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eNOTES FOR June 21, 2018

(with bulletin information for the weekends of July 1 and 8, 2018)

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DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION:

 

 

 

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 PUBLIC POLICY TEAM:

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OPIOID CRISIS: Prayer Booklet for family members of those struggling with addiction

The Opioid Task Force for the Diocese of Erie has created a webpage with a variety of prayer resources for parishes and individuals at https://www.eriercd.org/opioid.html.  They have also created a 24-page prayer booklet that is available for purchase in packets of 25.   If you are interested in purchasing these booklets, please see https://store.faithcatholic.com/meditations-and-prayers or contact Cynthia Vandecar at CVandecar@FaithCatholic.com or 517-853-7690.


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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YOUNG ADULTS (18-39): Survey

If you are a young adult in the Diocese of Ogdensburg between the ages of 18-39 whether single or married, with or without kids, the Office of Young Adults to help ascertain needs, interests and ways that the Office of Young Adult Ministry can better support you.  Please help us serve you better 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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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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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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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

(for the June 30/July 1 Bulletin)

Did you know that around the globe there are five massive patches of marine plastic debris? One of these masses between California and Hawaii is the size of the state of Texas! Sea creatures eat or get ensnared in plastic debris. Plastics consumed by marine organisms, as well as the toxins they absorb from the water, accumulate up the food chain making seafood potentially dangerous for humans as well.  Consider purchasing reusable containers for food storage rather than disposable ones.


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

(for the July 7/8 Bulletin)

Summer is here!  Racheal Carson believes that “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.”  Is there some child you would like to take for a walk and help her/him discover the wonders of God’s creation this summer?


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PLANNED GIVING: Capital Campaign

After prayerful reflection on the Diocesan Pastoral Vision and in preparation for the 150th Anniversary of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg (2022), Bishop Terry R. LaValley has announced that a Diocesan-wide Capital Campaign “It’s Our Church, It’s Our Future” kicks off this spring.

The It’s Our Church, It’s Our Future Capital Campaign will have a goal of $16 million, which will include $1.3 million for the 2018 Bishop’s Fund Appeal. Of the funds raised, 75% will remain at the Parish for its 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.

Guidance In Giving, Inc. (GIG) is working with the Diocese on this endeavor and have begun the groundwork with some parishes participating in the initial Block 1 Phase. “It’s Our Church, It’s Our Future” will run in three blocks beginning with Block 1 running April to June. Parishes in Block 2 participate from June to September and campaigns in Parishes in Block 3 take place from September to November. 


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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GROUP DISCUSSION: Rejoice and Be Glad, Waddington, NY

Join us for a five-week group discussion of Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation Rejoice and Be Glad (Gaudete and Exsultate) on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm at St. Mary's Parish Hall in Waddington NY.  We will discuss one chapter each week. 

Remaining Dates: 

June 21: Chapter 4 - Signs of Holiness in Today’s World

June 28: Chapter 5 - Spiritual Combat, Vigilance and Discernment

The text of the document is available online on the Vatican Website: https://goo.gl/1sESsT 

For more information or to register (registration appreciated, but not required), please contact Marika Donders at mdonders@rcdony.org


 

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, June 21)
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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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. 


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MONASTIC EXPERIENCE WEEKEND: St. Mary's Monastery, Petersham, MA

Have you ever thought that your call is to do something bigger than yourself? Or wondered if God is calling you to a deeper encounter with Him? Have you considered transcending the ordinary? Come and see.

We are inviting single men (18 – 40 years old) for a weekend opportunity to experience from within the rhythm and balance of Benedictine monastic prayer and community life in a house of Benedictine monks.

When: June 22-24

Where: St Marys, a contemplative Benedictine monastery in Petersham, MA

If you would like more information, see www.stmarysmonastery.org or contact Fr. Gregory at monks@stmarysmonastery.org or call him at 978–724–3350.


UPCOMING EVENTS ON THE DIOCESAN CALENDAR

June 23: Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting

June 24-29: Catholic Heart Workcamp

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


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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