Roman Catholic 
Diocese of Ogdensburg

eNOTES FOR JUNE 15, 2021

(with bulletin information for the weekends of July 4 and 11) 

 

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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 27 for the June 29 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends of July 18 and 25. 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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DAY OF REFLECTION: Putting Forgiveness into Practice

We all know from the Scriptures that we are called to forgive others and ourselves. We also know the challenge this call can be in our daily encounters. This reflection day will consider the dynamics of forgiveness, some obstacles often experienced in becoming a forgiving person, and some aids from our Catholic tradition. It includes presentations, time for personal prayer and reflection with opportunities for sharing.

When: Saturday, June 19, 2021

Time: 9:45 a.m. - Noon

Speaker: Sister Bethany Fitzgerald, SSJ

There is no cost to attend. Anyone is welcome to register at www.rcdony.org/reflection

Zoom link will be emailed as date approaches.



NEW POSTS

From The Diocesan Offices: 

 

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FAITH AROUND THE WORLD: THE PHILIPPINES: ERCLMA Spring Event

Fr. Jay de la Rosa, a priest from the Archdiocese of Caceres in the Philippines and currently serves in the Diocese of Ogdensburg at St. Alexander’s in Morrisonville celebrates Mass and discusses faith and ministry and his experience of two very different cultures! There will be time for a meet and greet. Light refreshments will be served. Attendance is free. There will be a gift basket raffle.

When: Wednesday, June 16
Time: 6pm-8pm (check-in at 5:30)
Where: St. Alexander's Church, Morrisonville

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


 

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NFP AWARENESS WEEK JULY 25-31

NFP Awareness Week, an annual educational campaign of the USCCB, invites everyone to discover the wise design of God for sexuality and married love. The Natural Family Planning Office is mailing posters and other materials to all parishes; additional copies upon request.

"TO HAVE, TO HOLD, TO HONOR." The theme for National NFP Awareness Week, July 25-31, invites all to discover how Natural Family Planning supports God's gifts of love and life in marriage. In THE JOY OF LOVE (AL, 222), Pope Francis specifically calls attention to these healthy, effective, morally acceptable, and truly organic approaches to family planning. He writes, "They are to be promoted, since these methods respect the bodies of the spouses, encourage tenderness between them, and favor the education of an authentic freedom." To hear from couples who know from experience that this is true, go to https://www.rcdony.org/nfp.html

To learn more, please contact the NFP Office, apietropaoli@rcdony.org or at 518-483-0459. 

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Additional resources for liturgy are available from the USCCB Natural Family Planning Program:  Suggested Intercessions for Prayer of the Faithful and Homily Notes: as well as additional bulletin announcements and downloadable bulletin inserts


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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

 



Parish Events and Notifications

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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
Plus 5 Early Bird drawings for $100 each, will be drawn July 4th

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!!


No 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… traffickers find victims through social networking and the internet, but they also recruit at shopping malls, bus/train stations, in neighborhoods, at popular teenage hangouts, and even at schools. Traffickers often use false promises of love, shelter, protection, money, and employment to recruit victims. To get help, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.


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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 slalone@rcdony.org.


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP:

for the July 3/4 Bulletin

Take some moments to inhale and exhale deeply for a while, as you begin to allow for stillness to take place within your mind and body. Resting within your landscape of inner quiet, notice what lives and what sounds fill the space around you. In this space where all things live and breathe, feel how your breath connects you to all things. Offer it up on gratitude and praise for this world where all things, in stillness and in movement, are sustained by the breath of God. (Sisters of St. Joseph Carondelet) 


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: 

for the July 10/11 Bulletin

Summer Leisure… Take time for tuning into the environment around you. Find a comfortable position outside, close your eyes for a few moments and allow your body to relax. Then open your eyes and notice what you see around you. Imagine that you are seeing the trees, plants, animals, and everything that makes up the world around you for the first time. Appreciate their colors, their shapes, the movement and the stillness surrounding you. Give thanks for the gift of sight and the spectacular way your vision connects you with the world within you and around you. (Sisters of St. Joseph Carondelet) 


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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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SIDEWALK ADVOCATES FOR LIFE: Virtual Training Available

Description: Virtual training is now available! Learn at your convenience and be certified as a Sidewalk Advocate for Life. To register, visit www.sidewalkadvocates.org/trainingapp. Contact the Respect Life office with questions or concerns.



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FORMATION FOR MINISTRY: Registration is open!

Looking to grow in faith and service?

God continues to call everyone to use their gifts in service to others. Formation for Ministry registration is open! For more information about the two year program, go to www.rcdony.org/formation/candidate or contact Cathy Russell at 315-393-2920 or email at crussell@rcdony.org. Registration deadline is July 15th. “Be not afraid” of God’s invitation! 


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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: 73rd Annual Pilgrimage - St. Anne 's Shrine, Isle LaMotte

On Sunday, July 18th, Knights of Columbus from throughout the Diocese of Ogdensburg will participate in their 73rd annual pilgrimage to St. Anne’s Shrine in Isle LaMotte, Vermont. Most Reverend Terry A. LaValley will celebrate mass at 12:15 p.m. Knights and their families can enjoy lunch in the shrine cafeteria or they can bring a lunch to enjoy on the shrine’s beautiful grounds. 

St. Anne’s Shrine is located on the shores of Lake Champlain, only a few miles from the Rouses Point Bridge.  The Shrine’s religious history began in 1666 when the French erected a fort and chapel. The chapel was blessed in 1893, and a beautiful statue of St. Anne, the mother of Mary, was erected. 

For more information, please call Pilgrimage Coordinator Peter Keenan at 518-643-9241.


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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, June 16 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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 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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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) 493-3224 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) 493-3224 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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