November 5, 2018

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.
Deadline: Thursday, Nov. 8, at 4:30 p.m.

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2019 Official Catholic Directory updates (Kenedy Directory)
Beginning with the 2018 edition, the publishers of the Kenedy Directory implemented an online system for updates. Parishes, schools and other Catholic institutions will no longer receive paper forms, and must update their entries online. The Official Catholic Directory sent an email Oct. 25 to every organization that provided an email address. That email is attached for your convenience.

Institutional representatives should log on to to complete their updates for the 2019 Official Catholic Directory by Nov. 30, 2018. Please contact Maria Caulfield with any questions at 814-824-1130 or at You may also contact the publishers directly, as explained in the attached email.

Tribunal newsletter available
Attached is the November “Marriage Matters” newsletter of the Office of the Tribunal and Matrimonial Concerns of the Diocese of Erie.


Kenedy Directory
Marriage Matters
Candle rack sale

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DCC to hold senior class play
The Class of 2019 at DuBois Central Catholic will present “Clue on Stage” as this year’s senior class play Nov. 9-10 at 7:30 p.m. each night in the school auditorium. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, “Clue” is a comedy that will keep the audience guessing until the end. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and $3 for children. Tickets are available at the high school office or at the door. For other questions or more details, call 814-371-3060.

Holy Trinity Christmas Market taking pre-orders
Pre-orders will be taken through Dec. 3 for Christmas Market foods at Holy Trinity Parish in Erie. Please see the attached flier for all the details.

Santa coming to Titusville
St. Titus Church in Titusville will hold its 44th annual Santa’s workshop and indoor craft show Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cross Creek Resort in Titusville. This year’s show brings together a wide variety of vendors with handmade products, as well as direct sales for all of your Christmas gift needs. There will be food, a gift auction, money raffles with a grand prize of $1,000, and, of course, Santa, who will visit Nov. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m., and Nov. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. All proceeds benefit the parish faith formation program. For more information, call 814-827-4636, ext. 2.

Knights sponsor first Gobbler Raffle
The Knights of Columbus of Sacred Heart Parish in Erie are hosting their first Gobbler Raffle Knight Out Nov. 10 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the parish auditorium, W. 25th and Liberty streets, Erie. Tickets are $10 each and are available at the door. Purchase of a ticket qualifies you to win a turkey. Winners will be announced every 15 minutes. At 10 p.m., there will be a grand-prize drawing of meats from local businesses. Winners need not be present. Throughout the evening, there also will be a 50/50, pull tabs and theme baskets. Admission also includes a hot turkey sandwich platter, unlimited beer, soda and snacks. Proceeds support parish needs, religious and non-profit community groups and organizations.

Mount Carmel to hold annual Feather Party
The 58th annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feather Party will be held Nov. 17 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Scheffner Hall, 1531 East Grandview Blvd. Admission is free. There will be free refreshments, tips, a wine and craft beer booth, fruit basket raffles, cash prizes and the opportunity to win a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Snacks will be available for purchase. For more information, go to or call the parish office at 814-825-7313. 

Plan now to attend Harborcreek Youth Services Christmas dinner
Make reservations by Nov. 29 for the Harborcreek Youth Services’ annual Friends’ Christmas Dinner Dec. 6 at the Lawrence Park Golf Club, 3700 East Lake Road, Erie. A social hour with cash bar begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., with the program at 7:30 p.m. Reservations may be made via PayPal on the HYS website at or by calling 814-899-7664, ext. 308. The cost is $50 per person. All net proceeds will help pay for Christmas gifts for the youth and families served by HYS. For more details, call 814-899-7664, ext. 308.

Win a getaway of your choice!
Want to go to Paris, Ireland or Hawaii? Then purchase a ticket now for a drawing to win the trip of your choice. St. Patrick School in Franklin is selling $100 tickets (only 400 to be sold) to win the trip of your choice. The trip includes airfare, accommodations and some meals, with a value of up to $6,995. Drawing will take place on Dec. 1 at the school’s Breakfast with Santa event, which will be streamed live on the school’s Facebook page. Winner need not be present. Tickets are available at or call the school at 814-432-8689 for more details.


For sale: electric candle rack
An electric candle rack is for sale; see attached photo. Great condition. Price is negotiable up to half of the current market value. Buyer is responsible for pick up. If interested, contact Father Jason Feigh at St. Francis Xavier Church, McKean, at 814-476-7657 or at

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