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The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

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eNOTES FOR August 30, 2018

(with bulletin information for the weekends of September 9 and 16, 2018) 

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DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION:

 

FROM THE DATA PROCESSING CENTER:

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CHANGE OF ADDRESS?

Parishes - If you have any changes of address, phone numbers, email addresses, please email the Diocesan Offices at web@rcdony.org. 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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DAY OF PRAYER AND PENANCE: For the victims of sexual abuse by the clergy and for the purification of the Church

In response to requests by our Pope and Bishop, St. Mary’s Cathedral in Ogdensburg will host a  Day of Prayer and Penance: for the victims of sexual abuse by the clergy and for the purification of the Church.”

The mystical Body of Christ, the Church, is grievously wounded by these betrayals. Please join us in prayer and penance on Friday, September 14, the Feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross, beginning with 12:00 noon Mass in St. Mary's Cathedral. The day will continue with adoration of the Holy Eucharist and praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00 pm. Bishop LaValley will lead us in a Holy Hour of Reparation beginning at 4:00 pm. We will conclude with Benediction at 5:00 pm.

May all who have suffered find healing and strength, and may our Church reflect anew the true holiness of the Body of Christ!

 

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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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MIDDLE SCHOOL VOCATIONS RETREAT: Camp Guggenheim

SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2018

9AM TO 3:30PM

AT CAMP GUGGENHEIM, 1468 COUNTY RTE 18, SARANAC LAKE, NY 12983

This retreat is geared toward realizing and understanding the path that God has set before you. This is a free event, open to all grades 6 to 8 and includes activities and lunch! Public school students who are members of a parish group are also welcome to attend this weekday event. Public schools do provide provisions in their attendance policies to take a day off for religious worship. Please ask your child’s teacher or principal for release procedures.

For more information, contact:

Cathy Russell in Vocations (crussell@rcdony.org) - (315)393-2920 ext 1450

Tom Semeraro in Youth (tsemeraro@rcdony.org) - (315)393-2920 ext 1415


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JOURNEY WITH CHRIST: Western and Eastern Regions

Western Region: September 29, 2018

Lobster House Restaurant, Norwood, NY

Time: 10am - 2:00pm

Cost: $18.00

Contact to register: Shayne atslippincott@rcdony.org or call 315-782-3620 by Sept. 21, 2018 

Eastern Region: October 13, 2018

St. Alexander's Church, Morrisonville

Time: 10am - 2:00pm

Cost: $18.00

Contact to register: Andi apage@rcdony.org or call 518-310-3669

 



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DIOCESAN BLUE MASS

This year Bishop Terry R. LaValley will celebrate the Diocesan Blue Mass on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 2:00 pm at St. Peter's Church, 114 Cornelia Street, Plattsburgh, NY.

The Blue Mass the Church’s way to offer thanks to God for the dedication and sacrifices made by the women and men in Law Enforcement/Corrections and to pray for their safety, as well as for their families and communities. In addition to members and their families, community members and supporters are invited to attend.  Questions can be addressed to Fr. Christopher Carrara, Blue Mass Committee Chair at ccarrara@rcdony.org, or by phone at 315-605-1039


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YOUTH BUSES FOR LIFE: Pilgrimage to the March for Life

High school pilgrimage to the March for Life in Washington, DC. Two coach buses will depart the North Country on Thursday, January 17, 2019 returning Saturday, January 19, 2019. Pick-up locations: Northern bus (Massena, Canton & Gouverneur), Western bus (Watertown). Cost $150 includes transportation, hotel, meals and shirt.

Registration opens Oct 1 online at rcdony.org/prolife. For more info, please contact the Respect Life Office 518-524-0774.


 

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WELCOME TO THE FEAST: Eastern Region Commissioned Lay Ministers, 
Continuing Education Event with Bishop LaValley

The Eastern Region Commissioned Lay Ministers Association (ERCLMA) has organized our Fall Continuing Formation Event. Bishop Terry LaValley will offer Mass, followed by dinner and the Bishop’s reflection on the Eucharist. All Commissioned Lay Ministers are welcome! This is our annual meeting for the Eastern Regain Commissioned Lay Ministers, so please make every effort to attend.

