May 8, 2023

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, May 15, 2023.
The deadline for submissions is Thursday, May 11, at 4:30 p.m.

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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 join 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 7:00 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.

2023 International Needs Collection
Please find attached Bishop Persico’s letter introducing the 2023 collection for International Needs, to be taken the weekend of May 21. Parishes are asked to publicize this collection in a significant way on the weekend of May 14.

Parish budget preparation
All pastors/administrators and parish business managers will find attached a letter from the Office of Financial Services regarding the 2022-2023 parish budgets. Also found within the attachment are three other documents that include the assessments, budget preparation information and the priests’ salary scale.

International Catholic Stewardship Council newsletter
The Catholic Foundation is happy to share the attached May edition of the International Catholic Stewardship Council newsletter (English and Spanish versions are available). Pastors and parish staff are encouraged to read and share this publication with their parishioners, using all or parts of it for their parish bulletin, with credit to the author/source.

Parishioners, employees: Be cautious about sharing personal information 
Staff at a Diocese of Erie parish recently received an email from a scam artist claiming to be their pastor, requesting financial help. Please include the following notice in your weekly bulletin and forward it to your employees and volunteers to keep everyone safe from fraud. Here is the suggested notice to be published:

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: For Erie Catholic School System jobs only, go to


Ordination invitation
2023 International Needs Collection
ICSC May newsletter (English and Spanish)
Holy Hour for Pastoral Planning
Blessed Carlo and St. Manuel
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

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Ordination invitation
Clergy training invitation
2023 International Needs Collection
DR PR CSS letter
ICSC May newsletter (English and Spanish)
Holy Hour for Pastoral Planning
Blessed Carlo and St. Manuel
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd


Holy Hour for Pastoral Planning
Please join Deacon Dave Jacquel and the parishioners of St. Mark and Mt. Calvary parishes for a Holy Hour for Pastoral Planning on May 13 at 3:15 pm at St. Mark Church, 695 Smithson Ave., Erie. Call the parish office with questions at 814.899.3000 or email:

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 Kolesar. See flier for details.

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 Street, 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    

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 motivator 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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