eNOTES FOR APRIL 27, 2017
(with bulletin information for the weekends of May 7 and 14, 2017)
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FROM THE OFFICE OF SAFE ENVIRONMENT
enddate: april 30
APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH
The US Catholic Conference of Bishops Youth Protection Office has made available a resource guide to assist the parishes in promoting April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Click on the link below and you will have all the material you need for your April liturgies and suggested activities which can be used in your parish. Please choose what you find applicable to your parish needs.
Liturgy Resource Guide:
>FROM THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
A CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS APPEAL
Can you imagine living in a diocese so poor or so rural it must beg for support? May 28th is our opportunity to support the many dioceses in the United States that beg for our help.
FROM THE RESPECT LIFE OFFICE:
PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE FLYER
ABORTION EXPANSION FLYER
2017 ISSUES IN BRIEF: From the NYS Catholic Conference ENDDATE: APRIL 30
Please see and share the Physician Assisted Suicide and Abortion Expansion information HERE or download the one page summaries by clicking on the images above. For more information contact Colleen Miner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bulletin Editors: Please add these notices to your parish bulletin(s). You can simply cut the text and paste it in your bulletin.
CAMP GUGGENHEIM REGISTRATION: Register soon!!
The 2017 season is almost here! Weeks 1-5 are open to 12-15 year olds, and Week 6 is open to 16-18 year olds. Go to www.rcdony.org/camp to register. For more information contact the Office of Youth Ministry at 315-393-2920 or email@example.com
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FORMATION FOR MINISTRY 2017-19:
The 2017-19 Formation for Ministry Program begins in September, 2017. For further information about joining please contact Dc. Patrick J. Donahue at (315) 393-2920 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
(for the May 6/7 Bulletin)
What about Trees? Arbor Day was celebrated on April 23, 2017; a time we think more about trees and how they are beneficial to our world. Trees are a huge part of nature's way of removing pollution from the atmosphere which improves our air quality and human health. This is just one of many facts that are important to us all. Contact your local arborist or the Arbor Day Foundation (www.arborday.org/trees/treefacts/) for more information. Plant a tree.
(for the May 13/14 Bulletin)
Easter Season: A time of new life and rebirth. We find ourselves wanting to clean out, whether it is in our closet, basement or garage. Remember that those things that are clutter for us can be a new beginning for someone less fortunate. Donate to a local organization, have a garage sale or recycle at a transfer station. Reuse. Recycle. Reduce.
PLANNED GIVING: Buy a New Life Insurance Policy
Some people find they can make a much larger gift than they could otherwise afford by taking out a life insurance policy and name our parish, Catholic school, the Diocese, a Mission Project of the Diocese or a Ministry/Program of the Diocese as beneficiary. If you name any of the above as owner and beneficiary, the premiums you pay will be deductible on your income tax. It’s a way to make a large gift on the “installment plan.”
SPIRITUAL BOOK CLUB
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
Time - 7PM
Place - Sacred Heart Rectory
Contact - For more information, visit our website at: www.massenacatholics.com or email: email@example.com
FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION
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
Time - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place - St. Mary's Church
Features - Pray for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
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Did you know our diocese has a group called D.O.V.S (diocese of Ogdensburg Vocation Society)? It is a group of dedicated people who pray for and work to promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life in our diocese. They meet most months, plan events to thank our priests and religious and annually take a pilgrimage. Please consider joining! Call Connie at 315-265-2762 or the Vocations Office at 315-393-2920 to join or to ask questions.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HAM DINNER
The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring a ham dinner on Wednesday, May 10 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus Church in Harrisville, NY. The menu consists of Ham, Macaroni & Cheese, Coleslaw, roll, dessert and beverage. Adults $9.00, 5 – 12 $4.00 and under 5 are free. Please save the date and enjoy a wonderful meal and fellowship.
May 20, 2017- Kelly Donnelly, Diocesan Youth Director will lead a Retreat for area students making their Confirmation this year. Beginning with Registration at 10:00 am in the Brzana Hall (Lower Cathedral) and ending with the 4:00 pm Mass. There is no fee for this event and lunch is included. Please contact the Parish Office at 315-393-3930 or Deacon White at 315-393-6592.
GREECE: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE: with Fr. Chris Looby April 11-21, 2018ENDDATE: DEC 30
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!
TRIP TO ITALY!
ENDDATE: SEPT 14
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 Cassino, 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.
