Roman Catholic 
Diocese of Ogdensburg

eNOTES FOR October 19, 2021

(with bulletin information for the weekends of October 31 and November 7) 

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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 31 for the November 2 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends November 14 and 21. 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 enotes@rcdony.org.


HIGHLIGHTS

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WORLD MISSION SUNDAY:  

On October 24, 2021, we will celebrate World Mission Sunday. Pope Francis invites the entire Church to support mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe, where priests, religious, and lay leaders serve the world's most vulnerable communities. Please keep the Pope's missions in your prayers and be generous in the upcoming collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. For additional materials, please visit the World Mission Sunday page on Pastoral Documentation. For more information, contact Alexis Michael at amichael@rcdony.org or 315-292-2920 ext. 1361.  


NEW POSTS

From The Diocesan Offices: 

 

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STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY: Attention Pastors

Bishop LaValley's Letter to be read at all Masses November 6 & 7 can be found HERE.  For more information contact Valerie Mathews  (vmathews@rcdony.org)


 

 

 

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LEAD: THE LITURGY OF THE WORD: JESUS PRESENT AND HOW TO SHARE IT: A Continuation of The Mystery of the Holy Eucharist

Brought to you by The Department of Faith Formation

Western Region
Presenter: Jamie Burns, a teacher from Trinity Catholic School in Massena.
Where: Lobster House, Norwood
When: Saturday, November 6 from 9:30am - noon
We hope you'll stay for lunch for the opportunity to socialize. Please know lunch will be at your cost.

Eastern Region
Presenter: Sister Jackie Sellappan, SCC
Where: Newman Center, Plattsburgh
When: Saturday, November 6 from 9:30am - noon
A simple lunch will be provided.

Cost to attend either locations is $10. Choose the location and option to pay either via PayPal or bill parish upon registration at www.rcdony.org/liturgyword


 

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LOVING AUTHENTICALLY: Attention Commissioned Lay Minister and Candidates

This program for Commissioned Lay Ministers and Candidates is designed to strengthen the participants' conviction about the truth, beauty and importance of church teaching on natural law and sexual morality and to give participants a basic understanding of the ethical basis of the teaching.


Presenters: Deacon John Fehlner & Dr. Maura Fehlner,
Mr. Steve Tartaglia and other members of the Family Life Department.

Three dates to choose from:
November 6, 2021
Waddington Parish Center
9:30AM - 1:00PM

January 29, 2022
Emmaus Room, St. Peter's Church, Plattsburgh
9:30AM - 1:00PM

April 23, 2022
St. Peter's Church, Lowville
9:30AM - 1:00PM

Cost is free and all are welcome.
Bring your own lunch.

Participants are required to watch an 80 minute video prior to the event.  The link for the online video will be sent after registration.
Register at: https://www.rcdony.org/lovingauthentically.

If you have questions, contact Faith Formation Assistant Director, Cathy Russell at crussell@rcdony.org or call 315-393-2920.


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2021-2022 LEAD EVENTS: Brought to you by The Department of Faith Formation

LEAD (Leadership For Evangelization and Discipleship) offers quality diocesan and regional events to support the varied work of parish ministers. These opportunities include spiritual, personal and professional development, networking and days of reflection. All parishioners in parish ministry are invited to attend LEAD events with the pastor's permission. If a meal is provided, parishes will receive a bill. For more information contact 


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WORLD YOUTH DAY, 2023: Young Adults, are you interested?

World Youth Day is a worldwide encounter of Young Adults with the Holy Father that occurs approximately every three years. The next World Youth Day will be in Lisbon, Portugal from August 1-6, 2023. It is an amazing experience of the universality of the Church with thousands of young adults from around the world. If you are interested in attending World Youth Day in 2023 and will be 18 or older by by the time of travel (late July 2023), contact Marika Donders at mdonders@rcdony.org. Additional details will be released to interested parties as we get closer to the event.  



Parish Events and Notifications 

 

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ARS CABBAGE ROLL & CANDY SALE: Take Out Orders

The Parish of the Visitation and St. Raymonds Altar & Rosary Society is hosting a cabbage roll and candy sale October 23, 2021 at the
Fr. Amyot Parish Center, 3 Morris Street, Norfolk, from 9am till noon.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions this will be a pre-order, pick-up sale only. Deadline for pre-orders is Wednesday October 20th. Orders will be accepted by filling out the form and placing it in the collection basket at Mass, calling the office at (315) 384-4242, or by email pvsrsasec@gmail.com. The candy choices are peanut butter balls, peanut clusters, chocolate or peanut butter fudge. Candy will be $12.00 per pound and sold in half-pound and pound containers. The cabbage rolls will be $4.00 each. Thank you in advance for supporting our Society.


