June 19, 2023

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, June 26, 2023.
The deadline for submissions is Thursday, June 22, at 4:30 p.m.

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Reintroduction of the Precious Blood at Mass
Please see the attached letter from Bishop Persico, and accompanying instructions on the reintroduction of the Precious Blood at Masses in the Diocese of Erie.

2023 National Needs Collection
Please find attached Bishop Persico’s letter introducing the 2023 National Needs Collection, to be taken the weekend of July 15-16. Parishes are asked to publicize this collection in a significant way on the weekend of July 8-9.

Finance Office reminder to pastors and bookkeepers
Pastors and parish bookkeepers are reminded that with the closing of the fiscal year for parishes on Friday, June 30, all payments for special collections as well as payments for assessments to the diocese are now due. Please contact Jim Hubert, CFO, Jahubert@eriercd.org, with any questions.

Marriage Matters newsletter
Please see the attached Marriage Matters newsletter from the Tribunal Office.

Catholic Foundation Offers Catholic Social Ministry Grant Opportunity
The Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for its Catholic Social Ministry Grant. Applications will be accepted through July 31. Eligibility criteria for this grant have 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.

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.


National Needs Collection
Marriage Matters newsletter
Golf flier
World Apostolate of Fatima retreat
Cover letter regarding Precious Blood
Instruction on reintroduction of Precious Blood

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National Needs Collection
Marriage Matters newsletter
Golf flier
World Apostolate of Fatima retreat
Cover letter regarding Precious Blood
Instruction on reintroduction of Precious Blood


St. Joseph golf outing
St. Joseph Parish in Force will host its third annual golf outing on July 9 at Bavarian Hills Golf Course, 251 Mulligan Rd, St Marys, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Several prizes are available. Registration is $80 per person or $65 for members, covering greens fees, cart, meals and refreshments. To sign up, contact John Bauer at 814-834-3602 ext. 1. See flier for details.

World Apostolate of Fatima retreat
The Erie Diocesan Division of the World Apostolate of Fatima will host its 18th annual one-day retreat on July 15 at St. Ann Church, 921 East Ave., Erie. The retreat, led by Fr. Jerry Priscaro and guest speaker Dr. Jaci Philips Sabol, will explore the theme Mary & the Eucharist. The day includes multiple talks, a presentation and Mass. Registration is $15 per individual or $25 per couple. See flier for details.

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. 

Director for the Office of Social Justice and Life
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Erie, Inc. is looking for a director for the Office of Social Justice and Life. The candidate will be responsible for educating and accompanying the people of the Diocese of Erie to respond to the Gospel call to recognize the dignity in all human life, and to be in solidarity with, and in service to the poor, the neglected, the unborn and those living in the margins. For full position details and how to apply, visit https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html.

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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