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eNOTES FOR OCTOBER 25, 2018

(with bulletin information for the weekends of November 4 and 11 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 5 for the November 8 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends of November 18 and 25.  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:

 

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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.


FROM THE STEWARDSHIP OFFICE:

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STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY: Stewardship Letter from Bishop LaValley

Bishop LaValley's Letter for Stewardship Sunday is to be read at all Masses the weekend of November 3 and 4, 2018.  The Letter is available HERE or by clicking on the image above. For more information contact the Stewardship Office at  vmathews@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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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 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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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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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

(for the November 3/4 Bulletin)

Fair Food Programs. Watch this video to understand what happens behind the scenes for women and men who put food on your plate : youtube.com/watch?v=Ny9YaJczqjY.  Pope Francis says, “Care for the earth, making alliance with it, in order that it may continue to be, as God wants, the source of life for the entire human family. Humanity cannot exist without farmers."


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

(for the November 10/11 Bulletin)

As we observe the changing of seasons, Fall reminds us of joyful beauty and the restful period of Winter that follows. Our earth continually cycles through; we must remember this and also know that we as stewards need to preserve and protect. "Joy adapts and changes, but it always endures ... when everything is said and done we are infinitely loved." -- Pope Francis 


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PLANNED GIVING: Free Proposal

Did you know that you can make a charitable gift that also benefits you in a practical way?  A Charitable Gift Annuity is a donation you make to our parish, yet you will receive guaranteed income on it for the rest of your life at a relatively high rate of return (4.7% - 9.5%).  Plus you will receive a charitable tax deduction and tax-free income.  Ultimately your gift will support our parish, while supporting you during your lifetime.  For a free proposal contact the Diocese at 315-393-2920 or Email 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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HARVEST HAM DINNER: Parish Fundraiser, Black River, NY

St. Paul's Annual Harvest Ham Dinner

St. Paul's Catholic Church, 210 LeRay Street Black River

October 25, 2018-4pm-7pm

Buffet Style with Homemade Desserts!

Take outs available

Adults-$9.00/Seniors (65+)-$8.00,

Youths (5-12-$4.00/Families-$25.00

Children under 5-Free

For more information please call the Rectory at 315-773-5672.

We look forward to seeing you!


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MASS FOR HEALING: Lowville, NY

On Saturday October 27, Fr. Jay Seymour will celebrate a Mass for Healing at 10 am at St. Peter’s Church, in Lowville, NY.  The Sacrament of the Sick will be offered during Mass. The Mass is for anyone who needs healing of mind, body or soul. All are welcome. The Mass will be followed by refreshments in the Church Hall. For more information contact 315-376-6662.


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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS AU SABLE COUNCIL 2301: HARVEST DINNER

Please join the Au Sable Forks Knights of Columbus Council 2301 for our annual Harvest Dinner. The dinner will be held at the Holy Name Parish Center on Sunday, October 28th from 1pm to 5pm. We will feature roast port with cranberry apple stuffing, pan gravy, vegetables, and dessert for only $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. We will also feature a silent auction and pie sale with all proceeds supporting seminarians within the Diocese. Come see us on October 28th for the best roast pork dinner in the North County!


HARVEST DINNER: North Bangor, NY

St. Augustine Parish of North Bangor will be hosting a Harvest Dinner to be held on Sunday, October 28 from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM at the St. Augustine Parish Center 2470 State Route 11, North Bangor. A home cooked Turkey dinner with the trimmings will be served. Adults: $10.00, Senior Citizens: $9.00, Children under 12: $5.00 and children under 5 free. Take out available. Please plan to attend this annual event and enjoy good food and good friends. For more information, Contact the Parish at 518-483-6674.


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MEN SHARPEN MEN: Ogdensburg, NY

In this day and age when we have more gadgets and gizmos to make our lives easier and less complicated, WHY do we find ourselves so stressed-out and out of time to do the things we want and need to do? How do we sort it all out and make our lives better? What do we as CATHOLIC men need to do, and how can we make a positive impact in the lives of the men around us, especially our children and grandchildren? God has a lot to say about the role and responsibilities of men.

Let us gather together so that we can make a difference in the lives of one another, for scripture says, “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” (Pro 27:17).

All men are welcome and encouraged to join us where “Men Sharpen Men” Starting Saturday,

November 3rd at 8:30 AM. We will meet in the Bishop Brzana Hall of St. Mary’s Cathedral each Saturday morning. Please sign up at our Parish website at www.ogdensburgcatholics.org/men.


HOLIDAY BAZAAR and BAKE SALE: Star Lake, NY

Bazaar & Bake Sale

St. Hubert's Church - Star Lake

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

9 AM - 3PM

Lunch - 11 AM - 1PM

Features: Handcrafted items, gift baskets, raffles, silent auctions

For ore information: st.huberts.church@gmail.com


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SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER: Knights of Columbus Fundraiser, Evans Mills, NY

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner at St. Mary’s Parish Center in Evans Mills, NY on November 3, 2018 with serving from 4 to 7 PM.

Benefit Indian River Knights of Columbus.  For Information 315-629-4678. 


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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.


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, November 15)
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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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.


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



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

Oct. 27: Mass for Healing

Oct. 30: Diocesan Finance Council Meeting

Nov. 3: Youth Ministry Certification

Nov. 3: Confirmation at St. Joseph's Church in Dannemora

Nov. 4-10: National Vocations Awareness Week

Nov. 5: Catholic Charities Corporation Meeting

Nov. 6: Development Board of Advisors Meeting

Nov. 7: Catholic Charities Annual Meeting

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

Nov. 10: Youth Ministry Certification

Nov. 11: Parish Stewardship Sunday

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 


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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