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RELIGION GROUP KICKING OFF AT THE CATHEDRAL: Attention 11th and 12th Graders!

St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish is kicking off its 11th & 12th grade religion class. Youth in the applicable grades from outside the Cathedral Parish are welcome to attend.

The 11/12th grade class is unique for several reasons:

● We meet monthly on the following Sunday evenings from 5:00pm until about 7:30pm in Brzana Hall below St. Mary’s Cathedral

October 24, 2021              November 21, 2021         December 19, 2021          January 23, 2022
February 13, 2022            March 13, 2022                 April 10, 2022                     May 15, 2022

● We have no curriculum; YOU will help decide what we discuss!
● Lots of discussion, less lecture
● Games with prizes
● Dinner included. We ask families to consider taking a month and providing dinner. Past families have been very creative from spaghetti dinners to breakfast dishes to bringing in pizza or subs.
● Classes are self-contained units. Can’t make it in October, you are still invited for November, December… No makeup assignments!
● Guests welcome! Bring a friend!

The first gathering is October 24 at 5pm

If you have questions or concerns that can’t wait, contact Deacon Jim Crowley via email jcrowley@rcdony.org or Jessica Hargrave via email jhargrave@rcdony.org.


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AUTUMN FEST: Bombay, NY

On Sunday, Oct. 24, in conjunction with the drawing for St. Mary's Multi-Prize Raffle, there will be AUTUMN FEST at the Town Pavillion in Bombay. Tim Gray will entertain from 2-4pm with the raffle drawing being conducted at 4pm. A concession stand opens at 1 and will offer brats, hot dogs, pretzels and water or cider.

This will be a great time to gather and socialize, to enjoy some good music, and to find out if you or a loved one is a LUCKY WINNER! For more information contact Sandra Lauzon (slauson1969@gmail.com)


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THE PIVOTAL PLAYERS: online presentation 

Msgr. Aucoin will lead an online presentation entitled The Pivotal Players.  This Program is a multi-part series that illumines a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of western civilization.  These pivotal players are great persons who have clearly understood Jesus’ message and have found their own way to make that message come alive.  These are the players who will be studied: Saints Augustine, Benedict, Francis Assisi, Thomas Aquinas, Catherine of Siena, Ignatius Loyola, John Henry Newman, plus Bartolomé de las Casas, G.K. Chesterton, Fulton J. Sheen, and Flannery O’Connor.  Registration is required so in order to get the code to join online via Zoom.  Register at mwcatholics.org/pivotal.

Sessions Mondays at 6:30 pm - First Session is November 1

Sessions last about one hour online.  Each session stands on its own.  So, you can attend as many sessions as you wish.


 

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SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER: Knight of Columbus Fundraiser, Evans Mills

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Serving from 4 to 7 PM
$9.00 for Adults, $8.00 for senior citizens, $5 for children under 12 and those under 5 eat for free
Sauce is available for $5.00 per quart
St. Mary's Parish Center in Evans Mills, NY
Benefit Indian River Knights of Columbus 7471
For more information contact 315-629-4678


No other new parish events were submitted.  Please check your parish bulletins and previously posted submissions below.



Regular Features:

 

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PLANNED GIVING: Benefits of Giving Wisely

Did you know there are creative ways to support our Parish? Ways in which our Parish, you and your love ones all benefit at the same time? Such giving techniques are called “planned gifts,” because with thoughtful planning, you create win-win solutions for you and the Parish. For further information, contact Scott Lalone, Executive Director of Development/Foundation at the Diocese of Ogdensburg at 315-393-2920 or slalone@rcdony.org


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: Creation Care Tips

for the October 30/31 Bulletin

Why do Catholics need to care about the coming COP26, the U.N. climate change summit beginning October 31? "From a Catholic point of view, I think if we care about God's Earth, if we care about creation, if we care about the poor, if we care about our children, and if we care about the unborn children of today, we need to be engaged with this," said Lorna Gold, board chair of the Laudato Si' Movement, who has attended previous climate summits. "We need to pray about it. We need to raise our voices about it," she said, "and we need to become informed, and we need to also change our individual and community behavior." 


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: Creation Care Tips

for the November 6/7 Bulletin

“Do not let your hearts be troubled.” John 14:1 While we may experience stress and become discouraged, when we witness the devastation that our actions have inflicted on God’s creation. It is not too late to act in light our Catholic faith. The Laudato Si Action Platform, initiated on Feast of St. Francis, offers us countless ways that we can respond with loving actions to heal the planet and care for each other. To learn more, search for Laudato Si Action Plan for prayers, education and actions.


