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eNOTES FOR March 14

(with bulletin information for the weekends of March 24 and 31, 2019) 

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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 March 25 for the March 28 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends of April 7 and 14.  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:

 

 

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CRS AND PETER'S PENCE COLLECTION: 2nd Collection for March 30 & 31

Please share this information to insure a successful collection to support Catholic Relief Services and the Charitable Works of the Holy Father.  Announcements and other resources are available HERE


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PRAYER TO END INFANTICIDE: Parish Bulletin announcement

Jesus, Lord of Life, transform the hearts of our elected leaders to recognize that infanticide is wrong and must not be tolerated. We especially pray for our Senators Gillibrand and Schumer. Open their hearts and minds to recognize and defend the precious gift of every human life.


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SACRED SPACES OPEN HOUSE: Celebrating Religious Art and Architecture

Sacred Sites Open House May 18 and 19, 2019

Pastors, please consider enrolling in the 9th Annual Sacred Sites Open House organized by the New York Landmark Conservancy. This statewide open house will take place May 18th and 19th. Last year, some 10,000 New Yorkers and visitors explored hundreds of magnificent sacred spaces across the state. The Conservancy is reaching out to churches throughout the North Country in the hope that they will participate. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our parishes’ art, architecture, and history … as well as the vital cultural and social service programs we provide in our communities.
This is a terrific chance for our friends, neighbors and our own parishioners to contemplate the beauty of our churches and parishes. This can include, but is not limited to, offering guided tours, organ/choir recitals, and history presentations. The event can take place on Saturday, May 18th and/or Sunday, May 19th.

To participate:

1. Register your parish at this link:
https://nylandmarksconservancy.formstack.com/forms/sacred_sites_open_house_registration_form

2. Email me, Paul Schrems (catholicrectory@twcny.rr.com) so that I can notify the local media.

NOTE: Register by April 1st to be included in the official press release.
Register by May 3rd to be included in the on-line database.

If you have any questions contact Paul Schrems at St. Mary’s Church in Canton: (314)386-2543 or at catholicrectory@twcny.rr.com.


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ST. PAUL VI: Optional Memorial

Pope Francis has inscribed the Optional Memorial of Pope St. Paul VI in the General Roman Calendar to be celebrated on May 29. The Mass formularies are available in the Roman Missal under the Common of Pastors: For a Pope. Further information may be found at www.USCCB.org/paulvi  .


  

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OCP PARISH GRANTS PROGRAM: Attention Pastors and Parish Musicians

As part of OCP’s ongoing commitment to service, the provide direct financial assistance to Roman Catholic parishes across the United States through our annual OCP Parish Grants program. Since its inception in 2001, we have provided nearly $2.8 million in support of parishes looking to enhance their worship experience.  OCP is accepting applications through May 30, 2019 for grants to be used for liturgical and/or musical purposes.

The OCP Parish Grants program is a unique program of direct financial grants authorized by the OCP Board of Directors to assist parishes seeking to enhance the worship experience of their parish community. Grants are awarded annually, and the number and amounts given vary from year to year. It was established as a means of providing Catholic churches with financial support for religious, educational and charitable purposes.

Parish Grant applications are open to: Roman Catholic parishes located within the 50 US states that did not receive an OCP Parish Grant in 2018.  Recipients of a Parish Grant must use the money for liturgical and/or musical purposes.

Parish Grants are commonly used for:

Improving multicultural ministries with additional training and purchasing of bilingual worship materials
Providing online, digital or electronic resources to support liturgy preparation
Upkeep, repair and replacement of musical instruments, equipment and facilities
Purchasing music, hymnals and other worship materials
Attending or hosting musical or liturgical conferences or workshops

All applicants will be notified of the results of their application. Award decisions are at OCP’s sole discretion, and all decisions are final. Recipients of an OCP grant must comply with any and all applicable laws and regulations in connection with the grant and the funded project. In order to protect your privacy, any information shared with OCP in connection to the grants program will be used to process your application and will not be shared with anybody else, unless or except as authorized by you, the applicant. This grant program is void outside of the U.S. and where prohibited by law. Recipients must allow for public announcement of their award by OCP and be willing to share their experiences through OCP publications and other media.

