Photos from around the Diocese of Erie
Math and science is fun for these students
ERIE—Seventh-graders at Our Lady of Peace School in Erie recently planned and hosted a Math & Science Fun Day for the rest of the school community. After researching different grade-appropriate experiments, the seventh-graders set up stations in the school cafeteria. Pictured is seventh-grader Corey Webber, who demonstrates surface tension for first-graders Logan Delavern, Landon Kemmer, Nicholas Ehratic and Bode Dimperio. Webber shows how paper clips can float on the water surface.
Partnered Erie parishes celebrate Corpus Christi with procession
ERIE—Parishioners from Holy Rosary and St. John the Baptist parishes in Erie and visitors participated in a Corpus Christi procession June 3 outside Holy Rosary Church. Father John Jacquel, pastor of the partnered parishes, led the procession, along with Deacon Denis Coan, and Deacon Paul Bork, a Maryknoll missionary from Buffalo. John Sins of Holy Rosary was the cross bearer; Brigid Ochalek of Holy Rosary and Morgan Eastman of St. John were candle bearers; and Garrett and Logan Hannah of Holy Rosary were servers. There were three outside altars on the church property for the procession. The walk ended in the church with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, singing, prayer, a Eucharistic blessing and divine praises. (Photo by Joe Mattis)
Serra Club recognizes clergy, sister, lay person for contributions
ERIE--The Serra Club of Erie recognized the contributions and good works of a religious sister, a lay person and members of the clergy June 5 at its annual banquet in the Yehl ballroom at Gannon University. The 2018 honorees are pictured, from left: Deacon Denis Coan, Deacon of the Year; Bishop Lawrence Persico, Priest of the Year; Sister Clare Marie Beichner, SSJ, Religious of the Year; and Ann Speice and John Speice, children of the late James Speice, recognized posthumously as Layperson of the Year.
Prince of Peace Center promotes new hashtag
ERIE—Prince of Peace Center in Farrell is celebrating its 35th anniversary responding to the needs of the people of the Shenango Valley. To raise awareness of this outreach of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Erie, the agency has started the online #IAMPOP initiative. During its semi-annual meeting of members, current board chair, Lisa Dach, second from left, presented members of the corporation with #IAMPOP shirts.
Knights provide clothing to area school district
CURWENSVILLE—The Knights of Columbus St. John XXIII Council #16090 of Curwensville/Grampian recently presented winter coats, sweatshirts, gloves and underwear for elementary-aged school children to the Curwensville Area School District. The donations are made possible through the Knights’ Kover for Kids Program. Pictured, from left, are Knight Brian Spencer, Superintendent Ronald Matchock of the Curwensville Area School District, and Knights Sean Dunn and Pete Petrone.
Our Lady of Peace scout earns top honor
ERIE—William Pianta of Boy Scout Troop 59 at Our Lady of Peace Parish in Erie recently received his Eagle Scout award at Blessed Sacrament Church in Erie. For his Eagle Scout project, Pianta installed bricks and a walkway at Our Lady of Peace Church on W. 38th Street. He is a freshman at Penn State Behrend. Pictured with him, at center, are his sister, Alexa Pianta; his father, Dave Pianta; and his mother, Lisa Pianta. Also pictured are all of his scout leaders: Vince Debernardo, Carol Richards, Gary Baran (scoutmaster), Dean Warner, Gary Ross, Dick Eisert, Howie Richards, Paul McCoy, Doug Fleming and Nathan Kujan.