The evening kicks off our six-week Little Rock scripture study on the Eucharist, “Welcome to the Feast,” to be led by fellow Commissioned Lay Ministers. The study will be hosted at St. Peter’s Church in Plattsburgh on Thursday evenings from October 11th through November 15th. This is an opportunity to deepen our understanding and learn how to lead a scripture study. Hopefully, we can offer more opportunities in our parishes. You may register for the dinner with guest speaker Bishop Terry LaValley, or the “Welcome to the Feast” scripture study, or both.

Event- Welcome to the Feast  

Thursday October 4th, 2018, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

5:30 pm – Mass celebrated by Bishop Terry LaValley

6:30 pm – Dinner and guest speaker Bishop Terry LaValley, followed by a short introduction to the “Welcome to the Feast” scripture study. The scripture study will commence the following Thursday evening.

Where- St. Peter’s Church, 114 Cornelia Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Registrations must be received by Friday September 21, 2018

Cost- Just the Dinner Event $10

Just the Scripture Study $17

Both the Dinner Event and the Scripture Study $27

Contact-

Starr Burke, sburke7035@gmail.com

Brenda Smith, soundtech58@yahoo.com

Janice Morse, janice@peruparish.org

 


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LIFECHAIN SUNDAY: October 7th

Stand up for LIFE at this year's LIFECHAIN, offered in 5 Diocesan locations: Massena, Plattsburgh, Potsdam, Saranac Lake and Schroon Lake. A peaceful, prayerful, public, pro-life presence. Signs are provided. We stand for life rain or shine. Bring a friend! For more info: www.lifechain.net


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THE CATHOLIC FAMILY: God's Answer for our Time

The Catholic Family is a countercultural sign witnessing the love and light of Christ to the world.

This one-day event for families: men, women and teens is intended to help us be the salt and light in our communities. As we are strengthened in our own faith and learn how much we are loved by God, we in turn will become signs of hope, faith and love for those around us.

This powerful event is for everyone in the diocese! That means YOU! There will be sessions for adults, as well as evening tracks for teenagers.

Our keynote speaker will be Johnnette Benkovic Williams, who, together with Thomas Sullivan and Sue Brinkman will present us with strategies for living our faith out loud so that we may be beacons of hope in a noisy and confused world.

The day will include Morning Prayer, presentations, Mass with Bishop LaValley, special evening presentations for teens, and will conclude with a Healing Rosary service.

For more information: see www.rcdony.org/familyevent

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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.

One session remaining: 

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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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 September 8/9 Bulletin)

As we enjoy the honey on our toast or in our tea, let's remember where and how this precious substance has found its way to our table. Bees, one of God's creatures, precious and vulnerable work very hard to collect the sugary substance that becomes honey. And as pollinators, their existence is so important to continue the cycle that provides us with fruits and vegetables. Pray each day to St. Francis to help protect these valuable creatures. Their numbers are being threatened.


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

(for the September 15/16 Bulletin)

SAVE THE PLANET is an important statement that we need to pray on as Pope Francis expresses in “Laudato Si”. He challenges the world to stop pollution, to recycle and carpool and to do without air conditioning — and makes it a moral imperative. "The exploitation of the planet has already exceeded acceptable limits and we still have not solved the problem of poverty," he writes. Make it a priority to know of something that you can do.


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PLANNED GIVING: Benefits of Giving Wisely:

Did you know there are creative ways to support our Parish? Ways in which our Parish, you and your love ones all benefit at the same time? Such giving techniques are called “planned gifts,” because with thoughtful planning, you create win-win solutions for you and the Parish. 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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VENDORS NEEDED CRAFT/ARTISAN SHOW

The Altar Rosary Society of St. Patrick’s, Brasher Falls will host an Annual Craft/Artisan Show in November. This year we are trying something different by hosting a 2-day show!! The event will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and Sunday November 11, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at The Knights of Columbus Hall in Brasher Falls We are looking for vendors to display their work. If you wish to do this or know someone that does; please call Val Cline at 315-389-4182 for a registration packet. Tables are rented for $18 each.


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, September 7, 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! 


