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eNOTES FOR JULY 2, 2020

(with bulletin information for the weekends of July 12 and 19, 2020) 

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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. Others can subscribe on the eNotes webpage at www.rcdony.org/enotes

The next submission deadline is June 29  for the July 2 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends of July 12 and 19. The link to the submission form can also be found in the left-hand column 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.


DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION: 

 

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NFP AWARENESS WEEK JULY 19-25:Annual USCCB initiative to increase awareness of God's plan for married love.
Posters will be sent to all parishes; additional materials upon request.

July 19-25 marks National NFP Awareness Week, which invites everyone to consider the beauty of God's plan for sex, love and marriage. "Like so many other people who have made the switch to Natural Family Planning," Jennifer Fulwiler writes, "I simply couldn't be okay with any form of sterilization any more, whether temporary or permanent. In that place deep in the heart where the most important truths about our humanity reside, I know as surely as I know anything else that those Catholic teachings about human sexuality are true and good."

The USCCB has additional material available for download: 

More information can be found on the USCCB Website or to learn more about those teachings, or about NFP--a healthy, effective, respectful approach to family planning--please contact the Diocesan NFP Office, apietropaoli@rcdony.org or 518-483-0459. Visit us at https://www.rcdony.org/nfp 


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MPDO COLLECTION JULY 25-26: Missionary Projects of the Diocese of Ogdensburg

Ordinarily, we would be gearing up for our annual efforts that split the Diocese down the middle: Mission COOP and MPDO summer appeals. Each half (west vs. east) alternates summers with our efforts to raise much needed funds for our Mission Lands.

One of the many things cancelled is our summer Missionary Cooperation Program, with action taken by the National Office of the Pontifical Mission Society for everyone’s safety. Very often, mission co-op missionaries travel here from far away mission lands or from cities here in the USA. Once here, they are guests of our local parishes, speak in our churches, interact with local parishioners, and leave a lasting impact on the communities that host them. This is just not possible in 2020. So, the Mission Office has come up with a new plan.

This summer, the Missionary Projects of the Diocese of Ogdensburg annual collection will take place across the diocese on the weekend of July 25-26. The 2020 MPDO collection will be used to help with a number of causes this year. It will support missionary priests and religious who work here in our diocese: Sisters of Chavanod, Archdiocese of Caceras, Philippines, The Herald of Good News; it will continue to support the Church in Latin America; it will further our solidarity efforts in the Diocese of Latakia; provide continued support for our former mission parish in Mollendo, Peru; and lastly, it will help any other mission project throughout the world that Bishop Terry LaValley deems appropriate as part of our evangelization efforts. Thank you for your support. God bless and be assured of our prayers in these challenging times.


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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TIPS ON HOW TO SPOT SPOOFING OR PHISHING SCAM EMAILS: A Reminder from the IT Director

There has been an increase in the number of Spoofing or Phishing emails throughout the diocese. Email spoofing is an email message with a forged header (from) address. The message appears to have originated from a legitimate or familiar source. It is often used to trick people into providing information, giving money, or infecting your computer with a virus. The following are some tips on how to spot a spoofing or phishing email:

  • Don’t trust the display name.
  • Verify the “from email address”.
  • Check for grammatical or spelling mistakes within the email;
  • Look at the salutation;
  • Never provide personal, bank or credit card information in an email;  The Diocese, Priests and others will never ask for money or personal information.
  • Beware of urgent or threatening language in subject line;
  • Don’t click on attachments or a link;
  • Don’t reply to a suspect email;

If you are unsure, contact ifawcett@rcdony.org or call the person or send them a new email to the address that you have in your contacts.


NOTICES FOR BULLETINS

Bulletin Editors: Please add these notices to your parish bulletin(s). You can simply cut the text and paste it in your bulletin.

 

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NFP AWARENESS WEEK JULY 19-25:Annual USCCB initiative to increase awareness of God's plan for married love.


