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eNOTES FOR JANUARY 30, 2020

eNOTES FOR JANUARY 30, 2020

(with bulletin information for the weekends of and February 9 and 16, 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 February 10 for the February 13 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends February 22 and 29.  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.  


DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION: 

 

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LENT STARTS ON FEBRUARY 26, 2020: A few suggested resources

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26 which is a little less than a month from now.  The Office of Evangelization has a few suggested resources on the Evangelization Blog.  We will update the blog with online resources as well as resources offered by other offices when they become available. 


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COLLECTION FOR THE CHURCH IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE: Restore the Church, Build the Future

The Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe will be taken up on Ash Wednesday, February 26th. Please use these bulletin announcements . A wonderful video about a village in Georgia is on YouTube at https://youtu.be/k4tjchCQlF4  

 


 

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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.


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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PRIESTHOOD DISCERNMENT GROUPS: Attention Men Hearing the Call. THREE LOCATIONS AROUND THE DIOCESE!

Have you felt the invitation to follow Jesus Christ as a Catholic Priest?  Discernment groups will meet in Plattsburgh, Potsdam and Watertown in the upcoming months and those who are considering the priesthood are encouraged to attend.

PLATTSBURGH AREA:
Where: St. Peter's Church Upper Room, 114 Cornelia Street, Plattsburgh
When: The following Sundays at 3pm: Feb. 2, Feb. 16, Mar. 1, Mar. 29, Apr. 19, May 3, May 10
Contact: Fr. Howard Venette at pastorsmoll@stmaryti.org or 518-585-7144

POTSDAM AREA:
Where: St. Mary's Rectory, 17 Lawrence Avenue, Potsdam
When: The following Sundays at 1pm: February 2, March 1 and April 5.
Contact: Fr. Stephen Rocker at srocker164@yahoo.com or 315-265-9680

WATERTOWN AREA:
Where: St. Anthony's Church, Sechi Hall, Arsenal Street, Watertown
When: The following Sundays at 3pm: February 23, March 22 and April 26 and May 31.
Contact: Fr. Chris Looby fatherlooby@gmail.com 315-782-1190

To register, or if you have questions, contact the local Pastor listed above or the Vocations Director Fr. Chris Carrara at ccarrara@rcdony.org or 315-375-6571.


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LENTEN DAY OF REFLECTION: All CLMs and FFM Candidates are Invited!

The CLM Assoc. of the St. Lawrence, Franklin & Jefferson Deaneries invite to take part in a Lenten Day of Reflection on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm at St. Mary's Cathedral, Brzana Hall. There is no charge for this event. Register online at https://www.rcdony.org/clm-event or contact Jeannie Grizzuto at 315-393-2920 ext. 1413 or email jgrizzuto@rcdony.org


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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

(for the February 8/9 Bulletin)

“What is the use of a house, if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” (Henry Thoreau) What action will you do this week to ‘care for our common home’ entrusted to us by our Creator? 


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: Environmental Stewardship

(for the February 15/16 Bulletin)

Did you know that the Vatican City State plans to end sale of single-use plastics? Have you already selected an alternative to those single-use plastic bags, so that you are ready for the March 1 ban on plastic bags? Have you found a way to remember to take them into the store with you? 


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SAFE ENVIRONMENT CORNER: Did you know? ...

Did you know…children seldom lie about allegations of abuse. Children must learn to tell a parent or another trusted adult if someone is hurting them. Parents can help children by identifying the adults whom they can trust. Abuse that has happened must be reported. The Diocese of Ogdensburg reports all allegations of abuse to local law enforcement. To learn how you can report misconduct, visit: https://www.rcdony.org/safeenv.html


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PLANNED GIVING: Creating a Legacy of Love

The following are steps to make your life is in order before God calls you:

  1. Draft a Will.
  2. Leave enough liquid cash in an obvious location to sustain your survivors to pay your expenses of your estate.
  3. Plan your own funeral.
  4. Leave no financial debt
  5. Write your own obituary
  6. Organize your records
  7. Choose a time to openly discuss these plans with loved ones

For 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." 

 

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BIBLE TIMELINE STUDY: 8-week series, Massena, NY

Description: Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible
Dates: Feb 4- March 31, 2020
Times: 2-4pm & 6:30-8:30pm
Place: St. Mary's Social Hall, Massena

For more information contact the parish: 315.769.2469


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TRUST TRUTH: Session 1: Parenting the Hell Out of Our Kids. Canton, NY

7pm, February 5,  2020 at Stadium Sports Bar in Canton.

Join us for our Trust Truth: Cabin Fever Edition!
Session 1-"Parenting the Hell Out of Our Kids"
Speakers: Amy Schirmer & Carolyn Pierce
Friends and moms to current Seminarians for the Diocese of Ogdensburg, Amy and Carolyn will draw on their experiences as Catholic moms to offer some advice on parenting in a secular world. All are welcome, even if you don't have children! We will once again be on the second floor of the Stadium Sports Bar. Childcare may be available; we are working on details.


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ST. JAMES SCHOOL GALA 2020: God Bless The USA 
Gouverneur, NY

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE “GOD BLESS THE USA” 2020 St. James School Gala, Saturday, February 8, at St. James School, Gouverneur. Doors open at 5:45. Treasure Chest Keys go on sale at 6:30pm. $60 per person, $45.00 special ticket price for active and retired military, law enforcement, and emergency responders. Tickets are available at the parish office or log onto www.stjamesk-6.org, hit the donate button and purchase your tickets. Ticket includes: Admission to our auctions, raffles, appetizers, full course dinner, dessert bar, drinks and dancing. Must be 21 years of age. Formal attire is optional. Join us as we ignite the pride in every American heart and celebrate our Hometown Heroes.


