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eNOTES FOR MARCH 16, 2017

(with bulletin information for the weekends of  March 26 and April 2, 2017)

 

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FROM THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR 

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CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES SECOND COLLECTION March 26: Resources and bulletin announcements

The Catholic Relief Services Collection to respond to Jesus in disguise. This collection helps six Catholic agencies to provide relief and support to struggling communities and to work toward peace and reconciliation among our marginalized brothers and sisters here and around the world. Please click HERE FOR RESOURCES, sample pulpit announcement and bulletin announcements for March 19, March 26 and April 3.    


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PONTIFICAL GOOD FRIDAY COLLECTION: Resources and bulletin announcement

Bulletin Announcement

April 9 - Week Before the Collection

Pope Francis has asked our parish to support the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, which helps Christians in the Holy Land. Your support helps the church minister in parishes, provide Catholic schools and offer religious education. The Pontifical Good Friday Collection also helps to preserve the sacred shrines.

The wars, unrest and instability have been especially hard on Christians. In these times of crisis, the Pontifical Good Friday Collection provides humanitarian aid to refugees. When you contribute to the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, you become an instrument of peace and join with Catholics around the world in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land. PLEASE BE GENEROUS! For more information about Christians in the Holy Land, visit www.myfranciscan.org/good-friday


FROM THE RESPECT LIFE OFFICE:

 

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2017 ISSUES IN BRIEF: From the NYS Catholic Conference

Please see and share the Physician Assisted Suicide and Abortion Expansion information HERE or download the one page summaries  by clicking on the images above. For more information contact Colleen Miner at cminer@rcdony.org 


FROM THE OFFICE FOR THE NEW EVANGELIZATION

 

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LENT CONTINUES: Lenten Resource Page

The Office for the New Evangelization has created a page with Lenten Resources, ideas, videos, etc. The page includes Pope Francis' message for Lent as well as a video of Bishop LaValley's lenten message. The page will be updated throughout the lenten season as relevant pages and resources are updated. If you would like us to post your parish events, missions, days of Reconcilliation etc., please email details to Marika Donders mdonders@rcdony.org or submit the event to eNotes via the submission form and indicate you would like to also post the event on the Lenten Resource Page.


NOTICES FOR BULLETINS:

Bulletin Editors: Please add these notices to your parish bulletin(s).  You can simply cut the text and paste it in your bulletin.

 

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CAMP GUGGENHEIM REGISTRATION: Registration for the 2017 season is now open!

Register soon to ensure a spot for an incredible week of fun and growth in faith! Go to www.rcdony.org/camp  to register! For more information contact the Office of Youth Ministry at 315-393-2920 or vlalonde@rcdony.org


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

(for the March 25/26 Bulletin)

Continuing our Lenten Practice for a “low carb/on diet” to reduce the carbon CO2 in our air: think about maximizing energy efficiency in our homes. We can ask to have an audit by an energy expert provided by the utility that heats your home. Examine your major appliances by replacing any 10 year old refrigerators with new Energy Star models that could reduce CO2 emissions by more than 500 pounds per year. Check into weatherizing some portion of your house (insulating walls, attics, foundations, window replacement; or weather stripping and leak sealing). Low Carbon Diet: A 30 Day Program to Lose 5000 Pounds. David Gershon, p. 31  


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

(for the April 1/2 Bulletin)

Neutralizing your Carbon Dioxide Footprint by planting trees. A single tree will absorb one ton of carbon dioxide over its lifetime. Shade provided by trees can also reduce your airconditioning bill by 10 –15 %. Contact the following web sites for information on trees and planting: www.arborday.org; www.plant-trees.org. This is another Lenten practice for a “low carb/on diet” Low Carbon Diet: A 30 Day Program to Lose 5000 Pounds. David Gershon, p. 37 


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PLANNED GIVING: How to Transfer a Gift of Stock

Gifts of stock can be given to benefit our parish, your favorite Catholic School, programs, ministries, Missionary Projects and the Diocese of Ogdensburg. The proceeds can be restricted according to your wishes, or directed to an endowment fund held in the Foundation of the RC Diocese of Ogdensburg. For more information, contact the Diocese at 315-393-2920 or Email slalone@rcdony.org.