DEACON ASSEMBLY FEATURES DEACON KANDRA: May event in Lake Placid ENDDATE: MAY 3
Permanent Deacons of the Ogdensburg Diocese have been invited to the annual Deacon Assembly by Bishop Terry R. LaValley. The Assembly is held for deacons, their wives and widows of deacons each year. The Crowne Plaza Hotel and Resort in Lake Placid is the site for this year's event, May 3 and 4, 2017. Deacon Greg Kandra, writer, blogger and internationally known lecturer will be the principal presenter. Dcn. Kandra is from the Diocese of Brooklyn, NY and is a former broadcast journalist. For more information contact: Deacon Kevin Mastellon firstname.lastname@example.org
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CREATING A CULTURE OF VOCATIONS: Holy Card Creating Contest ENDDATE: MAY 8enddate may 8
The D.O.V.S. (Diocese of Ogdensburg Vocation Society) is sponsoring a holy card creating contest! See the accompanying poster for details. Deadline for submission is May 8. All Catholic School students and parish faith formation students of all ages are eligible to participate.
YOUTH RALLY REGISTRATION: Open to grades 6-12! Registration deadline is April 28!
The annual youth rally will be held on May 6 at IHC in Watertown. This full-day event is open to students in grades 6-12 and will feature keynote-speaker Paul J. Kim, an interactive park, workshops, and Mass with Bishop LaValley. The cost is $30 per youth. Each group attending needs to have one Virtustrained and background-checked adult for each eight students. Youth leaders can register themselves and youth at www.rcdony.org/youthrally/rally . Contact Kelly at email@example.com with any questions.
FATHER AMYOT PRESENTS: A Pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes with Barcelona!
November 5-14, 2017, Book by May 6th and save $200 per person, For more information contact Loretta Perez, Massena Travel Inc. at (315) 764 - 1737 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SPRING RETREAT: Planting the Seeds of Compassion
Spring Retreat Theme: ”Planting the Seeds of Compassion” facilitated by Sr. Bethany Fitzgerald, SSJ
Place: Cedarhaven, Morristown, located along the St. Lawrence River
Dates: Two Options:
(A) Sat., May 27, 2017 from 9:30- 4:00 (includes lunch);
(B) Sat., May 27, 9:30 --- Sun. , May 28, 4:00pm (Space limited)
(A) Sat. ONLY $25 for Day (includes lunch ).
(B) Sat – Sun. $85 (includes overnight and all meals)
To register: Call: 315-212-6592 or email email@example.com by Wed. May 24, 2017.
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ENTERTAINING ANGELS: A Parish Hospitality Workshop ENDDATE: JUN 3
Saturday June 3 from 8am-4pm st SUNY Potsdam.
Join us for a day-long workshop sponsored by the Offices of New Evangelization and Formation for Ministry that explored how we as a Catholic Faith Community welcome people. A hospitable community doesn’t “just happen.” Hospitality takes effort and intentionality and work. It isn’t just the responsibility of a select few on a hospitality committee. It requires each and every one of us. Please join us for a practical one-day workshop at SUNY Potsdam to learn how you can make a difference in how your parish community opens the doors to Christ. Cost for the workshop is $35 per person which includes all materials and lunch. Registration is required. For details, information and to register, please see http://rcdony.org/hospitality or contact Marika Donders at firstname.lastname@example.org
DIOCESAN MEN'S RETREAT: Save the Date
Save the date for this year's diocesan Catholic Men's Retreat Friday, June 9th through Sunday, June 11th. The theme is "Be A Man: Becoming the man God created you to be". The weekend is open to those 18 years of age and older and will be held at the Guggenheim Center in Saranac Lake. More information coming soon. Contact Steve Tartaglia (email@example.com) or John Miner (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
RACHEL'S VINEYARD: 2017 Retreats set ENDDATE: SEPT 1
Two Rachel's Vineyard after-abortion healing retreats will be offered in our diocese in 2017. The spring retreat will be June 16-18. The fall retreat will be September 1-3. Fr. Thomas Higman will serve as the chaplain for the spring retreat. 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.
