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eNOTES FOR SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

(with bulletin information for the weekends of September 24 and October 1, 2017)

 

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DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION:

 

FROM THE CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE

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SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF AND RECOVERY

Over the past days and for the next few, we continue to follow the historic flooding in Texas and Louisiana. Hurricane Harvey continues to create a catastrophe of immense proportions. Rain continues to fall, rivers continue to rise and historic flood stages will remain for some time. Bishop LaValley requests we join the U.S. Catholic Bishops and conduct a special collection for disaster recovery in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The parishes of the Diocese of Ogdensburg are asked to do one of the following:

1. Take up a special collection the weekend of September 2 and 3
2. or take up a special collection the weekend of September 23 and 24
3. or send a donation from the parish

For details, please download the letter from the Chancellor's Office HERE


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FROM THE OFFICE OF SAFE ENVIRONMENT/Charter Compliance

“Protecting God’s Children” (VIRTUS):  A three-hour training session is required of all clergy, seminarians, and religious who work in the Diocese of Ogdensburg, all paid personnel, and anyone who is in direct or limited contact with minors.  Continual (monthly) training, either via internet or printed version, is required of all clergy, all youth ministry directors, (paid or volunteer), all catechetical leaders, (paid or volunteer), all Catholic school principals, teachers, and teacher’s aides, all paid personnel who have contact with minors, and all “Protecting God’s Children” workshop facilitators. For more informaton contact Elaine Seymour at 315-393-2920 or 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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PRAY FOR OUR SEMINARIANS:

The Diocese rejoices in five new Seminarians who will join our other four men in discerning what God is calling them to do! God is good! Please continue to pray that God will send more workers into the vineyard to serve as priests, deacons and consecrated religious!


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HARVEST MASS 2017: Farmers and their co-workers invited.

Harvest Mass: Bishop LaValley invites farmers and their co-workers to join him for the Harvest Mass of Thanksgiving. This liturgy will be held at St. Augustine’s Church in North Bangor on Sunday, September 17, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. All who call the North Country home—and all visitors as well—are invited to participate, as we thank God for “the fruit of the earth and work of human hands.” Plan to take part in this unique event in the life of our diocese. A reception will follow in St. Augustine’s Parish Hall.


 

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DIOCESAN BLUE MASS

This year Bishop Terry R. LaValley will celebrate the Diocesan Blue Mass on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm at St. Patrick’s Church, 123 S. Massey Street, Watertown, NY 13601.

The Blue Mass the Church’s way to offer thanks to God for the dedication and sacrifices made by the women and men in Law Enforcement/Corrections and to pray for their safety, as well as, for their families and communities.  Officers and their families are asked to be seated by 2:00 p.m. Questions can be addressed to Fr. Chris Carrara, Blue Mass Committee Chair at ccc@twcny.rr.com, or by phone at 315-376-6662.


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YOUTH LEAD: LEADERSHIP WEEKEND: Registration closes September 18

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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LIFECHAIN SUNDAY, OCT. 1: www.lifechain.net

Stand up for Life on LIFECHAIN Sunday, October 1st.
Peaceful, prayerful, prolife witness held rain or shine. Signs are provided. Gather at one of several locations around our diocese:
2-3 Schroon Lake (Rt 9.Main St & Fairfield Ave)
2-3 Potsdam (Market & Main St)
2:30-3:30 Plattsburgh (Smithfield Blvd)
2:30-3:30 Saranac Lake (River Street)
3-4 Massena (Main St. & Route 37)

For more information contact Colleen Miner: cminer@rcdony.org 


 

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YOUTH BUSES FOR LIFE:High School Pilgrimage to the March for Life in Washington DC

Online registration opens October 1st for the educational and spiritual high school pilgrimage to the DC March for Life. Three coach buses will depart the North Country on January 18th and return Jan 20th. Pickup locations- Northern bus - Massena,
Canton and Gouverneur; Western bus - IHC in Watertown and Eastern bus - Our Lady of Lourdes in Schroon Lake. $150 per person includes transportation, hotel, breakfast, two dinners and shirt. Bishop LaValley will be joining the buses in DC! (All chaperones must be Virtus/Protecting God's Children trained.)  For more information, contact the Respect Life Office - cminer@rcdony.org  



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FAMILY GUGGENHEIM: There is still room for the last session in October!

