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eNOTES FOR SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

eNOTES FOR SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

(with bulletin information for the weekends of September 22 and 29, 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 September 23 for the September 26 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends October 6 and 13.  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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EMERGENCY DISASTER RESPONSE COLLECTION FOR 2019: Optional special collection for the Diocese of Ogdensburg

Hurricane Dorian creating uncounted damage to lives and property, especially in the Bahamas. Continuing our pattern of the past couple of years, the Diocese is offering the opportunity for optional collections for an overarching Emergency Disaster Response for 2019. Please see the attached letter, including suggested bulletin and pulpit announcements, HERE. Thank you for considering how we can aid our brothers and sisters who need assistance.


PRIESTHOOD SUNDAY: Last Sunday of September

Priesthood Sunday celebrated the last Sunday of September (note change of date).

Priesthood Sunday was begun by the National Federation of Priest Councils in 2001 to honor the priests in the U.S.  It has been celebrated annually on the last Sunday of October.  In recent years, the date for celebrating National Vocation Awareness week was moved to the full first week of November.  In order not to celebrate both events so close together, Priesthood Sunday will now be celebrated on the last Sunday of September.  This year Priesthood Sunday will be September 29, 2109.  Promotional materials will be distributed in late July.


 

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EXTRAORDINARY MISSIONARY MONTH: October 2019

In October, we celebrate Extraordinary Missionary Month as requested by Pope Francis. The theme will be Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World. Leading up to the celebration, the North Country Catholic, as well as Diocesan Social Media, will feature occasional columns written by religious and clergy reflecting on their work in the missions, such as Peru, Ecuador and Nicaragua. 

Also, the Mission Office and the Office of Evangelization is planning a discussion panel at Amyot Hall in Norfolk for October 24 to speak about the Missionary works originating in our Diocese.  Details will be shared in eNotes as they become available.

For additional resources, Missio, the website of the Pontifical Mission Societies has created a resource page with background information, catechetical resources, prayer resources as well as information about Missionary Witnesses.  These resources can be found at https://www.missio.org/resources.aspx .

For more information contact: Sr. Mary Ellen Brett at the mission office 315-393-2920 ext. 1360 or mbrett@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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FUN, FAITH AND ECOLOGY: Leadership Retreats for youth in grades 7 to 12

Description: The Youth Department has put together two awesome opportunities for young people in grades 7 to 12 to learn, have fun and become empowered to be “Shepherds of the Earth.” Each location will offer a different opportunity for young people to engage nature, each other and their faith. The emphasis of each retreat is “learning through interactive fun”. That means, they will have a great time learning about their gifts and strengths and how they can use them to lead others in caring for our precious home, Earth.
This retreat is only $25.00 per youth and includes lunch.

Please click "buy tickets" or visit: www.rcdony.org/leadership to register and pay the activity fee.

September 14th - The Wild Center in Tupper Lake
September 28th- Ausable Chasm in Ausable/Keeseville
Both events start at 9:30AM with registration and conclude at 1:30PM.

For more information, email Tom Semeraro at  tsemeraro@rcdony.org.


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PRIESTHOOD DISCERNMENT: Lakeside Fishers Club

The Lakeside Fishers Club will meet on Sundays at 3:00pm in St. Peter's Upper Room, Plattsburgh, on the following dates in 2019: Sept 8 & 22, Oct 6 & 20, Nov 3 & 24, Dec 8, and 2020: Feb 2 & 16, Mar 1 & 29, Apr 19, May 3 & 10. High school Junior men and older are invited to join in discernment discussion, Evening Prayer and dinner. Just drop in or to confirm your attendance & for more information, please contact: Father Howard Venette: pastorsmoll@stmarysti.org / 518 585 7144 or Father Christopher Carrara: ccarrara@rcdony.org / 315 375 6571.  


 

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2ND ANNUAL MARRIAGE AND CONSECRATED LIFE JUBILEE MASS: Registration Open

Description: The 2nd Annual Marriage and Consecrated Life Jubilee Mass is scheduled for Sunday, September 15 at 2:30 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Ogdensburg with a reception to follow. If a couple is interested in attending, please direct them to https://www.rcdony.org/marriagejubilee to register. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Family Life Office at 315-393-2920.  


