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eNOTES FOR APRIL 12, 2018

(with bulletin information for the weekends of April 22 and 29, 2018)

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DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION:

 

FROM THE OFFICE OF SAFE ENVIRONMENT:

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APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH:

The US Catholic Conference of Bishops Youth Protection Office has made available a resource guide to assist the parishes in promoting April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Click on the link below and you will have all the material you need for your April liturgies and suggested activities which can be used in your parish. Please choose what you find applicable to your parish needs. http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/child-andyouth-protection/index.cfm 


FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:

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HANDICAP GRANT: Attention Pastors

The Diocese of Ogdensburg annually offers two grants of $5,000.00 each to assist the parishes and institutions of the Diocese in providing assistance for the handicapped. These funds are made available from the annual contribution of the New York State Knights of Columbus to the Diocese of Ogdensburg. They will be distributed by the diocese on the recommendations of Catholic Charities and the Department of Education. The criteria for acceptability of the request cover several factors. Improvement in already existing programs or facilities will be considered. Some ideas for funding include: adapting facilities, special equipment, training for personnel, and program development. It is important to remember that programs which have received funding previously may not apply for the grant for the following three years. Programs/projects must show proof of additional sources of revenue to support the programs/projects. If you wish to be considered for a grant, please plan your proposal carefully. The grant application may be downloaded here. Applications must be submitted by May 25, 2018. Monies will be allocated after June 5, 2018. If you have any questions regarding the grant and/or the application please contact vlalonde@rcdony.org or call (315) 393-2920 ext. 1411. 


FROM THE OFFICE OF FAMILY LIFE:

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LIFE AND FAMILY CONFERENCE: Bishop's Letter

Please read and share Bishop LaValley's letter encouraging people to attend the Life and Family Conference, "Marriage, God Calls, We Respond" on Saturday, April 14th at Trinity Catholic School in Massena, NY.  For more information contact the Family Life Office at 315-393-2920 or startaglia@rcdony.org


FROM THE OFFICE OF WORSHIP

 

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2018 CONFIRMATION SCHEDULE: Attention: Parish Staff Members

See the UPDATED AND EXPANDED confirmation schedule HERE  or view it on Pastoral DocumentsPlease contact Linda Ross at lross@rcdony.org or Fr. Bryan Stitt at bstitt@rcdony.org or 518-593-6044 with questions. 


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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APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

Our diocese has policies and procedures to create a safe environment and protect children. Read the policies and learn how you can help create a culture of protection at http://www.rcdony.org/safeenv 


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PARISH VOCATION MINISTRY MEETINGS

Three regional parish vocation ministry meetings have been scheduled for those currently involved and those who wish to get started. Choose the location most convenient for you: March 17th in Peru, April 21st in Watertown or May 5th in Norfolk.
Contact Cathy Russell at crussell@rcdony.org for more information.


 

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SPRING OPERATION ANDREW

The spring round of Operation Andrew dinners has been scheduled for April 5th at St. Mary's Cathedral in Ogdensburg and April 12th at St. Bernard's Church in Saranac Lake. Dinners begin at 5pm with Holy Hour and Vespers followed by dinner and conversation with Bishop LaValley and area priests. Parents are most welcome! Contact your pastor or Cathy Russell the Vocations Office (crussell@rcdony.org) to register.


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OPERATION MIRIAM LUNCH: Attention all women of middle school age and up

SSJ Motherhouse, Watertown, NY 13601 
With Bishop LaValley
April 15, 2018 
Starts at 11:00
Contact Shayne Lippincott at slippincott@rcdony.org or call 315-782-3620 to register by April 12, 2018 


 

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TREASURES OF THE CHURCH, AN EXPOSITION OF RELIQUARIES: Attention all the faithful

This is the largest traveling display of relics in the world! Please come and join us in this exposition. This event is open to everyone in our diocese and surrounding area. All are welcome.

St. Augustine's Parish Hall 3030 Main Street Peru, NY
Wednesday, April 18th 7:00 p.m.

For more information, please visit the web site at www.treasuresofthechurch.com or email Janice at St. Augustine's Church in Peru, NY janice@peruparish.org

There is no cost for tickets and no collections taken. There will be a free will donation basket available for those who desire to make a donation.