July 19-25 marks National NFP Awareness Week, which invites everyone to consider the beauty of God's plan for sex, love and marriage. "Like so many other people who have made the switch to Natural Family Planning," Jennifer Fulwiler writes, "I simply couldn't be okay with any form of sterilization any more, whether temporary or permanent. In that place deep in the heart where the most important truths about our humanity reside, I know as surely as I know anything else that those Catholic teachings about human sexuality are true and good." To learn more about those teachings, or about NFP--a healthy, effective, respectful approach to family planning--please contact the Diocesan NFP Office, apietropaoli@rcdony.org or 518-483-0459. Visit us at https://www.rcdony.org/nfp


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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE: St. Anne's Shrine, Isle LaMotte

On Sunday, July 19th, Knights of Columbus from throughout the Diocese of Ogdensburg will participate in their 72nd annual pilgrimage to St. Anne's Shrine in Isle LaMotte, Vermont. State Deputy Wally Wych will welcome Most Reverend Terry A. LaValley, who will celebrate mass at 12:15 p.m. Families are welcome to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds following mass. The Peru Knights will not be serving lunch this year, and the Shrine's cafeteria will not be open. 

Beautiful St. Anne's Shrine is located on the shores of Lake Champlain only a few miles from the Rouses Point Bridge.  The Shrine's religious history began in 1666 when the French erected a fort and chapel on the site. The chapel was blessed in 1893, and a beautiful statue of St. Anne, the mother of Mary, was erected.

For more information, please call Pilgrimage Coordinator Peter Keenan at 518-643-9241. 


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PRE CANA: During Pandemic

During the pandemic, the diocesan sponsored Pre Cana program continues to be offered using a virtual alternative rather than in-person meetings. Couples should register for Pre Cana on the diocesan website as normal and select the on-line option. They will receive materials and instructions on how to access the online content through the mail. Once the restrictions are lifted, we will return to in-person Pre Cana sessions. If you have any questions, please contact Steve Tartaglia at startaglia@rcdony.org or 315-323-6431.


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PRAYER CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE FAMILY LIFE OFFICE
CONTACT startaglia@rcdony.org 315-393-2920

WALKING WITH MOMS IN NEED: A YEAR OF SERVICE: A Prayer for Pregnant Mothers

Bishop LaValley, along with the other bishops of the United States, is encouraging the people of the Diocese of Ogdensburg to participate in Walking with Moms in Need: A Year of Service.

https://www.walkingwithmoms.com/

This program aims at highlighting the pregnant and parenting moms in our parishes, identifying resources available within local communities, and connecting these women to the resources they need.

While our normal routine and activities have been disrupted, one thing that we can do is pray. Won’t you please join in praying for pregnant and parenting moms every day.

A Prayer for Pregnant Mothers:

O Blessed Mother, you received the good news of the incarnation of Christ, your Son, with faith and trust. Grant your protection to all pregnant mothers facing difficulties.

Guide us as we strive to make our parish communities places of welcome and assistance for mothers in need. Help us become instruments of God’s love and compassion.

Mary, Mother of the Church, graciously help us build a culture of life and a civilization of love, together with all people of good will, to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life. Amen.


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP:

(for the July 11/12 Bulletin)

What can I do? During the Coronavirus it has been necessary to use enormous amounts of single use plastics to provide protection for health care workers. What can I do to help offset this increase of plastics that are thrown away after one use? At home can we find alternatives, i.e. reusable cups, plates and silverware or paper products for our summertime picnics and family gatherings. This reduces the amount of trash in our landfills and the amount of petroleum used to manufacture them.


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: 

(for the July 18/19 Bulletin) 

How can I be ‘good steward’ during the predicted hotter summer? According to world top scientists the greatest human contributor to carbon emissions is refrigeration. (Drawdown, ed. Pau Hawkins 2018) Turning the air condition and freezer a few degrees less cold this summer can reduce the carbon emission that causes warming of the climate globally. Those without the resources to adapt to the heat are bearing the heaviest burden. How can we make a difference? 


