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Events

Events

**UPCOMING EVENTS:

THE LADIES OF ST. CECILIA’S 

FALL RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE 

 BEGINS!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11    9am to 6 pm,

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12   9 am to 4 pm & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13    8 am to  11 am

Come and check out all the wonderful treasures – – there is something for everyone.

YOU’RE INVITED TO OUR MONTHLY MEETING:

Did you know that all ladies are considered members of this group. Please join us on Tuesday, October 16 @ noon in the Kehoe Center. We will begin with lunch & then our meeting. See you there!

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: CLASSES have began. We welcome all children in grades K-10.

Classes begin promptly @ 9:30 am to 10:45 am and followed by 11 am Mass @ St. Cecilia’s.

Faith is an important of every child’s development and growth. It enables them to show love, empathy, hope and good will towards family, friends, school mates and within this ever changing world.  So, please make this a priority in your family and join us!

 

YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS:

Introducing our Youth Minister… Samantha Morgan

DID YOU KNOW SAM IS….

*A Bookworm

*Part of many Fandoms (ask to find out)

*Favorite Cookie- Chocolate Chip

*Favorite Animal-Monkey

*Loves Nature

*Loves the Adirondacks

Next meeting on Sunday, October 14th @ noon in the Kehoe Center.

Inviting all youth in Grades 6th-12th.

 Watch for the schedule of Events- Coming Soon

  Any questions or concerns please contact Samantha Morgan at

315-583-6540 or smorgan@oswego.edu

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN:

 

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It’s Our Church, It’s Our Future Begins!

All parishes in the Diocese of Ogdensburg are joining together to support the It’s Our Church, It’s Our Future Capital Campaign. The campaign seeks to raise $16 million over the next 4 years to prepare our faith family for the future. At its heart, this campaign is about supporting our parishes, our future priests, our retired priests, our Cathedral, Camp Guggenheim and the 2018 Bishop’s Fund Appeal.

ST. CECILIA’S CAMPAGIN!!

St. Cecilia’s kicked-off the It’s Our Church, It’s Our Future Capital Campaign the funds raised from this Diocesan-wide effort will help us address the many Parish Needs we have here at St. Cecilia’s Church.   This project is a tremendous undertaking, and it is important that everyone is well informed.  Please pray that we will be successful on a Diocesan level as well as right here at St. Cecilia’s Church. We will be sharing more information through the mail, from the pulpit, and in the bulletin in the weeks to come.

Please keep in mind that no pledge is too small or too large, it should have some relationship with how generous God has been to you and your family.

During Commitment Weekend, pledge cards will be given out to all parishioners. If you were unable to attend Mass or have any questions, please make direct contact with the campaign office, (315) 605-7639 or the parish office (315) 232-2392.

Thank you for your prayers and support.

Father Martin E. Cline, Pastor

 

Below is the letter from our Bishop.

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

On February 14, 2013, the Diocese of Ogdensburg set out on a special quest to follow Jesus more closely in a world that is changing at breakneck speed. Amid such rapid change, the Church that we love continues to invite us and our neighbors to find our home in Christ, to Renew Faith, Nurture Hope, and Discover Love.

An Envisioning Leadership Team helped me assess our needs and priorities as a Diocese. I heard from a broad cross-section of our parishioners from the shores of Lake Champlain to the banks of the St. Lawrence River. The young and the not-so-young shared their experiences and concerns for the future. At the Chrism Mass in 2014, the formal aspect of the Envisioning Process concluded with my announcement of our five-year Vision, including key Priorities for parish ministry. These Priorities have become a compass for every parish in our Diocese to follow on the journey of faith.

Under the leadership of our pastors, Christ-led, Christ-fed, and Hope-filled, our parishioners have been planning, conscious of our limited resources, how best to build our parishes with living stones, that is, making them even more vibrant families of faith. The parishes must now be equipped with the resources (both human and material) to implement these plans that will strengthen the mission of the local Church for generations to come.

At this time, as we prepare for the 150th Anniversary of the founding of our Diocese (2022), I am seeking your prayerful support of our Diocesan Capital Campaign, because It’s Our Church, It’s Our Future. This campaign, which calls for sacrifice on everyone’s part, will support the rich legacy of faith that characterizes the Diocese of Ogdensburg. I believe that this is truly an urgent, historic endeavor to strengthen our local parish families that comprise the Diocese of Ogdensburg.

I am very grateful for your continuing prayers and ask your generous participation in this important effort to provide the means that helps us follow Jesus as members of a vibrant family of faith.

