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eNOTES FOR AUGUST 17, 2017

(with bulletin information for the weekends of August 27 and  September 3, 2017)

 

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DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION:

FROM THE BISHOP'S FUND OFFICE:

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BISHOP'S FUND PARISH MANUAL

The 2017 Bishop's Fund Parish Manual which includes Bishop LaValley's Pulpit Letter and In-Pew Manual is available on the Pastoral Documentation Page. It can be found on the Development Office listing or in the links for Bookkeepers, Pastors or Parish Secretaries. 


FROM THE OFFICE OF SAFE ENVIRONMENT/Charter Compliance

 

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BACKGROUND CHECKS:

The following individuals must have Background Checks: 

All background checks must be conducted prior to hire.

A All clergy, Catholic school principals and teachers, catechetical leaders, catechetical instructors, seminarians, and youth ministers 

B Those who assist in youth ministry, all volunteers (over the age of 18) in our various ministries that deal with youth

C All paid personnel employed by the parish, Catholic school, Church institutions, and diocesan staff

D Random ongoing background checks will be performed on all employees and volunteers for whom initial checks are required.  Each person so covered will be subject to this background re-check every ten years.

E Payment for each ongoing check will be the responsibility of the parish or institution where the person is employed.

For more information contact Elaine Seymour, eseymour@rcdony.org


NOTICES FOR BULLETINS:

Bulletin Editors: Please add these notices to your parish bulletin(s).  You can simply cut the text and paste it in your bulletin.

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SEMINARIANS: Please pray for these men

Please see the bulletin insert. Rejoice with us and continue to pray for these men!


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

(for the August 26/27 Bulletin)

Have you ever wished you knew of a natural week killer that protected the soil and the water while keeping under control those plant species that grow where you don’t want them (better known as ‘WEEDS’)?  Here is one to try:  4 cups white vinegar; 1/4 cup salt and 1 tsp. liquid soap. Combine ingredients in a spray bottle and spray the weeds at the sunniest time of the day for best results. Spray carefully. This stuff can’t tell a flower or vegetable plant from a ‘weed’!  This recipe and for many other recipes: search for “homemade weed killer.”


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

(for the September 2/3 Bulletin)

Did you know that Pope Francis has ordered the nearly 100 fountains to be turned off at the Vatican as a response to show solidarity with the critical water shortage and drought in Rome and in many part of Italy? This decision is very much in line with Pope Francis’  thinking on ecology in Laudato Si: “can’t waste and sometimes you have to be willing to make a sacrifice.”


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PLANNED GIVING: The Memorare Legacy Society 

Parishioners who have named our parish in their Will or trust should notify us to be recognized as members of the Memorare Legacy Society. Or you can contact Scott Lalone at the Diocese at 315-393-2920 or Email slalone@rcdony.org.


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AWAKENING THE DREAMER, CHANGING THE DREAM

Do you want to live in a more environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just world? You are invited to come to a workshop Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 10:00-3:00 at Guggenheim Lodge, Saranac Lake, to explore one of the most critical concern of our times as expressed in Pope Francis’ Laudato Si: Care for our Common Home. Program will look at what is happening to the earth, and consider ways to view it from a different perspective in light our Faith, science, and the efforts of a global movement that can make a real difference. Lunch using local produce will be prepared by Yvona Fast, a local food columnist and author. Sponsored by: Diocesan Faith and Ecology Group. Event is FREE and open to the public. Free will offerings are accepted. Registration is requested; call 315-782-3460 or email srbethssj@gmail.com


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DIOCESAN YOUTH COUNCIL: Applications Due August 18

Students in grades 10-12 are invited to apply to Diocesan Youth Council for the '17-'18 academic year! DYC members will grow in spiritual development and leadership to act as leaders in their parishes, as well as by helping to plan and lead some diocesan events. Contact Kelly at kdonnelly@rcdony.org for more information.


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RACHEL'S VINEYARD: 2017 Fall Retreat

The fall Rachel's Vineyard after-abortion healing retreat will be September 1-3. Fr. Mark Reilly will serve as the chaplain for the fall retreat.  Retreats are held at the Guggenheim Lodge in Saranac Lake. For more information and a confidential registration form please visit www.rcdony.org/prolife. Dates and locations of retreats outside of our diocese are available at www.rachelsvineyard.org. Don't suffer alone. Help is available.


