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eNOTES FOR February 23, 2021

eNOTES FOR February 23, 2021

(with bulletin information for the weekends of March 7 and 14) 

 

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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 March 7 for the March 9 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends March 21 and 28. 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.


HIGHLIGHTS

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LEAD: LIGHT THE FIRE, SPREAD THE FLAME: A Live Zoom Event

The sacrament of Confirmation, its symbolism, its sense of mission, and ideas for implementing an effective program.

Saturday, March 13
9:45am - 12:00pm

Speakers are Deb Mullin from Catholic Community of St. Peter, St. Mary, St. Hedwig in Lowville & Peter Woolschlager from St. Stephen's Church in Croghan

The cost to attend is free.

Adults only are welcome to register. The Zoom link will be sent as the event date approaches.

To register go to: https://www.rcdony.org/ffleadreg 



NEW POSTS

 

From The Diocesan Offices:  

 

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MARCH RETREAT DAY: Walking with St. Joseph as our Guide.

“Walking with St. Joseph as our Guide.” During this year dedicated to St. Joseph, this Retreat Day will consider the mind and heart of Joseph, as reflected in his actions and reflect on ways that he might be a faithful guide and companion on our own faith journeys. It will also provide opportunities for prayer and sharing.
When: Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 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: srbethssj@gmail.com or 315-212-6592


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IGNITE MEN'S CONFERENCE: livestreamed online

A Message from Bishop Douglas Lucia: "On March 20, 2021, the Diocese of Syracuse is hosting the Twelfth Annual Ignite Catholic Men’s Conference. It will be my first as the Bishop of Syracuse. Although there are limits on gathering, I am excited that the conference has found a way to continue. Whether you participate with a small group of men at a satellite parish or at your own home, this day has the potential to fire you up at this challenging time.

I look forward to kicking off the day by celebrating Mass with you from Sacred Heart Church in Cicero. I am thrilled that two speakers are returning this year, including our own Fr. Jason Hage. We will welcome Steve Ray back to IGNITE, and we are blessed to be joined by NFL quarterback Chris Greison.

I invite you to seriously consider who you can invite to participate in IGNITE this year. A father? A son? A brother? coworker? friend? Someone is hurting and reaching out and you have the chance to offer them something more precious than silver or gold. You can offer them refuge and healing in the Name of Jesus.

”See” you on March 20th!" — Most Rev. Douglas J. Lucia

This year's Ignite Men's Conference will be livestreamed from Syracuse on March 20, 2021. The Schedule is as follows:

07:15 log on
07:30 Rosary
08:00 Mass
08:45 Break
09:00 Fr. Jason Hage
09:50 Chris Greisen
10:30 Break
10:45 Steve Ray
12:00 Close

For more information about the speakers and to register: https://www.ignitecatholicmen.org/ 


 

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CHRISM MASS

At the Chrism Mass, the priests are invited to join the Most Reverend Terry R. LaValley in the renewal of their priestly commitment and for 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.

Bishop LaValley along with the clergy, consecrated religious, seminarians and deacon candidates will celebrate the Chrism Mass on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 1:00pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Due to the COVID-19, safe distancing guidelines seating capacity is limited. We encourage the lay faithful to join us via livestream at https://www.rcdony.org/livemass



Regular Features:

 

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SAFE ENVIRONMENT CORNER: Did you know?

Did You Know…Charity is the virtue by which we love God above all and love our neighbor as ourselves. God is charity. Charity is a movement away from hatred. Charity draws people together, while sin alienates, isolates, and divides people. Charity brings joy of deep sharing in life, while sin brings loneliness. Charity brings light and goodness into the world, in our seemingly insignificant acts throughout the day and night.


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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 more information about the Development Office, email slalone@rcdony.org


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: Fast to Feast

for the March 6/7 Bulletin

Our Lenten fasting makes sense only when we keep in mind its purpose of uniting us more fully with Christ and our sisters and brothers. Consider fasting this week from some time spent on computer, TV, phone, etc. to feasting on the presence of God found in His creation. Whether observing from your window or from being outdoors, take time each day to notice the beauties of the ice crystals, your "winter neighbors" of fur and feather, the trees when they seem to say nothing, etc. "To see as God’s sees" invites us to inhabit God’s world, to notice it, to cherish it. Enjoy the feasting with all your senses and give praise to the Creator.


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: 

for the March 13/14 Bulletin

"... a sober look at our world shows that the degree of human intervention, often in the service of business interests and consumerism, is actually making our earth less rich and beautiful." Laudato Si #34

Consider a buying fast this week and commit to not buying anything. You can do it! Start by looking at ways you can repair what you have instead of buying something new. The stuff we buy and consume has a taxing effect on the planet. The world produces more than two billion tons of waste, and 99% of the stuff we harvest, mine, and transport is trash within six months. Learn more by watching The Story of Stuff on YouTube. Feast on the abundance you already have and share your saving with a charity that touches your heart.


