October 3, 2022

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, Oct. 10, 2022.
The deadline for submissions is Thursday, Oct. 6, at 4:30 p.m.

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World Mission Sunday
Attached please find a letter from Bishop Lawrence Persico concerning the collection for missions to be taken up on World Mission Sunday on Oct. 23. Pastors are asked to promote this collection in a significant way the weekend of Oct. 15-16.

World Mission Month/ Mission Rosary reminder
The Mission Office of the Diocese of Erie reminds parishes who are participating in the World Mission Sunday and Mission Rosary initiatives to place rosaries in a noticeable place in their churches beginning the first week of October. For more information, contact Mission Office Director Indira Suarez at isuarez@eriercd.org or 814-824-1231.

Angel Tree is a copyrighted name
The Chancery of the Diocese of Erie has been made aware that Prison Fellowship Ministries holds the copyright to the name Angel Tree, which some parishes use for their Christmas gift program for needy children. Prison Fellowship Ministries is asking those using the name to please choose another name for their program. If you receive a call from anyone at Prison Fellowship Ministries, ask them to contact Sister Kathleen Dietz, FSO, or Deacon Frank Hannah at the Chancery at 814-824-1130.

Diocesan Eucharistic Weekend planned for Oct. 15-16
The weekend of Oct. 15 will be observed as a Diocesan Eucharistic Weekend as part of the ongoing Eucharistic Revival. Bishop Lawrence Persico has directed that instead of the usual Ordinary Time Sunday Mass, all parishes of the diocese will offer a votive Mass of the Eucharist. Bishop Persico also has directed parishes to continue the celebration after Mass in various ways. Some parishes are having times of adoration concluding with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, while others expect to hold a Eucharistic procession. Contact your local parish for details.

#iGiveCatholic yard signs and offertory envelopes available
#iGive Catholic yard signs and offertory envelopes are available for all eligible participating Catholic schools, parishes and ministries. Each organization may request up to two yard signs and up to 500 envelopes. The envelopes are ideal for donors who are unable to make online gifts, those who will make donations of less than $20, or those who make large gifts and would like to avoid associated credit card fees. To place an order, contact Kathy Grisier at the Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania at kgrisier@cfnwpa.org or 814-824-1236.

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: https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html. For Erie Catholic School System jobs only, go to http://ErieCatholic.org/careers.


World Mission Sunday letter
St. Luke Sunday Discussions flier
Encounter Jesus Christ
Day of the Dead event
Steve Angrisano

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World Mission Sunday letter
St. Luke Sunday Discussions flier
Encounter Jesus Christ
Day of the Dead event
Steve Angrisano


Chiavetta’s drive-thru chicken BBQ
The Sacred Heart Knights of Columbus in Erie is sponsoring a Chiavetta's drive-thru chicken BBQ on Oct. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 816 W. 26th St., Erie. Dinners cost $15 each, and include a half BBQ chicken, baked beans, potato salad, mini-croissant, bottled water and a cookie. Cash, credit and debit are accepted. 

Cash bingo to benefit parish ministries
Erie’s St. Mark the Evangelist and Mount Calvary parishes, and St. James Parish Youth Ministry are sponsoring a cash bingo night on Oct. 16 at St. James Place, 2622 Buffalo Road, Erie, to benefit religious education and youth ministry and the charitable works of Knights of Columbus #13826. Doors open at noon, with bingo starting at 1 p.m. Food, water and soda are available for purchase. BYOB. There will be a basket auction and 50/50. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased in advance. Each ticket stub is entered into a $250 cash giveaway. Tickets can be purchased at St. Mark the Evangelist Parish Office, 695 Smithson Ave, Erie. Contact the parish office at 814-899-3000, or Frank at 814-823-2528. 

St. Luke Parish invites everyone to St. Luke Sunday Discussions
St. Luke Parish in Erie is hosting its new St. Luke Sunday Discussions, a series of sessions on various topics including aging, hospice care, estate planning and funeral planning. The first session on aging is Oct. 23 at 11:30 a.m. at the church, located at 421 E. 38th. St., Erie. Light refreshments will be available. See attached flier for details or contact Karen Hund at 814-450-3711.

McKean parish to hold three-day mission
Encounter Jesus Christ, a three-day parish mission featuring Pittsburgh Auxiliary Bishop William Waltersheid, will be held Oct. 24-26 at St. Francis Xavier Church, 8880 Main St., McKean. Events will be held each day from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Discover how to listen to and experience Jesus in a way that will transform your life and those around you. Contact Irene for questions at 814-476-7657, ext 7. See flier for details.

Catholic music composer coming to St. Marys
St. Mary Parish in St. Marys is hosting Steve Angrisano, a Catholic composer and music missionary, on Oct. 24 at St. Mary Church, 315 Church St., St. Marys. He will give two prayer and musical presentations, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Admission is free. See the attached flier for details.

Dia de los Muertos young adult social
St. Jude the Apostle Church in Erie is hosting a night of food, fellowship and prayer for all young adults on Oct. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the church, 2801 W. 6th St., Erie. Father Ross Miceli, pastor, will present the Catholic perspective of Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Food, drinks and games will be provided. The event is free. Bring pictures of loved ones who have passed away. See attached flier for details.

Former St. Andrew School to hold 1972 class reunion
The former St. Andrew School in Erie is hosting a 50-year reunion for the Class of 1972 on Nov. 19 at Pineapple Eddie’s, 1402 W. 10th St., Erie. Cocktail hour starts at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Classmates may also attend Mass together on Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Church, 1116 W. 7th St., Erie, followed by a school tour. For more information and reservations, email the planning committee: Jeanette Jacobowski Adamczyk at zaks1958@roadrunner.com or Theresa Power-Natale at TheresaPower-Natale@roadrunner.com.

Preschool teacher at St. Gregory Parish School
St. Gregory Parish School in North East is seeking a full-time teacher for three- and four-year-old preschool. For full position details and the application process, go to https://eriercd.org/employment.html

Director of Parish and School Financial Services
The Diocese of Erie is looking for an organized, dedicated and detailed candidate for the position of director of Parish and School Financial Services. For full position details and the application process, go to https://eriercd.org/employment.html

President of Shenango Valley Catholic School System
Shenango Valley Catholic School System, Inc., a private educational institution of the Diocese of Erie for students in pre-K through 12th grade, is seeking to fill the position of president. For full position details and the application process, go to https://eriercd.org/employment.html

Want to make a difference?
Volunteer opportunities are available through St. Martin Center in Erie. Volunteers are needed in the food pantry, the Christmas gift program and for Thanksgiving dinner baskets. The volunteer application form is available at https://www.stmartincenter.org/volunteer-application.html?blm_aid=12348423.

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