eNOTES FOR MAY 25, 2017
(with bulletin information for the weekends of June 4 and 11, 2017)
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>FROM THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
A CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS APPEAL
Can you imagine living in a diocese so poor or so rural it must beg for support? May 28th is our opportunity to support the many dioceses in the United States that beg for our help.
CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS AND CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY COLLECTION: June 10-11
June 4 Bulletin - Week Before the Collection
June 10 and 11 marks the combined Catholic Communication Campaign and Catholic University Collection. The Communication Campaign connects people with Christ, here and around the world, through the internet, television, radio, and print media. One-third of funds collected remain in our diocese for local communications efforts, one-third helps the U.S. bishops spread the gospel message.
The last third of collected funds support the Catholic University of America. The Vatican and U.S. bishops established CUA in 1887 as a national resource to prepare the next generation of Church and national leaders. Our support helps young men and women like Carter Pierce of Heuvelton who attended CUA and will likely be entering seminary studies this fall for our diocese. Thank you for your support and gift!
June 11 Bulletin - Week of the Collection
Today’s second collection is for Catholic Communication and Catholic University of America. The Communication Campaign connects people with Christ, here and around the world. One-third of today’s collection remains in our diocese for local efforts, one-third helps the U.S. bishops spread the gospel message. The last third of the collection supports the Catholic University of America, established in 1887 as a national resource to prepare the next generation of Church and national leaders. Our support helps young men and women like Carter Pierce of Heuvelton who attended CUA and will likely be entering seminary studies this fall for our diocese. Thank you for your support and gift!
June 18 Bulletin - Week after the Collection
Thank you for your generous support to last week’s collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign and the Catholic University of America. Gifts are divided equally to support communication efforts in our diocese, communication efforts by the U.S. bishops and preparation of the next generation of Church and national leaders at Catholic University of America. If you missed your opportunity and would like to give, visit www.usccb.org/nationalcollections.
Additional information and materials
- Catholic Communications Campaign information: http://www.usccb.org/catholic-giving/opportunities-for-giving/catholic-communication-campaign/index.cfm
- Catholic Communications Campaign resources: http://www.usccb.org/catholic-giving/opportunities-for-giving/catholic-communication-campaign/collection/
Catholic University of America collection information and materials: http://collection.cua.edu
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UPDATED - REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENSION
ENTERTAINING ANGELS: A Parish Hospitality Workshop
LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS MONDAY, MAY 29
Saturday June 3 from 8am-4pm at SUNY Potsdam.
Join us for a day-long workshop sponsored by the Offices of New Evangelization and Formation for Ministry that explores how we as a Catholic Faith Community welcome people. A hospitable community doesn’t “just happen.” Hospitality takes effort and intentionality and work. It isn’t just the responsibility of a select few on a hospitality committee. It requires each and every one of us. Please join us for a practical one-day workshop at SUNY Potsdam to learn how you can make a difference in how your parish community opens the doors to Christ and created a welcoming parish community. Cost for the workshop is $35 per person which includes all materials and lunch. Registration is required by May 29. REGISTRATIONS CANNOT BE TAKEN AT THE DOOR. For details, information and to register, please see http://rcdony.org/hospitality or contact Marika Donders at email@example.com
CAMP GUGGENHEIM REGISTRATION: Register soon!!
The 2017 season is almost here! Weeks 1-5 are open to 12-15 year olds, and Week 6 is open to 16-18 year olds. Go to www.rcdony.org/camp to register. For more information contact the Office of Youth Ministry at 315-393-2920 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(for the June 3 and 4 Bulletin)
Pope Francis urges a new vision of dialogue for national and local policies: “Continuity is essential, because policies related to climate change and environmental protection cannot be altered with every change in government. Results take time and
demand immediate outlays which may not produce tangible effects within any one government’s term.” What worthy goals might be the foundation of stewardship for air we breathe and for water we drink? How might Catholic social teachings help
(for the June 10/11 Bulletin)
Pope Francis calls for a broader view of ecological stewardship: “Not everyone is called to engage directly in political life. Society is also enriched by a countless array of organizations which work to promote the common good and defend the
environment, whether natural or urban. Relationships develop or are recovered, and a new social fabric emerges. The world, and the quality of life of the poorest, are cared for, with a sense of solidarity that we live in a common home which
God has entrusted to us.”
