Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

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eNOTES FOR NOVEMBER 7, 2019

(with bulletin information for the weekends of November 17 and 24, 2019) 

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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 November 18 for the November 21 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends December 1 and 8.  To submit an announcement to be included in eNotes, use the submission formThe 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.  

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DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION: 

 

 

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INTERCESSIONS FOR THE ADDICTED

Bishop LaValley asks that all parishes include intercessions for those suffering from addiction at Sunday Masses. Sample intercessions are attached. For further information, please contact Father O'Brien at 315-393-2920.


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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GUGGENHEIM APPAREL CLEARANCE: 50% off all Guggenheim Merchandise

Please visit: https://www.rcdony.org/youthstore/youthstoreguggy/online-store.html

All of our Camp Guggenheim merchandise is 50% off, marked down and ready to ship for FREE! Every order includes our unique "CG" decal. Great gifts for past, present and future campers.


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YOUTH MINISTER ANNUAL GATHERING: Youth Ministers are the hands and feet that lead the young to Jesus so that they may lead a Blessed life.

Annual Meeting for Diocesan Youth Ministers and Volunteers to commune and discuss Youth Ministry in the Diocese. The day is centered around an open discussion on the current state and future of Youth Ministry in the Diocese.

Lunch will be included and there is no fee to attend.
Saturday, Nov. 9th, 10am-2pm
Holy Ghost Parish Center
40 Marion Street - Tupper Lake, NY
Please RSVP to: Youth Admin. Assistant Virginia Demers
vdemers@rcdony.org or 315-393-2920


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PRESENTATION ON BULLYING: Facts, Effects, & Prevention of Bullying

DID YOU KNOW? That Bullying in our schools was a factor in 2/3 of the 37 school shootings reviewed by the U.S. Secret Service? Often people dismiss bullying among our youth as a normal part of growing up. Bullying is extremely harmful. We have seen, in recent years, the psychological effects on our children that can last a lifetime and, also have dire consequences. Bullying is not just happening in other states, other communities. It is happening here in our communities.

YOU ARE INVITED! St. Mary's Catholic Church is sponsoring a presentation on the "Facts, Effects, and Prevention" of Bullying. Our guest speaker is Deputy Carrie Mangino, who knows first-hand the effects of Bullying in our schools. Adults and youth are invited to join us on Thursday, November 14th at 7 PM in St. Mary’s Parish Center at 521 James Street, Clayton for this informative and free event! For more information, contact St. Mary's Parish Office at 315-686-3398.


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NORTH COUNTRY CURSILLO: Consider Participating in a Cursillo Weekend

Cursillo is a means to help Catholic Christians realize the depth of God’s love for each of us and the beauty of our Catholic Faith. It provides a simple method to help one develop and grow in Faith and better live the daily struggle of the Christian life. 

A Cursillo Weekend is an encounter with Christ, others and self. Cursillo means “short course” and consists of talks given by priests and lay persons with participation in small group discussions.  Weekend participants also share the Eucharist, sing, pray and fellowship together.

North Country Cursillo of the Ogdensburg diocese is planning to hold two Cursillo Weekend events this fall.  These weekends will be held for men on Nov 21-24, 2019 at Wadhams Hall in Ogdensburg and for women on December 12-15, 2019 at Wadhams Hall in Ogdensburg.

 

If you are interested and would like more information, please contact one of the following in your area:

Watertown/Ogdensburg Area: Anne Seegebarth

Email: ams2962@gmail.com, Phone: 315-783-4596

Canton/Massena Area: Michael Neaton

Email: neatonmichael@yahoo.com, Phone: 315-335-6302 or 315-261-4150

Port Henry/Ticonderoga Area: Dan Stewart

Email: dshope4444@gmail.com,  Phone: 518-898-6851

Plattsburgh Area or other not listed above: Ken Racette

Email: kracette1a@gmail.com Phone: 518-314-1505 or 518-578-3056


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TRUE HOSPITALITY OF THE HEART: The Call to Encounter, Accompany and Go Forth

All are invited to a Day of Reflection on "True Hospitality of the Heart" with Sister Bethany Fitzgerald. Saturday, December 7 from 10:00am to 3:00pm at St Peter's Church 5457 Shady Ave Lowville, NY.  Lunch will be served. Please call Deb Mullin at the Parish Office 315-376-6662 or 315-523-0336 to RSVP.


