Entries for 2021

Live the Liturgy ~ Inspiration for the Week
When Jesus was physically with his disciples, he guarded and protected them.  One of his greatest desires was that they share his joy completely.  God's love is the source of all things and their sustenance.  As we conduct the normal routines of our lives it is easy to get caught ...

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Live the Liturgy

Ministry Needs

Posted on May 13, 2021 in: General News

Ministry Needs
Now that we are "coming out of the woods," we are in need of more help in all ministries;  Servers, Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers. If you are interested you can be assigned to the Mass time of your choice.  Training will be provided.  Please call the office 724.981.55...

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Ministry Needs
Mission of Friendship to celebrate 50 years!
MISSION OF FRIENDSHIP PREPARES TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS By: Anne-Marie Welsh ERIE — Its beginnings were at once humble and dramatic. Back in the 1950s, the late Msgr. James Peterson and a handful of students from Gannon’s St. Thomas More Club spent a few summers working among the poor...

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Diocesan News ~ Yucatan
Save the Date ~ August 22nd ~ Parish Picnic
We are looking forward to getting together with our Parish Family for a picnic on August 22nd!  We are hoping that we will be able to gather as 'normal' as possible by August, but will be making more specific plans as we get a little closer.  Watch for more details to come!

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Parish Picnic
May 28th ~ Frank Hannah to be ordained a permanent deacon
Mark your calendars!  Our very own Frank Hannah will be ordained a permanent deacon on May 28th!  He will be assisting and preaching at each Mass the weekend of May 29 & 30 and there will be light refreshments after each Mass to celebrate with Frank and his wife Carrie, who is also our...

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Frank Hannah, Dicoesan News - Frank Hannah
National Day of Prayer ~ May 6
The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation.  Its purpose is to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer to to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for Am...

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National Day of Prayer

Video of the Week...

Posted on April 29, 2021 in: General News

Video of the Week...
Watch this one-minute video from Catholic News Service and experience the joy and amazement of the risen Jesus. Pope: Live with Easter Joy

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Video of the Week
Diocese invites all to the next stop on the virtual pilgrimage during Year of St. Joseph
As we continue celebrating the Year of St. Joseph, Father Rick Tomasone, pastor, and the people of St. Joseph Parish, Warren, invite you to join them virtually for the second stop of our pilgrimage on Sunday, May 9, for the 10 am Mass on their Facebook page: St. Joseph, Warren, Facebook Page T...

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Year of St. Joseph
Ordination to the transitional diaconate ceremony to be livestreamed
This Saturday, May 1, is the day that Bishop Lawrence Persico will ordain three seminarians from the Diocese of Erie to the transitional diaconate. Benjamin Daghir, Christopher Wheeler and Nicholas Fratus will take this last step before their anticipated ordination to the priesth...

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Diocesan News

Dedication for Sacred Purpose

Posted on April 29, 2021 in: General News

Dedication for Sacred Purpose
ERIE — “At the beginning of the Gannon chapel dedication Mass, the altar was just a beautifully ornate wooden and marble table, no different from any other. But at the middle of the Mass once the altar had been anointed, blessed and incense burned on it, it had become a living symbol of ...

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Diocesan News
GOSPEL MEDITATION ~ 5th Sunday of Easter
"Spiraling out of control," is a phrase that can easily describe the current display of human existence.  In addition to the violence, unrest, uneasiness and turmoil that are common elements of our daily news, other essential pieces are misplaced or missing.  Many lack an objecti...

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Gospel Meditation ~ 5th Sunday of Easter

Livestreamed Masses

Posted on April 22, 2021 in: General News

Livestreamed Masses
Click here for a list of livestreamed daily and Sunday Masses in the Diocese and beyond. List of livestreamed Masses

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List of livestreamed Masses
GOSPEL MEDITATION ~ 4th Sunday of Easter
Encourage Deeper Understanding of Scripture Any builder worth his or her salt knows the value and importance of a cornerstone.  Properly laying and securing this primary unit determines how the rest of the project unfolds and its success.  Coernerstones are necessary elements not only o...

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Gospel Meditation - 4th Sunday of Easter
Happy Anniversary Frs. Allen and DeMartinis
This weekend, Father Allen is celebrating his 24th Anniversary of Ordination to the priesthood. Father Allen was ordained with another Notre Dame native son, Father Michael DeMartinis. Please thank them for their YES to the Lord!