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FAMILY GUGGENHEIM: Registration is now open

Family Guggenheim welcomes families of all dimensions to come enjoy a special weekend in the beauty of the Adirondacks. Expect fun family workshops and activities that will have you working and laughing together. Celebrate Christ’s presence in your lives through liturgy (often outside) and special prayer services. Take time for great outdoor activities like paddle boat rides, beach volleyball, and hiking. You are never too young or too old to enjoy being family at Camp Guggenheim!
Come celebrate family ... be strengthened by what you experience…gain insight from other families you meet…share the love of your family with others. 
Schedule

Session 1: August 17 - August 20, 2017
Session 2: August 24 - August 27, 2017
Session 3: October 6 - October 8, 2017

Register online at: http://rcdony.org/family-life.html


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FALL RETREAT FOR ADULTS

Fall Retreat: “Praying with the Psalms of Creation” is being held on Sept. 15-17, 2017 in Guggenheim Lodge, Saranac Lake . Facilitators: Sister Bethany Fitzgerald, SSJ, Adult Faith Educator, Paul Hetzler, Horticulture & Natural Resource Educator at Cornell University Co-operative Extension, with Fr. Paul Kelly as celebrant of Liturgy on Saturday. Suggested Offering: $145 (includes all meals Friday evening through Sun. afternoon). Theme: Like the Psalmist who prayed with the mystery and magnificence of God’s presence in creation, retreatants are invited to discover anew the whispers of God’s love tucked in the beauties of the fall season in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. To register, call 315-782-3460 or email srbethssj@gmail.com by Sept. 12


TRIP TO ITALY! 

Fr. Ray Moreau, pastor of St. Augustine Parish in North Bangor and St. Mary Parish in Brushton, will lead a trip to Rome and to southern Italy in September, 2017, with Fr. Joe Porpiglia, a classmate and friend from the Diocese of Buffalo. A visit to Assisi is also available to participants. Fr. Ray and Fr. Joe invite you to join them for this enriching and pleasurable travel experience. Both priests are veteran international travelers and group leaders.

Departing on September 24 from either Montreal’s Trudeau Airport or Toronto’s Pearson Airport, and return on October 4 or October 6 (later dates include a visit to Assisi).

Rome, the Vatican, Monte Casino, Naples, Sorrento, the Isle of Capri, Amalfi and the ruins of Pompeii are but a few of the sites and events included in the itinerary.

If you register by March 15 you can deduct $100 per person from the announced all-inclusive per person price of $3,995 (for returns on October 4) or from the $4,450 per person price if you choose to return on October 6.

Consult Fr. Ray Moreau at (518) 529-7433 or Departure Point at (800) 764-6836 for more information.

 


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YOUTH LEAD: LEADERSHIP WEEKEND: Registration is Open!

Students in grades 9-12 are invited to register for YOUth Lead, the annual leadership weekend held at Camp Guggenheim! This weekend will be full of opportunities to grow in faith, leadership, and friendship. It will be held September 29-October 1. Spaces are limited- -register soon!  To register: http://rcdony.org/youth/leadership.html.  For more information contact Kelly Donnelly at kdonnelly@rcdony.org.


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DOVS PILGRIMAGE:

Join Bishop LaValley and DOVS on the annual pilgrimage to pray for vocations October 10th. We will visit St. Marianne Cope's shrine and museum and have mass and holy hour at the newly renovated cathedral in Syracuse. To reserve a spot or for more information, call Mary at 315-268-1016 or Connie at 315-265-2762. 


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CELEBRATE CHRIST: Called to Lead

Leadership is a vital factor in the implementation of our diocesan priorities: creating a culture of vocations, engaging families in the faith formation of their children and providing age appropriate opportunities for our youth leading to their encounter with Christ and His Church. Plan to attend Celebrate Christ 2017 at the Crowne Plaza in Lake Placid on Saturday, October 21. Chris Lowney, well known author on topics of leadership, is the keynote speaker. His  presentation Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis: Doing the Laundry, Dusty Shoes and the Monastery Bell will encourage us and support our efforts to carry out the diocesan priorities.  Registration information is available on our diocesan website www.rcdony.org/celebrate or by calling the Western Regional Faith Formation Office at (315) 782-3620. Registration for the event is required and must be made by September 29.


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ANNUAL CLM ASSOCIATION DINNER: For all Commissioned Lay Ministers in St. Lawrence, Franklin and Adirondack Deaneries

SAVE THE DATE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11! The Annual CLM Association Dinner will be held in Norfolk at the Parish of the Visitation. Our special guest presenter will be Bishop Terry LaValley. Keep an eye on the bulletin for more details! To register, call Jeannie Grizutto at 315-393-3930 or email jgrizutto@rcdony.org 


IHC MYSTERY PLAYERS SCHEDULE ADVENT AND LENT

The Immaculate Heart Central Mystery players are booking for the Advent and Lent season 2017 and 2018, and beyond. We hope that you can find a time that would work in your parish for these amazing teens to pray with you. If you are
interested please contact Terry Burgess at 315 777 0648 or Fr. Martin Cline 315 232 2392. thank you for considering a visit from the IHC Mystery Players.


