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The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

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eNOTES FOR August 2, 2018

(with bulletin information for the weekends of August 12 and 19, 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 COMMISSIONED LAY MINISTRY ASSOCIATIONS:

 

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THRIVING IN THE VINEYARD: July 2018 Newsletter for Commissioned Lay Ministers

A newsletter for the Commissioned Lay Ministers of the Diocese of Ogdensburg to share what is going on and inspiring them!  For more information, contact Dcn. James Crowley at jcrowley@rcdony.org


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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NEW FACEBOOK PAGE: Respect Life

Be sure to "like" the new "Diocese of Ogdensburg - Respect Life" facebook page for up-to-date information concerning a variety of respect life issues. Information will be shared from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the New York State Catholic Conference as well as local pro-life events and activities.


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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.htmlPlease complete the survey by August 6.  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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DIOCESAN LEAD AUGUST EVENT: The Call: "A Life of Holiness Begins at Baptism"

Date: August 18, 2018

Location: Crowne Plaza, Lake Placid, NY 12946

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Register by August 10th - Contact Shayne

at slippincott@rcdony.org or call 315-782-3620 


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45TH FOUNDER'S DAY CELEBRATION AT OUR LADY OF THE ADIRONDACKS HOUSE OF PRAYER:
Remembering with gratitude, Founder Fr. Joseph Trombley and this legacy of a special House for Mary in the North Country

When? 

Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10 AM - 3 PM

Where? 

Our Lady of the Adirondacks House of Prayer, 7270 Star Road Route 190, Ellenburg center, NY

What?

10:00-11:00 AM Opening Prayer and Presentation, "The Beatitudes" from Pope Francis' New Apostolic Exhortation by Rev. Jack Downs

11:30 - 12:30 Celebration of Mass with Bishop Terry LaValley; special music by Tim Fergusson with Mike and Vinney

12:30 P.M. Spaghetti Dinner

Any donation accepted and appreciated.

Please RSVP by August 11th to olaprayerhouse@gmail.com or the House at 518-594-3253 or to Carol at 518-236-6016

Come and spend some time at this little treasure of the North Country, and feed mind, body, soul and spirit!  


 

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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.  Note: Session 1 is fully booked. 

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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SURVIVING DIVORCE: 12-week program

The Diocesan Family Life Office is offering the Surviving Divorce Program this Fall in Canton and Gouverneur.

Surviving Divorce features twelve video presentations that cover topics such as shock and grief, anger and forgiveness, money issues, dealing with children and a former spouse, and annulment and remarriage. This program is for the newly separated and divorced and those still struggling with issues many years later. It will help them find answers to their questions, restore their hope, and begin authentic healing.

The twelve-week program will run from early September until mid November. The cost of the program for participants includes the Surviving Divorce Personal Guide and all program materials is $25.

For more information or to register, please call Steve Tartaglia at 315-393-2920 or go to http://www.rcdony.org/family-life/surviving-divorcesupport-group.html


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YOUTH LEAD: 2018 Leadership Weekend

Jesus calls us to, "Love one another as I have loved you" John 13:34

We are presented with opportunities to "love one another" all the time, yet it can be difficult to recognize these moments through all the noise and interference that exist in today's world. Even when we recognize the moments to “love one another,” to become “Disciple Leaders,” we may not know how or why we should do so.

Join us on this weekend of faith, fellowship and fun as we learn about Jesus's love for us and how we can grow to become "Disciple Leaders" in our homes, communities, schools and work.

This year's retreat location will be held at Guggenheim on the weekend of September 28-30

The ticket price for this all-inclusive retreat is $70.00 *Workshops, meals, and accommodations, included*

For schedule information see https://www.rcdony.org/youth/leadership.htm or contact Tom Semeraro, Director of Youth Ministry at: 315-393-2920 ext. 1415


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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 August 11/12 Bulletin)

Remember when you are enjoying the great outdoors: camping, picnicking and hiking, whatever you take in, please take out and dispose of it properly.


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

(for the August 18/19 Bulletin)

When packing that picnic basket, fill it with reusable containers, use silverware instead of plastic utensils and beverages can be kept cooler or hot in reusable drink containers. Every little bit makes a huge savings. Help keep our environment safe and clean.


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PLANNED GIVING: Capital Campaign

When you are prayerfully considering your gift for the It’s Our Church, It’s Our Future Capital Campaign, there will be a variety of giving options for you to think about. There is a pledge option of up to four years with payments ranging from monthly, quarterly, semiannually or annually. A one-time gift option is also available. As you reflect upon your level of support, please remember that the 2018 Bishop’s Fund Appeal is included in this gift.  The Bishop’s Fund Appeal will return in September 2019 to provide its support to the annual ministries and program needs of the Diocese.

 Methods of Giving Can Include:

  • ·Pledges via cash, check or credit/debit cards.
  • ·Gifts of Securities.
  • ·Gifts of qualifying Retirements (IRA’s).
  • ·Gifts of Property, Life Insurance, Wills, Bequests, etc.