 

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PRIESTLY DISCERNMENT: For young men of the Plattsburgh area

Young men, High School Juniors and older: participate in Sunday Discussion, Evening Prayer and Dinner at St. Peter's Church, 114 Cornelia Street, Plattsburgh. Feb. 4&18, March 4 & 25, Apr. 8 & 22, May 6.  For more information contact Fr. Howard Venette, pastor.stbarts@roadrunner.com or 315-369-3554 


 

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INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ANNULMENTS

Sponsored by the Matrimonial Tribunal of the Diocese of Ogdensburg: three remaining dates:

  • Monday, April 16 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Holy Ghost Parish Center, 40 Marion Street, Tupper Lake, NY

This FREE workshop is for people who wish to explore beginning the annulment process and will be conducted by the Staff of the Matrimonial Tribunal:  Rev. Douglas J. Lucia, JCL, Judicial Vicar; Rev. Garry B. Giroux, JCL, Adjutant Judicial Vicar; and Mrs. Elaine Seymour, Moderator of the Tribunal.

What we will cover:

  • Marriage/Divorce - what is my status as a divorced person in the Church?
  • Do I need an annulment?
  • The Annulment Process
  • Forms

The Tribunal staff will have the forms available to begin the process and will be on-hand to answer any individual questions as well. Light refreshments will be provided.

To register or if you have questions, please contact the tribunal office at 315-605-1087.


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HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN YOUR BACKYARD?

"Human Trafficking in Your Backyard?" Elizabeth Horsman, Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of New York, will speak on this topic on Wed., April 18 at 6:30 at the St. John XXIII Newman Center, 90 Broad St., Plattsburgh. Her presentation will include: What does modern day slavery look like? Where is it happening? What are some ways that I can help to eradicate it in our own area and in the places we travel? Event is sponsored by St. John XXIII Newman Club and Sisters of St. Joseph Social Justice Committee. Event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


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YOUTH RALLY APRIL 28 IN CANTON: Registration closes soon!

Open to grades 6-12. Come for an incredible day featuring keynote speaker Bob Perron, prayer, interactive workshops, exciting games, and a closing Mass celebrated by Bishop LaValley. Registration is $30 and closes on April 20. Youth leaders can register their groups at www.rcdony.org/youthrally/rally


 

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THE HOLY SPIRIT EMPOWERS US: Attention All Commissioned Lay Ministers

Holy Name Church & School: 10 Church Lane, AuSable Forks, NY 12912
Saturday, May 12th, 2018 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Keynote Speaker: Fr. Paul Kelly
Online pre-registration is appreciated and encouraged. Fee is $10.00 (credit cards are accepted online) www.rcdony.org/formation/commissioned-layministers/clm-event-registration.html or by mail (see flyer) to: PO Box 106 Canajoharie, NY 13317


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YOUTH MINISTER CERTIFICATION COURSES: Courses 5 & 6 are available!

Register to spend a morning completing two courses in the Youth Minister Certification Program and sharing ideas with fellow youth ministers! 
Course 5 (The Youth Minister as Model of Mission & Apologetics) and Course 6 (The Youth Minister as Model of Prayer and Worship) will be offered on May 12 in Watertown and May 19 in Plattsburgh from 9:00-12:00. Register by emailing vdemers@rcdony.org.  


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CAMP GUGGENHEIM REGISTRATION: Registration for the 2018 season is now open!

Registration for Camp Guggenheim is OPEN! Weeks 1-5 are open to ages 12-15, and Week 6 is open to 16-18-year-olds. Come for an unforgettable week of friendship, faith, and fun! Register at www.rcdony.org/camp

Note: Free shipping of Campus Store (www.rcdnony.org/campstore)  purchases until April 16! 

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SPRING RETREAT FOR ADULTS

Spring Retreat for Adults
Theme: Living the ‘Bookend Beatitudes’: an invitation to explore the first and eight beatitudes and ways to put them into practice through prayer, sharing and other spiritual practices.
May 4-6, 2018, at Cedarhaven, Morristown, N.Y. Space limited.
Facilitator: Sister Bethany Fitzgerald, SSJ.
Suggested Offering: $125
For info. : 315-212-6592 or srbeth@gmail.com


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SPRING RACHEL'S VINEYARD: After-Abortion Healing Retreat 

The Spring Rachel's Vineyard after-abortion healing retreat will be held Friday, June 1-Sunday, June 3 at the Guggenheim Lodge in Saranac Lake. Fr. Mark Reilly will serve as the retreat chaplain. Confidential registration forms are located at the Respect Life webpage: www.rcdony.org/prolife. Don't suffer alone. Help is available.


