Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

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Plattsburgh Pregnancy Center (PPC) needs to raise $25,000 for the purchase of an updated ultrasound machine with a five year warranty, adjustable exam table, and a large wall mount flat screen monitor to further their ministry for pregnant women and their babies.

An agreement has been made with Babies N Bellies of Plattsburgh for them to administer the free elective ultrasounds and to be the responsible agent in the ultrasound practice at 62 Brinkerhoff Street. Babies N Bellies will also coordinate pre-natal support groups and "Mom and Me" groups following the birth of children.

If you are willing to help Plattsburgh Pregnancy Center raise $25,000 for this project, please send your donations to: PPC, 62 Brinkerhoff Street, Suite 103, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Write: Ultrasound Fund on the memo line of your check. PPC is a charitable non-profit 501 ( C ) 3 organization and we will send you a statement regarding your tax deductible gift.

Prayer Vigil to end Abortion

Kick off is March 1st at 10AM

SAVE THE DATE! March 1 - April 9th, 2017 you’re invited to join in 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. Please consider standing for one hour in prayer during the public vigil outside Planned Parenthood, 66 Brinkerhoff Street, Plattsburgh, NY. If you’d like more information about this important pro-life presence or would like to volunteer to help, please contact campaign leader: Nancy Belzile 518-593-6024 To sign up for an hour: https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/plattsburgh/ Pray-ers on the sidewalk are asked to sign a Petition of Peace.  A campaign flyer will be provided soon. Thank you for your prayers and presence to help end abortion. 

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There are 13,000 Federally Qualified Health Centers across the country. 

Find yours here: https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov

HRSA Health Centers care for you, even if you have no health insurance – you pay what you can afford based on your income. 

Health centers provide services that include checkups when you are well, treatment when you are sick, complete care when you are pregnant, and immunizations and checkups for your children. 

Some health centers also provide mental health, substance abuse, oral health, and/or vision services. Contact the health center directly to confirm specific services and to make an appointment.

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PLATTSBURGH MARCH FOR LIFE

All are welcome on Sunday, January 22nd for the annual Plattsburgh March for Life. Gather at 12:15PM at St. John 23rd Newman Center. March begins at 12:45pm to St. John the Baptist Church. Sign are provided. Program starts at 1pm. The guest speaker is Dale Barr, regional coordinator of Eastern Ontario Silent No More Awareness Campaign. Dale is a wife, mother and nurse from Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. Dale will share her abortion story and how she found healing from her loss. For additional info contact Mr. Jack Lukasiewicz, Champlain Valley Right to Life at 518.562.1175

The Lewis County Right to Life and local Knights of Columbus Councils would like to invite you to participate in their annual Right to Life Bus Trip to Washington, DC. This year marks the 44th Anniversary of the Supreme Court decision *Roe v. Wade* that legalized abortion in the United States. The bus trip is free to all ages and is partial funded by a grant from the diocese Respect Life second collection. The bus will be leaving Lock 96 in Port Leyden at 10 PM Thursday, January 26th and traveling through the night to DC for the Right to Life March on January 27th. The bus will be dropping off in two locations – the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the Verizon Center for the Youth Rally and Mass for Life. Tickets for the Rally will be available for any youth that wish to attend. The bus will leave DC following the March and return to Port Leyden early in the morning on Saturday January 28th. For more information please feel free to contact Paul Campeau at (315) 346-6575 /(315) 486-7928 or Bob Kreager at (315) 348-4000.

Ogdensburg - Gabriel Project, a parish-based, crisis-pregnancy apostolate will soon be offered as a collaborative effort between Notre Dame and St. Mary’s Cathedral parishes.

Families who need spiritual and material assistance during pregnancy will be able to get the help they seek. 
Linda Trill, who spear-headed the effort to begin the St. Mary’s in Canton Gabriel Project, and Freda Michaud, St Mary’s Canton’s Coordinator, will speak at the Ogdensburg Masses during the weekend of Dec. 3-4. They will explain what the Gabriel Project is and how parishioners can help. 