Gratefully yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Terry R. LaValley

Bishop of Ogdensburg

 

PAST EVENTS:

 PARISH PICNINC: A “special” recognition to our Altar Servers for all their dedication to our parish and priests. After Mass more than 100 parishioner’s gather for our parish picnic! We ate, played games, soaked Father Martin with water balloons, and the little kids demolished a “cupcake” piñata.  It was fun!!

THE LADIES OF ST. CECILIA’S 2018 SPRING RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE:   Our fantastic fall sale was a great success we raised $3,212.36 with the your help and donations. Thank you- see you in the fall (October 11- October 13, 2018).

 

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS RAFFLE: Thank you ALL for all your support! It was wonderful!! Please go to the bulletin page and see a list of all our winners. Again, THANK YOU!

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD 2017 is God’s global purpose to connect us with 150 countries in need, all around the world . Every gift-filled shoebox is a powerful tool for evangelism and discipleship—transforming the lives of children and their families.

GUESS WHAT-YOU have filled 588 +  boxes…

GREAT JOB!! 

DID you see Father Martin’s new look?

 All the children gathered in the Kehoe Parish Center on Sunday, November 5th to see Father Martin be placed in the barber chair. 

You could feel the electricity in the air!!

The kids were squirming around and giggling as each lock fell to the ground. Father on the other hand was a little nervous as the 9th & 10th graders took a turn shaving his head.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD made the front page of the Jefferson Country Journal and  what better way to evangelize for such a wonderful cause…

MERRY CHRISTmas to ALL!!!

 

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 “SHEEP TO THE SHEARS”

 

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” A MAN OF HIS WORD

  

LAY MINISTRY

Congratulations to  Amanda Morgan and Denise Wallace as they were Commissioned  Lay Ministers by the Most Reverend Bishop Terry La Valley at St. Mary’s Catherdal in Ogdensburg.

We are most grateful to them for hearing the call and responding by sharing their particular gifts in service to our parishes.  CONGRATULATIONS!!

 

QUEEN OF HEAVEN 60th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:

On June 18, Bishop Terry LaValley celebrated Mass along with Fr. Martin Cline, Pastor, Fr. Patrick Ratigan (former Pastor), Deacon Larry Ambeau, six Knights of Columbus in full dress and over 100 parishioners and friends. The Bishop shared his story about never doing a Homily, in his 29 years as a priest, if the temperature was over 85 degrees. He stated that he would break that promise on that afternoon. He thanked the people of Queen of Heaven for their years of dedication and faithfulness to this mission church.

On June 9, 1957 Pentecost Sunday, the first official Mass was said in the church. Parishioners held bake sales, bazaars and a carnival to pay off the mortgage. On March 24, 1959 it was incorporated by Bishop Navaugh. In 1967 an annex was completed because overcrowding was so great.

In celebration of this momentous occasion some additions to the church were presented for all to view.  A beautiful mosaic of the “Blessed Mother and Child” was made and donated by a summer parishioner, Stephanie Murphy. Fr. Cline had a stained glass window commissioned and placed over the handicap entrance of the “Sacred Heart of Mary”.   Mary Ellen Shevalier etched her rendition of the “Queen of Heaven” Statue, which stands in a garden outside the church, and it became the front of the brochure. A small canvas version was presented by Fr. Cline and Mary Ellen to the Bishop, Deacon Larry Ambeau and, his wife Vicki. A large canvas picture greeted the guests on display at the reception at Ryan’s Lookout.

A highly detailed history brochure was completed by Elaine J. Scott, whose mother, Adeline Scott, was one of the founding members of the church. She along with Ora Ditch and Betty Philips are the only 3 original members still with us. Two prayer cards were designed; one with Mary Ellen’s etching of Queen of Heaven and the other of the large cross (that now stands grandly in front of the church) with a prayer written by Fr. Cline. The cake design was a copy of the large stained glass window in the front of the church. Barbara Boyle, President of The Altar and Rosary Society and members served punch and cake. It was beautiful and delicious!

There was much planning by the committee composed of Fr. Cline the two trustees, Jerry Tackley and Susan VanBenschoten, and Nancy Tackley. All worked to ensure a successful and blessed event. Regardless of the very warm day, the celebration was enjoyed by all.

 

THE LADIES OF ST. CECILIA’S 2017 SPRING RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE:  Thank you all for making this a success! See you again in the fall. MArk your calendars NOW for our doors opening on Thursday, October  5 through Saturday, October 7. More information will be in the bulletin.

 

good fridayIMMACULATE HEART MYSTERY PLAYERS   presented “The Way Of The Cross”  at St. Cecilia’s Church and they did a wonderful job! The church was full and Mike Lennox played the role of Jesus.

