eNOTES FOR August 16, 2018
(with bulletin information for the weekends of August 26 and September 2, 2018)
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 August 27 for the August 30 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends of September 9 and 16. To submit an announcement to be included in eNotes, use the submission form. The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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FROM THE COMMISSIONED LAY MINISTRY ASSOCIATIONS:
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THRIVING IN THE VINEYARD: July 2018 Newsletter for Commissioned Lay Ministers
A newsletter for the Commissioned Lay Ministers of the Diocese of Ogdensburg to share what is going on and inspiring them! For more information, contact Dcn. James Crowley at email@example.com
Bulletin Editors: Please add these notices to your parish bulletin(s). You can simply cut the text and paste it in your bulletin.
NEW FACEBOOK PAGE: Respect Life
Be sure to "like" the new "Diocese of Ogdensburg - Respect Life" facebook page for up-to-date information concerning a variety of respect life issues. Information will be shared from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the New York State Catholic Conference as well as local pro-life events and activities.
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DIOCESAN LEAD AUGUST EVENT: The Call: "A Life of Holiness Begins at Baptism"
Date: August 18, 2018
Location: Crowne Plaza, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Register by August 10th - Contact Shayne
at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 315-782-3620
45TH FOUNDER'S DAY CELEBRATION AT OUR LADY OF THE ADIRONDACKS HOUSE OF PRAYER:
Remembering with gratitude, Founder Fr. Joseph Trombley and this legacy of a special House for Mary in the North Country
Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10 AM - 3 PM
Our Lady of the Adirondacks House of Prayer, 7270 Star Road Route 190, Ellenburg center, NY
10:00-11:00 AM Opening Prayer and Presentation, "The Beatitudes" from Pope Francis' New Apostolic Exhortation by Rev. Jack Downs
11:30 - 12:30 Celebration of Mass with Bishop Terry LaValley; special music by Tim Fergusson with Mike and Vinney
12:30 P.M. Spaghetti Dinner
Any donation accepted and appreciated.
Please RSVP by August 11th to email@example.com or the House at 518-594-3253 or to Carol at 518-236-6016
Come and spend some time at this little treasure of the North Country, and feed mind, body, soul and spirit!
FAMILY GUGGENHEIM: “Family - Become What You Are!”
It’s time to register for Family Guggenheim. Bring your family to the most meaningful weekend of the year! Hike, swim, pray, play...be.
Visit https://www.rcdony.org/familylife/family-guggenheim.html to register.
Three sessions to choose from.
Session 1: August 16 - August 19, 2018. Note: Session 1 is fully booked.
Session 2: August 23 - August 26, 2018
Session 3: October 5 - October 7, 2018
Contact Deacon Henry and Dayna Leader for information at 315-323-0827 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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SURVIVING DIVORCE: 12-week program
The Diocesan Family Life Office is offering the Surviving Divorce Program this Fall in Canton and Gouverneur.
Surviving Divorce features twelve video presentations that cover topics such as shock and grief, anger and forgiveness, money issues, dealing with children and a former spouse, and annulment and remarriage. This program is for the newly separated and divorced and those still struggling with issues many years later. It will help them find answers to their questions, restore their hope, and begin authentic healing.
The twelve-week program will run from early September until mid November. The cost of the program for participants includes the Surviving Divorce Personal Guide and all program materials is $25.
For more information or to register, please call Steve Tartaglia at 315-393-2920 or go to http://www.rcdony.org/family-life/surviving-divorcesupport-group.html
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YOUTH LEAD: 2018 Leadership Weekend
Jesus calls us to, "Love one another as I have loved you" John 13:34
We are presented with opportunities to "love one another" all the time, yet it can be difficult to recognize these moments through all the noise and interference that exist in today's world. Even when we recognize the moments to “love one another,” to become “Disciple Leaders,” we may not know how or why we should do so.
Join us on this weekend of faith, fellowship and fun as we learn about Jesus's love for us and how we can grow to become "Disciple Leaders" in our homes, communities, schools and work.
This year's retreat location will be held at Guggenheim on the weekend of September 28-30
The ticket price for this all-inclusive retreat is $70.00 *Workshops, meals, and accommodations, included*
For schedule information see https://www.rcdony.org/youth/leadership.htm or contact Tom Semeraro, Director of Youth Ministry at: 315-393-2920 ext. 1415
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DIOCESAN BLUE MASS
This year Bishop Terry R. LaValley will celebrate the Diocesan Blue Mass on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 2:00 pm at St. Peter's Church, 114 Cornelia Street, Plattsburgh, NY.