PLANNED GIVING: Remember the Church in Your Will
As a Christian, you are a caretaker of the unique God-given gifts of life. The way you conclude your trusteeship is the way you say “thank you.” Many who wish to continue their Christian stewardship after death have provided for our parish in their Wills – through simple bequests and other life plans. Ways to use your Will would include a percentage of your estate, a specific amount, the remainder of your estate, or specific property left to our parish. For more information, email email@example.com.
SPRING RETREAT: Planting the Seeds of Compassion
Spring Retreat Theme: ”Planting the Seeds of Compassion” facilitated by Sr. Bethany Fitzgerald, SSJ
Place: Cedarhaven, Morristown, located along the St. Lawrence River
Dates: Two Options:
(A) Sat., May 27, 2017 from 9:30- 4:00 (includes lunch);
(B) Sat., May 27, 9:30 --- Sun. , May 28, 4:00pm (Space limited)
(A) Sat. ONLY $25 for Day (includes lunch ).
(B) Sat – Sun. $85 (includes overnight and all meals)
To register: Call: 315-212-6592 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Wed. May 24, 2017.
DIOCESAN MEN'S RETREAT: Save the Date
Save the date for this year's diocesan Catholic Men's Retreat Friday, June 9th through Sunday, June 11th. The theme is "Be A Man: Becoming the man God created you to be". The weekend is open to those 18 years of age and older and will be held at the Guggenheim Center in Saranac Lake. To register: http://www.rcdony.org/family-life/men-s-catholic-retreat.html. More information coming soon. Contact Steve Tartaglia (email@example.com) or John Miner (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
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FORMATION FOR MINISTRY INFORMATION NIGHTS
Is God calling you to Lay Ministry? Come find out more about the Formation for Ministry Program by attending one of three information sessions:
Tuesday June 20, 6:30-8:30pm, at St. Mary’s Church in Canton
Tueday June 27, 6:30-8:30pm, at St. Agnes in Lake Placid
Thursday June 29, 6:30-8:30pm, at St. James Minor Church in Carthage
Each information session is presented by Deacon Patrick Donahue, Director of the Formation for Ministry Program. Coffee and refreshments will be served. For more information 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
RACHEL'S VINEYARD: 2017 Retreats
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. 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.
CATHOLIC HEART WORKCAMP: Fun, Faith and Teens at Work
Catholic Heart Workcamp (CHWC) has announced that it will be coming to Plattsburgh 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 email@example.com or call Jocelyn at 518-651-0786. Additional information about CHWC can be found at www.heartworkcamp.com.
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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://www.rcdony.org/familylife.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 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.
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.
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!
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FATIMA 2017: 20 DECADE ROSARY: Gouverneur, NY
On May 28, from 9:15 until 10:30am, you are invited to a 20-decade Rosary Prayer Service in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions at St. James Church in Gouverneur, NY. For more information contact Brandy Parshley: 315-287-7384 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GARAGE SALE DAYS
The Parish of the Visitation and St. Raymond will host a garage sale Friday, June 2, 2017 from 10am-4pm and Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 8am- 3pm at St. Raymond's Church, 8828 St. Highway 56, Raymondville. Food and drink will be available for purchase each day. A 50/50 raffle will be drawn on Saturday. Contact Laurie at 315-384-4242 for more information.
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, June 2)
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, June 2, 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 Catherine Suprenant (email@example.com) for more information.
Parish of the Visitation and St. Raymond will host Manicotti Monday on June 5, 2017 from 4-6:30PM at the Fr. Amyot Parish Center at 3 Morris St, Norfolk. The menu includes homemade meat filled Manicotti and/or homemade meatballs with spaghetti. The meal includes tossed salad, Italian bread, beverage, and dessert. $9.75 per meal, 5 and under eat free. For more information contact Laurie at 315-384-4242.
