March 28, 2022
The next Information Bulletin is Monday, April 4, 2022.
Deadline for submissions is Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 4:30 p.m.
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Notice to Synod facilitators and parish secretaries/administrative assistants
Those who were unable to attend recent Synod listening sessions in the Diocese of Erie are encouraged to fill out a survey at https://forms.office.com/r/6bR23f2ZqB. This link is also posted on the diocesan Synod website at https://www.eriercd.org/synod.html. Parishes are asked to publish this notice in parish bulletins and websites. The survey will be available to fill out until 6 p.m. on March 31. Deacon Steve Washek and the Faith Formation team thank everyone for their work in ensuring the Synod’s success.
Communications Office requests Easter Vigil and Easter Mass times
Easter Vigil and Easter Mass times — as well as livestream information — for all parishes in the Diocese of Erie will be available in one place on the diocesan website at www.ErieRCD.org. This makes it easy for anyone to find information about these celebrations at parishes throughout the diocese. The Communications Office requests that parishes send the following information by Wednesday, April 6:
- Parish name
- Parish town
- Parish contact
- Parish contact email
- Easter Vigil Mass time
- Easter Mass time(s)
- Indication of which Masses will be livestreamed
- Where the livestreams can be accessed online (providing the actual URL, rather than just listing parish Facebook site, will help people find you most efficiently).
The goal is to be as welcoming as possible for those who have not been attending Mass regularly or who do not belong to the parish. Please submit the information to Rich Papalia in the Communications Office at email@example.com.
Diocesan webpage created to support Ukraine
A diocesan webpage has been created to keep people updated on ways they can support the people of Ukraine. Please click the banner on the main diocesan website at www.ErieRCD.org to learn about regional donation drives, prayer resources, or other ways to donate online. Send information on any additional donation drives or support efforts to Patrice Swick in the Office of Social Justice and Life at pswick@ErieRCD.org. Information on the page will be updated regularly.
Marriage Matters newsletter available
The monthly Marriage Matters newsletter from the Tribunal Office of the Diocese of Erie is attached.
Memorial cards being distributed to parishes and schools
Memorial cards printed upon the recent death of Bishop Emeritus Donald Trautman are being sent to parishes for distribution at Masses, in schools and through faith formation programs. The cards include Scripture, insights and a strong vocations message. Cards for schools were included in the parish mailings; high schools will receive their own packets. Your assistance in making the cards available to parishioners, students, faculty and staff is greatly appreciated.
All parishes, schools, agencies and other entities that have service agreements with the Diocese of Erie are asked to update their files with the current contact information for insurance carriers:
- Property/Liability, Gallagher Bassett Services Inc.
- Workers Compensation, Amtrust North America Insurance Co.
- Boilers, Liberty Mutual Insurance
James R. Rosenberger
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.
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Communion Breakfast scheduled at St. Boniface Parish
The Knights of Columbus of St. Boniface Parish, 9367 Wattsburg Road, Erie, welcomes everyone to its annual Communion Breakfast on April 3, immediately following the 7:30 a.m. Mass. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children and $25 for a family. The guest speaker is Joe Tarquinio, administrator of Maria House Project. Questions? Call Martin Zapolski at 814-323-2913.
Movie Unplanned to be shown at St. Jude the Apostle Parish
Anyone over 17 is invited to the showing of Unplanned at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 2801 W. 6th St., Erie, on April 24 at 4 p.m. in the Parish Founders room. The documentary is about one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation who was involved in more than 22,000 abortions and who counseled countless women on their reproductive choices. That all ended when she saw something that changed her perspective forever. Rated “R” due to graphic images, the film is a powerful story of redemption. Please RSVP to Jen Hudson at 814-833-0927 by April 21. If attendance is high, the showing will be moved to the church.
Job opening for part-time director of music ministries
Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Harborcreek is seeking a director of music ministries who will be actively engaged in the worship life of the parish and support the song of the assembly at weekend and special liturgies. Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in music or equivalent experience and have knowledge and understanding of Catholic liturgy. Additional requirements include the ability to plan liturgies, excellent organizational and communication skills, and adaptability. For a pastoral musician with additional skills, this part-time music director position can be expanded to full-time coordinator of liturgical ministries.
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and a complete job description, contact the parish at 814-899-5342. To learn more about Our Lady of Mercy Parish, go to www.ourladyofmercychurch.org.
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