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eNOTES FOR August 24, 2021

eNOTES FOR August 24, 2021

(with bulletin information for the weekends of September 5 and 12) 

 

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The next submission deadline is September 5  for the September 7 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends September 19 and 26. 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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REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

 THE MYSTERY OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST: BELIEVE, CELEBRATE, LIVE: 
Attention all parish ministers: RCIA, Catechetical Leaders, Catechists, Youth Ministers, Commissioned Lay Ministers

Those serving in any ministry in their parish are welcome to attend this event at the location most convenient to them.

Purpose: To refocus our attention on the Holy Eucharist as a "Mystery to be believed, a Mystery to be celebrated, a Mystery to be lived." - Bishop LaValley, Chrism Mass Homily, March 20, 2021

When: Saturday, September 18

Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm

Where: IHC in Watertown, St. James School in Gouverneur, St. Mary's School in Ticonderoga, Seton Catholic in Plattsburgh, St. Edmund's Parish Center in Ellenburg, St. Peter's Church in Lowville, the parish center in Waddington, and St. Mary's Parish Center in Brushton


This is an in-person event only. Attendees must bring their own lunch. Light refreshments will be provided.


REGISTRATION IS DUE BY SEPTEMBER 9. Space is limited therefore registration is first come, first serve.

Register at: https://www.rcdony.org/mysteryeucharist    

 


NEW POSTS

From The Diocesan Offices: 

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Director for the Western Region Faith Formation Program & Director of Formation for Ministry

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg is seeking an Assistant Director for the Western Region Faith Formation Program & Director of Formation for Ministry. The individual will be responsible for the management of the western regional office of Faith Formation and the supervision of the Formation for Ministry Program. The Assistant Director must be a practicing Catholic and a Master’s Degree is preferred in the field of religious studies, religious education or faith formation. Additional qualifications include:  successful experience as a catechist, knowledge of current catechetical documents, familiarity with the characteristics of the adult learner, a proven record in interpersonal skills and competency in the use of technology both administratively and in instructional settings. 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: ksnover@rcdony.org.  Deadline for application is September 10, 2021.


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 SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH LAY ASSOCIATE PROGRAM: An Invitation 

INVITATION TO LAY ASSOCIATE PROGRAM
Sisters of St. Joseph invite you to a meeting to learn about their Lay Associate Program that is open to women and men. Associates meet monthly to learn about the spirituality and history of the sisters, pray together and share ways to deeper one’s spiritual life. Introductory Meetings will be held in these Diocesan locations: St. Patrick’s Parish Center, Colton, Saturday, Sept. 11 at 1:00pm; Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, Watertown on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 1:30pm and St John XXIII Newman Center, Plattsburgh, Sunday Sept. 12 at 2:30pm. For more information, contact Sr. Kathleen DeBoalt skmdeb@yahoo.com (Watertown area) or Sr. Bethany Fitzgerald srbethssj@gmail.com (Colton and Plattsburgh areas) or 315-782-3460.


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YOUNG ADULT DAY OF REFLECTION AT GUGGENHEIM: A Day to Rest, Pray, Socialize and Deepen Faith

There will be a Young Adult Day of Reflection on Saturday, September 25 at the Lodge at Guggenheim from 8 am to 9pm. The day will include talks by Fr. Matt Conger and the Young Adult Team, brunch, an opportunity for confession, Mass with Bishop Terry R. LaValley and the college students' retreat, followed by dinner. The day will include plenty of time for personal prayer, reflection and to simply enjoying the beauty and peace of Guggenheim.

For more information and to register, go to www.rcdony.org/yamretreat (under construction ... available soon.)


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DIOCESAN YOUTH COUNCIL: Become a DYC member and be part of something great!

Description: The Diocese of Ogdensburg Diocesan Youth Council (DYC) is a group comprised of members in grades 10-12 who live in the Diocese of Ogdensburg. Each member serves on DYC for a one-year term (members are able to re-apply annually to serve for up to three total terms).

