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eNOTES FOR MAY 4, 2021

eNOTES FOR MAY 4, 2021

(with bulletin information for the weekends of May 16 and June 23) 

 

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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 May 16 for the MAy edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends of May 30 and June 6. 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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LET US DREAM: The Path to a Better Future

Pope Francis in Laudato Si' stated: "I urgently appeal... for a new dialogue about how we are sharing the future of our planet." (LS#14).  Join us for three evenings from 7pm-9pm via Zoom as we gather together with hope to help us as individuals and as communities to learn from God’s earth how to be more sustainable and to move significantly forward with practical solutions to promote God’s beautiful, sustainable world. Each evening will include prayer, music, stories, insight and sharing as we commit to care for God's creation! This three-day event is co-sponsored by the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Syracuse and Ogdensburg.

Tuesday, May 25 with Dr. Gerry Gacioch, Catholic Climate Ambassador
Wednesday, May 26 with Dr. Curt Stager, Paul Smiths College.  Opening Prayer by Bishop Douglas Lucia
Thursday, May 27 with Ms. Dina Fiorile. Opening Prayer by Bishop Terry R. LaValley .

Register online by May 23 at www.rcdony.org/dream 

For more information: Theresa May at tmay@syrdio.org or Marika Donders at mdonders@rcdony.org 



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From The Diocesan Offices: 

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ORDINATION TO THE ORDER OF THE PRIESTHOOD:  

Through the laying on of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit, the Most Reverend Terry R. LaValley, Bishop of Ogdensburg will Ordain to the Order of Priesthood Deacon Matthew Stanley Conger, Deacon John Kennedy Ojuok and Deacon Fernando Valdez Solomon, Jr.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, limiting the seating capacity in St. Mary's Cathedral, we invite you to join us via livestream at www.rcdony.org/ordination on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 11:00am. The Ordination Mass program will be available at the same link shortly before the Ordination.


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CAMP GUGGENHEIM - SUMMER PAUSE: A Message from the Office of Youth Ministry

After much discernment, discussion, and most importantly prayer, the decision has been made not to operate Summer Camp Guggenheim in 2021. Adherence to the NYS Dept. of Health requirements as well as thoughtful consideration for all of our campers and their families, counselors, staff, Pastors, and their health and safety all contributed in making this decision. Although we pray for the end to this Pandemic, we must remain vigilant.

Thank you for your ongoing prayers and support as we strive to continue the mission and traditions of our summer camp program in the days to come. For more information, contact Tom Semeraro, Director of Youth Ministry, tsemeraro@rcdony.org 

Statement from the Office of Youth Ministry can be downloaded HERE


 

 

 

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CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS APPEAL MAY 15/16: Strengthening the Church at Home 

Bulletin announcements and other resources are available in the linked PDF or Word document. Please help support your poor parishes in the U.S. and her territories. 



Parish Events and Notifications

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OBERAMMERGAU PILGRIMAGE: Classic Austria and Germany Pilgrimage Featuring the Passion Play of Oberammergau!

Classic Austria and Germany Pilgrimage
Featuring the Passion Play of Oberammergau!
Hosted by Fr. Andrew Amyot
11 Days: September 13-23, 2022
$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!


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



Regular Features:

 

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SAFE ENVIRONMENT CORNER: Did you know?

Did You Know… sexting is the sending or receiving of sexual words, pictures, or videos via cell phones, computers, or other digital devices. Sexting may lead to sextortion, which is the threat to reveal intimate images to force someone to produce and share additional content or force them into sex trafficking. Remember, victims of abuse, exploitation, and/or trafficking are never to blame.


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PLANNED GIVING: Planning Ahead = Good Stewardship:

Good stewardship requires us to think of the future.  Have your estate plans prepared now and include a gift to our parish.


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP:

for the May 15/16 Bulletin

Is it time yet for that spring cleaning? If the answer is yes, then check your cleaning products and see if there is vinegar in them. If not, here are some reasons to add to your cleaning kit. Vinegar has the same cleaning power as commercial cleaning products but none of the harsh chemicals. It can be used in your bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, general cleaning as it kills bacteria. For more information, search on your computer: vinegar as cleaner.


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: 

for the May 22/23 Bulletin

Let the Holy Spirit fill the earth this Pentecost! Mark your calendar for the coming Event: Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future on May 25, 26, 27 from 7-9. Event is co-sponsored by the Dioceses of Syracuse and Ogdensburg Laudato Si Committees. Come and pray, learn and discuss with other Catholics and seekers to create a better future for ourselves and for the yet- to- be born. Check Diocesan web page at www.rcdony.org/dream  for more information on how to register.

 


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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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ANNUAL MISSION OFFICE APPEAL: Annual Mail-in Donor Campaign

The Pontifical Mission Societies asks you to keep our Annual Appeal in your minds and hearts. With your help we can help the vulnerable communities and families around the world live happier and healthier lives. Donations can be made for this campain until Pentecost Sunday - May 23 through our website at https://www.rcdony.org/mission


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NEW DEACON CLASS INFORMATION SESSIONS: Plattsburgh, Morristown and Watertown

The Deacon Formation Department will hold information meetings for men interested in the ministry. The next class will be seated in the fall of this year. Sessions will be at St. Anthony's in Watertown, May 11, 2021 at 6:00 pm; St. Peter's in Plattsburgh May 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm and at Our Lady of Grace in Morristown at 6:00 pm May 20, 2021.

