May 22, 2023

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the next Information Bulletin is Tuesday, May 30, 2023.
The deadline for submissions is Thursday, May 25, at 4:30 p.m.

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Obligatory memorial
A new memorial was added to the liturgical calendar in 2018: The Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. The Congregation for Divine Worship announced that this new obligatory memorial will be celebrated on the Monday after Pentecost. This year, the date of the memorial is May 29. Please note that this is NOT a holy day of obligation. For details on the prayers for Mass and the appropriate readings for the day, please see the attachment. Contact the Office for Divine Worship at 814.824.1271 with any questions.

Global Marian prayer
The Office for Divine Worship invites you to join the global Marian prayer on May 31 as we entrust the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to Mary. Liturgical resources in different languages are available at

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 document. If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Barron at 814.824.1168.

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
All night Adoration
Wedding anniversary celebration registration
Kendra Von Esh
Corvette raffle flier
Corvette raffle Instagram

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Obligatory memorial
Eucharistic processions
Eucharistic Revival Parish Year
Revival of calendar of devotions
DF assessment
All night Adoration
Wedding anniversary celebration registration
Kendra Von Esh
Corvette raffle flier
Corvette raffle Instagram


All night Adoration
St. Francis Xavier Parish in McKean is hosting all night Adoration from May 27 at 7 p.m. to May 28 at 10:30 a.m. Adoration will be held at the St. Francis Xavier Church, 8880 Main St., McKean. 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

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 Ss. Cosmas and Damian, 616 W. Mahoning St., Punxsutawney at 2 p.m.

Couples and/or parish staff may register by completing a registration form online at, 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.

Talk by Kendra Von Esh
Catholic Daughters of the Americas St. Mary Court #95 invites you to join them for a talk by Kendra Von Esh on Sept. 24 at Elk County Catholic High School, 600 Maurus St., St. Marys. The program begins at 9:00 a.m., preceded by an 8:00 a.m. meet and greet. Author Kendra Von Esh, recognized by Relevant Radio, CV and EWTN, will share her journey from a life of sin to spiritual warfare. A $10 fee includes a light lunch, and Kendra's book will be available for signing and purchase for $15. The day concludes with adoration and confession at 2:30 p.m. and Mass at 4:00 p.m. RSVP to Mary Ellen at 814.594.5288 or See flier for details.

First grade teacher
St. Joseph Catholic School in Warren is seeking a first grade teacher for the 2023-24 school year. The applicant should have a teaching degree and certification. For full position details and how to apply, visit

Administrative assistant for the International Missions Office/Chancery
The Office of International Missions and the Chancery Office of the Diocese of Erie are seeking a full-time administrative assistant. The candidate should possess at least a high school diploma with additional training in computers and business skills and with three to five years of experience as an administrative assistant. For position details and how to apply, visit

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 and Instagram graphic for details.

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