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 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

Funeral to be held Thursday


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A Mass of Christian Burial for Msgr. Robert J. McCarthy, 99, will be held Jan. 11 at noon at Holy Family Church in Watertown. Msgr. McCarthy died Jan. 6 at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse in Watertown where he had resided for the past several years. His body will be taken to Holy Family Church Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. Calling hours will be held from 7 p.m. to 9:30 and on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11:30. Msgr. McCarthy was known around the world as the Carny Priest because of his ministry at carnivals and with migrants. A full obituary and reflection on his life and ministry will be publish in the Jan. 17 issue of the NCC.


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