eNOTES FOR AUGUST 9, 2022
(with bulletin information for the weekends of August 21 and 28)
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 21 for the August 23 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends September 4 and 11. 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 email@example.com.
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CELEBRATING 150 YEARS: Anniversary Mass
To give praise and glory to the Lord for the One Hundred Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of the Diocese of Ogdensburg, His Excellency, The Most Reverend Terry R. LaValley, cordially invites all the faithful to a special Eucharistic Celebration of Thanksgiving at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, the Feast of Saint Lawrence, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 415 Hamilton Street, Ogdensburg. A picnic will immediately follow on the Cathedral lawn. Please join us!
Parking: Parking in the area surrounding the Cathedral will be limited. Parking and a complimentary shuttle service starting at 11:30am will be available at Ogdensburg Free Academy, 1100 State Street(State Hwy. 812), in the large lot next to the Golden Dome.
For those unable to attend, the Mass will be livestreamed at www.rcdony.org/livemass.
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COME, FOLLOW ME: New Vocations Office Brochure Available
What is a vocation? Do I have a vocation? Answers to these questions and other information on what the diocesan Vocations Office has to offer can be viewed in a new brochure which is available to be downloaded and printed now.
VATICAN RELEASES NEW E-BOOK FOR YOUTH: "Keys to Bioethics" 22 Page Manual
The Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life has released Keys to Bioethics: A Manual for Youth, a free e-book prepared by the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation. “With this Manual we wish to offer young people around the world a practical and up-to-date tool to answer some of the questions that clutter their minds when faced with the great challenges generated by scientific and technological progress,” said Cardinal Kevin Farrell, the Dicastery’s prefect.
The Manual states that human life begins at fertilization and that IUDs, RU-486, and the morning-after pill can induce abortions—and that the regular birth control pill can have an abortifacient effect. Other topics covered include the contraceptive mentality, genetic screening, reproductive technology, eugenics, stem-cell research, euthanasia, organ donation, and gender. To download the manual click: https://tinyurl.com/ydjayv3e
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FRUITFUL INVITATION: Presented by Joshua Danis National Director - Alpha Catholic Context
Do you have friends or loved ones you wish were more drawn to the life of faith? There is no more compelling case for the Gospel than the beauty of a soul joyfully living out the life of grace. Join Joshua Danis, author of "Living the Fruit of the Spirit," as we explore how we can each participate with the Holy Spirit to become more spiritually attractive to others. Full of laughter and stories, we will unpack how the fruits of the Spirit can enable us to draw people toward a life-changing encounter with Christ Jesus.
Monday, September 12th
6:45pm - 8:00pm EST
St Mary Roman Catholic Church
22 Father Jogues Pl. Ticonderoga, NY 12883
For more information or to register visit www.route74catholics.org
44TH ANNUAL ST. AUGUSTINE'S APPLEFEST: Bishop Terry LaValley, Grand Marshall
Peru - St. Augustine’s 44th Annual Applefest will be held on Saturday, September 17. Craft fair in parish center opens at 10 a.m. Giant parade at 11 a.m. with Bishop Terry LaValley as Grand Marshal, live music, games for children of all ages, grand raffle, silent auction, bake sale, chicken bbq, apple fritters, fried dough, sweet sausages, michigans, burgers, and more. Grand Raffle drawing at 4 p.m.
For Information Contact John Ryan at 518-643-9386
No other new parish events were submitted. Please check your parish bulletins and previously posted submissions below.
EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL RESOURCES:
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In order to share the video go to: https://youtu.be/KK3JOFzVuPo and click on the share button under the video. Click on embed in order to get the embed code for your website or click on the social media link to share it on your social media page.
For more information on the Eucharistic Revival see https://www.eucharisticrevival.org/
SAFE ENVIRONMENT CORNER: Did you know? ...
Did You Know…the Diocese of Ogdensburg requires all volunteers (adults and minors) to sign a Code of Conduct as part of their safe environment requirements. This is in addition to the criminal background check and safe environment training. Violations of the Code of Conduct are generally considered boundary violations and must be reported to a supervisor. Boundary violations do not necessarily mean abuse has taken place, but they must be investigated with corrective action implemented as appropriate. For information on how you can report misconduct, visit Safe Enviroment (rcdony.org)
PLANNED GIVING: Free Proposal
Did you know that you can make a charitable gift that also benefits you in a practical way? A Charitable Gift Annuity is a donation you make to our parish, yet you will receive guaranteed income on it for the rest of your life at a relatively high rate of return (4.7% - 9.5%). Plus you will receive a charitable tax deduction and tax-free income. Ultimately your gift will support our parish, while supporting you during your lifetime. For a free proposal contact the Diocese at 315-393-2920 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: Creation Care Tips
for the August 20/21Bulletin
What do you think is the greatest contributor to the warming of our planet? The answer given by top scientists and policy makers globally in the book by Paul Hawken entitled Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming is refrigeration. When we experience the increased heat these days, our first reaction may be to turn up the air conditioner or climate control thermostat. Yet while that may feel better for the moment, it increases the the overall temperature on the planet. Suggestion: check the temperature of your cooling mechanism and see if adjusting it a few degrees warmer can still be comfortable. Also check any other cooling machines to see if they can be set higher and still do the job, i.e. refrigerator, freezer.
