Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York


Bishop LaValley accompanied the DOVS, other faithful of the diocese, and several Sisters of St. Joseph on the annual pilgrimage to pray for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. The first stop was at St. Mother Marianne Cope’s Shrine and Museum in Syracuse where we had the honor to meet the woman who was cured through the saint’s intercession. We then travelled to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, which had been recently renovated, for mass and a holy hour. After dinner at the Spaghetti Warehouse, the pilgrims returned home.

Pictured are the new DOVS officers with Garrett Weir, the winner of the diaconate holy card contest.

President Connie Randall, Vice President Marilyn DeCelles, Secretary Anne Miller, Treasurer Mary Enslow,
Kathy Behrens, Principal at Trinity Catholic in Massena.

What is D.O.V.S.?
The Diocese of Ogdensburg Vocations Society is a group of faithful Catholics with the intention of promoting and supporting vocations to the priesthood, permanent diaconate, and consecrated religious life throughout the North Country.

dovs2018What Do They Do?

  • The Annual Pilgrimage for Vocations

Sometimes we travel to Canada, other times we stay in the States.  Some years we do an overnight or two, other years it is simply a day trip.  But it is always to a holy shrine with the expressed purpose of praying for Vocations.

  • Production of Vocations Materials

Holy cards to be used in the parishes, Vocations books for the Catholic Schools, and advertisements in the North Country Catholic are funded by D.O.V.S.

  • Personal Support

Understanding that no Vocation is lived in a vacuum, D.O.V.S. support vocations by sending cards, hosting meals, and gifting Christmas care packages.

How Do I Join?
Most months DOVS meet the third Wednesday in Norfolk at the parish center at 11:30. All are welcome to attend. If you are unable to attend meetings because of work or distance, you can share the mission by becoming a Patron Member. Contact DOVS President Connie Randall for more information at 315-265-2762.