June 24, 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.

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.

Attention, pastors and music directors
The FCC has changed the rules for wireless microphones. The 600-megahertz spectrum/band has been re-allocated to commercial use only. Please contact your audio/visual supplier to determine if your equipment is still usable. This change pertains to all forms of wireless microphones, including lavalier/lapel mics. Rebates may exist to help defray the cost of replacing affected devices. T-Mobile already owns the 600-MHz band. As soon as it starts utilizing this frequency in your area, you are required to stop using 600-MHz microphones. Otherwise, affected microphones may stop working without warning. T-Mobile’s reach includes Pennsylvania, which is noted on page 21 at https://www.t-mobile.com/content/dam/t-mobile/corporate/media-library/public/documents/T-Mobile-LTE-A-Cities-and-Towns.pdf/_jcr_content/renditions/original.

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 six 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 on the benefits of walking for a healthier life.


Wellness Initiative
Cooper Classic
Mercy aging conference brochure

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Cooper Classic
Mercy aging conference brochure


Class offered in guided movement, contemplative prayer
“Restless Till You Rest in Him — Guided Movement and Contemplative Prayer” is a class offered in July and August for anyone age 12 and older. Learn how to use movement, music and prayer to bring calm to your mind and body and find the stillness that aids in experiencing God's peace, mercy and love. This class is free; no experience necessary. Just bring an exercise mat, water, and maybe a friend or two. Class will be led by Michelle Curtze, LPC, a certified fitness instructor. Music will be provided by cantor/pianist Christina Murnock. Classes are scheduled for the following dates and locations:

  • July 7 at 6 p.m. – Blessed Sacrament Parish gymnasium, 1626 W. 26th, Erie; teen Mass follows at the church
  • July 18 at 7 p.m. – Francis Xavier Parish gathering space, 8880 W. Main St., McKean; adoration of the Blessed Sacrament follows at the church
  • Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. – Our Lady of Peace Parish gymnasium, 2401 W. 38th St., Erie
  • Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. – St. Francis Xavier Parish gathering space, 8880 W. Main St., McKean.

No RSVPs necessary. For information, call/text Christina at 814-882-1017 or email murnockfarm@yahoo.com. Also, go to Facebook at www.fb.me/RestlessTillYouRestInHim.  

28th annual Father Cooper Golf Classic
The 28th annual Father Cooper Golf Classic, sponsored by St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Corry, will be held July 27 at North Hills Golf Course, 1450 N. Center St., Corry. Registration begins at 7 a.m.; shotgun start is at 8 a.m. Four-person scramble, men, women or mixed. The cost is $55/person, $220/foursome. Fee includes greens fees, hot dogs and snacks at the turn, cart, grilled steak lunch and prizes. Cash prizes for top three scores, hole prizes for men and women, mini contests, and a Chevy TRAX hole-in-one sponsored by Crotty Chevrolet. Register online at www.stthomastheapostle.church or contact St. Thomas Parish at 814-663-3041 or at secretary@stthomastheapostle.church. Proceeds benefit the parish youth religious education program.

Mercy Network to offer national conference on aging
Plan now for the National Conference of the Mercy Network on Aging Oct. 3-5 in Buffalo, New York. Please see the attached document for more information.

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 on July 28 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.

Free collection baskets
St. George Church in Erie has long-handled baskets that are no longer being used for collection purposes. If interested, please call the parish office at 814-864-0622.

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, substitute
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 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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