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

At the Rite of Election




The RCC of St. Alexander and St. Joseph had four catechumens and 11 candidates attend the Rite of Election on March 10. This year, the RCIA program in that community has 20 individuals in the RCIA program. Five are catechumens and 15 are candidates. Catechumens are preparing to receive the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and the Eucharist, while candidates have already been baptized and are preparing for the Eucharist and confirmation. The candidates and catechumens were photographed with their sponsors and families, as well as Bishop Terry R. LaValley, Father Scott Seymour, pastor of the RCC of St. Alexander and St. Joseph, and Sister Deepali Bankar, director of religious formation for the community. Click here to read the full story.


More North Country Catholic News


Story 1: Follow Me: Celebrating the Feast of St. Joseph

Story 2: Three faith communities, one Lenten Mission