October 31, 2022

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, Nov. 7, 2022.
The deadline for submissions is Thursday, Nov. 3, at 4:30 p.m.

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2022 Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Please find attached Bishop Persico’s letter introducing the 2022 collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, to be taken on the weekend of Nov. 20. Parishes are asked to publicize this collection in a significant way on the weekend of November 12.

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.


CCHD letter from Bishop Persico
Safeguarding the sacred
Advent Centering Prayer Retreat
Christmas market flier
Christmas market order form

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CCHD letter from Bishop Persico
Safeguarding the sacred
Advent Centering Prayer Retreat
Christmas market flier
Christmas market order form


Eucharist: Food for the Journey
As part of the Eucharistic Revival, the five united Catholic churches of the DuBois area will host a family evening on the Eucharist with prayer, learning and fellowship on Nov. 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Msgr. Ed Lohse will be the guest speaker on the topic of the Eucharist and welcoming. This event takes place at St. Bernard Church, 205 Taylor Ave., Falls Creek. The evening includes Eucharist adoration, the sacrament of reconciliation, Msgr. Lohse’s reflection, a light meal and activities for children. All are welcome.  

Safeguarding the Sacred
St. Jude the Apostle Parish in Erie is hosting an inter-faith panel discussion, Safeguarding the Sacred, on the pastoral challenge of protecting faith communities from external violence on Nov. 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The program will be held at St Jude the Apostle Church, 1801 W. 6th St., Erie. See flier for additional details.

Annual feather party scheduled Nov. 19
The 62nd Annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel feather party will be held on Nov. 19 at Scheffner Hall, 1531 East Grandview Blvd., Erie. The event will run from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Doors open immediately following the 4:15 p.m. Mass. Admission is free. The evening will feature free refreshments, tips, instants, bottle raffles, a wine booth, fruit basket raffles and the opportunity to win your Thanksgiving turkey. The evening will conclude with a cash raffle with three prizes awarded: $1500, $250 and $100. For more information, visit www.OLMC-erie.org or contact the OLMC Parish Office at SBerdis@olmc-erie.org.

Advent centering prayer retreat
The Bethany Retreat Center in Frenchville is hosting an Advent retreat on Dec. 2-4 for those interested in deepening the transforming love of God in the midst of silence and solitude. The event will be held at the Bethany Retreat Center, 1031 Germania Rd., Frenchville. The weekend will include centering prayer, conferences with contemplative dialogue, meals and Sunday liturgy. See flier for more details.

Annual Christmas market
The Holy Trinity Parish education program is hosting its annual Christmas market on Dec. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Social Center, 650 E. 23rd St., Erie. Orders will be taken from Nov. 5 to Dec. 5. See attached flier and order form for details.

Properties manager
St. Michael Church in Fryburg is looking for a full-time properties manager to maintain various properties and equipment. For full position details and the application process, go to https://eriercd.org/employment.html

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