May 15, 2023

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, May 22, 2023.
The deadline for submissions is Thursday, May 18, at 4:30 p.m.

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Items from the Office for Divine Worship

Pastors will find attached three items from the Office for Divine Worship:

  1. An invitation for all clergy and parishes to participate in one of the regional Eucharistic Processions on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, June 11.
  2. An invitation for your parish to participate in the “Parish Year” of the Eucharistic Revival by using the available resources at 
  3. The revised draft of the Diocesan Devotions Calendar. Changes can be suggested to the Office for Divine Worship through May 30. The calendar begins this July.

Please contact Father Matt Kujawinski at or 814.824.1270 with any questions.

Assessment correction
In the Information Bulletin sent out on May 1, six parishes with elementary schools were inaccurately charged on the original Catholic Schools Support Assessment. All six of these parishes were located within Erie County. Below are the six parishes affected:

  1. James Parish, Erie
  2. Luke Parish, Erie
  3. Blessed Sacrament Parish, Erie
  4. Our Lady of Peace Parish, Erie
  5. George Parish, Erie
  6. Jude Parish, Erie

This situation has been corrected and is reflected in the newly revised Information Bulletin. If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Barron at 814.824.1168.

Don’t miss the relics visiting the Diocese of Erie
“Jesus, come right in! Make yourself at home!” These are the words of Blessed Carlo Acutis, who passed away at the age of 15 in 2006. His work has been appreciated around the world through the website and posters he created about Eucharistic miracles. The only touring relic of Blessed Carlo, as well as a relic of St. Manuel González García — known as the Bishop of the Abandoned Tabernacle — will be available for public veneration at several locations around the Diocese of Erie beginning May 23. Please visit to find the schedule as well as information about both men and insight into venerating relics. A graphic available for use in bulletins and social media is in the attachments. Come and participate in this unique experience as part of the national Eucharistic Revival.

Invitation to the Presbyteral Ordination May 26
Everyone will find attached an invitation to the presbyteral ordination on May 26 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter Cathedral. 

Invitation to training sessions for faith formation for clergy and parish leaders
The Faith Formation Office is offering training for the grades 6-10 process on May 19 and 20. Please see the attached for details. Call or email Mary Hickin, director for Catechesis and Sacraments, at 814.824.1222 or with any questions.

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: For Erie Catholic School System jobs only, go to


Eucharistic processions
Eucharistic Revival Parish Year
Revival of calendar of devotions
Blessed Carlo and St. Manuel
Ordination invitation
Clergy training invitation
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Wedding anniversary celebration registration
Corvette raffle

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Eucharistic processions
Eucharistic Revival Parish Year
Revival of calendar of devotions
DF assessment
Blessed Carlo and St. Manuel
Ordination invitation
Clergy training invitation
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Wedding anniversary celebration registration
Corvette raffle


Luncheon and gift auction
All Saints Parish in Waterford is sponsoring a luncheon and gift auction on May 21 from 1-4 p.m. at 11264 Rt. 97 N., Waterford. Admission is $10. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds go to the parish’s various ministries.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
A Catechesis of the Good Shepherd catechist training course will be hosted in the Diocese of Erie at the St. Thomas More House of Prayer, 365 Hill City Rd., Cranberry.

Part A: June 3-9

Part B: August 7-12

Level one catechesis formation prepares the catechist spiritually and practically to lead three to six-year-old children to grow in relationship with Jesus Christ, the good shepherd and his church through scriptural and prayerful encounters. Tuition is $425, and discounted lodging is also available on location. For more information, contact Eleanor fix spacing Kolesar. See flier for details.

The Essence of Spring
Transcendence invites you to a spring concert featuring new compositions by Richard Robert Rossi, alongside sacred and secular works by renowned composers such as Monteverdi, Bruckner, Stanford, Memley and Moses Hogan. The event will be held at St. Peter Cathedral, 230 W 10th St., Erie on June 10 at 7 p.m., with Rossi as the conductor. Admission is free. See flier for details. For more information visit

All-class reunion
St. Patrick's School Alumni Association is holding a reunion for classes between 1954 and 1990. The event will be held on July 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Church of the Nativity Community Center, 109 German St., Erie. Spouses and significant others are welcome, but no children are allowed. The cost is $35/person and includes food, drinks, music and dancing. RSVP and payment are due by July 14. Register online at or mail a check to Gary Marz at 3101 El Corto Way, Erie, PA 16506-1603. For questions, contact alumna Jayne Ewing Simon at    

Wedding anniversary celebrations with Bishop Persico 
Diocesan anniversary celebrations for couples celebrating 25, 40, 50, 60 or more years of marriage in 2023 will be held at two locations in the Diocese of Erie this summer:

Aug. 6 at Our Lady of Peace, 2401 W. 38th St., Erie at 2 p.m.

Aug. 20 at Sts. Cosmas and Damian, 616 W. Mahoning St., Punxsutawney at 2 p.m.

Couples and/or parish staff may register by completeing a registration form online at, or by calling their parish office or by contacting the Marriage and Family Life Office at 814.824.1210. Registrations are being accepted until July 21 for the Erie celebration and until Aug. 4 for the Punxsutawney celebration. See flier for details.

St. Jude Corvette raffle
St. Jude the Apostle Parish is offering a chance to win a 2023 Z51 2LT Corvette Stingray or $50,000 in their latest fundraiser. The fundraiser, offering over $100,000 in total prizes, also includes a second-place reward of a Disney World family vacation or $10,000. The grand prize drawing will occur on Christmas Eve, but not before the parish awards cash prizes for 12 consecutive days leading up to the event. Interested parties can purchase tickets for $50 each at All proceeds from the event will directly benefit Catholic education and various ministries within the parish community. See flier for details.

Third grade teacher
St. Francis School in Clearfield is seeking a third grade teacher. Applicants must have all mandated clearances and a commitment and ability to work with children. Applications are due June 23. For full position details and how to apply, visit  

Physical education teacher
St. Francis School in Clearfield is seeking a physical education teacher. The candidate must be able to provide students with a well-rounded knowledge of sports and fitness. Applicants must have all mandated clearances and a commitment and ability to work with children. Applications are due by June 23. For full position details and how to apply, visit

Youth and young adult minister/middle school faith formation coordinator
St. Marys’ Interparish Faith Formation in St. Marys is actively seeking a youth and young adult minister/middle school faith formation coordinator. The candidate should be energetic with a deep commitment to supporting youth in building a relationship with Christ as well as an openness to the Holy Spirit working within them. He or she also must be able to think outside the box with respect to parish life and commit to trust-based team leadership with Jesus Christ as the motivating factor. The applicant trains disciples and collaborates with adult volunteer teams who carry out an authentic relational ministry. A full job description is available upon request. Competitive wage and benefits are offered. Interested candidates should contact Mary Lynn Carnovale at or 814.781.1042.

Director of the Office of Social Service and Impact
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Erie, Inc. is looking for a director of the Office of Social Services and Impact. The candidate will play a pivotal role in broadening the reach and impact of Catholic Charities, along with developing partnerships and support for local parishes and organizations that align with Catholic Charities’ mission. For full position details and how to apply, visit

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