Applications are only accepted online at www.ocp.org/parish-grants.  See the same link for more information or call 1-800-LITURGY (548-8749)


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.

 

 

PREGNANT? NEED HELP?: Resources available

Please share these resources in your community. 

http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/respect-life-program/2015/10-ways-to-support-her-when-shes-unexpectedly-expecting.cfm

New York’s Safe Haven Law - You may leave your baby, up to 30 days old, with any responsible person at a suitable location in New York. In New York, no one ever has to abandon a child again.

http://safehaven.tv/states/newyork/

Free Services Available

Pregnant on Campus http://pregnantoncampus.studentsforlife.org

Click the THIS LINK for more information about free services available through:

Gabriel Project
Birthright
Liferight
Viable Options
Plattsburgh Pregnancy Center
Catholic Charities
Maternity Homes

For more information, contact the Respect Life Office at cminer@rcdony.org


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MATER DEI COLLEGE FOUNDATION: Attention High School Seniors

Are you a Catholic High School Senior who currently resides in the Diocese of Ogdensburg and is planning to attend a Catholic College or University in the Fall? The Mater Dei College Foundation is pleased to offer a Scholarship opportunity to qualifying students going on to study liberal arts and sciences at a degree granting Catholic College or University. To request an application form, please email Valerie Mathews, Mater Dei Foundation Scholarship Chair at vmathews@rcdony.org. Application deadline is June 1, 2019.


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SIGN UP FOR THE CATHOLIC ACTION NETWORK:

The Catholic Action Network (CAN), an arm of the NY State Catholic Conference, gives us all a larger voice in the halls of government. Through our email and social media alerts, CAN reaches tens of thousands of Catholics like you to provide educational updates on the important issues being debated and to provide the tools to simplify the process of contacting your elected officials.  Sign up online to receive email alerts at http://www.nyscatholic.org/ and click on the "Join the Catholic Action Network" logo on the top right corner of page. 


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DIOCESAN LEAD MARCH EVENT: Day of Reflection

Date: March 30, 2018
Where: Wadhams Hall
Start Time: 9:00am (check in)
End Time: 3:00pm

One LEAD Member per parish is free, other members or non-members have a small fee if $15.00 that will be billed to parish.

Register no later than March 15,2019 by e-mail with Shayne at slippincott@rcdony.org or by calling 315-782-3620.


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FISHERS CLUB: Priesthood Discernment

The March 17 Plattsburgh Fishers Club is cancelled. The last meeting for the semester will be the April 7 meeting with the Bishop.

APRIL 7 PRIESTHOOD DISCERNMENT WITH BISHOP LAVALLEY

It doesn't get much better than this- being able to discern and discuss the Priesthood with a Successor to the Apostles! Men who are High School Junior age and older are invited to join Bishop LaValley from 3:00 - 5:00pm at Notre Dame Rectory, Malone. The gathering includes discernment discussion, Evening Prayer, and dinner. Please register for the free event with Fr. Doug Lucia (dlucia@rcdony.org) or Fr. Howard Venette (pastorsmoll@stmarysti.org). If you attend just one Fishers Club meeting this year, make it this one! 


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40 DAYS FOR LIFE: Prayer Volunteers Needed

Beginning Ash Wednesday to Palm Sunday From March 6 through April 14, you’re invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You’re also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside the vigil site Planned Parenthood, 66 Brinkerhoff Street and also to help spread the word about this important community outreach. If you’d like more information – and especially if you’d like to volunteer to pray at the vigil site, please contact: Nancy Belzile, 518-593-6024, nancys_56@hotmail.com  www.40daysforlife.com/plattsburgh **Fr. Mickey Demo will lead a kick-off blessing March 6 at 10:00am at the vigil site.


