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eNOTES FOR November 16, 2021

eNOTES FOR November 16, 2021

(with bulletin information for the weekends of November 28 and December 5) 

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The next submission deadline is November 28 for the November 30 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends December 12 and 19. 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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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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CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT- NOVEMBER 20-21, 2021
Catholic Charities Announces an important second collection

The CCHD national collection date is the Sunday before Thanksgiving, This year the collection will be held across the Diocese of Ogdensburg on November 20 and 21, 2021.The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the national anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ "... to bring glad tidings to the poor ...  liberty to captives ...  sight to the blind and let the oppressed go free." (Luke 4:18)

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Ogdensburg serves as a collection and distribution partner and strongly shares the belief that those who are directly affected by unjust systems and structures have the best insight into knowing how to change them is central to CCHD. CCHD works to break the cycle of poverty by helping low-income people participate in decisions that affect their lives, families, and communities. CCHD offers a hand up, not a handout. Particularly in the CoVid-19 pandemic era, such support has become even more critical for the poor.

For More Information:

http://www.usccb.org/about/catholic-campaign-for-human-development/collection/collection-resources.cfm.

Or call: Catholic Charities Diocese of Ogdensburg (315) 393-2255


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From The Diocesan Offices: 

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THE DIOCESAN PHASE OF THE SYNOD: 

What is a Synod?

  • Synod literally means "journeying together" or "together on the way."

  • The purpose of a synod is to listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to the Church through all the members of the faithful: Bishops, Priests, Deacons, Religious, Laity, young and old, those at that center of the faith community and those on the periphery. We need to listen to the Holy Spirit and listen to each other so that we may discern the path ahead.

What is this Synod About?

  • The Title of the Synod is For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission. We are asked to consider how we journey together and how we are co-responsible for the mission of the Church.

  • It is a synod about practicing synodality. Pope Francis put it this way: "What the Lord is asking of us is already in some sense present in the very word 'Synod.' Journeying together – laity, pastors, the Bishop of Rome – is an easy concept to put into words, but not so easy to put into practice." (Pope Francis, Address at the Ceremony Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Institution of the Synod of Bishops, October 17, 2015)

Each parish is participating in the Synod in various ways. News, resources and more are being developed and will soon be shared at http://150.rcdony.org/  under the Synod link.


 

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THE MARIAN BLUE WAVE

What is the Marian Blue Wave? A call to Catholics across America to pray a weekly Rosary with the specific intentions of ending all clinical, chemical, medical and surgical abortions and shutting down every Planned Parenthood facility in the United States. To join in the Marian Blue Wave, sign up online at MarianBlueWave.com/Rosary. To learn more visit MarianBlueWave.com


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ADVENT 2021: Celebrate Advent well!

Celebrating Advent well requires preparation in advance. The Family Life Office posts resources and tips to help families with their celebration of Advent. Check out our Advent webpage, www.rcdony.org/family-life/advent.html

Also note that at the bottom of this eNotes, bulletin blurbs and intercessions have been updated for Cycle C readings.



Parish Events and Notifications 

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40 HOURS OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: St. Peter’s Church, Shady Avenue, Lowville, NY

St. Peter's Church in Lowville, located at 5457 Shady Ave., will be observing The Forty Hours Devotions of the Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament beginning with the 5:30 p.m. mass on Friday, November 19, until the 9:00 a.m. mass on Sunday, November 21, the Feast of Christ the King. The devotion will conclude with a procession and Benediction after the 9:00 a.m. mass. Msgr. Dennis Duprey will be the homilist for the 5:30 p.m. mass on Friday, the 4:00 p.m. mass on Saturday, and the 9:00 a.m. mass on Sunday. The Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth will lead the Holy Hour at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. St. Hedwig's Church, Houseville, will also have its 11:00 a.m. mass on Sunday, November 21. All are welcome to attend the masses and The Forty Hours Devotions to honor the Real Presence. Contact 315-376-6662.

The Catholic Community of St. Peter, St. Mary and St. Hedwig will also be hosting The Vatican International Exhibition of The Eucharistic Miracles of the World in St. Peter's Church hall during the Forty Hour Devotions, on Friday-Sunday, November 19-21, and on November 22. The Exhibition will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and from 10:00 a.m.-Noon on Monday, November 22. All are welcomed and encouraged to view this free extraordinary display of Eucharistic Miracles designed by Blessed Carlo Acutis. Contact 315-348-6260.


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RELIGION GROUP KICKING OFF AT THE CATHEDRAL: Attention 11th and 12th Graders!

St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish is kicking off its 11th & 12th grade religion class. Youth in the applicable grades from outside the Cathedral Parish are welcome to attend.

When: Sunday, November 21
Time: 5pm - 7:30pm

Topic will be on The Human Body
- What makes us human?
- What is the body?
- What about spirit makes us human?

Where: Brzana Hall below St. Mary's Cathedral
What to Expect: Activities, games with prizes, FOOD!

Questions? Contact:
Deacon Jim Crowley
jcrowley@rcdony.org

Jessica Hargrave
jhargrave@rcdony.org


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ADVENT WREATH MAKING: A Warm Custom to Begin Your Advent

You are invited to Our Lady of the Adirondacks House of prayer at 7270 Star Road, Ellenburg Ctr. on Sunday, November 28th from 3-5 pm to make your Advent Wreath. Come by yourself, with your kids, grandkids, family or friends! Supplies are free and refreshments served! Its a fun way to begin your Christmas season! Space IS limited, Please Call 518-534-9976 or 518-846-3060 (Sarah) to register. Please leave your name and telephone number.


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FALL INTO WINTER CRAFT FAIR: One stop Christmas shop, Peru, NY

Located at St. Augustine's Parish Center
Saturday, December 4th
From 10:00 am ~ 3:00 pm
Contact Judy Akey for more info at 518-643-8716


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SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER: Knight of Columbus Fundraiser

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Menu is spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. $9.00 for Adults, $8.00 for senior citizens, $5.00 for Children under 12 and children under 5 eat for free. Sauce available for $5.00 per quart.
St. Mary's Parish Center in Evans Mills, NY
Sponsored by Indian River Knights of Columbus Council 7471. For more information call 315-629-4678.


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: Leaving a Legacy

Think about the part you want to play in our parish’s future.  You have the opportunity to support this ministry in many ways.  Naming our parish as a beneficiary in your estate plan or the making of an endowment gift can assure your continued participation in this ministry far into the future. 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 27/28 Bulletin

Creation Care Tip: Did you know that rechargeable batteries consume less nonrenewable natural resources overall than disposable batteries? When purchasing toys and other items, avoid disposable batteries as improperly disposed batteries contribute to water and air pollution. When they are tossed into the trash, they end up in landfills where they decay and leak. Improperly disposed batteries negatively affect human health by exposing the environment to lead and strong corrosive acids that can cause burns and dangers to our eyes and skin. Four things you should know about battery disposal and the environment:  gsiwaste.com/battery-recycling-is-important-for-environmental-health  


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: Creation Care Tips

for the December 4/5 Bulletin

Creation Care Tip: ‘T’is the Season’ to begin plans for decorating the ‘halls.’ Reminder to make sure the lights and any other items you purchase are LED or energy efficient. This could be a simple Christmas gift to all Creation by reducing your carbon footprint and ensuring a better future for all of us..


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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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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.

Two remaining dates to choose from:

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 Family Life Director, Steve Tartaglia at startaglia@rcdony.org or call 315-393-2920.


 

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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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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. 


 

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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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