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40 DAYS FOR LIFE, PLATTBURGH: Begins Ash Wednesday

From March 1 through April 9, you’re invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You’re also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood, 66 Brinkerhoff St, Plattsburgh, NY, daily 7 am-7pm, and also to help spread the word about this important community outreach. If you’d like more information – and especially if you’d like to volunteer to help, please contact: Nancy Belzile 518-593-6024 https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/plattsburgh/


PARISH VOCATION MINISTRY MEETINGS:

All parish vocation ministry people are invited to attend one of the regional follow-up meetings scheduled. Any parish not yet with a vocation ministry may send people to any of these meetings.

Who: All parish vocation ministry participants and those who wish to become involved

Where:

   February 25: St. Augustine Parish Center, 3029 Main Street, Peru 

   March 4: Hearthside Room, SSJ Motherhouse, 1425 Washington St., Watertown

   March 11: St. John’s Parish Center, 6148 State Route 30, Lake Clear

   April 8: Parish of the Visitation Parish Center, 3 Morris St., Norfolk

When: 10:30 am start until 12:00 noon

What: Follow-up

   Review goals of WE ARE CALLED diocesan vocation plan

   What ideas have worked well? (Come prepared to share what you have done)

   What do you need to take it to the next level?

   Discussion of the annual parish reporting mechanism for vocation ministry

If your parish has not yet started a vocation ministry, come and learn how to get one going! It is never too late. Please register at least three days ahead of the meeting by emailing or calling: Diocesan Vocation Office (Cathy Russell, Coordinator) crussell@rcdony.org  315-393-2920


D.O.V.S.

Did you know our diocese has a group called D.O.V.S (diocese of Ogdensburg Vocation Society)? It is a group of dedicated people who pray for and work to promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life in our diocese. They meet most months, plan events to thank our priests and religious and annually take a pilgrimage. Please consider joining! Call Connie at 315-265-2762 or the Vocations Office at 315-393-2920 to join or to ask questions.


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WATER, NUTRITION AND YOUR HEALTH

Presentation will focus on water as a key nutrient for human health, an essential for all life, and the challenges in maintaining this resource for human and agricultural consumption. Discussion will follow on ways to protect it for the future generations. Panel includes: Cathy Moore MS, RD Agriculture and Fort Drum Program Leader for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County, Vicky Murphy, City of Watertown, Water Plant Supervisor, and Jay Matteson, Jefferson County Agricultural Consultant. The Event, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph Social Justice Committee, will be held on Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at the Sisters of Saint Joseph Motherhouse Hearthside Center, 1425 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601. Light refreshment will be served. Public is invited. Event is free. Space is limited; to reserve a place; call 315-782-3460.



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CREATING A CULTURE OF VOCATIONS: Operation Andrew Dinners

The Vocations Office announces spring Operation Andrew dinner schedule:

March 27: St. Peter's, Plattburgh

March 30: St. Patrick's, Watertown

April 3: St. Mary's, Massena

The dinners are a great way to learn about the priesthood, chat with the Bishop and have a great meal. Any middle school aged man and above is invited to attend. Parents are welcome as well. See the flyer above for details. 


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GREECE: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE:  with Fr. Chris Looby April 11-21, 2018

Join Fr. Chris Looby, pastor of St. Mary’s in Evans Mills, and travel to Greece following in the Footsteps of Paul the Apostle! The trip Features a 3-night Greek Islands & Turkey cruise. Highlights include Athens, Taverna Dinner Show, 3-Night Cruise, Mykonos, Ephesus, Patmos, Santorini, Thessaloniki, Kavala, Philippi, Meteora, Delphi, Corinth, Acropolis. Prices begin at $4149 for an inside double and $4299 for outside double.  An information meeting with slideshow presentation for those interested will be held on March 30th at 6:30 PM at the St. Mary’s Parish Center in Evans Mills.  For more information please call Fr. Chris at(315)629-4425 or Mary McIntosh at Watertown AAA at (315)558-6372.  Opa!


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DIVINE MERCY: Special Mass of Healing

On Sunday, April 23, 2017, Bishop Terry R. LaValley will preside at a special Mass of Healing for those hurt by the Church in any way, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Ogdensburg at 3:00 pm. This celebration on Divine Mercy Sunday is a fitting means of acknowledging the pain caused by some pastoral leaders or workers in the Church and to apologize for the conduct that caused such grief. The entire diocesan family, clergy, religious, and laity, are invited to participate in this Eucharistic celebration to continue to ask God’s help for healing and reconciliation. This time of prayer is also an expression of continued support for those seeking to rebuild their lives amidst such anguish.


