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eNOTES FOR JANUARY 2, 2020

eNOTES FOR JANUARY 2, 2020

(with bulletin information for the weekends of January 12 and 19, 2020) 

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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 January 13 for the January 16 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends January 26 and February 2.  The 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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RESPECT LIFE SECOND COLLECTION: January 25/26

The 2020 Respect Life collection will be the weekend of January 25/26. Grants from the collection benefit pro-life projects in our diocese such as Gabriel Project, March for Life pilgrimages, Birthright, Liferight, educational days, life-affirming Catholic radio programming. Thank you for your support and all you do to build a Culture of Life.


 
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BUILDING A CULTURE OF LIFE: Moving beyond the despair and darkness of NYS's abortion expansion law

NYC Catholic Conference created a two-sided, color flyer to educate on what you can do to help build a culture of life. Pastors will be mailed 50 copies for their church. Feel free to make additional copies as needed.


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PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE: Educational flyer from NYSCC

The New York State Catholic Conference continues to educate about the harmful legislation concerning Physician Assisted Suicide.


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WORKSHOP ON ORDER OF BAPTISM: Attention Priests & Deacons, are you ready for the new Order of Baptism?

The New Orders of Baptism of Children will be available for viewing, purchase and/or pick-up.

Join your fellow clergy at St. Patrick's in Colton on Monday, Jan 20th at 10:00 AM.
Thanks to the folks from Trosset and Vermont Church Supply a variety of books will be available. (If you have placed an order already, they will make them available that day for pickup.)

10:00 Arrival and Viewing of Books
11:00 Presentation & Sharing of Best Practices
12:00 Lunch provided

RSVP by January 6 to bstitt@rcdony.org or 315.393.2920 ex 1220


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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NEW YORK STATE DISCERMENT RETREAT: Christ the King Retreat House

Young men, have you felt the invitation to follow Jesus Christ as a Catholic Priest?  The Vocation Directors of Upstate New York are sponsoring a discernment retreat at Christ the King Retreat House from January 5-7, 2012. Gather with other young men from across New York State who are considering the call to the priesthood.  See the flyer for more information.  To register, or if you have questions, contact the Diocese of Ogdensburg Vocation Director, Fr. Chris Carrara at ccarrara@rcdony.org or 315-393-2920 or speak with your pastor. 


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SURVIVING DIVORCE: 12 Sessions - 6 weeks

Description: The Surviving Divorce Program is being offered at 6:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at St. Anthony's Church in Watertown, starting January 21st. Separated and divorced adults - come find support and healing. For more information, contact Steve Tartaglia at startaglia@rcdony.org or (315) 393-2920.


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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


PLATTSBURGH BUS TO WASHINGTON DC: March for Life

There will be a bus going down to Washington DC March for Life from Plattsburgh leaving from Saint Peters at 7:45 p.m. on January 23, 2020.  It will return to Plattsburgh on January 24, 2020. The cost is $30 per person.  For more information contact: Deacon Randy Smith 518-566-6229. 


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LENTEN RETREATS 2020: "Reflect - Pray - Reconcile"

Retreats for Young People in grades 7 to 12.

February 29th | St. Patrick’s Watertown NY
March 7th | St. Mary’s Champlain NY

Noon to 4:00PM with concluding Mass - No fee to Attend

To Register for this event go to:
www.rcdony.org/youthlenten/lenten-retreat.html
or contact Virginia Demers, youth office administrator at: vdemers@rcdony.org - 315-393-2920 ext.1401

Each retreat will focus on 3 aspects to aid us in centering ourselves on Jesus Christ and strengthening our relationship with our loving God. Each afternoon retreat will be fun, heart and mind opening and spiritually rejuvenating.


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THE CATECHUMEN'S JOURNEY: THE INITIATION PROCESS
Creating Holy Moments for New Disciples

Diocesan LEAD Event
Office of Faith Formation
Presented by Liturgy Training Publications

March 9-10, 2020
Crowne Plaza, Lake Placid

One LEAD Member is free. Additional members cost is $50. If you have team of three the cost is $120. Non-LEAD parishes cost per person is $75.

Participants are responsible for their own hotel accommodations and expense. Mention the event when registering with the hotel.

To register for the event contact Faith Formation Secretary Jessica Hargrave by email: jhargrave@rcdony.org or by phone: (315)393-2920


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CONFIRMATION RETREATS WITH NET MINISTRIES 

NET Ministries challenges young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the lift of the Church

Saturday, March 28, 2020
St. Augustine's Church, Peru
10:30am-4:30pm Mass

Sunday, March 29, 2020
Sacred Heart Church, Watertown
9:00am-3:00pm (Includes Mass at 10:30am)

Cost: $30 per student (meal included) - Parishes will be billed after event

Registration Deadline: March 18, 2020
Contact Jessica Hargrave by email: jhargrave@rcdony.org or phone: (315)393-2920


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DAY OF REFLECTION: "Creating Holy Moments In My Life"

LEAD Event
When: Saturday, March 21, 2020

Eastern Region
Presenter: Deacon Mark Bennett
Where: St. John XXIII Newman Center, Plattsburgh
Time: 10:00am-2:30pm

