June 10, 2019

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, June 17, 2019.
Deadline for submissions is Thursday, June 13, 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.

2019 Peter’s Pence Collection
Pastors and administrators will find attached Bishop Lawrence Persico’s letter introducing the 2019 Peter’s Pence Collection. Parishes are asked to publicize this collection in a significant way on the weekend of June 22-23.

Diocesan-sponsored priest retreats
Registration is now available for 2019 diocesan-sponsored priest retreats:

  • Aug. 5-9 — Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora, New York, with Father Robert F. Leavitt, PSS
  • Sept. 16-20 — Villa Maria Spirituality and Educational Center, Villa Maria, Pennsylvania, with Bishop Riccardo Ramirez, CSB.

Please see the attached flier for more information. Questions? Contact Father Justin Pino at jppino@ErieRCD.org or Maria Caulfield at mcaulfield@ErieRCD.org.

Tribunal newsletter available for June
Attached is the June “Marriage Matters” newsletter of the Office of the Tribunal and Matrimonial Concerns of the Diocese of Erie.

‘Liturgy Jot’ is available now
The attached June issue of “Good Liturgy Matters-Jot” deals with the General Intercessions, or Universal Prayer. This one-page, easy-to-read article is released monthly by the Office of Worship and is designed to help parish communities reflect on and improve their weekly liturgies. Consider including this “Jot” in your parish bulletin or discuss it at liturgy committee and pastoral council meetings. Please send comments or questions to the Office of Worship at 814-824-1270.

Job openings in the diocese
See the classified section below for current position openings in communications and schools. Another position is available with an affiliate of Catholic Charities. Here’s a quick link: https://www.ErieRCD.org/employment.html.

Good for You Wellness Initiative
There are only 20 days left to complete the requirements for the Diocese of Erie’s Good for You Wellness Initiative. This program is for full-time employees covered by the Diocese of Erie’s wellness plan. Don’t forget that spouses of full-time employees covered on the plan also are able to participate. Just complete three easy steps to earn your $150 reward. Learn more at https://www.ErieRCD.org/wellness.html. See the attached document for tips on how to stay productive and get through the workday despite an afternoon slump.


Marriage Matters
Liturgy Jot
Wellness Initiative

Parish Bulletin Announcements

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Priest retreat information
Marriage Matters
Liturgy Jot
Wellness Initiative
Peter’s Pence Collection


Erie Catholic School System raffling Mustang
The Erie Catholic School System is holding its premier fundraiser for the year: a raffle of a 1967 Ford Mustang 289 V8 Coupe. The car will be on display outside St. George Church, 5145 Peach St., Erie, through September, when a drawing is held. Proceeds benefit the Erie Catholic Education Fund, which provides scholarships to families seeking financial assistance. Only 4,800 tickets will be sold for $20 per ticket. For more information or to purchase tickets go to www.eriecatholic.org, call 814-806-2423, email advancement@eriecatholic.org or visit one of the six campuses of the system. The winner will be drawn Sept. 14 at the All-American Classic Car Show at St. Jude School and Parish, 2801 W. 6th St., Erie.

St. George CYA headed to ballpark
Make reservations now to attend the St. George Catholic Young Adult Ministry event July 15 at the Erie SeaWolves baseball game against Akron. It’s also “Buck Night.” Attendees purchase food, pop and beer on their own, but their tickets are provided free from CYA. Reservations are needed to reserve a section for 20 people. To RSVP, email Theresa Walsh at cya@stgeorgeerie.org.

Register now for Vacation Bible School at Our Lady of Mercy
Celebrate heroes of the Bible and join God’s superhero team at the Vacation Bible School offered by Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Harborcreek, July 22-26 from 9 a.m. to noon. The week is free and open to children age 4 through those entering sixth grade. To register, call 814-899-6132 or email ilucas@ourladyofmercychurch.org.

Plan now for Vacation Bible School at Our Lady of Peace
Make plans now for Vacation Bible School at Our Lady of Peace Parish, 2401 W. 38th St., Erie, July 29 to Aug. 2. Students in kindergarten through fourth grade are invited to attend. Camp will run from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. each day. The cost is $40 per child and includes a T-shirt, snack each day and supplies. For more information and to register, go to www.olp.org (search for Vacation Bible School under the Faith Formation tab).

CEO: Prince of Peace Center
Prince of Peace Center, Farrell, an affiliate of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Erie, is seeking a CEO to lead the 36-year-old organization. Prince of Peace is committed to reducing poverty, strengthening families, building community and supporting self-empowerment. Go to www.ErieRCD.org/employment.html to see the full position profile and details on how to apply. Parishes are asked to publish this position in their bulletins.

Multi-media journalist needed
The Office of Communications of the Diocese of Erie is hiring a full-time multi-media journalist, who will be responsible for planning, prioritizing and packaging materials for distribution through all digital and social media platforms, as well as print. For the full position profile and directions on how to apply, go to https://www.ErieRCD.org/employment.html.

Principal sought for Kennedy Catholic
The Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools in Hermitage is soliciting applications for the position of middle/high school principal. The Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools is a regional, college preparatory, Roman Catholic school system of the Diocese of Erie. For details about the position and the application process, go to https://www.ErieRCD.org/schools/Administrator.html.

Seton Catholic hiring principal
Seton Catholic School in Meadville is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as its principal for the 2019-20 school year. For more information about the position and to apply, go to https://www.ErieRCD.org/employment.html.

St. Michael School principal position announcement
St. Michael School in Greenville is seeking candidates for principal. Appointment to this position will be at the end of the 2018-19 school year. For more information about the position and to apply, go to https://www.ErieRCD.org/employment.html

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