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eNOTES FOR MAY 21, 2020

eNOTES FOR MAY 21, 2020

(with bulletin information for the weekends of May 31 and June 7, 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

PLEASE NOTE: This edition of eNotes includes information about events that, as of the posting of this edition, had not been canceled. Also, should any cancelations come in after this eNotes is sent out on Thursday, updates will be made on the web version at www.rcdony.org/enotes . Before traveling to any event,  please verify information on the web version and with the event organizer.

The next submission deadline is June 1  for the June 4 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends of June 14 and 21. 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: 

 

DIOCESAN COVID-19 INFORMATION 

The Diocese of Ogdensburg is actively following the directive of the county public health departments to ensure that all diocesan parishes, schools, ministries, and charities are responding appropriately to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). For up-to-date diocesan resources, live-streamed Masses, and other information related to the Coronavirus pandemic, please visit www.rcdony.org/covid-19 . 

Parishes are encouraged to share the information found on this page with parishioners via their websites, social media or any other available communications methods. 
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Mary Immaculate, our Mother and our Patroness,
we ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our diocese, our nation and our world,
for our families and loved ones,
the protection of your Maternal mantle from this dreaded virus.

In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace and healing Presence of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.

We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.
Keep us in the embrace of your arms,
Help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus our Lord.
AMEN. 


TIPS ON HOW TO SPOT SPOOFING OR PHISHING SCAM EMAILS: A Reminder from the IT Director

There has been an increase in the number of Spoofing or Phishing emails throughout the diocese. Email spoofing is an email message with a forged header (from) address. The message appears to have originated from a legitimate or familiar source. It is often used to trick people into providing information, giving money, or infecting your computer with a virus. The following are some tips on how to spot a spoofing or phishing email:

  • Don’t trust the display name.
  • Verify the “from email address”.
  • Check for grammatical or spelling mistakes within the email;
  • Look at the salutation;
  • Never provide personal, bank or credit card information in an email;  The Diocese, Priests and others will never ask for money or personal information.
  • Beware of urgent or threatening language in subject line;
  • Don’t click on attachments or a link;
  • Don’t reply to a suspect email;
  • If you are unsure, contact ifawcett@rcdony.org or call the person or send them a new email to the address that you have in your contacts

CATHOLIC BISHOP ABUSE REPORTING SERVICE: New Reporting Information

The Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service has been established to receive reports of sexual abuse and related misconduct by bishops only. The CBARS can be contacted at (800) 276-1562 or at www.ReportBishopAbuse.org.


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CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS APPEAL: Parish Bulletin announcements 

After consideration, the Catholic Home Missions Appeal will remain on its normal collection date, the fourth Sunday in May. Please download the note and announcements (PDF File or Word Doc.)  for your information and parish bulletins.


 

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CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS CAMPAIGN AND CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY COLLECTION: Oral and Bulletin announcements for your parish

June 13 and 14 is the combined collections for Catholic Communication and the Catholic University of America.  Please download the note and announcements (PDF or WORD DocThe collection is divided equally to support communication efforts of our Bishop, communication efforts of the U.S. bishops and the education of tomorrow’s leaders at Catholic University of America in Washington DC. Thank you for your support!


 

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ANNUAL COLLECTION: Annual Mother's Day Appeal moved to Father's Day

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Ogdensburg had delayed the second collection in parishes for the annual Mother's Day Appeal to Father's Day, June 21.  This collection directly serves the needs of the poor and underprivileged in our diocese and assists those with needs for food, clothing shelter casework and other support services. Catholic Charities is still accepting direct mailed and online donations.  For more information, click to download the updated Appeal Letter.


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GRANT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: Attention Pastors

The Diocese of Ogdensburg annually offers two grants of $5,000.00 each to assist the parishes and institutions of the Diocese in providing assistance for people with disabilities.

These funds are made available from the annual contribution of the New York State Knights of Columbus to the Diocese of Ogdensburg. They will be distributed by the diocese on the recommendations of Catholic Charities and the Department of Education.

The criteria for acceptability of the request cover several factors. Improvement in already existing programs or facilities will be considered. Some ideas for funding include: adapting facilities, special equipment, training for personnel, and program development.

It is important to remember that programs which have received funding previously may not apply for the grant for the following three years.  Programs/projects must show proof of additional sources of revenue to support the programs/projects.

If you wish to be considered for a grant, please plan your proposal carefully. The grant application may be downloaded HERE

Applications must be submitted by May 22, 2020. Monies will be allocated after June 5, 2020.

If you have any questions regarding the grant and/or the application please contact vlalonde@rcdony.org or call (315) 393-2920 ext. 1411.


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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UPDATED

LAUDATO SI’ WEEK: May 16-24

At the request of Pope Francis, the Diocese will participate with a variety of virtual events during Laudato Si’ week, celebrating the 5th anniversary of Laudato Si: On the Care of Our Common Home.

Remaining events: 

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May 21 from 3-4pm: Tom Semeraro will present a live Snack and Chat virtual Youth Group meeting on the Diocesan Facebook Page

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May 23at 7pm: a panel discussion of Laudato Si based on the Video Series “Understanding Laudato Si

Join us via Zoom:

Go to Zoom.us/join
Meeting ID: 893 4047 9593
Password: 1ARnjC

The video recording from Fr. Daniel P. Horan, OFM is available on the Diocesan Website 

Please take time to read the Letter by Bishop LaValley which can be downloaded HERE. Parishes are requested share a bulletin insert by the USCCB .  Prayers of the Faithful can be found HERE

Updates and final details will be posted on the Diocesan Facebook Page and in the North Country Catholic as well on the Diocesan website.


