June 12, 2023

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, June 19, 2023.
The deadline for submissions is Thursday, June 15, at 4:30 p.m.

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Peter’s Pence Collection
Pastors and administrators will find attached Bishop Persico’s letter introducing the 2023 Peter’s Pence collection to be taken up July 1-2. Parishes are asked to publicize this collection in a significant way on the weekend of June 24-25.

Catholic Foundation offers Catholic Social Ministry Grant opportunity
The Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania will accept applications for its Catholic Social Ministry Grant between June 19 and July 31. Eligibility criteria for this grant has been expanded in 2023. Those eligible to apply for these grants are Catholic 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving people within the 13 counties of the Diocese of Erie, departments of the Diocese of Erie and parishes. Each organization must have programs supporting family ministries, justice and peace, respect life, parish social ministry, ministry to persons with disabilities or natural family planning. Grant guidelines and criteria can be found on the Catholic Foundation website at https://www.cfnwpa.org/grant-seekers/catholic-social-ministry-grant-guidelines-criteria.

Annual Parish Report for Child Protection Compliance
Parishes are reminded that the Annual Parish Report for Child Protection Compliance is due by June 15. All parishes are required to complete the report. The information on the report is included in the Annual USCCB Charter Audit that the diocese undergoes each year. The report and instructions are attached. If you have any questions or need assistance in completing the report, contact Cindy Zemcik at 814.824.1195 or czemcik@eriercd.org.

International Catholic Stewardship Council newsletter
The Catholic Foundation is happy to share the attached June edition of the International Catholic Stewardship Council newsletter (English and Spanish versions are available). Pastors and parish staff are encouraged to read and share this publication with their parishioners, using all or parts of it for their parish bulletin, with credit to the author/source.

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.


2023 Peter’s Pence collection
ICSC newsletter (English)
ICSC newsletter (Spanish)

Parish Bulletin Announcements

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ICSC newsletter (English)
ICSC newsletter (Spanish)


Educational hike
The St. Hubert’s Committee, an active group of young and old outdoor enthusiasts serving St. Mary Parish in St. Marys with fellowship, events, programs and fundraisers, invites all interested to an upcoming educational hike at Kinzua Bridge on June 25. The group will meet at 12 p.m. in the church parking lot, 315 Church St., St. Marys, prior to driving to Kinzua. The tour starts at 1 p.m. with the Kinzua Bridge guide. For more details and to make reservations, contact the parish office at 814.781.1019. 

Knights of Columbus 10K, 5K race and 5K walk
Knights of Columbus JMJ Council 4071 is sponsoring its annual Liberty 10K and 5K run, and 5K walk on July 4. The event will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, 837 Bartlett Road, Harborcreek. The event begins promptly at 8 a.m. Registration is 6:45 a.m. For more information and registration, go to www.runsignup.com, the Erie Runners website at www.erierunners.club or call Ken at 814.881.2850. This is a great event for all members of the family to celebrate the holiday. 

Save the date for the National Eucharistic Congress
The Diocesan Eucharistic Adoration Committee is coordinating a pilgrimage to the Eucharistic Congress from July 17-21, 2024, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The diocesan pilgrimage will include round-trip transportation, a four-night hotel stay, and admission for all Eucharistic Congress events, speakers and the closing Mass. If you’ve already purchased a Eucharistic Congress pass, we will have travel-only options available. More information coming soon.

Middle school teacher
Saint Marys Catholic Middle School has a full-time opening for a middle school teacher for the 2023-24 school year. Preference will be given to those with certification in language arts and/or social studies. For more information and how to apply, visit https://www.eriercd.org/schools/educator-non-educator.html.

Elementary school teacher
St. Marys Catholic Elementary School has a full-time opening for an elementary school teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. Applicants must have a valid Pennsylvania teaching certificate to be considered. For more information and how to apply, visit https://www.eriercd.org/schools/educator-non-educator.html.

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