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eNOTES FOR SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

eNOTES FOR SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

(with bulletin information for the weekends of October 6 and 13, 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 October 7 for the October 10 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends October 20 and 27.  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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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.


 

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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 will facilitate a presentation and discussion panel at Trinity Catholic School in Massena (Note the change of venue) for October 24 to speak about the Missionary works originating in our Diocese.  See details in the Bulletin Section below.

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.  The Diocese will be posting daily reflection on the Diocesan Facebook page.

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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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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CELEBRATE CHRIST: Creating Holy Moments

Celebrate Christ is a conference that is organized every two years by the Diocesan Department of Education to inspire Catholic School principals, teachers, staff, catechetical leaders, catechists, Commissioned Lay Ministers and all those involved in parish ministries. The 2019 Celebrate Christ Conference will take place on October 18 and 19 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Lake Placid.

This year’s keynote speaker for both days is Kevin Dowd. He is an author and internationally known speaker who, as an author, speaker and teacher, has impacted many lives through his message of faith, discipleship and mission.

DAY ONE: Friday. October 18

Reserved for Catholic School Principals, Teachers, and School Staff.  

Kevin Dowd will speak on the following topics: Complexity of Catholic Identity in the morning and The Eucharist and Catholic Identity in the afternoon.

DAY TWO: Saturday, October 19 (Registration Required)

For Catechetical Leaders, Catechists, Commissioned Lay Ministers and anyone involved in Parish Ministries.

Kevin Dowd’s morning talk will be on the Spirituality of Imperfection and the afternoon talk will be on Eucharist, Source and Center of our Lives.

For more information for the conference and registration for Day 2 go to www.rcdony.org/celebrate or contact Jessica Hargrave at jhargrave@rcdony.org or 315-393-2920 ext. 1451


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CALLED TO MISSION: Two Sisters Share Their Stories

As part of the Diocese of Ogdensburg's Celebration of the Extraordinary Missionary Month called for by Pope Francis, Sr. Cindy Sullivan and Sr. Debbie Blow will share their inspiring stories of their missions to Ecuador and Nicaragua. In addition, Sr. Mary Ellen Brett will share information about the Pontifical Mission Societies and the mission in Peru as well as our twin diocese of Lattakia.  Join us for this FREE event on Thursday, October 24, at 6:30pm at Trinity Catholic School in Massena, NY.  For more information and to RSVP, contact Molly Ryan at mryan@rcdony.org or 315-393-2920 ext. 1361.


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CLM ASSOCIATION OF JEFFERSON & LEWIS DEANERIES FALL DINNER MEETING: Lead Us to the Table

Description: All Commissioned Lay Ministers and their spouses are invited to attend the CLM Assoc. of Jefferson & Lewis Deaneries Fall Dinner Event October 24, 2019 at St. Mary's in Clayton with Fr. Arthur LaBaff, Pastor. The Topic for the evening is "Lead Us to the Table."

See below for online registration information or contact Jeannie Grizzuto at (315) 393-2920, Ext. 1413 or jgrizzuto@rcdony.org 


 

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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.

Annual Meeting 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.
Saturday, Nov. 9th, 10am-2pm
Holy Ghost Parish Center
40 Marion Street - Tupper Lake, NY
Please RSVP to: Youth Admin. Assistant Virginia Demers
vdemers@rcdony.org or 315-393-2920


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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 October 19/20 Bulletin)

 


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP:

(for the October 26/27 Bulletin)

 


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PLANNED GIVING: Benefits of Giving Wisely

 


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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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

 

 


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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ROSARY RALLY: Pray to Our Lady of Fatima

BE A PART OF THE BIGGEST ROSARY CRUSADE IN HISTORY

Saturday, October 12, Noon, at the Fatima Shrine on the lawn of St. Patrick’s, Watertown

Come join in prayer to make amends for the sins of abortion and euthanasia, and the devastating scourge of drug addiction.

The gathering at St. Patrick’s is just one of 22,000 sites praying nationwide in answer to Our Lady’s request at Fatima in 1917.

Our Blessed Mother Mary gave us the solution to the world’s problems—”Pray the Rosary"

For more information, contact Sarah at 315-782-1190 Extension 1


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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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FUNDRAISER FOR OUR PARISH: Roast Pork Dinner, Evans Mills, NY

Roast Pork Dinner, Saturday, October 12th serving from 4 to 7 PM at St. Mary's Parish Center in Evans Mills, NY
Adults $10.00, seniors and children to age 12 $8.00 and children under 5 eat for free.
For more information call 315-629-4678. Benefit St. Mary's Church.


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HARVEST DINNER: West Chazy, NY 

St. Joseph’s Church, West Chazy, NY, will hold their 46th annual all-you-can-eat Harvest Dinner on Sunday, October 13th from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. The menu will include a Buffet Style Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings, The cost is $12.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 5-12, and children under 5 eat for free. Take-outs are available at $12.00 each. There will also be a Country Store, and a Benefit Drawing and much more. For more information, call 518-493-4521.


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ANNUAL POLISH FEST: St. Hedwig's Catholic Church, Houseville

St. Hedwig's Polish Fest, 5432 State Rte. 26, Houseville
Sunday, October 13, at noon following the celebration of the 11:00 a.m. Mass.

Features:
Serving a Tasty Polish Platter, $10, Baked Goods, Ice Cream Sundaes, Polish Hot Dogs, Basket Raffles, 50/50 Raffle. To Benefit Church upkeep. Contact 315-348-6260.


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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, coleslaw, 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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ANNUAL HARVEST DINNER: St. Joseph's Church, Dannemora

Roast Turkey with all the Trimmings. Sunday, October 20, 2019. Downstairs in the Church Hall from 11am to 5pm. Adults: $10. Children 5-11: $7. Under 5: Free. Take-outs available. Chinese Auction & 50/50 Raffle. Live Music by Ann Marie Petrashune and Robert Rubado.  For more information contact the parish at  office@stjosephsdannemora.com or 518-492-7118


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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FUNDRAISER FOR ST. PAUL'S CHURCH: Harvest Ham Dinner, Black River, NY

Description: Ham Dinner, Thursday, October 24th at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Black River. Serving from 4 to 7 PM. Adults $9.00, seniors $8.00, age 5 to 12 $4.00 and children under 5 eat for free. The Family price is $25.00. Benefit St. Paul's Church in Black River. For more information, call 315-773-5672.


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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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ANNUAL BAZAAR: Family Fun All Day! Massena, NY

Saturday, November 9th
10am - 6pm
St. Mary's Social Hall
Massena, NY

For more info call Parish Office at 315-769-2469 


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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


UPCOMING EVENTS ON THE DIOCESAN CALENDAR

Sept. 28: Youth Leadership Retreat

Sept. 28: Western Regional LEAD Event

Sept. 29: Blue Mass

Oct. 1: Episcopal Council Meeting

Oct. 1: Review Board 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 

Oct. 11-13: Family Guggenheim Session 3

Oct. 12: Council of Deacons Meeting

Oct 17: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep. (Session 1 of 2): North Bangor

Oct 18-19: Celebrate Christ

Oct 19: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep. (Session 2 of 2): North Bangor

Oct 20: Destination Confirmation (Essex Deanery)

Oct 20: Mission Sunday 


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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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