November 30, 2020

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, December 7, 2020.
Deadline for submissions is Thursday, December 3, at 4:30 p.m.

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Simply Celebrating Advent and Christmas micro-site has launched
Pastors and parishes are encouraged to help promote a new website created by the Office of Faith Formation and the Communications Office to help people find simple, creative ways to celebrate Advent and Christmas at home in a year like no other. Visit for everything from Advent wreath ideas to a Christmas week prayer service that can be offered in the home or with loved ones who are far away using technology. In addition, a link to a listing of Christmas Eve and Christmas Masses being offered at parishes across the diocese, both in person and via livestream, will go live on the site beginning Dec. 10.

No sale of olivewood carvings and gifts in parishes or schools
Pastors are reminded that no group or individual has permission to sell olivewood articles and other gifts in support of Christians in the Holy Land in parishes or schools in the Diocese of Erie. The diocese is exploring other ways to assist our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land. If you have any questions, please contact Sister Kathleen Dietz, FSO, in the Chancery at 814-824-1135 or

Pre-orders now accepted for diocesan directory
The Office of Communications is now accepting pre-orders for the 2021 Diocese of Erie Directory. The cost is $25 each. Orders received by Dec. 31, 2020, will receive free shipping. Orders received Jan. 1, 2021, and later will pay $6.50 shipping and handling. A mail-friendly order form is attached, or you can place an order online at Anticipated mail distribution is late January. For questions or to place an order by phone, call Brenda Williams at 814-824-1161.

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


2021 diocesan directory order form

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2021 diocesan directory order form


No activities have been announced this week.

Books available
Father Rocco Tito is offering books free to anyone who wants them. See the attached list of available books, listed by title, author and date printed. If interested, call Helen Quimby at 814-827-1437 to make arrangements.

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