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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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MIDDLE SCHOOL VOCATION RETREAT: For Catholic School Children & Parish Programs

Where: Camp Guggenheim, Saranac Lake
When: September 20,2019
Begins at 9:15am
Ends with Mass at: 2:30pm
Preregister with Cathy Russell at crussell@rcdony.org


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COMMISSIONED LAY MINISTRY ASSOCIATION SLFA ANNUAL DINNER MEETING: Attention All Commissioned Lay Ministers

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Mass at 5:30pm followed by Dinner
St. Mary's Church/Parish Hall
105 Cornell Avenue
Massena, NY

Guest Presenter: Sr. Bethany Fitzgerald, SSJ

Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes, baked ziti, green beans, rolls, desserts, coffee and tea
$15.00 per person
Spouses and guests invited
Registration required by 9/19/19
Online: https://www.rcdony.org/formation/commissioned-lay-ministers/clm-event-registration.html OR call Jeannie Grizzuto 315-393-2920 Ext. 1413 OR e-mail jgrizzuto@rcdony.org


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LEAD WESTERN REGIONAL EVENT: Starting To Think Outside The Box-Alternative Ways To Deliver Faith Formation Programs

Date: September 28, 2019
Location: Lobster House Restaurant, Norwood, NY
Time: 10am - 2:00pm
Contact Shayne Lippincott by email at slippincott@rcdony.org or call 315-393-2920.


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AUTUMN RETREAT AT OUR LADY OF THE ADIRONDACKS HOUSE OF PRAYER: Let us Build A House Where Love Can Grow

Description: A Day Retreat, "True Hospitality of the Heart" with Sr. Bethany Fitzgerald, SSJ is being offered at Our Lady of the Adirondacks House of Prayer on Saturday, September 28th from 10 AM to 3 PM with a light luncheon included. 7270 Star Road, Route 190, Ellenburg Center, NY. Call 518-594-3253 (House) or 518-846-3060 (Sarah) to RSVP. Donations gratefully accepted, but not expected.


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BLUE MASS: September 29, 2019 in Ogdensburg

Bishop Terry R. LaValley, announces that a Blue Mass honoring the law enforcement and corrections personnel of the North Country will be celebrated on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 415 Hamilton Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.

The Blue Mass is the Church’ way of offering thanks to God for the dedication and sacrifices made by the men and women who “Protect and Serve”. The Mass is open to all members of the law enforcement and corrections regardless of church affiliation.

Uniform of the Day is Class “A”. Police agencies, family members, supporters and the Faithful from around the diocese are encouraged to attend. Questions can be directed to Fr. Christopher Carrara, Chaplain JCSO/SLCSO 315-393-2920 or at ccarrara@rcdony.org  


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ANNUAL DOVS PILGRIMAGE: Destination Notre Dame, Ottawa, Ontario.

Join Bishop LaValley and the Diocese of Ogdensburg Vocations Society (DOVS) on a Pilgrimage to Notre Dame Cathedral in Ottawa to pray for vocations on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.  The bus will pick up from Malone, Potsdam and Ogdensburg.  For more information see the flyer or contact Connie Randall at 315-265-2762 or Mary Enslow at 315-268-1016


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AN EVENT FOR COMMISSIONED LAY MINISTERS: Joy in Ministry....

All Commissioned Lay Ministers are invited to attend the Eastern Region Commissioned Lay Minister's Association Fall Event:

Date: October 4, 2019
Where: St. Alexander's Church & Hall, 1 Church Street, Morrisonville, NY

5:15pm Gather in Church
5:30pm Mass celebrated by Fr. Bill Gordon
6:30pm Dinner followed by Fr. Bill Gordon's Presentation "Joy in Ministry...our Joy May Be Complete!" which will start around 7:15pm

The cost for this event is $10.00.
Registrations must be received no later than September 20, 2019
You may register online at:https://www.rcdony.org/formation/commissioned-lay-ministers/clm-event-registration.html


 

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LIFECHAIN SUNDAY: October 6

Lifechain Sunday is October 6th! Stand up for Life at this year's prayerful, public, prolife witness. Rain or shine. Bring a friend! Signs provided. More info at www.lifechain.net 


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FAMILY GUGGENHEIM 2019

Bring your family to the best weekend of the summer!

One remaining weekend session: 

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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RACHEL'S VINEYARD: Fall Retreat Weekend

A Rachel's Vineyard after-abortion healing retreat will be offered at the Guggenheim Lodge in Saranac Lake, Friday, October 18 - Sunday, October 20. Chaplain for the weekend is Fr. Mark Reilly. Confidential online registration form available at www.rcdony.org/prolife . Please contact The Respect Life Office with questions 518-524-0774. Other retreat dates and locations available at www.rachelsvineyard.org. If you are suffering after abortion, you're not alone. Help and healing is available. 


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YOUTH MINISTER ANNUAL GATHERING: Youth Ministers are the hands and feet that lead the young to Jesus so that they may lead a Blessed life.