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ANNUAL HEALING MASS: Annointing of the Sick and Prayer Teams (Clayton, NY)
St. Mary’s Annual Healing Mass and Antoine Tetrault Memorial Service is Saturday, June 10 at 11am at St. Mary’s Church in Clayton. The Celebrants will be Father Arthur LaBaff and Father Christopher Looby. During Mass the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is offered and immediately following Mass will be prayer teams, to pray for individual needs. A social time, with refreshments, will take place in the Parish Center. The Tetrault family will be available to share stories about their
grandfather, Antoine. For more information, call St. Mary’s Parish Office at 315-686-3398 or visit the website www.stmarysclayton.org
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BRUNCH
The Norfolk Knights of Columbus will host their monthly brunch on Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 8:30AM until noon at the Fr. Amyot Parish Center at 3 Morris Street, Norfolk. The menu includes pancakes, French toast, ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, home fries, toast, sweet breads, orange juice, coffee, and tea. Adults ~ $8; Under age 12 ~ $5; Under age 5 ~ Free Immediate family four ~ $20 (additional person above 4 is $3 extra); Omelets ~ $3 extra For more information contact Laurie at 315-384-4242.
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: Friday, June 15)
Time - 7PM
Place - Sacred Heart Rectory, Massena. NY
Contact - For more information, visit our website at: www.massenacatholics.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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HEALING MISSION: With Paul Rymniak (West Chazy, NY)
When: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 19th, 20th and 21st, 2017
All three evenings begin at 7:00 p.m.
Where: St. Joseph's Catholic Church, West Chazy, New York
The Sacrament of Confession will be available during the Mission
RCIA - MAKING DISCIPLES: Attention those intersted in RCIA
Pam Ballantine will present a program on RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) on Tuesday, June 20 at 7pm at St. Mary’s Parish Center, Clayton. This program is for anyone interested in RCIA.
This program will be
* a training for new and seasoned RCIA catechists,
* helpful to parishes forming RCIA teams,
* and a discussion of adult catechesis in general.
Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. There is no charge to attend. For further information, contact St. Mary's office at 315-686-3398.
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MONASTIC EXPERIENCE WEEKEND, June 2-4: Petersham, MA.
Have you ever thought that your call is to do something bigger than yourself? Or wondered if God is calling you to a deeper encounter with Him? Have you considered transcending the ordinary? Come and see.
St. Mary’s Monastery is a contemplative Benedictine monastery of monks in Petersham in central MA. We live monastic life as described in the Rule of St. Benedict -- an ancient and proven way still vibrant in today’s world. It is a life of prayer and work within the monastery, radically centered on Christ, and structured around the Seven Hours of the Divine Office. We sing this great prayer in Latin using Gregorian Chant with the nuns of St. Scholastica Priory, our “twin community”.
June 2-4, we are inviting single men (18-40 years old) for an opportunity to experience from within the rhythm and balance of Benedictine monastic prayer and community life in a house of Benedictine monks. Visit us at www.stmarysmonastery.org or www.facebook.com/stmarysmonastery. If you are interested or would like more information please contact Father Gregory at: email@example.com or at 978-724-3350
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ST ANNE'S SHRINE 5 DAY SILENT RETREAT
Experience a 5 day silent retreat in the Ignatian tradition from June 18 to 23 at St. Anne's Shrine in Isle La Motte, VT. The cost is $500. Further information is available at 802-928-3362 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 11: Committee on Assignments Meeting
May 11: CLM Assoc. of J&L Deaneries Spring Dinner
May 14: Second Collection: Catholic Charities Mother's Day Collection
May 15-17: Priests' Convocation
May 17: SLFA CLM Assoc. Board Meeting
May 19: FFM Candidate's Retreat
May 22: Western Regional Catechist Recognition Dinner
May 27: Priesthood Ordination: Rev. Michael Joseph Jablonski
May 28: Second Collection: Catholic Home Missions Collection
June 3: Entertaining Angels Hospitality Workshop
June 8: Diocesan Staff Meeting
June 10: Eastern Region Catechist Appreciation Dinner
June 11: Second Collection: Communications/Catholic University Collection
June 16-18: Rachel's Vineyard Retreat
June 24: Diocesan Pastoral Council: St. Raphael's Parish Center