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CATHOLIC HEART WORKCAMP: Faith, Fun and Teens at Work at CHWC

Catholic Heart Workcamp (CHWC) has announced that it will be returning to Plattsburgh this summer, from June 24 to June 29. This week-long service camp, being housed at Seton Catholic Central, is open to high school (entering 9th grade in Fall 2018) and college students. Celebrating more than 25 years of service in cities throughout the country, Catholic Heart Workcamp’s mission is to inspire young people to live as disciples of Christ through serving others and to foster the Catholic faith of each participant. During the week, campers will volunteer at various sites throughout the Plattsburgh area during the day and participate in fun, faith-building programs in the evening. Daily Mass, Adoration, Penance and prayer nourish campers for their work in the community. The cost is $375 per person, which includes meals, lodging, transportation to the work sites, t-shirts and snacks. For information about the Plattsburgh camp or to register, please contact managers Jocelyn Kelly and Samantha Poulin at chwc.ogdensburg@gmail.com or call Jocelyn at 518-651-0786. Additional information about CHWC can be found at www.heartworkcamp.com 

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THE BEST OF IRELAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND: Pilgrimage with Fr. Amyot

11 Day pilgrimage, November 1-11, 2018 visiting Belfast, Derry, Knock, Galway, Connemara, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Blarney and Dublin.  $2899 per person from Montreal.  For more information contact Fr. Andrew Amyot 315-384-2064 or fraamyot2@twcny.rr.com


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

(for the April 21/22 Bulletin)

“Care for God’s Creation is not just an Earth Day slogan, it is a requirement of our faith.“ (USCCB “Care for God’s Creation”) Emergence of new life in springtime is a good time to think of ways to  bring about new life to our earth. Take time this week to notice signs of spring and new life after the death of winter. Plants some seeds for garden or plant boxes.


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

(for the April 28/29 Bulletin)

“Water is a vital element essential to survival; thus, everyone has a right to it. Water is not an unlimited resource…” (Pope John Paul II) A few suggestions: Consider giving up bottled water. It wastes energy and resources to produce the 29 billion plastic water bottles we use annually; only 23% of them are recycled, and it takes over 700 yrs. for plastic to decompose. Wait until dishwasher is fully loaded before starting; skip the pre-rinse cycle.


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PLANNED GIVING: Creating a Legacy of Love

The following are steps to make your life is in order before God calls you:

  1. Draft a Will.
  2. Leave enough liquid cash in an obvious location to sustain your survivors to pay your expenses of your estate.
  3. Plan your own funeral.
  4. Leave no financial debt
  5. Write your own obituary
  6. Organize your records
  7. Choose a time to openly discuss these plans with loved ones

For more information, contact the Diocese at 315-393-2920 or Email 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."

 

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HEALING THE HEARTS OFOUR CHILDREN: It's never too late. An Elijah House Teaching Series, Peru, NY

Where: St. Augustine's Parish Center, Peru, New York

When: April 12th, 19th, & 26th. Time 6:30 pm

Contact Mark Sandford (518) 570-7064

Admission is free to all.


EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: St. Mary's Church, Massena 

St. Mary's Church (9 Sycamore St., Massena NY) holds weekly Benediction/Adoration on Thursdays from 9AM to 10AM

For more information, visit our website at: www.massenacatholics.com or email: smarion@massenacatholics.com 


 


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ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Parish Fundraiser, Black River, NY

ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKE AND EGG BREAKFAST!! ST. Paul's Church Black River in the Parish Center.
Saturday April 14, 2018 8 a.m. - 11a.m.
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Adults-$7.00-Seniors-$6.00-Kids(6-12) $4.00 Children 5 and under Free Family Max-$25.00
For more information please call St. Paul's at 315-773-5672.


SPIRITUAL BOOK CLUB: Massena NY

Massena - The Massena Catholic Community Book Club meets once a month to discuss various works of fiction and non-fiction that have importance to the Catholic Church and relevance in our daily lives. Copies of book are often available on Kindle through our parish's Formed.org subscription or through purchase with Amazon.

Date - The third Thursday of each month (Next Date: Thursday, April 19)
Time - 7PM
Place - Sacred Heart Rectory, Massena. NY
For more information, visit our website at: www.massenacatholics.com or email: smarion@massenacatholics.com


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FABULOUS 50's TEA FOR TWO PARTY: Peru, NY

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Monica #2598 are hosting their Annual Tea Party with this year's theme being the "FABULOUS 50's" and supporting the Elmore SPCA.
It is held at St. Augustine's Parish Center at 3030 Main Street in Peru, NY 12972

The fun begins on April 22 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 

For contact or additional information, please contact Jane Woods at: janie124766@yahoo.com

Tickets are $10.00, please visit Janice at the parish office for purchase. 
Come and "ROCK" with us to 50's tunes, Dance Contest, Costume Contest, Hula Hoop Contest, Limbo Contest, and much much more!!!! Heeeeey! 