The purpose of Diocesan Youth Council is twofold:

1. Members will grow in spiritual development and leadership skills so they may take a more active role in their local parishes, particularly in youth ministry efforts on the local level.

2. Members will help plan and facilitate diocesan-sponsored events (youth rally, Lenten retreat days) and help promote diocesan-sponsored events (youth rallies, Camp Guggenheim, March for Life, regional events, Catholic Heart Work Camp, etc.).

Diocesan Youth Council is an opportunity to grow in leadership, build friendships, and have fun. It is also a significant responsibility, requiring maturity and commitment. Applying to DYC should be taken seriously and with prayerful consideration.

Requirements:

Members must be in grades 10-12.

Members must demonstrate active involvement in the Church at the parish level.

Members must demonstrate leadership skills, integrity, motivation, and a love for the Lord. Members must attend:

  • One Lenten Retreat Day
  • Youth Rally
  • Annual retreat day or weekend experience
  • A minimum of 6 council meetings virtually or in-person. Schedules and locations to be determined by the Director of Youth Ministry and DYC members.

To learn more and apply visit: https://www.rcdony.org/youth/council.html

For more information contact Tom Semeraro at tsemeraro@rcdony.org or 315-393-2920 ext. 1415



Parish Events and Notifications

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SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER: Knight of Columbus Fundraiser

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner
St. Mary's Parish Center in Evans Mills
September 11, 2021 from 4 PM to 7 PM
Benefit Indian River Knights of Columbus # 7471 


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ALPHA IN MASSENA! You're Invited!

Location: St. Mary's Social Hall, 7 Sycamore St., Massena
Date: Tuesdays, starting Sept. 21, 2021
Saturdays starting Sept. 25
Time: Tues: 6-8:30pm or Sat: 9-11am

What is Alpha?

Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian Faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. No pressure. No follow up. No charge. Alpha runs in churches, bars, coffee shops and homes all over the world. Now, "all over the world" includes Massena! Typically, Alpha runs for about 11 weeks and includes food, a short talk and time at the end where you can share your thoughts. This is a wonderful opportunity to ask about the big questions in life and share with others in an inviting and welcoming environment.

Alpha will run in the fall on Tuesday evenings (6-8:30pm), starting September 21st and Saturday mornings (9-11am) starting September 25th at St. Mary's Social Hall.


Contact:315-769-2469 or www.massenacatholics.com to register for this FREE event that includes a meal!


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



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SAFE ENVIRONMENT CORNER: Did you know?

Did You Know…the Monique Burr Foundation endorses 5 Safety Rules to help keep children safe. Rule #4Talk It Up. Talk to children and other adults about safety, unsafe situations, and the Safety Rules. Let children know they can talk to you about safety when the need arises because child safety matters to you. For more information, visit www.mbfpreventioneducation.org.


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PLANNED GIVING: 

How to Transfer a Gift of Stock – Gifts of stock can be given to benefit our parish, the Capital Campaign, your favorite Catholic school, programs, ministries, missionary projects and the Diocese of Ogdensburg. The proceeds can be restricted according to your wishes, or directed to an endowment fund held in the Foundation of the RC Diocese of Ogdensburg. For more information, contact the Diocese at 315-393-2920 or Email slalone@rcdony.org.


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP:

for the September 4/5 Bulletin

Labor Day is an invitation to celebrate our God-given abilities to express ourselves through our work. During the Season of Creation that began on September 1 and extends through October 4 on the Feast of St. Francis, our Church calls the global family to awaken to the urgent need to work together to heal our relationship with creation and each other. This year’s theme is "Restoring Our Common Home." You can find ways to pray, learn and act with others on Seasons of Creation web page. 


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: 

for the September 11/12 Bulletin

How do you win a foot race? One step at a time. When the task of healing and "Restoring our Common Home," the theme of the Season of Creation, can seem overwhelming. The advice of Mark Twain is "get started" …break our complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and start on the first one. What simple "creation care" practice can you do today and make a habit? 