 

Our confirmation students and parishioners enjoyed our “Panel of Vocation ” that inclued Fr. Tom Higman; priest in Lyon Mountain and Ellenburg, Sr. Cordata; Sister of St. Joseph, our very own Deacon Larry Ambeau and his wife Vickie and, Jeff and Brenna Ginger. Many questions were answered about “Vocations” in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. This event offered a new perspective to what it means to hear the “call.” Our thanks to all who made this a  fresh addition to our Lenten plans.

 

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE: THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR MAKING THIS SUCH BIG EVENT. We have Over 65 wonderful donations!! Everything from gift certificates, toys, wine, hams, turkeys, cash, home made crafts, vintage chair & doll, professional office chair, quilted runners, movie baskets, Star Wars toy basket, Girls Lady Bug Basket…etc.

Families got their children involved– one family said that “this was one of the best things we did this season. It sparked the true “spirit” of Christmas in our home & the kids took “hands on” in making our donation.

As, most of you know we had to replace our church boiler in October @ a cost of $21,000. With your support we have set a NEW record this years Christmas Raffle netted $8,223.00. This would NOT have been possible without all of  your support! Many Blessings.

 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD is God’s global purposes to connect us with 150 countries in need, all around the world .

Every gift-filled shoebox is a powerful tool for evangelism and discipleship—transforming the lives of children and their families.

What an “ENORMOUS” participation we had this year!!

Under the leadership of Laura Mallan (DRE) a speaker addressed all of our summer parishioners & all students from grades Pre-K – tenth took home a shoebox.

A total of 364 shoeboxes were filled & donations totaling $2,599 towards the shipping fees.

For some this will be their 1st gift ever- Merry Christmas !

OCC 2017 Fr LM

 

 

THE VOCATION SUMMIT “Inspire CALLED TO LOVE” :

Thousands did gather at the Olympic Area Complex at Lake Placid on Sunday, September 25, 2016. More than 75 parishioners attended from our parish for this monumental day with world-renowned Catholic speakers and beautiful liturgies.

It was a crisp fall day- 38 degrees, as we boarded the bus at 6 am. You could fell the anticipation in the air and hear loud snoring about an hour later. Every minute was packed from listening to speakers, trying to gather at the next event and grab your lunch along the way. As you walked (or ran) to your next session, you passed many you knew from other parishes… And it felt GOoD!!! Sharing a nod or smile you moved on, NO time to waste! Thank you to all who made this a priority- – in today’s society we WILL..CAN..& DO make a difference. MAY GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU.

 

PARISH PICNIC:

More than 120 people attended our 2nd annual Parish Picnic on Saturday, June 11, 2016! We began with a combined Mass followed by our picnic. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t cooperating and we had to set up indoors. But, before nights end, we enjoyed a beautiful evening that included fellowship and wonderful fiddle music. We look forward to seeing you at next years event.

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  CATHOLIC HEART WORKCAMP– – –TO LOVE, SERVE, AND CONNECT

  The youth of our parish along with adult volunteers participated in this year’s first HEART WORKCAMP for teens at Wadhams Hall in Ogdensburg. The Diocese of Ogdensburg introduced this faith based mission service to help those in our north country who have many needs.

Our youth experience a life changing event… Opening their eyes and hearts to those in need and feeling an inner pride for “making a difference” in this world.

 

PARISH PICNIC

Combined with the celebration of Fr. Martin Clines’ 10-year anniversary to the Priesthood on June 3, 2015 was a great success! Over 200 people attended and enjoyed a beautiful evening that included fun, food, games, fellowship and music. We look forward to next years event!

 

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17th Annual 4-person Captain and Crew Golf Tournament

Held on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Adams Country Club with more than eleven teams participating. All proceeds raised from the golf tournament are dedicated to our Youth Group activities for the coming school year.

Some of the major activities this tournament supports includes baking cookies for elderly shut-ins at Christmas; sending care packages to our parishes’ college students during finals week; Kingdom Bound youth trip; the March for Life in Washington, D.C.; and Catholic Heart Workcamp in Ogdensburg, NY.

OUR NEW DEACON

n October 5th, 2013, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Ogdensburg NY, our very own Larry Ambeau was ordained a permanent deacon. As a parish family, we are all so very excited and very blessed to bear witness to this special occasion. On Sunday, October 6th, he marked the occasion with the baptism of his grandson, Logan, and a celebration following the 11am mass at St. Cecilia’s. Please join us in welcoming Larry as our new “Deacon Larry”.

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