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eNOTES FOR June 20, 2019

eNOTES FOR June 20, 2019

(with bulletin information for the weekends of June 30 and July 7, 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 July 1 for the July 3 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends of July 14 and 21 (Please note, this eNotes will come out on Wednesday instead of Thursday).  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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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


FROM THE IT DIRECTOR: Tips on how to spot Spoofing Emails

Email spoofing is the forgery of an email header so that the message appears to have originated from someone other than the actual source (usually someone you know). It is often used to trick people in giving up information or send money.

Don’t trust the display name, always look at the from email address to make sure it is a real email that you know.

Check for spelling mistakes

Don’t give up personal information

Beware of urgent or threatening language in the subject line

If you are not sure, call the person or send them an email to ask them. Don't reply to the suspect email, send them a new email to the address you have in your contacts. 

For more information contact Ian Fawcett at ifawcett@rcdony.org 


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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BISHOP-ELECT DOUGLAS J. LUCIA

The Holy Father has appointed Father Douglas J. Lucia as the Bishop-Elect of Syracuse. The Mass of Ordination and Installation of the Most Reverend Douglas J. Lucia as the eleventh Bishop of Syracuse will be held on August 8, 2019 at 2:00pm at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse. The Consecrator will be His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan and the Co-consecrators will be Bishop Robert Cunningham and Bishop Terry LaValley. This event is by invitation only due to seating capacity and related safety concerns. No one will be allowed entry into the Cathedral without an invitation. The following events are open to the public:

• Saturday, July 27 - Farewell Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral at 4:00pm with a reception to follow at the Knights of Columbus, 721 Hasbrouck Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.

• Wednesday, August 7 – Ordination Eve Evening Prayer at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 259 E Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY 13202 at 7:00pm with a meet and greet after the service.

• Sunday, September 1 – Mass of Thanksgiving at Holy Angels Church, 522 Devils Den Road, Altona, NY 12910 at 10:00am with a reception to follow at Holy Angels Hall, 523 Devils Den Road, Altona, NY 12910.


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VIRTUS TRAINING SESSIONS SCHEDULED

If your parish or program has summer help or other staff that has not completed VIRTUS training, please take note of these two upcoming Virtus training sessions:

6/25/19 at Camp Guggenheim from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
6/27/19 at the Diocesan Offices from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Registrations for either of these training sessions can be done online: https://www.virtusonline.org

For more information contact Jeannie Grizzuto at jgrizzuto@rcdony.org


 

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SUMMER CAMP GUGGENHEIM: It's time to register for camp!

*Camp Guggenheim
*1468 County Route 18, Saranac Lake, New York
*To Register: https://www.rcdony.org/youthcamp/camp-guggenheim/registration.html
*Camp season: Six week-long sessions from June 30th to August 9th
*Fee: $320.00
*Please contact Tom Semeraro, Director of Youth Ministry (tsemeraro@rcdony.org) to learn more.


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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.


NEW! THIS YEAR IN CONJUNCTION WITH DISCERNMENT RETREAT

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


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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D.O.V.S LUNCHEON: Come Join Us

When: July 17, 2019
Where: Fr. Amyot Parish Center, Norfolk
Start tine: 11:30am Open to the Public and free of charge
Please register by calling Connie Randall at 315-265-2762 or Mary Enslow at 315-268-1016.


 

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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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71ST ANNUAL KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PILGRIMAGE: A day of family prayer and summer enjoyment

On Sunday, July 21st Knights of Columbus, families and friends from throughout the Diocese of Ogdensburg will participate in the 71st annual pilgrimage to St. Anne’s Shrine in Isle LaMotte, Vermont. The pilgrimage begins with the celebration of a 12:15 PM Mass by Most Reverend Terry R. LaValley. Following Mass, Bishop LaValley will join the pilgrims for a picnic lunch on the shrine’s beautiful grounds. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will take place at 3:00 PM.

All pilgrims are invited to the picnic lunch and if practical asked to bring a dish to share. The Knights of Columbus will provide hot dogs, michigans, hamburgers and beverages. Lunch is also available in the shrine’s cafeteria.

Located on the shores of Lake Champlain, only a few miles from the Rouses Point Bridge, the St. Anne’s Shrine’s religious history dates to 1666 when the French erected a fort and chapel on the site. The chapel was blessed in 1893 and a beautiful statue of St. Anne, the mother of Mary, was erected.

For more information please call Pilgrimage Coordinator Peter Keenan at 518-643-9241.


