"With Open Hearts" is something that appeals to our sense of the common good by providing each of us an opportunity to unite and reach out to those in need that are in our parishes, cities and throughout the Diocese of Erie. Your gift helps in many ways, these are just a few:
The Catholic Services Appeal has ministered and provided services to thousands of individuals and families throughout our Northwestern and Central Pennsylvania communities. The needs continue and in some cases are growing. As they do, so does our need to ask you for support. Your pledge to the Catholic Services Appeal will help us continue to preach, to teach, and to serve. We encourage you to read the special CSA issue of Faith Magazine (which will be linked here soon) and other information presented on this site. Then we hope you see how vital your CSA gift is to our church; how important it is to many people. Please prayerfully consider your response to the Catholic Services Appeal.
Jesus made that clear from the way he lived, the message he preached. Pope Francis makes that clear by his own daily example. And we have a host of holy men and women who have come before us, who have gone to the margins of society so that every member of our human family might know the love of God.
Now, it’s our turn. With the spiritual pillars of Lent at our disposal, we set out on a 40-day journey, a journey of encounter with ourselves, our neighbors and our God.
Lent is our time to encounter, to cultivate a spirit of global solidarity. CRS Rice Bowl is our guide, a vehicle through which the stories of communities around the world can be shared, an invitation through which our prayers and Lenten sacrifices can change lives.
We Are One Body Catholic Radio Network – WAOB has recently become available via the Internet in the Diocese of Erie. Receive daily instruction from Pope Francis, daily meditations, the Rosary, the Divine Office, Holy Mass and much more! They can be found at WAOB.org
Families Always Matter is a website intended to affirm families in their importance to God, the Church, to society and to each other.