May 16, 2022
The next Information Bulletin is Monday, May 23, 2022.
Deadline for submissions is Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 4:30 p.m.
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Parents: Have you heard what’s happening with confirmation in the diocese?
The faith formation experience for 6th- through 12th-graders is changing in the Diocese of Erie. Participate in a Zoom session on May 23 to find out how the diocese and parishes are committed to journeying with young people in ways that bring them closer to Jesus and their Catholic faith. Learn the when, where, why and how of this change, and pose questions to the Faith Formation team of the diocese. Choose to attend any one of the sessions — scheduled on May 23 at 2 p.m., 6 p.m. or 7:45 p.m. — and log on at https://bit.ly/3MPYts6.
World Youth Day information session for young people, parents
Young people and/or parents interested in attending the 2023 World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal, are invited to a WYD Sneak Peek Zoom session on May 22 at 3 p.m. John Paul, founder and CEO of Verso Ministries, will host the meeting with Jillian Zaczyk, director of Young Adult and Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Erie. Come with your questions and hear all the details about this life-changing encounter with Jesus and young Catholics from around the world. Register for this Zoom session at https://bit.ly/38PKiV8. See the attachment for the complete itinerary for the WYD trip.
Parishioners, employees: Be cautious about sharing personal information
Parishioners at an Erie parish recently received an email from a scam artist claiming to be their pastor and requesting financial help. The IT department of the Diocese of Erie asks that the following notice be included in parish bulletins and forwarded to employees and volunteers:
In this age when personal data can be misused by scam artists, please be aware that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, its clergy, and entities such as parishes and schools will never solicit your personal or business information by any method unless initiated by you. Should you receive an unsolicited request for such information – including a request for gift cards of any type – exercise extreme caution. Contact the person or entity by using official contact information only. Do not use contact information provided in the potential fraudulent request.
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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Speaker series on healing the body, mind and spirit
St. Boniface Parish, 9367 Wattsburg Road, Erie, will host a speaker series on healing the body, mind and spirit. This adult formation series addresses the isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and how we may heal ourselves moving forward. All sessions will be held in the church from 11 a.m. to noon. The schedule is as follows:
- May 21 — Sharon Wyskiel, “Mental Healing Aspects”
- July 23 — Dr. James Cowles, “Physical and Mental Experiences of the Pandemic”
- Aug. 20 — Sister Nancy Fisher, “Community as a Source of Healing”
- Sept. 10 — Deacon Frank Pregler, “Healing of the Spirit.”
For more information, contact the parish office at 814-825-4439.
Knights of Columbus baby bottle fundraiser update
Country Fair stores in the region are participating in a Pump for Charity event that will benefit five charities, including the Knights of Columbus baby bottle fundraiser. The Knights fundraiser will help the Women’s Care Center pay for an ultrasound van. Country Fair is clearly marking one to two “Pump for Charity” gas pumps at each location. From now until Oct. 31, 2022, two cents a gallon at the designated pumps will be donated and split among the five charities selected by Country Fair. A Country Fair gas card also provides a discount of 5 to 10 cents off per gallon.
Parish examines Catholic culture with beer book
A study and discussion series on the book The Beer Option: Brewing a Catholic Culture, Yesterday & Today (by R. Jared Staudt) will be held in the St. Anthony Room at St. Boniface Parish, 9367 Wattsburg Road, Erie, beginning this month and continuing through the end of June. The series will address how Catholic culture and the brewing of beer may open new avenues of understanding our Catholic culture into the future. All sessions begin at noon and are open to anyone 21 and older. St. Boniface’s own parish-brewed beer will be available for refreshment and conversation. The schedule is as follows:
- May 22 — Introduction, history and author video interview
- May 29 — Beer and culture
- June 12 — Experiencing beer with beer-tasting
- June 26 — A proper perspective on beer, culture and temperance.
For more information, contact Deacon Tim Good at St. Boniface Parish at 814-825-4439.
Mindful Mondays offered to youth
The Prince of Peace Center, 502 Darr Ave., Farrell, is offering summer AWESOME classes for young people in two age brackets: 10 to 13 and 14 to 18. Participants will attend one-hour sessions, called Mindful Mondays, every Monday in June and July (and one Monday in August) on educational topics pertaining to youth. Parental consent is required. To register or learn more, call 724-346-5777, ext. 160 or 180.
Golf scramble to benefit Seton School
The Epiphany of the Lord Parish in Meadville is hosting its first annual Men’s Club Scramble on June 8 at the Venango Valley Golf Course. The event, which begins at 8 a.m., benefits Seton School. The cost is $75 per golfer or $300 for a foursome, and includes 18 holes with a cart, skins, beverages, lunch and steak dinner. The prize money depends on the number of golfers and teams. Hole sponsorship is still available at a cost of $60. For more information, contact John Mottillo at 814-547-1567 or Andrew Amato at 814-573-1557.
Prince of Peace offers summer classes for adults
Adults are invited to attend two AWESOME classes at the Prince of Peace Center, 502 Darr Ave., Farrell, scheduled June 9 from 10 a.m. to noon (Childhood Trauma: NOT a Life Sentence), and Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon (Financial and Accounts Management). To register for either class, call 724-346-5777, ext. 160 or 180.
Executive director of Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities, Inc. (Catholic Charities) is seeking an executive director to be the face of Catholic Charities in the 13 counties of the Diocese of Erie. This dynamic leader will be empowered to forge a new path for the organization by leading a team, building internal and external relationships, and implementing a new pivotal strategy. For a complete job description and application process, go to https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html.
Position open for professional tenor
Auditions and applications are being accepted for the position of professional tenor singer/choral section leader of the Cathedral Adult Choir at St. Peter Cathedral, the mother church of the Diocese of Erie. See the attachment or go to https://stpetercathedral.com/sacred-music/choral-section-leaders/ for complete details about the position and auditions.
Part-time office assistant needed at Erie parish
St. Luke Parish in Erie is seeking a part-time office assistant. The position is 20 hours per week and includes answering incoming calls, scheduling Masses, recording sacraments, typing the bulletin/items read at Mass, some data entry, processing mail, and responding to emails. A knowledge of Word, Publisher and Excel is needed. Employee will be trained in the diocesan Ministry Platform software. If interested, please send a resume to email@example.com.
Administrative assistant needed in Faith Formation Office
The Faith Formation Office of the Diocese of Erie is looking for an organized, collaborative and dedicated candidate for the position of administrative assistant. This part-time position works collaboratively with all directors in Faith Formation. The administrative assistant welcomes individuals as they enter the office or via telephone and must have a working knowledge of the diocesan structure and all Faith Formation offices and programs. For more details and the application process, go to https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html.
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