May 23, 2022
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the next Information Bulletin is Tuesday, May 31, 2022.
Deadline for submissions is Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 4:30 p.m.
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Diocese to sponsor ecumenical prayer service for an end to violence, racism
The Catholic Diocese of Erie is sponsoring an ecumenical prayer service on May 26 at 7 p.m. to pray for an end to racism and violence. Bishop Lawrence Persico will preside at the service, scheduled at Sacred Heart Parish, 816 W. 26th St., Erie. Bishop Dwane Brock of Erie’s Victory Christian Center will offer a reflection. In addition to praying for the victims of the recent racially motivated terrorist attack in Buffalo, this gathering will invite all sisters and brothers to pray for the peace of Christ to flood our world and our hearts. The prayer service is sponsored by Catholic Charities’ Office of Social Justice and Life and is supported by Catholic laity from several parishes who have been engaged in prayer and study of the church’s teaching against racism. People of all faiths are warmly invited to attend.
Four Eucharistic processions planned for June 19
All parishioners are invited to participate in one of four Eucharistic processions scheduled in the Diocese of Erie on Sunday, June 19. Be a part of this national event as we enter into a three-year Eucharistic Revival for the Catholic Church in the United States, renewing devotion and belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. The processions begin at 1 p.m. at the following locations:
- St. Peter Cathedral, Erie
- St. Bernard Church, Bradford
- St. Catherine of Siena Church, DuBois
- Notre Dame Church, Hermitage.
The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration following the last morning Mass at each site. All processions return to the church to conclude with Benediction. For more information, contact the parishes hosting each procession. Attached, for convenience, is a poster image for distribution. For details about the revival, visit www.ErieRCD.org/EucharisticRevival.html.
2022 wedding anniversary celebrations
Diocesan anniversary celebrations for couples celebrating 25, 40, 50, 60 and 60-plus years of marriage in 2022 will be held in two locations in the Diocese of Erie:
- July 31 at St. Mary Parish, St. Marys, at 2 p.m.
- Aug. 7 at Holy Cross Parish, Fairview, at 2 p.m.
Couples interested in attending either event or simply receiving a scroll are asked to register, either by going to https://www.eriercd.org/familylifeoffice/anniv.html or filling out a form, which is attached. Parish staff are asked to print out the attached form so that it’s available in parish offices. All completed hard copy forms must be forwarded to the Marriage and Family Life Office of the Diocese of Erie either by mail, email or fax. Mail to St. Mark Catholic Center, C/O Faye Froess, 429 E. Grandview Blvd., Erie, PA 16504; email to ffroess@ErieRCD.org; or fax to 814-824-1239. For more information, contact Faye Froess at 814-824-1210.
Missionary Cooperative Program reminder
Pastors and administrators in the Diocese of Erie are reminded to schedule their assigned missionary group visit to their parish. Visits are to be completed before Oct. 1. Either contact your assigned missionary group directly or reply to messages from the group as soon as possible. If you have questions or need any assistance in this matter, contact Indira Suarez in the Mission Office at isuarez@ErieRCD.org or 814-824-1231.
Job openings in the diocese
See the classified section below for the latest position openings. Here is 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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Professional tenor position
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Eucharistic procession poster
Wedding anniversary registration form
Professional tenor position
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.
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.
Chief financial officer — Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services
Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Service of Erie is seeking a knowledgeable, adaptable chief financial officer to serve as an integral part of the agency’s executive team and assist with CCCAS’ overall vision. This key member of a highly collaborative team will help the organization navigate the changing financial landscape so it can best use its resources now and into the future. For a complete job description and the application process, go to https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html.
Executive director — Catholic Charities, Inc.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 collaborates 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.
Part-time music teacher needed
Seton Catholic School in Meadville is seeking an energetic, knowledgeable part-time music teacher (three days a week). This is a permanent position starting in the 2022-23 school year. Music teaching certification is required. Please mail or email a letter of interest, resume, teaching certificate, Diocese of Erie teaching application, three references, and necessary clearances to Principal Christine Hess, Seton Catholic School, 385 Pine St., Meadville, PA 16335 or email@example.com. The required documentation can be found at https://www.eriercd.org/schools/teachingforms.html and https://www.eriercd.org/childprotection/SafeEnvironmentForms-.html.
Please call 814-336-2320 with questions. *Note: Additional hours may be available if the candidate is able to help the school with technology needs. Please inquire for details.
Middle school math and technology teacher
Seton Catholic School in Meadville is hiring a middle school math and technology teacher for the 2022-23 school year. This is a permanent, full-time position. An elementary or secondary teaching degree with a specialty in math and/or technology is preferred. Please mail or email a letter of interest, resume, teaching certificate, Diocese of Erie teaching application, three references, and necessary clearances to Principal Christine Hess, Seton Catholic School, 385 Pine St., Meadville, PA 16335 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The required documentation can be found at https://www.eriercd.org/schools/teachingforms.html and https://www.eriercd.org/childprotection/SafeEnvironmentForms-.html. Please call 814-336-2320 with questions. *Note: Additional hours may be available if the candidate is able to help with technology needs at the school.
A part-time housekeeping position is available now at the rectory of St. Joseph Parish/Bread of Life Community in Erie. The position is 20 hours per week. Job duties include laundry, ironing and other regular housekeeping duties. Please call the parish office at 814-452-2982 or submit an application to the parish office at 147 W. 24th St., Erie, PA 16502.
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