September 12, 2022

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, Sept. 19, 2022.
The deadline for submissions is Thursday, Sept. 15, at 4:30 p.m.

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Attention, pastors! October Count is approaching
The October Count starts Oct. 1, 2022. Pastors and administrators in the Diocese of Erie are asked to visit to download the form and instructions for submitting October Count figures electronically. The deadline for submitting figures is Nov. 5, 2022. Contact Kathy Papalia at 814-824-1184 with any questions.

Diocesan Respect Life Sunday Mass with Bishop Persico
Bishop Lawrence Persico will celebrate a Mass for Respect Life Sunday on Oct. 2 at 11:30 a.m. at The Epiphany of the Lord Parish, 353 Pine St., Meadville. A reception immediately follows Mass. Prolife groups are encouraged to RSVP and attend together. Groups can RSVP by visiting the Social Justice and Life webpage at or by calling 814-824-1250. See the attached flier for more details. Questions can be directed to Patrice Swick, director of the Social Justice and Life Office, at

Parish input needed for Eucharistic Revival
The Office for Divine Worship is seeking parish input for the Eucharistic Revival. Please see the attached memo.

Catholic Foundation investors meeting
The board of directors of the Catholic Foundation is hosting the annual meeting of investors on Sept. 27 at 9 a.m. at the Manufacturer & Business Association in Erie. This hybrid in-person and virtual meeting is designed for administrators of agencies that hold endowments with the Catholic Foundation, their finance councils, finance staff, board members and others with interest in endowment-building. For more information, please see the attachment. RSVP by Sept. 20 by contacting Elizabeth Rathburn at 814-824-1257 or

Erie Diocesan Rosary March planned for Oct. 9
The 28th annual Erie Diocesan Rosary March will be held Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. in the parking lot of St. Jude the Apostle Church, 2801 W. 6th St., Erie. The rosary also will be prayed inside the church at the same time for those who are unable to march. Following the rosary, there will be a special prayer service inside the church with exposition and Benediction. Father David Renne, vice rector of St. Mark Seminary, Erie, and a member of the faculty of Gannon University, Erie, will be the guest homilist. This event is sponsored by the World Apostolate of Fatima. For more information, contact John Walsh at 814-868-1100.

Missionary Cooperative Program reminder
Pastors and administrators in the Diocese of Erie are reminded to submit the collection of the Missionary Cooperative Plan 2022 directly to the International Mission Office. (Note: Do not give the collection to the missionary.) Attached is the check remittance form. Missionary visits are to be completed before Oct. 1, 2022. Please direct questions to Indira Suarez at or 814-824-1231.

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: For Erie Catholic School System jobs only, go to


Respect Life Sunday Mass
Eucharistic Revival memo
Catholic Foundation investors meeting
Missionary Cooperative Program remittance form
Golf flier

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Respect Life Sunday Mass
Eucharistic Revival memo
Catholic Foundation investors meeting
Missionary Cooperative Program remittance form
Golf flier


Our Lady of Mercy dance to feature The Groove
The Our Lady of Mercy Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a dance featuring the popular Erie band The Groove on Sept. 16 from 7 to 11 p.m. in the parish gymnasium, 837 Bartlett Road, Harborcreek. Tickets are on sale in the parish office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and at the door the night of the dance. The cost is $15 per person. Capacity is limited.

Force parish to hold golf outing
St. Joseph Parish in Force will hold its second annual golf outing on Sept. 17 at the Bavarian Hills Golf Course in St. Marys. There will be a four-person scramble starting at 9 a.m. The cost is $80 per person/$65 per member. A boxed lunch will be provided.  Dinner will follow. Various prizes will be awarded. To sign up, call the Bavarian Hills Golf Course at 814-834-3602 or register a team the morning of the event. See the attached flier for details.

Adults welcome to view ‘The Chosen’
St. Boniface, St. John the Baptist, Holy Rosary and Our Lady of Mount Carmel parishes invite all adults to attend a viewing of season 1 of “The Chosen,” at St. Boniface Church, 9367 Wattsburg Road, Erie, beginning Sept. 22 and continuing every Thursday through Nov. 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. “The Chosen” brings the story of Jesus to life. No matter where you are in your journey with Jesus, this study is for you! Register at or call Deacon Denis Coan at 814-454-2873; Rosanne Jaworski at 814-825-4439; or Sue Berdis at 814-825-7313.

St. Jude Parish to serve pancake breakfast
St. Jude the Apostle Parish in Erie is hosting a pancake breakfast at its parish center, located at 606 Lowell Ave., Erie, on Sept. 25 from 8 a.m. to noon. This is an all-you-can-eat breakfast sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

North East parish to hold revival
St. Gregory Thaumaturgus Parish, 48 South Pearl St., North East, will host Days of Eucharistic Revival (Sept. 26-28), featuring guest preacher, Father Kevin MacDonald, CSsR. On Sept. 26, there will be a Mass at 8 a.m., and an evening session (“You Satisfy the Hungry Heart … With the Word of God”), beginning at 6:30 p.m. Hospitality will be offered in the parish family room following the evening session. On Sept. 27, all are welcome to a school Mass at 9:15 a.m. and an evening session at 6:30 p.m. (“You Satisfy the Hungry Heart …With God’s Healing Mercy”). There will be a penance celebration at this evening’s event. On Sept. 28, Mass will be offered at 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. (“You Satisfy the Hungry Heart ... With the Gift of Finest Wheat”). Hospitality will be held in the parish family room following the 6:30 p.m. Mass.

SSJNN to host celebrity bartender event
The Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network (SSJN) is hosting a celebrity bartender fundraiser on Sept. 30 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Nuova Aurora Club, 1518 Walnut St., Erie. Free admission, but a $10 donation is suggested. The first hour will include Sisters of St. Joseph as the celebrity bartenders There will be games of chance, live music (The Breeze Band), and a basket raffle. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided. All tips to bartenders will benefit SSJNN’s community programs.

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