March 12, 2018

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, March 19, 2018. 
Deadline: Thursday, March 15, at 4:30 p.m.

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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.

Bishop to preside at Holy Week liturgies
Bishop Lawrence Persico will preside at the following Holy Week liturgies scheduled at St. Peter Cathedral, 230 W.
10th St., Erie:
Palm Sunday, March 25 at 11 a.m.
Chrism Mass, March 26 at 4 p.m.
Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper, March 29 at 7 p.m.
Good Friday Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, March 30 at 3 p.m.
Easter Vigil, March 31 at 8:30 p.m.

2018 Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land
Pastors and administrators will find attached Bishop Lawrence Persico’s letter introducing the 2018 Pontifical Good
Friday Collection for the Holy Land. Parishes are asked to publicize this collection in a significant way on the
weekend of March 24-25.

2018-19 compensation plan for women religious
Attached is a letter from Bishop Lawrence Persico concerning the compensation plan for women religious for 2018
-19, as well as the compensation plan itself. Please direct any questions to Sister Nancy Fischer, SSJ, director of the
Office for Religious, at 814-824-1217 or

Pastors asked to recommend Camp Notre Dame summer staff
The board of directors of Camp Notre Dame is requesting the help of pastors to find enthusiastic college students
and recent high school graduates for the 2018 summer camp staff. Please see the attached letter from Father Mark
Nowak. The letter includes a suggested announcement for publication in parish bulletins.

Formation opportunity for liturgical musicians
The Erie Diocese Chapter of the Association of National Pastoral Musicians (NPM) will present “Renewing Our
Conversion—Music for Lent” at Queen of the World Parish, St. Marys, on April 15 at 2:30 p.m. Please see the
attached flier for details. This event is the second part of an ongoing series, “Singing the Liturgical Year.”

CDSG Divorce Ministry to return in April
The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide (CDSG Divorce Ministry) will be held weekly from April 4 to May 23 (eight
weeks only) at St. Mark Catholic Center in Erie. See the two attachments and share them with parishioners in need
of support. For more details, contact the Family Life Office at 814-824-1261 or at, or visit 

Youth and Young Adult Ministry assembling database
The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry in the Diocese of Erie is assembling a database of all parish contacts in
youth and/or young adult ministry. To help us update our records, take a survey at
RX5OPxlB6QVD06zbFxJtfqZsgu5M6ZUMUhRNThOU1BWTExWVFgyMkZUMFBIWko0VS4u. Please respond to the survey
even if there is no one appointed to either position at your parish.


Mother-Daughter Tea
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Camp Notre Dame
Compensation plan
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Good Friday Collection


Evening of prayer and music scheduled in Falls Creek
An evening of prayer and music will be held March 18 beginning at 6 p.m. at St. Bernard Church, 205 Taylor Ave.,
Falls Creek. The evening will include a homily, Scripture reading and prayers for healing with Father Mark Mastrian.
Music will be provided by Shalom. For more information, contact Judy Smart at 814-637-5930 or Rich Kenawell at

DuBois Central Catholic to host Palm Sunday events
DuBois Central Catholic’s junior class and parents are hosting a spaghetti dinner on Palm Sunday, March 25, from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school cafeteria, 200 Central Christian Road, DuBois. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for
children under 12. Take-outs will be available. All proceeds will benefit this year’s junior-senior prom. During the
dinner, the school’s annual seventh grade science fair projects will be exhibited in the school gym. Also, the spring
book fair will be open to the public in the elementary school library.

Mothers and daughters invited to annual tea
All mothers (or female role models) and their daughters, ages 11 to 13, are welcome to attend an annual Mother-
Daughter Tea sponsored by the Chastity Education Office of the Diocese of Erie. A tea will be offered at two sites
and times:
  • April 15, noon to 4:30 p.m., St. Mark Catholic Center, 439 East Grandview Blvd., Erie
  • April 22, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., St. Boniface Church, 355 Main St., Kersey.
The cost is $15 per family, with an early-bird rate of $12 if the reservation is received two weeks before the event.
The cost includes time for discussion, games and refreshments. For more information and to register, go to and click on “TEA” under the Events tab. To register by phone, call Kate Wilson at
814-824-1259. See the attached flier for more details

Free Classifieds:

Opening for development coordinator/communication and event specialist
The Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania is seeking a full-time communication and event specialist to
contribute to all aspects of donor relations for the Catholic Foundation and its constituents. Duties include print and
digital communication initiatives, PR and promotion, event planning and donor engagement.

Required qualifications include:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-plus years of experience within donor relations and event planning spheres
  • Excellent creative writing and proofreading skills
  • Proficiency with a broad range of computer software principles, including Microsoft Office, donor database
  • management and digital communication platforms
  • Ability to supervise projects and budgets and to lead and energize work groups
  • Knowledge of Catholic stewardship principles a plus.
Applications accepted through March 30, 2018. Go to to view the full
position profile and job application form. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and a signed and
completed job application form in one of two ways:
Email all materials to (application form must be scanned, completed and signed)
Mail to: Catholic Foundation Search, 429 East Grandview Blvd., Erie, PA 16504.
Erie Catholic School System is hiring
The Erie Catholic School System, which includes six school campuses in Erie, is hiring for the following position:

Substitute teacher
Go to for more details and application requirements.

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