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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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OUR LADY HELP OF PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS: Special Prayer Service, Canton, NY

Prayer Service before the icon of Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians.

September 2 at 7 p.m.
St. Mary's Church
68 Court St Canton

More info at cantoncatholics.com or call (315)386-2543.


Social hour to follow featuring our famous peach cobbler.
All are welcome!


 

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SUMMER RAFFLE 2021: St. James School, Gouverneur

For tickets contact St. James Parish at 315-287-0114
St. James School Summer Raffle

GRAND Prize: $10,000
2nd Prize: $5000
3rd Prize: $2500
4th Prize: $1500
5th Prize: $500

GRAND PRIZE DRAWING WILL BE HELD SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th

All tickets will remain “in the drum” and be eligible for EVERY prize drawing!!
Only 350 tickets will be sold.
Donation price of $100 each.
Tickets will be available after Masses & from the school or parish offices. Winner need NOT be present to win. NYS Tax documentation required.
Thanks for your support!!


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SEEKING HOUSE DIRECTOR AND COMMUNITY: Our Lady of the Adirondacks House of Prayer

Have you ever wished you could live in community with others who love God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? Are you someone who loves Mary, are excited by the lives of the saints, who knows that building the kingdom means now but are not quite sure how you are called? Are you someone who is gentle and trustworthy, not given to addictions or vice, hard-working and still active… someone who trusts God in all things, is wise in the things that are important, and takes great joy in the Roman Catholic faith? Perhaps you or someone you know would be a good resident at Our Lady of the Adirondacks House of Prayer, located in Ellenburg Center, NY. Or perhaps you are already part of a small community which is looking for a home and a mission. Come and visit us and see if the contemplative-active life is for you. A word of caution... the House of Prayer is very rural and isolated especially in the winter. As of the present moment, there is no community living there, but the Board of Directors is actively looking for 3-5 people, including a House Director, to live on its premises and help keep this Marian treasure vibrant within the North Country for all. Please call 518-534-9976 (Sarah) or 518-518-578-6949 (Jeanette) for more information.


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PRAYER AND ADORATION: Calling Commissioned Lay Ministers

Date: Wednesday, September 15 and every third Wednesday
Time: 6:30pm -7pm
Place: Sacred Heart Church, Massena, NY
Please join us for rosary, prayer and Adoration


 

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CLM ANNUAL MEETING & BBQ: For St. Lawrence, Franklin, and Adirondack Deaneries

The Commissioned Lay Ministers Association in SLFA Deaneries are invited to attend an annual meeting and barbeque.

When: Sunday, September 19
Time: 1pm - 4pm
Where: Camp Guggenheim, Saranac Lake

Celebrate Mass with Bishop LaValley at 1pm.

It is free to attend, just enjoy the beautiful scenery and a hotdog and hamburger cookout.

Registration to attend is required at: www.rcdony.org/clm-event


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BLUE MASS: Save the Date

Bishop Terry R. LaValley cordially invites all Police, Corrections, Fire and EMS Personnel to the Diocese of Ogdensburg Blue Mass at 2 p.m. on September 26, 2021.  This year the Blue Mass will be at Notre Dame Church, 11 Church Place, Malone. The entire New York North Country Community is invited to join in prayer for the safety and wellbeing of all first responders and public safety personnel.

For more information contact, Fr. Chris Carrara 315-605-1039 or ccarrara@rcdony.org.  


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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 Father 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 Father Donald A. Robinson at (315) 782-1143 or donrob4@twcny.rr.com


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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 Father 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 FATHER AMYOT at (315) 384-2064 or 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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ITALY PILGRIMAGE: Featuring the Passion Play of Oberammergau

11 Days - May 23 - June 2, 2022
ROME - ASSISI - FLORENCE - VENICE - INNSBRUCK - MUNICH
Hosted by Father 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 Father Donald A. Robinson at (315) 782-1143 or donrob4@twcny.rr.com
Space is Limited - Sign Up Today!!


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CRUISE NORWAY IN JULY OF 2022

Join Father 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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