eNOTES FOR JULY 20, 2017
(with bulletin information for the weekends of July 30 and August 6, 2017)
eNOTES is a biweekly diocesan newsletter which is sent to the following distribution lists: all priests, diocesan staff, deacons, deacon candidates, bookkeepers and secretaries, catechetical leaders, principals, commissioned lay ministers, diocesan finance council, diocesan pastoral council, and pastoral associates. Other can subscribe on the eNotes webpage atwww.rcdony.org/enotes. The next submission deadline is July 31 for the August 3 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends of July 30 and August 6. We welcome suggestions for improvements to newsletter. Suggestions can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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FROM THE OFFICE OF NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING
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NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING AWARENESS WEEK: July 23-July 29
The Annual Educational Campaign of the USCCB to increase understanding of God’s plan for married love. Includes posters and materials to parishes, together with Bishop LaVAlley's letter, bulletin announcements and prayers of the faithful (see Pastoral Documentation). Additional info and homily suggestions are availalbe at http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/natural-family-planning/awareness-week/index.cfm . Bulletin Announcements are also available below in the notices for bulletin section of this eNotes edition
NFP Awareness Week, which begins July 23, invites the faithful to discover and live God’s plan for married love. “Catholic teaching on sexuality, conjugal love and responsible parenthood reflect God’s loving design. The significance of NFP methods is that they are tools to help husband and wife live that reality by respecting God’s plan. These methods do nothing to harm God’s plan, which is why the Church supports the use of NFP in marriage” (USCCB 2017). To learn more, contact the Diocesan NFP Office, email@example.com or call 518-483-0459. Visit us at www.rcdony.org/nfp.
FROM THE OFFICE OF SAFE ENVIRONMENT/Charter Compliance
July 1, 2017 begins a new Safe Environment Compliance audit year. In 2017-2018, we will have an on-site audit by Stone Bridge Business Partners. The Auditors will also conduct parish visits. Not every parish will be visited. The number of parishes visited can be any number from one to five. Dates and times for the audits are yet to be established. As always, please make sure your records are up to date. If there is anything our office can do to assist, please let us know. For more information, please contact Elaine G. Seymour, Charter Compliance Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org 315-393-2920
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR:
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COLLECTIONS BOOKLET: Updated Diocesan and Universal Church Collections and Appeals booklet
The Collections and Appeals Booklet is updated each June and December. Get your copy of the June 2017 booklet!. Click the banner above to download the pdf booklet.
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.
(for the July 29/30 Bulletin)
In Chapter Six of his Encylical Laudato Si – Care for Creation - Pope Francis asks all believers to return to the beautiful and meaningful custom of giving thanks to God, before and after meals. That moment of blessing, however brief, reminds us of
our dependence on God for life; it strengthens our feeling of gratitude for the gifts of creation. That moment of blessing acknowledges those who by their labors provide us with these goods; and it reaffirms our solidarity with those in greatest need.
(for the August 5/6 Bulletin)
In Chapter Two of his Encyclical Laudato Si - Care for our Common Home – Pope Francis suggests that if the simple fact of being human moves people to care for the environment of which they are a part, Christians “realize that their responsibility within creation, and their duty towards nature and the Creator, are an essential part of their faith.” The book of Genesis suggests human life is grounded in three fundamental, intertwined relationships: with God; with our neighbor and with the Earth itself.
PLANNED GIVING: Honoring Loved Ones Through Endowment Gifts
Establishing an endowment in the Foundation of the Diocese of Ogdensburg is a wonderful way to provide a lasting and meaningful gift in remembrance of a special person and at the same time support a purpose which that special person held dear. For more information, contact the Diocese at 315-393-2920 or Email email@example.com
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FORMATION FOR MINISTRY 2017-19:
The 2017-19 Formation for Ministry Program begins in September, 2017. For further information about joining please contact Dc. Patrick J. Donahue at (315) 393-2920 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING AWARENESS WEEK BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS
NFP Awareness week is July 23-29 2017. Below are three options for bulletin announcements. Also see the information in the Departmental Section above.
1) "The Church's teaching on marital sexuality is an invitation for men and women--an invitation to let God be God, to receive the gift of God's love and care, and to let this gift inform and transform us, so we may share that love with each other and with the world." With these words, the U.S. Bishops conclude their document, "Married Love and the Gift of Life.". As we celebrate NFP Awareness Week, the Diocesan NFP Office invites you to learn more about God's plan for married love. Check out your parish book rack; visit our website at rcdony.org/nfp; and contact us at email@example.com or at 518-483-0459
2) The Church's support for Natural Family Planning is not based on its being 'natural' as opposed to artificial. Rather. NFP respects the God-given power to love a new life into being even when we are not actively seeking to exercise that power. However, because NFP does not change the human body in any way, people of other faiths have also come to accept and use it from a desire to work in harmony with their bodies. They have also found that it leads couples to show greater attentiveness to and respects for each other." (-- "Married Love and the Gift of Life/USCCB). To learn more, contact the Diocesan NFP Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 518-483-0459. Visit us at rcdony.org/nfp. Also check your parish book rack for information.
