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eNOTES FOR July 5, 2018

(with bulletin information for the weekends of July 15 and 22, 2018) 
Please note, this eNotes is being sent early to accomodate the July 4 Holiday

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DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION:

  

FROM THE NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING OFFICE:

 

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NFP WEEK 2018/ RESOURCES

NFP Awareness Week, an annual educational initiative of the USCCB, will be observed this year from July 22-28. This year’s theme, “Generations of Love,” honors the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae and calls everyone to celebrate and reverence God’s vision for human sexuality and married love. As in years past, the NFP Office is mailing posters and educational materials to all parishes. We appreciate your help in promoting this effort. 

Following are links to intercessions, homily helps, and additional bulletin announcements.

INTERCESSIONS for PRAYERS of the FAITHFUL and HOMILY HELPS:

http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/natural-family-planning/awareness-week/prayer-and-liturgy.cfm

BULLETIN BRIEFS (under Media Kit)

http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/natural-family-planning/awareness-week/media-kit.cfm

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AT USCCB/NFP AWARENESS WEEK WEBSITE:

http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/natural-family-planning/awareness-week/index.cfm


FROM THE VOCATIONS OFFICE:

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ALTAR SERVER PICNIC

Pastors/Administrators:

Please insert the following message into your bulletins and announce at Masses:

“The Diocesan Altar Server Mass and Picnic with Bishop LaValley will be held on Friday, August 17th in Ogdensburg. Sign-in begins at 11:00, followed by brief presentations, with Mass at the Cathedral, celebrated by Bishop LaValley, beginning at 12:00. The picnic will be held in the backyard of the Bishop’s Residence following mass, with games, fellowship, tours of the Bishop’s house, and an all-around great time! It will end with a closing prayer at 3:00. All Altar Servers and their families are encouraged to attend! If interested, contact [Chosen Point Person] to register, no later than Friday, August 4th.”

Also attached is a poster for Parish bulletin boards, etc.

Please designate a point person and ask them to be in contact with Cathy Russell as soon as possible to receive the required forms. We will need to have a number of attendees by August 4th, to allow for proper preparation. Each parish will be responsible for collecting the forms required and presenting them upon arrival at the event. 

A basic schedule of the day will be:

11:00 - Arrive/ Pick Up Nametags (Cathedral)

11:15 - First Two Presentations

12:00 - Mass with the Bishop

 1:00 - Start Eating/Cycle through Tours of the Bishop’s House

 2:00 - Games

 2:45 - Final Presentation

 3:00 - Closing Prayer/ Blessing and Dismiss


FROM THE OFFICE OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION:

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SUMMER TOURIST SEASON: can travelers find the correct Mass times?

Many travelers use the Masstimes.org website to find parishes, mass times and other information near them.  Parishes often remember to update their websites with new mass schedules but forget to update their listing on Masstimes.org. If you have not checked your listing in a while, go to www.masstimes.org, enter your town or zip code to find you parish and and update the listing if necessary. 


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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SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE FOR CAMP GUGGENHEIM! 

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


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BUS TRIP PILGRIMAGE: Event sponsored by Knights of Columbus

Please join the Knights of Columbus from around the Diocese for the 25th annual bus trip to St. Anne's (Mother of Mary) Shrine, Isle of La Motte, Vermont on July 21st and 22nd. Departure from Watertown at 9 AM Saturday and return Sunday around 9 PM. Traveling north on Route 11 and can pick up along the way. The cost is $150.00 per son. Contact Bill Ose at 315-232-4433 for more information.


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NFP AWARENESS WEEK JULY 22-28: USCCB annual initiative to increase awareness of God's plan for married love.

July 22-28 marks National NFP Awareness Week, an annual invitation 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," writes Jennifer Fulwiler, "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, and respectful approach to family planning—please contact the Diocesan NFP Office, apietropaoli@rcdony.org or 518-483-0459. Visit us at www.rcdony.org/nfp.html.


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YOUNG ADULTS (18-39): Survey

If you are a young adult between the ages of 18-39 in the Diocese of Ogdensburg, whether single or married, with or without kids, please help the Office of Young Adults ascertain your needs, interests and ways that the Diocese can better support and minister to young adults by filling out the survey which can be found here https://www.rcdony.org/young-adult-ministry/survey.html.  Thank you.


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ST. JAMES SCHOOL ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: School Fundraiser

ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT is scheduled for Saturday August 11th. Mark your calendars and get your teams together!!!

ENTRY FEE $50 PER PERSON, $200 PER TEAM

9am Check in 10am Tee Time-Shotgun start

Emerald Green Golf Course, 1485 US Hwy 11, Gouverneur, NY 13642

Includes: Opportunity to support a wonderful cause, Green Fee, Cart Fee, Welcome Gift, Dinner, Chance to win great prizes including $1,000 payout for Best Male/Female/Coed Team Score!

Contact St. James Parish office at 315-287- 0114 for a registration form and more information.


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ALTAR SERVER PICNIC

“The Diocesan Altar Server Mass and Picnic with Bishop LaValley will be held on Friday, August 17th in Ogdensburg. Sign-in begins at 11:00, followed by brief presentations, with Mass at the Cathedral, celebrated by Bishop LaValley, beginning at 12:00. The picnic will be held in the backyard of the Bishop’s Residence following mass, with games, fellowship, tours of the Bishop’s house, and an all-around great time! It will end with a closing prayer at 3:00. All Altar Servers and their families are encouraged to attend! If interested, contact [Editor: insert contact info for chosen Parish Point Person] to register, no later than Friday, August 4th.”

