June 28, 2021

Due to the Fourth of July holiday, the next Information Bulletin is Tuesday, July 6, 2021.
Deadline for submissions is Thursday, July 1, 2021, at 4:30 p.m.

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2021 National Needs Collection
Pastors and administrators will find attached Bishop Lawrence Persico’s letter introducing the 2021 collection for National Needs, taken the weekend of July 17-18. Parishes are asked to publicize this collection in a significant way on the weekend of July 10-11.

Celebrate Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness Week with Bishop Lawrence Persico
Looking for family planning that is effective and respects your faith, your marriage and your body? Couples from around the Diocese of Erie are learning about a way of life that helps them work with God to grow their families or space children. Join other families in celebrating God’s vision for married love on July 25 at the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Jude Parish, 2801 W. 6th St., Erie. Bishop Persico will officiate. Following Mass, all are invited to a picnic luncheon at Pine Tree Pavilion near Beach 9 at Presque Isle State Park. Drinks and dessert will be provided. For more information, go to www.eriercd.org/awareness-mass.htm. To read studies that verify NFP’s effectiveness and upcoming class schedules, go to https://www.eriercd.org/chastity/ or contact the Diocesan Natural Family Planning coordinator at 814-512-0818.

Diocese introduces Re-membering Our Sunday Story initiative
The Faith Formation and Communications offices of the Diocese of Erie, along with a committee including several pastors, have spent months coordinating an initiative to ensure that people feel welcome as they return to public worship. Over the next six months, the Re-membering Our Sunday Story effort will provide parishes with an array of resources, from prayer cards and bulletin announcements to social media posts and a pastoral letter from Bishop Lawrence Persico. Watch for information that features a new logo (see attached). All materials are part of an effort to make sure the return to parish life is transformative. A story about the effort can be found at www.nwpaCatholic.com.

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.


2021 National Needs Collection
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Sign up for Vacation Bible School at Our Lady of Mercy
Ahoy Mateys! Our Lady of Mercy Parish is proud to offer Treasure Island Vacation Bible School July 26-30 at the parish, 837 Bartlett Road, Harborcreek. This event is free and open to all adventurers ages 4 through entering sixth grade. For more information or to register, please see the attached flier/registration form. Adult volunteers are needed. Fill out the registration form or call Irene at 814-898-6132. Completed registration forms can either be dropped off at the church office or emailed to info@ourladyofmercychurch.org. Registration deadline is July 12.

Principal position available at St. Gregory Catholic School
St. Gregory Catholic School in North East is seeking to fill its 12-month, permanent principal position for the 2021-22 school year. For a job description and application process, go to https://www.eriercd.org/schools/Administrator.html

Principal needed at Venango Region Catholic School System
The Venango Region Catholic School System in Oil City is seeking a principal for the 2021-22 school year. The deadline to apply is July 13, 2021. See a complete job description and the application process at https://www.eriercd.org/schools/Administrator.html.

Parishes are selling worship aids
St. Eulalia Parish, Coudersport, and St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, Port Allegany, are selling card-stock worship aids they are no longer using. A total of 200-plus copies of these items are available and in very good to excellent condition. They are Missa Simplex assembly cards by Richard Proulx and Michael O’Connor, copyright 2010, 2011 World Library Publications. The cost is 25 cents each, plus shipping. Description: chant-style Mass; English includes Kyrie, Gloria, Gospel acclamations, Holy, Holy, Holy, three memorial acclamations, Amen and Lamb of God. Contact Gloria Richardson, St. Eulalia Catholic Church, at gloriar@zitomedia.net.

Assistant principal opening available in Youngtown Diocese
St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School in the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio, is accepting applications for the position of assistant principal. Deadline for applications is July 9, or until position is filled. Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to: Timothy Neary, Principal, St. Thomas Aquinas High and Middle School, 2121 Reno Drive NE, Louisville, OH  44641, or email to sttahigh@youngstowndiocese.org. For additional information, call the school at 330-875-1631.

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