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Happy Anniversary

Church Ministry Needs

Posted on April 22, 2021 in: General News

Church Ministry Needs
Now that we are “coming out of the woods”, we are in need of more help in all ministries; Servers, Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers. If you are interested you can be assigned to the Mass time of your choice. Training will be provided. Please call the office 724-981-5566.

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Ministry Needs
Interested in joining the Knights of Columbus?
Your local Knights of Columbus, Council #4003 (Farrell, Hermitage, Sharpsville, W Middlesex), is conducting a member drive. We are looking for Catholic men to join our local council, and join the other 1.9 million members around the world, to help us serve and sup- port our local parishes and their ...

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Knights of Columbus
GOSPEL MEDITATION ~ 2nd Sunday of Easter
Encourage Deeper Understanding of Scripture What a wonderful joy fills us today as we ponder the inexhaustible mercy of God.  "Mercy is the heart of God," Pope Francis tells us.  The image of a heart has been used to point to the very life source of a person as it is the o...

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GOSPEL MEDITATION ~ Divine Mercy

Divine Mercy Sunday

Posted on April 08, 2021 in: General News

Divine Mercy Sunday
By Robert Stackpole, STD To put on a great banquet for one's friends, the first step is to send out proper invitations. The invitations must say WHY the banquet is being held, WHEN it will take place, WHO is invited, and WHAT TO EXPECT (such as cocktails on the lawn, followed by a buffet meal...

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Divine Mercy Sunday
Bishop Persico establishes committee to explore the full return to public worship
It was wonderful to see so many attend the Holy Week services and Easter Sunday Masses here at Notre Dame.  But, there is work to be done to have all Catholics return to public worship.  The Bishop is establishing a committee to explore the best way to welcome all back!  Read mor...

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Diocesan News

Change in Daily Mass Schedule

Posted on April 01, 2021 in: General News

Change in Daily Mass Schedule
Beginning on April 15th, our Thursday Mass will no longer be at 9:00am, but will be celebrated at 5:30pm instead.  Hopefully this change makes daily Mass available for those who aren't able to make it morming Mass.

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Daily Mass Change
GOSPEL MEDITATION ~ Easter Sunday
Who are you?  This question was most assuredly asked of Jesus on the day of resurrection and it is a question asked of each of us.  Our identities can be described in so many ways.  We can start with our gifts and our talents, expertise and unique personality expressions.  W...

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Gospel Meditation ~ Easter Sunday
Good Friday/Holy Saturday/Easter Sunday
Join us for these most holy days! Friday, April 2nd: 2:00pm Celebration of the Lord's Passion Saturday, April 3rd: 1:00pm Blessing of Easter Food Saturday, April 3rd:  8:30pm The Great Easter Vigil Sunday, April 4th: 8:00am, 10:00am & 12:00noon Easter Masses Easter Egg Hu...

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Holy Week, Good Friday/Easter Sunday
St. Mark Seminary Auxiliary Raffle
St. Mark Seminary Auxiliary need your help in supporting our Diocesan seminarians. . . Due to COVID, the Annual Card Party is being replaced with a raffle. Three prizes will be awarded (1) $250 award, (1) $500 award and (1) $1,000 award. Your donation of $25 enters you into the prize drawing. A l...

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Seminary Raffle

Sacrament of Confirmation

Posted on March 29, 2021 in: General News

Sacrament of Confirmation
Holy Spirit, strengthen our Notre Dame Parish Confirmandi with your gifts of Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Fear of the Lord, as a disciple of Christ. Fill them with the joy of your presence. Increase in them the fruit of your Spirit. Help them to experience an...

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Sacrament of Confirmation
GOSPEL MEDITATION ~ Palm Sunday
ENCOURAGE DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF SCRIPTURE Many struggle with Jesus.  Some who consider themselves faithful hail him in their churches but still struggle to figure out what to do with him on our streets.  The message is somehow more palatable when it echoes pious renderings and sentime...

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Gospel Meditation - Palm Sunday
The Chrism Mass - March 29 at 1pm
During Holy Week Bishop Persico will bless sacred oils at the Chrism Mass. The oil of chrism is used during baptisms, confirmation, ordination and the consecration of altars. The oil of catechumens is used at the Easter Vigil. The oil of the sick is used to anoint people during the Sacrament of the ...

