June 17, 2019

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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.

Dissolution of the Warren Deanery
In a continuation of the ongoing pastoral planning process, Bishop Lawrence Persico announces the dissolution of the Warren Deanery. Those parishes formerly belonging to this deanery will become part of adjoining deaneries. Please see the attached decree for more details.

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.

Job openings in the diocese
See the classified section below for current position openings in parishes 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 13 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 make healthier choices in spite of today’s high-speed, high-tech, high-stress world.


Warren Deanery decree
Wellness Initiative
Life in the Spirit retreat

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Benedictines for Peace to hold Silent Walk for Peace
Benedictines for Peace in Erie will hold their Silent Walk for Peace June 19 from 7 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bayfront Connector Trail, beginning at the Liberty Park parking lot, 726 West Bayfront Parkway, Erie. Participants will walk in silence from the parking lot and eastward on the Bayfront Connector Trail. The goal of the 20-minute walk is to bring peace to our hearts, families, communities, nation, world and all of creation.

Life in the Spirit retreat scheduled June 21-22
“The Gift,” a Life in the Spirit retreat, will be offered June 21-22 at St. Mary of Grace social hall, 1085 Water St., Meadville. Unwrap the gift of faith in the power of the Holy Spirit with praise and worship music, a DVD presentation, small group sharing and lunch and refreshments. Hours on June 21 are 6 to 9 p.m. and June 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The retreat is free. Register at https://tithe.ly/event-registration/#/594816 or call Amy Mosbacher at 814-333-2274, ext. 2. For more details, see the attached flier.

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 the 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.

Cruz-In rumbles into Lucinda in July
Plan now to attend and/or participate in the 10th annual Jen Zacherl Memorial Cruz-In at the Antler Club of Lucinda, 231 Sunset Drive. Proceeds will benefit St. Joseph School in Lucinda. T-shirts and dash plaques will be given to the first 200 cars. There will be cash prizes, a gift auction, door prizes and a handmade quilt raffle. There is no registration fee. For more information, call Chip at 814-319-2756, Ken at 814-226-8109, or Tim at 814-226-4227.

Mass Lectionary needed
AIM USA (Alliance for International Monasticism) has received a request from Sister Noela Naman, OSB Cam, from St. Catherine Monastery, Karatu/Arusha, Tanzania/East Africa, for a Mass Lectionary. If anyone has a Mass Lectionary that could be donated to Sister Noela’s monastery, please contact Sister Therese Glass, OSB, at 814-453-4724 or at missionary@aim-usa.org.

Coordinator of youth ministry/catechetical level leader needed
The four parishes in the St. Marys and Kersey area are looking for a full-time coordinator of youth ministry and catechetical level leader. The primary focus is to accompany youth and young adults in their faith journey and to assist with catechesis in faith formation programs. To inquire, call Mary Lynn Carnovale at 814-781-1042 or email ourdiscipleslife@gmail.com.

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.

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.

Venango Region Catholic School hiring teachers, substitut
The Venango Region Catholic School in Oil City is seeking to fill four positions:

  • Part-time physics teacher, grades 9-12
  • Full-time second-grade teacher (must be practicing Catholic to teach religion)
  • Full-time fourth- through fifth-grade multi-age teacher (must be practicing Catholic to teach religion)
  • Full-time middle school English and social studies teacher
  • Long-term substitute teacher for kindergarten.

For more details on the application process and a link to forms, go to https://www.eriercd.org/images/sections/schools/pdf/openings.pdf.

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