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11 DAYS IN ENGLAND AND WALES: April 9-19

DON'T MISS A TRIP OF A LIFETIME! Visit Stonehenge, Salisbury, Plymouth, Cornwall, Bristol, Stratford, North Wales, Chester, the Lake District, York, Cambridge, and London.  Only $3479 per person from New York. Hosted by Fr. Donald A. Robinson, Pastor of St. James, Carthage and St. Mary's, Copenhagen. Price includes: Roundtrip Air from New York, First Class/Select Hotels, Most Meals, Professional Tour Director, Comprehensive Sightseeing, Entrance Fees and More!!  For a brochure and more information, please contact Fr. Robinson at 315-493-3224 or email donrob@twcny.rr.com


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GREECE: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE:  with Fr. Chris Looby April 11-21, 2018

Join Fr. Chris Looby, pastor of St. Mary’s in Evans Mills, and travel to Greece following in the Footsteps of Paul the Apostle! The trip Features a 3-night Greek Islands & Turkey cruise. Highlights include Athens, Taverna Dinner Show, 3-Night Cruise, Mykonos, Ephesus, Patmos, Santorini, Thessaloniki, Kavala, Philippi, Meteora, Delphi, Corinth, Acropolis. Prices begin at $4149 for an inside double and $4299 for outside double.  For more information please call Fr. Chris at(315)629-4425 or Mary McIntosh at Watertown AAA at (315)558-6372.  Opa!


PARISH EVENTS:

These are parish and other local events that may be of interest to your parishioners. If you would like to share them in your parish bulletin, you can simply cut and paste the text under the "Description."

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PARISH OF THE VISITATION AND ST. RAYMOND 34TH ANNUAL SUMMER SOCIAL: Norfolk

Sunday August 20, 2017 from 11:30AM to 2:30PM at the Father Amyot Parish Center, 3 Morris Street, Norfolk. Food from the American Booth and samplings from Mexican, French, Hungarian,Chinese, Italian, and Irish. Adults $8, ages 5-10 $4,under 5 are free. Beverage and dessert included. Entertainment includes a Children's Midway, CakeSpin, Games of Chance including a Silent Auction, BINGO, Chinese Auction, Whooo's the Winner, Break the Bank, and Pepsi Ring Toss. The raffledrawing will begin at 2:30 with 43 chances to win. For more information, contact the parish office: 315-384-4242


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MONTHLY HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS ON FIRST FRIDAYS: St. Mary's Church, Massena 

Please join us for First Friday Devotions. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Holy Hour for Vocations.
Date - First Friday of every month (Next Date: Friday, September 1)
Time - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place - St. Mary's Church, 9 Sycamore St., Massena NY
Features - Pray for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

Contact - For more information, visit our website at: www.massenacatholics.com or email: smarion@massenacatholics.com


 

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HEARTS ON FIRE: Friday, September 1, Malone, NY

Join us for Adoration with praise and worship music on the First Friday of the Month at 7 p.m. in Notre Dame Church in Malone. A bonfire with snacks will follow! This event is open to all and occurs on every first Friday. Contact Andrew Duso (andrew@standres.org) for more information.


SPIRITUAL BOOK CLUB: Massena NY

Massena - The Massena Catholic Community Book Club meets once a month to discuss various works of fiction and non-fiction that have importance to the Catholic Church and relevance in our daily lives.Copies of book are often available on Kindle through our parish's Formed.org subscription or through purchase with Amazon.

Date - The third Thursday of each month (Next Date: Thursday, September 21)
Time - 7PM
Place - Sacred Heart Rectory, Massena. NY
For more information, visit our website at: www.massenacatholics.com or email: smarion@massenacatholics.com


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SPAGHETTI DINNER: Morrisonville, NY

You Can Eat - Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit Council 7248 Seminarian Fund

Saturday September 23rd, 2017: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Dine-In or Carry Outs Available

St. Alexander's Parish Jubilee Hall, 1 Church Street, Morrisonville, NY 12962

Menu: Spaghetti, Salad, Bread,Dessert & Beverage

Adults $8.00, Children (5 to 12) $5.00,  (4 & Younger) Free

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 7248

Contact Tom Hamilton 518-561-5039 or tom@stalexanders.org for more info


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SYRACUSE CATHOLIC WOMEN'S CONFERENCE: 

The 2017 Syracuse Catholic Women's Conference, "In Search of a Servant's Heart," is October 28th, 2017. Our speakers are Father Michael Gaitley; MIC, Sister Ignatia Henneberry, OSF; and Michael Dopp. For more information see http://www.syracusecatholicwomen.org/  


UPCOMING EVENTS ON THE DIOCESAN CALENDAR

Correction: The Middle School Vocations Retreat was incorrectly listed as Sept. 13.  It will take place OCTOBER 13.

Aug. 17-20: Family Camp Session 1 

Aug. 23: FFM Program Orientation, Canton 

Aug. 24-27: Family Camp Session 2 

Aug. 28: FFM Program Orientation, Carthage 

Aug. 29: FFM Program Orientation, Lake Placid 

Sept. 1-3: Rachel's Vineyard

Sept. 6: Diocesan Staff Meeting

Sept. 14: Priest Council Meeting

Sept. 17: Bishop's Fund Appeal

Sept. 17: Harvest Mass

Sept. 23: Bishop's Meeting with Religious

Sept. 24: Marriage Jubilee

Sept. 28: Pre-Cana Prep 1 of 2 Saranac LAke

Sept. 28-30: Youth Leadership Weekend

 


LINKS:

Bulletin Announcements opposing Assisted Suicide

Office of Vocations General Intercessions

Office of Vocations Newsletters 

Office of the New Evangelization Blog

North Country Catholic