July 9, 2018

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, July 16, 2018.
Deadline: Thursday, July 12, 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.

Parishes asked to respond to materials request
Last month, every parish received a letter asking them to review the amount of promotional materials they receive for national collections. Please respond by July 13 if you want to change your order. Contact Maria Caulfield at 814-824-1170 or at mcaulfield@ErieRCD.org with any questions.

Registration open for diocesan-sponsored priest retreats
Registration is now available for 2018 diocesan-sponsored priest retreats:

  • Aug. 6-10, Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora, N.Y., with Father Albert Haase, OFM
  • Sept. 17-21, Villa Maria Spirituality and Educational Center, Villa Maria, Pa.

See the attached flier for more information. Questions may be directed to Father Justin Pino at frjustin@comcast.net or Maria Caulfield at mcaulfield@ErieRCD.org.

Pastors, parish staff encouraged to promote Surviving Divorce Ministry
The Family Life Office of the Diocese of Erie is pleased to announce that a 12-week session of a ministry for men and women who have suffered the pain of divorce or separation will begin in September. The Surviving Divorce Ministry, formerly known as the Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide (CDSG Divorce Ministry), will be held on Wednesdays, Sept. 5 through Nov. 28, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Mark Catholic Center, 429 E. Grandview Blvd., Erie. Each week features a 30-minute DVD that covers topics such as shock, denial, anger, forgiveness, the courts, kids and much more. The program offers valuable insight for all who have suffered separation or divorce, whether 10 days ago or 10 years ago. See the attachments for a brochure and a bookmark schedule of group meetings. For hard copies to be sent to your parish, contact the Family Life Office at 814-824-1261 or at chess@ErieRCD.org. More information may be found at https://www.ErieRCD.org/familylifeoffice/sdm.html.

Bishop to preside at permanent diaconate’s 50th anniversary Mass
The 50th anniversary of the restored permanent diaconate in the United States will be celebrated this year. See the attached letter from Bishop Lawrence Persico regarding this special occasion. A diocesan Mass of celebration is planned Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Church, 2401 W. 38th St., Erie. All are welcome to attend.


Surviving divorce brochure
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Permanent diaconate anniversary

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Priest retreats
Surviving divorce brochure
Surviving divorce bookmark
Permanent diaconate anniversary


Silent Walk for Peace scheduled July 17
Benedictines for Peace in Erie will hold a Silent Walk for Peace on July 17 from 7 to 7:30 p.m. at Perry Monument, Presque Isle State Park. The natural beauty of Presque Isle will remind participants of the need for peace in the midst of suffering and war. A Silent Peace Walk also is scheduled Aug. 30 from 7 to 7:30 p.m., beginning at 345 E. 9th St., Erie. The August event will be preceded by a 6 p.m. cookout.

Joy Ministries to host outdoor music/praise event

Joy Ministries of the Diocese of Erie is hosting “Music on the Hill,” an evening of music and praise, at St. Mark Catholic Center, 429 E. Grandview Blvd., Erie, July 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. All are welcome; bring lawn chairs and blankets. Enjoy various praise band music. Joy Ministries is an outreach to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For more information, contact Michele Inter, director of Disabilities Ministries, at 814-824-1257 or at minter@ErieRCD.org.

Cathedral celebrates anniversary, offers free tours

The public is welcome to participate Aug. 4-5 in free tours of St. Peter Cathedral, the mother church of the Diocese of Erie, located at W. 10th and Sassafras streets in Erie. The tours will be given following the 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday, Aug. 4, as well as after the 6:30, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Masses on Sunday, Aug. 5. Refreshments will be provided. The special weekend commemorates the 125th anniversary of St. Peter Cathedral, which was dedicated Aug. 2, 1893. The people of the diocese are invited to learn about the history of the cathedral, which was designed shortly after the Civil War. For more information, contact Sheila Grove at 814-450-7932.

Opening for organist
St. Mary Parish in St. Marys is hiring a regular church organist(s) who could possibly work into the role of liturgical music director. For more information, call Kim at 814-781-1019 or email smchurch1@windstream.net.

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