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eNOTES FOR OCTOBER 24, 2019

eNOTES FOR OCTOBER 24, 2019

(with bulletin information for the weekends of November 3 and 10, 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 November 4 for the November 7 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends November 17 and 24.  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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STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY LETTER FROM BISHOP LAVALLEY: To be read at all Masses November 2 & 3, 2019

The Stewardship Sunday Letter from Bishop LaValley to be read at all Masses November 2 & 3, 2019 can be downloaded HERE.


 

 

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INTERCESSIONS FOR THE ADDICTED

Bishop LaValley asks that all parishes include intercessions for those suffering from addiction at Sunday Masses. Sample intercessions are attached. For further information, please contact Father O'Brien at 315-393-2920.


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COLLECTIONS AND APPEALS: Nov. 3, Collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA

Every three years, we support the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA through a second collection. Please ask your parishioners to help 1.8 million soldiers, veterans and their families through this appeal. Sample bulletin announcements and other resources can be found HERE. 


 

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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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TONIGHT: OCTOBER 24

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

Date: November 2, 2019
Location: Butcher Block Restaurant, Plattsburgh, NY
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Contact Jessica Hargrave by email at jhargrave@rcdony.org or call 315-393-2920.


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2019 CARITAS DINNER

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Ogdensburg will hold its Annual Caritas Dinner on November 6th, 2019 at the Gran View Restaurant in Ogdensburg, NY. Each year, Bishop Terry R. LaValley and the Board of Trustees present awards to individuals, groups, and families who have made a significant contribution to the agency’s mission of serving the poor and underprivileged in the diocese.

According to Deacon Patrick J. Donahue, the current Executive Director of Catholic Charities: “These are seven, very deserving recipients and their tireless and devoted work in their communities have inspired so many others to join in and do the same.”  The awards are given to those who demonstrate a clear understanding of charity and social justice issues as well as a passion for reaching a resolution.

The event begins at 5:00 pm with cocktail hour (with a cash bar), dinner at 6 pm; the cost is $50 per person.

Reservations, which are required, should be made with Johanna H. at Catholic Charities (315) 393-2255 by Oct 30th, 2019.

All funds raised through the Caritas Dinner will be used to provide counseling and financial assistance to individuals and families in critical need.  No administrative funds are paid for with funds raised through this dinner.


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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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PRESENTATION ON BULLYING: Facts, Effects, & Prevention of Bullying

DID YOU KNOW? That Bullying in our schools was a factor in 2/3 of the 37 school shootings reviewed by the U.S. Secret Service? Often people dismiss bullying among our youth as a normal part of growing up. Bullying is extremely harmful. We have seen, in recent years, the psychological effects on our children that can last a lifetime and, also have dire consequences. Bullying is not just happening in other states, other communities. It is happening here in our communities.

YOU ARE INVITED! St. Mary's Catholic Church is sponsoring a presentation on the "Facts, Effects, and Prevention" of Bullying. Our guest speaker is Deputy Carrie Mangino, who knows first-hand the effects of Bullying in our schools. Adults and youth are invited to join us on Thursday, November 14th at 7 PM in St. Mary’s Parish Center at 521 James Street, Clayton for this informative and free event! For more information, contact St. Mary's Parish Office at 315-686-3398.


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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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YOUTH BUSES FOR LIFE: Registration Now Open!

Online registration is now open for the Youth Buses for Life pilgrimage to Washington, DC, for high school students and Virtus-trained adult chaperones to participate in the March for Life. Buses depart the North Country on Thursday, January 23 and return Sunday, January 26, 2020. $200 includes transportation, 3 hotel stays, 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 2 lunches, t-shirt, slingbag and an awesome experience! Western bus departs from IHC in Watertown. Northern bus departs from Massena with stops in Canton and Gouverneur. March for Life in our nation's capital and participate in the Life is Very Good Rally and Mass and the National Prolife Summit! Registration and more information at www.rcdony.org/prolife


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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 November 2/3 Bulletin)

"All Creation sings God’s praise." (Ps. 19). As part of creation let us lend our voices to give thanks to our Creator for each aspect of creation that we come in contact with this week. Consider creating your own litany of praise, as the young men in the book of Daniel did. See: Daniel 3:57 and following. 


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP:

(for the November 9/10 Bulletin)

“The earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use of future generations.” (Saint John Paul II) How will you practice faithful stewardship this week?


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SAFE ENVIRONMENT CORNER: Did you know? ...

All Diocesan clergy and employees, all Catholic school and parish employees, and all volunteers whose duties require contact with minors must undergo a background check. The Diocese of Ogdensburg has conducted over 875 background checks since January 1, 2019. Background checks help keep predators away from children because they can uncover past actions which should ban an adult from working or volunteering with children. For more information, visit the Diocesan Safe Environment website at https://www.rcdony.org/safeenv


 

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PLANNED GIVING: Leaving a Legacy

Think about the part you want to play in our parish’s future.  You have the opportunity to support this ministry in many ways.  Naming our parish as a beneficiary in your estate plan or the making of an endowment gift can assure your continued participation in this ministry far into the future. For further information, contact Scott Lalone, Executive Director of Development/Foundation at the Diocese of Ogdensburg at 315-393-2920 or slalone@rcdony.org.


PARISH EVENTS:

These are parish and other local events that may be of interest to your parishioners. If you would like to share them in your parish bulletin, you can simply cut and paste the text under the "Description." 

 

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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AU SABLE FORKS KNIGHT OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL HARVEST DINNER OCTOBER 27TH

Come join us on October 27th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm for our annual roast pork dinner with stuffing, gravy, and all the trimmings. Event is held at the Holy Name Parish Center and will also feature a Silent auction and Chinese auction. Cost is $10 adults and $5 for children under 12. Take-outs are available.