Where: Holy Ghost Parish Center
40 Marion Street Tupper Lake New York
When: November 9th
Time: 10AM to 2PM

Please RSVP to:

Tom Semeraro
Email:tsemeraro@rcdony.org
Phone: 315-393-2920 ext. 1415
No Charge to attend Meeting


This will be the first of what I hope to be many more opportunities for Diocesan Youth Ministers and Volunteers to commune and discuss Youth Ministry in the Diocese. The day is centered around an open discussion on the current state and future of Youth Ministry in the Diocese.

Lunch will be included and there is no fee to attend.

Please RSVP by email or phone so that we can have enough food prepared for lunch.

Also, let me know if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.

 

 


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NORTH COUNTRY CURSILLO: Consider Participating in a Cursillo Weekend

Cursillo is a means to help Catholic Christians realize the depth of God’s love for each of us and the beauty of our Catholic Faith. It provides a simple method to help one develop and grow in Faith and better live the daily struggle of the Christian life. 

A Cursillo Weekend is an encounter with Christ, others and self. Cursillo means “short course” and consists of talks given by priests and lay persons with participation in small group discussions.  Weekend participants also share the Eucharist, sing, pray and fellowship together.

North Country Cursillo of the Ogdensburg diocese is planning to hold two Cursillo Weekend events this fall.  These weekends will be held for men on Nov 21-24, 2019 at Wadhams Hall in Ogdensburg and for women on December 12-15, 2019 at Wadhams Hall in Ogdensburg.

 

If you are interested and would like more information, please contact one of the following in your area:

Watertown/Ogdensburg Area: Anne Seegebarth

Email: ams2962@gmail.com, Phone: 315-783-4596

Canton/Massena Area: Michael Neaton

Email: neatonmichael@yahoo.com, Phone: 315-335-6302 or 315-261-4150

Port Henry/Ticonderoga Area: Dan Stewart

Email: dshope4444@gmail.com,  Phone: 518-898-6851

Plattsburgh Area or other not listed above: Ken Racette

Email: kracette1a@gmail.com Phone: 518-314-1505 or 518-578-3056


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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 September 21/22 Bulletin)

Our Youth need our support.  The “Intergenerational Climate Strike” is a movement to bring awareness that it is NOW that we need to help our environment.  Check out events around the country during the week of Sept. 20-27. 


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP:

(for the September 28/29 Bulletin)

According to the Washington Post, “What goes up comes down as litter:  Balloon releases are being banned.”  And this is a really good thing.  If you are having a celebration how about tossing bird seed instead of releasing plastic balloons. It’s a thoughtful way to keep our birds safe from harm while giving them nourishment. 


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PLANNED GIVING: What is my tax situation for 2019?

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 year end runs out. You could even prepay some of your 2019 gifts to be able to capture this year’s tax benefits.  


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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FUND RAISER: Fundraiser for the Knights of Columbus, Evans Mills, NY

Dinner to include spaghetti & meatballs, salad, bread, beverage and dessert.
$7.00 for adults, $6.00 for senior citizens, $5.00 for children under 12 and children under 5 eat for free.
Saturday, September 14 at St. Mary's Parish Center in Evans Mills. Serving from 4 to 7 pm. Benefit Indian River Knights of Columbus. For more information call 315-629-4678.


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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 315-783-5268 or Gene Kleinhans at 315-482-3981. Come join us, whether you’ve been to a meeting or not.


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42ND ANNUAL ST. AUGUSTINE'S PERU APPLEFEST: Two Days Of Family Fun, Peru NY

The 42nd annual St. Augustine’s Peru Applefest will be held on Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd. Two days of live music, a giant craft fair, foods, games and rides for young children and teens.

Saturday’s parade begins at 11AM at the Peru Elementary School and proceeds to the Applefest grounds at 3030 Main Street. Sunday activities begin 11 a.m. with an afternoon chicken BBQ.

Saturday’s music features the Police Fife and Drums of Plattsburgh followed by the rocking Bootleg Band. Sunday afternoon the On Three Band will perform.


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CATHOLIC COMMUNITY OF CONSTABLE, WESTVILLE & TROUT RIVER: Ham Dinner and Raffle Fundraiser

Delicious Ham Dinner!
September 21st from 4pm - 7pm
St. Francis of Assisi, 5 Poplar St., Constable NY
Menu: Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Butternut Squash, Raisin Sauce, Gravy, Desserts , Rolls, Butter, Coffee and Tea.
Cost: $10 each, Age 12 and under $5.