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WOMEN'S DISCERNMENT GROUPS

Attention all women! Explore with other likeminded women the vocations of marriage and consecrated life and how to discern what God is calling you to be. Women's discernment groups are forming in three areas of the diocese. For more information, contact Cathy Russell at crussell@rcdony.org or at 315-393-2920. 


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CHARISMS: DISCOVERING THE GIFTS WE ALL HAVE TO SHARE: All Parishioners are welcome

Please join us for “Charisms: Discovering the Gifts We All Have to Share” retreat on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, 1425 Washington St., Watertown, NY.

Marika Donders, Director of the Diocesan Office of New Evangelization is our facilitator. We begin with mass at 9:30 am followed by the workshop, 10:00-noon. All parishioners are welcome! The cost of the workshop is minimal: free will donation at the door. 

Please register prior to March 23 to ensure we have enough materials and light refreshments available.

It’s easy to register, just click on the link below: https://www.rcdony.org/formation/commissioned-lay-ministers/clm-event-registration.html  or call Jeannie Grizzuto at 315-393-2920.

Sponsored by the Commissioned Lay Ministers Association of the Jefferson and Lewis Deaneries


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LENTEN DAY OF RECOLLECTION: Sponsored by the Ogdensburg Cursillo Movement

Theme will be Prayer

Where: St. Helen Church, Chasm Falls, NY,

When: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 10:00AM to 5:30PM

Join Bishop Terry LaValley, Fr. Albert Hauser, Fr. Alan Shnob, Fr. Jack Downs and Fr. Andrew Amyot for a day of talks, prayer, personal witness, recollection and opportunity for Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Lunch will be provided.

Anticipated Sunday Mass will be celebrated by Bishop LaValley at 4:30PM at St. Helen Church in Chasm Falls, NY.

Pre-registration is requested to assure seating and food. A donation of $10/adult is suggested upon arrival to help defray expenses.

Please pre-register by mail, email or phone no later than Monday Mar. 15, 2019:

Mail: Ken and Kathy Racette, 679 Cumberland Head Road Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Email: kathyracette@gmail.com or kracette1a@gmail.com

Phone: 518-314-1505 or 518-578-3056


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YOUTH RALLY 2019

A Day of Faith and Fun For 7th to 12th Grade Students

God has blessed each, and every one of us with the “Light”, the gift that enables us to be the best that we can be. The time is now. It’s time to RISE UP! Join us for a day filled with Fun, Praise, Food, Music and the Holy Spirit.

Date: April 6th, 2019

Time: 9:30am to 5:00pm

Rally location: Trinity Catholic School, Massena New York 188 Main Street

Registration for this one, day event is $25.00, and lunch is included.

To Register: www.rcdony.org/youthrally  REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS, MARCH 29TH

If you would like more information please contact: Tom Semeraro, Director of Youth Ministry at, 315-393-2920 ext. 1415 or tsemeraro@rcdony.org


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CHRISM MASS

Chrism Mass - Christ-led, Christ-fed, Hope-filled. All the Faithful of the Diocese of Ogdensburg are cordially invited to join The Most Reverend Terry R. LaValley, Bishop of Ogdensburg for the annual Renewal of Priestly Commitment, the Blessing of the Holy Oils, and the consecration of the Sacred Chrism for use in all the churches of the Diocese symbolizing that we are one family in Christ on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 11:00am at St. Mary's Cathedral in Ogdensburg.


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40 DAYS FOR LIFE CLOSING CEREMONY: Closing Candlelight Vigil

As 40 peaceful days of prayer, fasting, vigil and outreach draw to a conclusion, we will meet at 66 Brinkerhoff St., Plattsburgh on Saturday, April 13th at 7pm to rejoice in the victories that God has accomplished.