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PRE CANA: During Pandemic

During the pandemic the diocesan sponsored Pre Cana program continues to be offered using a virtual alternative rather than in-person meetings. Couples should register for Pre Cana on the diocesan website as normal and select the on-line option. They will receive materials and instructions on how to access the online content through the mail. Once the restrictions are lifted, we will return to in-person Pre Cana sessions. If you have any questions, please contact Steve Tartaglia at startaglia@rcdony.org or 315-323-6431.


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PRAYER CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE FAMILY LIFE OFFICE
CONTACT startaglia@rcdony.org 315-393-2920

WALKING WITH MOMS IN NEED: A YEAR OF SERVICE: A Prayer for Pregnant Mothers

Bishop LaValley, along with the other bishops of the United States, is encouraging the people of the Diocese of Ogdensburg to participate in Walking with Moms in Need: A Year of Service.

https://www.walkingwithmoms.com/

This program aims at highlighting the pregnant and parenting moms in our parishes, identifying resources available within local communities, and connecting these women to the resources they need.

While our normal routine and activities have been disrupted, one thing that we can do is pray. Won’t you please join in praying for pregnant and parenting moms every day.

A Prayer for Pregnant Mothers:

O Blessed Mother, you received the good news of the incarnation of Christ, your Son, with faith and trust. Grant your protection to all pregnant mothers facing difficulties.

Guide us as we strive to make our parish communities places of welcome and assistance for mothers in need. Help us become instruments of God’s love and compassion.

Mary, Mother of the Church, graciously help us build a culture of life and a civilization of love, together with all people of good will, to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life. Amen.


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TRUST TRUTH: Thru Zoom.

Save the Date! We will continue our Trust Truth series with many exciting speakers via Zoom! Join the virtual speaker series each Wednesday night from April 29-May 27 at 8pm as presenters discuss what is means to remain faithful at home through these days of quarantine. Join the meeting virtually via Zoom: www.zoom.us/join Meeting ID: 452 887 3213; Password: 6811117 . Contact Paul at 315-386-2543 if you have any questions about how to join.


 

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ANNUAL DIOCESAN MEN’S RETREAT:  

The Diocesan Men’s Retreat - A weekend with the Apostle of Common Sense - has been postponed until a later summer date to be announced. Please keep a lookout for more information as it becomes available.

Contact John Miner 518-354-0727 or jdminer@roadrunner.com for details


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POSTPONED UNTIL 2022

OBERAMMERGAU PILGRIMAGE: Austria and Germany Pilgrimage, September 2020 2022

Classic Austria and Germany Pilgrimage

Featuring the Passion Play of Oberammergau!

Hosted by Fr. Andrew Amyot

Visiting: Heidelberg, Rhine Valley, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna, Altötting, Munich & Rothenburg!

FOR DETAILED BROCHURE PLEASE CONTACT FR. AMYOT

Tel: (315) 384-2064, email: fraamyot2@twcny.rr.com


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP:

(for the June 6/7 Bulletin)

In these unprecedented times Laudato Si reminds us that our Christian faith teaches that ‘less is more.’ Thoughts to ponder: “An integral ecology includes taking time to recover a serene of harmony with creation, reflecting on our lifestyle and our ideals, and contemplating the Creator who lives among us and surrounds us, whose presence ‘must not be contrived but found, uncovered.” (Laudato Si §225) Are there  ways that you have discovered that ’less or more?’


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: 

(for the June 13/14 Bulletin) 

“An awareness of the gravity of today’s, cultural and ecological crisis must be translated in to new habits…young people have a new ecological sensitivity and a generous spirit, and some of them are making admirable effort to protect the protect the environment.” (Laudato Si §209) Protecting the environment from air and water pollution and the destruction of our eco-systems will have lasting effects on the health of all living beings now and in the future. What actions cam I willing to do with love that expresses my ‘care for our common home?’


PLANNED GIVING: Appreciate Offertory Support

Bishop LaValley, our pastors and the Development Office are so grateful of the continued support during this COVID-19 pandemic isolation. Parish Offertory envelopes are being mailed, dropped off and gifts on-line (where offered), It’s Our Church, It’s Our Future Capital Campaign and Bishop’s Fund Appeal gifts and pledge payments continue to come in via mail and on-line as well. As we have not been able to gather together to share our faith, the continued support to stay spiritually engaged and the continued generous financial support from parishioners throughout the Diocese of Ogdensburg has been both noticed and appreciated.


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." 

 

CANCELLATION

HEALING MASS CANCELLED: at St. Mary's Church, Clayton

Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, the Annual Healing Mass at St. Mary's Church in Clayton on the second Saturday in June will not be held this year. For questions, please contact St. Mary's parish office at 315-686-3398.


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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: postponed @ Seton Catholic. Contact Susan FitzPatrick Pellerin at: spellerin@setonknights.org or 518-561-4031 ext. 2012 to purchase your tickets today! 


OTHER:

 

JOB POSTING: PRINCIPAL - ST. JAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Saint James Elementary School in Gouverneur, New York is accepting applications for a Principal effective July 1, 2020. Applications due: May 29, 2020. To apply please send application, cover letter, resume, copies of transcripts and 3 letters of recommendation to: Sister Ellen Rose Coughlin, SSJ, Superintendent of Schools, PO Box 369, Ogdensburg, NY 13669. The application is available online at www.rcdony.org/catholicschools.html at the Catholic School Office link.


THE DIOCESAN CALENDAR


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

North Country Catholic