July 23, 2018

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, July 30, 2018.
Deadline: Thursday, July 26, at 4:30 p.m.

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The Diocese of Erie Information Bulletin advertises and promotes activities and events sponsored by diocesan organizations such as parishes, schools, religious communities and groups.

Save-the-date: Gender Identity Pastoral Workshop
Priests, deacons and school and parish leadership are invited to attend a day-long pastoral workshop on how to address gender identity issues. More information will be coming. The workshop will be held at two different locations:

  • Oct. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Mark Catholic Center, 429 E. Grandview Blvd., Erie
  • Oct. 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., St. Tobias Church (parish hall), 1135 Hewitt St., Brockway.

Notice to clergy attending wedding anniversary celebrations
If any clergy plan to attend either of the diocesan wedding anniversary celebrations (Aug. 5 at St. George, Erie, or Aug. 19 at Ss. Cosmas and Damian, Punxsutawney), please contact the pastor of each parish directly so accommodations can be made for your presence at the liturgy. Also, please continue to advertise these celebrations until August. Online reservations can be made at https://www.ErieRCD.org/familylifeoffice/anniv.html or by calling the couple’s parish or the Family Life Office at 814-824-1250. 

Reminder to diocesan employees
Diocesan employees are reminded that they can enjoy discounted admission to Splash Lagoon, as well as Peek'n Peak during the winter. Go to https://tickets.splashlagoon.com and use the store name ErieRCD@splash1.


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Frenchtown dinner served in July
The 122nd annual Frenchtown ham or chicken dinner will be held July 29 at St. Hippolyte Church in Frenchtown, 26012 North Frenchtown Road, Guys Mills. The cost for dinner is $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens, and $7 for children. Dinner will be served from noon until 6:30 p.m., or until sold out. The event also includes games of chance for all ages, including a gift auction, bingo, instant bingo, quilt/afghan raffle, 50/50 raffles, country store and a CoolWorld for kids. Grand prizes of $2,000, $1,000 and $500 will be awarded at the end of the day. Shuttle service to the parking areas will be provided. 

Married, single young adults welcome to holy hour
Married and single young adults are welcome to an evening of Eucharistic Adoration Aug. 24 beginning at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 837 Bartlett Road, Harborcreek, followed by dinner at 8 p.m. at a local eatery. The evening will include Eucharistic Adoration, confession, praise and worship music, and Benediction. Those who attend may come for as much or as little of the evening as their schedules permit.

Part-time administrative assistant position available
This position is responsible for providing part-time assistance (25 hours per week) in the areas of administrative support, visual and written communications and special projects and events for the Office of Education (CSO). Responsibilities also include providing clerical support for the Natural Family Planning/Chastity Education Office. Must be willing to support the mission of Catholic education and the NFP/Chastity Education programs.

Requirements include a high school diploma with continuing education/experience in administrative areas, and three to five years of prior general office experience in a service environment. Candidates must demonstrate an aptitude and working knowledge of a variety of computer and software programs (e.g., Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Access and Publisher). Occasional travel is required.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. Go to https://www.ErieRCD.org/employment.html to see the full position profile and application form. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and a completed and signed job application either online at CSOSearch@ErieRCD.org or by mail to: CSO Search, c/o Diocese of Erie, 429 East Grandview Blvd., Erie, PA 16504.

St. Martin Early Learning Center seeking full-time teachers
The St. Martin Early Learning Center in Erie is currently hiring four full-time teachers: two for its infant room, a float teacher and one for school-age children. All positions include an excellent benefit package. A degree in education, early childhood education or human services is required. Applicants must also be able to obtain all necessary clearances, pass a physical with TB testing, be able to lift at least 25 pounds, and possess a driver’s license. Apply in person at 1727 State St., Erie, or email arentschler@stmartincenter.org.

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