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eNOTES FOR March 28, 2019

 

eNOTES FOR March 28, 2019

(with bulletin information for the weekends of April 7 and 14, 2019) 

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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 April 8 for the April 11 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends of April 21 and 28.  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.  

To Pastors:  Please make sure that your bulletin editor(s) and those who manage any social media for your parish are receiving eNotes in their email and are using eNotes for the bulletin and social media content.  If they are not, please have them subscribe at www.rcdony.org/enotes or contact eNotes@rcdony.org so we can add them to the list. Thank You.


DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION:

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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-and-youth-protection/child-abuse-prevention-month.cfm 


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PONTIFICAL GOOD FRIDAY COLLECTION: 

 

Bulletin Announcement for April 13/14 - Week Before the Collection:

PONTIFICAL GOOD FRIDAY COLLECTION: Help Christians in the Holy Land

War, unrest and instability in the Middle East strike especially hard on Christians. Pope Francis asks us to support the Pontifical Good Friday Collection. Your support helps the church minister in parishes, provide Catholic schools and offer religious education and preserve sacred shrines. In these times of crisis, the Pontifical Good Friday Collection provides humanitarian aid to refugees.

With a contribution, you become an instrument of peace and help Christians in the Holy Land. Please consider helping on Good Friday. For more information about Christians in the Holy Land, visit www.myfranciscan.org/good-friday.  


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SACRED SPACES OPEN HOUSE: Celebrating Religious Art and Architecture

Sacred Sites Open House May 18 and 19, 2019

Pastors, please consider enrolling in the 9th Annual Sacred Sites Open House organized by the New York Landmark Conservancy. This statewide open house will take place May 18th and 19th. Last year, some 10,000 New Yorkers and visitors explored hundreds of magnificent sacred spaces across the state. The Conservancy is reaching out to churches throughout the North Country in the hope that they will participate. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our parishes’ art, architecture, and history … as well as the vital cultural and social service programs we provide in our communities.
This is a terrific chance for our friends, neighbors and our own parishioners to contemplate the beauty of our churches and parishes. This can include, but is not limited to, offering guided tours, organ/choir recitals, and history presentations. The event can take place on Saturday, May 18th and/or Sunday, May 19th.

To participate:

1. Register your parish at this link:
https://nylandmarksconservancy.formstack.com/forms/sacred_sites_open_house_registration_form

2. Email me, Paul Schrems (catholicrectory@twcny.rr.com) so that I can notify the local media.

NOTE: Register by April 1st to be included in the official press release.
Register by May 3rd to be included in the on-line database.

If you have any questions contact Paul Schrems at St. Mary’s Church in Canton: (314)386-2543 or at catholicrectory@twcny.rr.com.


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GRANT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: attention Pastors and Principals

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 people with disabilities.

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 is can be downloaded HERE.

Applications must be submitted by May 24, 2019. Monies will be allocated after June 7, 2019.

If you have any questions regarding the grant and/or the application please contact vlalonde@rcdony.org or call (315) 393-2920 ext. 1411.


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ST. PAUL VI: Optional Memorial

Pope Francis has inscribed the Optional Memorial of Pope St. Paul VI in the General Roman Calendar to be celebrated on May 29. The Mass formularies are available in the Roman Missal under the Common of Pastors: For a Pope. Further information may be found at www.USCCB.org/paulvi  .


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.