3) NFP Awareness Week, which begins July 23, invites the faithful to discover and live God’s plan for married love. “Catholic teaching on sexuality, conjugal love and responsible parenthood reflect God’s loving design. The significance of NFP methods is that they are tools to help husband and wife live that reality by respecting God’s plan. These methods do nothing to harm God’s plan, which is why the Church supports the use of NFP in marriage” (USCCB 2017). To learn more, contact the Diocesan NFP Office, email@example.com or call 518-483-0459. Visit us at www.rcdony.org/nfp.
BUS PILGRIMAGE TO ISLE OF LA MOTTE, VERMONT
Please join the Knights of Columbus from around the Diocese for the 24th annual bus trip to St. Anne's (Mother of Mary) Shrine, Isle of La Motte, Vermont on July 22nd and July 23rd. We depart IHC Intermediate (St. Pat's) Watertown at 9am Saturday and return Sunday around 9pm. We will be traveling north on Route 11 and can pick up along the way.
The Pilgrimage is sponsored by the Adams Knights of Columbus, but open to anyone interested in joining us. MAss will be celebrated on Sunday at 12:15pm at the Shrine with Bishop Terry LaValley as the celebrant. The cost is $150 per person which includes the bus, all meals and the overnight lodging in the new cabins at the Shrine.
Please contact Bill Ose at 315-232-4433 for more information and to register.
MISSIONARY PROJECTS OF THE DIOCESE OF OGDENSBURG: MPDO Collection 7/29-7/30 in Eastern Deaneries
2017 MPDO Collection (2nd collection) will be 7/29-7/30 in the Eastern Deaneries only. Please help us support this year the Diocese of Lattakia Initiatives and our ongoing MPDO projects. Thank you.
PRO-LIFE FAIR BOOTH: St. Lawrence County Fair
We are having our annual Pro-life Booth for the St. Lawrence County/ Gouverneur Fair (located at 85 East Barney St, Gouverneur, NY 13642). The booth will be there from August 1st through August 6th (2017). There will be two shifts each day, 12pm-4pm and 4pm-8pm. We will be there spreading a Pro-life culture. If you would like to help out at the booth please contact Christina Tartaglia at 315-704-3688 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Come help us make a difference. Thank you!
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SUMMER RETREAT: Praying with the Psalms of Creation
Summer Retreat: “Praying with the Psalms of Creation” is being held on August 11-13, 2017in Guggenheim Lodge, Saranac Lake . Facilitators: Sister Bethany Fitzgerald, SSJ, Adult Faith Educator, Paul Gibaldi, Adirondack Wilderness Guide and photographer with Fr. Paul Kelly as celebrant of Liturgy on Saturday. Suggested Offering: $145 (includes all meals Friday evening through Sun. afternoon). Theme: Like the Psalmist who prayed with the mystery and magnificence of God’s presence in creation, retreatants are invited to discover anew the whispers of God’s love in the midst of the Adirondack mountains. Like Jesus who often revealed lessons for living from the natural world, participants are invited ponder the mysteries of Creation revealed in the season of summer. To register, call 315-2126592 or email email@example.com by August 9.
RACHEL'S VINEYARD: 2017 Fall Retreat
The fall Rachel's Vineyard after-abortion healing retreat will be September 1-3. Fr. Mark Reilly will serve as the chaplain for the fall 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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FAMILY GUGGENHEIM: Registration is now open
Family Guggenheim welcomes families of all dimensions to come enjoy a special weekend in the beauty of the Adirondacks. Expect fun family workshops and activities that will have you working and laughing together. Celebrate Christ’s presence in your lives through liturgy (often outside) and special prayer services. Take time for great outdoor activities like paddle boat rides, beach volleyball, and hiking. You are never too young or too old to enjoy being family at Camp Guggenheim!
Come celebrate family ... be strengthened by what you experience…gain insight from other families you meet…share the love of your family with others.
Session 1: August 17 - August 20, 2017
Session 2: August 24 - August 27, 2017
Session 3: October 6 - October 8, 2017
Register online at: http://rcdony.org/family-life.html
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 include a visit to Assisi).
Rome, the Vatican, Monte Casino, 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.
Join Bishop LaValley and DOVS on the annual pilgrimage to pray for vocations October 10th. We will visit St. Marianne Cope's shrine and museum and have mass and holy hour at the newly renovated cathedral in Syracuse. To reserve a spot or for more information, call Mary at 315-268-1016 or Connie at 315-265-2762.
