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eNotes for April 26, 2018

eNOTES FOR APRIL 26, 2018

(with bulletin information for the weekends of May 6 and 13, 2018)

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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. Others can subscribe on the eNotes webpage at www.rcdony.org/enotes. The next submission deadline is May 7 for the May 9 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends of May 20 and 27. To submit an announcement to be included in eNotes, use the submission formThe link to the submission form can also be found in the left-hand column 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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DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION:

FROM THE OFFICE OF SAFE ENVIRONMENT:

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APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH:

The US Catholic Conference of Bishops Youth Protection Office has made available a resource guide to assist the parishes in promoting April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Click on the link below and you will have all the material you need for your April liturgies and suggested activities which can be used in your parish. Please choose what you find applicable to your parish needs. http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/child-andyouth-protection/index.cfm


FROM THE DIRECTOR OF CATHOLIC CHARITIES

 

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CATHOLIC CHARITIES ANNUAL APPEAL

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Ogdensburg is conducting the agency's annual Mother's Day Appeal on the weekend of May 13. The second collection in all parishes will be for the agency's programs to serve the poor and marginalized of our diocese. Catholic Charities is also conducting a mail campaign. For additional information please contact Dcn. Patrick J. Donahue, Diocesan Director ccdirector@wadhams.edu


FROM THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR

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CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS APPEAL: Strengthening the Church at Home

Thank you for helping our parishioners contribute to dioceses in the United States that cannot support their own. The attached document (PDF) contain bulletin announcements for the weekends of May 19-20, 26-27 and June 2-3.  (To download a WORD document of the information please click HERE).


FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:

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HANDICAP GRANT: Attention Pastors

The Diocese of Ogdensburg annually offers two grants of $5,000.00 each to assist the parishes and institutions of the Diocese in providing assistance for the handicapped. These funds are made available from the annual contribution of the New York State Knights of Columbus to the Diocese of Ogdensburg. They will be distributed by the diocese on the recommendations of Catholic Charities and the Department of Education. The criteria for acceptability of the request cover several factors. Improvement in already existing programs or facilities will be considered. Some ideas for funding include: adapting facilities, special equipment, training for personnel, and program development. It is important to remember that programs which have received funding previously may not apply for the grant for the following three years. Programs/projects must show proof of additional sources of revenue to support the programs/projects. If you wish to be considered for a grant, please plan your proposal carefully. The grant application may be downloaded here. Applications must be submitted by May 25, 2018. Monies will be allocated after June 5, 2018. If you have any questions regarding the grant and/or the application please contact vlalonde@rcdony.org or call (315) 393-2920 ext. 1411. 


FROM THE OFFICE OF WORSHIP

 

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2018 CONFIRMATION SCHEDULE: Attention: Parish Staff Members

See the UPDATED AND EXPANDED confirmation schedule HERE  or view it on Pastoral DocumentsPlease contact Linda Ross at lross@rcdony.org or Fr. Bryan Stitt at bstitt@rcdony.org or 518-593-6044 with questions. 


NOTICES FOR BULLETINS

Bulletin Editors: Please add these notices to your parish bulletin(s).  You can simply cut the text and paste it in your bulletin.

 

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APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

Our diocese has policies and procedures to create a safe environment and protect children. Read the policies and learn how you can help create a culture of protection at http://www.rcdony.org/safeenv 


 


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PARISH VOCATION MINISTRY MEETINGS

Three regional parish vocation ministry meetings have been scheduled for those currently involved and those who wish to get started. Choose the location most convenient for you: March 17th in Peru, April 21st in Watertown or May 5th in Norfolk.
Contact Cathy Russell at crussell@rcdony.org for more information.


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MARIAN HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS: National Day of Prayer

St. Mary's Cathedral will host a Marian Holy Hour for Vocations on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the lower chapel. This holy hour is part of the statewide campaign recommended by the New York State Council of the Knights of Columbus and the vocation committee of the Cathedral. For more information, please call St. Mary's Cathedral at 315-393-3930. All are welcome


 

 

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DIOCESAN YOUTH COUNCIL: Applications for '18-'19 are due!

