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Our Lady of Peace Parish in Erie

Our Lady of Peace Parish, Erie

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Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania

provides a permanent and secure funding stream to strengthen and grow the Church's mission and ministries in Northwest Pennsylvania.

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Given in Gratitude for a Nurturing Catholic Community

Given in Gratitude for a Nurturing Catholic Community

When John “Jack” Potosnak reflects on his mother’s life story, he has immense gratitude for the Catholic ministries that shaped and guided her through difficult early years. To honor that support, and to help fuel a strong Catholic community for the future, Jack established the Helen Potosnak Memorial Endowment in the Catholic Foundation.

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A Lasting Legacy

A Lasting Legacy

A bequest from John and Barbara Jacquel to Our Lady of Mercy Church in Harborcreek was used to create an endowment that benefits the parish ministries they were passionate about.

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Learning Current Trends and Best Practices for Ministry

Learning Current Trends and Best Practices for Ministry

Because of an education grant from the Catholic Foundation, Sue Berdis, faith formation coordinator at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Erie, PA, was able to attend the Mid-Atlantic Congress in February, 2020.

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Our Blessed Mother

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Mother's Day: A Stewardship Reflection

May 8 is Mother’s Day and what theme is more universal than motherhood? We Catholics prize that nurturing relationship so highly that we call our Church, “Holy Mother,” and we venerate Mary, the mother of Jesus, for her pivotal role in the life of our Lord and savior.