eNOTES FOR JANUARY 3, 2019
(with bulletin information for the weekends of January 13 and 20, 2018)
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FROM THE OFFICE OF THE BISHOP
BISHOP'S OFFICE DIRECT PHONE NUMBER
Bishop's Office has a new direct phone number, which is (315) 605-1093 and can still be reached at (315) 393-2920 ext. 1201.
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
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DIOCESAN AND UNIVERSAL COLLECTIONS AND APPEALS: updated December 2018
You can download updated Diocesan and Universal Collections and Appeals! The current edition is labeled December 2018 and includes collections and appeals for 2019, 2020 and 2021.
It is designed to print on legal (8 ½ x 14”) paper. If printed on the front and back, it folds into a booklet.
If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact Dcn. James Crowley at 315-393-2920 or email@example.com .
FROM THE RESPECT LIFE OFFICE
DAY OF PRAYER FOR LEGAL PROTECTION OF UNBORN CHILDREN: January 22nd Day of Prayer and Fasting
The over 56 million abortions since the 1973 decisions of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton reflect with heartbreaking magnitude what Pope Francis means by a “throwaway culture.” However, we have great trust in God’s providence. We are reminded time and again in Scripture to seek the Lord’s help, and as people of faith, we believe that our prayers are heard. The General Instruction of the Roman Missal designates January 22 as a particular day of prayer and penance, called the "Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children”: “In all the Dioceses of the United States, January 22 shall be observed as a particular day of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion.” As individuals, we are called to observe this day through the penitential practices of prayer and fasting. Another way to take part is participating in special events to observe the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. If you are unable to participate physically, please pray for those who are traveling to Washington DC to March for Life. Thank you for your prayers. Resources are available here: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/resources/january-22-day-of-prayer.cfm
RESPECT LIFE COLLECTION: January 26/27
The weekend of January 26/27 is the annual Respect Life Collection. Last year twenty-one grants were awarded which benefited those working to build a Culture of Life in our diocese. It's important with this year's legislative climate that we provide alternatives to abortion and help to educate the next generation. The collection provided funds for 7 Gabriel Projects, Plattsburgh Crisis Pregnancy Center, Birthright, Right to Life affiliates, 4 pilgrimages to the DC March for Life (two high school, one college and one family bus), 3 Pro-Life County Fair Booths as well as other pro-life efforts.
Grant applications are online at the Respect Life Office website: https://www.rcdony.org/pro-life/respect-life-grant.html . The deadline for this year's application is February 28th. Thank you for your generosity.
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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REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT FACT SHEET: Codifying Roe V Wade Myth
The NYS Catholic Conference has provided a fact sheet explaining why the proposed Reproductive Health Act is not merely codifying Roe V Wade. RHA must be examined not only for what it would newly enact into law, but also for what it would repeal from current law. Please contact your representative soon. The Senate plans to pass it quickly in 2019. For more information see: https://www.nyscatholic.org/2018/01/abortionexpansion/ and https://www.rcdony.org/pro-life.html
HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Protecting our Children
WHAT: “Human Trafficking: Protecting Our Children”
PRESENTERS: Salka Valerio, Case Worker at Crime Victim Assistance Center, Binghamton and a Victim of Trafficking; Victoria Recore, Parent of a Trafficked Victim, Watertown
WHEN: Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 1:30-3:30
WHERE: Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, Hearthside Hospitality Center, 1425 Washington St., Watertown, 13601
FOR WHOM: All who are concerned with the safety of our Youth
Event is FREE and open to the PUBLIC. Come and bring a friend.
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SURVIVING DIVORCE: 12-week program
The Surviving Divorce Program offers support and healing for people who are separated or divorced. The groups meet once a week for 12 weeks. New groups are starting in Massena and Watertown in late January.