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HAM DINNER: Evans Mills, NY

Ham Dinner at St. Mary's Church in Evans Mills, NY
Saturday, April 28th, 2018 serving from 4 PM to 7:30 PM
Benefit Indian River Catholics
For more information call 315-629-4678


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HEARTS ON FIRE: Friday, May 4, Malone, NY

Join us for Adoration with praise and worship music on the First Friday of the Month at 7 p.m. in Notre Dame Church in Malone. A bonfire with snacks will follow! This event is open to all and occurs on every first Friday. Contact Andrew Duso (andrew@standres.org) for more information.


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SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALL DINNER: Knights of Columbus, Evans Mills, NY

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner,
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at St. Mary's Parish Center in Evans Mills, NY
Serving 4 to 7:30 PM. Benefit Indian River Knights of Columbus

For more information contact: office@indianrivercatholics.org 


 

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PILGRIMAGE TO ST. JOSEPH'S ORATORY & NOTRE DAME BASILICA, MONTREAL

Join parishioners from the parishes of St. Mary's, Clayton and St. John's, LaFargeville for a day trip to Montreal to visit St. Joseph's Oratory (www.saintjoseph.org/en/) and Notre Dame Basilica (www.basiliquenotredame.ca/en) on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The day begins with a 7am coach bus from St. Mary's and includes a guided tour at each church, visiting the Oratory's museum and gift shops at both locations. Fr. Art LaBaff will say Mass for our group in the crypt church at St. Joseph's. Cost is $125 and covers coach transportation from St. Mary's, admission and tour costs, lunch, and dinner in Old Montreal before departure. Arrival back at St. Mary's is expected to be between 9:30 and 10pm. For more information or to request a registration form, contact St. Mary's Church at 315-686-3398 or download REGISTRATION FORM. Send completed form and $65 deposit to St. Mary's Church, 521 James Street, Clayton, NY 13624. The final payment of $60 is due May 8, which is the registration deadline. 


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TABERNACLE WANTED

The Sisters of St. Joseph are looking for a small tabernacle for their chapel on the second floor of the Motherhouse in Watertown. It is our thought that, somewhere in the diocese, an appropriate tabernacle might in need of a home. Please contact Deacon Jim Crowley at jcrowley@rcdony.org or 315-393-2920 or Sister Jennifer Votraw at jennifer.votraw@yahoo.com or 315-782-3460.


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YOUNG ADULT DAY AT ST. ANNE'S SHRINE: DIOCESE OF BURLINGTON

The Diocese of Burlington Office for Youth and Young Adults Ministry invites young adults to their Young Adult Day at St. Anne's Shrine for fun, reflection, fellowship and spiritual growth.  Sunday April 29 from 2-7pm, at St. Anne's Shrine, Isle la Motte.  Day will include presentations, time for fellowship and reflection, mass and a cookout.  For more information contact William Gavin, Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministry: wgavin@vermontcatholic.org 


 

UPCOMING EVENTS ON THE DIOCESAN CALENDAR

Apr. 12: Operation Andrew, Saranac Lake

Apr. 14: Life and Family Conference

Apr. 15: Operation Miriam Lunch

Apr. 16: Information Workshop on Annulments

Apr. 21: Parish Vocation Ministry Gatherings

Apr. 28: Youth Rally

May 2-3: Deacon Assembly

May 3: Council of Deacons Meeting

May 5: Parish Vocation Ministry Gathering

May 11-13: 2017-2019 FFM Program Candidate's Retreat

May 12: ERCLMA Spring Retreat Day

May 12: Youth Minister Courses

May 13: Catholic Charities Mother's Day Collection

May 19: Youth Minister Certification Courses

May 21-23: Presbyteral Assembly

May 25-26: Diocesan Youth Council Retreat

May 27: Catholic Home Missions Collection


LINKS:

Bulletin Announcements opposing Assisted Suicide

Office of Vocations General Intercessions Cycle B 

Office of Vocations Bulletin Blurbs Cycle B 

Office of Vocation Seasonal Bulletin Blurbs 

Office of Vocations Newsletters 

Office of the New Evangelization Blog

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