Greetings from Bishop Persico

I am delighted to welcome you to the website of the Catholic Diocese of Erie.

We are, geographically, Pennsylvania's largest diocese, and our parishes stretch from the sparkling shores of Lake Erie through the majestic Allegheny National Forest.

Though our diocese is expansive and includes many people with various gifts and vocations, their faith, generosity and good will unites us. The collaboration of the people, the priests and the religious inspire and refresh me. I continue to give thanks and praise to the Lord for the strong and healthy pulse of the Diocese of Erie.

I am pleased you have found your way to this online presence of the Diocese of Erie, and trust you will find the information you are seeking. I invite you to contact the parishes, schools, offices and agencies listed, where you will find many people eager to respond to any questions you may have.

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May God continue to bring to fruition the good work he has begun in you!

Sincerely in Christ,
The Most Rev. Lawrence T. Persico, J.C.L.
Bishop of Erie