Applications for the 2018-2019 Diocesan Youth Council are due May 7! DYC is an opportunity for students in grades 10-12 to grow in faith and leadership through helping with diocesan events and growing as disciples in their own parishes.  Apply at www.rcdony.org/youth-ministry/diocesan-youth-council


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FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL: CLM Association of Jefferson & Lewis Deaneries Spring Dinner

Fr. Chris Looby, Pastor of St. Mary’s, Evans Mills will be the guest speaker and homilist on May 9, 2018 at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse in Watertown. The evening begins with Mass at 5:15 followed by a delicious dinner. Fr. Looby will share his experiences and insights about his recent travels to Greece. 
We hope you can join us for a wonderful program and fellowship!
We encourage all Commissioned Lay Ministers and their spouses, local Clergy, and Religious, to attend this event! 

The cost of this event is $10.00 and we ask that you register by May 4, 2018.  To register - Contact Jeannie Grizzuto, Secretary @ 315-393-2920, ext. 1413 or email jgrizzuto@rcdony.org 


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THE HOLY SPIRIT EMPOWERS US: Attention All Commissioned Lay Ministers

Holy Name Church & School: 10 Church Lane, AuSable Forks, NY 12912
Saturday, May 12th, 2018 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Keynote Speaker: Fr. Paul Kelly
Online pre-registration is appreciated and encouraged. Fee is $10.00 (credit cards are accepted online) www.rcdony.org/formation/commissioned-layministers/clm-event-registration.html or by mail (see flyer) to: PO Box 106 Canajoharie, NY 13317


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YOUTH MINISTER CERTIFICATION COURSES: Courses 5 & 6 are available!

Register to spend a morning completing two courses in the Youth Minister Certification Program and sharing ideas with fellow youth ministers! 
Course 5 (The Youth Minister as Model of Mission & Apologetics) and Course 6 (The Youth Minister as Model of Prayer and Worship) will be offered on May 12 in Watertown and May 19 in Plattsburgh from 9:00-12:00. Register by emailing vdemers@rcdony.org.  


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CATHOLIC BOY AND GIRL SCOUTS: Attention Youth ministers and parents

Now's the time to start working on a religious emblem. There are a variety of emblems for Scouts of all types and ages (Daisy, Brownie, Cub, Girl, Boy, Venture, and Explorer). For more information, go to www.rcdony.org/scouting or contact Scott Quinell at 315-212-0137 or bsaquinell@gmail.com.The emblems are awarded at the annual Bishop's Scout Mass in October. Get started today!


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CAMP GUGGENHEIM REGISTRATION: Registration for the 2018 season is now open!

Registration for Camp Guggenheim is OPEN! Weeks 1-5 are open to ages 12-15, and Week 6 is open to 16-18-year-olds. Come for an unforgettable week of friendship, faith, and fun! Register at www.rcdony.org/camp.  


SPRING RETREAT FOR ADULTS

Spring Retreat for Adults
Theme: Living the ‘Bookend Beatitudes’: an invitation to explore the first and eight beatitudes and ways to put them into practice through prayer, sharing and other spiritual practices.
May 4-6, 2018, at Cedarhaven, Morristown, N.Y. Space limited.
Facilitator: Sister Bethany Fitzgerald, SSJ.
Suggested Offering: $125
For info. : 315-212-6592 or srbeth@gmail.com


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SPRING RACHEL'S VINEYARD: After-Abortion Healing Retreat 

The Spring Rachel's Vineyard after-abortion healing retreat will be held Friday, June 1-Sunday, June 3 at the Guggenheim Lodge in Saranac Lake. Fr. Mark Reilly will serve as the retreat chaplain. Confidential registration forms are located at the Respect Life webpage: www.rcdony.org/prolife. Don't suffer alone. Help is available.