HOLY NAME-AU SABLE FORKS LABOR DAY CELEBRATION: Monday-September 3, 2018 @ 10:00am

Please join us for our annual Labor Day celebration in Au Sable Forks. Parade begins at 10 am, followed by games of skill, games of chance, BINGO, pull tabs, food & drinks, music, fun and games for all ages including, bounce house, dunking tank, and ending with our $3,000 big raffle. Admission is free. Famous Sid Ward cutting boards available all day. Watch a chain saw carving demonstration by Ted Holzer and enter for a chance to win one of his beautiful carved benches.

10:00 AM Parade down Main Street

10:30 AM Show by Santa's Workshop characters

11:00 AM Concert by Norwood FD Band

1:00 PM Bingo in the Parish Center

1:30 PM Live Music by ON3

3:00 PM $3K Big Raffle

For more information, contact nhatch1@charter.net or 518-647-5783 


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SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER: Knights of Columbus fundraiser

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner,

Saturday, September 8th at St. Mary's Parish Center in Evans Mills, NY

Serving from 4 to 7:30 PM

Benefit Indian River Knights of Columbus

For more information: office@indianrivercatholics.org


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NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FORABORTED CHILDREN: Plattsburgh, New York

On Saturday, September 8, pro-life Americans throughout the country will gather at the gravesites of aborted babies and other memorial sites dedicated in their honor for the sixth annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.

Solemn vigils will be held at these sites to commemorate the more than 59 million children who have lost their lives to legal abortion since 1973, and to remind our society of the humanity of the unborn child. Please join us for the memorial service in our community:

Event: National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children

When: Saturday, September 8, 10 a.m.

Where: Our Lady of Victory Church, 4919 S. Catherine St. Plattsburgh, NY. Please gather at the memorial headstone by main entrance to church.

More Info: Contact Deacon Jack Lukasiewicz at 518-562-1175 or visit Champlainvalleyrighttolife.org to view calendar of events.

Together let us remember the victims of abortion and pray for a final end to this injustice in our land during the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.


 

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ST. AUGUSTINE'S 41ST ANNUAL APPLEFEST: Peru, NY
Join Us For Family FUN!

St. Augustine's Parish Center

3030 Main Street (GPS) Peru, NY 12972

September 15th - 16th

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(518) 643-2435

FREE!


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ANDRE BESSETTE PARISH HOLY HARVEST FESTIVAL: Celebrating the Harvest Season

What: St. André Bessette Parish Holy Harvest Festival – Celebrating the Harvest Season

When: Sunday, September 16, 2018

  • Mass: 11:00am at Notre Dame Church
  • Festival: 12pm to 3pm

Where: Notre Dame (11 Church Place, Malone, NY)

Additional Information: A harvest dinner featuring smoked pulled pork, potato salad, coleslaw, corn on the cob, macaroni & cheese, baked beans, rolls and dessert will begin at noon. Entertainment will be provided by the Thirty1&Mandolin. There will also be children’s games & activities and a raffle with a $1,000 first prize! Dinner tickets will be sold at the event.

Cost for the meal will be:

Adults: $10.00

Seniors: $8.00

Children 6-12: $6.00

Children under 5 are free

Take out dinners will also be available. 


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, September 20)
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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MULTI-PARISH EVENT ON SUNDAY, OCT. 7TH - FEAST OF THE HOLY ROSARY: Keeseville, NY 
Please join us to honor our Queen of the Rosary

Bishop Terry LaValley will join us to celebrate Mass and the Most Holy Rosary on Sunday, Oct. 7th at 11:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Keeseville with the blessing of candles during Mass. Immediately following Mass, we will pray the Living Rosary together as Mary's children. After the rosary, everyone is invited to join us for a (free) luncheon at the Elk's Club (next door to the church). All are welcome. For any questions, please call Anne Bassler at (518) 645-4173 or Brenda Smith at (518) 578-3016


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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


UPCOMING EVENTS ON THE DIOCESAN CALENDAR

September 5: Diocesan Office and Department Head Meeting

September 7: Meeting of Trustees of Roman Catholic Center at Kateri Hall

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 28-30: YOUTH LEAD: 2018 Leadership Weekend

September 29: Journey with Christ (Western Region)

September 30: Blue Mass 

October 4: ERCLMA Fall Event

October 5-7 Family Camp Session 3

October 13: The Catholic Family: God's Answer for our Time

October 14: Journey with Christ (Eastern Region)

October 16-18: Pilgrimage to Western New York with Bishop LaValley


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

North Country Catholic