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eNOTES FOR September 7, 2021

eNOTES FOR September 7, 2021

(with bulletin information for the weekends of September 19 and 26) 

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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 September 19  for the September 21 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends October 3 and 10. 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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BLUE MASS: September 26

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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From The Diocesan Offices: 

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SEARCHLIGHT: Youth Leadership Overnight Retreat

God created each of us intentionally, out of love, and for a purpose. Our hearts search for God and will not be content until united with Him. During this retreat, we will embark on the search for God together. It is easy to look to Google for answers, but only God reaches into our lives and gives us a personal response.

During this overnight youth retreat we invite teens into a relationship with God by encouraging them to ask the big questions about the purpose of life and answering them with the Gospel Message. Along the way, they will have a ton of fun while enjoying a true “camp” experience at our exclusive Guggenheim camp located in Saranac Lake, New York.

We have a full line up of activities planned and special guest Music Ministry leaders and presenters, MJM7. MJM7 is a Catholic family band comprised of Michael James Mette and 5 of his children: Gabriella (17), Trinity (15), Charity (13), and Cecilia (12) and MJ (11). The Mette's gifts of music, joy, & family life offer the boldness and innocence of youth with the wisdom and depth of lived experiences. Visit www.MJM7.band to learn more about them!

Overnight accommodation in the Dorm, meals and a special gift included for a fee of $49.00 per teen. Once you register, you will be directed to the payment page. After completing payment, you will receive a Guggenheim packing list and schedule for drop off and pick up times. The retreat will begin Friday October 1st at 5:00PM and end Saturday October 2nd at 6:00PM.

COVID-19 Safety Notice

We have no higher priority than providing a safe and healthy venue for Youth Leadership Retreat 2021.

All staff are fully vaccinated. All attendees, upon check-in, will be requested to provide proof of vaccination or results of a negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken in the last 72 hours. We ask that any registered attendee experiencing any common COVID symptoms not attend the retreat.

The Diocese of Ogdensburg continues to monitor the changing landscape involving the CDC guidelines. We will follow the New York State Department of Health requirements regarding COVID-19 safety.

Please note that this is a very fluid time as we navigate our new normal. We will continue to post updates as needed.

If you have any registration or requirement questions, please contact, Jeannie Grizzuto, Youth Office Administrator at: jgrizzuto@rcdony.org or 315-393-2920 ext. 1413


 

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MARRIED AND RELIGIOUS JUBILEE 

We are pleased to announce the annual Jubilee Mass will be celebrated in person on Sunday, October 3, 2021, at 2:30pm by Bishop Terry R. LaValley at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The Mass is to honor the Religious Sisters for their decades of service to the Church and all married couples celebrating their anniversaries (from one year and up).

Family and friends of the honorees are welcome to attend. Bishop LaValley will host a light reception immediately following Mass in the Brzana Hall. Couples only, please register for the Mass through your parish or register at https://www.rcdony.org/jubilee by Friday, September 24, 2021. For further information, please contact Steve Tartaglia at (315) 393-2920 or startaglia@rcdony.org or Sr. Bernadette Collins, SSJ at (315) 393-2920 or bcollins@rcdony.org.


 

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LIFECHAIN SUNDAY: Stand Up For Life on October 3rd

Join in the annual peaceful, prayerful, public, pro-life witness. Rain or shine. All faiths welcome. Bring a friend! Signs provided. Lifechain practices social distancing. Locations in our diocese: Plattsburgh 2:30-3:30PM , Potsdam 2:30-3:30PM, Saranac Lake 2:30-3:30PM. Visit Lifechain.net for more info.


 

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NEW RESPECT LIFE MATERIALS: New Resources Available - Catholic Educators Kit from USCCB

Description: Get ready for the new school year and October's Respect Life Month! Posters, prayer cards, bulletin board ideas, homily hints, sample activities, graphics, reflections, intercessions - All FREE to download (or order). Great for Catholic educators, RCIA, parish bulletins! See: www.respectlife.org/catholic-education .   


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EXPLORING THE SOJOURN WITH CHRIST IN THE EUCHARIST: The Commissioned Lay Ministry Association of the Jefferson-Lewis Deanery

Description: The Commissioned Lay Ministers Association of the Jefferson-Lewis Deanery is excited to announce the fall event, Exploring a Sojourn with Christ in the Eucharist. It will be held at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse on Thursday, October 14 beginning with 5:15pm Mass following a dinner and presentation given by Deacon Tom Yousey. The cost for the dinner is $13 per person and is due at time of registration at www.rcdony.org/clm-event. The deadline to register is Thursday, October 7.  