To register, go to https://www.rcdony.org/family-life/surviving-divorce-support-group.html. For more information, contact Steve Tartaglia at 315-393-2920 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WOMEN'S RETREAT: Save the Date
Save the date! A day long women's retreat will be held May 4th at Norfolk. Edwina Gateley is a very inspiring and entertaining presenter. Stay tuned for on line registration.
NEW EVANGELIZATION SUMMIT 2019: Ottawa, May 4
The Annual New Evangelization Summit will take place in Ottawa on May 4, 2019. The speakers for this year will be Fr. James Mallon, Cardinal Gerald C. Lacroix, Michael Dopp, Fr. John Bielawski, Michelle Thompson and Michelle Moran. Registration will not officially open until February 2019, but Office of the New Evangelization would like to reserve a block of seats for participants from the Diocese of Ogdensburg. In a change from previous year, this year the New Evangelization Summit will be a one-day event and will be FREE. If you are at all interested in attending this one-day summit, please contact Marika Donders, Director of the New Evangelization at email@example.com or 315-393-2920 so we can keep you updated.
(for the January 12/13 Bulletin)
Our baptism connects us intimately with the sacred power and properties of water that heal, cleanse, renew, purify and sustain all life. Spend some time this week with this most essential source of life. Choose one way that you will express your gratitude for this precious gift of God. Then DO it!
(for the January 19/20 Bulletin)
God has blessed us with the capacity to act for justice and live compassionately on the earth. We have been given the voice to speak out for the protection and respect of every living part of God’s Creation. What aspect of God’s creation cries out to YOU for protection? Make known your concern by email or phone call to your local, state or national legislators.
PLANNED GIVING: How to Transfer a Gift of Stock
Gifts of stock can be given to benefit our parish, the Capital Campaign, your favorite Catholic School, programs, ministries, Missionary Projects and the Diocese of Ogdensburg. The proceeds can be restricted according to your wishes, or directed to an endowment fund held in the Foundation of the RC Diocese of Ogdensburg. For more information, contact the Diocese at 315-393-2920 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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."
INTERNATIONAL NATIVITY EXHIBIT: St. Hedwig's, Houseville, NY
International Nativity Exhibit at St. Hedwig's Church, 5432 State Rte. 26, Houseville, NY. On December 16, 23, 30 and January 6 before or after the 11 AM Mass and between 1-3 PM.
Contact 315-348-6260. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
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SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER: Evans Mills, NY
Fundraiser for the Knights of Columbus
Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner
Saturday, January 5, 2019
St. Mary's Parish Center in Evans Mills
For more information 315-629-4678
Serving from 4 to 7 PM
$7.00 for Adults, $6.00 for senior citizens, $5.00 for children under 12 and those under 5 eat for free.
Benefit Indian River Knights of Columbus
PLATTSBURGH MARCH FOR LIFE: March & Prayer Service
Sunday, 13 January, join us at St. John XXIII Newman Center, 18 Broad St. March begins at 12:30pm and concludes at St. John the Baptist Church. For those who are unable to march, go directly to St. John's for the 1pm prayer service and Benediction held in support of the sacredness of life. A reception follows downstairs in the Parish Center. For additional info, contact Deacon Jack at 518-562-1175.
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SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER: K of C Fundraiser, Evans Mills, NY
Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner, Saturday, February 2, 2019 at St. Mary's Parish Center in Evans Mills, NY Serving from 4 to 7 PM. Adults $7.00, senior citizens $6.00, children under 12 $5.00 and children under 5 eat for free. Benefit Indian River Knights of Columbus. For more information call 315-629-4678
Jan 9: D.O.V.S. Little Christmas Party
Jan. 9: SLFA CLM Assoc. Board Meeting
Jan. 12: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep
Jan. 17-19: Youth Buses for Life: Pilgrimage to the March for Life
Jan 22: Day of Prayer for Legal Protection of Unborn Children
Jan. 26-27: Respect Life Collection
Feb. 9: Natural Family Planning Class
Mar. 6: Ash Wednesday
Mar. 6: Eastern & Central European Relief Collection