Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

Bishop Terry R LaValley

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 104,113 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


World Meeting of Families


The largest ever World Day of Families opened Sept. 22 in Philadelphia. Ten delegates from the Diocese of Ogdensburg were among 17,500 participants from more than 100 countries. The local delegates are shown outside the St. Katharine Drexel Shrine in Bensalem, Penn.  Front, from left, are Father Thomas Higman, parochial vicar in Saranac Lake; and Stephen Tartaglia, diocesan family life director; middle, Colleen Miner, respect life director; Jamie Burns, teacher and DRE at St. Mary’s, Canton; and Pamela Ballantine, eastern regional director of faith formation; back, John Miner, respect life director; Deacon Henry and Dayna Leader, pre-cana directors; Marika Donders, evangelization director; and Father Douglas Lucia, episcopal vicar for worship and family life and pastor in Canton.



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