A training session for new “Gabriel Angels” will be offered on Jan. 14 for all those who wish to volunteer or want more information.

The parishes will hold a ‘Baby Shower” collection in January, so those who wish, can donate new or gently used baby items or make monetary offerings to help stock the shelves at the Gabriel Project room which will be housed on the second floor of the former Bishop Conroy Building. The Ogdensburg St. Vincent de Paul donated the shelving units.

“The Ogdensburg Gabriel Project was a natural progression due to the fact that three of the ‘ Angels' who now help out in Canton, are from Ogdensburg”, said Ms. Trill said. The temporary coordinator of the Ogdensburg location will be Dorinda Mallette

The late Father Jerry Bleaux, who introduced Gabriel Project to the diocese, said that Gabriel Project is a wonderful way for pro-lifers to “put their money where their mouth is.” 

Each of the ten current Gabriel Projects in the diocese functions as a parish entity. Parishioners support this outreach, often holding fundraisers and community-building projects. When a mother is in need of a material item, it is posted in the parish bulletin. Some hold Mother’s Day gatherings and Christmas parties for all those served through the program. 

Ogdensburg joins Gabriel Project locations Potsdam, Gouverneur, Plattsburgh, Massena, Dannemora, Keeseville, Schroon Lake, Ellenburg, Brasher Falls and Canton. 

Further  information about Ogdensburg’s Gabriel Project, is available from Ms Michaud at  315-347-2364 or Ms. Mallette at 315-261-1086.

 

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The Plattsburgh Pregnancy Center (www.plattsburghpregnancycenter.org) is searching for an OB/GYN doctor in support of its ultrasound imaging program. 

Ultrasound technicians volunteer time at the center, but a pro-life OB/GYN doctor is needed to oversee the imaging program.

If you are interested, contact Kitty St. Denis at the center. Office hours are Mon.-Fri. 10am to 4pm. Call: 518.324.2010 

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MFL 2017

Meet Thursday night's 2017 Youth Buses for Life guest speakers - Laura and Mary Kizior - identical twins, born two minutes apart. 
They will speak about this year’s March for Life theme:  The Power of One - discussing what can be done to build a Culture of Life.
Are you registered yet? Please register today while there is still room!

 

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NOVENA PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

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RACHEL'S VINEYARD: After Abortion Healing Retreat

If you or a friend are suffering after an abortion, consider attending a Rachel's Vineyard retreat at Guggenheim Lodge, Saranac Lake.  The next retreat will be September 2-4, 2016.  Chaplain for the fall retreat is Fr. Bryan Stitt. A confidential registration form is located at www.rcdony.org/pro-life. For more information, contact Colleen Miner: 518-524-0774 

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Thanks to the generosity of parishioners across the Diocese of Ogdensburg, twenty grants were awarded from the Respect Life second collection. On April 26, Bishop LaValley approved the grant amounts as suggested by the grant committee. The committee members are Rev. Thomas Higman, Stephen Tartaglia, Angelo & Suzanne Pietropaoli, John & Colleen Miner. 

This year’s collection total was $74,554, a $4000 increase from last year’s collection. Those receiving grants include:  5 Gabriel Project parish-based, Crisis Pregnancy Apostolates (Brasher Falls, Gouverneur, Massena, Plattsburgh and Potsdam), 5 Buses to the DC March for Life (3 Youth Buses for Life, Lewis County Bus for Life and Plattsburgh Bus for Life), 3 Pro-Life Fair Booths (Clinton County, Lewis County and St. Lawrence County), Malone Catholic Charities Teen Pregnancy Counseling Program, Plattsburgh Pregnancy Center, Liferight of Watertown, Birthright of Plattsburgh, 40 Days for Life, Light of Truth Catholic Radio in Lake Placid, Champlain Valley Right to Life pro-life billboard project and Natural Family Planning Office Awareness week materials. 

Thank you to all who donated so generously to the collection and to all who work everyday to build a Culture of Life in our diocese. For more information on the grant process, please visit the Respect Life website.