eNOTES FOR OCTOBER 8, 2020
(with bulletin information for the weekends of October 18 and 25)
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 and seminarians. Others can subscribe on the eNotes webpage at www.rcdony.org/enotes.
The next submission deadline is October 19 for the October 22 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends November 1 and 8. The link to the submission form can also be found in the menu on the eNotes page (www.rcdony.org/enotes). We welcome suggestions for improvements to newsletter. Suggestions can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WORLD MISSION SUNDAY: Here I am, Send Me: WMS 2020 Annual Collection
World Mission Sunday is an annual second collection in October. This year, World Mission Sunday will be celebrated the weekend of October 17-18. Your local parish will offer a special second collection for WMS. Please contact the Mission Office at email@example.com for promotional materials or extra collection envelopes. Also, please see the Diocesan Pastoral Documentation Page for tips, ideas, bulletin info, homily help and more for WMS 2020. Every parish participates, and every parishioner is a missionary, sharing our love and Christ's Gospel to support the Church and the most in need.
From The Diocesan Offices:
MODIFICATIONS TO PANDEMIC PROTOCOLS
After prayerful consideration and extensive review of current data and guidance, Bishop Terry R. LaValley is revising some of the protocols regulating how we worship. Details are can be found in the YouTube video above, or in the North Country Catholic Article, available HERE. For up-to-date diocesan resources and information related to the Coronavirus pandemic, please visit www.rcdony.org/covid-19 .
POPE LEO'S PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH: To be said in October
The Committee for the Consecration of the Diocese to St. Joseph recommends including this prayer at the end of the rosary during the month of October.
Prayer of Pope Leo XIII
(To be said at the end of the rosary: Pope Leo asked that it be added to the end of the Rosary, especially during the month of October, which is dedicated to the Rosary.)
To you, O blessed Joseph,
do we come in our tribulation,
and having implored the help of your most holy Spouse,
we confidently invoke your patronage also.
Through that charity which bound you
to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God
and through the paternal love
with which you embraced the Child Jesus,
we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance
which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood,
and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.
O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family,
defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ;
O most loving father, ward off from us
every contagion of error and corrupting influence;
O our most mighty protector, be kind to us
and from heaven assist us in our struggle
with the power of darkness.
As once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril,
so now protect God's Holy Church
from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity;
shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection,
so that, supported by your example and your aid,
we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness,
and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven.
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EASTERN REGIONAL COMMISSIONED LAY MINISTERS - FALL EVENT: Catholic Leadership in a COVID-19 World
ATTENTION- All Commissioned Lay Ministers in the Eastern Region
A Special Fall Event will begin with Mass at 6:00 pm
St. Peters Church
114 Corneila Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
OCTOBER 21, 2020
6:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm
Our Guest Speaker, Deacon James Crowley presenting a program on Catholic Leadership in a COVID - 19 World
Due to NYS Health restrictions, there will not be a meal at this event.
Please register before October 16th, 2020
to register, simply go to https://www.rcdony.org/formation/clm/events.html
For additional information, please contact Deanna Kneussle (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dorothy McDevitt (email@example.com)
There is no cost for this event, donations are welcome.
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NEW and UPDATED BROCHURE
UPDATED LEAD: Brochure for 2020-2021
Theme: We are called to be a sacramental people
LEAD events are a way to offer continuing formation as well as networking to all of our parish ministers.
Our focus this year is on sacramental preparation and sacramental living. We are hoping we will be able to hold in-person events if it is safe to do so. Time will tell!
To register for LEAD events, contact Faith Formation Secretary, Jessica Hargrave. Phone: 315-393-2920, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAFE ENVIRONMENT CORNER: Did you know?
Did you know…as a parent, your main concern is to protect your child/teen. The best way to do that is to stay active and involved in their life to assess any risks they may be facing, and to educate and empower them to protect themselves. Ongoing conversations, rather than one “big talk”, about tough and sensitive topics are a great way to do that. If your child/teen is asking about an issue, answer them honestly and provide safety knowledge to educate and satisfy their request, but avoid giving too much information, or information that is too developmentally advanced.
