Roman Catholic 
Diocese of Ogdensburg

eNOTES for November 15, 2022

(with bulletin information for the weekends of November 27 and December 4) 

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The next submission deadline is November 27 for the November 29 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends December 11 and 19. 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.


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RECITAL WITH CHRISTINE BOOKMAN 

Mark your calendars! The First Sunday of Advent, November 27, at 3 pm, there will be a final 2022 recital at Saint Mary’s Cathedral, with a reception following. There is no cost to attend.
Come hear Mrs. Christine Bookman on both the new organ as well as the antique Steinway. Christine began playing organ and piano for church during her high school years and later studied piano and organ performance at Clarks Summit University. She has continued taking lessons whenever possible and loves learning new things. In 2012, Christine opened her own piano studio where she teaches approximately 30 students ranging in age from 4 to 72. Since 2016, Christine has been the Music Director at St. Mary’s Cathedral. During this time, she has overseen the purchase of two new grand pianos and an organ which have enhanced the music program greatly.
For more information, contact the Parish office at 315-393-3930.   



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From The Diocesan Offices: 

 

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LOVING AUTHENTICALLY: Sex, Happiness and Catholic Teaching

All diocesan and parish leaders are invited to attend this free seminar designed to deepen our understanding of how Church doctrine on sexual morality connects with our happiness. Please read Bishop LaValley's letter strongly recommending the seminar. Lunch is provided.

St. Mary's, Massena ~ Saturday, November 19, 2022
Newman Center, Plattsburgh ~ Sunday, February 12, 2023
St. Bernard's, Saranac Lake ~ Saturday, April 22, 2023
St. Mary's, Ticonderoga ~ Saturday, May 20, 2023

To register, go to https://www.rcdony.org/lovingauthentically. For more information contact Steve Tartaglia at 315-393-2920 or startaglia@rcdony.org


 

 

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ADVENT: Resources to celebrate Advent well!

Advent 2022 starts on Sunday, November 27. Celebrating Advent well requires preparation, so the Family Life Office posts resources and tips to help families with their celebration of Advent at https://www.rcdony.org/family-life/advent.html.


 

VOCATION BLURBS-CYCLE A 2022-2023: All pastors and Secretaries

Vocation Blurbs-Cycle A 2022-2023
Vocation Intercessions Cycle A 2022-2023

Contact: Sister Mary Eamon Lyng elyng@rcdony.org


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RETIREMENT COLLECTION: Bulletin Announcements

 

Parish Appeal/Pulpit Announcement:
Our second collection on December 11 is for the Retirement Fund for Religious. Thousands of elderly sisters, brothers, and religious order priests spent years working in ministries—such as Catholic schools, parishes, and hospitals—often for little or no pay. Today, many religious communities do not have enough savings to meet retirement needs. Your donation helps provide medications, nursing care, and more. Please give generously.

Bulletin Announcements:
Week before the collection: Lighten the load. An abbot writes, “Your gift helps ease our worldly burdens and allows us to continue living out our mission of seeking God and serving the Church.” Donations to next week’s Retirement Fund for Religious collection help hundreds of US religious communities to provide for their aging members. Please give generously.

Week of the collection: Help aging religious.Senior sisters, brothers, and religious order priests have devoted their lives to prayer, service, and works of mercy. Most ministered for little or no pay. Today, their religious communities do not have enough retirement savings. Your gift to today’s Retirement Fund for Religious collection helps to furnish medications, nursing care, and other necessities. Please give generously.

Week after the collection: Religious give thanks. A sister writes, “We remember the many people who believe in the Retirement Fund for Religious, thanking them in prayer for their great generosity and compassion.” God bless you for donating to last week’s second collection. Visit retiredreligious.org to learn how your gift supports elderly sisters, brothers, and religious order priests.


 

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FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM: Volunteer Opportunity

To volunteer for this program you must reside in Franklin, Clinton, Essex, Jefferson or St. Lawrence County. Please contact Melissa Howard at mhoward@cathcharities.org


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ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING: Drivers Needed

HOME DELIVERED MEAL DRIVERS NEEDED: The St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging is seeking drivers for home-delivered meals in Brasher Falls, DeKalb, Canton, Gouverneur, Morristown, Ogdensburg, Potsdam and Star Lake. These drivers deliver hot, nutritious meals to older adults. Many are homebound and receive a lunchtime meal Monday through Friday. A critical component of this program is the daily wellness check that is provided by this service.
The Office for the Aging is seeking volunteer drivers. Drivers receive a mileage reimbursement. Typical deliveries take place between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Routes can be between one hour and two hours. You can volunteer for one day a week or several. Any help is greatly appreciated. If you are interested please contact Danielle Durant at 315-386-4730.


