Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

Bishop Terry R LaValley

Bishop Terry R LaValley


Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:   

Welcome to the webpage of the Roman Catholic Diocese of  Ogdensburg!   Whether you are searching  for information about the diocese and our parishes and offices or about the  Roman Catholic Church in general, I hope our site will be of help to you.

The North Country of New York State where we are located is a diverse region with much natural beauty.   Industries in our region include agriculture, education, and tourism with some manufacturing.  The Catholic  faith is strong among so many of our 90,470 Catholic people.


Visitors are always welcome to worship with us at our  parishes throughout the diocese.  If we can be of assistance to you, in any way, please contact the diocese or one of our local churches. Whether you are a resident of the North Country or are visiting us from some other area, I hope you enjoy your tour through our local Church via our webpage.

May Mary, our Patroness under the title of the Immaculate Conception, help us all to follow her Son as a people abundantly blessed.

North Country Catholic News

Teacher of the Year


Photo by Christine Ward
Madonna Barney, a PreK teacher at Saint Agnes School in Lake Placid, has been named the 2017 Outstanding Catholic School Teacher for the Diocese of Ogdensburg. She was honored June 26 during a luncheon hosted by Bishop Terry R. LaValley at the bishop’s residence in Ogdensburg. Joining Mrs. Barney and the bishop were, from left, Catherine Bemis, principal of St. Agnes; St. Joseph Sister Ellen Rose Coughlin, diocesan superintendent of schools; Father John Yonkovig, pastor of St. Agnes Parish who shares duties as principal of St. Agnes School;  Karen Donahue, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction; and Pamela Ballantine, assistant director of Catholic education for Christian formation and Catholic schools. Click here for the Full story.



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