 

 

PREGNANT? NEED HELP?: Resources available

Please share these resources in your community. 

http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/respect-life-program/2015/10-ways-to-support-her-when-shes-unexpectedly-expecting.cfm

New York’s Safe Haven Law - You may leave your baby, up to 30 days old, with any responsible person at a suitable location in New York. In New York, no one ever has to abandon a child again.

http://safehaven.tv/states/newyork/

Free Services Available

Pregnant on Campus http://pregnantoncampus.studentsforlife.org

Click the THIS LINK for more information about free services available through:

Gabriel Project
Birthright
Liferight
Viable Options
Plattsburgh Pregnancy Center
Catholic Charities
Maternity Homes

For more information, contact the Respect Life Office at cminer@rcdony.org


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MATER DEI COLLEGE FOUNDATION: Attention High School Seniors

Are you a Catholic High School Senior who currently resides in the Diocese of Ogdensburg and is planning to attend a Catholic College or University in the Fall? The Mater Dei College Foundation is pleased to offer a Scholarship opportunity to qualifying students going on to study liberal arts and sciences at a degree granting Catholic College or University. To request an application form, please email Valerie Mathews, Mater Dei Foundation Scholarship Chair at vmathews@rcdony.org. Application deadline is June 1, 2019.


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SIGN UP FOR THE CATHOLIC ACTION NETWORK:

The Catholic Action Network (CAN), an arm of the NY State Catholic Conference, gives us all a larger voice in the halls of government. Through our email and social media alerts, CAN reaches tens of thousands of Catholics like you to provide educational updates on the important issues being debated and to provide the tools to simplify the process of contacting your elected officials.  Sign up online to receive email alerts at http://www.nyscatholic.org/ and click on the "Join the Catholic Action Network" logo on the top right corner of page. 


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APRIL 7 PRIESTHOOD DISCERNMENT WITH BISHOP LAVALLEY

It doesn't get much better than this- being able to discern and discuss the Priesthood with a Successor to the Apostles! Men who are High School Junior age and older are invited to join Bishop LaValley from 3:00 - 5:00pm at Notre Dame Rectory, Malone. The gathering includes discernment discussion, Evening Prayer, and dinner. Please register for the free event with Fr. Doug Lucia (dlucia@rcdony.org) or Fr. Howard Venette (pastorsmoll@stmarysti.org). If you attend just one Fishers Club meeting this year, make it this one! 


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40 DAYS FOR LIFE: Prayer Volunteers Needed

Beginning Ash Wednesday to Palm Sunday From March 6 through April 14, you’re invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You’re also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside the vigil site Planned Parenthood, 66 Brinkerhoff Street and also to help spread the word about this important community outreach. If you’d like more information – and especially if you’d like to volunteer to pray at the vigil site, please contact: Nancy Belzile, 518-593-6024, nancys_56@hotmail.com  www.40daysforlife.com/plattsburgh **Fr. Mickey Demo will lead a kick-off blessing March 6 at 10:00am at the vigil site.


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WOMEN'S DISCERNMENT GROUPS

Attention all women! Explore with other likeminded women the vocations of marriage and consecrated life and how to discern what God is calling you to be. Women's discernment groups are forming in three areas of the diocese. For more information, contact Cathy Russell at crussell@rcdony.org or at 315-393-2920. 


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YOUTH RALLY 2019

A Day of Faith and Fun For 7th to 12th Grade Students

God has blessed each, and every one of us with the “Light”, the gift that enables us to be the best that we can be. The time is now. It’s time to RISE UP! Join us for a day filled with Fun, Praise, Food, Music and the Holy Spirit.

Date: April 6th, 2019

Time: 9:30am to 5:00pm

Rally location: Trinity Catholic School, Massena New York 188 Main Street

Registration for this one, day event is $25.00, and lunch is included.

To Register: www.rcdony.org/youthrally  REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS, MARCH 29TH

If you would like more information please contact: Tom Semeraro, Director of Youth Ministry at, 315-393-2920 ext. 1415 or tsemeraro@rcdony.org


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FAITH & REASON TALK AT SLU: “Science was Born of Christianity”