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DIOCESAN COVID-19 INFORMATION 

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.

 
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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.

AMEN.  


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2021 BISHOP'S FUND APPEAL: Family of Faith in Action

Your gift to the 2021 Bishop’s Fund Appeal will help continue the vital ministries, services and programs that reach out to so many in need. Please consider making a pledge or one-time gift to this year’s effort. To learn more about the Bishop’s Fund Appeal and to view this year’s video, please visit our website at www.rcdony.org/bfa. To make your gift online, please visit: https://www.rcdony.org/bfa.html#donate.


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NEW RESPECT LIFE MATERIALS: New Resources Available - Catholic Educators Kit from USCCB

Description: Get ready for the new school year and October's Respect Life Month! Posters, prayer cards, bulletin board ideas, homily hints, sample activities, graphics, reflections, intercessions - All FREE to download (or order). Great for Catholic educators, RCIA, parish bulletins! See: www.respectlife.org/catholic-education .   


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ST. HEDWIG’S SOCIETY ANNUAL THEME BASKET RAFFLE: Houseville, NY 

Description: St. Hedwig's church of Houseville, NY will be holding their Annual Theme Basket Raffle to benefit church repairs and restoration on the following Sundays: 

Oct. 10
Oct. 17
Oct. 24
Oct. 31

The raffle will be from Noon to 1:00pm each Sunday.


Raffle Baskets will be on display, and tickets will be available for sale after the celebration of the 11:00 a.m. Mass each Sunday. No tickets will be sold during Mass. Tickets are $1 each, or $5 for 6 tickets.
There will also be a very special silent auction item available for a starting bid of $100. This featured item is a Shaker-Style Cherry Coffee Table, hand crafted by Ed Knapp of Watson Woodworking. 
Drawings for the baskets will be on October 31, at 1:00 p.m. following a bake sale.

For more information please contact: Elaine 315-486-5532, Lydia- 315-348-7006, or Mary Ann- 315-348-6260. St. Hedwig's appreciates your continued generosity.


 

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PRAYER AND ADORATION: Calling Commissioned Lay Ministers

Date: Wednesday, October 20 and every third Wednesday
Time: 6:30pm -7pm
Place: Sacred Heart Church, Massena, NY
Please join us for rosary, prayer and Adoration


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UPDATE YOUR FAITH FORMATION PROGRAMS: A REVIEW OF THE NEW DIRECTORY FOR CATECHESIS:
Calling all Catechists & Catechetical Leaders

This is a Zoom event brought to you by the Department of Faith Formation.

Presenter: Dr. Joseph White from Our Sunday Visitor

When: Saturday, October 23

Time: 9:45am - 12:00pm

Dr. Joseph White will cover the history of the Directory for Catechesis, its organization, major themes, and application to catechetical ministry.

Questions, contact Anita Soltero asoltero@rcdony.org


 

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PREPARATION FOR TOTAL CONSECRATION TO JESUS CHRIST THROUGH MARY ACCORDING TO ST. LOUIS DE MONTFORT: Zoom gatherings for all women

Christian life is nothing less than a participation in the life of Jesus and devotion to our Lady is at the core. This consecration is a giving of ourselves to Jesus through Mary’s maternal care. St. Louis De Montfort, when writing about Consecration to Jesus through Mary, was talking about a way of life. It is not a process that we go through and then it is over.

St. John Paul II, writes” ….we might even say that Christ himself appoints his Mother to those who strive to know and to love him, as he did on Calvary with his disciple John.” It has been written that St. Pope John Paul II’s esteem for the fruits of the spirituality of consecration he learned from St. Louis de Montfort was so great that he made St. Louis ‘Totus Tuus (I am all yours) his papal motto.

Using the book: “Preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus Christ Through Mary” by Fr. Hugh Gillispie, SMM

Purchase book to have with you during first Zoom meeting on 10/27/2021
Cost of book $8.50 -  Available at www.montfortpublications.com
May be helpful, but not necessary, to purchase: “True Devotion to Mary” by St. Louis De Montfort.

Consecration begins on Nov. 5
Feast Day for Final Consecration Dec. 8. Feast of the Immaculate Conception

All Zoom Meetings from 7-8:30 PM

Dates of Zoom Meetings: 
Introductory Meeting 10/27/2021
Remainder of Meetings 11/3/2021, 11/10, 11/17, 11/22, 12/1

REGISTER/QUESTIONS mdillenback@womenofgrace.com or 315-771-1377


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DIOCESAN YOUTH COUNCIL: Become a DYC member and be part of something great!

