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eNOTES FOR DECEMBER 29, 2020

 

eNOTES FOR DECEMBER 29, 2020

(with bulletin information for the weekends of January 10 and 17) 

 

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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 and seminarians. Others can subscribe on the eNotes webpage at www.rcdony.org/enotes

The next submission deadline is January 8 for the January 12 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends January 24 and 31. The link to the submission form can also be found in the menu 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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DIOCESAN LEAD: LIVING A SACRAMENTAL WAY OF LIFE STARTING AT BAPTISM
Attention all Catechetical Leaders, RCIA Directors, Youth Ministers

A live Zoom event with Director of the Department of Faith Formation, Sister Ellen Rose Coughlin, SSJ.

The sacraments, beginning with Baptism, touch all the stages and all the important moments of the Christian’s life. Christ comes to meet us in the “outward signs” of the sacraments, giving birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian’s life of faith (Cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1113).

Date: Saturday, January 9
Time: 9:45am - 12:00pm

The cost to attend is free. Anyone is welcome to register. Zoom link will be sent upon registration.



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RESPECT LIFE SECOND COLLECTION: January 23/24, 2021

The Respect Life Second Collection is held in parishes each January, near the anniversary of the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion in our nation. In 2021, this collection will be held the weekend of January 23/24. Grants from the collection benefit pro-life projects in our diocese. Thank you for your support of efforts to build a culture of life. 


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PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL FOR JOYS/SORROWS OF ST. JOSEPH: 
Requested by Bishop LaValley

Observing the Seven Joys and Sorrows of St. Joseph

When: Sundays from Jan. 31 to March 14

The Devotion to the Seven Sorrows and Seven Joys of St. Joseph is observed on the seven Sundays preceding the March 19 feast of St. Joseph. The suggested prayers of the faithful may be downloaded HERE


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SAVE THE DATES: 99 EXPERIENCE, A VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

The 99 Experience is a three-session video presentation to spark conversation, inspire prayer and awaken the call of God’s love within you. Think of it as a virtual parish mission. As Catholics, we often think of ourselves as part of the flock, as part of the 99, safe in the care of the Good Shepherd. We do not see ourselves as the "one lost sheep" needing to be found, nor do we feel the need to go out and search for the one lost sheep.

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The 99 Experience is a call to recognize that we might be that one sheep who is lost, even though we are part of Jesus’ flock. It is a call to enter into a deeper relationship with Jesus, the Good Shepherd.  It is also a call to recognize that God may want to work through us to go out an find the one who is lost.

Come and save the date to join us for the 99 Experience.

When: Thursday evening at 6:30pm , January 14, 21 and 28 via Zoom.

 

If you are interested in participating, please email mdonders@rcdony.org. A registration form will be available soon.

 


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SAFE ENVIRONMENT CORNER: Did you know?

Did You Know… Forgiving an abuser does not excuse the abuse. No one has the right to hurt other people. Every perpetrator should receive justice from the civil law, take steps to ensure they never victimize again, and seek to make amends in an appropriate manner. It is NEVER acceptable to abuse someone. Each person is created in the sacred image of GOD and deserves to be respected and protected. To discover some ways you can forgive others, visit https://mgoretti.org/forgiveness


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PLANNED GIVING: Free Proposal

Did you know that you can make a charitable gift that also benefits you in a practical way? A Charitable Gift Annuity is a donation you make to our parish, yet you will receive guaranteed income on it for the rest of your life at a relatively high rate of return (4.7% - 9.5%). Plus you will receive a charitable tax deduction and tax-free income. Ultimately your gift will support our parish, while supporting you during your lifetime. For a free proposal contact the Diocese at 315-393-2920 or Email slalone@rcdony.org.


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP:

for the January  9/10 Bulletin

Did you know that each January 1 is World Day of Peace, when the pope sends his message to all foreign ministers around the world? Pope Francis’ message this year is titled, “A CULTURE OF CARE AS A PATH TO PEACE.”  A culture of care as a way to combat the culture of indifference, waste and confrontation so prevalent in our time. As a vital part of the Church, what creative act can I do in my family, my parish, my workplace, in "our common home" that will foster a more peace-filled place to live and foster a culture of care?


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: 

for the January 16/17 Bulletin

How can my simple small acts to "reduce, reuse and recycle" possibly contribute to peace in the world? In his message on World Day of Peace 2021, Pope Frances reminds us that all creation is interconnected. It also highlights our need to listen to the cry of the poor and, at the same time, to the cry of creation. Constant and attentive listening leads to effective care for the earth, our common home, and for our brothers and sisters in need… Peace, justice and care for creation are three inherently connected questions, which cannot be separated in such a way as to be treated individually, lest we fall back into reductionism." Our responsible use of God’ gifts that are meant for everyone is one step that we can make towards building a more just and compassionate world.