PLANNED GIVING: Give Your House and Continue to Live There
You may want to make a major gift to our parish. Why not consider real estate? This is called a life estate gift. This simply means that you give a piece of real estate, such as your residence, to our parish, obtain a charitable income tax deduction and retain the right to live there as long as you want. This arrangement removes the property from you estate and relieves your executor from having to dispose of your home at your death. Contact Scott Lalone at the Diocese at 315-393-2920 or Email email@example.com for further information.
(for the October 17/18 Bulletin)
A Simple act to Care for Creation: Plug up the Holes. Older homes can lose up to 35% of heat through their walls or attics. Plug holes; use weather stripping; caulk around windows and baseboards on the inside of your home. Increase the insulation in your attic; if you can, insulate your sidewalls. There are a variety of programs available to give you technical and/or financial assistance. You can even save money!
(for the October 24/25 Bulletin)
A Simple Act to Protect Creation: VOTE. Try to become knowledgeable about the positions/plans that candidates for office have to improve the environment; factor those positions into how you vote. Make sure that your elected officials know that the environment is important to you. Let them know that you will hold them accountable if there is not enough progress.
Parish Events and Notifications
WOODEN ALTAR AND TABERNACLE STAND AVAILABLE:
The church in Lowville has a small wooden altar with altar stone and a tabernacle stand from St. Thomas Oratory.
These items are available for any parish that might be interested.
The altar is about 3.5ft X 3.5ft and the stand is about 4ft X 2.5ft
A donation for these items would be appreciated but is not necessary.
If your parish is interested please call our parish office at (315) 376-6662
Or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
HARVEST HAM DINNER (TAKE OUT ONLY): Combined Parish Fundraiser
Take-out Ham Dinner
Sunday, Oct. 18th, 12 noon - 4pm
St. Francis of Assisi Parish Center
5 Poplar St.
$12 per person
Menu includes ham, potatoes, gravy, squash, coleslaw, roll, dessert and drink.
Reservations encouraged. Call 518-483-0486 or 518-358-0208.
For more information contact Charlotte Lauzon at 518-358-2500 or email@example.com
No other new parish events were submitted. Please check your parish bulletins.
The Diocese of Ogdensburg is actively following the directive of the county public health departments to ensure that all diocesan parishes, schools, ministries, and charities are responding appropriately to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). For up-to-date diocesan resources, live-streamed Masses, and other information related to the Coronavirus pandemic, please visit www.rcdony.org/covid-19 .
Parishes are encouraged to share the information found on this page with parishioners via their websites, social media or any other available communications methods.
Mary Immaculate, our Mother and our Patroness,
we ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.
Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our diocese, our nation and our world,
for our families and loved ones,
the protection of your Maternal mantle from this dreaded virus.
In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace and healing Presence of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.
We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.
Keep us in the embrace of your arms,
Help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus our Lord.
JOB OPENING: Secretary/Bookkeeper for the Mission Office
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg is seeking a Secretary/Bookkeeper for the Mission Office. The full-time position provides administrative support to the Director of the Mission Office in collaboration with the Society for the Propagation of the Faith National Office. Applicants must possess strong secretarial, bookkeeping and computer skills. Must be proficient in QuickBooks, Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of Microsoft Publisher is preferred. Strong interpersonal skills and good oral and written communication skills are also required. Submit letter of interest, resume and three professional references to: Human Resources Office, Diocese of Ogdensburg, P.O. Box 369, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for application is October 14, 2020.
MONTH OF OCTOBER
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH: Resources to promote family peace
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Even before the added stress and isolation of COVID-19, one in four women and one in nine men experienced severe intimate partner physical violence, as reported by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Domestic abuse and violence refer to the physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse including teen relationships.
Faith communities are called to offer hope, help, and healing to all harmed by domestic abuse and violence. We must learn to recognize domestic abuse, respond with compassion, and refer people to the proper services that are prepared to help them.