The Blue Mass the Church’s way to offer thanks to God for the dedication and sacrifices made by the women and men in Law Enforcement/Corrections and to pray for their safety, as well as for their families and communities. In addition to members and their families, community members and supporters are invited to attend. Questions can be addressed to Fr. Christopher Carrara, Blue Mass Committee Chair at email@example.com, or by phone at 315-605-1039
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A PILGRIMAGE TO WESTERN NEW YORK WITH BISHOP LAVALLEY
D.O.V.S. (Diocese of Ogdensburg Vocation Society) is sponsoring a pilgrimage to Western, New York with Bishop LaValley from October 16th to 18th.
Departing from: Notre Dame Church, Malone at 7:30 a.m.; St. Mary’s Church, Potsdam at 8:15 a.m.; St. Anthony’s Church, Watertown at 9:45 a.m.
Pilgrimage includes: Luxury Coach Bus to all destinations; 2 nights stay at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, NY; 2 Breakfasts; 1 Lunch; 2 Dinners; 2 Wine & Cheese Evening Socials; evening opportunities for card games, board games and the like; tour of Christ the King Seminary; Mass at the Seminary with Bishop LaValley; tour of Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Buffalo, NY (with time to shop in its religious gift shop); Mass and Holy Hour for Vocations at the Basilica with Bishop LaValley; free time at Niagara Falls.
Cost: $350.00 per person for individuals registered before August 31, 2018.
$399.00 per person for individuals registered after August 31, 2018. For more information contact: Mrs. Connie Randall at 315-265-2762 or Ms. Mary Enslow at 315-268-1016.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 new lower cost is $1979.00 per person/double occupancy. Please contact Lisa Reed at 518-332-8414 or Lreed49269@gmail.com for more information.
ITALY PILGRIMAGE: With the Passion Play of Oberammergau
Space is limited – Book now to avoid disappointment! This is your last chance to experience the world-famous Passion Play of Oberammergau until 2030!
Join Fr. Donald A. Robinson on a pilgrimage to Italy- with The Passion Play of Oberammergau, and also visiting Rome, Assisi, Florence, Venice, Innsbruck, Munich From May 25 – June 4, 2020.
$4099 per person, roundtrip air from New York.
Please contact- Father Donald A. Robinson – 315-493-3224 or email email@example.com
(for the August 25/26 Bulletin)
There is a fantastic vivid story map website about how the Catholic Church is becoming one of the largest environmental stewards and champion of our time: https://cgisc.maps.arcgis.com “Making land work for good.” Please check it out.
(for the September 1/2 Bulletin)
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation are working with recycling industry stakeholders, municipalities, academic institutions, and others to sustain recycling markets in NY and improve the quality of recyclable materials. Remember to "recycle right" and avoid contaminating your recyclables- when in doubt, leave it out. https://on.ny.gov/2MsWDSI
PLANNED GIVING: What is my tax situation for 2018?
If your income has been particularly high this year and you expect it will decline, it might be a good time to increase giving before December runs out. You could even prepay some of your 2018 gifts or pledges to be able to capture this year’s tax benefits.
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
HEARTS ON FIRE: Friday, September 7, 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS: Ogdensburg, NY
Come join the Legion of Mary in First Saturday Devotions, the first Saturday of each month in the Deacon Winter Chapel of St. Mary's Cathedral at 2:30 p.m. This devotion is a direct and loving response to the request of Our Lady of Fatima. For more information contact the St. Mary's Cathedral office at 315-393-3930. All are welcome!
ST. MARY'S PEDDLER SALE: VENDORS NEEDED, Brushton, NY
Fri & Sat, Aug 17 & 18, 9 am to 3pm, sale at St. Mary's Church 1347 Rt. 11, Brushton, NY. Spaces 15' x 15', $15.00/space per day. No tables provided.
Set up time 7-9, No refunds. Sell arts, crafts, foods, jewelry, cosmetics, garage sale items, antiques. This event is being held in conjunction with Brushton town wide garage sales.
Call 518-651-5859 or email email@example.com for reservation.
GARAGE SALE: North Bangor. NY
The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Augustine and St. Mary’s parishes will have annual Garage Sale on August Friday 17th & Saturday 18th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, & Sunday 19th from 9:00am to 12:00 Noon at St. Augustine’s Parish Center, North Bangor. We will be setting up Mon., Tues. & Wed. August 13th –15th starting at 9:00am. If you are free and can help with set it would be greatly appreciated. NO CLOTHING OR ELECTRONICS and items must be in working condition. Thank you. For more information call the parish office at 5818-483-6674.
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ST MARY CANTON: Rummage Sale
At St. Mary's School Gym on 2 Powers Street in Canton.
Thursday, August 23, 8am to 5:15pm;
Friday, August 24, 8am to 5:15pm;
Saturday, August 25, 8am to 11am.
Clothes, toys, housewares, books, furniture, decor and more!
Contact the Church office for more information at 315-386-2543.
