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eNOTES FOR May 23, 2019

eNOTES FOR May 23, 2019

(with bulletin information for the weekends of June 2 and 9, 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 June 3 for the June 6 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends of June 16 and 23.  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:

 

 

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CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS APPEAL: Strengthening the Church at Home

The Catholic Home Mission Appeal is the weekend of May 25 and 26. You can download bulletin announcements for the weekend prior, of and after the collection here. Thank you for supporting dioceses that need assistance. CLICK to download BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS


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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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CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS CAMPAIGN AND CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY COLLECTION: Oral and Bulletin announcements for your parish

Please see the either the Word document or Adobe PDF for oral and bulletin announcements to help support this important collection on June 8 and 9, 2019.


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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM WEEK: June 22-29

Religious freedom gives us the space to carry out the mission that Jesus has entrusted to the Church. Religious freedom means that Catholics, and all people of goodwill, are free to seek the truth and to live in accordance with that truth, and so to strengthen our common life as a nation. Beginning June 22, the Feast of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops celebrates Religious Freedom Week. In the midst of our current challenges, join us as we seek the kingdom and find Strength in Hope. Learn more at www.usccb.org/ReligiousFreedomWeek


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CHANGE OF EMAIL CONTACT: C.C of Burke & Chateaugay

The church email address for the C.C. of Burke & Chateaugay (Chateaugay, NY) has changed to: CCBCparish908@gmail.com
Kindly update the Diocesan Directory for email contact. Thank you!


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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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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CLM ASSOCIATION SLFA SPRING EVENT: Attention all CLM's and FFM Candidates

Marika Donders, Director for the Office of New Evangelization will be presenting an afternoon workshop "Discipleship: Three Scripture Stories in Mark" on Saturday, June 1, 2019 in Norwood at St. Andrew's Parish Hall. The program will run from 12:30 - 3:30 followed by Mass at 4:00pm and is free to attend. Snack will be provided and early registration is appreciated at https://www.rcdony.org/formation/commissioned-lay-ministers/clm-event-registration.html or Contact Jeannie Grizzuto at 315-393-2920 Ext. 1413 or jgrizzuto@rcdony.org.


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FORMATION FOR MINISTRY PROGRAM: 

 
Have you been wondering if God is calling you to more leadership and involvement in your parish? The Formation For Ministry program will begin in September and we are looking for committed Catholics who want to answer that call. Come and see! Informational evenings have been planned in three locations in June.


Tuesday, June 4th: St. Cecilia’s, Adams, 6:00

Wednesday, June 12th: St. Joseph’s Church, West Chazy, 6:30

Thursday, June 20th: St. Bartholomew’s Church, Old Forge, 6:30


Applications will be available at these meetings.  For more information contact Cathy Russell at crussell@rcdony.org.


 

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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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SETON CATHOLIC 10K CASH RAFFLE: Drawing date June 20

Seton Catholic is conducting its first $10,000 Cash Raffle.  There are only 500 tickets available for sale and each participant has 23 chances to win.  In addition to the main prize of $10,000 there are four prizes of $500, eight prizes of $250 and ten prizes of $100.  Even if you win a smaller prize your ticket is placed back in the running for the remaining prizes, including the grand prize.  Those are great odds!  Act fast, before the tickets disappear.  Simply contact Susan FitzPatrick Pellerin at 518-561-4031 ext. 2012 or spellerin@setonknights.org to obtain your winning ticket.  You may also stop by Seton Catholic at 206 New York Road, Plattsburgh, NY  12903, to pick up a ticket.  Thank you for your support of Catholic education.


 

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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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DIOCESAN LEAD JUNE EVENT: The Response: A Life of Discipleship

Where: Edgewood Resort, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

When: June 25-26, 2019

Time: June 25, 2019 – 7:00pm

Time: June 26, 2019 – 9:00am – 3:00pm

Cost for overnight stay: $119.00+ occupancy tax

Cost for day event only: $25.00

One LEAD member is free

Contact Person: Shayne Lippincott at slippincott@rcdony.org or call 315-782-3620

RSVP due date by May 13, 2019


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SUMMER DISCERNMENT WEEKEND RETREAT FOR MEN: "At the Lake with Jesus"

Arrival date – Friday, July 5, 2019 after 5:00 pm
Departure date – Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Noon

Come to the shores of Lower Saranac Lake at the Guggenheim Main Lodge, Saranac Lake, NY for a time of prayer, reflection, fellowship, & recreation.

Participants should bring Sleeping bag (or bedding), towels, toiletries, casual clothes, swim trunks, & sweatshirt.

Overnight retreatants must be age 18 and over.


