eNOTES FOR JANUARY 18, 2018
(with bulletin information for the weekends of January 28 and February 4, 2018)
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. Other can subscribe on the eNotes webpage at www.rcdony.org/enotes. The next submission deadline is January 29 for the February 1 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends of February 11 and 18. To submit an announcement to be included in eNotes, use the submission form. 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 email@example.com.
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FROM THE RESPECT LIFE OFFICE:
RESPECT LIFE SECOND COLLECTION: January 27/28
The Diocese of Ogdensburg Respect Life Second Collection will be held in our parishes in January, commemorating the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision of 1973 which legalized abortion in our nation. In 2018, this collection will be held the weekend of January 27/28. Bishop LaValley's Respect Life Sunday letter for 2018 can be downloaded HERE
The purpose of the collection is to support & encourage efforts that affirm & promote the respect of human life from fertilization to natural death. Thanks to the generosity of North Country Parishioners, last year’s collection provided 21 grants. Applications and guidelines are available on the Respect Life webpage. Thank you for helping to further prolife efforts in our diocese.
FROM FAMILY LIFE DEPARTMENT:
NATIONAL MARRIAGE WEEK: Resources
National Marriage Week USA (February 7th to 14th) is a collaborative campaign to strengthen individual marriages, reduce the divorce rate, and build a culture that fosters strong marriages. We know that marriage greatly benefits children and Prevents poverty.
The link to the National Marriage Week page on the USCCB website is http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/national-marriage-week.cfm
You will be able to find resources to help with liturgical planning there. The page may still have information from 2017. It is usually updated just after Christmas each year.
The National Marriage Week USA webpage is https://www.nationalmarriageweekusa.org/
The National Marriage Week Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/National-Marriage-Week-USA-191520197543448/
The CatholicMatch Institute is focused on promoting the benefits of marriage and strengthening existing marriages. They are offering free content that not only encourages marriage enrichment for existing couples, but also promotes purposeful dating for single Catholics who want to get married. Their website: https://www.catholicmatch.com/institute/resources/national-catholic-marriage-week/
The World Marriage Day website is http://wmd.wwme.org/ . There you will find resources that will help you to celebrate World Marriage Day. The files on the download page, http://wmd.wwme.org/downloads/ are in .doc and .pdf formats.
For more information contact the Family Life Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR:
COLLECTION FOR THE CHURCH IN CENTERAL AND EASTERN EUROPE: Ash Wednesday, Feburary 14, 2018
Each year on Ash Wednesday, we take up the Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. Please encourage your parishioners to help those still recovering from communist rule. Bulletin blurbs are in this DOWNLOADABLE PDF. Thank
FROM THE OFFICE OF WORSHIP
2018 CONFIRMATION SCHEDULE: Attention: Parish Staff Members
Please see the confirmation schedule HERE. Please contact Linda Ross at email@example.com or Fr. Bryan Stitt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-593-6044 with questions.
Bulletin Editors: Please add these notices to your parish bulletin(s). You can simply cut the text and paste it in your bulletin.
SAVE THE DATE: April 14. 2018
MARRIAGE: God Calls, We Respond
The Department of Family Life in conjunction with the Offices of Vocations and Evangelization, will present an all-day Life and Family Conference and workshop entitled Marriage: God Calls, We Respond. Our keynote speakers will be Dr. Gregory and Lisa Popcak. Please mark your calendars now and save the date: Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Trinity Catholic School in Massena. More details will be made available soon online at www.rcdony.org/marriage. Below are images that you can use to advertise the event in your parish bulletins:
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Please pray for the team as we coordinate the details of the conference, that the conference will be fruitful in raising the awareness of the beauty and importance of the vocation of marriage in our Diocese and beyond.
SURVIVING DIVORCE: 12-week program
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The Diocesan Family Life Office is pleased to announce an exciting new ministry that will bring hope and healing to those who have experienced the pain and loneliness of a broken marriage. Surviving Divorce features twelve video presentations that cover topics such as shock and grief, anger and forgiveness, money issues, dealing with children and a former spouse, and annulment and remarriage. This program is for the newly separated and divorced and those still struggling with issues many years later. It will help them find answers to their questions, restore their hope, and begin authentic healing.
The twelve-week program begins on January 25th from 6:30 to 8:30pm at St. Mary’s Church in Canton and will meet weekly in the sacristy. The cost of the program for participants includes the Surviving Divorce Personal Guide and all program materials is $25. For more information or to register, please call Steve Tartaglia at 315-393-2920 or go to http://www.rcdony.org/family-life/surviving-divorce-support-group.html
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PRIESTLY DISCERNMENT: For young men of the Canton/Potsdam area
Every Catholic man should take the time to ask what the priesthood is really all about. The Melchizedek project offers that--along with good discussion, prayer, and food. We'll be meeting at St. Mary's in Canton on Saturday mornings at 9:00 AM on Jan 27, Feb 10 & 24, Mar 10 & 24, Apr 7 & 21. Contact Fr. Bryan Stitt, Pastor email@example.com / 315-386-2543 or Fr. Douglas Lucia, Vocations Director firstname.lastname@example.org / 315-388-4466.
VIRTUS FACILITATOR TRAINING
Patti Neal from VIRTUS will be in Ogdensburg on 2/15/18 to conduct facilitator training for anyone who is interested. The training will be from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in the library in the Bishop Loverde Building. Facilitators conduct VIRTUS awareness training sessions throughout the diocese when needed.
