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eNOTES FOR November 2

(with bulletin information for the weekends of November 14 and 21) 

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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 November 14 for the November 16 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends November 28 and December 5. 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

 

NATIONAL VOCATION WEEK:  All pastors, catechists, principals

National Vocation Week begins November 7-13, 2021. Let us fervently pray for more dedicated men and women to hear the call from God to serve as priests,  deacons and consecrated religious for the service of the Church. May the Good Shepherd inspire these men and women to listen to the voice of the Shepherd as the Church and parish communities fervently pray for more vocations. Is the voice of the Shepherd calling you? Please contact Fr. Chris Carrara, Vocation Director or Sister Mary Eamon Lyng, Vocation Coordinator, Diocese of Ogdensburg, 315-393-2920. 

Download Suggested Prayers of the Faithful HERE


NEW POSTS

From The Diocesan Offices: 

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ON OUR KNEES PRAYER CAMPAIGN: United in prayer for the Dobbs Supreme Court Case

October 22 - June 22 all are asked to pray for the protection of life in our nation.

Background: January 22, 1973: Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision began the era of abortion on demand in the USA.
• 2018: Mississippi passed a law protecting unborn children after 15 weeks of gestation, when the baby has a heartbeat, eyes that open, ears that hear, and can move and kick. The law was challenged and the case, known as Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, is being heard by the Supreme Court.
• Dobbs v Jackson is a landmark case that could potentially overturn the decision of Roe v Wade. The possibility for future laws protecting the unborn hangs in the balance.
• December 1, 2021 oral arguments for the case will be heard. A decision is expected in June 2022. More information at www.prayfordobbs.com


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BLACK AND INDIAN MISSION COLLECTION: November 20-21, 2021
Catholic Charities Announces an important second collection

Black and Indian Mission Collection (BIMC) exists to help diocesan communities to build the Church and preach the Gospel of Jesus among the African American, Native American, and Alaska Native people of God.

Recognizing a need to call the faithful to support missionary work among African American and Native American Catholics, the U.S. Catholic bishops established this Catholic Church charity for the Catholic Missions in 1884 to administer a national collection—the first of its kind in the United States—to support missionary work.

Ever since the first Collection in 1884, the national Black and Indian Mission Collection. has  reflected the generosity of the good People of God and has enabled the Commission to give helpful grants to dioceses across the country to operate schools, parishes, and other missionary services that build the Body of Christ in Native American, Alaska Native, and Black Catholic communities.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Ogdensburg provides collection and distribution support for Black and Indian Mission Collection (BIMC) exists to help diocesan communities to build up the Church and faith formation in African American, Native American and Alaska native communities throughout the United States.

For more information:

https://blackandindianmission.org/aboutus/bimo-collection or call: Catholic Charities of Diocese of Ogdensburg (315) 393-2255

 


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LEAD: THE LITURGY OF THE WORD: JESUS PRESENT AND HOW TO SHARE IT: A Continuation of The Mystery of the Holy Eucharist

Brought to you by The Department of Faith Formation

Western Region (NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION)
Presenter: Jamie Burns, a teacher from Trinity Catholic School in Massena.
Where: Wadhams Hall.
When: Saturday, November 6 from 9:30am - noon
We hope you'll stay for lunch for the opportunity to socialize. $15 will be collected at the door or your parish can be billed.


Eastern Region
Presenter: Sister Jackie Sellappan, SCC
Where: Newman Center, Plattsburgh
When: Saturday, November 6 from 9:30am - noon
A simple lunch will be provided.

Cost to attend either locations is $10. Choose the location and option to pay either via PayPal or bill parish upon registration at www.rcdony.org/liturgyword

 



Parish Events and Notifications 

 

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1ST ANNUAL HOLY CROSS HARVEST DINNER: Plattsburgh

1st Annual Holy Cross Parish Harvest Dinner

Sunday, November 7, 2021
12:00 — 5:00 pm

Holy Cross Outreach Center
(Behind Our Lady of Victory Church)
4917 S. Catherine Street
Plattsburgh, NY



Dinner includes:
Delicious Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, gravy, dinner roll, butter,
coleslaw, cranberry sauce, & pumpkin pie!

Take Out Only $12

 

For more information contact the parish: 518-563-0730 

 


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: 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.

For further information, contact Scott Lalone, Executive Director of Development/Foundation at the Diocese of Ogdensburg at 315-393-2920 or slalone@rcdony.org


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: 

for the November 13/14 Bulletin

Creation Care Tip: The rise in cost of gasoline can be an added incentive to find more ways to reduce the amount of gas we use by combining our trips, carpooling and slowing down our speed. These simple acts not only keep money in our pockets, they will lighten our carbon footprint on the earth and each other.


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: Creation Care Tips

for the November 20/21 Bulletin

Creation Care Tip: Frustrated by the shortages on store shelves these days? Our frustration could be turned into a blessing in disguise, if it causes us to stop and consider what we really need and what we can do without -- a practical antidote to the consumerism we experience daily. This Thanksgiving is a good time to count our blessings.


PREVIOUSLY POSTED

 

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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STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY: Attention Pastors

Bishop LaValley's Letter to be read at all Masses November 6 & 7 can be found HERE.  For more information contact Valerie Mathews  (vmathews@rcdony.org)


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LOVING AUTHENTICALLY: Attention Commissioned Lay Minister and Candidates

This program for Commissioned Lay Ministers and Candidates is designed to strengthen the participants' conviction about the truth, beauty and importance of church teaching on natural law and sexual morality and to give participants a basic understanding of the ethical basis of the teaching.


Presenters: Deacon John Fehlner & Dr. Maura Fehlner,
Mr. Steve Tartaglia and other members of the Family Life Department.

Three dates to choose from:
November 6, 2021
Waddington Parish Center
9:30AM - 1:00PM

January 29, 2022
Emmaus Room, St. Peter's Church, Plattsburgh
9:30AM - 1:00PM

April 23, 2022
St. Peter's Church, Lowville
9:30AM - 1:00PM

Cost is free and all are welcome.
Bring your own lunch.

Participants are required to watch an 80 minute video prior to the event.  The link for the online video will be sent after registration.
Register at: https://www.rcdony.org/lovingauthentically.

If you have questions, contact Faith Formation Assistant Director, Cathy Russell at crussell@rcdony.org or call 315-393-2920.


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

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Serving from 4 to 7 PM
$9.00 for Adults, $8.00 for senior citizens, $5 for children under 12 and those under 5 eat for free
Sauce is available for $5.00 per quart
St. Mary's Parish Center in Evans Mills, NY
Benefit Indian River Knights of Columbus 7471
For more information contact 315-629-4678


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2021-2022 LEAD EVENTS: Brought to you by The Department of Faith Formation

LEAD (Leadership For Evangelization and Discipleship) offers quality diocesan and regional events to support the varied work of parish ministers. These opportunities include spiritual, personal and professional development, networking and days of reflection. All parishioners in parish ministry are invited to attend LEAD events with the pastor's permission. If a meal is provided, parishes will receive a bill. For more information contact 

 


 

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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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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.com


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WORLD YOUTH DAY, 2023: Young Adults, are you interested?

World Youth Day is a worldwide encounter of Young Adults with the Holy Father that occurs approximately every three years. The next World Youth Day will be in Lisbon, Portugal from August 1-6, 2023. It is an amazing experience of the universality of the Church with thousands of young adults from around the world. If you are interested in attending World Youth Day in 2023 and will be 18 or older by by the time of travel (late July 2023), contact Marika Donders at mdonders@rcdony.org. Additional details will be released to interested parties as we get closer to the event.  



 

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