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eNOTES FOR June 7, 2018

(with bulletin information for the weekends of June 17 and 24, 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 June 18 for the June 21 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends of July 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:

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR

 

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CATHOLIC COMMUNICATION AND CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY COLLECTION, June 9 and 10: Bulletin and oral announcements

Please use the attached documents for your announcements!  The documents can be downloaded HERE. Thank you! 


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 bookled 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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MEN'S RETREAT: Into The Deep - Finding Peace Through Prayer

A weekend retreat at the Guggenheim Center in Saranac Lake Friday, June 8 - Sunday, June 10.

$100 includes meals/lodging. Contact John Miner 518-354-0727 or jdminer@roadrunner.com for details.


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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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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 16/17 Bulletin)

In her book, Blessed are the Consumers, Sallie McFague states “...it is imperative that people of religious faith realize the significant role they play in advocating for the earth, and a more humane life for all.” One step to end Plastic Pollution: Plastic bags are one of the biggest sources of plastic pollution. Begin reusing plastic bags; bring your own canvas or reusable bag or purchase one when shopping. Keep one in your car


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

(for the June 23/24 Bulletin)

Picnic Time! While we enjoy the beauties of Creation that surround us, why not choose reusable plates, cups, silverware or paper products instead of throwaway plastics for your summertime gatherings. Did you know studies show that more than 50% of plastics are disposed of after a single use? Caring for “our common home” can happen one simple purchase at a time!.


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PLANNED GIVING: Buy a New Life Insurance Policy

Some people find they can make a much larger gift than they could otherwise afford by taking out a life insurance policy and name our parish, Catholic school, the Diocese, a Mission Project of the Diocese or a Ministry/Program of the Diocese as beneficiary.  If you name any of the above as owner and beneficiary, the premiums you pay will be deductible on your income tax.  It’s a way to make a large gift on the “installment plan.” Contact Scott Lalone at the Diocese at 315-393-2920 or Email slalone@rcdony.org  for further information.


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. 

May 31: Intro and Chapt. 1 - The Call to Holiness

June 7:  Chapt. 2 - Two subtle Enemies of Holiness

June 14: Chapt 3 - In the Light of the Master

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

June 28: Chapt. 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



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HEALING MASS: St. Mary's Church, Clayton, NY

All are invited to attend the St. Mary's Annual Healing Mass and Antoine Tetrault Memorial Service on Saturday, June 16 at 11am at St. Mary's Church, 521 James Street, Clayton. Fr. Art LaBaff and Fr. Chris Looby will celebrate the Mass. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be offered during the Mass. Prayer teams will be available after the Mass for individual prayer. A reception will follow. For more information, call the parish office at 315-686-3398.


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 8-10: Men's Retreat

June 10: Communications/Catholic University Collection

June 20-21: Diocesan LEAD Event

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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