Parish Events and Notifications

No new parish events were submitted.  Please check your parish bulletins and previously posted submissions below.



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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. 


 

 

 

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NEW YORK STATE DISCERNMENT RETREAT: For young men ages 16-35

Have you felt the invitation to follow Jesus Christ as a Catholic priest? Gather with young men from across New York State who are considering the call to priesthood. Hear talks on priesthood delivered by Syracuse, Ogdensburg, and Buffalo Vocation Directors. This will be a virtual conference over Zoom.

When: Saturday, January 2, 2021
Time: 9am - 2pm
Registration: Please contact vocations@syrdio.org
Registration deadline: Friday, January 1, 2021


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JANUARY RETREAT DAY: Walking with St. Joseph as Our Guide

“Walking with St. Joseph as our Guide.” This year, the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph being declared the “Patron of the Church,” has been dedicated to St. Joseph in our diocese since May 1 and in the universal Church since December 8. Our attention is focused on one in the background of the Nativity scene. This retreat day will consider the mind and heart of St. Joseph, as reflected in his actions, and how he may be a faithful guide and companion in our own lives. It will also provide opportunities for prayer and sharing.

When: Saturday, January 16 from 10:00 am to 2:00pm
Facilitator: Sister Bethany Fitzgerald, SSJ
Where: VIRTUAL on ZOOM
No cost. If you wish to make an offering for the retreat, mail to: Sisters of St. Joseph, 1425 Washington St, Watertown, New York 13601
To register: Email srbethssj@gmail.com or 315-212-6592


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DIOCESAN MASS FOR LIFE: Sunday, January 24, 2021

Bishop LaValley will celebrate a Mass for Life on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Cathedral in Ogdensburg. It will be live-streamed at www.rcdony.org/livemass
Join in person or virtually to pray for a deeper respect for human life.

For more information contact the Respect Life Office at cminer@rcdony.org


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CATHOLIC WAR VETERANS AND AUXILIARY: Recruiting members

The Department of New York Catholic War Veterans (CWV) and Auxiliary are launching a campaign to recruit membership in our organizations. The organizations success depends on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The CWV and Auxiliary belong to the people they serve and the communities we live in. Join us in camaraderie and in service for our Church and our Catholic way of life.

Requirements: Specific "wartime" service is not required to become a member. Any baptized Catholic serving in the Armed Forces or discharged under honorable conditions for a period of 90 days or longer, including time served in the Reserves and National Guard, is eligible for membership in the CVW. The Catholic War Veteran's Auxiliary is open to any baptized Catholic man or woman related within 2 degrees to a veteran or currently serving member of the Armed Forces. The veteran or serviceman or servicewoman can be of any faith. Active duty men and women will have the dues waived until separated from active service.

For further information and membership application visit our web site cwv.org or contact John O’Shea at 516-316-4221 or joshea112@hotmail.com.



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ADVOCACY IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND

You now have the tools to make your voice heard to your elected officials right in the palm of your hand. The Catholic Action Network (CAN) can text critical advocacy alerts directly to your smartphone, with links to quickly send messages to your elected officials on urgent issues of the day. To sign up, just text the word CAN to 50457. You’ll immediately receive a one-time link to complete your registration, which is free. Please consider signing up today.

More information is available at https://www.nyscatholic.org/nys-catholic-conference-action-center/ 

 


 

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IRON SHARPENS IRON PROJECT: Videos From The Conference

Description: Check out the Iron Sharpens Iron Project at https://www.rcdony.org/vflc to see the videos from the Virtual Family Life Conference or to submit a video of your family doing something fun.

For more information, contact Steve Tartaglia at startaglia@rcdony.org

 

VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS CAROLING: All the fun of caroling without standing outside in the cold!

We are continuing our Iron Sharpens Iron Project by inviting all interested families to submit videos of your family singing Christmas Carols. Get dressed up in your Christmas apparel, sprinkle the fake snow, do something fun, funny or fancy! We’ll be collecting the videos and putting them onto our Iron Sharpens Iron webpage https://www.rcdony.org/vflc. For more information, contact Steve Tartaglia at 315-393-2920 or startaglia@rcdony.org.


SUPPORT GROUP FOR SEPARATED OR DIVORCED: Colton and Surrounding Areas

We are forming a support group for separated/divorced people in Colton and the surrounding areas. If you or someone you know is interested in participating, please contact Steve Tartaglia at startaglia@rcdony.org or 315-393-2920 for more information.



LINKS

The Diocesan Calendar


 

Office of Vocation General Intercessions Cycle B

Office of Vocations Bulletin Blurbs Cycle B

Office of Vocation Seasonal Bulletin Blurbs 

Office of Vocations Newsletters 

Office of Evangelization Blog

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