Parish Events and Notifications

 

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THE CREED: Virtual Series via Zoom.  

Every Sunday and Holyday, we recite at Mass our Profession of Faith. In the past we have used the Nicene Creed. We now use the Apostles Creed. Both Creeds contain the basics of our faith as defined in the very early centuries of the Church. However, how familiar are we with those words that we use? Could we really explain “Light from Light”, “Consubstantial with the Father”, the “Communion of Saints”? Bishop Barron has written a new book to explain the contents of the Creed, specifically the Nicene Creed. In addition to the book, there is a marvelous video series to present the content. Beginning on Monday, September 13 at 6:30 pm online, Msrg. Aucoin will offer a series to watch the video and review the contents of our faith. In all, there will be five sessions. The intent in offering these sessions is to help enrich our understanding and appreciation of our faith. This series is great for Catholics and for those who may be thinking about becoming Catholic.

To register go to the website of St. Mary's in Waddington: https://mwcatholics.org/creed 


 

 

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP ELDER NEIGHBORS AGE IN PLACE MORE SUCCESSFULLY:
Consider Becoming A Community Friendship Volunteer In St. Lawrence County

Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is co-hosting a Community Friendship Volunteer Training Program with Community Health Center of the North Country to help elder neighbors age in place more successfully. Mercy Care is assisting Community Health Center of the North Country to establish and operate its own Age-friendly Communities Initiative modeled after Mercy Care's successful program in the Tri-Lakes Region. The training will be held in Ogdensburg at the Community Health Center of the North Country on the mornings of September 15 and 16 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Volunteers are invited and most welcome from Ogdensburg, Canton/Potsdam, Massena, Governeur and surrounding areas. To register for the training, please visit chcnorthcountry.org/cfvp/ or contact Donna Elliott at 315-379-8345; delliott@chcnorthcountry.org The training is free of charge but registration is required.


 

 

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43RD ANNUAL ST. AUGUSTINE'S APPLEFEST: One-day Event - Saturday, September 18th - Peru, NY

Peru - Peru's Applefest is going to happen in 2021. The Covid pandemic resulted in its cancellation last year, but this year the 43rd Annual St. Augustine's Applefest will occur on Saturday, September 18th. Traditionally a two-day event, the Applefest will be packed into one day of fun.

The parish center filled with crafters will open at 10 a.m. Food booths begin opening at 11 a.m., followed by games and raffles. The chicken BBQ begins at 1:30 p.m.

The community parade leaves the Peru Elementary School at 11 a.m. traveling to the parish center at 3030 Main St. There will be great music, several new games, plus apple fritters, fried dough, hot dogs, Michigans, burgers, sausages and the K of C's famous chicken BBQ.
 
Covid regulations in effect on Sept. 18th will be in place.

For more information contact John Ryan at 518-643-9386.


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 #5No Blame / No Shame. Let children know they are never to blame if anything happens to them because adults are responsible for keeping them safe. Let them know they should never be ashamed to tell you about Red Flags, abuse, bullying, or other unsafe situations. Let children know you will support them. For more information, visit www.mbfpreventioneducation.org.


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PLANNED GIVING: Honoring Loved Ones Through Endowment Gifts

Establishing an endowment in the Foundation of the Diocese of Ogdensburg is a wonderful way to provide a lasting and meaningful gift in remembrance of a special person and at the same time support a purpose which that special person held dear. For more information, contact the Diocese at 315-393-2920 or Email slalone@rcdony.org


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP:

for the September 18/19 Bulletin

Creation Care Autumn Tip: For a fun and fruitful experience check your local area for a U-Pick apple orchard to visit with family or parish group. Try some different varieties of apple at your local fruit stand. As you bit into an apple, give thanks.


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: 

for the September 25/26 Bulletin

Creation Care Fall Tip: Sealing up those area of heat loss in your home is more than about saving money. It is also about caring for creation. To find out where heat is escaping, for information on having an energy audit contact NYSEA. Put this at the top of your TO DO LIST. 


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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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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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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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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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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!


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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




PILGRIMAGES:

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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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