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 3: October 6 - October 8, 2017

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


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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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THRIVING IN THE VINEYARD OF THE LORD: Commissioned Lay Ministers of the Jefferson and Lewis Deaneries Fall Dinner Meeting                   

Thursday, October 12, 5:15 PM  ST. JOSEPH’S MOTHERHOUSE 1425 WASHINGTON ST, WATERTOWN, NY

Guest Speaker:    Bishop Terry R. LaValley

Bishop LaValley will share his insights about the role of Commissioned Lay Ministry in North Country parish life of the future. Join us for a wonderful program and fellowship!  We encourage all Commissioned Lay Ministers and their spouses, local Clergy, and Religious, to attend this event! Program:  Mass at 5:15 PM, Motherhouse Chapel; Dinner at 5:45 PM; Program at 6:30 PM, Hearthside Room . Cost: $10/person (Reservations needed by October 6, 2017)   To Register, contact Jeannie Grizzuto, Secretary @ 315-393-2920, ext. 1412 or email: jgrizzuto@rcdony.org


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CALL AND MISSION: Middle School Vocations Retreat

Students in grades 6-8 are invited to attend a free day-long retreat held at Camp Guggenheim on October 13!  The theme of the retreat is Call & Mission, and the day will have workshops, prayer, and fun as middle schoolers learn and pray about vocations.  There are limited spaces for overnight accommodations the night before the retreat.   Email kdonnelly@rcdony.org or crussell@rcdony.org for more information or a registration packet. 


 

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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 http://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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CONSECRATION OF THE DIOCESE:  Join Bishop LaValley in the Consecration of the Diocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Cling to Mary. Hope in Jesus. This is the prayer of Bishop LaValley as he consecrates the entire Diocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on October 22nd. Please join him as we mark the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima  and the 65th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Cathedral. A Novena prayer will be prayed across the diocese from October 13th to the 22nd. On Sunday the 22nd there will be a Rosary Rally and Holy Mass of Consecration at the Cathedral at 2:00 pm. All are encouraged to attend. 

Go to pastoral.rcdony.org and click on Worship for more info. Contact Father Stitt at the Worship Office for more info at 315-393-2920 ex1220 or at bstitt@rcdony.org.


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

Please join us in Norfolk on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in Norfolk. We will begin with Mass at 5.15pm in the Church of the Visitation. Dinner will follow in the Father Amyot Parish Center, catered by Sergios, to include Garden and antipasto salad,
stuffed shells, tortelinni alfredo, meatballs, baked ziti and chicken parmesan. Spouses are welcome. Our guest presenter is Bishop Terry LaValley. Cost is $12/person. Register by calling Jeannie Grizzuto 315-393-2920 or email her at  jgrizzuto@rcdony.org. No registrations at the door, please.


 

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11 DAYS IN ENGLAND AND WALES: April 9-19, 2018

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 donrob4@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!


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

(for the September 23/24 Bulletin)

The catastrophic global weather events in September have drawn even the skeptics to acknowledge changes in the environment. Many others are drawn to read/reread Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si. This is not about blame, it is about responsible stewardship. Observing these events at a safe distance via TV, can you find an active, positive response in your own pattern of living that is environmentally responsible. For example, carry a reusable mug. 


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

(for the September 30/October 1)

As we continue to celebrate the Season of Creation, here are some suggestions from others in response to Pope Francis’ call to an ecological conversion in Care for Our Common Home. Make a list! Combine errands to save gas. Reuse food-safe containers. Go deeper into the benefits afforded to our planet by solar power. 


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PLANNED GIVING: Please Consider Our Parish in Your Estate Plans

When considering gifts in your Will or estate plans please remember our parish. Gifts can be made to our parish in the following manner: Specific dollar amount: a percentage of your estate or a particular asset such as savings bond, life insurance, real estate or other valuables. For more information, contact the Scott Lalone at the Diocese at 315-393-2920 or email slalone@rcdony.org.


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."

 

 

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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HOLY HARVEST FESTIVAL: Parish Fundraiser

What: St. André Bessette Parish Holy Harvest Festival – Celebrating the Harvest Season

When: Sunday, September 24, 2017
• Mass: 11:00am Under the Tent
• Festival: 12pm to 3pm

Where: Holy Family School (12 Homestead Park, Malone, NY)
Additional Information: A harvest dinner featuring smoked pulled pork, potato salad, coleslaw, corn on the cob, macaroni & cheese, baked beans, rolls and dessert will begin at noon. Entertainment will be provided by the Old Timer’s Band. There will also be a harvest table filled with goodies, children’s games & activities and a raffle with a $1,000 first prize! Dinner tickets will be sold at the event.

Cost for the meal will be:
Adults: $10.00
Seniors: $8.00
Children 6-12: $6.00
Children under 5 are free

Take out dinners will also be available This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the harvest season and visit with your friends and neighbors.
Contact: Andrew Duso at 518-483-1300


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HOMEMADE CABBAGE ROLL SALE:Fundraiser by Sacred Heart League of the Greater Massena Catholic Parishes

Homemade Cabbage Roll Sale Saturday, September 30th noon - 4:00 PM St. Mary's Social Hall, Sycamore St., Massena, NY Price: $4.00 each. (Large). Please bring your own container. For additional information contact Barb Conto 769-6367


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BLESSING OF THE ROSES: St. Bernard's Church, Saranac Lake