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

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner on Saturday, February 8th. Serving 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. For more information call 315-629-4678. benefit of Indian River Knights of Columbus. 


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HEALING MASS: Massena, NY 

DATE - FEBRUARY 11
LOCATION - ST. MARY'S CHURCH
TIME- 5:30PM
CONTACT - PARISH OFFICE 315-769-2469


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ROSARY RALLY: St. Regis Falls

All are invited to please join us at a Rosary Rally to be held at Noon in St. Ann's Church, 77 North Main Street, St. Regis Falls, for world peace and the sanctity of families on

February 22, 2020
March 21, 2020

If you have any questions, please call Elaine McGivney, 518-529-6133.


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BIBLE STUDY PROGRAM FOR LENT: Plattsburgh, NY

Bible Study Program for Lent:
The Road to Redemption, Cycle A
A Catholic Scripture Study International Program
by Mitch Pacwa, S.J.

Join us this Lent as we take 6 weeks to prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ! Are we ready for the King? Are our hearts ready to accept the passion of our Lord so that we may share in his glorious Resurrection? The six weeks leading up to Easter mark our own 40 days in the desert with Jesus.
To prepare, each participant reads the Sunday readings along with the "Points to Ponder" commentary, answers the Study Questions & Questions for Reflection and "prays the scriptures.” All material is provided in the study guide.

This Scripture Study will be offered on Tuesdays 2/25/2020-3/31/2020 from 10:00-11:30 AM in the St John’s Parish Center Classrooms or 7:00-8:30 PM in the Upper Room at St Peter’s
Please call The Rectory office at 563-1692 to register by 2/18/2020
When you call please make arrangements to pick up your study guide prior to the session on 2/25/2020 (We will be discussing the Week 1 Session - Temptation in the Desert at the 1st session)


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SPRING 40 DAYS FOR LIFE ~ PLATTSBURGH: Join us in prayer in ending abortion this lent

From February 26 through April 5, 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 St., Plattsburgh, and also to 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
www.40daysforlife.com/Plattsburgh


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NO GREATER LOVE: BIBLICAL WALK THROUGH CHRIST’S PASSION: Croghan, NY

Join us at St Stephen's in Croghan beginning Wednesday, March 4th. Times are: 1:30pm & 6:45pm and continuing every Wednesday for 5 weeks. For more information or to register for the study, call Tom at 315-523-5890 or via email tkalamas@twcny.rr.com. Parish Office @ 315-346-6958
There is a small cost of $24.95 for a No Greater Love Text & Workbook, which is used for the study, and you will also need to use your Bible. Couples could purchase one set and share.


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SACRED HEART PARISH ANNUAL FISH FRY: Parish Center, 8 Hall Street, Chazy, NY

Sacred Heart Parish in Chazy will have their annual Fish Fry on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the Parish Center, 8 Hall Street, Chazy. Menu will be fried fish, homemade macaroni and cheese, french fries, cole slaw, rolls, beverage and dessert.
Adults $12, Children 6-12 $6. All take outs are $12. For more info, call the Rectory 518-846-7650 or email sacredheart@westelcom.com 


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CAMP MEDICAL DIRECTOR NEEDED: Summer Camp Guggenheim Is Hiring A Camp Nurse

Camp Guggenheim located in Saranac Lake New York is hiring a Medical Director for the 2020 Camp Season.
The requirements are: 18 years or older, a practicing Catholic, Certified NYS LPN, EMT or NYS RN.
Summer Camp Guggenheim is a 7 week overnight youth camp that runs from June 18 to August 7. We are interested in hiring a certified nurse for the full 7 weeks or weekly partial employment.
This is a great opportunity to spend time in the beautiful outdoors, and engage vibrant young people as they journey in faith.
For more information please contact:  Tom Semeraro Director of Youth Ministry tsemeraro@rcdony.org or 1-315-393-2920 ext. 1415


UPCOMING EVENTS ON THE DIOCESAN CALENDAR

Feb. 2: Priesthood Discernment Group - Potsdam

Feb. 2: Priest Discernment Group - Plattsburgh

Feb. 16: Priest Discernment Group - Plattsburgh

Feb. 19: Council of Priests Meeting

Feb. 23: Priesthood Discernment Group -Watertown

Feb. 26: Eastern & Central European Relief Collection

Feb 29: Lenten Retreat for Young People

Mar. 1: Rite of Election

Mar. 1: Priesthood Discernment Group - Potsdam

Mar. 1: Priesthood Discernment Group - Plattsburgh

Mar. 6: Staff day of Recollection

Mar. 7: CLM Assoc. of SLFA Deaneries Lenten Day of Reflection

Mar. 7: Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting

Mar. 7: Lenten Retreat

Mar. 8: North Country Catholic Campaign

Mar. 9-10: Diocesan LEAD event 

Mar. 18: Diocesan Department Head Meeting

Mar. 20: Meeting of Living Stones Planning Committee


Office of Vocations General Intercessions Cycle A

Office of Vocations Bulletin Blurbs Cycle A

Office of Vocation Seasonal Bulletin Blurbs 

Office of Vocations Newsletters 

Office of Evangelization Blog

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