Though this rally may conclude our 40 Days for Life campaign, it only marks a beginning of renewed commitment to ending abortion in our community. We look forward to seeing what God has in store next for our city.
www.40daysforlife.com/plattsburgh 518-593-6024

 


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STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Annual Stations of the Cross in front of Planned Parenthood Plattsburgh

All are welcome to attend the annual Solemn Stations of the Cross in front of Planned Parenthood, 66 Brinkerhoff St, Plattsburgh, NY
Good Friday, April 19th at 10am
Prayer pamphlets and the numbered crosses will be supplied. No other signs please. We come together in reparation for the sin of abortion.
Dress appropriately for the weather.
Sponsored by Champlain Valley Right to Life
Contact Chair at: 518-593-6024 for more info


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WOMEN'S RETREAT: Soul Sisters: Women Called To Connect, Bond, And Heal In A Broken World

Where: Fr. Amyot Parish Center, Norfolk 13667
When: May 4, 2019
Start Time: 9:00am
Cost: $20.00
Registration Now Open - See Flyer
Contact Person: Cathy Russell - crussell@rcdony.org or call 315-393-2920 ext. 1450


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EVANGELIZATION AND APOLOGETICS with Marika Donders

All Commissioned Lay Ministers and the current Lay Ministers Class are encouraged to attend

The Eastern Region Commissioned Lay Ministers Association (ERCLMA) has organized the following event for continued formation: Evangelization and Apologetics with Marika Donders. Father Mickey Demo will lead the celebration of a morning Mass followed by a presentation by Diocese of Ogdensburg Director of Evangelization, Marika Donders. A light lunch will be served. All Commissioned Lay Ministers and the current class of candidates set to be Commissioned in June, are welcome and encouraged to attend. The event will also be live-streamed, so if you cannot attend please join us on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Maalc60ElB0.

When~ May 11, 2019
Time~ 9;00 a.m. - 1;00 p.m. wrap up talk
Where~ St. Joseph's Hall
179 Smith Street / Dannemora, NY 12929
Cost~ Registration fee of $10.00

Contact~ Brenda Smith soundtech58@yahoo.com or Karen LeClair - k.leclair2@aol.com

R E G I S T R A T I O N
Registrations must be received by Friday April 26, 2019. Please download the flyer for additional registration information.

You may register online using a credit card, or by mailing in your registration form with a check made payable to the Diocese of Ogdensburg. The mailing address is PO Box 106 Canajoharie, NY 13317.


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TEEN LIFE DAY: featuring Students for Life

Saturday, May 18th (9-4) St. Bernard's Church, Saranac Lake. Open to middle, high school and college students. Kate Maloney, Students for Life Northeast Regional Coordinator, along with guest speakers: Kathy Gallagher (NYS Catholic Conference), Dr. Jan Patterson (Gianna Center) and Nancy Belzile (Silent No More & 40 Days for Life) will present an educational day including games and prizes! Learn how to defend your prolife views, how birth control works, how to make NY an abortion-free state, how to start a prolife club at your school and about public witness with 40 Day for Life and Silent No More. Eucharistic Adoration available all day. FREE for 2019 Youth Bus for Lifers! $10 fee includes lunch. Online registration www.rcdony.org/prolife Questions? The Respect Life Office 518-524-0774 (call or text) or Youth Ministry 315-393-2920 Ext. 1415 #prolifegeneration


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RACHEL'S VINEYARD: Spring after-abortion healing retreat

The Spring Rachel's Vineyard after-abortion healing retreat will be held Friday, May 31-Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the Guggenheim Lodge in Saranac Lake. If you or someone you know is hurting after an abortion, consider attending this weekend retreat. Confidential registration form available at the Respect Life webpage rcdony.org/prolife. For more information call or text Colleen Miner 518-524-0774 or email cminer@rcdony.org. You're not alone. Help is available.


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FFM COMMISSIONED LAY MINISTER'S RETREAT: The Coming of the Holy Spirit

The FFM Commissioned Lay Minister's Retreat is being held at Wadhams Hall, Ogdensburg from June 7-9, 2019. To register for this event, simply go to: https://www.rcdony.org/formation/commissioned-lay-ministers/retreat-registration-wadham-s-hall.html.
Please note, there is a $10.00 registration fee for this event.
We hope you can join us for what promises to be a spiritual, faith-filled weekend of prayer and reflection.


