Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York


Bishop LaValley Ordains Two Priests and Three Deacons


On Saturday, August 1, Bishop LaValley ordained five men to Holy Orders. The diocese has two new priests, Reverend Jude Nnadibuagha and Reverend Severinus Torwoe. Father Jude will continue serving the Catholic Community of St. Peter, St. Hedwig and St. Mary in Lowville. Father Severinus recently began serving at St. Peter’s Parish in Massena. Our two new transitional deacons, Reverend Mister Matthew Conger and Reverend Mister John Kennedy Ojuok, will return to Christ the King Seminary to complete their studies toward priesthood. Deacon Donald Wilder is a permanent deacon, serving as Chaplain at the Watertown Correctional Facility and the Cape Vincent Correctional Facility.  He also serves St. Patrick’s, St. Anthony’s and Holy Family parishes in Watertown. Please join us in joyful prayers for these generous men.


You can watch the Ordination Mass below as well as their Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity from July 30.




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.


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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


Seminarians Receive Degrees



Three seminarians of the Diocese of Ogdensburg received their degrees from the Pontifical College Josephinum from Bishop Terry R. LaValley in a Mass held as part of the Seminarians’ Summer Workshop. Pictured are, from left, Douglas Schirmer, Carter Pierce, Bishop LaValley, and Nicholas Olley. See the full story here.


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