Bishop Terry R LaValley
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:
Welcome to the webpage of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg! Whether you are searching for information about the diocese and our parishes and offices or about the Roman Catholic Church in general, I hope our site will be of help to you.
The North Country of New York State where we are located is a diverse region with much natural beauty. Industries in our region include agriculture, education, and tourism with some manufacturing. The Catholic faith is strong among so many of our 90,470 Catholic people.
Visitors are always welcome to worship with us at our parishes throughout the diocese. If we can be of assistance to you, in any way, please contact the diocese or one of our local churches. Whether you are a resident of the North Country or are visiting us from some other area, I hope you enjoy your tour through our local Church via our webpage.
May Mary, our Patroness under the title of the Immaculate Conception, help us all to follow her Son as a people abundantly blessed.
North Country Catholic News
Thank you, Sally
Bishop Terry R. LaValley presented the Bishop Edgar P. Wadhams Award for Distinguished Service to Sally Rusaw during a farewell gathering recently held with members of the diocesan staff. The award reads: “A native of St. Mary’s Parish in Potsdam, Sally shared her faith and wisdom with young people as a teacher and librarian in our Catholic Schools, librarian and instructor at Mater Dei College, liturgical musician, religious volunteer at Ogdensburg and Riverview Correctional Facilities, and archivist at our diocesan chancery. In all these roles, Sally generously shared her faith and guided others to the Lord. Her faithful service, kind words, prayers, loving gestures, gentle presence and exemplary witness have been blessings to the countless individual lives she touched and have enriched us as all as a Catholic Diocese.”