Stacy Trasancos, Doctor of Chemistry, Convert to Catholicism and Catholic theologian, will be giving the Niles Lecture on Religion and Science at St. Lawrence University. The talk will be held at Herring Cole Hall on Wednesday, April 10, at 7:00 PM. The talk is free and open to the public. Trasancos has been a frequent guest on Relevant Radio, Ave Maria Radio, EWTN, and Catholic Answers Live. She has written numerous articles for Catholic publications and is the author of Particles of Faith: A Catholic Guide to Navigating Science. For more information see https://www.stlawu.edu/chaplain/event/niles-lecture-religion-and-science 


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CHRISM MASS

Chrism Mass - Christ-led, Christ-fed, Hope-filled. All the Faithful of the Diocese of Ogdensburg are cordially invited to join The Most Reverend Terry R. LaValley, Bishop of Ogdensburg for the annual Renewal of Priestly Commitment, the Blessing of the Holy Oils, and the consecration of the Sacred Chrism for use in all the churches of the Diocese symbolizing that we are one family in Christ on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 11:00am at St. Mary's Cathedral in Ogdensburg.


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LOOK BENEATH THE SURFACE: Can you Recognize a Victim of Human Trafficking?

WHAT: Look Beneath the Surface…Can you Recognize the Signs of Human Trafficking?
What is this modern-day slavery? How does a child or young adult get recruited into trafficking? What are some red flags we need to be aware of in order to recognize and prevent a potential trafficking incident? What can we do as a faith community to help prevent this from happening in our own community?

PRESENTER: Andre Marie, from Disarm the Dark, a Faith-based Anti-trafficking Program located in Montreal

WHEN: Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: St. John XXIII Newman Center, 90 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, 12901
Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by: St. John’s Newman Club and Sisters of St. Joseph Social Justice Committee

Event is FREE and Public is invited. Come and bring a friend!


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40 DAYS FOR LIFE CLOSING CEREMONY: Closing Candlelight Vigil

As 40 peaceful days of prayer, fasting, vigil and outreach draw to a conclusion, we will meet at 66 Brinkerhoff St., Plattsburgh on Saturday, April 13th at 7pm to rejoice in the victories that God has accomplished.

Though this rally may conclude our 40 Days for Life campaign, it only marks a beginning of renewed commitment to ending abortion in our community. We look forward to seeing what God has in store next for our city.
www.40daysforlife.com/plattsburgh 518-593-6024 


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STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Annual Stations of the Cross in front of Planned Parenthood Plattsburgh

All are welcome to attend the annual Solemn Stations of the Cross in front of Planned Parenthood, 66 Brinkerhoff St, Plattsburgh, NY
Good Friday, April 19th at 10am
Prayer pamphlets and the numbered crosses will be supplied. No other signs please. We come together in reparation for the sin of abortion.
Dress appropriately for the weather.
Sponsored by Champlain Valley Right to Life
Contact Chair at: 518-593-6024 for more info


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WOMEN'S RETREAT: Soul Sisters: Women Called To Connect, Bond, And Heal In A Broken World

Where: Fr. Amyot Parish Center, Norfolk 13667
When: May 4, 2019
Start Time: 9:00am
Cost: $20.00
Registration Now Open - See Flyer
Contact Person: Cathy Russell - crussell@rcdony.org or call 315-393-2920 ext. 1450


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EVANGELIZATION AND APOLOGETICS with Marika Donders

All Commissioned Lay Ministers and the current Lay Ministers Class are encouraged to attend

The Eastern Region Commissioned Lay Ministers Association (ERCLMA) has organized the following event for continued formation: Evangelization and Apologetics with Marika Donders. Father Mickey Demo will lead the celebration of a morning Mass followed by a presentation by Diocese of Ogdensburg Director of Evangelization, Marika Donders. A light lunch will be served. All Commissioned Lay Ministers and the current class of candidates set to be Commissioned in June, are welcome and encouraged to attend. The event will also be live-streamed, so if you cannot attend please join us on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Maalc60ElB0.

