May 29, 2018

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, June 4, 2018.
Deadline: Thursday, May 31, at 4:30 p.m.

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John the Baptist celebrated on Sunday this year
The Nativity of St. John the Baptist, June 24, falls on a Sunday this year and supplants the usual prayers and readings. See the attached document for details on the proper prayers and readings for a Saturday Vigil and the Sunday celebration. Questions may be directed to the Office of Worship at 814-824-1270.

Time to register for National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry
Register now for the National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry (NCCYM) to be held Dec. 6-8 at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida. This conference is designed to inspire, strengthen and nourish those who accompany young people as they encounter and follow Jesus Christ. Early bird registration ends July 15. Scholarship applications are due June 1 and are available at Scholarship applications must be returned to Christie Smith at


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Scramble scheduled at Venango Valley Golf Course
Join the ninth annual Holy Rosary (Erie) Golf Scramble June 27 at Venango Valley Golf Course in Venango, Erie County. The cost is $80 per person. The event is open to women and men over 21 years of age. Sign in at 11 a.m., enjoy lunch and be ready for the shotgun start at noon. A goodie bag will be provided for all players. There will be skill prizes, a skins game and raffle baskets. Dinner and more prizes will be at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Ken Kendziora at 814-825-7375.

St. Andrew School to host 2018 Grand Reunion
All alumni and families of St. Andrew School in Erie are welcome to attend the 2018 Grand Reunion Aug. 4 from 3 to 8 p.m. at UPMC Park in Erie. See the attached flier for details.

Make a DME retreat this summer
The Divine Mercy Encounter Retreat Program offers two opportunities to make a DME retreat this summer: July 6-8 in Erie, and Aug. 10-12 in St. Marys. Applications may be submitted online at Questions? Contact Jessica Nelson at or at 814-449-9533.

Administrative assistant needed
The partnered parishes of St. John the Baptist and Holy Rosary in Erie have an opening for a full-time administrative assistant. Our recently completed office merger needs the right person to manage the office and work with the pastor. For more information and a job description, call 814-456-4254 or email Father John Jacquel, pastor, at The office is closed on Fridays.

Mercer County parish hiring faith formation coordinator
Church of the Good Shepherd Parish in West Middlesex is seeking a faith formation coordinator. See the attached document for more details. Applications are due by June 22, 2018, and can be mailed to: Mary Pat Hanssen, Church of the Good Shepherd, P.O. Box 226, West Middlesex, PA  16159. The position is also posted on the parish website at

DuBois parishes seek youth ministry coordinator
The Roman Catholic parishes of the DuBois area are seeking a full-time coordinator for youth ministry. The successful candidate will be responsible for laying the groundwork for middle school and high school youth ministry that follows Comprehensive Youth Ministry as set forth by the USCCB in Renewing the Vision. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in catechetics, pastoral ministry, or a related field
  • Must be a Catholic in good standing
  • A self-starter able to work independently and as part of several parish teams
  • Computer, technology and multi-media skills
  • Experience with LIFETEEN is preferred, but not required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Confirmation preparation
  • Planning and executing of social and service activities
  • Leadership development for volunteers and teens
  • Ongoing collaboration and communication with parish leaders
  • Diocesan safe environment background clearance.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience and education. Interested candidates should email/mail/fax resume, clearances and cover letter to: Msgr. Richard Siefer, St. Catherine of Siena Church, 118 S. State St. DuBois, PA 15801, or send to, or fax to 814-371-0592.

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