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STEUBENVILLE YOUTH CONFERENCE: All High School Youth!

Attention All High School Youth:
Join us at the Steubenville Youth Conference MC#5
July 19-21 at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

The best Catholic speakers, powerful praise and worship, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Celebration of the Holy Mass, small groups, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and more! All with 2,500 other faithful teens! For more information contact Dayna Leader, Family Life Associate at 315-323-0827 and visit Family Life Office at
https://www.rcdony.org/family-life-marriage/marriage/steubenville-youth-conference.html for details. 


 

 

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HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE: December 2019

Don’t Miss This Trip of a Lifetime!

The Holy Land

10 Days: December 3-12, 2019

Walk where Jesus walked… Cruise the Sea of Galilee… Visit Nazareth… Climb the Mt. of Olives & view the Old City of Jerusalem… Walk the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre… Visit Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity.

Hosted by Fr. Andrew Amyot

$3299 per person from Montreal

(Air/land tour price is $2599 plus $700 government taxes/airline surcharges)

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip air from Montreal, First Class/Select Hotels, Breakfast & Dinner daily, Comprehensive Sightseeing, Porterage, Entrance Fees and much more!

FOR DETAILED BROCHURE PLEASE CONTACT FR. AMYOT

Tel: (315) 384-2064, email: fraamyot2@twcny.rr.com


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OBERAMMERGAU PILGRIMAGE: Austria and Germany Pilgrimage, September 2020

Classic Austria and Germany Pilgrimage

Featuring the Passion Play of Oberammergau!

Hosted by Fr. Andrew Amyot

11 Days: September 15-25, 2020

$4099 per person from Montreal

(Air/land tour price is $3599 plus $500 government taxes/airline surcharges)

Visiting: Heidelberg, Rhine Valley, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna, Altötting, Munich & Rothenburg!

Price includes: Roundtrip air from Montreal, First Class/Select Hotels, Hotels & Guesthouses in Oberammergau, First Class (Category 1) admission tickets for the Passion Play, most meals,  Comprehensive Sightseeing, by private motor coach with an English-speaking guide and much more!

FOR DETAILED BROCHURE PLEASE CONTACT FR. AMYOT

Tel: (315) 384-2064, email: fraamyot2@twcny.rr.com

SPACE IS LIMITED – BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

This is your last chance to experience the world-famous Passion Play of Oberammergau until 2030!

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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

(for the March 23/24 Bulletin)

From the beginning of Creation until today God has given us a thirst for ordinary water and a thirst for the water of life. (See John 4:5-41) Let us feast on the gift of clean water each time we use it this week and give thanks for it. As good stewards, we are called to use it responsibly. Make a list of those activities at home that requires water. SUGGESTED LENTEN FAST: Choose one of these activities and "fast" from using more than is necessary, i. e. in the shower, in the bathroom, in the kitchen, etc. Remember our 'neighbors' who lack access to clean water.


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

(for the March 30/31 Bulletin) 

“Did you know that 89% of plastics in the ocean depths come from single use items?” (Deep-Sea Database) Many of these items are used for less than 15 minutes. Pay attention this week to the single use plastics that you use in your daily routine. SUGGESTED LENTEN FAST: Choose one of the single use plastics that you use and replace it with a reusable one, such as durable reusable bottles, containers for lunches, leftovers and liquids, reusable produce bags, i.e. This simple choice for fasting can be a step in being better stewards of God's creation and embracing Christian simplicity.