 

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SEEKING A SUMMER YOUTH CAMP DIRECTOR

The Diocese of Ogdensburg is seeking an energetic and dedicated individual for the position of Summer Youth Camp Director at the Guggenheim Center.
Located at, 1468 County Route 18, Saranac Lake, New York, Summer Camp Guggenheim has been a “home away from home” for young people ages 12 to 18 years old since 1972.
Hike, Swim, Praise, and a whole lot more!
Summer camp Guggenheim is a high energy camp filled with exciting activities and opportunities for campers to experience their faith and joyfully celebrate it.

To apply please visit: www.rcdony.org/information/employment

Questions or inquiries contact:
Tom Semeraro, Director of Youth Ministry
315-393-2920 ext. 1415
www.rcdony.org/youth



Parish Events and Notifications 

 

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IHC's Adult Comedy Night: Get your tickets now!

Get your tickets now for IHC's Adult Comedy Show on November 25!
Tickets can be purchased at https://immaculate-heart-central.betterworld.org/events/ihc-comedy-show
Get a group together and reserve a table (tables are groups of 8)!
Give the Main Office a call if you'd like to reserve one! #315-788-4670 ext. 1


 

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COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TABLE: St. Mary's Church, Clayton

Community Christmas Table. Saturday, December 3, 11am to 2pm. Stop in at St. Mary's parish center in Clayton for the Community Christmas Table. Over 50 delicious dishes to sample for only $8. Part of the Christmas in Clayton events. For more information, contact St. Mary's parish office at 315-686-3398.


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SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER: K of C Fundraiser

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner, Saturday, December 10, serving from 4 to 7 PM. Adults $9, seniors $8, children under 12 $5 and those under 5 eat for free. Sauce available at $6 per quart. Menu includes spaghetti & meatballs, salad, bread, beverage and dessert. Benefit Indian River Knights of Columbus 7471. For more information call 315-629-4678.


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A FESTIVAL OF SACRED CHRISTMAS SONGS: St. Mary's Church, Clayton

A Festival of Sacred Christmas Songs featuring performances by the music ministries of St. Mary's Church, Clayton and the Catholic Community of Alexandria, Alexandria Bay, youth choir, and Turning Point Men's Barbershop Chorus. Sunday, December 11 at 4pm at St. Mary's Church, 521 James Street, Clayton. All are invited. Free-will offerings will be accepted and appreciated. For more information, contact St. Mary's office at 315-686-3398.



PILGRIMAGES:

 

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PILGRIMAGE TO BIBLICAL TURKEY: Hosted by Fr. Donald Robinson

Pilgrimage To Biblical Turkey. 12 Days-Oct 9-20, 2023. Istanbul * Ankara * Cappadocia * Pamukkale * Ephesus * Izmir * Pergamum * Canakkale. Hosted By Fr. Donald Robinson. $2,999 From New York. For More Information, Please Contact Fr. Robinson at 315-782-1143 or email to donrob4@twcny.rr.com 



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



Regular Features:

 

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EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL RESOURCES: 

 

You may wish to share this video on your parish website or social media: 

In order to share the video 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/ 


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SAFE ENVIRONMENT CORNER: Did you know? ...

Did You Know…Safety Rules can keep you safe in an unsafe world. Safety Rule #4 – Talk It Up. This means knowing you have the right to be safe and knowing you can use a strong or assertive voice if you or others are in an unsafe situation. Say “NO” to someone who is violating your personal boundaries or otherwise demonstrating unsafe behaviors. It also means telling a Safe Adult about the inappropriate situation. Failing to report unsafe situations allows problems to continue to grow and may cause more damaging long-term consequences. For more information, contact the Safe Environment Office at (315) 393-2920.


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PLANNED GIVING: Honoring Loved Ones Through Endowment Gifts

Establishing an endowment in the Foundation of the Diocese of Ogdensburg is a wonderful way to provide a lasting and meaningful gift in remembrance of a special person and at the same time support a purpose that special person held dear. For more information, contact the Diocese at 315-393-2920 or Email slalone@rcdony.org



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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: 

for the November 26/27 Bulletin

The Advent Message: "Be Awake!" could call us to be more attentive to our habits of consumption and challenge our creativity in our gift giving this Christmas. Resist the "gospel of consumption" that says 'more is better.' Embrace the Christian spirituality that says 'less is better' and proposes a growth marked by moderation and the capacity to be happy with little. Laudato Si #222 Buy less, waste less and enjoy it more! 