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YOUTH BUSES FOR LIFE: Registration Now Open!

Online registration is now open for the Youth Buses for Life pilgrimage to Washington, DC, for high school students and Virtus-trained adult chaperones to participate in the March for Life. Buses depart the North Country on Thursday, January 23 and return Sunday, January 26, 2020. $200 includes transportation, 3 hotel stays, 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 2 lunches, t-shirt, slingbag and an awesome experience! Western bus departs from IHC in Watertown. Northern bus departs from Massena with stops in Canton and Gouverneur. March for Life in our nation's capital and participate in the Life is Very Good Rally and Mass and the National Prolife Summit! Registration and more information at www.rcdony.org/prolife


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HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE 2020: Next year prepare for Easter by walking in the footsteps of Jesus!

JOIN FR. CHRIS LOOBY ON A LENTEN PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND March 23-31, 2020! What better to prepare for Easter than to spend the days leading up to it walking in the Footsteps of Jesus. Our visit will include Bethlehem where Jesus was born, Nazareth where he grew up, Capernaum, the Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem and much more! Prices are $3,899 for a double, $4,699 for a single, $3,869 for a triple. For more information please contact Mary McIntosh at Watertown AAA at (315)558-6372.


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OBERAMMERGAU PILGRIMAGE: Austria and Germany Pilgrimage, September 2020

Classic Austria and Germany Pilgrimage

Featuring the Passion Play of Oberammergau!

Hosted by Fr. Andrew Amyot

11 Days: September 15-25, 2020

$4099 per person from Montreal

(Air/land tour price is $3599 plus $500 government taxes/airline surcharges)

Visiting: Heidelberg, Rhine Valley, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna, Altötting, Munich & Rothenburg!

Price includes: Roundtrip air from Montreal, First Class/Select Hotels, Hotels & Guesthouses in Oberammergau, First Class (Category 1) admission tickets for the Passion Play, most meals, Comprehensive Sightseeing, by private motor coach with an English-speaking guide and much more!

FOR DETAILED BROCHURE PLEASE CONTACT FR. AMYOT

Tel: (315) 384-2064, email: fraamyot2@twcny.rr.com

SPACE IS LIMITED – BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

This is your last chance to experience the world-famous Passion Play of Oberammergau until 2030!

 

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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP:

(for the November 16/17 Bulletin)

What a privilege and responsibility we have been entrusted with as God’s people to take care of this magnificent planet we call home. A Prayer: Creator God, inform my choices so that decisions I make, especially about my purchases, do not harm the environment. Guide businesses and consumers to protect our common home. 


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP:

(for the November 23/24 Bulletin)

As we enjoy the fruit of the earth this Thanksgiving and express our appreciation of all God’s gifts, let us pray to have constructive conversations that lead to actions that reflect our role as caretakers of the planet. Lord, open our eyes to see that caring for our common home means caring for one another.


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SAFE ENVIRONMENT CORNER: Did you know? ...

The Diocese of Ogdensburg requires all adults whose duties involve contact with children and youth in our parishes, Catholic schools, and camps, to complete Virtus (safe environment training). This training teaches adults to recognize and report suspected abuse and boundary violations. Training is offered free of charge to all Catholic adults. For more information, or to pre-register for an upcoming training session, visit https://www.rcdony.org/safeenv.html 


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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.


