Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

RWFL 2019 Final Flyer


Good Friday

The Respect Life & Youth Ministry Offices are co-sponsoring two regional LIFE days for high school students: Friday, May 17th at IHC in Watertown and Saturday, May 18th St. Bernard's Church in Saranac Lake 9AM-4PM. 

Saturday’s Teen LIFE Day includes presentations by Kathleen Gallagher (NYS Catholic Conference), Dr. Jan Patterson (Gianna Center) & Nancy Belzile (Silent No More/40 Days for Life). Flyer coming soon! 

Both days feature, Kate Maloney, Northeast Regional Coordinator for Students for Life of America. High school & college students are welcome, as well as seminarians. 

More info to come but please Save The Date! #prolifegeneration 


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There are 13,000 Federally Qualified Health Centers across the country. 

Find yours here: https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov

HRSA Health Centers care for you, even if you have no health insurance – you pay what you can afford based on your income. 

Health centers provide services that include checkups when you are well, treatment when you are sick, complete care when you are pregnant, and immunizations and checkups for your children. 

Some health centers also provide mental health, substance abuse, oral health, and/or vision services. Contact the health center directly to confirm specific services and to make an appointment.


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2019 Youth Buses for Life on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC. Thank you for being a voice for the voiceless and marching for life in our nation’s capital! 



March for Life

(Photo by Thomas Semeraro Photography) 


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.

Codifying Roe 2019


July 4, 2018

Thanks to the generosity of North Country parishioners, 21 grants will be awarded from the Respect Life Second Collection.

On June 18, Bishop Terry R. LaValley approved the grant amounts as suggested by the grant committee. The committee members are Father Patrick Ratigan, Stephen Tartaglia, Angelo and Suzanne Pietropaoli and John and Colleen Miner..... click above for more information.


NEW SHINGLES VACCINE DOES NOT USE ABORTED FETAL CELL LINES The FDA recently approved a new shingles vaccine that does not use aborted fetal cell lines, and has given it a preferential recommendation over the only other available, and morally problematic, shingles vaccine on the market. A letter from the Catholic Medical Association (CMA) and the National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) provides more detail and some helpful suggestions.