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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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SUMMER RETREAT FOR ADULTS: At Wadhams Hall

Theme: Weaving Cosmos, Earth and Soul
Date: August 2-3, 2019
Where: Wadhams hall, Ogdensburg, New York
Presenters: Aileen O’Donoghue, St. Lawrence University Associate Professor
of Physics, author & contributor to the monthly magazine, Living Faith; Delores Hall, Retreat Director, Ottawa, Ontario
Suggested Offering: $120
To register, contact: 315-212-6592/ srbethssj@gmail.com
315-212-0954/ mamoriell@twcny.rr.com
All are welcome. Come and bring a friend to this amazing retreat experience
by Monday, July 29, 2019


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SUMMER RETREAT FOR ADULTS: At Guggenheim

Come aside to the Mountains and rest awhile with the Lord.
Theme: Exploring a Spirituality of God’s Creation through the Seasons “There is a season for everything…”Ecclesiastes 3:1. Each season of the year has a message to teach us about how to live more fully as Jesus calls us to do. Retreat will include presentations, with opportunities for personal and group prayer with time for sharing.

Presenters: Sr. Bethany Fitzgerald, SSJ, Faith Formation Educator; Tom Kalinowski, former biology teacher and author of two nature books, Fr. Paul Kelly, celebrant for Mass on Saturday afternoon.
Date: August 9-11, 2019 Guggenheim Lodge, Saranac Lake.
Suggested Offering: $150 Space Limited.***Tenting or Commuter Options $100.
All are welcome. To register, call: 315-212-6592 or email: srbethssj@gmail.com 
by August 5, 2019


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FAMILY GUGGENHEIM 2019

Bring your family to the best weekend of the summer!

Choose from three weekend sessions:

Session 1: August 15 – 18
Session 2: August 22 – 25
Session 3: October 11 – 13

Registration is open for Family Guggenheim 2019. Come pray and play with other faithful families, enjoy the beautiful mountains and lake, beach time, engaging workshops, and liturgies. Families of all sizes and ages are welcome!

For information contact Deacon Henry and Dayna Leader Family Guggenheim Directors dleader@rcdony.org 315-323-0827  or visit https://www.rcdony.org/family-life/family-guggenheim.html 


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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 29/30 Bulletin

A Tip for “CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME": Buy an inexpensive reusable water bottle, and stop buying plastic disposable bottles that fill up the landfill and use petroleum to manufacture. (My favorite is the Kleen Kanteen with the sport cap.) Then watch The Story of Bottled Water, a short movie about the bottled water phenomena on You-Tube." *Taken from: 40 easy ways to go greener at home—besides recycling 


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

(for the July 6/7 Bulletin)

"A Tip for “CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME”
Have you ever considered composting but thought it was too complicated? Check out “how to make a simple homemade composite bin for $15 at https://theartofsimple.net. It can save money by sending less trash to the landfill while creating rich, beautiful soil for the garden. God’s recycling plan turns trash into treasure. Nothing goes to waste! "


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PLANNED GIVING: Please Consider Your Parish in Your Estate Plans

When considering gifts in your Will or estate plans please remember our parish. Gifts can be made to our parish in the following manner: Specific dollar amount: a percentage of your estate or a particular asset such as savings bond, life insurance, real estate or other valuables. For more information, contact: Scott Lalone, Executive Director, Development Office 393-2920, 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: Monthly Meeting, July 7, Plattsburgh, NY

Champlain Valley Right to Life Monthly Meeting
Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 1:00pm
Newman Center, 90 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY

Please join us for an informative video, educational materials, refreshments and an interesting discussion!

Short business meeting, followed by the movie Thine Eyes - A Witness to the March for Life

Free! Bring a friend! More info 518-593-6024
Our meetings are the first Sunday of the month. Please contact us if there is a preferred day/time!


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GOLF TOURNAMENT: Plattsburgh

St. Alexander’s 15th Annual Golf Classic will be held at the Barrack’s Golf Course on Friday, July 12th with a noon shotgun start. Registration fee is $50 for Barrack’s members and $60 for non-members. Price includes complimentary gifts, greens fee, cart, a BBQ chicken dinner and much more! All are welcome! If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Dodds at 518-572-4622 or Jackie at the parish office at 518-561-5039. 


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BLESSED IS SHE: Women's Group

Join us for the workshop "Just Show Up: You Need Others and They Need You".
July 13th at 5PM
St. Andrew's Church Hall-enter through the side door
Dinner will be served. Please bring a dish if you wish.
There is no cost to attend.
RSVP to Sara by July 10th
text/call 315-212-7565, narrow56@gmail.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.


