Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

Lenten 2019 Director Message


The beautiful and familiar “Peace Prayer” attributed to Saint Francis of Assisi concludes,

“…it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.”    That timely Lenten prayer touches the core of the Catholic Faith and offers us a threefold Lenten meditation on charity, forgiveness, and resurrection!   The Pontifical Mission Societies are the Pope’s chief representatives in supporting the Church in the Missions. This is the greatest of all apostolates to the poor and the needy. We feel a new energy and great zeal in hoped to maximize the gifts of the faithful in America. When we all follow the Lenten expectation to “give up” something, we provide for the mission Church from Africa to Asia, from Oceania to Latin America.

It is now Lent, a very serious season for some very serious action by all Christians. Will you please consider a gift for the missions so that you may receive peace! Would you pardon someone’s offences, that Almighty God may pardon yours! Would you offer a prayer for the needy in the missions so that they by the power of Christ’s Cross, may one day be born to eternal life!

“Give it up for Lent,” they say. Yes, and give it to God by way of His most needy. Such Charity and

Goodness literally goes to the ends of the earth. In this the year of upcoming “Extraordinary Mission Month” in October, may the Lord bless you and your loved ones as we prepare for both the Easter season and our pending celebration of missionaries. Through you, may He do the same for countless souls far away. 

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Please consider donating to the Pontifical Mission Socities


Donors can donate to:

Lent Appeal, Christmas Appeal, St. Peter Apostle Appeal, Missionary Projects of the Diocese of Ogdensburg Collection, Unrestricted Gift

Suggested donations:  $10   $25   $40   $75   $100

The Society for the Propagation of the Faith
PO Box 369
Ogdensburg, NY 13669

Or email to mryan@rcdony.org

Thank you and God Bless

Checks make payable to The Society for the Propagation of the Faith.