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: Creation Care Tips
for the August 27/28 Bulletin
This month’s intention for Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network is Small Businesses. A perfect season to support your local farmers, whether at family veggie stands or at the Farmers’ Market near you. What a time to enjoy, celebrate and give thanks for the richness of God’s goodness in the variety of summer harvests!
U.S. SISTERS AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING: monthly bulletin announcements
August – Are you aware of trafficking in your state? Do you know your state laws that protect victims? Invite a member of your state legislature to talk about laws or a state patrolman to share his/her experiences with trafficking. U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking
ROSARY FOR LIFE: Every Saturday
A Rosary for Life is recited every Saturday at 4:25 pm immediately preceding the 5pm Vigil Mass.
St. Mary's Church
68 Court St. Canton
All are welcome.
FAMILY GUGGENHEIM: Registration is open
Online Registration is open for the Family Guggenheim program at www.rcdony.org/family-life/fg
Session 1 is August 18 -21. Session 2 is October 7-9. Don't delay...sessions are filling fast.
Family Guggenheim welcomes families of all dimensions to come enjoy a special weekend in the beauty of the Adirondacks. Expect fun family workshops and activities that will have you working and laughing together. Celebrate Christ’s presence in your lives through liturgy (often outside) and special prayer services. Take time for great outdoor activities like paddle boat rides, beach volleyball, and hiking. You are never too young or too old to enjoy being family at Camp Guggenheim! For more information, please contact Steve Tartaglia at 315-393-2920 or email@example.com
RACHEL'S VINEYARD RETREAT: After-Abortion Healing Weekend
If you (or a friend) are suffering after an abortion, you're not alone. Consider participating in the next Rachel's Vineyard retreat offered September 2-4 at the Guggenheim Center in Saranac Lake. The weekend will be held at the main camp to provide more social distancing. Each retreatant will have their own room. Open to women and men. Registration is online or contact the Respect Life office 518-524-0774 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't suffer alone. Help is available.
MARRIED AND RELIGIOUS JUBILEE 2022: All families are invited
We invite all families to join us at the annual Married and Religious Jubilee on September 11, 2022, at 2:30pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Ogdensburg. Bishop Terry R. LaValley will be presiding. Whether you have been married for less than 1 year, over 50 years, or anything in between, we want to acknowledge your commitment and celebrate with you. Married couples who wish to receive a certificate signed by Bishop LaValley and have their names appear in the program should register no later than September 2 at https://www.rcdony.org/family-life/jubileereg.html. There will be a gathering with refreshments after the Mass. For more information please contact Steve Tartaglia at 315-393-2920 or email@example.com.
SUMMER RAFFLE 2022: Support of St. St. James School
ST. JAMES SCHOOL 2022 Summer Raffle
ONLY 350 Tickets will be sold
Donation price of $100 each.
GRAND PRIZE: $10,000
2nd Prize: $5,000 3rd Prize: $2500
4th Prize: $1,500 5th Prize: $500
Grand Prize drawing to be held Sunday, September 11th, 2022 at the Chicken BBQ, St. James School.
ALL tickets will remain “in the drum” and eligible for every prize drawing!
Tickets are available by calling the church office at 315-287-0114.
NOTE: Per NYS Tax Law, required withholding & tax documents will be completed upon payment of prize monies. Need NOT be present to win.
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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 2:30 p.m. on September 25, 2022. This year the Blue Mass will be at St. Mary's Church, 521 James Street, Clayton, NY. 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.
Updated website and brochure and flyer >
OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY HEALING RETREAT: Wadhams Hall
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The St. Andre Bessette Sisters (SABS) of Malone, New York, is sponsoring a Healing Retreat for 30 women of the Diocese of Ogdensburg beginning Thursday, October 6, through Sunday, October 9, 2022. Women must be age 18 or older to attend. The purpose of the Healing Retreat is to ‘make more room within for God’, allowing His love and mercy to heal as He desires. The Retreat will be held at Wadham’s Hall, 6866 St. Hwy. 37, Ogdensburg, New York, 13669. Bishop LaValley, Father Bryan Stitt, Sister Kelly and Sister Grace Capuchin Sister of Nazareth, and Dave McClow will be presiding and presenting. For more information and registration visit the Diocese of Ogdensburg website at https://www.rcdony.org/ourlady . The cost per person is $250, which includes accommodations and all meals. This reasonable amount was achieved through the generous donations of many, many individuals, businesses and organizations inside and outside the Diocese. All are welcome to join the SABS in praying the 54 Day Rosary Novena beginning August 15 ending on October 7 – Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary, for the healing of all those who attend as well as for each and every person who offered prayers, time, treasure and talent for this very blessed event.
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THE FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM: Volunteer Opportunity
To volunteer for this program you can live in one of the five Counties listed:
Franklin,Essex, Jefferson, Clinton, St. Lawrence. Please contact Melissa Howardfirstname.lastname@example.org
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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 email@example.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!