Chastity education director needed
The Office of Faith Formation for the Diocese of Erie is seeking a part-time director of chastity education. For details about the position and how to apply, go to https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html.

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 positions available
A full-time English teacher and a full-time social studies teacher are 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.