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Saturday, July 6, 2019 – Guggenheim Main Lodge
Day of Recollection for High School Young Men 
***Ages 14-17***

9 am to 5 pm (includes lunch and Sunday Vigil Mass at 4 pm)
Participants may want to bring swim trunks and towel.
Parental Consent and Medical forms are required and will be provided when registering.

For more information or to register for either event, please contact:

Fr. Doug Lucia
Vocation Director
PO Box 369
Ogdensburg, NY 13669

Email: dlucia@rcdony.org
Phone: 315-393-2920 or 315-388-4466


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MATER DEI COLLEGE REUNION: Attention all Mater Dei graduates, staff, professors

A reunion will be held for all Mater Dei alumni, professors, staff, former students - anyone with an affiliation with the college - on Saturday, July 13 at Ella's on the Bay in Morristown. The event begins at 4 p.m. and includes a cash bar, as well as the option to order from the restaurant menu. Lester Gates will be performing. All majors and all years of graduation are invited. While not required, those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP to Marla Kinch at 315-323-2572 or through the Facebook page, "MY COLLEGE DOESN'T EXIST ANYMORE? MATER DEI ALUMNI."


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LOVING AUTHENTICALLY: Creating thriving relationships in trying times

Loving Authentically: Creating thriving relationships in trying times. Learn how to have a strong relationship that reflects Gospel values. This is a free conference, held on July 27th at the Fr. Amyot Parish Center, Norfolk, 9am to 3pm. Conference features Dr. Maura Fehlner. Children's supervised activities will be provided. Register now by calling Steve Tartaglia at (315) 393-2920 or by visiting rcdony.org/relationships. 


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ALTAR SERVER GATHERING: Come and Join Us

Where: St. Mary's Cathedral, Ogdensburg, NY 13669
When: August 16, 2019
Start: 10:00am Registration and Cathedral Tours
Register with Shayne by August 9, 2019: slippincott@rcdony.org or by calling 315-782-3620


 

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THE 177 PROJECT: An Evening of Adoration and Music

St. Mary's Church, Canton
September 17th, 7-9pm
Come join us as we adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament with worship music provided by Catholic musician, Lee Roessler. This event is free and open to all. Contact Amanda at 315-386-2543 or conklina@canton.edu for more information. For additional information visit www.the177project.com


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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!

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 June 1/2 Bulletin)

Enjoy those fresh veggies and fruits? Why not plant some flowers that attract pollinators, like butterflies and bees, that are so necessary to bringing forth those fruits? Some suggestions are: cone flowers, (Echinacea) sunflowers, Cardinal flowers, Columbine. For more info., contact: Sue Gwise at Cornell University Cooperative Extension Jefferson County 315-788-8450


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

(for the June 8/9 Bulletin)

Inspire us, Spirit of the Living God, to appreciate the earth’s beauty unfolding around us, and to find ways to preserve these wonders for future generations. 


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PLANNED GIVING: Bequests

Through Wills this enables you to make contributions that might not be possible during your lifetime. When you make a bequest, your taxable estate is required by 100% deduction for the amount of a cash gift or by fair market value of appreciated assets. For information about planned giving contact Scott Lalone at 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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CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RIGHT TO LIFE MEETING: June 5, Plattsburgh, NY

Hope to see everyone and new members at our next meeting!

Champlain Valley Right to Life
Pro-Life Meeting
Sunday, June 2, 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Newman Center
90 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY

Meeting Format:
Brief business, writing letters to Legislators & Editors, Movie “I Lived on Parker Avenue”
Educational materials and Snacks will be provided!

Please join us for an informative video and interesting discussion!

I Lived on Parker Avenue is a short documentary about a mother’s agony in choosing what’s best, the joy of a couple starting a family, and a young man’s search for where his life began.

For more information see: www.champlainvalleyrighttolife.org


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SAINT ANDRÉ'S GARAGE SALE: Attention all bargain hunters

Saint Andre’s Parish in Malone is holding their gigantic annual garage sale. Sale features furniture, household goods, tools, baby items, toys, books, bedding, and miscellaneous. New items arrive daily.

Dates: Wednesday, June 5 - Saturday, June 15 (closed Sunday- June 9th)
Hours: 9 AM-3 PM
Place: Notre Dame Church parking lot, East Main St. Malone New York

For more information, contact the parish at 518-483-1300


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ST. MARY'S ANNUAL HEALING MASS AND ANTOINE TETRAULT MEMORIAL SERVICE: Located in Clayton

This Mass is set for June 8, 11am. Fr. Arthur LaBaff and Fr. Ray Diesbourg will be the celebrants and the Anointing of the Sick Sacrament will be offered during Mass. Following the Mass, prayer teams will offer individual prayers and there will be light refreshments and social time. For more information contact the Parish Office, 315-686-3398.