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: 

for the December 3/4 Bulletin

An Eco-Tip for a 'Greener' Christmas: Shop locally, purchase items produced in our North Country and share them with family and friends. Benefits? It saves transportation costs. Profits remains in our local communities. It celebrates the gifts of the earth and the people who nurtured them. 


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U.S. SISTERS AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING: monthly bulletin announcements

December –  Think about giving a gift to an organization that works to abolish human trafficking and helps survivors regain meaningful lives  Catholic Sisters are doing this; join us.  U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking 



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IHC ANNUAL APPEAL:

Thank you for considering a gift to the IHC Annual Appeal.
Join us in funding the mission by either mailing a check to 1316 Ives Street,
Watertown, NY 13601, donating through our website, www.ihcschool.org or in pew giving at Watertown churches beginning November 5. 

For more information, contact Corinne Mercer at corinne.mercer@ihcschool.org


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MEN'S DISCERNMENT GROUPS: Are you hearing God's call?

MEN'S DISCERNMENT GROUP: Are you discerning how God is calling you to serve Him with your life? Are you between the ages of 18 and 40 and open to God’s plan for you? Have you ever considered priesthood or religious life?
Men’s Discernment Group is for you! Consider attending a group and enjoy food, fellowship, and prayer. No registration required.

Plattsburgh Discernment Group
November28 at 6 PM
St. John XXIII Newman Center, 90 Broad Street, Plattsburgh Facilitator: Deacon Brent Davison
bdavison71@westelcom.com or 518-563-0730

Potsdam Discernment Group -note change of schedule
Saturday, December 3 at 11 AM
St. Mary's Parish Rectory, 17 Lawrence Avenue, Potsdam Facilitator: Connor Cummings
campusministrysm@gmail.com or 315-783-5477

Watertown Discernment Group
Saturday, November 26 at 11 AM
St. Patrick’s Parish Center, 123 South Massey Street, Watertown Facilitator: Father Matt Conger
mconger@rcdony.org or 315-323-8151


 

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FABULOUS FALL CRAFT FAIR: Get a head start on your Christmas shopping!! Chazy, NY

Saturday, November 19, at Sacred Heart Parish Center, 8 Hall Street, Chazy, NY from 9 am - 3 pm.
Great craft festival with many craft vendors from New York and Vermont. Hot lunches, baked items, silent auction. For more information, contact Sharon Nephew 518-493-2914.

Handicapped Accessible and Free Admission.


 

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HEALING PRAYER SERVICE: An Evening Of Healing Of: Mind, Body And Spirit in Watertown

Healing Prayer Service at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 
320 W. Lynde St, Watertown
Thursday, December 1, at 5pm


Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart would like to invite everyone to a Healing Prayer Service, an evening of healing of: mind, body, and spirit.
The evening will begin with adoration and reflection. The night then will provide an opportunity for individual confession and anointing with the oil of the sick. The evening will conclude with Benediction.
Healing prayer services are a powerful means of bringing God’ s healing power into the lives of those who are suffering from illness, physical disabilities, grief, fear, and mental or spiritual health issues. Starting a healing prayer service can meet these needs through the power of prayer that brings the gift of healing into the lives of others by connecting to God’ s loving presence.

All are welcome.

For more information, contact Sacred Heart Parish at 315-782-1474 



 

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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


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UPDATED FLYER 10/5/2022

YOUTH BUS FOR LIFE PILGRIMAGE: Travel to DC for the 50th March for Life

High school students and Virtus-trained chaperones are invited to join in the 50th March for Life in Washington, DC January 19-21, 2023. Cost of $150 includes transportation, two hotel nights and 5 meals. Pick up locations: Potsdam, Gouverneur and Watertown. Visit www.rcdony.org/pro-life to view complete itinerary and to register. The deadline for registrations is December 1st. 

Contact the Respect Life office with questions.



LINKS

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Office of Vocation General Intercessions Cycle C

Office of Vocations Bulletin Blurbs Cycle C

Office of Evangelization Bulletin Blurbs Cycle C

Office of Vocations Newsletters 

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