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eNOTES FOR FEBRUARY 27, 2020

eNOTES FOR FEBRUARY 27, 2020

(with bulletin information for the weekends of March 8 and March 15, 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 March 9 for the March 12 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends March 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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COMBINED CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES AND PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION: Oral and Bulletin announcements for your parish

Please support the COMBINED CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES AND PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION on March 21 and 22. You can download Word and/or PDF versions of oral and bulletin announcements for this second collection. Thank you for your support!


FROM THE IT DIRECTOR: Tips on how to spot Spoofing Emails

Email spoofing is the forgery of an email header so that the message appears to have originated from someone other than the actual source (usually someone you know). It is often used to trick people in giving up information or send money.

Don’t trust the display name, always look at the from email address to make sure it is a real email that you know.

Check for spelling mistakes.

Don’t give up personal information.

Beware of urgent or threatening language in the subject line.

If you are not sure, call the person or send them an email to ask them. Don't reply to the suspect email, send them a new email to the address you have in your contacts.
For more information contact Ian Fawcett at ifawcett@rcdony.org.


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LENT: A few suggested resources

Lent began yesterday on Ash Wednesday, February 26.  If you have not yet planned your Lenten disciplines, the Office of Evangelization has a few suggested resources on the Evangelization Blog. We will update the blog with online resources as well as a weekly Lenten Companion video from Ascension Press which you may wish to share on your parish social media. 


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SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH FOUNDATION: Grant Application Cyle Now Open

The Sisters of St. Joseph Foundation is established in the spirit of its charism - to enable service of the 'dear neighbor'. Its goal is to assist in developing leadership for diocesan, parish and church related programs in the North Country. Applicants must be applying for or be currently active in a leadership role in a diocesan, parish or established program and be sponsored by the Director of that program. Applications may be submitted during March and April. Grants will be a maximum of $4000 and recipients will be notified by the beginning of June. Applications may be obtained by contacting Sister Shirley Anne Brown, SSJ at P.O. Box 42, Hammond, NY 13646 or by email at shirleybrownssj44@gmail.com.


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SAFETY AND AWARENESS PRESENTATIONS SCHEDULED: for Catholic Churches, Catholic Schools and Institutions

The New York State Police, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, will be offering two identical workshops on Safety and Awareness for Catholic Churches, Catholic Schools and Institutions. These workshops are open to any adult involved in keeping our institutions safe in these challenging times.

Who should attend? Priests, deacons, ushers, school principals and staff, parish and diocesan staff, and any individuals our pastors, principals or administration wish to invite.

The presentations should be approximately one hour in length and will include opportunities for Q&A.

More information will follow but please save the date:

Thursday, April 30th from 2:30-3:30pm, Brzana Hall at St. Mary’s Cathedral

Wednesday, May 6th from 1:00-2:00pm, the Emmaus Room at St. Peter’s Church in Plattsburgh.

The presentation is free of charge.

More information, including sign up will follow.

For information please contact Fr. Chris Carrara at 315-393-2298, ccarrara@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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CATHOLIC SCOUT SUNDAY: Attention all Girl Scouts

As a part of Celebrate Girl Scout week, Sunday March 8 is Girl Scout Sunday. Girl Scouts are encouraged to wear their Girl Scout Uniforms at Mass. Girl Scout Sunday is a special day dedicated to thinking about your beliefs and how they're reflected in the Girl Scout Law. Think of the things the two have in common and share your thoughts with others.


 

 

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PRE-CANA: Schedule

The Pre-Cana Schedule and Registration Form are online at https://www.rcdony.org/pre-cana.html. There are several upcoming Pre Cana Sessions being held in locations around the diocese including Saranac Lake, Plattsburgh, Carthage, North Bangor, and Lowville. For more information contact: Steve Tartaglia, Director of Family Life, startaglia@rcdony.org or  315-393-2920, ext. 1420.