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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FUND RAISER: Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner, Evans Mills, NY

Description: Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner, Saturday, November 9th serving from 4 to 7 PM. St. Mary's Parish Center in Evans Mills, NY. $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for senior citizens, $5.00 for children under 12 and children under 5 eat for free. For more information call 315-629-4678


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ANNUAL BAZAAR: Family Fun All Day! Massena, NY

Saturday, November 9th
10am - 6pm
St. Mary's Social Hall
Massena, NY

For more info call Parish Office at 315-769-2469 


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THOUSAND ISLANDS CATHOLIC MEN'S GROUP: Clayton, NY

The Thousand Islands Catholic Men’s Group is a group of Catholic men who meet on a regular basis to discuss their experiences as Catholic men in today’s society.

The meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month at 9 AM in the Parish Center of St. Mary’s Church, Clayton. For further information contact Scott Beeles at 315-783-5268 or Gene Kleinhans at 315-482-3981. Come join us, whether you’ve been to a meeting or not.


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FABULOUS FALL CRAFT FESTIVAL: Get a head start on your Christmas shopping!!

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Sacred Heart Parish Center, 8 Hall Street, Chazy, NY from 9 am - 3 pm.
Great craft festival with many craft vendors from New York, Vermont. Hot lunches, baked goods, silent auction, in addition to hundreds of handcrafted items.
For more info, contact Sharon Nephew 518-493-2914. Free Admission


HARVEST DINNER: St. Alexander Church, Morrisonville

St. Alexander Morrisonville is hosting their annual Harvest Dinner.
November 10th, 2019
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
$10 for Adults, $5 for 5 - 12 yr. & children under 5 FREE
Take Outs Available 518-561-5039
For more information contact the office at 518-561-5039


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PARISH ITEMS FOR SALE: Pews For Sale, Philadelphia, NY

St. Joseph's Church in Philadelphia, NY has pews for sale. These pews are beautiful hard wood, 8' long and have been maintained beautifully. Church will be open on Saturday, Nov. 16th from 10 to noon if you wish to purchase a pew. Parish is asking $100 donation per pew. For more information call Kareta at 315-629-4678 or 315-783-1831.


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CLIMATE PRESENTATION: Interfaith Youth Perspective on Climate Change

On Wed. Nov. 20th, St. Bernard's Church in Saranac Lake will host a panel discussion program on climate change from 6:30 to 8:00PM.  Along with a presentation by area students on the science behind this environmental crisis, there will be an overview of Laudato Si, Pope Francis' encyclical that addresses this topic.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Light refreshments will be available.  For more information contact: Sr. Bethany at srbethssj@gmail.com


SPAGHETTI DINNERS: Monthly Dinners, Watertown, NY

Description: St. Anthony’s Spaghetti Dinners are held monthly in Msgr. Sechi Hall. Take outs begin at 4PM and dinner service ends at 6:30 PM. Adult meals (ages 12 and up) are $8; half portions for children or adults $4.50; kids under 3 eat free. Sauce is available for $5 a quart—bring a pot!—and extra meatballs are .75 cents each.

Upcoming dates: November 21, January 30, March 26, April 30, May 28, June 25.

All are Thursdays. Questions, call the parish office, (315) 782-1190.


 

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TURKEY RAFFLE: St. Joseph's Parish Center, West Chazy

St. Josephs’ Men’s Club of St. Joseph’s Parish, West Chazy, will host their annual Turkey Raffle on Friday, November 22nd at 7:00 pm in the Parish Center. Lots of Prizes. Everyone welcome. Free buffet supper. For more information, call the Parish Office at 518-493-4521.


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ST. MARY FALL BAZAAR: Waddington, NY

Join us for St. Mary's Fall Bazaar on November 23rd from 9-3 in the parish hall, corner of Oak Street and NY37 in Waddington, NY. Admission is free. To preorder pies @ $9.00each contact Patti VanPatten (315-388- 4393). Flavors include apple, pumpkin, cherry & raspberry to be picked up at the bazaar. Bakers can contribute to the bake sale or if you would like to donate any handmade crafts, please do so. Items can be dropped off in the parish hall on Friday, 11/22 from 8am to 6 pm or on Saturday, 11/23 from 7-9 before bazaar. We appreciate the support of our parish community to make our fundraiser a success. We’ll see at our bazaar! 