Western Region
Presenter: Deacon Jim Crowley
Where: Wadhams Hall, Ogdensburg
Time: 10:00am-2:30pm

To register contact Faith Formation Secretary, Jessica Hargrave by Email: jhargrave@rcdony.org or Phone: (315)393-2920


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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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DIOCESAN YOUTH RALLY: Annual gathering for young people in grades 7 to 12

The Youth office is excited to bring young people together for a celebratory day filled with “God’s All-Encompassing Love”. The theme of “Under The Big Top” sets the tone for a carnival style event with fun games, entertainment, great food, a wonderful resort location, a dynamic speaker and a closing mass offered by Most Reverend Bishop Terry LaValley. This is an all, inclusive event and is made available at the low ticket price of $30.00 per youth through the generous support of the Bishop Fund Appeal and Donor organizations.

The Youth Rally will be held in the High Peaks Resort located at, 2384 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid, New York on April 25, 2020 from 10am to 5pm with closing Mass at 4pm.

This year our Keynote speaker will be, Doug Tooke. Doug Tooke is a dynamic and energetic speaker with more than 20 years in Ministry. Utilizing cinematic storytelling, Doug’s presentations inspire and motivate people to seek a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Also appearing will be the Gratto Fellows Circus Performers showcasing their interactive juggling, unicycling, rope walking, and other feats of daring, bravery and comedic entertainment.

You can also try your skill or luck at one of the Carnival Game tables and we will have great music all day long!

Carnival style lunch will be provided by the High Peaks Resort.

Menu items include: Lemonade and Soda Stand, Coney Island Franks, Make Your Own Nachos, French Fries, Pizza, Cracker Jacks, Jumbo Soft Pretzels, Popcorn, and Ice Cream Sandwiches!


 

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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: Environmental Stewardship JANUARY

(for the January 11/12 Bulletin)

Something to ponder as we begin a new decade: How has creation helped me grow physically, emotionally, spiritually? To express my gratitude, what is one practice I am willing to commit myself to in order to become a better steward to this precious gift God has entrusted to us? 


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: Environmental Stewardship JANUARY

(for the January 18/19 Bulletin)

The author of the Book of Sirach sees how each expression of creation is the ever-constant sign of God’s presence and power in the world. How has creation helped you experience God’s presence and gain a better understanding of yourself and those around you? Make a doable personal commitment to an action that will ensure a healthier planet for all to live on. 


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SAFE ENVIRONMENT CORNER: Did you know? ...

Did you know…the residual effects of having been abused can last a lifetime. Those who have been abused seldom just get over it. The sense of violation goes deep into a person’s psyche and feelings of anger, shame, hurt and betrayal can build long after the abuse has taken place. A starting point for healing can be offered by the diocesan Victims Assistance Coordinator (VAC) who will meet with any and all victims of sexual abuse. For more information about the VAC, visit: https://www.rcdony.org/safeenv.html


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PLANNED GIVING: Memorare Legacy Society

Have you already or have been thinking about leaving a legacy by designating a portion of your assets to pass at death to the Diocese of Ogdensburg, your parish or school or diocesan program or organization?  The Memorare Legacy Society honors and recognizes the generosity and vision of those who have chosen to leave a legacy to the Diocese of Ogdensburg through estate or deferred gifts.  Members of this society are those who have informed the Diocese of a planned gift that, in the future, will benefit the Diocese of Ogdensburg or any of its parishes or programs.  This ensures a continuous commitment of care to their Church, to the Church’s vision and to the charitable works that flow from her missions through their thoughtful planned gift. For more information on the Memorare Legacy Society, 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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PLATTSBURGH MARCH FOR LIFE: Note change of date

Please take note: Champlain Valley Right to Life, March for Life in the past has always been in January prior to the DC March. Beginning 2020, the local March for Life will be held the third Sunday of October. More info to follow.


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FUNDRAISER FOR THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner, Evans Mills, NY

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner
Saturday, January 11th, 2020 from 4 to 7 PM at 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.
Benefit Indian River Knights of Columbus. For more information call 315-629-4678


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SUMMER CAMP GUGGENHEIM EMPLOYMENT: We are now accepting applications for the 2020 Summer season.

Description: Potential Counselors should be 18 years or older, have at least 2 years combined experience as a camp counselor, a participant in a counselor in training program (Teen Vision), or working with youth in a leadership position. An applicant above all should have a love of Jesus and a zeal for sharing their Catholic faith with the youth that attend Camp Guggenheim. This is a 7 week opportunity that begins on June 18th and ends on August 7th. For more information, please visit the application page www.rcdony.org/youthcamp/camp-guggenheim.html

You may also inquire with the Diocesan Youth Office Director, Tom Semeraro. Please call: 315-393-2920 ext. 1415 or email tsemeraro@rcdony.org


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

Jan 23-26: Youth Buses for Life

Jan. 26: Respect Life Collection

Feb. 19: Council of Priests Meeting

Feb. 26: Eastern & Central European Relief Collection

Feb 29: Lenten Retreat for Young People

Mar 1: Rite of Election

Mar. 6: Staff day of recollection

Mar 7: Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting

 


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