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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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SACRED HEART PARISH ANNUAL FISH FRY: Chazy, NY

Sacred Heart Parish in Chazy will have their annual Fish Fry on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 4:30 -7:30 pm at the Parish Center, 8 Hall Street, Chazy. Menu will be fried perch, homemade macaroni and cheese, French fries, coleslaw, rolls, beverage and dessert. Adults $11, Children 6-12 $5. All take outs are $11. For more info, call the Rectory 518-846-7650 or email sacredheart@westelcom.com


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ST. PATRICK'S DAY PAINT AND SIP: Parish Fundraiser, Chazy, NY

On Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm, Jessie Furnia will lead us step by step to paint one of these beautiful pictures of your choosing. $30 payable at the door includes all instruction, supplies, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages. Reservations are encouraged to help with planning for food. Event is held at Sacred Heart Church Hall, 8 Hall Street, Chazy, NY. 518-846-7650 or 518-570-7747 for more information.


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ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY DINNER: St Elizabeth's Church, Elizabethtown, NY

St Elizabeth's Church will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner on Sunday March 17th from 2pm-6pm in the parish hall in Elizabethtown. Menu: Corned Beef, Ham, Cabbage, Potatoes, Carrots, Homemade bread; Gingerbread with topping (dessert). Prices: Adults: $ 12.00; Children ( under 12 ) $5.00.Take outs start at 1:30 p.m.


 

IHC MYSTERY PLAYERS: Presentation of the Stations of the Cross, Star Lake, NY

IHC MYSTERY PLAYERS Lent calls to mind many ancient traditions in the Catholic Church, one being the Stations of the Cross. The IHC Mystery Players from Watertown, NY, present, in a very creative way, the centuries old stations. Meditation and contemplation on the death and resurrection of Jesus in the central mystery in the prayer life of the Catholic Church. The Mystery Players of the Middle Ages focused on the presentation of this central mystery. Connected to ancient Mystery Plays, the IHC Mystery Players bring the station to the modern level through the use of special lighting, music, pantomime, and paraliturgical readings. Using the sanctuary of the stage, the Paschal Mystery is recreated in a moving, dramatic presentation.
This group has performed extensive throughout New York State, as well as in New jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Connecticut, and Canada. They will be performing on Friday, March 22nd at 7:30pm at St. Hubert’s Church in Star Lake, NY. We strongly encourage everyone to attend this unique and powerful prayer experience.
Please be advised that small children may be frightened due to the nature of the play. Please refrain from taking pictures during the actual event.

Contact St. Hubert's for more information 315-848-3612 or st.huberts.church@gmail.com 


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LENTEN FISH FRY: St. Mary's Social Hall, Massena, NY

Friday Fish Fry
Day: Every Friday during Lent Starting March 15
Dates: March 15 - April 12
Time: 4pm-7pm
Place: St. Mary's Social Hall, 7 Sycamore St., Massena
Cost: Adults, $10, Children under 12, $5
*Eat-in and take out available

For more information, please call the parish office at 315.769.2469 or visit our website at www.massenacatholics.com 


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LENTEN 'COMMUTER' RETREAT: Strengthened by Faith During Difficult Times, Watertown, NY

Retreat will explore through presentations, personal and group prayer, and sharing some aspects of loss, grief and suffering caused by loss of a loved one, divorce, illness, loss of job, or other life challenges. Reflections will include how our faith not only gives us strength and hope to be transformed into new life, but gives us the grace to help others on the Journey.

When: April 5 -7, 2019
Fri. 6:00pm -9:00 pm/Sat. 9:30 am – 8:00 pm/Sun. 9:30 am -2:00 pm (includes Mass)
Where: Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, Hearthside Hospitality Center
1425 Washington Street, Watertown, New York 13601
Presenters: Sisters Norma Bryant & Bethany Fitzgerald, Molly Amoriell and Cindy Matthews
Cost: $ 50 Includes Retreat Materials and Food
(Fri. – Snacks & Beverages // Sat.- Lunch & Dinner // Sun. – Lunch)
To register: email srbethssj@gmail.com or call 315-212-6592 by Sunday, March 31, 2019


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BENEFIT DINNER: Benefit Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner on Saturday, April 6th, to benefit Killian Faber and his Family. Eleven-year-old Killian is being treated for AFM (Acute flaccid myelitis) which effects the nervous system. Serving from 4 to 7 PM at St. Mary's Parish Center in Evans Mills, NY. $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for senior citizens, $5.00 for children under 12 and children under 5 eat for free. Meal is being prepared by the Indian River Knights of Columbus. For more information call 315-629-4678.