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CATHOLIC HEART WORKCAMP: Faith, Fun and Teens at Work at CHWC

Catholic Heart Workcamp (CHWC) has announced that it will be returning to Plattsburgh this summer, from June 24 to June 29. This week-long service camp, being housed at Seton Catholic Central, is open to high school (entering 9th grade in Fall 2018) and college students. Celebrating more than 25 years of service in cities throughout the country, Catholic Heart Workcamp’s mission is to inspire young people to live as disciples of Christ through serving others and to foster the Catholic faith of each participant. During the week, campers will volunteer at various sites throughout the Plattsburgh area during the day and participate in fun, faith-building programs in the evening. Daily Mass, Adoration, Penance and prayer nourish campers for their work in the community. The cost is $375 per person, which includes meals, lodging, transportation to the work sites, t-shirts and snacks. For information about the Plattsburgh camp or to register, please contact managers Jocelyn Kelly and Samantha Poulin at chwc.ogdensburg@gmail.com or call Jocelyn at 518-651-0786. Additional information about CHWC can be found at www.heartworkcamp.com 

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THE BEST OF IRELAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND: Pilgrimage with Fr. Amyot

11 Day pilgrimage, November 1-11, 2018 visiting Belfast, Derry, Knock, Galway, Connemara, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Blarney and Dublin.  $2899 per person from Montreal.  For more information contact Fr. Andrew Amyot 315-384-2064 or fraamyot2@twcny.rr.com


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MEXICO CITY & OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

Join Fr. Bob & Fr. Doug Decker on a pilgrimage to Mexico - Our Lady of Guadalupe from December 8-14, 2018. A special highlight of our trip will be visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe to celebrate Mass on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We will also visit the church of Santiago Tlateloclco where St. Juan Diego was baptized, among others. We will celebrate Mass daily. The cost is $2,299.00 per person/double occupancy. Please contact Lisa Reed at 518-332-8414 or Lreed49269@gmail.com for more information.


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

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Mother’s Day – Pay It Forward. Plant a tree in your mother’s memory as a gift that will be enjoyed for years to come. Trees help to purify the air that is being polluted by carbon emissions. They provide us with a healthier planet for all creation to enjoy. Another option for planting your own tree is to donate to some organization that plants trees; for example, Food for the Poor, Bread for the World, Heifer International, to mention only a few. 


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

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Plant for Pollinators. God’s creatures that pollinate the earth and are so essential to the production of our fruits and veggies include butterflies, bees and birds. When planning a garden or yard this spring, consider planting some flowers and shrubs that will attract these pollinators. Suggestion: check with your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office or your local nurseries/garden centers to learn more about what will grow in your area. 


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PLANNED GIVING: How to Transfer a Gift of Stock

Gifts of stock can be given to benefit our parish, your favorite Catholic School, programs, ministries, Missionary Projects and the Diocese of Ogdensburg. The proceeds can be restricted according to your wishes or directed to an endowment fund held in the Foundation of the RC Diocese of Ogdensburg. For more information, contact the Diocese at 315-393-2920 or Email slalone@rcdony.org.


PARISH EVENTS:

These are parish and other local events that may be of interest to your parishioners. If you would like to share them in your parish bulletin, you can simply cut and paste the text under the "Description."

 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: St. Mary's Church, Massena 

St. Mary's Church (9 Sycamore St., Massena NY) holds weekly Benediction/Adoration on Thursdays from 9AM to 10AM

For more information, visit our website at: www.massenacatholics.com or email: smarion@massenacatholics.com


HAM DINNER: Evans Mills, NY

Ham Dinner at St. Mary's Church in Evans Mills, NY
Saturday, April 28th, 2018 serving from 4 PM to 7:30 PM
Benefit Indian River Catholics
For more information call 315-629-4678


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HEARTS ON FIRE: Friday, May 4, Malone, NY

Join us for Adoration with praise and worship music on the First Friday of the Month at 7 p.m. in Notre Dame Church in Malone. A bonfire with snacks will follow! This event is open to all and occurs on every first Friday. Contact Andrew Duso (andrew@standres.org) for more information.


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SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALL DINNER: Knights of Columbus, Evans Mills, NY

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner,
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at St. Mary's Parish Center in Evans Mills, NY
Serving 4 to 7:30 PM. Benefit Indian River Knights of Columbus

For more information contact: office@indianrivercatholics.org 


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ROSARY RALLY: Chateaugay, NY

A Rosary Rally will be held on Saturday, May 12th at 9:30 am at St. Patrick's Church in Chateaugay, N.Y. Recitation of The Most Holy Rosary will be said for Peace in the World. All are Welcome! Please contact Elaine McGivney at 518-529-6133 or Joan Johnston at 518-497-0707.