Catholics for Family Peace Education and Research on Domestic Abuse is offering ways to promote family peace, respond to domestic abuse, promote prayer for families and provide resources. To learn more, please visit www.catholicsforfamilypeace.org
OCTOBER 14, REGISTER BY OCTOBER 9
COMMISSIONED LAY MINISTERS FALL GATHERING: A Special Mass and Program for all CLMs Jefferson & Lewis Deaneries
You are invited to the 2020 CLM Fall gathering on October 14, 2020. We will gather at Holy Family Church, 129 Winthrop St., Watertown, NY, as it provides ample space to social distance. Rev. John M. Demo has agreed to be our celebrant for Mass, and Dcn. Jim Crowley will present a program on Catholic Leadership in a COVID-19 World. We are excited to offer you an opportunity to get together and enjoy a pleasant evening with other CLMs. Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not able to hold a community meal as part of our program. It will be terrific to see friends and catch up, although from a distance. Please register prior to October 9, 2020. It’s easy to register, just click on the link : https://www.rcdony.org/formation/clm/events.html . For more information, call Jeannie Grizzuto at 315-393-2920, Ext. 1413.
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OCTOBER 17, REGISTER BY OCTOBER 9
DIOCESAN LEAD: RCIA AS MODEL FOR CATECHESIS: A Live Zoom Event
Description: Purpose: How to fundamentally use the Catechumenate Model for effective catechesis.
Speakers: Anita Soltero, Assistant Director of Faith Formation for the Eastern Region, & Pam Ballantine, Former Assistant Director of Faith Formation for the Eastern Region
Date: Saturday, October 17
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
There is no cost to attend.
Anyone is welcome to register.
The Zoom link will be sent upon registration.
To register contact Department of Faith Formation Secretary, Jessica Hargrave by phone (315)393-2920 or by email email@example.comDIOCESAN
Deadline to register is Friday, October 9.
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SETON MARDI GRAS GALA 2020: Virtual Gala to Support Seton Catholic
Seton Catholic invites everyone to join us for our Mardi Gras Gala, October 24, 2020. The idea is a Dinner for Eight style evening where you can dine in the safety of your home and support Seton at the same time. Corporate sponsorship is $600, Individual tickets are $50 each and $25 for Seton Staff. Silent and Live Auctions will be available online. Party baskets will be delivered to participants. Help us make this unique Gala a huge success! Contact Susan FitzPatrick Pellerin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. And remember that no one has to be in person to participate. We can support Seton throughout the Diocese and beyond while being safe and responsible. Thank you in advance for your interest and participation.
IRON SHARPENS IRON PROJECT: Videos From The Conference
Description: Check out the Iron Sharpens Iron Project at https://www.rcdony.org/vflc to see the videos from the Virtual Family Life Conference or to submit a video of your family doing something fun.
For more information, contact Steve Tartaglia at email@example.com
TIPS FOR KEEPING THE LIGHT OF FAITH ALIVE IN YOUR HOME: SOCIAL MEDIA GRAPHICS AVAILABLE
The Department of Faith Formation offers ideas for at-home catechesis
"Tips for Keeping the Light of Faith Alive in Your Home" are posted weekly on the Diocese of Ogdensburg's Facebook page by the Department of Faith Formation to give parents and catechists ideas to keep catechism going in the home. The graphics are now available to download on the Faith Formation page at https://www.rcdony.org/ff.html if parishes would like to include them in bulletins.
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ONGOING THROUGH DEC. 13
VIRTUAL PRIEST DISCERNMENT SESSIONS: Attention Men Hearing the Call
Zoom in to Priest Discernment
High School Junior men & older are invited to join Father Howard Venette & guests for 60-minute virtual discernment sessions on the following Sundays at 3:00 PM:
Nov. 1, 15 & 29
Contact Father Venette at firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting access.
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EGYPT AND THE GREAT NILE CRUISE: 11 Days: November 8-18, 2021
Egypt and the Great Nile Cruise
11 Days November 8-18, 2021
Cairo, Luxor, EDFU, Kom Ombo, Aswan, Memphis, Sakkara
hosted by Fr. Donald A. Robinson
$3499 From New York*
*Air/land tour price is $2899 plus $600 gov't taxes/airline surcharges
For more information, please contact Fr. Donald A. Robinson, 315-493-3224 or email email@example.com
Don't Miss This Trip of a Lifetime!