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SAVE THE DATE: ERCLMA Spring Retreat and Workshop

The Eastern Region Commissioned Lay Ministers' Association (ERCLMA) is sponsoring a Spring Retreat/Workshop on Saturday, April 29th at St. Peter's Church, Plattsburgh. The theme for the workshop is " The Call continues.......listening to God's call. The day begins 9:30 a.m. The Keynote Address will provided by Cathy Russell and will be followed by a light lunch. Afternoon events will offer Break-out Sessions, Eucharistic Adoration and Sacramental Reconciliation . If possible, attendees are encouraged to stay at St. Peter's Church for a Corporal 4:00 p.m. Mass. The cost is $10.00 per person. Pre-registration is requested. You can register on-line at RCDONY.org. To locate the registration page, go to "Offices", then "Formation for
Ministry". On the lower left part of the page you will see the registration link for the Spring Event. For More information, you can contact Starr Burke at sburke7035@gmail.com.


TRIP TO ITALY!

Fr. Ray Moreau, pastor of St. Augustine Parish in North Bangor and St. Mary Parish in Brushton, will lead a trip to Rome and to southern Italy in September, 2017, with Fr. Joe Porpiglia, a classmate and friend from the Diocese of Buffalo. A visit to Assisi is also available to participants. Fr. Ray and Fr. Joe invite you to join them for this enriching and pleasurable travel experience. Both priests are veteran international travelers and group leaders.

Departing on September 24 from either Montreal’s Trudeau Airport or Toronto’s Pearson Airport, and return on October 4 or October 6 (later dates includes a visit to Assisi).

Rome, the Vatican, Monte Cassino, Naples, Sorrento, the Isle of Capri, Amalfi and the ruins of Pompeii are but a few of the sites and events included in the itinerary.

If you register by March 15 you can deduct $100 per person from the announced all-inclusive per person price of $3,995 (for returns on October 4) or from the $4,450 per person price if you choose to return on October 6.

Consult Fr. Ray Moreau at (518) 529-7433 or Departure Point at (800) 764-6836 for more information.


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LENTEN RETREAT FOR YOUTH:Open to all students in grades 6-12

Diocesan Youth Council is hosting a peer-led Lenten retreat open to all students in grades 6-12. Interested youth can attend in Malone on March 25 or in Canton on March 26.
The event is free, but participants must pre-register and bring a bagged lunch. 
Details and registration can be found at www.rcdony.org/lentenretreat.

 


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CREATING A CULTURE OF VOCATIONS: D.O.V.S. Special Presentation

The D.O.V.S (Diocese of Ogdensburg Vocation Society) is sponsoring a special presentation on April 19th at 11:30 in the Father Amyot Parish Center in Norfolk.. Sr. Patty Urbinelli, SSJ, will present, “My Journey Toward Final Vows- On Becoming a
Sister of St. Joseph.” Come be inspired and ask those questions you have always wanted to ask! The program is free and open to anyone interested. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Connie at 315-265-2762 or the Vocations Office at 315-393-2920 by April 17th. 


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DEACON ASSEMBLY FEATURES DEACON KANDRA: May event in Lake Placid

Permanent Deacons of the Ogdensburg Diocese have been invited to the annual Deacon Assembly by Bishop Terry R. LaValley. The Assembly is held for deacons, their wives and widows of deacons each year. The Crowne Plaza Hotel and Resort in Lake Placid is the site for this year's event, May 3 and 4, 2017. Deacon Greg Kandra, writer, blogger and internationally known lecturer will be the principal presenter. Dcn. Kandra is from the Diocese of Brooklyn, NY and is a former broadcast journalist. For more information contact: Deacon Kevin Mastellon kmastellon@spwatn.org


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YOUTH RALLY REGISTRATION: Registration for the High School Youth Rally is available 

Register for the youth rally soon!!  Registration is $25 until April 1 and $30 after April 1.  The 2017 High School Youth Rally will be held on May 6 at IHC in Watertown. This full-day event will feature keynote speaker Paul J. Kim, prayer, interactive workshops, games, and Mass presided by Bishop LaValley. Each group attending needs to have one Virtus-trained and background-checked adult for each eight students. Youth leaders can register themselves and youth at www.rcdony.org/youthrally/rally. Contact Kelly at kdonnelly@rcdony.org with any questions.