HOLY NAME-AU SABLE FORKS LABOR DAY CELEBRATION: Monday-September 3, 2018 @ 10:00am
Please join us for our annual Labor Day celebration in Au Sable Forks. Parade begins at 10 am, followed by games of skill, games of chance, BINGO, pull tabs, food & drinks, music, fun and games for all ages including, bounce house, dunking tank, and ending with our $3,000 big raffle. Admission is free. Famous Sid Ward cutting boards available all day. Watch a chain saw carving demonstration by Ted Holzer and enter for a chance to win one of his beautiful carved benches.
10:00 AM Parade down Main Street
10:30 AM Show by Santa's Workshop characters
11:00 AM Concert by Norwood FD Band
1:00 PM Bingo in the Parish Center
1:30 PM Live Music by ON3
3:00 PM $3K Big Raffle
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-647-5783
NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FORABORTED CHILDREN: Plattsburgh, New York
On Saturday, September 8, pro-life Americans throughout the country will gather at the gravesites of aborted babies and other memorial sites dedicated in their honor for the sixth annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.
Solemn vigils will be held at these sites to commemorate the more than 59 million children who have lost their lives to legal abortion since 1973, and to remind our society of the humanity of the unborn child. Please join us for the memorial service in our community:
Event: National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children
When: Saturday, September 8, 10 a.m.
Where: Our Lady of Victory Church, 4919 S. Catherine St. Plattsburgh, NY. Please gather at the memorial headstone by main entrance to church.
More Info: Contact Deacon Jack Lukasiewicz at 518-562-1175 or visit Champlainvalleyrighttolife.org to view calendar of events.
Together let us remember the victims of abortion and pray for a final end to this injustice in our land during the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.
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, September 20)
Time - 7PM
Place - Sacred Heart Rectory, Massena. NY
For more information, visit our website at: www.massenacatholics.com or email: email@example.com
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ST. AUGUSTINE'S 41ST ANNUAL APPLEFEST: Peru, NY
Join Us For Family FUN!
St. Augustine's Parish Center
3030 Main Street (GPS) Peru, NY 12972
September 15th - 16th
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg is seeking a Clerical Assistant for the Development Office & Secretary for the Office of Family Life and Moderator of Curia.
The position provides administrative support to the Development Office and serves as secretary for the Family Life and Moderator of the Curia offices. Applicants must possess strong secretarial and computer skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel and have the ability to learn new software including Raiser’s Edge. Strong interpersonal skills and good oral and written communication skills are also required. High level of discretion and confidentiality also required. Submit letter of interest, resume and three professional references to: Human Resources Office, Diocese of Ogdensburg, P.O. Box 369, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for application is August 16, 2018.
A SPECIAL CALLING: Prayerful Residents for House of Prayer
Our Lady of the Adirondacks House of Prayer, located at 7270 Star Road Route 190 in Ellenburg, NY, is seeking the right person to live on premises as the House Formation Coordinator. A strong prayer life, a genuine love of people, a welcoming inclusive spirit, and joyful excitement at the prospects of renewal through evangelization are among the prerequisites for this position. Other people who share this calling are also being sought for Residency to live in community. The mission of the House of Prayer is “to promote prayer, recollection, retreats, and spiritual development for all, and with special attention to those living in the North Country.” Its vision is “to imitate the way of life of Jesus Christ in a spirit of simplicity and hospitality expressed through the poverty, love and peace exemplified in our Lord and his blessed mother, Mary.” We know that the House Formation Coordinator position is not for everyone, but we believe that some folks have been called by the Lord in this special way, either as the House Formation Coordinator, or as a Resident....and we look forward to hearing from you. Please call the House at 518-594-3253 for more information or contact Sarah Anderson at 518-846-3060
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AFS SEEKS HOST FAMILIES
AFS-USA, a nonprofit organization working to build a more peaceful world through international education and exchanged has asked us to help them get their message out to parishioners who might be interested in sponsoring an exchange student. Pastors are asked to hang the posters in their churches this summer to invite their parishioners to consider being a host family. Thank you.
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August 17: Diocesan Altar Server Event
August 18: Diocesan LEAD event: The Call: A Life of Holiness Begins at Baptism
August 23-26: Family Guggenheim, Session 2
September 5: Diocesan Office and Department Head Meeting
September 15: Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting
September 21-23: Intercollegiate Retreat for Students in the Diocese
September 22: FFM Program Workshop #1
September 23: Jubilee Mass for Married Couples and Consecrated Religious
September 28-30: YOUTH LEAD: 2018 Leadership Weekend
September 29: Journey with Christ (Western Region)
September 30: Blue Mass
October 4: ERCLMA Fall Event
October 5-7 Family Camp Session 3
October 14: Journey with Christ (Eastern Region)
October 16-18: Pilgrimage to Western New York with Bishop LaValley