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eNOTES FOR NOVEMBER 8, 2018

(with bulletin information for the weekends of November 18 and 25, 2018) 

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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 16 for the November 21 (A day early because of the Thanksgiving Holiday) edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends of December 2 and 9.  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:

 

FROM THE BISHOP'S OFFICE:

 

SUGGESTED BULLETIN INSERT: To Parents of our Children

RELAX! God put the wiggle in children; don't feel you have to suppress it in God's House. All are welcome to join us for Mass in God's House. Sit toward the front where it is easier to see and hear. Quietly explain the parts of the Mass to your children. Sing the hymns and songs, and pray the responses together. Children learn liturgical behavior by copying you. If you must leave Mass with your child, please feel free to do so, but please come back. As Jesus said, "Let the children come to Me."

Remember that the way we welcome children in Church directly affects the way they respond to the Church, to God and to one another. Let them know that they are at home in This House of Worship. To the members of our Parish, a smile of encouragement is always welcome to parents with small, active children. The presence of children is a gift to the Church. They give us a future of hope.


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NEW E-MAIL:  St. Bernard's-Lyon Mountain and St. Edmund's-Ellenburg

St. Bernard's-Lyon Mountain and St. Edmund's-Ellenburg have a new e-mail address: cathcommsbse@gmail.com 

If not using that e-mail already, please, effective, Nov. 1, 2018 do so. Thank you.


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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2019 PRE-CANA SCHEDULE: 

The 2019 Pre-Cana Schedule is now available to engaged couples planning to be married in the Catholic Church. Click on the flyer to view the schedule. For more information contact the Family Life Office at jhargrave@rcdony.org 


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NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING SCHEDULE

The schedule for Natural Family Planning for 2019 is available for download HERE. For more information contact the Diocesan Natural Family Planning Office at apietropaoli@rcdony.org 


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YOUTH BUSES FOR LIFE: Pilgrimage to the March for Life

REGISTRATION UPDATE as of Nov 8: 3 seats left on the Northern bus and the Western bus is half full!

Registration has begun for the 2019 Youth Buses for Life high school pilgrimage to the DC March for Life. The itinerary has been updated to include the "Life is Very Good" Mass and Rally for Life sponsored by the Archdiocese of Arlington and The Students for Life National Conference. Registration and updated itinerary are online at www.rcdony.org/prolife For more information, please contact the Respect Life Office 518-524-0774.

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YOUTH MINISTRY CERTIFICATION: Fall Track Course Offering

Youth Lay Ministers and Catechists, take advantage of this great opportunity to further your Youth Ministry and to receive your Youth Ministry Certification from the Diocese of Ogdensburg!

We will be offering Course 4, "Discussing Faith and Morals with Youth in a Secular Culture"and Course 5, "The Youth Minister as Model of Mission and Apologetics". Both courses will be offered together at two different locations.

November 3rd, 9am to 12pm at St. James Minor Community room in Carthage New York

November 10th, 9am to 12pm at St. Agnes Elementary School in Lake Placid New York

This is a free training session.

To register and/or learn more about the course offerings, please contact: Tom Semeraro, Director of Youth Ministry: tsemeraro@rcdony.org or 315-393-2920 ext 1415


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YOU MUST BECOME FIRE!: An Evening of Prayer and Reflection in celebration of National Vocation Awareness Week November 4-10, 2018

There will be four Evenings of Prayer and Reflection throughout the Diocese of Ogdensburg in celebration of National Vocation Awareness Week: November 4-10, 2018.

Each evening's schedule will be:

5:00 pm Discernment Holy Hour
6:00 pm Pizza & Wings
6:30pm Panel Discussion
7:15 pm Video - "Is God Calling You?"
7:30 pm Closing Prayer & Sending Forth

The dates and sites for these gatherings are:

Sunday, Nov. 4th - St. Peter's Church, Lowville

Monday, Nov. 5th - St. Mary's Church, Clayton

Tuesday, Nov. 6th - St. John XXIII Newman Center, Plattsburgh

**Tuesday, Nov. 13th** - St. Mary's Church, Ticonderoga

Anyone interested in knowing more about Church Vocations or how they can help to promote Vocations are invited to these evenings. Please RSVP by emailing: dlucia@rcdony.org or crussell@rcdony.org or phone: 315-393-2920 to indicate which evening/site you will be attending.

For more information, please contact Fr. Lucia or Cathy Russell at the Diocesan Vocation Office. Hope you can join us!