As you think about your role in protecting God’s children, please consider taking advantage of this free training and certification.
For anyone who is interested in participating in this training, please contact Jill Lawrence via email at email@example.com by 2/7/18. Thank you.
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INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ANNULMENTS
Sponsored by the Matrimonial Tribunal of the Diocese of Ogdensburg
- Monday, January 29 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Emmaus Room – St. Peter’s Church, 114 Cornelia Street, Plattsburgh, NY
- Monday, February 5 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Lower Meeting Room – St. James Minor Church, 327 West Street, Carthage, NY
- Tuesday, March 27 – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm: St. Mary’s School, 2 Powers Street, Canton, NY
- Monday, April 9 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: St. Patrick’s Parish Center, 12 St. Patrick’s Place, Port Henry, NY
- 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
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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RITE OF ELECTION 2018: Attention all parishes.
Diocesan Rite of Election 2018 February 25, 2018, 2:30pm St. Mary's Cathedral, Ogdensburg For more information contact: Shayne Lippincott e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org call 315-782-3620.
11 DAYS IN ENGLAND AND WALES: April 9-19, 2018
DON'T MISS A TRIP OF A LIFETIME! Visit Stonehenge, Salisbury, Plymouth, Cornwall, Bristol, Stratford, North Wales, Chester, the Lake District, York, Cambridge, and London. Only $3479 per person from New York. Hosted by Fr. Donald A. Robinson, Pastor of St. James, Carthage and St. Mary's, Copenhagen. Price includes: Roundtrip Air from New York, First Class/Select Hotels, Most Meals, Professional Tour Director, Comprehensive Sightseeing, Entrance Fees and More!! For a brochure and more information, please contact Fr. Robinson at 315-493-3224 or email email@example.com
(for the January 27/28 Bulletin)
A Tip for 'caring for our common home:' During cold weather, check the air pressure in the tires of your vehicles. Cold air can cause tires to become underinflated, which results in greater gas consumption and a higher carbon footprint.
(for the February 3/4 Bulletin)
Now that winter is upon us here are some tips for ways to save energy. Consider a whole house humidifier to lower the room temperature about 5 degrees and still stay comfortable. Install reversible ceiling fans or change the settings if you have a reversible fan, in winter, by reversing the fan's directions, you can drive the hot air down the walls from the ceiling to warm the room.
PLANNED GIVING: A way to reduce your taxes
Make a bequest in your Will. Such a gift ensures your lifetime contribution to your parish, Catholic school or other diocesan program or institution’s future work. If you do not have a Will, contact an attorney and write one. Through a bequest in your Will you can leave a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or residue of your estate. . For further information, contact Scott Lalone, Executive Director of Development/Foundation at the Diocese of Ogdensburg at 315-393-2920 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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."
HEARTS ON FIRE: Friday, February 2, 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 (email@example.com) for more information.
STEAK OR HADDOCK DINNER: Ogdensburg, NY
Knights of Columbus Msgr. AD Charbonneau Council #258 will be serve a Steak or Haddock Dinner, including BBQ strip steak or haddock filet, baked potato, baked beans, tossed salad and roll on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 4:30pm until the gone! Adults $11.00, Seniors and children $10.00
Knights of Columbus Hall, 721 Hasbrouck St, Ogdensburg, NY 13669. Tickets available from any Ogdensburg Knight or at the door.
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
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, Feb. 15)
Time - 7PM
Place - Sacred Heart Rectory, Massena. NY
For more information, visit our website at: www.massenacatholics.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLATTSBURGH 2018 LENTEN RETREAT:
Sponsored by the Faith Communities of Our Lady of Victory, St. John's Church & St. Peter's Church
Mark your Calendars to Save the Dates for Our 2018 Lenten Retreat.
The faith communities of Our Lady of Victory, St John’s and St Peter’s in Plattsburgh will be sponsoring a Lenten retreat.
The retreat will be held at 7:00pm on Sunday, March 4th at Our Lady of Victory, Monday, March 5th at St. John’s Church and Tuesday, March 6th at St. Peter’s Church. If you have any questions, please call: OLV at 518-531-1842, St. John's Church at 518-563-0730 or St. Peter's Church at 518-563-1692.
Sheri Wohlfert will be our retreat director. Sheri is an acclaimed speaker, author and educator with over 20 years of experience.
Please make every effort to attend all three evenings as Sheri guides us in a simple, practical and often humorous journey designed to help us grow stronger in our relationship with God and with one another.
THEOLOGY OF THE BODY CONFERENCE: Montreal, Canada
Thursday, January 18- Saturday, January 20
In his teachings on the Theology of the Body, Saint Pope John Paul II spoke to the heart of our desire to be happy and free. This message invites us to discover how to decode love, and how our bodies relate to our call to love and the gift of self in the modern world. Jason Evert and Christopher West, two of the world’s foremost Theology of the Body experts and enthusiasts, will give 7 sessions in Montreal. Come join us to discover and embrace God’s call to greatness in our lives.
For more information or to register: http://www.diocesemontreal.org/blog/missionjeunesse/decoding-love/?lang=en
Jan. 17: Planning Meeting
Jan. 18-20: Youth Buses for Life
Jan. 28: Respect Life Collection
Jan 29: Informational Workshop on Annulments
Feb. 5: Informational Workshop on Annulments
Feb. 14: Eastern and Central European Relief Collection
Feb. 15: VIRTUS Facilitator Training
Feb. 25: North Country Catholic Campaign
Feb. 25: Diocesan Rite of Election