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MATER DEI COLLEGE FOUNDATION: Attention High School Seniors

Are you a Catholic High School Senior who currently resides in the Diocese of Ogdensburg and is planning to attend a Catholic College or University in the Fall? The Mater Dei College Foundation is pleased to offer a Scholarship opportunity to qualifying students going on to study liberal arts and sciences at a degree granting Catholic College or University. To request an application form, please email Valerie Mathews, Mater Dei Foundation Scholarship Chair at vmathews@rcdony.org. Application deadline is June 1, 2020.


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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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HUMAN TRAFFICKING PRESENTATION

"Closing the Gap: What you need to know to protect against Child Trafficking" Ann Marie Crescent, Community Coalition Coordinator, Alliance for Better Communities, will speak on Sunday, March 15 at 1:30 in the Hearthside Center at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 1425 Washington Street, Watertown. Event, sponsored by Sisters of St. Joseph Social Justice Committee, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


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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
9:30am-4:30pm (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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CHRISM MASS

Christ-led, Christ-fed, Hope-filled. All the Faithful of the Diocese of Ogdensburg are cordially invited to join The Most Reverend Terry R. LaValley, Bishop of Ogdensburg for the annual Renewal of Priestly Commitment, the Blessing of the Holy Oils and the consecration of the Sacred Chrism for use in all the churches of the Diocese symbolizing that we are one family in Christ on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 11:00am at St. Mary's Cathedral in Ogdensburg


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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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EARLY CATHOLIC FAMILY LIFE TRAINING: A workshop how to create a joy filled home with Jesus at the center.

Presenters: Alan and Joanne Foley, the creators of the Early Catholic Family Life Program.

When: Saturday, May 16, 2020, 9am-4pm

Where: St. Patrick's Church, Pastoral Center, Watertown, NY

Parishes are urged to send the following: a coordinator, parent group leader and child group leader.

Lunch will be provided.

To register contact Jessica Hargrave by email: jhargrave@rcdony.org, or by phone: 315-393-2920


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RACHEL'S VINEYARD: Spring Retreat

If you are suffering after abortion, you're not alone. Find love, support, hope and healing at a Rachel's Vineyard weekend. The next retreat in our diocese is May 22-24 at the Guggenheim Lodge in Saranac Lake. Confidential online registration is available at www.rcdony.org/prolife Chaplain for the spring retreat is Fr. Mark Reilly. Please contact the Respect Life office with questions 518-524-0774. 


 

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2020 COMMISSIONED LAY MINISTERS RETREAT: Called To Be The Church

Description: All Commissioned Lay Ministers - It's not too early to start planning for the 2020 CLM Retreat being held June 12-June 15, 2020 at Wadhams Hall, Ogdensburg
Our presenter is Fr. Louis Sogliuzzo, SJ of Syracuse
Registrations/Payments can be made online at: https://www.rcdony.org/clmwadhams

For more information, contact Jeannie Grizzuto 315-393-2920 ext. 1413 or jgrizzuto@rcdony.org


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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 March 7/8 Bulletin)

Lent calls us to fast from harmful habits so we can feast on the goodness of God and all Creation. Perhaps this Lent we could consider the recent ban on plastic bags in the stores as a form of fasting. What other single use plastics that may be equally harmful to the beautiful, bountiful God-given earth have we placed in our reusable bag from the store? What a challenge to use our creativity to create new habits that will bring new life to all creation!Lent calls us to fast from harmful habits so we can feast on the goodness of God and all Creation. Perhaps this Lent we could consider the recent ban on plastic bags in the stores as a form of fasting. What other single use plastics that may be equally harmful to the beautiful, bountiful God-given earth have we placed in our reusable bag from the store? What a challenge to use our creativity to create new habits that will bring new life to all creation!


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: Environmental Stewardship

(for the March 14/15 Bulletin)

Lord, send me reminders this week that can change my harmful habits into helpful ones for the sake of all who share our ‘common home.’ May my smallest acts to reduce, reuse, refurbish, repurpose the gifts You have given us, be multiplied to avert the crisis and disasters of our own making.


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SAFE ENVIRONMENT CORNER: Did you know? ...

