October 4, 2021

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, October 11, 2021.
Deadline for submissions is Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 4:30 p.m.

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World Mission Sunday Collection
Attached please find the letter from Bishop Lawrence Persico concerning the collection for missions to be taken up on World Mission Sunday. Pastors are asked to promote this collection in a significant way the weekend of Oct. 16-17.

#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 fees. To place an order, contact Kathy Grisier of the Catholic Foundation 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.


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Fall labyrinth retreat offered at Bethany Retreat Center
A fall labyrinth retreat will be held at Bethany Retreat Center Oct. 8-10. Participants will discuss Celtic saints and feast days in October, learn about the Celtic cross and the Seven Celtic Christian Distinctives, and walk an indoor and outdoor labyrinth. Learn the benefits of labyrinth walking and experience a cornucopia of reflective practices. You will connect with the deeper part of yourself through a group gratitude labyrinth walk and also reap the gifts of the day in small group sharing circles. For more information, call 814-263-4855 or go to www.bethanyretreatcenter.org.

Get fit for People for Life’s run/walk
All are invited to participate in People for Life’s eighth annual Life Run 5K/10K & Fun Walk on Oct. 9. Online registration, for both participants and business sponsor/advertisers, is available at www.peopleforlife.org/runinfo.

Drive-thru/take-out roast beef dinner offered by Albion parish
St. Lawrence Parish in Albion is hosting a drive-thru/take-out roast beef dinner on Oct. 10 at the parish center, 180 E. State St. (enter from State Street/exit to Pearl Street). Serving time is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until sold out. The cost is $12 per meal.

Bingo planned Oct. 17 at Polish Falcons
Erie’s St. Mark the Evangelist and Mount Calvary parishes, with the Knights of Columbus #13826, are hosting a cash bingo event on Oct. 17 to benefit children and youth programs at both parishes, as well as the charities of Knights #13826. The event will be held at the Polish Falcons Club, 431 E. 3rd St., Erie. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Only 200 tickets are available; the cost is $20 per ticket. To purchase tickets, contact Stacey Badowski at 814-899-3000 or Frank at 814-823-2528. Besides bingo, there will be cash prizes, a basket raffle and games of chance. Kitchen and cash bar will be available through the Polish Falcons.

Family Communion Breakfast scheduled at Blessed Sacrament Parish
Blessed Sacrament Parish, 1626 W. 26th St., Erie, is hosting its Family Communion Breakfast on Oct. 24 immediately following the 8:30 a.m. Mass. The featured speaker is Deacon Greg Kandra of the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York, who will share how the events of 9/11 shaped his vocation to the permanent diaconate. He co-wrote the CBS documentary “9/11.” In his 30-year broadcast journalism career, Deacon Kandra won a number of awards, including two Emmys, two Peabody Awards and four awards from the Writer’s Guild of America. Tickets are $10 for anyone 12 and up; children under 12 eat free if attending with a paying adult. Tickets are on sale after all Masses or at the parish office daily from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Breakfast includes French toast, sausage, hash browns, fruit, coffee, orange juice and milk.

Fall Fest planned at Mercy Center of the Arts; pre-school seats still available
Mercy Center of the Arts, now located at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, 1531 East Grandview Blvd., Erie, is a sponsored preschool ministry of the Sisters of Mercy. In operation since 1970, the school integrates art, music and sciences into a curriculum that successfully prepares children for kindergarten and life-long learning. All are welcome to the Mercy Center of the Arts Fall Fest on Oct. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be games, apple cider, crafts and sweets. There are still seats available for the Tuesday/Thursday preschool class. To learn more about the school, go to www.mercycenterofthearts.com. Private tours are available by calling 814-824-2519.

Medicine, Bioethics and Spirituality Conference scheduled for February
Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy are hosting their Medicine, Bioethics and Spirituality Conference on Feb. 11-13, 2022. This virtual conference is open to anyone interested in healthcare and the role of bioethical principles, as well as spirituality that helps bring forth definitive healing to the infirm and those suffering in any way. Healthcare professionals may obtain continuing medical education credits. Conference registration can be completed at www.thedivinemercy.org/healthcare or by calling 1-800-462-7426. See more information at www.marianweb.net/archives/pdfs/events/em17th_Annual_span_style_1678.pdf.

Art teacher needed
The Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools in Hermitage is in need of a high school arts and humanities teacher. For details about the position and how to apply, go to www.eriercd.org/employment.html.

Diocese of Greensburg hiring director of faith formation
The Diocese of Greensburg is searching for a dedicated Catholic to support and enhance catechetical efforts throughout the diocese, focusing primarily on faith formation and youth ministry. Submit resumes to CatholicSchools@dioceseofgreensburg.org.

Assistant executive director needed for spirituality center
Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center (VMESC), a retreat center in Villa Maria, Pennsylvania, and a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, is seeking a full-time assistant executive director. A commitment to faith-based ministry is required, as well as executive leadership qualities and the ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment. A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s is preferred, or a combination of equivalent experience and education. A job description is available upon request. To apply, e-mail resume to jmkudlacz@humilityofmary.org or send to: Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, 2067 Evergreen Road, P.O. Box 424, Villa Maria, PA 16155.

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