Parish Events and Notifications

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



PREVIOUSLY POSTED

 

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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COMBINED CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES AND PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION: Second Collection on March 13 and 14

Please see the document availalbe in Word and PDF formats) for oral and bulletin announcements for the week before, of and after the collection. Websites for additional materials are also included.

As always, the success of every collection depends on the efforts in the parish, thank you for your support.

 

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JOB POSTING: Diocesan Coordinator – Office of Parish Audit & Financial Support Services

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg is seeking a Diocesan Coordinator – Office of Parish Audit & Financial Support Services.  This position provides support in the financial operation of parishes, schools and related entities in the diocese including technical support in the use of QuickBooks Pro and standard accounting practices. This position also oversees the process by which reviews of parish fiscal operations are conducted and reviews annual submission of Parish Financial Reports to assure financial statements are in balance an in accordance with diocesan accounting regulations.  A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting with two years audit experience is preferred.  Knowledge in QuickBooks Pro accounting software is required.  Candidates should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, have the ability to work independently and manage/establish priority for several projects at the same time.  Travel throughout the diocese is necessary on occasion.  Submit letter of interest, resume and three professional references to:  Human Resources Office, Diocese of Ogdensburg, P.O. Box 369, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or e-mail to:  ksnover@rcdony.org.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 


 

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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

A Prayer booklet prepared by Fr. Joe Giroux can be download HERE or by clicking on the image above.


 

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WORSHIP NOTES: Spring 2021

The Office of Worship has published Worship Notes for Winter 2020 with information for the beginning of the new Liturgical Year.  These notes are available on Pastoral Documentation or may also be downloaded HERE.


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LENTEN PARISH MISSION PODCAST: The Father Roger Podcast

COVID has prevented most of us from having the traditional in person Lenten parish mission this year. That’s why I’m offering a podcast alternative to my parishioners led by Roger McGuinness. It will begin on February 16th and new episodes will be added each week. You are more than welcome to include your parishioners too. I have written a bulletin blurb below. I have also included the source code for a podcast player that your webmaster can copy and paste into your parish website. If you have any questions feel free reach out to Fr. Chris Looby at fatherlooby@gmail.com

 

BULLETIN BLURB:

St. Mary’s Church of Ticonderoga (OR INSERT YOUR PARISH) is offering a special Lenten Parish Mission podcast hosted by Father J. Roger McGuinness!

Fr. J. Roger McGuinness has been a priest of the Diocese of Ogdensburg for over 50 years. He has been a pastor, seminary and university professor, retreat master, college chaplain and vocation director. Now retired from active ministry he continues to write and give spiritual direction.

Fr. Roger will be leading us in a Lenten mission featuring weekly reflections on the Sunday gospel readings. He will also offer a special reflection on the life of St. Joseph on March 19th, the Feast of St. Joseph.

The podcast can be found at our website https://www.route74catholics.org/fatherroger It can also be found at Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. The first episode will be available on February 16th.

HTML CODE FOR WEBSITE: 

<iframe src="/https://embed.podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-father-roger-podcast/id1550627369?itsct=podcast_box&amp;itscg=30200" height="450px" frameborder="0" sandbox="allow-forms allow-popups allow-same-origin allow-scripts allow-top-navigation-by-user-activation" allow="autoplay *; encrypted-media *;" style="width: 100%; max-width: 660px; overflow: hidden; border-radius: 10px; background: transparent;"></iframe>


 

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FREE NATIONAL CATHOLIC WOMEN'S CONFERENCE: March 12-14

The National Catholic Women's Conference is a FREE virtual event for Catholic women of all ages. This year, we will be exploring all the ways that we as women can open ourselves to receive Christ's peace.

Despite the pressures that we feel in life, peace is possible! Let's explore it together. 

The free event goes March 12-14.

Register today at https://go.virtualcatholicconference.com/NCWC2021Countdown


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IS GOD CALLING YOU TO A MORE ACTIVE ROLE IN YOUR PARISH? 

The Formation for Ministry Program prepares men and women to serve in their local parish. This program is a two-year program. Classes are online through Boston College. Candidates also meet a few times a year as a group for workshops. More information is available on our diocesan website at: https://www.rcdony.org/formation/candidate.html. Or contact Cathy Russell at: crussell@rcdony.org - (315) 393-2920.


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SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH FOUNDATION: Grant Application Cycle 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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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/  

 


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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