 

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CLIMATE EMBASSADOR: Dr. Gerry Gacioch

The Diocese of Ogdensburg and St. Peter's Church of Plattsburgh present Climate Ambassador Dr. Gerry Gacioch at 1pm on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at St. Peter's Church, Cornelia Street, in Plattsburgh, NY. His engaging public presentation will include focus on Pope Francis' encyclical on Environmental Stewardship entitled Laudato Si, Care of our Common Home, plus why we should care about our common home, as individuals and together, as human beings. For more information, contact DEnise Tetrault at spchurchdenise@primelink1.net or at 518-563-1692.


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GOOD FRIDAY PRAYER SERVICE: Plattsburgh, NY

The Apostles for Life and Champlain Valley Right to Life Inc. are sponsoring a Good Friday Prayer Service in front of the Planned Parenthood Facility, 66 Brinkerhoff St. Plattsburgh, NY at 10am on Thursday, 14 April. All are welcome to come and pray in support for the sanctity of human life, as we continue to defend pre-born children. Point of contact: Deacon Jack Lukasiewicz, (518) 562-1175


 

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RACHEL'S VINEYARD: 2017 Retreats set

Two Rachel's Vineyard after-abortion healing retreats will be offered in our diocese in 2017. The spring retreat will be June 16-18. The fall retreat will be September 1-3. Fr. Thomas Higman will serve as the chaplain for the spring retreat. Retreats are held at the Guggenheim Lodge in Saranac Lake. For more information and a confidential registration form please visit www.rcdony.org/prolife. Dates and locations of retreats outside of our diocese are available at www.rachelsvineyard.org. Don't suffer alone. Help is available.


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CATHOLIC HEART WORKCAMP:Fun, Faith and Teens at Work

Catholic Heart Workcamp (CHWC) has announced that it will be coming to Plattsburg this summer, from June 25 to June 30. This week-long service camp, being housed at Seton Catholic Central, is open to high school (entering 9th grade in Fall 2017) and college students. Celebrating 25 years of service in cities throughout the country, Catholic Heart Workcamp’s mission is to inspire young people to live as disciples of Christ through serving others and to foster the Catholic faith of each participant. During the week, campers will volunteer at various sites throughout the Plattsburgh area during the day and participate in fun, faith-building programs in the evening. Daily Mass, Adoration, Penance and prayer nourish campers for their work in the community. The cost is $375 per person, which includes meals, lodging, transportation to the work sites, t-shirts and snacks. For information about the Plattsburgh camp or to register, please contact managers Jocelyn Kelly and
Samantha Poulin at chwc.ogdensburg@gmail.com or call Jocelyn at 518-651-0786. Additional information about CHWC can be found at www.heartworkcamp.com.

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PARISH EVENTS:

These are parish and other local events that may be of interested to your parishioners. If you would like to share them in your parish bulletin, you can simply cut and paste the text under the "Description."

 

 

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BISHOP ROBERT BARRON STUDY PROGRAM: St. Mary's Church, Massena

Begin the journey from sin to sanctity with Bishop Robert Barron's 9 week study program " Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues".
Date: Tuesdays, from February 7 through April 4 (the week before Holy Week)
Time: 2pm to 4pm and also offered at 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Place: St. Mary's Social Hall - 7 Sycamore St., Massena 

Cost: No Charge (though a free will offering will be accepted)

To Register: Visit website at www.massenacatholics.com or call the parish Rectory at 315-769-2469.


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UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY OF THE BIBLE: Rouses Point, NY

Offered at St. Patrick's Parish Center in Rouses Point Thursdays of Lent at 6:30 PM starting March 2. This eight-part study with Jeff Cavins makes the complex simple. With DVD presentations and small group discussions questions, the program helps uncover the story woven throughout Scripture so that you can get the “big picture” of the Bible and understand what it is all about. The Bible is a story about the Father’s unfailing love for you - a love that you are now called to share with others. Call the Rectory for details: 518-297-7361

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LENTEN ADORATION IN MASSENA ON MONDAYS & FRIDAYS: St. Mary's Church, Massena

Begins on Friday, March 3

Every Monday & Friday in Lent, from 6am to 10pm

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Mary's Church, 9 Sycamore St., Massena

Side Chapel Room to left of Sanctuary - all are welcome to spend some time in prayer and adoration during these hours - whether "signed up" or not!

