Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

All members of a religious community, secular institute, or society of apostolic life are invited to attend the meetings of the Council with the right of voice but not vote.

The delegate members are elected or appointed by the members of his/her community who reside and/or serve in the Diocese. Communities with fewer than 11 members shall be represented by one delegate; communities with 11-20 members shall be represented by two delegates; communities with 21 or more members shall be represented by one delegate for each additional ten community members.

          Present members include:

                                Sr. Cindy Sullivan, BVM, President

                                Sr. Doris Durant, OSM, Vice President

                                Sr. Norma Bryant, SSJ, Secretary

                                Sr. Elizabeth Menard, OP, Treasurer

                                Most Reverend Terry R. LaValley, Ex-Officio

                                Sr. Bernadette Marie Collins, SSJ,  Ex-Officio

                                Sr. Maria Flavia D’Costa, SCC

                                Sr. Bernadette Ducharme, SCSL

                                Sr. Janet Peters, RSM

                                Sr. Jennifer Votraw, SSJ


                                General meetings are held twice a year in the fall and spring. The fall meeting is
                                held at the Bishop’s House.

                                Members are encouraged to hold at least one regional meeting during the year on
                                a topic of interest.