Did you know…that all chaperones for youth events in the Diocese of Ogdensburg must follow diocesan guidelines on background checks, safe environment training, and codes of conduct. In addition, there is a limit on how many children may be assigned to a chaperone. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, including chaperoning at youth events, contact your local Catholic school or parish. A directory of parishes and schools is available at: https://www.rcdony.org/


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PLANNED GIVING: Honoring Loved Ones Through Endowment Gifts

Establishing an endowment in the Foundation of the Diocese of Ogdensburg is a wonderful way to provide a lasting and meaningful gift in remembrance of a special person and at the same time support a purpose which that special person held dear. For more information, contact the Diocese at 315-393-2920 or Email 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." 

 

 

LENTEN FISH AND SHRIMP FRY: a St. James School Fundraiser

FISH AND SHRIMP FRY AT ST. JAMES SCHOOL 20 S Gordon St., Gouverneur, NY. Every Friday during Lent beginning February 28th, 4:30 pm to 6:15 pm Adult $10.00: Children 12 and under $5.00: Children 5 and under Free. Deliveries & take outs available 315-287-0130.


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AU SABLE FORKS KNIGHT OF COLUMBUS ASH WEDNESDAY FISH FRY FEBRUARY 26TH
See the flyer for the best fried fish in the North Country!! Also note the future fish fries at the bottom of the page.......

The Au Sable Forks Knights of Columbus welcomes you to the Holy Name Parish Center for our upcoming Fish Fries on Friday, March 6th and Friday, March 20th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.


ROSARY RALLY: St. Regis Falls

All are invited to please join us at a Rosary Rally to be held at Noon on March 21, 2020 in St. Ann's Church, 77 North Main Street, St. Regis Falls, for world peace and the sanctity of families on

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


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LENTEN PRAYER GROUP: Let Yourself Be. . .Adams, NY

Join us on our Lenten journey as we meet at St Cecilia's Parish in Adams in a small group setting to pray and reflect on the Sunday readings.
We will be using the Lenten Longings series to embrace the teachings of Christ, open ourselves to the Spirit of God, grow in our faith and in our relationship with God and one another.

6 weekly sessions:
Sunday, March 1st thru Sunday, April 5th.
9:30am - 10:45am

To register please call the Parish office at (315) 232-3292 or Denise Wallace at (315) 523-1623


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FUNDRAISER FOR KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner
Saturday, March 14th 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 for children under 12 and those under 5 eat for free.
Benefit Indian River Council 7471 Knights of Columbus
For more information call 315-629-4678


MATCHED DONATION: to help with our Catholic School Expenses

Description: DOUBLE YOUR DONATION! Kick off of our annual matched collection will begin the weekend of March 1st through March 15th. Any donations made to St. James School will be matched by a generous parishioner. You can also log onto www.stjamesk-6.org, locate the DONATE NOW button and make your donation directly to the school. All monies go directly to offsetting school expenses. HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF $25,000.00.


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BIBLE SERIES ON SALVATION: St. Mary's Cathedral, Brzana Hall, Ogdensburg, NY

At every Sunday Mass, Catholics confess that Jesus came down from heaven “…for us men and for our salvation”. But what does salvation mean? In this remarkable 10-part video series, Scripture scholar and theologian Michael Patrick Barber provides a thorough, deeply Catholic, and deeply biblical, answer.

JOIN US! Beginning Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30 PM, and running for 10 weeks. The Parish will supply the book. The accompanying workbook is $10.

You need to register at St. Mary’s Cathedral website at www.Ogdensburgcatholics.org . Scroll down and in the right column find “Lectio-Salvation”, and then find the “Go Here” button to register.
If you have any questions you can email Deacon Bill O'Brien at billob315@gmail.com.


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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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LENTEN PARISH MISSON: why Worry? Featuring Fr. Fran Pompei

The Roman Catholic Communities of Lowville, Houseville And Glenfield will be hosting a Lenten Parish Mission Monday, March 8th through Wednesday, March 10th at St. Peter’s Church, Lowville at 7pm. The mission will be led by Fr. Fran Pompei OFM. Fr. Pompei is the original author and director of the Mystery Players from IHC which have been presented at local churches across the United States. He has done extensive retreat work with adults and young people. Topics that will be covered are:

• Sunday, March 8th ~Theme: “Seek first the Kingdom of God
• Monday, March 9th ~Theme: “Jesus Frees Us From Stress & Worry”
• Tuesday, March 10th~Theme: “Experiencing Jesus & Family”

if you have any questions Please contact the parish office at stpeters@centralny.twcbc.com Or call 315-376-6662.