IHC MYSTERY PLAYERS SCHEDULE ADVENT AND LENT
The Immaculate Heart Central Mystery players are booking for the Advent and Lent season 2017 and 2018, and beyond. We hope that you can find a time that would work in your parish for these amazing teens to pray with you. If you are
interested please contact Terry Burgess at 315 777 0648 or Fr. Martin Cline 315 232 2392. thank you for considering a visit from the IHC Mystery Players.
11 DAYS IN ENGLAND AND WALES: April 9-19
DON'T MISS A TRIP OF A LIFETIME! Visit Stonehenge, Salisbury, Plymouth, Cornwall, Bristol, Stratford, North Wales, Chester, the Lake District, York, Cambridge, and London. Only $3479 per person from New York. Hosted by Fr. Donald A. Robinson, Pastor of St. James, Carthage and St. Mary's, Copenhagen. Price includes: Roundtrip Air from New York, First Class/Select Hotels, Most Meals, Professional Tour Director, Comprehensive Sightseeing, Entrance Fees and More!! For a brochure and more information, please contact Fr. Robinson at 315-493-3224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. For more information please call Fr. Chris at(315)629-4425 or Mary McIntosh at Watertown AAA at (315)558-6372. Opa!
These are parish and other local events that may be of interest 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."
SPIRITUAL BOOK CLUB: Massena NY
Massena - The Massena Catholic Community Book Club meets once a month to discuss various works of fiction and non-fiction that have importance to the Catholic Church and relevance in our daily lives.Copies of book are often available on Kindle through our parish's Formed.org subscription or through purchase with Amazon.
Date - The third Thursday of each month (Next Date: Thursday, July 20)
Time - 7PM
Place - Sacred Heart Rectory, Massena. NY
For more information, visit our website at: www.massenacatholics.com or email: email@example.com
ST. JAMES ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: Gouverneur, NY
Place: Emerald Green Golf Course,Gouverneur
Date: Saturday, July 29th
Time: 9am registration, 10am shotgun start
Cost: $50 per person/$200 per team
Pre-registration & Contact Info: St. James Parish Office, (315)287-0114, Catholic@twcny.rr.com
MONTHLY HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS ON FIRST FRIDAYS: St. Mary's Church, Massena
Please join us for First Friday Devotions. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Holy Hour for Vocations.
Date - First Friday of every month (Next Date: Friday, August 4)
Time - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place - St. Mary's Church, 9 Sycamore St., Massena NY
Features - Pray for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
HEARTS ON FIRE: Friday, August 4, Malone, NY
Join us for Adoration with praise and worship music on the First Friday of the Month 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 Andrew Duso (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
7TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: St. Joseph's Church, Dannemora
This year's tournament will be held on Friday, August 11th at the Bluff Point Golf and Country Club, Plattsburgh. Format is a 4 person scramble. 8:00am Shot Gun Start. Cost: $65 per person which includes golf, cart, meal and prizes. Teams or
individuals may contact Deacon Ed at 563-0828 or Fr. Mickey at 492-7118 for an application. Proceeds will go to the Renovation Fund. Openings are still available.
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PLUSGARDEN WALKING PILGRIMAGE: June-September 2017
St Mary’s Monastery, Petersham, is a a small contemplative Benedictine community in Central MA, 70 miles from Boston. Their motherhouse in Scotland, Pluscarden Abbey (founded 1230 AD), is conducting a 1230 mile pilgrimage from their founding monastery in France to the Abbey in an effort to raise funds for a major building renovation. There will be 13 legs of roughly 80 miles with different groups of pilgrims each week, with daily Mass and talks. They’re looking for physical pilgrims (to walk), virtual pilgrims (to pray and offer organizational help), and financial pilgrims (who can help cover costs.) Academic credits available for US college students. For more information contact Fr. Dunstan at St. Mary's at email@example.com or 978–724–3350.
SYRACUSE CATHOLIC WOMEN'S CONFERENCE:
The 2017 Syracuse Catholic Women's Conference, "In Search of a Servant's Heart," is October 28th, 2017. Our speakers are Father Michael Gaitley; MIC, Sister Ignatia Henneberry, OSF; and Michael Dopp. For more information see http://www.syracusecatholicwomen.org/
July 22-23: Knights of Columbus Bus Pilgrimage
July 23-28: Guggenheim Summer Camp Week 4
July 26: SLFA CLM Assoc. Board Meeting
July 30: 2nd Collection: Missionary Projects of the Diocese of Ogdensburg
July 30-Aug. 4: Summer Camp Week 5
Aug. 6-11: Summer Camp Week 6
Aug. 11-13: Summer Retreat: Praying the Psalms of Creation
Aug .17-20: Family Camp Session 1
Aug. 23: FFM Program Orientation, Canton
Aug. 24-27: Family Camp Session 2
Aug. 28: FFM Program Orientation, Carthage
Aug. 29: FFM Program Orientation, Lake Placid