Please join the Secular Discalced Carmelites for the annual Blessing of The Roses in devotion to St. Thérèse of Lisieux on Sunday, October 1 at St. Bernard's Church in Saranac Lake. The holy hour includes Adoration, Vespers, and Benediction and will begin at 4:00 p.m. Blessed roses will be distributed to participants and light refreshments will be available afterward.  For more information, contact John Miner at jdminer@roadrunner.com


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ROAST BEEF HARVEST DINNER: Elizabethtown, NY

St Elizabeth's Church, Elizabethtown, NY will hold its annual Harvest Dinner at the Parish Center on Sunday Oct. 1st, 2017 : 2-6 p.m. * take outs beginning at 1:30 p.m. Adults: $ 9; Children 5-13: $ 5; Children under 5 free. For more information, contact the parish at 518-873-6760


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HEARTS ON FIRE: Friday, October 6, 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.


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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, October 6)
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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ST MARY'S ANNUAL TURKEY DINNER: Copenhagen, NY

St. Mary’s Annual Turkey Dinner will take place on Thursday, October 5 at the Copenhagen Fire Hall.

Cost: Adults - $9.00; Children – Ages – 6 – 12 - $4.50; Children – Ages – 5 & under – Free;  Take Outs - $8.00

Features:  Bazaar & Bake Sale, Raffle Items, 50/50 Raffle

For more information, contact the parish at stjames@twcny.rr.com


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ST.MARY'S OF BRUSHTON HARVEST DINNER: Brushton, NY

The annual Harvest Dinner will be held at the North Bangor Fire Dept., 2265 State Rt 11, North Bangor, NY 12966. The dinner will be served on Oct 8, 12 noon to 4 o'clock. The dinner is open to the public and includes roast turkey mashed potatoes,  squash, stuffing, cabbage salad, cranberry sauce, rolls and dessert. Adults $10.00, seniors $9.00, ages 6-12 $6.00, 5 and under free, take outs $10.00. Take outs available from 11 am- 4 pm, call 518 483 2780 to place order. 


 

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CELEBRATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FATIMA APPARITION - THE MIRACLE OF THE SUN 

The Legion of Mary in Ogdensburg invites everyone to join them in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun. Join us at St. Mary's Cathedral in Ogdensburg at 6:00 p.m. on October 13to pray the Rosary, followed by a presentation of the film The 13th Day, a dramatic re-telling of the Story of Fatima through the memories of Sr. Lucia. There is no charge for this event, and all are welcome! For more information contact the parish office at 315-393-3930


 

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HARVEST DINNER: Turkey is Back!!!

Sacred Heart Parish in Chazy is having their Harvest Dinner on October 15, 2017, 11 am - 5 pm. Menu includes Turkey with all the trimmings, including pie and beverage. Visit our Sinners' Den Pantry for "sinfully" delicious goodies. Raffle with dozens of great prizes. Please join us! We are handicapped accessible. For more info, 518-846-7650 or sacredheart@westelcom.com.


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CHARISMATIC DAY OF RENEWAL - DIOCESE OF SYRACUSE

Sunday, October 8, 2017 8:30AM – 5:00PM

This day of renewal is sponsored by the Diocese of Syracuse Charismatic Renewal Office and we welcome Fr. Richard McAlear, OMI and Fr. Amedeo "Padre" Guida. The day will include praise and worship, presentations, pray for healing and Mass. It will be held at Traditions Restaurant, 5900 Burdick St., East Syracuse. For more information see https://events.syracusediocese.org/view/2812/charismatic-day-of-renewal or contact Deacon Jen Money 315-699-2752 or kmoney@syrdio.org


 

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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

Sept. 14: Priest Council Meeting

Sept. 17: Bishop's Fund Appeal

Sept. 17: Harvest Mass

Sept 18: Diocesan Youth Council Applications Due

Sept. 23: Bishop's Meeting with Religious

Sept. 24: Marriage Jubilee

Sept. 28: Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation1 of 2 Saranac Lake

Sept. 29-October 1: Youth Leadership Weekend

Sept 30: Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation 2 of 2 Saranac Lake

Sept. 30: Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation, Carthage  

Oct. 1: Blue Mass

Oct. 6-8: Family Guggenheim

Oct. 10: DOVS pilgrimage 

Oct. 11: SLFA CLM Assoc. Fall Dinner

Oct. 13: Middle School Vocations Retreat

Oct. 15: Religious Sisters Jubilee

Oct. 20-21 Celebrate Christ

Oct. 22: Mission Sunday

Oct. 28: Syracuse Catholic Women's Conference

Oct. 28: Diocesan PAstoral Council Meeting

Nov. 3-5: Men's Discernment Retreat

Nov. 4: Youth Minister Training Session

Nov. 8 Operation Andrew Dinner


LINKS:

Bulletin Announcements opposing Assisted Suicide

Office of Vocations General Intercessions

Office of Vocations Newsletters 

Office of the New Evangelization Blog

North Country Catholic