A basic schedule of the day will be:

11:00 - Arrive/ Pick Up Nametags (Cathedral)

11:15 - First Two Presentations

12:00 - Mass with the Bishop

 1:00 - Start Eating/Cycle through Tours of the Bishop’s House

 2:00 - Games

 2:45 - Final Presentation

 3:00 - Closing Prayer/ Blessing and Dismiss



 

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FAMILY GUGGENHEIM: “Family - Become What You Are!”

It’s time to register for Family Guggenheim.  Bring your family to the most meaningful weekend of the year! Hike, swim, pray, play...be.

Visit https://www.rcdony.org/familylife/family-guggenheim.html  to register.

Three sessions to choose from.

Session 1: August 16 - August 19, 2018

Session 2: August 23 - August 26, 2018

Session 3: October 5 - October 7, 2018

Contact Deacon Henry and Dayna Leader for information at 315-323-0827 or dleader@rcdony.org


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A PILGRIMAGE TO WESTERN NEW YORK WITH BISHOP LAVALLEY

D.O.V.S. (Diocese of Ogdensburg Vocation Society) is sponsoring a pilgrimage to Western, New York with Bishop LaValley from October 16th to 18th.

Departing from: Notre Dame Church, Malone at 7:30 a.m.; St. Mary’s Church, Potsdam at 8:15 a.m.; St. Anthony’s Church, Watertown at 9:45 a.m. 

Pilgrimage includes: Luxury Coach Bus to all destinations; 2 nights stay at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, NY; 2 Breakfasts; 1 Lunch; 2 Dinners; 2 Wine & Cheese Evening Socials; evening opportunities for card games, board games and the like; tour of Christ the King Seminary; Mass at the Seminary with Bishop LaValley; tour of Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Buffalo, NY (with time to shop in its religious gift shop); Mass and Holy Hour for Vocations at the Basilica with Bishop LaValley; free time at Niagara Falls.

Cost: $350.00 per person for individuals registered before August 31, 2018.

$399.00 per person for individuals registered after August 31, 2018. For more information contact: Mrs. Connie Randall at 315-265-2762 or Ms. Mary Enslow at 315-268-1016.


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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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MEXICO CITY & OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

Join Fr. Bob & Fr. Doug Decker on a pilgrimage to Mexico - Our Lady of Guadalupe from December 8-14, 2018. A special highlight of our trip will be visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe to celebrate Mass on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We will also visit the church of Santiago Tlateloclco where St. Juan Diego was baptized, among others. We will celebrate Mass daily. The new lower cost is $1979.00 per person/double occupancy. Please contact Lisa Reed at 518-332-8414 or Lreed49269@gmail.com for more information.


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ITALY PILGRIMAGE: With the Passion Play of Oberammergau

Space is limited – Book now to avoid disappointment! This is your last chance to experience the world-famous Passion Play of Oberammergau until 2030!

Join Fr. Donald A. Robinson on a pilgrimage to Italy- with The Passion Play of Oberammergau, and also visiting Rome, Assisi, Florence, Venice, Innsbruck, Munich From May 25 – June 4, 2020.

$4099 per person, roundtrip air from New York.

Please contact- Father Donald A. Robinson – 315-493-3224 or email donrob4@twcny.rr.com


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

(for the July 14/15 Bulletin)

Plastic is a subject that is foremost in the news right now.   “The devastation of plastic pollution is not who we are as a global community.  Now is the time for us to reflect on our own beauty, our power to affect our environment through individual action –we're starting with the plastic straw.”  Adrian Grenier, Lonely Whale Co-Founder.  For more information on the Lonely Whale, please check out this web site https://www.strawlessocean.org/lonelywhale/


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

(for the July 21/22 Bulletin)

Something as small as refusing a straw at a restaurant is a great place to begin your action plan to reduce plastic pollution.  When we know that 500 million plastic straws are used EVERY DAY in America; enough to circle the Earth twice it is time to take this awareness and make a small step toward helping our planet.


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PLANNED GIVING: Capital Campaign

The Diocesan-wide It’s Our Church, It’s Our Future Capital Campaign will soon be upon us. The Diocese has set a $16 million goal, which will include $1.3 million for the 2018 Bishop’s Fund Appeal. Of the funds raised, 75% will remain at the Parish for local needs such as programs and capital improvements. The remaining 25% benefits the entire Diocese supporting Retired Priests, Seminarians, Camp Guggenheim and St. Mary’s Cathedral. Please prayerfully consider a gift to support our Church of the North Country. You will be receiving materials regarding the Campaign in the coming weeks.


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."

 

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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HEARTS ON FIRE: Friday, July 6, 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 at andrew@standres.org for more information. 


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, July 19)
Time - 7PM
Place - Sacred Heart Rectory, Massena. NY
For more information, visit our website at: www.massenacatholics.com or email: smarion@massenacatholics.com


OTHER:

UPCOMING EVENTS ON THE DIOCESAN CALENDAR

July 22-28: NFP Awareness Week

July 29: Missionary Projects of the Diocese of Ogdensburg Collection

August 16-19: Family Guggenheim, Session 1

August 17: Diocesan Altar Server Event

August 18: Diocesan LEAD event: The Call: A Life of Holiness Begins at Baptism

August 23-26: Family Guggenheim, Session 2 


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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