SPAGHETTI DINNERS: Monthly Dinners, Watertown, NY

Description: St. Anthony’s Spaghetti Dinners are held monthly in Msgr. Sechi Hall. Take outs begin at 4PM and dinner service ends at 6:30 PM. Adult meals (ages 12 and up) are $8; half portions for children or adults $4.50; kids under 3 eat free. Sauce is available for $5 a quart—bring a pot!—and extra meatballs are .75 cents each.

Upcoming dates: October 24, November 21, January 30, March 26, April 30, May 28, June 25.

All are Thursdays. Questions, call the parish office, (315) 782-1190.


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ARS Fall Bazaar: Norfolk NY

Location: Fr. Amyot Parish Center, Norfolk, NY
Date: Saturday, October 26th
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
To benefit the Altar and Rosary Society
For more information: 315-705-6322 or PVSRARS@gmail.com


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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


HARVEST DINNER: North Bangor, NY

The Catholic Community of St. Augustine will be hosting a Harvest Dinner to be held on Sunday, October 27 from11:30am to 3:30 pm at the John C. Dwyer Parish Center located at 2470 State Route 11 in North Bangor.  A home-cooked Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings will be served.  Adults: $10.00, Senior Citizens $9.00, Children under 12 $6.00/under 5: Free. Take outs will be available.  Please plan to attend this annual event and enjoy good food with good friends.

For more information contact the parish at 518-483-6674


ST. HUBERT'S HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Star Lake, NY

HOLIDAY BAZAAR St. Hubert's - Star Lake
November 2, 2019 - 9am - 3pm
Coffee & Donuts - 9am - 11am
Lunch - 11:30am - 1pm
Handcrafted item, gift baskets, silent auction, live wreaths, bake sale.
Handicapped Accessible
Contact:315-848-3612


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FUND RAISER: Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner, Evans Mills, NY

Description: Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner, Saturday, November 9th serving from 4 to 7 PM. St. Mary's Parish Center in Evans Mills, NY. $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for senior citizens, $5.00 for children under 12 and children under 5 eat for free. For more information call 315-629-4678


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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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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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FABULOUS FALL CRAFT FESTIVAL: Get a head start on your Christmas shopping!!

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Sacred Heart Parish Center, 8 Hall Street, Chazy, NY from 9 am - 3 pm.
Great craft festival with many craft vendors from New York, Vermont. Hot lunches, baked goods, silent auction, in addition to hundreds of handcrafted items.
For more info, contact Sharon Nephew 518-493-2914. Free Admission


HARVEST DINNER: St. Alexander Church, Morrisonville

St. Alexander Morrisonville is hosting their annual Harvest Dinner.
November 10th, 2019
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
$10 for Adults, $5 for 5 - 12 yr. & children under 5 FREE
Take Outs Available 518-561-5039
For more information contact the office at 518-561-5039


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COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TABLE: St. Mary's Church, Clayton

Saturday, December 7, 11am - 2pm at St. Mary's Parish Center, 521 James Street, Clayton as part of the Christmas in Clayton event. Over 50 delicious foods to sample for only $8. Raffle. Again this year, students will present a Living Nativity, portraying the "reason for the season". For more information, contact St. Mary's parish office at 315-686-3398.


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FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE COURSE OFFERED THIS FALL:

Mercy Care for the Adirondacks will offer the Westberg Institute’s Foundations of Faith Community Nursing (Parish Nursing) Course at Mercy Care, 185 Old Military Road, Lake Placid on:

Friday, November 1, 1:00 – 5:00 pm 
Saturday November 2, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday November 9, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, November 16, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, November 22, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Saturday, November 23, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This course is open to RN’s or other persons interested in health ministry in their church or community.  Faith Community Nurses (Parish Nurses) provide health education and counseling, serve as patient advocates and connect patients to resources in the community.  They care for the whole person, body, mind and spirit with a particular focus on the spiritual.

If you are a registered nurse with a desire to help people live a healthy, faith-filled life, you may wish to serve your own faith community or others in the Tri-Lakes area as a volunteer faith community nurse.  Please contact Sister Catherine Cummings at 523-5582 or ccummings@adkmercy.org with any questions you may have or to register for the course.  The course is offered free of charge to nurses of all faiths.  Pre-registration and all six days of classes are required.


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 and it 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

Oct. 24: CLM Association of Jefferson & Lewis Deaneries Fall Dinner Meeting

Oct. 24: Called to Mission: Two Sisters share their stories

Oct. 26: Ordination to the transitional Diaconate

Oct. 27: Destination Confirmation (Lewis Deanery)

Oct. 29: Diocesan Finance Council Meeting

Nov. 1: Deacon Candidate Class

Nov. 2: Eastern Regional LEAD Event

Nov. 3: Special Collection: Archdiocese for Military Services, USA

Nov. 4: Catholic Charities Corporation Meeting

Nov. 5: Development Board of Advisors Meeting

Nov. 6: Annual Catholic Charities Board of Trustees Meeting

Nov. 6: Caritas Dinner

Nov. 7: Episcopal Council Meeting

Nov. 9- 16: Ad Limina Visit in Rome

Nov. 9: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep (Watertown)

Nov. 9: Youth Minister Annual Gathering

Nov 10: Parish Stewardship Sunday

Nov 20: Episcopal Council Meeting

Nov 21-23: Cursillo Men’s Weekend

Nov. 24: Campaign for Human Development / Black and Indian Missions

Dec 4: Department Head Meeting


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Office of Vocations Newsletters 

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