July 5, 2022

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, July 11, 2022.
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Young men are invited to Quo Vadis Days
Quo Vadis Days is a four-day camp for Catholic young men in grades 9-12 who are striving to follow God’s call in their lives, who are considering the priesthood or seminary formation, or who are wondering if God is calling them to a religious vocation. Register now for Quo Vadis Days this July 24-27 at St. Mark Seminary in Erie. Attached is a document that includes the registration form and a flier for further details. For more information, please contact Father Scott Jabo at 814-824-1200 or SWJabo@eriercd.org.

Novena to Good St. Ann
All are invited to attend the 103rd annual novena in honor of Good St. Ann at St. Ann Church, 921 East Ave., Erie, July 18-26. Redemptorist Father Phil Dabney will be the guest preacher, confessor and celebrant. He is a priest-in-residence at the Holy Redeemer Baltimore Provincial House in Washington, D.C. Daily Masses will be celebrated Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday Masses are at 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.; and Sunday Masses are at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The following special celebrations will be held at each Mass on the dates noted:

  • Blessing of religious articles, July 20
  • Anointing of the Sick, July 22
  • Blessing of children, July 23 and July 24
  • Blessing of parents and grandparents, July 26 (Feast of St. Ann).

For more information, contact Father Jerry Priscaro at 814-464-6913 or JsPriscaro@ErieRCD.org.

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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Celebrate Christmas in July
St. Benedict Christmas in July cash bingo will be held July 17 at the Polish Falcons Club, 431 E. 3rd St., Erie. Doors open at noon; games begin at 1 p.m. Donations of toys or clothes (ages 2-7) or cash earn a free packet of nine playing cards. There will be early bird bingo, a 50/50, a $100 lottery wreath, door prizes and more.

Vacation Bible School: All aboard!
Our Lady of Mercy Parish, 837 Bartlett Road, Harborcreek, is holding a Vacation Bible School July 25-29 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The program is free and open to children ages 4 through grade 6. Children do NOT need to be a member of the parish to attend. Registration is mandatory to ensure there are ample supplies. A registration form is attached for convenience, or can be found on the bulletin tables inside the church, on the parish website at www.ourladyofmercychurch.org or requested by email at info@ourladyofmercychurch.org. High school and adult volunteers are needed. For more information, call Irene at 814-899-6132.

Save the date for St. Michael’s Labor Day picnic
St. Michael Parish in Fryburg will hold its annual Labor Day picnic on Sept. 5, featuring chicken and ham dinners with homemade noodle soup. There will be a 100-item gift auction in the second-floor church social hall and a quilt raffle on the picnic grounds. Games of chance and skill for all ages will be held throughout the day, along with raffles and cash prizes. Dinners are $12 each for adults, and $6 for children. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase in the weeks leading up to the picnic through the parish office, various local businesses and online. Tickets also will be available on the grounds the day of the event. All proceeds benefit the ongoing upkeep and maintenance of the parish’s stone church built in 1886. For more information, contact the parish office at 814-226-7288 or email stmikelabordaypicnic@gmail.com.

Third-grade teacher needed in Lucinda
St. Joseph Catholic School in Lucinda is currently seeking applicants for a permanent full-time third-grade teacher. Applications are due today (July 5). Go to https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html for complete job details and the application process.

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