Featuring 2019 Big Ticket Raffle * 16 Prizes to be Awarded!
Drawing: 7:00PM, September 21, 2019
Donation: $5 Each or 6 for $25
Ticket holder need not be present to win.
Must be at least 18 years of age to purchase.

For more information contact the parish at officecwtr@gmail.com


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40 DAYS FOR LIFE PLATTSBURGH: Prayer can change things, please join us!

Calling all Christians across the Diocese to participate in this life saving event. From September 25th through November 3rd, 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 Planned Parenthood 66 Brinkerhoff Street, Plattsburgh, NY (prayer volunteers needed 7am-7pm every day). Also, help spread the word about this important community outreach. If you’d like more information – and especially if you’d like to volunteer to help, please contact:
Nancy Belzile 518-593-6024
Check our website for event information:
www.40daysforlife.com/plattsburgh


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BLESSING OF THE ROSES: In Honor of St. Thérèse

On September 29, at 4 p.m., St. Bernard’s Church, Saranac Lake, please join members of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites for a holy hour including Eucharistic Adoration, Vespers, Benediction, and a blessing of roses to be distributed. There will be light refreshments at the conclusion. For more information contact: John Miner at Jdminer@roadrunner.com


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ST. MARY'S, COPENHAGEN ANNUAL TURKEY DINNER: Parish Fundraiser

Copenhagen – St. Mary’s 
Annual Turkey Dinner
Date Thursday, October 3rd
Time 4:30 pm
Place Copenhagen Fire Hall
Cost Adults - $9.00
Children – Ages 6 – 12 - $4.50
Children – Ages 5 & under – Free
Take Outs - $9.00

Features Bazaar & Bake Sale
Raffle Items & 50/50 Raffle

Contact Information - Sr. Mary Ellen Brett
315-688-2683
srectory2@twcny.rr.com


38TH ANNUAL HARVEST DINNER: Parish Fundraiser, Chateaugay, NY

Catholic Community of Burke & Chateaugay
38th Annual Harvest Dinner
132 West Main St., Chateaugay, NY
Sunday, October 6th, 11AM-5:30PM

Menu: Roast Beef, Potatoes, Carrots, Gravy, Coleslaw, Pickles, Roll & Pie
Cost: Adults $12.00, Children $5.00 (5-11), Children under 5 Free

Cash Prize Raffle
1st Prize $1,000
2nd Prize $500
3rd Prize $250
(1) for $2, (3) for $5
(7) for $10 or (10) for $15
Tickets are available at the Parish Office.

50/50 Raffle
50/50 Raffle tickets will be sold at the dinner.

Featuring a Country Store with Baked goods, homemade items and Basket Raffle.


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OLV AUTUMN DINNER: Our only Parish Funderaiser of the year, Plattsburgh NY

This year’s Autumn Dinner will take place Sunday, October 6, 2019, from Noon until 5:00 pm at the Parish Center. Call (518) 578-1068 (take outs or delivery 12-4). Please call during the day of the dinner. Spaghetti (Gluten-Free Available) with Meat/Meatless Sauce, Salad and Rolls, Brownies & Ice Cream. $9.00 adults / $8.00 seniors (60&over) $5.00 under 12, Under 5 free Big Ticket Raffle—Huge Country Store 


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NATIONAL SPEAKER CHRIS PADGETT: I'm not o.k., you're not o.k., but it's o.k., Watertown, NY

Description: National author and speaker, Chris Padgett, will be at St. Anthony’s Thursday October 10th, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00. p.m.
Chris has spoken at Steubenville and been seen on EWTN. His topic will be “I’m not o.k., you’re not o.k. , but it’s o.k”. He is dynamic, entertaining and very relevant. This is a great opportunity for the whole family. Free to the public. Donations gladly accepted.


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SACRED HEART HARVEST DINNER: Turkey and all the trimmings

Sacred Heart Parish in Chazy is having their Harvest Dinner on October 20, 2019, 11:30 am - 5:00 pm at the Parish Center. Menu includes Roast Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, cole slaw, corn, turnip, rolls and butter, beverage, apple or pumpkin pie. Visit our Sinners' Den Pantry for "sinfully" delicious goodies. Raffle with dozens of prizes. Please join us!! We are handicapped accessible. For more information, 518-846-7650 or sacredheart@westelcom.com


 

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VENDORS NEEDED: Craft/artisan Show, Brasher Falls, NY