When~ May 11, 2019
Time~ 9;00 a.m. - 1;00 p.m. wrap up talk
Where~ St. Joseph's Hall
179 Smith Street / Dannemora, NY 12929
Cost~ Registration fee of $10.00

Contact~ Brenda Smith soundtech58@yahoo.com or Karen LeClair - k.leclair2@aol.com

R E G I S T R A T I O N
Registrations must be received by Friday April 26, 2019. Please download the flyer for additional registration information.

You may register online using a credit card, or by mailing in your registration form with a check made payable to the Diocese of Ogdensburg. The mailing address is PO Box 106 Canajoharie, NY 13317.


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TEEN LIFE DAY: featuring Students for Life

Saturday, May 18th (9-4) St. Bernard's Church, Saranac Lake. Open to middle, high school and college students. Kate Maloney, Students for Life Northeast Regional Coordinator, along with guest speakers: Kathy Gallagher (NYS Catholic Conference), Dr. Jan Patterson (Gianna Center) and Nancy Belzile (Silent No More & 40 Days for Life) will present an educational day including games and prizes! Learn how to defend your prolife views, how birth control works, how to make NY an abortion-free state, how to start a prolife club at your school and about public witness with 40 Day for Life and Silent No More. Eucharistic Adoration available all day. FREE for 2019 Youth Bus for Lifers! $10 fee includes lunch. Online registration www.rcdony.org/prolife Questions? The Respect Life Office 518-524-0774 (call or text) or Youth Ministry 315-393-2920 Ext. 1415 #prolifegeneration


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RACHEL'S VINEYARD: Spring after-abortion healing retreat

The Spring Rachel's Vineyard after-abortion healing retreat will be held Friday, May 31-Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the Guggenheim Lodge in Saranac Lake. If you or someone you know is hurting after an abortion, consider attending this weekend retreat. Confidential registration form available at the Respect Life webpage rcdony.org/prolife. For more information call or text Colleen Miner 518-524-0774 or email cminer@rcdony.org. You're not alone. Help is available.


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FFM COMMISSIONED LAY MINISTER'S RETREAT: The Coming of the Holy Spirit

The FFM Commissioned Lay Minister's Retreat is being held at Wadhams Hall, Ogdensburg from June 7-9, 2019. To register for this event, simply go to: https://www.rcdony.org/formation/commissioned-lay-ministers/retreat-registration-wadham-s-hall.html.
Please note, there is a $10.00 registration fee for this event.
We hope you can join us for what promises to be a spiritual, faith-filled weekend of prayer and reflection.


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STEUBENVILLE YOUTH CONFERENCE: All High School Youth!

Attention All High School Youth:
Join us at the Steubenville Youth Conference MC#5
July 19-21 at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

The best Catholic speakers, powerful praise and worship, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Celebration of the Holy Mass, small groups, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and more! All with 2,500 other faithful teens! For more information contact Dayna Leader, Family Life Associate at 315-323-0827 and visit Family Life Office at
https://www.rcdony.org/family-life-marriage/marriage/steubenville-youth-conference.html for details. 


 

 

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HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE: December 2019

Don’t Miss This Trip of a Lifetime!

The Holy Land

10 Days: December 3-12, 2019

Walk where Jesus walked… Cruise the Sea of Galilee… Visit Nazareth… Climb the Mt. of Olives & view the Old City of Jerusalem… Walk the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher… Visit Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity.

Hosted by Fr. Andrew Amyot

$3299 per person from Montreal

(Air/land tour price is $2599 plus $700 government taxes/airline surcharges)

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip air from Montreal, First Class/Select Hotels, Breakfast & Dinner daily, Comprehensive Sightseeing, Porterage, Entrance Fees and much more!

FOR DETAILED BROCHURE PLEASE CONTACT FR. AMYOT

Tel: (315) 384-2064, email: fraamyot2@twcny.rr.com


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HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE 2020: Next year prepare for Easter by walking in the footsteps of Jesus!