CATHOLIC HEART WORKCAMP: Fun, Faith and Teens at Work ENDDATE: JUN 25
Catholic Heart Workcamp (CHWC) has announced that it will be coming to Plattsburg this summer, from June 25 to June 30. This week-long service camp, being housed at Seton Catholic Central, is open to high school (entering 9th grade in Fall 2017) and college students. Celebrating 25 years of service in cities throughout the country, Catholic Heart Workcamp’s mission is to inspire young people to live as disciples of Christ through serving others and to foster the Catholic faith of each participant. During the week, campers will volunteer at various sites throughout the Plattsburgh area during the day and participate in fun, faith-building programs in the evening. Daily Mass, Adoration, Penance and prayer nourish campers for their work in the community. The cost is $375 per person, which includes meals, lodging, transportation to the work sites, t-shirts and snacks. For information about the Plattsburgh camp or to register, please contact managers Jocelyn Kelly and
Samantha Poulin at email@example.com or call Jocelyn at 518-651-0786. Additional information about CHWC can be found at www.heartworkcamp.com.
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FAMILY GUGGENHEIM: Registration is now open ENDDATE: OCT 6
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.
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://www.rcdony.org/familylife.html
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MINISTRY FAIR: Learn about the Ministries of St. Mary's & St. John's
The Parishes of St. Mary's, Clayton and St. John's, LaFargeville invite all our parishioners to a Ministry Fair to be held at St. Mary's Parish Center on Saturday, April 29 from 3-4pm and 5-6pm and Sunday, June 4 after the 9am Mass. Learn about the many ministries active in our parishes. Speak with parishioners about their ministries. Explore where God might be calling you to share your faith, time, and talents. (Others, with the hopes of promoting ministries in their home parishes, are also invited.) For more information, contact the parish office at 315-686-3398.
MONTHLY HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS ON FIRST FRIDAYS: St. Mary's Church, Massena
Next Date: Friday, May 5
Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Place: St. Mary's Church, 9 Sycamore St., Massena NY
For more information, see http://www.massenacatholics.com/
HEARTS ON FIRE: Friday, May 5, Malone, NY ENDDATE: APRIL 7
Join us for Adoration with praise and worship music on May 5 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 Catherine Suprenant (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information
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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE: Looking for Catholic families ENDDATE: APRIL 12
The International Student Exchange finds local families to host about 3,000 exchange students each year. Students are 15 to 18 years old. They spend five to twelve months in the US. Families should encourage and enable students to practice their own faith. This year’s challenge is finding practicing Catholic families for practicing Catholic students! Would you consider accepting a student as your own child, give them a place to study and sleep, and 3 meals a day? They should have chores your children have, participate in family activities, attend school and church functions, make friends and experience your family’s love and life. Students come with their own spending money and insurance and speak English. For further information, please contact Tarasa Lewis at (315)262-6308 or email@example.com.
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FATIMA ANNIVERSARY PRAYER CARDS: attention all pastors and altar and rosary societies ENDDATE: MAY 13
Artist, Bob Renaud, parishioner of St. James in Carthage has created an original work of art based on the three children of Fatima which has been turned into prayer cards celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Fatima (May 13th, 2017). On the reverse side can be found the three prayers which were taught to the children along with our Blessed Mother's message. The flyer and document attached shows the work of art, price list, and order information. Don't delay. Orders must be made by Monday April 24th in order to be received by the anniversary weekend (However, orders will be accepted after this date). More information contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org
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ST ANNE'S SHRINE 5 DAY SILENT RETREAT
Experience a 5 day silent retreat in the Ignatian tradition from June 18 to 23 at St. Anne's Shrine in Isle La Motte, VT. The cost is $500. Further information is available at 802-928-3362 or email@example.com.
April 14: Second Collection: Holy Land Good Friday
April 19: DOVS meeting
April 20: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep, Clayton 1/2
April 22: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep, Clayton 2/2
April 23: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep, Lowville
April 23: Divine Mercy: Special Mass of Healing
April 25: CLM Assoc. of J&L Deaneries Board Meeting
April 27: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep, North Bangor 1/2
April 29: Pre-Cana Marriage Prep, North Bangor 2/2
April 29: ERLCMA Spring Retreat/Workshop
May 3-4: Deacon Assembly
May 6: Annual Diocesan Youth Rally
May 8: D.O.V.S. Holy Card Contest Deadline
May 11: Committee on Assignments Meeting
May 11: CLM Assoc. of J&L Deaneries Spring Dinner
May 14: Second Collection: Catholic Charities Mother's Day Collection
May 15-17: Priests' Convocation
May 17: SLFA CLM Assoc. Board Meeting
May 19: FFM Candidate's Retreat
May 22: Western Regional Catechist Recognition Dinner
May 27: Priesthood Ordination (Tentative)
May 28: Catholic Home Missions Collection