For more information, see http://www.massenacatholics.com/


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THE WAY OF THE CROSS: West Chazy, NY

The Immaculate Heart Central School Mystery Players will present "The Way of the Cross" on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., at St. Joseph's Church, West Chazy, NY Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact the Parish Office at 518- 493-4521 


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HEARTS ON FIRE: Friday, April 7, Malone, NY

Join us for Adoration with praise and worship music on April 7 at 7 p.m. in Notre Dame Church in Malone. A bonfire with snacks will follow! This event is open to all and occurs on every first Friday. Contact Catherine Suprenant (catherine@standres.org) for more information


 

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MONTHLY HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS ON FIRST FRIDAYS: St. Mary's Church, Massena

Next Date: Friday, April 7
Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Place: St. Mary's Church, 9 Sycamore St., Massena NY

For more information, see http://www.massenacatholics.com/ 


 

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WEEKLY LATIN MASS, EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE ROMAN RITE: Potsdam, NY

St. Mary’s Church in Potsday offers the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite  every Sunday at 9:30am at St. Mary’s Church,  20 St. Lawrence Ave, Potsdam, NY.   Everyone is welcome.  For more information call the Parish Office at 315-265-9680.


 

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ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Morrisenville, NY

St. Alexander and St. Joseph Morrisonville NY will be hosting All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfasts on the following Sundays:

February 5th, 2017
March 5th, 2017
April 2nd, 2017
April 23rd, 2017

Pancake Breakfasts will take place from 8:00 AM till 12 Noon at St. Joseph's Parish Hall in Plattsburgh (Treadwell Mills). Adults $7.00 - Children $3.00 - Under 5 FREE! Menu - Pancakes with REAL MAPLE SYRUP!, Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Sausage, Fruit Cocktail, Coffee, Milk and Orange Juice. For more information call 518-561-5039.


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CATHOLICISM-PIVOTAL PLAYERS: Rouses Point, NY

Fr. Stitt will be hosting a video series on Sundays of Lent. The videos are from Bishop Barron’s new program, CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players, a multi-part film series that illumines a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of civilization. Bishop Barron was the keynote speaker at the Lake Placid event last fall, and is now on a new journey to unlock the truth behind the Catholic Church’s most influential people, including St. Francis of Assisi, Michelangelo, and St. Catherine of Siena. Please consider joining us at the Champlain Catholic Men’s Club (the former K of C Hall) on 3 Oak Street each Sunday at 1:00PM from March 5 to April 9. Each session will last 1.5 hours. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. 

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FISH-FRY DINNERS: Au Sable Forks, NY

Knights of Columbus Council #2301 of Au Sable Forks will hold fish-fry dinners on each of the following dates, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Holy Name Parish Center Gym, 14207 NY-9N, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912:
Friday, March 10th
Friday, March 31st
Cost is $10/person ($6 for children under 12), and includes batter-dipped cod filet; baby/young red and white potatoes with melted unsalted butter and parsley; coleslaw; dinner rolls; lemon wedge; water, coffee, tea, iced tea, or lemonade; and ice cream or sherbet. The Knights cordially invite you to enjoy these delicious meals while supporting their charitable efforts! For additional information, please contact Jack Dirolf, (518) 578-0360.


ANNUAL ST PATRICK'S DAY DINNER: Elizabethtown, NY

St. Elizabeth’s Church, Elizabethtown, NY, will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at the Parish Hall next to the church. From 2-6 p.m. a dinner of Corned Beef or Ham, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, homemade bread, milk, coffee or tea and gingerbread with topping will be served. Adults: $11. Children under 12: $5. Take-outs will be available after 1:30 p.m. Tickets for a cash raffle and other items will be available.


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BISHOP BARRON'S CATHOLICISM STUDY: St. Mary's, Evans Mills, NY

Deepen your faith this lent with the Catholicism Adult Study Program. Bishop Robert Barron Catholicism blends art, architecture, literature, theology, music, and all the treasures of Catholic tradition to illuminate the timeless teachings of the Church. Facilitated by Indian River Knights of Columbus, the first four episodes will be held beginning at 6:30p.m., March 15, 22, 29 and April 5, in St. Mary's Parish Center, 8408 South Main Street, Evans Mills. The final six parts of the series will be scheduled later in fall 2017. Sessions last about 90 minutes. Refreshments are provided. A $10 donation is suggested for the course workbook. To register, please call Laura at 315-629-4678 ext. 0.


 

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SACRED HEART PARISH ANNUAL FISH FRY: Chazy, NY

Sacred Heart will have their Annual Fish Fry on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 4:40 pm - 7:30 pm at the Parish Center, 8 Hall Street, Chazy. Menu will be fried perch, homemade macaroni and cheese, French fries, cole slaw, rolls, beverage and dessert. Adults $10, Children 6-12 $5. All take outs are $10. For more info, call Noreen at 846-7650. 