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SETON CASH RAFFLE: 23 Chances To Win $10,000

Seton Catholic is hosting our 2nd $10,000 raffle. Only 500 tickets will be sold and you have 23 chances to win. Tickets are $100 each. Drawing Date: June 5, 2020, 2 p.m. @ Seton Catholic. Contact Susan FitzPatrick Pellerin at: spellerin@setonknights.org or 518-561-4031 ext. 2012 to puchase your tickets today! 


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IGNITE CONFERENCE: 12th Annual Men's Conference in Syracuse

Join Bishop Lucia in attending the 12th annual Ignite Men's Conference, held in Syracuse, NY on March 28th.

$55 Early Registration - now thru March 15, 2020

$65 Advanced Registration - March 16 - 28, 2020

$70 at the door on March 28th

For more information and to register, go to https://www.ignitecatholicmen.org/


 

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PARISH NURSE PREPARATION COURSE: For RN's Interested in Parish Health Ministry

Mercy Care for the Adirondacks will offer the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing course in Lake Placid at Elderwood of Uihlein on March 27 & 28, April 4, 18, 24 & 25. This course is for RN's or others interested in promoting health and wholeness in their parish or community. The course is free of charge for RN's in our diocese. For more information or to register for this course, please contact Sr. Catherine Cummings, RSM at ccummings@adkmercy.org or 518-523-5582.


 

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NEW EVANGELIZATION SUMMIT 2020: Ottawa

The annual New Evangelization Summit will take place in Ottawa on April 25, 2020.  The speakers for this year will be Sherry Weddell, Fr. Robert Spitzer,SJ, Brett Powell, Barbara Mason and Michael Dopp.  Free online registration is now open https://www.newevangelization.ca/  . If you are planning on attending this event, please register online and contact Marika Donders, Director of the New Evangelization at mdonders@rcdony.org or 315-393-2920 so we will know who is attending from our diocese and so we can meet up at the event and possibly share rides. 


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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


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BYZANTINE ICONOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: Notre Dame Retreat Center, Canandaigua, NY

July 27-31, 2020 
Notre Dame Retreat Center
5151 Foster Road
Canandaigua, NY 14424

The workshop will be taught by Veronica Royal.  The subject of the class will be the icon of Christ the King. The curriculum is filled with prayer and individual instruction, including lectures on iconography, drawing in the Byzantine style and icon painting using natural pigments and acrylic.

The five-day workshop, including materials, costs $550 per person, with an option to pay in $200 increments. Room and board at the retreat center, which includes three meals and snacks, costs $100 per day. Currently, there are eight available spots. Those who sign up before April 1, will receive $50 off registration. For more information, email Nina Mucha at nina.mucha@gmail.com. 


UPCOMING EVENTS ON THE DIOCESAN CALENDAR

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. 3: Meeting with all Priests

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. 11: Priests Personnel Board Meeting

Mar. 12: Meeting with Deacons-Watertown

Mar. 16:Meeting with Deacons-Malone

Mar. 18: Diocesan Department Head Meeting

Mar. 20: Meeting of Living Stones Planning Committee

Mar. 21: Eastern Regional LEAD Event

Mar. 21: Western Regional LEAD Event

Mar. 22: Works of the Holy Father / Catholic Relief Services Collection

Mar. 22: Priesthood Discernment Group
 
Mar. 26: Bishop LaValley's Birthday
 
Mar. 27: NET Ministry Retreat
 
Mar. 28: Eastern Region NET Ministry Confirmation Retreat
 
Mar. 28:  12th Annual Men's Conference in Syracuse
 
Mar. 29: Western Region NET Ministry Confirmation Retreat
 
Mar. 29: Priest Discernment Group

Apr. 2: Chrism Mass


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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