OTHER:

 

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Director of Education for Faith Formation and Catholic Schools

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg is seeking an Assistant Director of Education for Faith Formation and Catholic Schools.  The position is located in Plattsburgh, N.Y. and is responsible for the implementation of the Diocesan Catholic school and parish Religion Curricula, oversight of the Growth in Faith Certification Program, organization and management of the Eastern Region Faith Formation Office and guidance to Catholic school administrators throughout the diocese relative to all aspects of Catholic identity. The Assistant Director works in collaboration with Department of Education and Youth Office personnel. The Assistant Director must be a practicing Catholic, have a Master’s Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree with extensive experience in the desired field, namely, catholic school education and faith formation. Additional qualifications include: experience in a catholic school, knowledge of curriculum development and implementation, a proven record in interpersonal skills which enable mentoring and supervision of teachers and catechists and competency in the use of technology both administratively and in instructional settings.  Submit letter of interest, resume and three professional references to the Human Resources Office.  Deadline for application is July 12, 2019.


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MOTHERHOUSE ADMINISTRATOR: Application

The Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse is looking for a supervising House Administrator who will work with and is responsible to the Motherhouse Superior or, when appropriate to the Major Superior. The position will include supervision of the Motherhouse Staff, logistics, finances, and other areas of administration. It is strongly recommended that the administrator have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, and an ability to maintain a good working relationship with others. The benefits are vacation, personal, sick, paid holidays, health insurance, retirement plan that is 100 % funded by the Diocese of Ogdensburg. The schedule is Monday-Friday 7:30am-3:30pm. Availability is also required for Special Events that could be held on a weekend. The start date is July 17, 2019. Applications are available at 1425 Washington Street, Watertown, NY. Attach Letter of Interest with Resume to the application and return to Sister Mary Eamon, SSJ to the above address no later than June 28, 2019.


 

 

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CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RIGHT TO LIFE: Volunteers needed for Clinton County Fair

Champlain Valley Right to Life is looking for volunteers for the Clinton County Fair, Plattsburgh

The dates are:
Tuesday, July 16 - Sunday, July 21

For more information: 518-593-6024

Thank you for being a part of this ongoing educational and encouraging opportunity!

Nancy Belzile
CVRTL, Chair


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VERY SPECIAL HOUSE SITTERS WANTED!: Salary: Pearls of Great Price! Hidden Treasure!

Our Lady of the Adirondacks House of Prayer, located at 7270 Star Road, Route 190 in Ellenburg Ctr., NY is looking for many Volunteer House Sitters. The responsibilities would be to arrive by 10 AM and remain on the premises until 4 PM with a smile to welcome visitors. Lunch and snack items always on hand, along with tea, coffee, soda, and bottled water. Training will be provided on the history of the House of Prayer, its mission and the various ways to carry out this gentle ministry of hospitality for those seeking time in a home of Mary, to listen to our Lord. Very flexible schedules! If interested in volunteering for one day a month or more often, please call Sarah Anderson at 518-846-3060 in the evening to schedule an interview.


UPCOMING EVENTS ON THE DIOCESAN CALENDAR

 

Jun. 20: Episcopal Council Meeting

June 20: Formation for Ministry Program

Jun. 22: Graduation Ceremony for Seton Catholic seniors

Jun. 23: Corpus Christi Mass & Eucharistic Procession

Jun 25-26: Diocesan LEAD Event

Jun 26: Teacher of the Year Luncheon to honor Shannon Margrey from Augustinian Academy in Carthage

Jun 27: Diocesan Review Board Meeting

Jun 30-Jul 5: Camp Guggenheim 12-15 year-olds - Week 1

Jun. 30: FFM Commissioning Ceremony

Jul 2: Mass for Youth Camp

Jul 5-7: Summer Discernment Weekend Retreat for Men

Jul 6: Day of Recollection for Young Men

Jul 7-12: Camp Guggenheim 12-15 year olds - Week 2

Jul 9: Mass for Youth Camp

Jul 9: ERCLMA Board Meeting

Jul 13: Sisters of St. Joseph Jubilee Mass

Jul 14-19: Camp Guggenheim 12-15 year olds - Week 3

Jul 14: Mass celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the dedication of St. John the Baptist Church and the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the parish

Jul 16: Mass for Youth Camp

Jul 19-21: Steubenville Youth Conference

Jul 21-26: Camp Guggenheim 12-15 year olds - Week 4

Jul 27: “Loving Authentically: Creating Thriving Relationships in Trying Times”

 


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