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PILGRIMAGE TO ST. JOSEPH'S ORATORY & NOTRE DAME BASILICA, MONTREAL

Join parishioners from the parishes of St. Mary's, Clayton and St. John's, LaFargeville for a day trip to Montreal to visit St. Joseph's Oratory (www.saintjoseph.org/en/) and Notre Dame Basilica (www.basiliquenotredame.ca/en) on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The day begins with a 7am coach bus from St. Mary's and includes a guided tour at each church, visiting the Oratory's museum and gift shops at both locations. Fr. Art LaBaff will say Mass for our group in the crypt church at St. Joseph's. Cost is $125 and covers coach transportation from St. Mary's, admission and tour costs, lunch, and dinner in Old Montreal before departure. Arrival back at St. Mary's is expected to be between 9:30 and 10pm. For more information or to request a registration form, contact St. Mary's Church at 315-686-3398 or download REGISTRATION FORM. Send completed form and $65 deposit to St. Mary's Church, 521 James Street, Clayton, NY 13624. The final payment of $60 is due May 8, which is the registration deadline.  Note: if there is enough interest from the Ogdensburg Area, a second pick-up/drop off point may be arranged in Ogdensburg.


SPIRITUAL BOOK CLUB: Massena NY

Massena - The Massena Catholic Community Book Club meets once a month to discuss various works of fiction and non-fiction that have importance to the Catholic Church and relevance in our daily lives. Copies of book are often available on Kindle through our parish's Formed.org subscription or through purchase with Amazon.

Date - The third Thursday of each month (Next Date: Thursday, May 17 )
Time - 7PM
Place - Sacred Heart Rectory, Massena. NY
For more information, visit our website at: www.massenacatholics.com or email: smarion@massenacatholics.com


 

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YOUNG ADULT DAY AT ST. ANNE'S SHRINE: DIOCESE OF BURLINGTON

The Diocese of Burlington Office for Youth and Young Adults Ministry invites young adults to their Young Adult Day at St. Anne's Shrine for fun, reflection, fellowship and spiritual growth.  Sunday April 29 from 2-7pm, at St. Anne's Shrine, Isle la Motte.  Day will include presentations, time for fellowship and reflection, mass and a cookout.  For more information contact William Gavin, Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministry: wgavin@vermontcatholic.org


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FORMED PARISH LEADER WEBINAR: Wednesday, May 2 at 3pm EST

Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist – with Lucas Pollice and Sean Dalton

Presence explores the truth and beauty of Christ’s Real presence in the Eucharist, from its origins in Sacred Scripture, to its profound role in the life of the Church and its members. Hear from Lucas Pollice, the content advisor of this stunning video series, and from Sean Dalton on how to implement Presence in your parish. Register for free here.  For parishes interested in subscribing to the FORMED Online Platform, or would like more information about the platform, contact Bryant Sandburg at bwsandburg@icloud.com 


UPCOMING EVENTS ON THE DIOCESAN CALENDAR

Apr. 28: Youth Rally

May 2-3: Deacon Assembly

May 3: Council of Deacons Meeting

May 5: Parish Vocation Ministry Gathering

May 11-13: 2017-2019 FFM Program Candidate's Retreat

May 12: ERCLMA Spring Retreat Day

May 12: Youth Minister Courses

May 13: Catholic Charities Mother's Day Collection

May 19: Youth Minister Certification Courses

May 21-23: Presbyteral Assembly

May 25-26: Diocesan Youth Council Retreat

May 27: Catholic Home Missions Collection

June 1-3: Rachel's Vineyard Retreat

June 7: Diocesan Dept. & Office Hear Meeting

June 8-10: Men's Retreat

June 10: Communications/Catholic University Collection


LINKS:

Bulletin Announcements opposing Assisted Suicide

Office of Vocations General Intercessions Cycle B 

Office of Vocations Bulletin Blurbs Cycle B 

Office of Vocation Seasonal Bulletin Blurbs 

Office of Vocations Newsletters 

Office of the New Evangelization Blog

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