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THE SEVEN LAST WORDS OF CHRIST: Malone, NY

On Palm Sunday, Saint André Bessette Parish in Malone will present "The Seven Last Words of Christ." Scripture readings from the passion of our Lord are illuminated by meditations from the writings of the Saints and contemporary spiritual writers. A choral reflection and hymn follow each meditation. Begin your Holy Week this year by attending this special presentation to take place on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 4:00 pm in Notre Dame Church in Malone. This event is free, and all are invited. Inquiries can be made at the parish office at (518) 483-1300.


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THE WAY OF THE CROSS: Franciscan Mystery Play

The Franciscan Mystery Players of St. Mary’s and St. John’s Churches present “The Way of the Cross.” A dramatic multi-media presentation of the Passion and Death of the Lord for your Lenten journey. Through the use of special lighting, inspirational music, drama, and soulsearching meditations, one is able to get in touch with oneself; one’s goodness, struggles and one’s sins. Then in a very unique way, it becomes a prayerful vehicle for the Lord’s spirit to forgive, heal, and renew. Free to attend, although donations will be accepted to support the Mystery Players ministry.
Good Friday, April 14, 7:30pm at St. Mary’s Church, Clayton. For more information, contact the parish office at 315-686-3398.


 

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FATIMA ANNIVERSARY PRAYER CARDS: attention all pastors and altar and rosary societies 

Artist, Bob Renaud, parishioner of St. James in Carthage has created an original work of art based on the three children of Fatima which has been turned into prayer cards celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Fatima (May 13th, 2017). On the reverse side can be found the three prayers which were taught to the children along with our Blessed Mother's message. The flyer and document attached shows the work of art, price list, and order information. Don't delay. Orders must be made by Monday April 24th in order to be received by the anniversary weekend (However, orders will be accepted after this date). More information contact Bob at rrenaud@carthagecsd.org 


ST. RAPHAEL'S FOOD PANTRY

St. Raphael's Food Pantry will be open every Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The food pantry is located at the Parish Center, 27 Justina Street, Heuvelton. For more information, contact Father O'Brien at 315-393-2920 or 315-344-2383.


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IGNITE CATHOLIC MEN'S CONFERENCE: Syracuse, NY

8:00AM – 5:00PM, March 25, 2017

Gather with almost 1,000 men to hear talks from three speakers, attend Mass celebrated by Bishop Cunningham.  This year's speakers: Chris Horn, Ex NFL football player, Msgr Jim Lisante is returning to the conference and Mark Houck.  Please visit the website http://www.ignitecatholicmen.org/ for more information.


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NEW

EWTN FREE FAMILY CELEBRATION: Ottawa, Canada on April 1

It’s an event you won’t want to miss! EWTN’s Free Family Celebration is back at the Centrepointe Theatres in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This year’s theme is The Life and Legacy of Mother Angelica with talks by popular EWTN hosts Johnnette Benkovic, Fr. Mitch Pacwa and Fr. Larry Richards. Celebrate Holy Mass with the Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, Archbishop of Ottawa and be part of a special televised all-star tribute to EWTN Foundress, Mother Mary Angelica.  For more information see: http://www.ewtn.com/familycelebration/ 


UPCOMING EVENTS ON THE DIOCESAN CALENDAR

 

March 16: Committee on Assignments

March 16: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep, Saranac Lake 1/2

March 18: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep, Saranac Lake 2/2

March 18: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep, Carthage

March 23: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep, North Bangor 1/2

March 25: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep, North Bangor 2/2

March 25: Youth Lenten Retreat, Malone

March 26: Youth Lenten Retreat, Canton

March 26: Second Collection: Works of the Holy Father/CRS

March 27: Operation Andrew Dinner, Plattsburgh

March 30: Operation Andrew Dinner, Watertown

March 30: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep, Norfolk 1/2

April 1: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep, Norfolk 2/2

April 1: Eastern Regional Catechist Lenten Retreat

April 3: Operation Andrew Dinner, Massena

April 6: Chrism Mass

April 8: Regional Vocation Ministry Follow Up, Norfolk

April 19: DOVS meeting

 



LINKS:

Bulletin Announcements opposing Assisted Suicide

Office of Vocations General Intercessions

Office of Vocations Newsletters 

Office of the New Evangelization Blog

North Country Catholic