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BLESSED IS SHE LENT GATHERING: Attention all women

Join us for an inspiring talk to dive deeper into the Lenten season.
All women are welcome.
There is no cost to attend.
Snacks will be provided, but please bring a drink.
April 7th at 12:30 PM
St. Andrew's Church Hall, Norwood, NY-enter through the door on the right side of the church and go down the stairs.
RSVP to Sara LaPoint: text/call 315-212-7565 or narrow56@gmail.com


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ALPHA COURSE: 12 Week Series, Massena, NY

Alpha is here and you are invited!

Day: Mondays
Dates: Starts April 8th
Time: 6pm-8:30pm
Location: St. Mary's Social Hall, 7 Sycamore St., Massena

Registration for our Spring 2019 Alpha is now open!

For more information, please call the parish office at 315.769.2469 or visit our website at www.massenacatholics.com.


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THOUSAND ISLANDS CATHOLIC MEN'S GROUP: Clayton, NY

The Thousand Islands Catholic Men’s Group is a group of Catholic men who meet on a regular basis to discuss their experiences as Catholic men in today’s society.

The meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month at 9 AM in the Parish Center of St. Mary’s Church, Clayton. For further information contact Scott Beeles at 315-686-1303 or Gene Kleinhans at 315-482-3981. Come join us, whether you’ve been to a meeting or not.


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PANCAKE BREAKFAST: West Chazy, NY

St. Joseph’s Men’s Club, West Chazy, NY, will host an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, April 14, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. until Noon in the Parish Center. Menu includes: pancakes with real North Country maple syrup, ham, scrambled eggs, sausage, home fries and beverages. Cost is $9.00 per adult, Children 6-10 $4.00 and children 5 and under free. For more information, call 518-493-4521.



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NEW

JOB POSTING: Principal

SAINT MARY'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
(PRE-K - 6)
Canton, New York

Is seeking applicants for the position of
PRINCIPAL
For the School Year 2019-20
Effective July 1, 2019

Applicants should

• Possess a Master's Degree in Education and/or Education Administration/Supervision;
• Be a practicing Catholic;
• Have successful experience(s) in a Catholic school;
• Give evidence of administrative leadership skills in Catholic identity, instructional evaluation, management, promotion and maintenance of an effective learning environment and school advancement.

Founded in 1930, St. Mary's is located in a college town between the shores of the St. Lawrence River and the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Our school is nursery through grade 6 with a current population of 75 students. The new principal will help us increase our enrollment through innovation and excellence and guide our voyage into the future while being anchored in Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.

Applicants should send a cover letter expressing their suitability for the position, resume, a completed application (available at https://www.rcdony.org/catholicschools.html) transcripts and two letters of recommendation attesting to the candidate's proven administrative ability and one letter of recommendation attesting to the person's adherence to the Catholic Church, no later than
March 31, 2019 to

Sister Ellen Rose Coughlin, SSJ,
Superintendent of Schools
100 Elizabeth Street
Box 369
Ogdensburg, NY 13669


JOB OPENINGS: Sisters of St. Joseph, Watertown, NY

The Sisters of St. Joseph is seeking an LPN for Temporary hire for 37.5 hours per week.  Anticipated duration is three (3) months.  This is an Overnight Position 6:00 p.m. until 6:30 a.m.  Previous geriatric experience is helpful.  A current valid Nursing License and Driver License is required.  A full job description is attached to our application.  Applications can be picked up at 1425 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601

