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eNOTES FOR September 21, 2021

eNOTES FOR September 21, 2021

(with bulletin information for the weekends of October 3 and 10) 

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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 October 3 for the October 5 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends October 17 and 24. 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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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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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 (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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From The Diocesan Offices: 

 

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ORDINATION TO THE ORDER OF DEACON 

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 Deacon Mr. Randy N. Besio, Mr. Gerald F. Bouchard, Mr. Brent M. Davison, Mr. Daniel G. LeRoy, Mr. Michael A. Lieber, Jr., Mr. Kenneth L. Lushia, Mr. Roderic O. Roca, Mr. Lee M. Trudeau, Mr. Robert S. Uttendorfsky, Mr. Noel D. Voos, Mr. Mark T. Webster and Mr. Peter J. Woolschlager on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 11:00am at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 415 Hamilton Street, Ogdensburg, New York.

You are cordially invited to join us at the Ordination Mass. The Ordination Mass will also be livestreamed at www.rcdony.org/ordination. Please note this may be subject to change due to COVID-19.



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ORDINATION TO THE ORDER OF DEACON:  

Description: 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 Deacon: Mr. James P. Carlin and Mr. Leagon J. Carlin on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 10:00am at St. Peter’s Church, 114 Cornelia Street, Plattsburgh, New York.

You are cordially invited to join us at the Ordination Mass. The Ordination Mass will also be livestreamed at www.rcdony.org/ordination. Please note this may be subject to change due to COVID-19.


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2021 BISHOP'S FUND APPEAL: Family of Faith in Action

Your gift to the 2021 Bishop’s Fund Appeal will help continue the vital ministries, services and programs that reach out to so many in need. Please consider making a pledge or one-time gift to this year’s effort. To learn more about the Bishop’s Fund Appeal and to view this year’s video, please visit our website at www.rcdony.org/bfa. To make your gift online, please visit: https://www.rcdony.org/bfa.html#donate.


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CHANGE OF VENUE  

EXPLORING THE SOJOURN WITH CHRIST IN THE EUCHARIST: 
A Commissioned Lay Ministers of Jefferson-Lewis Deanery event

Due to an uptick in COVID cases in the North Country, changes have been made to the October 14th event, "Exploring A Sojourn with Christ in the Eucharist.” The venue has been changed from the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse to St. Anthony’s Church in Watertown. Mass starts at 6pm. Deacon Tom Yousey will give his presentation following Mass.

There will be no meal and no cost to attend. Registration is still required.

The Jefferson County Health Department is recommending the use of masks in an indoor public setting.


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UPDATE YOUR FAITH FORMATION PROGRAMS: A REVIEW OF THE NEW DIRECTORY FOR CATECHESIS:
Calling all Catechists & Catechetical Leaders

This is a Zoom event brought to you by the Department of Faith Formation.

Presenter: Dr. Joseph White from Our Sunday Visitor

When: Saturday, October 23

Time: 9:45am - 12:00pm

Dr. Joseph White will cover the history of the Directory for Catechesis, its organization, major themes, and application to catechetical ministry.

Questions, contact Anita Soltero asoltero@rcdony.org


 

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WORD MISSION SUNDAY

The Diocese will be holding its annual World Mission Sunday Appeal on October 24, 2021. More information to come.



Parish Events and Notifications 

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ST. HEDWIG’S SOCIETY ANNUAL THEME BASKET RAFFLE: Houseville, NY 

Description: St. Hedwig's church of Houseville, NY will be holding their Annual Theme Basket Raffle to benefit church repairs and restoration on the following Sundays: 

Oct. 10
Oct. 17
Oct. 24
Oct. 31

The raffle will be from Noon to 1:00pm each Sunday.


Raffle Baskets will be on display, and tickets will be available for sale after the celebration of the 11:00 a.m. Mass each Sunday. No tickets will be sold during Mass. Tickets are $1 each, or $5 for 6 tickets.
There will also be a very special silent auction item available for a starting bid of $100. This featured item is a Shaker-Style Cherry Coffee Table, hand crafted by Ed Knapp of Watson Woodworking. 
Drawings for the baskets will be on October 31, at 1:00 p.m. following a bake sale.

For more information please contact: Elaine 315-486-5532, Lydia- 315-348-7006, or Mary Ann- 315-348-6260. St. Hedwig's appreciates your continued generosity.


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RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM: Volunteer Opportunity

Location: Hamilton County, Franklin County
Hsmith@cathcharities.org
80 Park Street
P.O. Box 701
Tupper Lake NY, 12986
518-359-7688


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THE FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM: Volunteer Opportunity

Description: Location: Jefferson County, Clinton County, Franklin County, Essex County, St.Lawrence County.
Mhoward@catholiccharities.org
80 park Street
P.O. Box 701
Tupper Lake NY, 12986
518-359-7688

 


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



Regular Features:

 

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PLANNED GIVING: Give Your House and Continue to Live There

You may want to make a major gift to our parish.  Why not consider real estate: This is called a life estate gift. This simply means that you give a piece of real estate, such as your residence, to our parish, obtain a charitable income tax deduction and retrain the right to live there as long as you want.  This arrangement removes the property from you estate and relieves your executor from having to dispose of your home at your death. Contact Scott Lalone at the Diocese at 315-393-2920 or Email slalone@rcdony.org  for further information.


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: Creation Care Tips

for the October 2/3 Bulletin

Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis on October 4 by praying the Canticle to the Sun by St Francis: “Praised be You my Lord with all Your creatures, especially Brother Sun,…Sister Moon and the stars,… Brothers Wind and Air," etc., and make up your own prayer of praise and thanksgiving to God for the gifts of Creation. 


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: Creation Care Tips

for the October 9/10Bulletin

What about all those leaves? Consider purchasing paper bags instead of plastic for leaf collection, or collect the leaves and compost for fertilizer for next year. …a small gift of thanks to the earth that will reduce pollution and the use of fossil fuel used to produce those plastic bags. 


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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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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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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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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.

ADDITIONAL SITE: Massena - 2:30-3:30 - Main St & Rt 37

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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PRAYER AND ADORATION: Calling Commissioned Lay Ministers

Date: Wednesday, October 20 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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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 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 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 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.co



 

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