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SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH LAY ASSOCIATES: Invitation

The Sisters of St. Joseph invite you to a meeting to learn more about our Lay Associate Program. The Associates meet once a month to learn about the spirituality and history of the Sisters of St. Joseph, pray together, and discuss ways to deepen one’s spiritual life. This group is open to men and women.

Next meetings and places are:

Saturday, Nov. 17 at St. John in the Wilderness, Lake Clear at 10:00-2:00

OR

Sunday, Nov. 18 at St. John XXIII Newman Center, Plattsburgh, 12901 at 1:00-4:00.

If you are interested in learning about the Associates, please call: Sr. Carol Kraegor (518-891-2286) OR Sr. Helen Herman (518-561-8252) OR Sr. Bethany Fitzgerald (315-212-6592)


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EASTERN REGIONAL CONFIRMATION RETREAT: With Great Power presented by Net Ministries

When: November 17, 2018

Where: Seton Catholic School

Time: 10:00am – closing liturgy of 4:00pm  (parents are invited to the closing liturgy)

Space is limited…register early through your parish Religious Education Office.  For more information, contact pballantine@rcdony.org or apage@rcdony.org.


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CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT and BLACK and INDIAN MISSIONS: Second Collection

Sharing Our Harvest

The combined collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and Black and Indian Missions will take place in all parishes in the Diocese of Ogdensburg on the weekend of November 18, 2018. Thanksgiving time reminds us of our call to be community and to share our resources with our brothers and sisters through generous giving. This second collection expresses our catholic capacity for mercy and compassion Remember that 25% of the Campaign for Human Development collection funds remain at the local level for addressing hunger and poverty issues in our diocese and parishes. If you have questions or would like more information, please call Catholic Charities (315) 9393-2255 or contact Dcn. Patrick Donahue: pdonahue@rcdony.org


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CONFIRMATION RETREATS WITH NET MINISTRIES: Attention Western Region Pastors and Catechetical Leaders

First Come First Serve Basis:

When: November 18, 2018

Where: Fr. Amyot Center, Norfolk

Time: 10:30am Mass - 4:30pm

 

First Come First Serve Basis:

When: November 20, 2018

Where: St. Cecilia's Church, Adams

Time: 3:30pm - 9:00pm

 

To register for either date, contact Shayne slippincott@rcdony.org  to by November 9, 2018


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

Where: SSJ Motherhouse, Watertown, NY

When: December 9, 2018

Time: 11:00am

To register contact: Shayne e-mail: slippincott@rcdony.org or call 315-782-3620


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VIRTUS FACILITATOR TRAINING:Help Needed

The Diocese Safe Environment Office will be coordinating training for individuals interested in becoming Virtus Facilitators. Training will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 9:30a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Brzana Building Conference Room at the Diocesan offices in Ogdensburg. A working lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact John Morrison, Director of Safe Environment Office at (315) 393-2920 Ext 1440 or jmorrison@rcdony.org


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NEW EVANGELIZATION SUMMIT 2019: Ottawa, May 4

The Annual New Evangelization Summit will take place in Ottawa on May 4, 2019.  Full details of speakers are not yet available, and registration will not open until February 2019, but past speakers have been excellent. In a change from previous year, this year the New Evangelization Summit will be a one-day event and will be FREE.  The Office of the New Evangelization of the Diocese of Ogdensburg is hoping to reserve a block of seats for participants from our diocese.  If you are at all interested in attending this one-day summit, please contact Marika Donders, Director of the New Evangelization at mdonders@rcdony.org or 315-393-2920 so we can keep you updated.


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

(for the November 17/18 Bulletin)

How will you DO thanks giving? As a Nation we set aside a day to enjoy the fruits of the harvest and to give thanks to God for all of our blessings. Along with our Native American neighbors we know that every day is a day to give thanks. After you pray, how do you DO thanks? Some possibilities are: share your meal with someone, cook only what you can eat with no waste, shop for locally grown foods. How will you DO thanks this Thanksgiving?


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

(for the November 24/25 Bulletin)

Did you know …that this is the six year anniversary of the canonization of St. Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-1680)? She is known as the “Lily of the Mohawks,” and has been named patron of ecology. Because Kateri so easily found God in creation, she is so easily associated with ecological protection and environmentalism. Let us pray to her for guidance and wisdom to find one way to “care for our common home” this week.


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PLANNED GIVING: Bequests

Through Wills this enables you to make contributions that might not be possible during your lifetime. When you make a bequest, your taxable estate is required by 100% deduction for the amount of a cash gift or by fair market value of appreciated assets. 