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COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TABLE: St. Mary's Church, Clayton

Saturday, December 7, 11am - 2pm at St. Mary's Parish Center, 521 James Street, Clayton as part of the Christmas in Clayton event. Over 50 delicious foods to sample for only $8. Raffle. Again this year, students will present a Living Nativity, portraying the "reason for the season". For more information, contact St. Mary's parish office at 315-686-3398.


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FALL INTO WINTER CRAFT FAIR: One Stop Christmas Shopping Experience! Peru, NY

St. Augustine's Parish Center, Peru, NY
December 7th, 2019
10:00 am ~ 3:00 pm
Contact Judy Akey for additional Information and Vendor tables. 518-643-8716

Cafe lunch sponsored by the Catholic Daughter's of the Americas, Court St. Monica #2598 providing a menu of; Soup, Sandwiches, Chips Beverage and a Bake Sale

FREE event for everyone!


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8TH ANNUAL CRAFT SHOW: St. Alexander Church, Morrisonville

8th Annual North Country Christmas Craft Show

When: December 14, 2019
Where: St. Alexander Church, Morrisonville
Time: 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Featuring the works of local vendors, a fabulous Bake Shop with all your favorite Christmas Treats, Basket Raffle and More... and Don't forget to stop by and have lunch at Padre's Cafe'. See you there!


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CENSUS WORKERS NEEDED: Jobs available across diocese

The 2020 Census is rapidly approaching, and the Census Bureau is hiring good paying workers across the North Country. If you are interested, visit https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html for more information.


FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM: Volunteering in Local Schools

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Ogdensburg hosts a Volunteer Program that may interest you. The Foster Grandparent Program. The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federally funded agency that has built volunteer-based programs over 50 years and counting. This program is right in your backyard. The Foster Grandparent Program of Northern New York has a purpose and it is to provide opportunities for low income persons aged 55 and older, to provide person to person services in health, education, and the welfare of children ages 21 and below. Foster Grandparents are placed in a classroom setting with a child or children who are in need of emotional support, development of basic learning skills, to provide friendship, companionship, encouragement, individual attention, and unhurried help. The Foster Grandparent also receives a small non-taxable stipend bi-weekly that cannot be held against any current benefits you may already have and you also get paid mileage for your travel. You receive paid holidays, vacations, sick and personal leave. The program currently has 40 volunteers and serves more than 100 kids per year. “Sometimes when you get to be my age, you wake up and say what good am I” and along came the Foster Grandparent Program that keeps me going! (Quote from the late Roy Foote age 83). If you think you may be interested in becoming a volunteer please call our office at 518-359-7688.
Melissa Howard- Volunteer Coordinator,  Hanna Smith- Assistant Volunteer Coordinator


UPCOMING EVENTS ON THE DIOCESAN CALENDAR

Nov. 7: Episcopal Council Meeting

Nov. 9- 16: Ad Limina Visit in Rome

Nov. 9: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep (Watertown)

Nov. 9: Youth Minister Annual Gathering

Nov 10: Parish Stewardship Sunday

Nov 20: Episcopal Council Meeting

Nov 21-24: Cursillo Men’s Weekend

Nov. 24: Campaign for Human Development / Black and Indian Missions

Dec 4: Department Head Meeting

Dec. 7: Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting

Dec. 8: Religious Retirement Collection

Dec 12-15: Cursillo Women’s Weekend

Dec. 25 Christmas Collection for Priests' Retirement Plan

Jan 23-26: Youth Buses for Life

Jan. 26 Respect Life Collection


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