For further information contact Deacon John Drollette at 518-726-0019 or jdrollette@rcdony.org

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GRANT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: 

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 21, 2021. Monies will be allocated by mid-June 2021.

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


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RAMPING UP AT ST. MARY'S IN CANTON: Raffle

Ramping Up at St. Mary’s in Canton
Raffle to renovate our wheelchair Ramp
Over $10,000 in prizes
Drawings weekly Multiple chances to win!
April 20, 27, and May 4 $250 each week
May 11, 18, 25 and June 1 $500 each week
June 8 $1,000
June 15 $2,000
June 20 $5,000
$50 per ticket Only 500 tickets to be sold
Call (315)386-2543 for information
Make check payable to St. Mary’s and mail check to St. Mary’s Raffle, 68 Court St. Canton NY 13617.
Drawings broadcast live at 8:30 am on the parish Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CantonCatholics).


 

 

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OCP ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM FOR PARISH AND CAMPUS MINISTRY COMMUNITIES

Oregon Catholic Press has opened the application process for its annual Parish Grants Program. Created by OCP’s Board of Directors, the Parish Grants Program provides vital assistance to parishes and campus ministry parish programs seeking to enhance the worship experience of their communities, develop and reinforce liturgical and music ministries, create and strengthen multicultural ministries, and expand educational and charitable outreach.  

Parish Grants are commonly used for:

● Purchasing music, hymnals and other worship materials;
● Improving multicultural ministries with additional training and purchasing of bilingual worship materials;
● Providing online, digital or electronic resources to support liturgy preparation;
● Upkeep, repair and replacement of musical instruments, equipment and facilities; and
● Attending or hosting musical or liturgical conferences or workshops.

Parishes and campus ministries programs may apply for the OCP Parish Grants Program until the deadline, May 30, 2021, by accessing the following link: https://www.ocp.org/en-us/parish-grants.  

 


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MATER DEI COLLEGE FOUNDATION: Attention High School Seniors

Are you a Catholic who is currently in your senior year of high school and 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, 2021.


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DAY OF REFLECTION: Putting Forgiveness into Practice

We all know from the Scriptures that we are called to forgive others and ourselves as well. We also know the challenge this call can be in our daily encounters. This reflection day will consider the dynamics of forgiveness, some obstacles often experienced in becoming a forgiving person, and some aids from our Catholic tradition. It includes presentations, time for personal prayer and reflection with opportunities for sharing.

When: Saturday, June 19, 2021

Time: 9:45am - 12:00pm

Speaker: Sister Bethany Fitzgerald, SSJ

Cost is free. Anyone is welcome to register at www.rcdony.org/reflection

Zoom link will be emailed as date approaches.


 

 

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EGYPT AND THE GREAT NILE CRUISE: Don't Miss This Trip Of A Lifetime!!

11 Days - November 8 - 18, 2021
CAIRO - LUXOR - EDFU -
KOM OMBO - ASWAN - MEMPHIS - SAKKARA
Hosted by
Fr. Donald A. Robinson
$3499 from New York*
* Air/Land tour price is $2899 plus $600 gov't taxes/airline surcharges
For more information, please contact Fr. Donald A. Robinson
Tel (315) 493-3224
Email - donrob4@twcny.rr.com


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ITALY PILGRIMAGE: Featuring the Passion Play of Oberammergau

11 Days - May 23 - June 2, 2022
ROME - ASSISI - FLORENCE - VENICE - INNSBRUCK - MUNICH
Hosted by Fr. Donald A. Robinson
$4266 from New York*
*Air/Land tour price is $3721 plus $545 gov't taxes/airline surcharges
For more information, Please contact Fr. Donald A. Robinson
Tel (315) 493-3224
Email - donrob4@twcny.rr.com
Space is Limited - Sign Up Today!!


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CRUISE NORWAY IN JULY OF 2022

Join Fr. John Yonkovig of St. Agnes in Lake Placid for a wonderful 14-day cruise on Holland America's new "Rotterdam," setting sail on July 9, 2022.  For more information check the website:  www.stagneslakeplacid.com



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SWITZERLAND AND GERMANY WITH OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY:

Experience the grand cities of Europe’s Alpine region and be part of history in the making when you enjoy a performance of the legendary Passion Play in the Bavarian village of Oberammergau. You’ll view the picturesque pinnacles and turrets of Neuschwanstein Castle, and then overnight in Bavaria’s mysterious Black Forest, where popular souvenirs include authentic cuckoo clocks and wood carvings. In Switzerland, highlights include a visit to the Chateau de Chillon on lovely Lake Geneva and a walking tour in Lucerne.  June 12-20, 2022. For more information contact Lisa Reed at 518-332-8414, email happytravelswithlisa@gmail.com or visit the website at https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1053562.  



 

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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