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SAFE ENVIRONMENT CORNER: Did you know? ...

Did you know…Although Virtus Training remains a requirement, the Bishop suspended all “live” VIRTUS (safe environment) training sessions until further notice due to the coronavirus. If you need to complete VIRTUS training for your employment or volunteer ministry, contact the Safe Environment Office to make arrangements to complete this required training in an online format. For more information, visit: https://www.rcdony.org/safe-environment.html#virtus 


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PLANNED GIVING: Make a Will

Good Christian Stewardship would call for the orderly disposition of our worldly goods.  If you do not make a Will, the State will do so and it may not be according to your wishes. For further information, contact Scott Lalone, Executive Director of Development/Foundation at the Diocese of Ogdensburg at 315-393-2920 or slalone@rcdony.org.  


PARISH EVENTS:

These are parish and other local events that may be of interest to your parishioners. If you would like to share them in your parish bulletin, you can simply cut and paste the text under the "Description." 

NO PARISH EVENTS SUBMITTED: Check your parish bulletins.


OTHER:

 

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SUMMER LUNCHEON SERIES: Virtual Presentations from the Diocese of Syracuse

Our colleagues from the Office of Evangelization in the Diocese of Syracuse invite us to join them virtually via Zoom for different speakers each Wednesday at noon during the month of July:

July 1: Michael Dopp - founder of Mission of the Redeemer Ministries and the New Evangelization Summit.

July 8: Andrea Schaffer - Associate Director of Catechesis, Diocese of Syracuse.

July 15: Dcn. Keith Strohm - Executive Director of M3 Ministries. (You may remember him from the Forming Intentional Disciples workshop in 2015)

July 22: Danielle Cummings - Chancellor, Diocese of Syracuse.

July 29: Kevin Frank - Executive Director, Brady Faith Center.

Registration is required.  For more information and to register go here: https://events.syracusediocese.org/view/4904/summer-luncheon-series


 

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COMPLETE THE 2020 CENSUS: respond now.

It is important to complete the census.  Census results affect planning and funding for education—including programs such as Head Start, Pell Grants, school lunches, rural education, adult education, and grants for preschool special education; planning and funding for infrastructure—including programs for highway planning and construction, Section 8 housing, federal transit, community development, and rural water and waste disposal systems; planning and funding for employment and training—including programs for vocational rehabilitation state grants, dislocated workers, and American Indian and Alaska Native employment and training; planning and funding for healthcare—including programs such as Medicaid, Medicare Part B, State Children’s Health Insurance, and the prevention and treatment of substance abuse.

A census response is required from every property, including seasonal homes: If you live at multiple places throughout the year, count yourself at the address where you live and sleep most of the time.  If you split your time evenly between two or more places, count yourself wher you were staying on April 1, 2020.  However, a census response is required from each and every property.200629 census

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To complete the census: go to www.2020census.gov or call 844-330-2020 (English) or 844-468-2020 (Spanish)


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MY HOUSE IN-HOME WORKSHOP FOR MEN: for men struggling with sexual behavior problems

The Center for Healing is offering an online "My House" workshop for men struggling with sexual behavior problems.
The 3-day intensive workshop, offered July 9-11, will feature expert presenters including: Dr. Todd Bowman, Fr. Sean Kilcawley, Michael Ciaccio, and Sam Meier.

Register at MYHOUSEKANSAS.ORG or call 816.786.6063.

The cost for this workshop is $995. There is information about discounts and scholarships available on the website. 


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COURAGE INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE: 40 Years of Courage: A Legacy of Hope

ANNUAL CONFERENCE
July 25 – 26, 2020
ONLINE THIS YEAR!
For more information and to register: https://couragerc.org/conference2020/


THE DIOCESAN CALENDAR


Office of Vocations General Intercessions Cycle A

Office of Vocations Bulletin Blurbs Cycle A 

Office of Vocation Seasonal Bulletin Blurbs 

Office of Vocations Newsletters 

Office of Evangelization Blog

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