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eNOTES FOR October 5, 2021

eNOTES FOR October 5, 2021

(with bulletin information for the weekends of October 17 and 24) 

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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 17 for the October 19 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends October 31 and November 7. 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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"By walking together, and together reflecting on the journey made, the Church will be able to learn from what it will experience which processes can help it to live communion, to achieve participation, to open itself to mission." 

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MASS FOR A SYNODAL CHURCH: Communion, Participation and Mission

In 2022, we will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Diocese of Ogdensburg.  It will be a time to look back and appreciate all that the Holy Spirit has accomplished in the Church here in the North Country.

As we celebrate our history, the Holy Father has also asked us to look to the future. In May, Pope Francis called for a Synod to see what the Holy Spirit is doing in the Church, the body of Christ today, including here in our diocese.

The purpose of a synod is to listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to the Church through the faithful: bishops, priest, deacons, religious, laity, young and old, those at the center of the faith and those on the periphery. As baptized Catholics, we have all received the Holy Spirit and, therefore, are all called to share our gifts with the Church so that we may discern the path ahead. Let us listen to the Holy Spirit and listen to each other.

Pope Francis will open the worldwide Synodal process with a Papal Mass on October 10. Bishop Terry R. LaValley will celebrate the opening Mass of the Diocesan phase of the Synod on October 17 at 11am at St. Mary's Cathedral.  All are welcome. 

As part of our participation in the synod, there will be future opportunities for people to share the fruits of their personal prayer and reflection on how the Holy Spirit is moving in our diocese, in our parishes and in our people. 


NEW POSTS

From The Diocesan Offices: 

 


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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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WORLD MISSION SUNDAY:  

On October 24, 2021 we will celebrate World Mission Sunday. Pope Francis invites the entire Church to support mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe, where priests, religious, and lay leaders serve the world's most vulnerable communities. Please keep the Pope's missions in your prayers and be generous in the upcoming collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. For additional materials, please visit the World Mission Sunday page on Pastoral Documentation. For more information, contact Alexis Michael at amichael@rcdony.org or 315-292-2920 ext. 1361.



Parish Events and Notifications 

 

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FALLING LEAVES/FALLING PRICES: Mary's Place, Fort Covington

Mary's Place, 3 Burns Rd, Fort Covington, will celebrate the new season with our Falling Leaves/Falling Prices Sale on Oct 7, 8 and 9. All Fall home decor will be featured. And we will offer our $5 bag sale on on new Fall fashions (some exclusions apply).

For more information call 518-521-9349 or see the store's FACEBOOK PAGE


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SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER: Knight of Columbus Fundraiser, Evans Mills

Description: Spaghetti & Meatball dinner
Saturday, October 9th 4 to 7 PM
St. Mary's Parish center in Evans Mills
Sponsored by the Indian River Council 7471 Knights of Columbus
For more info contact the parish office at 315-629-4678
Sauce is available at $5 per quart.


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ST. PETER'S PARISH CABBAGE ROLL SALE: Massena

Saturday, October 9th
11am until sold out
St. Mary's Social Hall
7 Sycamore St, Massena
*Carry Out Only


 

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PREPARATION FOR TOTAL CONSECRATION TO JESUS CHRIST THROUGH MARY ACCORDING TO ST. LOUIS DE MONTFORT: Zoom gatherings for all women

Christian life is nothing less than a participation in the life of Jesus and devotion to our Lady is at the core. This consecration is a giving of ourselves to Jesus through Mary’s maternal care. St. Louis De Montfort, when writing about Consecration to Jesus through Mary, was talking about a way of life. It is not a process that we go through and then it is over.

St. John Paul II, writes” ….we might even say that Christ himself appoints his Mother to those who strive to know and to love him, as he did on Calvary with his disciple John.” It has been written that St. Pope John Paul II’s esteem for the fruits of the spirituality of consecration he learned from St. Louis de Montfort was so great that he made St. Louis ‘Totus Tuus (I am all yours) his papal motto.

Using the book: “Preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus Christ Through Mary” by Fr. Hugh Gillispie, SMM

Purchase book to have with you during first Zoom meeting on 10/27/2021
Cost of book $8.50 -  Available at www.montfortpublications.com
May be helpful, but not necessary, to purchase: “True Devotion to Mary” by St. Louis De Montfort.

Consecration begins on Nov. 5
Feast Day for Final Consecration Dec. 8. Feast of the Immaculate Conception

All Zoom Meetings from 7-8:30 PM

Dates of Zoom Meetings: 
Introductory Meeting 10/27/2021
Remainder of Meetings 11/3/2021, 11/10, 11/17, 11/22, 12/1

REGISTER/QUESTIONS mdillenback@womenofgrace.com or 315-771-1377


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ST. PETER'S PARISH ANNUAL BAZAAR: Massena

St. Mary's Social Hall
7 Sycamore St., Massena, NY
Saturday, November 13, 2021
10am - 6pm

For more information call the parish 315-769-2469 


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: Buy a New Life Insurance Policy

Some people find they can make a much larger gift than they could otherwise afford by taking out a life insurance policy and name our parish, Catholic school, the Diocese, a Mission Project of the Diocese or a Ministry/Program of the Diocese as beneficiary.  If you name any of the above as owner and beneficiary, the premiums you pay will be deductible on your income tax.  It’s a way to make a large gift on the “installment plan.”


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: Creation Care Tips

for the October 16/17 Bulletin

“Only the beauty of God can attract; God’s way is through enticement.” (Pope Francis). Let us pray to our Creator God: open our eyes to the glory of the season of fall that surrounds us. Guide us to not only be amazed at the awesomeness of Your creation, but also take action to protect it in our day to day routines. 


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: Creation Care Tips

for the October 23/24 Bulletin

Take a few moments to observe the wisdom of the Earth that wastes nothing; even the leaves that fall to the ground nurture new life in springtime. Lord, teach us to find ways to counter the culture of waste with simple living and reflective buying. 


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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


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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

 




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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