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The Chrism Mass 2021
Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt!
Join us on Easter Sunday after 10am Mass for an Easter Egg Hunt! Please be sure to sign up either on a sign up sheet in the back of church or on our Church facebook page so that we can plan accordingly.  All children up to the age of 10 are welcome! If you would like to help or have any q...

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Easter Egg Hunt

The CSA continues.

Posted on March 16, 2021 in: General News

The CSA continues.
𝗛𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗺𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗱𝗴𝗲? 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘂𝗲𝘀 Bishop Lawrence Persico expresses his gratitude for the generosity of the diocese and encourages those who have not yet made their pledge to do so at their parishes. Hear his 3...

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Diocesan News - CSA

The Year of St. Joseph

Posted on March 15, 2021 in: General News

The Year of St. Joseph
Pope Francis has proclaimed a Year of St. Joseph in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the declaration of St. Joseph as patron of the Universal Church. In order to mark this event, the Diocese of Erie is hosting a virtual pilgrimage featuring livestreamed Masses from each of the seven chur...

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Year of St. Joseph
Gospel Meditation ~ 4th Sunday of Lent
Encourage Deeper Understanding of Scripture Is there something to Lent that goes beyond our own spiritual house cleaning and spiritual refinement?  Yes, there is!  It has to do with listening and learning so that we can take up the task of the Gospel with greater clarity and fortitude. ...

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Gospel Meditation - 4th week of Lent

24 Hours for the Lord

Posted on March 05, 2021 in: General News

24 Hours for the Lord
24 Hours for the Lord March 12-13, 2021 Please join the Diocese of Erie and St. Peter Cathedral, Erie, in celebrating 24 Hours for the Lord. Encounter Jesus Christ anew in the Sacrament of Confession and Eucharistic Adoration. This is an extraordinary opportunity to pray for vocations to...

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24 Hours for the Lord
Diocesan 1:38 Women's Conference
Just two more weeks until 1:38 Women—register now! Do you want to rejoice and be glad? Then join women from across the Diocese of Erie and beyond for the Sixth Annual 1:38 Women’s Conference. This day of inspiration and spiritual growth, open to women of all faiths, will feature natio...

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Women's Conference
Diocesan 1:38 Women's Conference
Register today for 1:38 Women, a Catholic Women’s conference based on the theme of “BEE the ATTITUDE!”. Enjoy a dynamic experience with women from around the Diocese of Erie and beyond! The 6th annual 1:38 Women’s conference will be held on Saturday, March 20th, ...

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Women's Conference
This weekend is the Knights of Columbus Easter Bread Sale
IT'S TIME! The K of C will be selling their popular Easter Bread this weekend after all Masses.  $ 7 Regular, $ 8 Raisin or any 3 for $20.  They will be accepting Cash or Checks made out to 'Knights of Columbus, Hermitage Council.'   Place orders...

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Easter Bread Sale KofC
GOSPEL MEDITATION ~ 2nd Sunday of Lent
 A pregnant woman was walking in the store and met an old friend.  her friend exclaimed, "You are absolutely beaming!"  The new life God placed in her womb radiated throughout her body.  It was brightly visible on her face and in her eyes.  Transformation and chang...

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Gospel Meditation - 2nd week of Lent

Lenten Opportunities

Posted on February 28, 2021 in: General News

Lenten Opportunities
Although it may feel like we've been living through a yearlong Lent, Lent is actually here again!   Lent is a time to truly focus on your relationship with Jesus Christ and we have many opportunities to take advantage of right here at Notre Dame, both in person and virtually.  ~ ...

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Blase, Lent 2021

Thank you, Blase!

Posted on February 13, 2021 in: General News

Thank you, Blase!
Notre Dame Parish is blessed with many parishioners who give of their time and talent to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. One such person is Blase Cindric, who was the volunteer webmaster for the Church of Notre Dame website for 11 years. He recently relinquished those duties because of work...

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Blase

New Church of Notre Dame Website

Posted on January 21, 2021 in: General News

New Church of Notre Dame Website
Church of Notre Dame Parish has unveiled a new and improved website (http://notredame-pa.org). The website features a new display that will cover six focus areas: Celebrate With Us Join Us Pray With Us/Adoration Serve With Us Online Giving Faith Formation The site also featur...

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