Description: JOIN FR. CHRIS LOOBY ON A LENTEN PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND March 23-31, 2020! What better to prepare for Easter than to spend the days leading up to it walking in the Footsteps of Jesus. Our visit will include Bethlehem where Jesus was born, Nazareth where he grew up, Capernaum, the Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem and much more! Prices are $3,899 for a double, $4,699 for a single, $3,869 for a triple. For more information please contact Mary McIntosh at Watertown AAA at (315)558-6372.


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OBERAMMERGAU PILGRIMAGE: Austria and Germany Pilgrimage, September 2020

Classic Austria and Germany Pilgrimage

Featuring the Passion Play of Oberammergau!

Hosted by Fr. Andrew Amyot

11 Days: September 15-25, 2020

$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 FR. AMYOT

Tel: (315) 384-2064, email: 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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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

(for the April 6/7 Bulletin)

Pope Francis calls us to an ‘ecological conversion.’ Choosing environmentally friendly items often costs more. What if we used our ‘consumer power’ and purchased products that are less detrimental to our ‘common home,’ as a way of giving ALMS this week? i.e. cleaning products for the kitchen and bathroom, recyclable paper products, biodegradable food containers. This decision could benefit the earth and all of us on it.


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

(for the April 13/14 Bulletin)

"The emptier a person’s heart is, the more he or she needs things to buy, own and consume." Laudato Si (#204) Lent may be a perfect time to fill our hearts with God through spending more time in PRAYER; FAST from the impulse to buy something we don’t need; and with the money we’ve saved, give ALMS to someone who does need it.


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PLANNED GIVING: Planning Ahead = Good Stewardship:

Good stewardship requires us to think of the future.  Have your estate plans prepared now and include a gift to our parish. For further information, contact Scott Lalone, Executive Director of Development/Foundation at the Diocese of Ogdensburg at 315-393-2920 or 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." 

 

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LENTEN FISH FRY: St. Mary's Social Hall, Massena, NY

Friday Fish Fry
Day: Every Friday during Lent Starting March 15
Dates: March 15 - April 12
Time: 4pm-7pm
Place: St. Mary's Social Hall, 7 Sycamore St., Massena
Cost: Adults, $10, Children under 12, $5
*Eat-in and take out available

For more information, please call the parish office at 315.769.2469 or visit our website at www.massenacatholics.com 


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LENTEN 'COMMUTER' RETREAT: Strengthened by Faith During Difficult Times, Watertown, NY

Retreat will explore through presentations, personal and group prayer, and sharing some aspects of loss, grief and suffering caused by loss of a loved one, divorce, illness, loss of job, or other life challenges. Reflections will include how our faith not only gives us strength and hope to be transformed into new life but gives us the grace to help others on the Journey.

When: April 5 -7, 2019
Fri. 6:00pm -9:00 pm/Sat. 9:30 am – 8:00 pm/Sun. 9:30 am -2:00 pm (includes Mass)
Where: Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, Hearthside Hospitality Center
1425 Washington Street, Watertown, New York 13601
Presenters: Sisters Norma Bryant & Bethany Fitzgerald, Molly Amoriell and Cindy Matthews
Cost: $ 50 Includes Retreat Materials and Food
(Fri. – Snacks & Beverages // Sat.- Lunch & Dinner // Sun. – Lunch)
To register: email srbethssj@gmail.com or call 315-212-6592 by Sunday, March 31, 2019


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BENEFIT DINNER: Benefit Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner on Saturday, April 6th, to benefit Killian Faber and his Family. Eleven-year-old Killian is being treated for AFM (Acute flaccid myelitis) which effects the nervous system. Serving from 4 to 7 PM at St. Mary's Parish Center in Evans Mills, NY. $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for senior citizens, $5.00 for children under 12 and children under 5 eat for free. Meal is being prepared by the Indian River Knights of Columbus. For more information call 315-629-4678.


