June 15, 2020

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Clergy appointments
Please find attached the most recent clergy appointments from Bishop Lawrence Persico.

Also, the bishop has announced that, effective July 1, 2020, the position of vicar for education will cease to exist, and no new vicar will be named. The current Office of Education, which now houses both the Catholic Schools Office and the Faith Formation Office, will be divided into its two separate parts. This means that as of July 1, there will be a separate Catholic Schools Office (headed by Jim Gallagher, superintendent) and a separate Office for Faith Formation (headed by Deacon Steve Washek, executive director). The Office of Education, as such, will no longer exist.

Holy oils available for pick up
Because the Chrism Mass was not public this year, many clergy were unable to bring their own bottles to be filled with holy oils. Clergy are advised that they may now pick up the extra oil they need by visiting St. Mark Catholic Center, which has resumed normal work hours. To make arrangements, please call the Worship Office at 814-824-1271 or email mgrant@ErieRCD.org.

Emmaus days for clergy announced
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place, it is not possible for the Diocese Erie to hold its annual Emmaus Convocation this year. However, June 16 has been designated as Emmaus Day for priests of the diocese, and June 18 has been designated as Emmaus Day for permanent deacons of the diocese. Talks will be presented on both days and priests and deacons are asked to participate via Zoom on their respective days — either with other priests or deacons in small gatherings or by themselves, if they prefer. Zoom participation instructions will be sent to all clergy via diocesan email.

Members of the laity are asked to keep our priests and deacons especially in prayer on these Emmaus days, as has been the custom during the Emmaus Convocation. Please call the Chancery at 814-824-1135 with any questions.

Avoid Zoom scams
To capitalize on Zoom’s popularity as a video meeting platform, scammers are hoping you’ll click links in their malicious email. Learn to spot fake Zoom meeting invitations. For more information, visit https://www.eriercd.org/Computer-Security-Awareness-Training.html and click the June 15 link.

Temporary #iGiveCatholic link closing after June 30
As noted in previous Information Bulletin posts, the Catholic Foundation facilitated the emergency activation of the national #iGiveCatholic platform in March for use with local COVID-19 relief fundraising. This fundraising tool will only be available through June 30.

Gifts to your parishes, schools and Catholic ministries can be made at https://erie.igivecatholic.org/. Beginning July 1, #iGiveCatholic programming efforts will focus on plans for the original, annual #iGiveCatholic on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Michelle Basista from the Catholic Foundation will provide more information on this in the coming months.

Job openings in the diocese
See the classified section below for current position openings. Here’s a quick link to diocesan, school and parish jobs: https://www.ErieRCD.org/employment.html.


Clergy appointments
Secretarial position
Young People Who Care program director

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Clergy appointments
Secretarial position
Young People Who Care program director


There are no activities to announce this week.

Chairs to give away
St. Mark Catholic Center has 21 dining room-type chairs to give away. The chairs (see attached photo) were in the library and proved not to be sturdy, especially on a carpeted floor. They should be fine for gentle use. If interested, contact Sister Kathleen Dietz, FSO, at 814-824-1135 or via email at kdietz@ErieRCD.org.

Secretarial position open with partnered parishes in Erie
The partnered parishes of St. Paul, St. Andrew and Sacred Heart in Erie are consolidating secretarial functions into one position. For details about this job and how to apply, see the attached document and/or go to https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html.    

Music director needed at St. Joseph/Bread of Life Community
St. Joseph/Bread of Life Community in Erie is seeking a part-time music director who would be responsible for the development, promotion and growth of the music program of the parish community. Qualified candidates must have the experience and ability to lead both traditional and contemporary styles of worship within the Catholic liturgy. Mostly flexible hours and duties primarily on Saturday and Sunday. The position is under the supervision of the pastor. If interested, call the parish office at 814-452-2982.

Erie Catholic School System seeking principal
The Erie Catholic School System is seeking a full-time principal for a preschool to grade 8 school. Appointment to this position will begin effective July 1, 2020. Go to http://ErieCatholic.org/careers for further details. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Young People Who Care, Inc. hiring program director
Young People Who Care, Inc., (YPWC), a Clearfield County nonprofit organization, is seeking a program director. See the attachment for full details.

Principal position available at Mother Teresa Academy
Applications are being accepted for the position of principal at Erie’s Mother Teresa Academy. For complete information, go to https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html.

Teacher position available
A full-time high school English teacher is needed at Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools, Hermitage. For details, go to https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html.

Director of liturgy and music/elementary music teacher
Immaculate Conception Parish in Clarion is seeking a full-time director of liturgy and music/elementary music teacher. Competitive compensation package. For complete details, go to https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html. Interested candidates should e-mail a resume and letter of interest to Kim Kroh of the Liturgy and Music Task Force at KimKroh@comcast.net.

Oil City parish hiring director/coordinator of faith formation
St. Joseph Parish in Oil City is seeking a director/coordinator of faith formation. This is a full-time, exempt position that reports directly to the pastor and supervises numerous volunteer catechists and parent volunteers. For information about the position and how to apply, go to https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html.