October 15, 2018

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Deadline is today to make vicariate meeting reservations
All pastors are reminded that reservations for the Oct. 23-25 pastoral planning vicariate meetings are due in the Chancery Office today. Please see the attached letter from Bishop Lawrence Persico regarding the meetings and a list of people to be invited from your parishes. To RSVP, email Sister Kathleen Dietz, FSO, at kdietz@ErieRCD.org or call the Chancery at 814-824-1130.

Remember World Mission Sunday Oct. 20-21
World Mission Sunday, the annual worldwide Eucharistic celebration for missions and missionaries of the world, is Oct. 20-21. This is a global effort to support more than 1,000 local churches in Asia and Africa, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe. Please contribute at your parish to support mission priests, religious sisters and brothers, and lay catechists who provide necessary services to those most in need throughout the world.

Disaster relief efforts
From the tsunami in Indonesia to the hurricanes affecting the southern United States, natural disasters are currently affecting thousands of lives. Please discern whether God is inviting you to financially assist our sisters and brothers whose lives are being affected by natural disasters around the globe and in our own backyard. Visit the Social Justice and Life website at https://www.ErieRCD.org/socialjusticelife/disasterrelief.html to learn more about how you can donate to disaster relief efforts. Let us also remember to pray for those affected by natural disasters. Attached is a prayer suggestion from Catholic Charities USA.

Scheduling request for confirmations in 2019
The bishop’s available dates for confirmations in 2019 are now ready. Please review carefully the attached confirmation document. If you are in either the Western or Northern vicariates, consult with your dean as soon as possible so that he may respond to the Office of Worship by Nov. 19.

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


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Impending storm forces change in location of worship service
Due to the predicted cold weather with rain and possible snow, the worship and healing service that was scheduled at the Cross on the Hill in Weedville Oct. 21 has been moved to St. Bernard Church in Falls Creek. The time also has changed to 6 p.m. Father Matias Quimno from Christ the King Manor, DuBois, will lead the worship. Music will be provided by Shalom. All are welcome. For more information, contact Judy Smart at 814-637-5930 or Rich Kenawell at 814-771-7932.

Join Erie parish for fall luncheon, fashion show
The 10th annual fall luncheon and gift auction at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish will be held at Scheffner Hall, 1531 East Grandview Blvd., Erie, Oct. 21 from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $7, which includes lunch. There will be a gift auction, dessert auction, raffles, and a fashion show sponsored by Boscov's. Bring friends for an enjoyable afternoon and a chance to win prizes. Tickets and/or information are available by contacting the parish office at 814-825-7313, or Michele at 814-602-8107.

DuBois Central to hold open house
DuBois Central Catholic will hold its fall all-school open house Oct. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. Two informative sessions will be offered, one at 4 p.m. and the other at 5 p.m. Topics will include academics, technology, music/art, financial aid, the enrollment process and the Rotary program. There will be a meet-and-greet with administrators, as well as tours and refreshments. RSVP to the Admissions Office at 814-371-6689. Individual appointments for personal tours also are available.

Silent Walk for Peace planned Oct. 24
The Benedictines for Peace in Erie will host their monthly Silent Walk for Peace on Oct. 24 from 7 to 7:30 p.m. The walk will begin and end at the Greyhound Bus terminal at the Intermodal Center, 208 E. Bayfront Parkway, Erie. The purpose of the monthly walks is to respond to the world’s problems with public prayer and intentional steps for peace.

Mercy Sisters sponsor ‘Late Nite Catechism’
The popular live show “Late Nite Catechism: ’Til Death Do Us Part,” will be held Oct. 24 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Bel-Aire Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Erie. The Sisters of Mercy in Erie are sponsoring the evening, which includes a cocktail reception, dinner and the show. For ticket information and reservations, call 814-824-2516 during weekday business hours. Proceeds benefit the Sisters of Mercy Retirement Fund.

Respect Life Month: Young adult Adoration
All are invited to worship Christ through Eucharistic Adoration, confession, praise and worship music, and Benediction Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 837 Bartlett Road, Harborcreek. October is Respect Life Month, which will be highlighted in Msgr. Gerald Ritchie's reflection and in the music selections. After Adoration, the group will share dinner at a local establishment. Appetizers will be provided by the Social Justice and Life Office. Come for as much or as little of the evening as your schedule allows. For questions, contact Patrice Swick, director of the Social Justice and Life Office, at 814-824-1254 or pswick@ErieRCD.org, or go to Facebook.

St. Andrew Knights to host breakfast
The Knights of Columbus at St. Andrew Parish, Erie, will serve a pancake breakfast at Msgr. Gannon Auditorium, 1116 W. 7th St., Erie, Oct. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children; kids under 4 are free. There will be a 50/50 drawing and a gift auction.

Enjoy spaghetti and a Mustang raffle at St. Jude
St. Jude the Apostle Parish invites the public to its Serafini’s spaghetti dinner at the parish center, 2801 W. 6th St., Erie, on Oct. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Take-outs are available. Tickets are available at the parish office or at the door. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children; kids under 5 are free. Also, take a chance to win a 2018 Roush Mustang (or $40,000 cash) by going to www.winastang.com

Gala planned in DuBois
DuBois Central Catholic will hold its ninth annual gala, “Night at the Masquerade,” Nov. 3 at Luigi’s Villa on West Weber Avenue in DuBois. The evening begins with cocktails starting at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The evening includes a live auction, a grand prize drawing for $2,500 and dancing. Tickets are $65 per person and include two drinks. Patrons may reserve an eight-person table for $475. Tickets also may be purchased at http://dccgala.givesmart.com. Bidding on select items through this website is planned. Proceeds benefit the DCC Fund. For information, call the Advancement Office at 814-372-3882 or 814-594-4251.

Life in the Spirit seminar scheduled in Oil City
The Word of Life Catholic Charismatic Renewal Center of Erie will sponsor “The Gift,” a free Life in the Spirit seminar featuring six talks, small group discussions, worship and baptism in the Holy Spirit. The seminar will be held Nov. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Nov. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the St. Stephen Church social hall, 21 State St., Oil City. For more information, contact Denise Varo at 814-744-8199. Registration is requested. A free will offering will be accepted. Bring a bag lunch for Saturday. Beverages provided.


Processional cross wanted
Deacon Richard Reed is looking for a processional cross to use for Masses at the Polk Center. If anyone has an extra processional cross to give Deacon Reed, please call him at 814-657-0417.

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