For further information on ways to give, contact Scott Lalone 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."

 

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, August 3, 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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FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS: Ogdensburg, NY

Come join the Legion of Mary in First Saturday Devotions, the first Saturday of each month in the Deacon Winter Chapel of St. Mary's Cathedral at 2:30 p.m. This devotion is a direct and loving response to the request of Our Lady of Fatima. For more information contact the St. Mary's Cathedral office at 315-393-3930. All are welcome! 


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AN EVENING OF SACRED MUSIC: St. Mary's Church, Clayton

Sunday, August 5 at 6pm in St. Mary's Church, 521 James Street, Clayton. More than 100 years ago, the people of St. Mary’s, Clayton presented annual concerts of sacred music as their gift to the community. This summer we are proud to continue this tradition by welcoming the public to our beautiful church for a musical celebration of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s journey from when she said “Yes” to God through the Angel Gabriel, to the death of her Son on the Cross. Featuring St. Mary's & St. John's Combined Choir, Turning Point/Islanders Men's A Capella Chorus, sopranos Kathryn Amore-Ingerson and Corri Willis, and Cathy Harruff as organist/pianist. There is no admission charge, but guests will have the opportunity to contribute to the St. Mary’s Music Ministry Fund. A Reception will follow in St. Mary's Parish Center. For more info, contact the parish office at 315-686-3398 or reception@stmarysclayton.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, August 16)
Time - 7PM
Place - Sacred Heart Rectory, Massena. NY
For more information, visit our website at: www.massenacatholics.com or email: smarion@massenacatholics.com


ST. MARY'S PEDDLER SALE: VENDORS NEEDED, Brushton, NY

Fri & Sat, Aug 17 & 18, 9 am to 3pm, sale at St. Mary's Church 1347 Rt. 11, Brushton, NY. Spaces 15' x 15', $15.00/space per day. No tables provided.

Set up time 7-9, No refunds. Sell arts, crafts, foods, jewelry, cosmetics, garage sale items, antiques. This event is being held in conjunction with Brushton town wide garage sales. 

Call 518-651-5859 or email lynnemaginn@gmail.com for reservation.


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ST MARY CANTON: Rummage Sale

At St. Mary's School Gym on 2 Powers Street in Canton.
Thursday, August 23, 8am to 5:15pm;
Friday, August 24, 8am to 5:15pm;
Saturday, August 25, 8am to 11am.
Clothes, toys, housewares, books, furniture, decor and more!
Contact the Church office for more information at 315-386-2543.


OTHER:

 

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JOB OPENING: 

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg is seeking a Clerical Assistant for the Development Office & Secretary for the Office of Family Life and Moderator of Curia.

The position provides administrative support to the Development Office and serves as secretary for the Family Life and Moderator of the Curia offices.  Applicants must possess strong secretarial and computer skills.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel and have the ability to learn new software including Raiser’s Edge.  Strong interpersonal skills and good oral and written communication skills are also required.  High level of discretion and confidentiality also required.  Submit letter of interest, resume and three professional references to: Human Resources Office, Diocese of Ogdensburg, P.O. Box 369, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or e-mail to: ksnover@rcdony.org. Deadline for application is August 16, 2018.


 

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A SPECIAL CALLING: Prayerful Residents for House of Prayer

Our Lady of the Adirondacks House of Prayer, located at 7270 Star Road Route 190 in Ellenburg, NY, is seeking the right person to live on premises as the House Formation Coordinator. A strong prayer life, a genuine love of people, a welcoming inclusive spirit, and joyful excitement at the prospects of renewal through evangelization are among the prerequisites for this position. Other people who share this calling are also being sought for Residency to live in community. The mission of the House of Prayer is “to promote prayer, recollection, retreats, and spiritual development for all, and with special attention to those living in the North Country.” Its vision is “to imitate the way of life of Jesus Christ in a spirit of simplicity and hospitality expressed through the poverty, love and peace exemplified in our Lord and his blessed mother, Mary.” We know that the House Formation Coordinator position is not for everyone, but we believe that some folks have been called by the Lord in this special way, either as the House Formation Coordinator, or as a Resident....and we look forward to hearing from you. Please call the House at 518-594-3253 for more information or contact Sarah Anderson at 518-846-3060


 

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AFS SEEKS HOST FAMILIES

AFS-USA, a nonprofit organization working to build a more peaceful world through international education and exchanged has asked us to help them get their message out to parishioners who might be interested in sponsoring an exchange student.  Pastors are asked to hang the posters in their churches this summer to invite their parishioners to consider being a host family.   Thank you.

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UPCOMING EVENTS ON THE DIOCESAN CALENDAR

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 

September 5: Diocesan Office and Department Head Meeting

September 15: Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting

September 21-23: Intercollegiate Retreat for Students in the Diocese

September 22: FFM Program Workshop #1

September 23: Jubilee Mass for Married Couples and Consecrated Religious

September 29: Journey with Christ (Western Region)

September 30: Blue Mass 


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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