For further information, contact Scott Lalone, Executive Director of Development/Foundation at the Diocese of Ogdensburg at 315-393-2920 or 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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ANNUAL BAZAAR: St. Peter's Parish, Massena 

Please join us with your family and friends for our annual Bazaar! St. Mary's Social Hall, 7 Sycamore St, Massena Saturday, November 10th 10am - 6pm Contact St. Peter's Parish Office for more information (315) 769-2469


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

Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Sacred Heart Parish Center, 8 Hall Street, Chazy, NY from 9 am - 3 pm. Great craft festival with over 25 craft vendors from New York, Vermont. Hot lunches, baked goods, silent auction, in addition to hundreds of handcrafted items. Get a head start on your Christmas shopping. For more info, contact Noreen Barcomb at sacredheart@westelcom.com or 518-846-7650. FREE admission.


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HARVEST DINNER: St. Alexanders Church, Morrisonville, NY

St. Alexanders Church in Morrisonville, NY will host our annual Harvest Dinner November 11, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Carry outs are available.
Adults $10, Children (6- 12) $5, Children 5 & Under FREE.
For more information contact the Church office at 518-561-5039


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CRAFT/ARTISAN SHOW: Brasher Falls, NY

The Altar Rosary Society of St. Patrick’s Church in Brasher Falls will hold its annual artisan/craft show on Saturday, November 10th 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Sunday, November 11th 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the K of C Hall, 138 County Route 50 in Brasher Falls from Many dealers will be present with a variety of crafts. Luncheon and refreshments will be available. Admission price is adults, $1.00 students, $.50, under 5 free. Contact Val Cline, 315-389-4182 for more information.


 

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FALL BAZAAR: St. Mary's, Waddington.

St. Mary's FAmily Circle will sponsor a Fall Bazaar on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9am-3pm in St. Mary's Parish Hall, Waddington, NY.  Included will be crafts, vendors, bake sale, and silent auction.  Soup and Sandwich lunch available.  If you would like to contribute crafts and/or baked goods for the bake sale, please call Debbie Sharpe (315-322-5501) or Patty Van Patten (315-388-4393).  


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ROAST PORK DINNER: Parish Fundraiser, Evans Mills, NY

St. Mary's Parish Center in Evans Mills, NY, November 17th serving from 4 to 7 PM

Raffle tickets for a Thanksgiving Lottery, wine basket and Christmas basket will be drawn. For information or obtain raffle tickets, please contact 315-629-4678.


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CRAFT FAIR: St. James School, Gouverneur

St. James School's annual Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, December 1st beginning at 10am - 3pm. We fill the gym and most classrooms with a large assortment of local crafters. Food concession will be available. Santa to arrive at 1:30. Cost is a donation to the school. For more information contact St James Parish at 315-287-0114 


OTHER:

 

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PARISH VITALITY CONFERENCE: Montreal, (QC) Canada

This November 16 and 17 will mark the third of Montreal's Parish Vitality Conference series, “Leading the Way Together”, inviting pastors, lay people, parish leaders and parishioners alike, to consider the different ways we can all work together in paving the path for our own parishes, so they may continue to grow as missionary and life-giving communities.

This year’s keynote speaker is Fr. James Mallon, from the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Fr. Mallon is the Episcopal Vicar for Parish Renewal and Leadership Support and author of the best-selling book Divine Renovation: From a Maintenance to a Missional Parish. 

For more information or to register, see: https://www.diocesemontreal.org/microsites/parishvitality/


 

UPCOMING EVENTS ON THE DIOCESAN CALENDAR

Nov 4-10: National Vocations Awareness Week

Nov. 9: Western Regional Lead Event: What is on Your Mind and Heart

Nov. 10: Youth Ministry Certification

Nov. 11: Parish Stewardship Sunday

Nov. 13: You Must Become Fire! An evening of prayer and reflection in celebration of National Vocation Awareness Week

Nov. 14: Eastern Regional LEAD Event: What is on Your Mind and Heart

Nov. 17: Eastern Region NET Ministries Confirmation Retreat

Nov.18: Campaign for Homan Development/Black and Indian Missions

Nov. 18: Western Region NET Ministries Confirmation Retreat 

Dec. 1: Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting

Dec. 5: Diocesan Department and Office Head Meeting

Dec. 9: Religious Retirement Collection

Dec. 9: Operation Miriam Lunch

Dec. 25: Christmas Collection for Priest Retirement Plan


Office of Vocations General Intercessions Cycle B 

Office of Vocations Bulletin Blurbs Cycle B 

Office of Vocation Seasonal Bulletin Blurbs 

Office of Vocations Newsletters 

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