Description: The Diocese of Ogdensburg Diocesan Youth Council (DYC) is a group comprised of members in grades 10-12 who live in the Diocese of Ogdensburg. Each member serves on DYC for a one-year term (members are able to re-apply annually to serve for up to three total terms).

The purpose of Diocesan Youth Council is twofold:

1. Members will grow in spiritual development and leadership skills so they may take a more active role in their local parishes, particularly in youth ministry efforts on the local level.

2. Members will help plan and facilitate diocesan-sponsored events (youth rally, Lenten retreat days) and help promote diocesan-sponsored events (youth rallies, Camp Guggenheim, March for Life, regional events, Catholic Heart Work Camp, etc.).

Diocesan Youth Council is an opportunity to grow in leadership, build friendships, and have fun. It is also a significant responsibility, requiring maturity and commitment. Applying to DYC should be taken seriously and with prayerful consideration.

Requirements:

Members must be in grades 10-12.

Members must demonstrate active involvement in the Church at the parish level.

Members must demonstrate leadership skills, integrity, motivation, and a love for the Lord. Members must attend:

  • One Lenten Retreat Day
  • Youth Rally
  • Annual retreat day or weekend experience
  • A minimum of 6 council meetings virtually or in-person. Schedules and locations to be determined by the Director of Youth Ministry and DYC members.

To learn more and apply visit: https://www.rcdony.org/youth/council.html

For more information contact Tom Semeraro at tsemeraro@rcdony.org or 315-393-2920 ext. 1415


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RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM: Volunteer Opportunity

Location: Hamilton County, Franklin County
Hsmith@cathcharities.org
80 Park Street
P.O. Box 701
Tupper Lake NY, 12986
518-359-7688


 

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THE FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM: Volunteer Opportunity

Description: Location: Jefferson County, Clinton County, Franklin County, Essex County, St.Lawrence County.
Mhoward@catholiccharities.org
80 park Street
P.O. Box 701
Tupper Lake NY, 12986
518-359-7688

 




PILGRIMAGES:

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EGYPT AND THE GREAT NILE CRUISE: Don't Miss This Trip Of A Lifetime!!

11 Days - November 8 - 18, 2021
CAIRO - LUXOR - EDFU -
KOM OMBO - ASWAN - MEMPHIS - SAKKARA
Hosted by Father Donald A. Robinson
$3499 from New York*
* Air/Land tour price is $2899 plus $600 taxes/airline surcharges
For more information, please contact Father Donald A. Robinson at (315) 782-1143 or donrob4@twcny.rr.com



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OBERAMMERGAU PILGRIMAGE: Classic Austria and Germany Pilgrimage Featuring the Passion Play of Oberammergau!

Classic Austria and Germany Pilgrimage
Featuring the Passion Play of Oberammergau!
Hosted by Father Andrew Amyot
11 Days: September 13-23, 2022
$4099 per person from Montreal (Air/land tour price is $3599 plus $500 taxes/airline surcharges)
Visiting: Heidelberg, Rhine Valley, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna, Altötting, Munich & Rothenburg!
Price includes: Roundtrip air from Montreal, First Class/Select hotels, hotels & guesthouses in Oberammergau, First Class (Category 1) admission tickets for the Passion Play, most meals, comprehensive sightseeing by private motor coach with an English-speaking guide and much more!
FOR DETAILED BROCHURE, PLEASE CONTACT FATHER AMYOT at (315) 384-2064 or fraamyot2@twcny.rr.com
SPACE IS LIMITED – BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!
This is your last chance to experience the world-famous Passion Play of Oberammergau until 2030!


 

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ITALY PILGRIMAGE: Featuring the Passion Play of Oberammergau

11 Days - May 23 - June 2, 2022
ROME - ASSISI - FLORENCE - VENICE - INNSBRUCK - MUNICH
Hosted by Father Donald A. Robinson
$4266 from New York*
*Air/Land tour price is $3721 plus $545 taxes/airline surcharges
For more information, Please contact Father Donald A. Robinson at (315) 782-1143 or donrob4@twcny.rr.com
Space is Limited - Sign Up Today!!


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CRUISE NORWAY IN JULY OF 2022

Join Father John Yonkovig of St. Agnes in Lake Placid for a wonderful 14-day cruise on Holland America's new "Rotterdam," setting sail on July 9, 2022.  For more information check the website:  www.stagneslakeplacid.co



 

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