Description: The St. Patrick’s/St. Lawrence Altar Rosary Society in Brasher Falls is hosting a two day Artisan/Craft Show at the K of C Hall located just off State Highway 11C (138 CR 50) in Brasher Falls, NY on Saturday November 9th (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) and Sunday November 10th (11 a.m. until 3 p.m.) We are looking for vendors interested in selling items. No direct sales vendors please. To reserve a table call Val at 315-389-4182


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WOMEN'S GROUP MEETING: All women are welcome! - Norwood, NY

Women's Group Meeting (previously called Blessed is She)-All women are welcome!
The Little Way of Life: Walking With Saint Therese Through Every Age and Stage
October 27, 12:30
St. Andrew's Church Hall, Norwood-enter through the side door on the right of the church.
For more information call/text/email Sara
315-212-7565 or narrow56@gmail.com


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FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM: Volunteering in Local Schools

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Ogdensburg hosts a Volunteer Program that may interest you. The Foster Grandparent Program. The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federally funded agency that has built volunteer based programs over 50 years and counting. This program is right in your backyard. The Foster Grandparent Program of Northern New York has a purpose andit  is to provide opportunities for low income persons aged 55 and older, to provide person to person services in health, education, and the welfare of children ages 21 and below. Foster Grandparents are placed in a classroom setting with a child or children who are in need of emotional support, development of basic learning skills, to provide friendship, companionship, encouragement, individual attention, and unhurried help. The Foster Grandparent also receives a small non-taxable stipend bi-weekly that cannot be held against any current benefits you may already have and you also get paid mileage for your travel. You receive paid holidays, vacations, sick and personal leave. The program currently has 40 volunteers and serves more than 100 kids per year. “Sometimes when you get to be my age, you wake up and say what good am I” and along came the Foster Grandparent Program that keeps me going! (Quote from the late Roy Foote age 83). If you think you may be interested in becoming a volunteer please call our office at 518-359-7688.
Melissa Howard- Volunteer Coordinator,  Hanna Smith- Assistant Volunteer Coordinator


 

LITURGICAL ITEMS AVAILABLE

St. Alphonsus – Holy Name of Jesus Parish is offering items from Holy Name Church in Tupper Lake. They are currently stored at the Holy Ghost Center at 40 Marion Street. The items are available for parish use at no charge.

The following are available:
• A large set Stations of the Cross
• Large statue stands
• Sanctuary furniture chairs and tufts
• St. Joseph and St. Theresa 54"
• Small Tabernacle Altar
• Wooden Podium
• Other small odds and ends
• Older style Cross with corpus

If you have any questions, you can reach Fr. Doug Decker at 518-359-3405 or pastor@tupperlakecatholics.org.


UPCOMING EVENTS ON THE DIOCESAN CALENDAR

 

Sept. 12: Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral with the Sisters of the Cross of Chavanod of Watertown and Cadyville

Sept. 13-15: Young Adult Retreat

Sept. 14: Youth Leadership Retreat - The Wild Center

Sept. 14: Diocesan Pastoral Council meeting

Sept. 15: Bishop's Fund Appeal

Sept. 15: Married and Consecrated Life Jubilee Mass

Sept. 16: Investment Advisory Committee Meeting

Sept. 17: Sacred Heart Foundation’s 46th Annual Benefit Dinner for the Scholarship Programs of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart

Sept. 18: Diocesan Department Head Meeting

Sept. 19: Bishop’s Heritage Circle Mass

Sept. 20-22: Intervarsity Campus Ministry Retreat

Sept 20: Middle School Vocation Retreat

Sept. 21: Formation for Ministry Workshop

Sept. 21: Council of Religious Meeting

Sept. 24: SLFA CLM Assoc. Fall Dinner Meeting

Sept. 25: New York State Catholic Conference Board Meeting

Sept. 28: Youth Leadership Retreat

Sept. 28: Western Regional LEAD Event

Sept. 29: Blue Mass

Oct. 1: Episcopal Council Meeting

Oct. 2: Diocese of Ogdensburg Vocation Society Pilgrimage to Ottawa

Oct. 4: ERCLMA Fall Event

Oct. 4: Admission to Candidacy for Ordination to the Diaconate

Oct. 5: Memorial Mass for the Catholic Daughters of America Past Regents

Oct. 6: Life Chain - Stand up for Life at this year's prayerful, public, prolife witness

Oct. 6: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep., Plattsburgh

Oct. 6: Adoration / Rosary Rally

Oct. 8: The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg meeting

Oct. 9: Priest Council Meeting 


Office of Vocations General Intercessions Cycle C 

Office of Vocations Bulletin Blurbs Cycle C  

Office of Vocation Seasonal Bulletin Blurbs 

Office of Vocations Newsletters 

Office of Evangelization Blog

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