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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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MONASTIC EXPERIENCE WEEKEND: St. Mary's Monastery May 31-June 2, 2019

If you're serious about God, what does He want you to do next? Listen. Listen and act.
Why not try listening and acting in a monastery? Job shadow a monk for a weekend.
Monastic Experience Weekend, Friday May 31 - Sunday June 2, St Mary’s Monastery in Central MA, 70 miles from Boston. For single Catholic men aged 18 - 40, an opportunity to discover what a monastic vocation is like by living in the monastery for three days. Prayer, work, community life. A balanced and rhythmical contemplative Benedictine monastic life with a 1600 year history. The Benedictine Rule, ora et labora, work and prayer - backhoe provided! Serious liturgy (Gregorian chant); serious work (intellectual and manual); good humored people (monks; well, that's the theory!) 

For more information see: www.stmarysmonastery.org  Facebook: www.facebook.com/stmarysmonastery
Contact: Father Gregory at monks@stmarysmonastery.org or 978-724-3350


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SETON CATHOLIC $10K CASH RAFFLE

Seton Catholic is proud to announce that we are having a $10,000 Cash Raffle with the following prizes:

$10,000 Grand Prize

$500 Prizes (four awarded)

$250 Prizes (eight awarded)

$100 Prizes (ten awarded)

Each participant has 23 chances to win.  if your ticket is chosen for one of the smaller prizes you not only win that amount, your ticket is placed back in the drawing for the remaining prizes.

Please let me know if you are interested in purchasing a ticket.  If we sell all 500 tickets, we can raise $35,000 for Seton Catholic.  Also, if you are able to advertise this fundraiser for us in any of your bulletins or social media sites, we would truly appreciate it. 

Contact Susan FitzPatrick Pellerin at spellerin@setonknights.org or 518-561-4031 ext 2012 to purchase your ticket today.


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RELICS OF PADRE PIO: Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall, Canada

The Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall has the great honor of receiving the relics of Padre Pio on Monday, June 3rd from 11 am to 6:30 pm. The six relics will be available for public veneration during these hours at the Co-cathédrale de la Nativité (300 Montreal Road, Cornwall, Ontario - just across the bridge to Canada near Massena). At 7 pm there will be a Mass of Thanksgiving presided by Bishop Prendergast. Saint Padre Pio is a beloved Italian Capuchin Catholic priest who was canonized by John Paul II in 2002. During his lifetime, he became known for bearing the stigmata (wounds of Christ). Padre Pio also had a great impact on those who came into contact with him. In particular, he advised people to pray, meditate and try to recognize God in all things. For additional information about this event go to www.alexandria-cornwall.ca.


UPCOMING EVENTS ON THE DIOCESAN CALENDAR

May 23-24: Deacon Assembly

May 26: Catholic Home Missions Collection

May 28: Confirmation at St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh

May 29: Confirmation for The Roman Catholic Community of Cape Vincent, Rosiere and Chaumont (at St. Vincent de Paul) in Cape Vincent

May 30: Confirmation at St. Mary's of the Fort in Fort Covington

May 31-Jun 2: Rachel's Vineyard Retreat

May 31: Episcopal Council Meeting

Jun 1: Council of Deacons Meeting

Jun 1: SLFA CLM Assoc. Workshop: Discipleship: Three Scripture Stories in Mark

Jun 1: Confirmation at St. Ann's Church in Saint Regis Falls

Jun 2: Confirmation at St. John the Baptist in Madrid 

Jun 4: Pontifical Mission Society Board meeting

Jun 4: Formation for Ministry Program

Jun 5: Diocesan Department Head Meeting

Jun 5: Confirmation at St. Patrick's Church in Watertown

Jun 7-9: FFM Commissioned Lay Minister’s Retreat

Jun 7: Celebration Mass for Rev. Vincent Freeh, MSC’60th priestly ordination

Jun 8: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep (Class 7A)

Jun 8: Confirmation at the Catholic Community of Burke and 

Jun 8: Confirmation at St. Mary's Cathedral

Jun 9: Communications / Catholic University Collection

Jun 11-14: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops meetings

Jun 12: SLFA CLM Assoc. Board Meeting

Jun 12: Formation for Ministry Program

Jun 14 - 16: Men's Retreat

Jun 15: Diocesan Pastoral Council meeting

Jun 16: Confirmation at the Catholic Community of Moriah in Port Henry

Jun 17: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops meetings


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