The Sisters of St. Joseph is seeking an LPN for Permanent Part Time, 25 hours per week.  Previous geriatric experience is helpful.  A current valid Nursing License and Driver License is required.  The schedule consists of two (2) 12.5 hr. shifts per week.  Week 1: Wednesday day shift and Sunday night shift.  Week 2: Sunday night shift and Tuesday day shift.  Day shift is 6:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.; Night shift is 6:00 p.m. until 6:30 a.m. A full job description is attached to our application.  Applications can be picked up at 1425 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601

The Sisters of St. Joseph is seeking an LPN for per Diem Duty.  Previous geriatric experience is helpful.  A current valid Nursing License and Driver License is required.  We offer a 25% premium pay for working weekends and holiday for this position.  Shifts run from 6:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. until 6:30 a.m.  A full job description is attached to our application.  Applications can be picked up at 1425 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601


 

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IGNITE 2019 CATHOLIC MEN'S CONFERENCE: Syracuse, NY

The theme for the 11th Annual IGNITE Men’s Conference is Exalt: O God be Merciful to me a Sinner.  As usual there are 3 tremendous speakers that will challenge all who attend.  You can be part of it on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the SRC Arena & Event Center for an amazing day that will have a tremendous impact on you. You can register for the IGNITE 2019 Catholic Men's Conference online at www.ignitecatholicmen.org


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14TH ANNUAL DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE: Bronx, NY

Where: April 6, 2019: Cardinal Spellman High School, One Cardinal Spellman Place, Bronx, New York 10466

What: Save the date for this event featuring renowned speakers, sacred music, Adoration, Confession, Mass, and bookstore. The conference is co-sponsored by the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFR).


This year's speakers include:

Fr. Frank Pavone, Director of Priests for Life
Sister Donato Farbaniec, Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy
Abby Johnson, Former Planned Parenthood Director
Msgr. James Lisante, Pastor, Author, Television commentator
Sister Monica Ward, CFR, Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal 
Jim White, Executive Director, Covenant House-New Jersey

Fee

General Admission: $60

Final Date to Register Online: April 5, 2019

Boxed lunch including choice of ham, turkey, tuna, or grilled vegetable sandwich: $10

For more information or to register see https://www.thedivinemercy.org/bronx or call 1-800-462-7426


UPCOMING EVENTS ON THE DIOCESAN CALENDAR

Mar. 16: Mass and celebration of St. Joseph's Day and Dinner 

Mar. 17: North Country Catholic Campaign

Mar. 17: Women's Discernment Groups

Mar 17:  Installation Mass, Rev. McEwan, St John the Baptist, Plattsburgh

Mar. 17: Mass at St. Peter’s Church in Plattsburgh followed by the Knights of Columbus Annual Bishop’s Burse luncheon

Mar. 20: Episcopal Council Meeting

Mar. 21: Diocesan Departmental Head Meeting

Mar. 22: Opening Ceremony for the Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club 43rd Expo

Mar. 23: CLM Association of Jefferson and Lewis Deaneries: Discovering the Gifts

Mar.23: SLFA CLM Association workshop: Joyful Steps - No Running Allowed

Mar. 23: Cursillo Lenten Day of Reflection

Mar. 23: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep 

Mar. 24: Women's Discernment Groups

Mar. 26: “Walk Together” Ecumenical gathering in Ogdensburg

Mar. 30: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep.

Mar. 30: Diocesan LEAD Day of Reflection

Mar. 30: Ignite 2019 Men's Retreat: Exalt: O God Be Merciful to Me (Syracuse)

Mar. 31: Works of the Holy Father / Catholic Relief Services Collection

Mar. 31: Women's Discernment Groups

Apr. 3: Episcopal Council Meeting

Apr. 4: Diocesan Pastoral Advisory Committee Meeting

Apr. 4: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep. (Session 1 of 2)

Apr. 6: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep. (Session 2 of 2)

Apr. 6: Youth Rally


Office of Vocations General Intercessions Cycle C 

Office of Vocations Bulletin Blurbs Cycle C  

Office of Vocation Seasonal Bulletin Blurbs 

Office of Vocations Newsletters 

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