BLESSED IS SHE LENT GATHERING: Attention all women

Join us for an inspiring talk to dive deeper into the Lenten season.
All women are welcome.
There is no cost to attend.
Snacks will be provided, but please bring a drink.
April 7th at 12:30 PM
St. Andrew's Church Hall, Norwood, NY-enter through the door on the right side of the church and go down the stairs.
RSVP to Sara LaPoint: text/call 315-212-7565 or narrow56@gmail.com


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ALPHA COURSE: 12 Week Series, Massena, NY

Alpha is here and you are invited!

Day: Mondays
Dates: Starts April 8th
Time: 6pm-8:30pm
Location: St. Mary's Social Hall, 7 Sycamore St., Massena

Registration for our Spring 2019 Alpha is now open!

For more information, please call the parish office at 315.769.2469 or visit our website at www.massenacatholics.com.


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THOUSAND ISLANDS CATHOLIC MEN'S GROUP: Clayton, NY

The Thousand Islands Catholic Men’s Group is a group of Catholic men who meet on a regular basis to discuss their experiences as Catholic men in today’s society.

The meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month at 9 AM in the Parish Center of St. Mary’s Church, Clayton. For further information contact Scott Beeles at 315-686-1303 or Gene Kleinhans at 315-482-3981. Come join us, whether you’ve been to a meeting or not.


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PANCAKE BREAKFAST: West Chazy, NY

St. Joseph’s Men’s Club, West Chazy, NY, will host an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, April 14, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. until Noon in the Parish Center. Menu includes: pancakes with real North Country maple syrup, ham, scrambled eggs, sausage, home fries and beverages. Cost is $9.00 per adult, Children 6-10 $4.00 and children 5 and under free. For more information, call 518-493-4521.


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HAM DINNER: Fundraiser Ham Dinner

Ham Dinner with all the fix'ins on Saturday, April 27th, serving from 4 to 7 PM.
St. Mary's Parish Center in Evans Mills, NY. Price is $10.00 per person. Menus includes ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, coleslaw, roll, beverage and dessert. Sponsored by the churches of St. Mary, St. Theresa and St. Joseph's Events Committee. For more information call 315-629-4678


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DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

When: Sunday Of Divine Mercy – April 28, 2019
Where: St. Alexander’s Church – Morrisonville
Holy Hour Begins at 1:30PM with the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation until 2:45PM
Sung Chaplet at 3:00PM +The Divine Mercy Hour with veneration of the Divine Mercy Image
All Are Welcome! Come Pray with Us! 


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WINE APPRECIATION: Wine Education Experience

Description: Fruit of the Vine - Wine Appreciation 101
with Winemaker William Ouweleen
May 11th, 2019 6:30 to 8:30 M
St. Mary's Church, 8408 S. Main Street, Evans Mills, NY 13637
You will be experiencing Premium Finger Lakes wines hand-crafted by O-Neh-Da and Eagle Crest Vineyards. For tickets please call Kareta at 315-629-4678. 



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JOB POSTING: Principal

SAINT MARY'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
(PRE-K - 6)
Canton, New York

Is seeking applicants for the position of
PRINCIPAL
For the School Year 2019-20
Effective July 1, 2019

Applicants should

• Possess a Master's Degree in Education and/or Education Administration/Supervision;
• Be a practicing Catholic;
• Have successful experience(s) in a Catholic school;
• Give evidence of administrative leadership skills in Catholic identity, instructional evaluation, management, promotion and maintenance of an effective learning environment and school advancement.

Founded in 1930, St. Mary's is located in a college town between the shores of the St. Lawrence River and the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Our school is nursery through grade 6 with a current population of 75 students. The new principal will help us increase our enrollment through innovation and excellence and guide our voyage into the future while being anchored in Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.

