Roman Catholic 
Diocese of Ogdensburg

eNOTES FOR JULY 27, 2021

(with bulletin information for the weekends of August 1 and 15) 

 

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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 August 8 for the August 10 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends August 22 and 29. 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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ANNUAL MPDO APPEAL:

The Mission office is holding its annual appeal for the Missionary Projects of the Diocese of Ogdensburg. To donate please use the attached donor card or the "donate" button on the Mission Office page on the Diocesan website.

 

For more information contact the Mission Office: amichael@rcdony.org or 315-393-2920 ext. 1361 

 


NEW POSTS

From The Diocesan Offices: 

 

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HEALING MASS FOR SEPARATED AND DIVORCED: August 18, 4PM at Camp Guggenheim

Join in prayer for all those hurting from the pain and loss of separation or divorce. Resources available. For more information contact the Family Life Office 315-393-2920 Ext 1420 startaglia@rcdony.org


 

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UPDATED - REGISTRATION NO LONGER REQUIRED - New Flyer

BLUE MASS: Save the Date

Bishop Terry R. LaValley cordially invites all Police, Corrections, Fire and EMS Personnel to the Diocese of Ogdensburg Blue Mass at 2 p.m. on September 26, 2021.  This year the Blue Mass will be at Notre Dame Church, 11 Church Place, Malone. The entire New York North Country Community is invited to join in prayer for the safety and wellbeing of all first responders and public safety personnel.

For more information contact, Fr. Chris Carrara 315-605-1039 or ccarrara@rcdony.org

 



Parish Events and Notifications

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ASSUMPTION OF MARY: Special Celebration, Canton, NY

Feast of the Assumption - August 15
Parish Feast Day
Special 10am Mass
Followed by Marian Procession
Picnic BBQ with fun & games on the lawn

St. Mary's
68 Court St. Canton

Info at cantoncatholics.com or call (315) 386-2543


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SJS VIKINGS' ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: "Swinging for Education"

Proceeds to benefit St. James School

Preregister your team and be entered into a drawing for FREE REGISTRATION NEXT YEAR!!

DATE: Sunday, August 22, 2021

TIME: Registration 9 a.m. - Shot Gun Start 10 a.m.

PLACE: Emerald Greens Golf Course, Rte. 11, Gouverneur

COST: $50 Per Person, $200 Per Team

Includes: Green Fees, Cart Fee, Welcome Gift, Hot Dog Lunch, Cash Bar, Dinner, and a Chance to win great prizes! 

Door Prize, 50/50, contest and more!

Pre-Registration: St. James Parish Office or print a registration form from our FB page or website www.stjamesk-6.org.

Pre-Registration is strongly suggested.  For more information call 315-287-0114 or 31-487-8173.

$1,000 CASH PAYOUT TO SPLIT FOR BEST

TEAM SCORE: MEN, WOMEN & COED


  

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OUR LADY HELP OF PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS: Special Prayer Service, Canton, NY

Prayer Service before the icon of Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians.

September 2 at 7 p.m.
St. Mary's Church
68 Court St Canton

More info at cantoncatholics.com or call (315)386-2543.


Social hour to follow featuring our famous peach cobbler.
All are welcome!

 



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



Regular Features:

 

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SAFE ENVIRONMENT CORNER: Did you know?

Did You Know…the Monique Burr Foundation endorses 5 Safety Rules to help keep children safe. Rule #2Spot Red Flags. Teach children safety concepts such as personal space and boundaries, respecting themselves and others, secrets and tricks, and digital safety. Educate them about the dangers present in society, how to spot red flag behaviors to identify unsafe situations, and how to seek help to minimize their risk of being victimized. For more information, visit www.mbfpreventioneducation.org.


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PLANNED GIVING: Please Consider Our Parish in Your Estate Plans

When considering gifts in your Will or estate plans please remember our parish. Gifts can be made to our parish in the following manner: Specific dollar amount: a percentage of your estate or a particular asset such as savings bond, life insurance, real estate or other valuables.


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP:

for the August 7/8 Bulletin

Hazy, lazy days of summertime. Racheal Carson believes, “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” Is there a child you would like to take for a walk and help her/him discover the wonders of God’s creation this summer?


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: 

for the August 14/15 Bulletin

Elizabeth B. Browning states in her poem:

“Earth’s crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God:
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes…”


Moses was instructed by God to take his shoes off and be aware of holy ground.
Where could you found holy ground this summer and take off your shoes?


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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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ANNUAL MISSION OFFICE SAINT PETER APOSTLE APPEAL: Annual Mail-in Donor Campaign

As we enter the summer of what we hope to be better year, the Pontifical Mission Societies asks you to keep our Annual Saint Peter Apostle Appeal in your minds and hearts. With your help we can aid the seminarians around the world on their journey to the priesthood. Donations can be made for this campaign until July 31- by mail or through our website at https://www.rcdony.org/mission.


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CAMP GUGGENHEIM - SUMMER FUN DAYS
Update: The Summer Fun Days will be held on Friday July 30th and Saturday July 31st only

Description: We have a great opportunity for you this summer!
While Guggenheim is getting a little work done, we are excited to be able to offer a few day events this July 2021. Whether you’re a seasoned camper or someone who has never heard of Camp Guggenheim before, a Guggenheim Summer Fun Day is for you! Bring your friends! Choose your day to attend. July 30th for 12 to 15 year old’s and, July 31st is for 16 to 18 year old’s. We have a bunch of great stuff planned for you. From swimming to Super Scavenger Hunt, Beach Luau, youth focused Liturgy and more! You are guaranteed a great day at Camp Guggenheim. We will provide snacks and drinks. Please bring your own bag lunch. You will also need to bring a bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, and bug spray. The fee to attend is: $15.00 per day event.


COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIRED TO ATTEND
You must be vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus to attend and participate in a Guggenheim Summer Fun Day.

If you have any registration or requirement questions, please contact, Jeannie Grizzuto, Youth Office Administrator at: jgrizzuto@rcdony.org or 315-393-2920 ext. 1413

GO HERE TO REGISTER: www.rcdony.org/summer-fun-days-guggenheim 


 

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How blessed we are to have the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist!  The very Body and Blood of the Lord is given to us to be our “food for the journey." The more we appreciate and love this special gift from God, the closer we are to the Lord and to one another as members of the Body of Christ.

Come join us exploring the Church’s teaching on the Real Presence in the Eucharist. Come see what the Bible has to say about this teaching, what the Church Fathers believed, and why each of us is so blessed by the Real Presence.

Deacon Bill O’Brien will be presenting this 6-week series on the Holy Eucharist called “PRESENCE: The Mystery of the Eucharist."  It will begin on August 4th at both 9:30 AM OR 6:30 PM (whichever is convenient for you) each Wednesday for 6 weeks. Our sessions will be held in Brzana Hall, the lower Cathedral. Workbooks will be provided. Please sign up by emailing Deacon Bill @ billob315@gmail.com by July 25th to ensure you'll have a workbook for the study. You can pick up your workbooks after all Masses on the weekend of July 31/Aug 1.

“How holy this feast, in which Christ is our food, His passion is recalled, grace fills our hearts and we receive a pledge of the glory to come!”


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THE BEST OF ISRAEL: In The Footsteps Of Jesus

THE BEST OF ISRAEL: 8 DAYS IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS
Join Fr. Clement Rimonds, Fr. Douglas Decker & Fr. Robert Decker for 8 days in Israel. Departing November 30, 2021, $2,500.00pp/do, Includes: Roundtrip Airfare from Syracuse, Guided Sightseeing with Top Tour Guides, 5 Nights Stay in a First Class Bethlehem Hotel, Unpack & Pack Only Once, Deluxe Motorcoach transportation, Entrance and Program Fees, Breakfast & Dinner Daily & Airport Transfers
For more information, contact Lisa Reed @ 518-332-8414. Email: happytravelswithlisa@gmail.com


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SUMMER RAFFLE 2021: St. James School, Gouverneur

For tickets contact St. James Parish at 315-287-0114
St. James School Summer Raffle

GRAND Prize: $10,000
2nd Prize: $5000
3rd Prize: $2500
4th Prize: $1500
5th Prize: $500

GRAND PRIZE DRAWING WILL BE HELD SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th

All tickets will remain “in the drum” and be eligible for EVERY prize drawing!!
Only 350 tickets will be sold.
Donation price of $100 each.
Tickets will be available after Masses & from the school or parish offices. Winner need NOT be present to win. NYS Tax documentation required.
Thanks for your support!!


 

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SEEKING HOUSE DIRECTOR AND COMMUNITY: Our Lady of the Adirondacks House of Prayer

Have you ever wished you could live in community with others who love God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? Are you someone who loves Mary, are excited by the lives of the saints, who knows that building the kingdom means now but are not quite sure how you are called? Are you someone who is gentle and trustworthy, not given to addictions or vice, hard-working and still active… someone who trusts God in all things, is wise in the things that are important, and takes great joy in the Roman Catholic faith? Perhaps you or someone you know would be a good resident at Our Lady of the Adirondacks House of Prayer, located in Ellenburg Center, NY. Or perhaps you are already part of a small community which is looking for a home and a mission. Come and visit us and see if the contemplative-active life is for you. A word of caution... the House of Prayer is very rural and isolated especially in the winter. As of the present moment, there is no community living there, but the Board of Directors is actively looking for 3-5 people, including a House Director, to live on its premises and help keep this Marian treasure vibrant within the North Country for all. Please call 518-534-9976 (Sarah) or 518-518-578-6949 (Jeanette) for more information.


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PRAYER AND ADORATION: Calling Commissioned Lay Ministers

Date: Wednesday, August 18 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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 THE MYSTERY OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST: BELIEVE, CELEBRATE, LIVE: 
Attention all parish ministers: RCIA, Catechetical Leaders, Catechists, Youth Ministers, Commissioned Lay Ministers

Those serving in any ministry in their parish are welcome to attend this event at the location most convenient to them.

Purpose: To refocus our attention on the Holy Eucharist as a "Mystery to be believed, a Mystery to be celebrated, a Mystery to be lived." - Bishop LaValley, Chrism Mass Homily, March 20, 2021

When: Saturday, September 18

Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm

Where: IHC in Watertown, St. James School in Gouverneur, St. Mary's School in Ticonderoga, Seton Catholic in Plattsburgh, St. Edmund's Parish Center in Ellenburg, St. Peter's Church in Lowville, the parish center in Waddington, and St. Mary's Parish Center in Brushton


This is an in-person event only. Attendees must bring their own lunch. Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is due by September 1. Space is limited therefore registration is first come, first serve.

Register at: https://www.rcdony.org/mysteryeucharist    


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CLM ANNUAL MEETING & BBQ: For St. Lawrence, Franklin, and Adirondack Deaneries

The Commissioned Lay Ministers Association in SLFA Deaneries are invited to attend an annual meeting and barbeque.

When: Sunday, September 19
Time: 1pm - 4pm
Where: Camp Guggenheim, Saranac Lake

Celebrate Mass with Bishop LaValley at 1pm.

It is free to attend, just enjoy the beautiful scenery and a hotdog and hamburger cookout.

Registration to attend is required at: www.rcdony.org/clm-event


 

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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 gov't 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 government 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 gov't 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.com



 

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