Applicants should send a cover letter expressing their suitability for the position, resume, a completed application (available at https://www.rcdony.org/catholicschools.html) transcripts and two letters of recommendation attesting to the candidate's proven administrative ability and one letter of recommendation attesting to the person's adherence to the Catholic Church, no later than
March 31, 2019 to

Sister Ellen Rose Coughlin, SSJ,
Superintendent of Schools
100 Elizabeth Street
Box 369
Ogdensburg, NY 13669


JOB OPENINGS: Sisters of St. Joseph, Watertown, NY

The Sisters of St. Joseph is seeking an LPN for Temporary hire for 37.5 hours per week.  Anticipated duration is three (3) months.  This is an Overnight Position 6:00 p.m. until 6:30 a.m.  Previous geriatric experience is helpful.  A current valid Nursing License and Driver License is required.  A full job description is attached to our application.  Applications can be picked up at 1425 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601

The Sisters of St. Joseph is seeking an LPN for Permanent Part Time, 25 hours per week.  Previous geriatric experience is helpful.  A current valid Nursing License and Driver License is required.  The schedule consists of two (2) 12.5 hr. shifts per week.  Week 1: Wednesday day shift and Sunday night shift.  Week 2: Sunday night shift and Tuesday day shift.  Day shift is 6:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.; Night shift is 6:00 p.m. until 6:30 a.m. A full job description is attached to our application.  Applications can be picked up at 1425 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601

The Sisters of St. Joseph is seeking an LPN for per Diem Duty.  Previous geriatric experience is helpful.  A current valid Nursing License and Driver License is required.  We offer a 25% premium pay for working weekends and holiday for this position.  Shifts run from 6:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. until 6:30 a.m.  A full job description is attached to our application.  Applications can be picked up at 1425 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601


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14TH ANNUAL DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE: Bronx, NY

Where: April 6, 2019: Cardinal Spellman High School, One Cardinal Spellman Place, Bronx, New York 10466

What: Save the date for this event featuring renowned speakers, sacred music, Adoration, Confession, Mass, and bookstore. The conference is co-sponsored by the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFR).


This year's speakers include:

Fr. Frank Pavone, Director of Priests for Life
Sister Donato Farbaniec, Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy
Abby Johnson, Former Planned Parenthood Director
Msgr. James Lisante, Pastor, Author, Television commentator
Sister Monica Ward, CFR, Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal 
Jim White, Executive Director, Covenant House-New Jersey

Fee

General Admission: $60

Final Date to Register Online: April 5, 2019

Boxed lunch including choice of ham, turkey, tuna, or grilled vegetable sandwich: $10

For more information or to register see https://www.thedivinemercy.org/bronx or call 1-800-462-7426


UPCOMING EVENTS ON THE DIOCESAN CALENDAR

Mar. 30: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep.

Mar. 30: Diocesan LEAD Day of Reflection

Mar. 30: Ignite 2019 Men's Retreat: Exalt: O God Be Merciful to Me (Syracuse)

Mar. 31: Works of the Holy Father / Catholic Relief Services Collection

Mar. 31: Women's Discernment Groups

Apr. 2: Ecumenical Lenten Mission, John 17 Movement, Massena

Apr. 3: Episcopal Council Meeting

Apr. 4: Diocesan Pastoral Advisory Committee Meeting

Apr. 4: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep. (Session 1 of 2)

Apr. 6: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep. (Session 2 of 2)

Apr. 6: Youth Rally

Apr. 7: Women's Discernment Groups

Apr. 7: Priesthood Discernment with Bishop LaValley

Apr. 9: ERCLMA Board Meeting

Apr. 11: Chrism Mass

Apr. 13: FFM Workshop #4

Apr. 13: 40 Days for Life Closing Ceremony

Apr. 14: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep

Apr. 14: Lenten Penance Service: St. Mary's Cathedral

Apr. 16: Episcopal Council Meeting

Apr. 18: Holy Thursday

Apr. 19: Good Friday

Apr. 19: Holy Land - Good Friday Collection

Apr. 21: Easter Sunday


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