This year will mark the second annual observance
in defense of religious liberty
called Fortnight for Freedom.
It will extend from June 21 to July 4.
Bishop Terry LaValley will preside at a Celebration of the Eucharist at 11:00 am Sunday June 30 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Ogdensburg to mark the observance.
Father Robinson has announced our parish of St. Patrick's will observe the Fortnight For Freedom with:
- A Holy Hour of Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.
The Holy Hour will be Tuesday, July 2 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at St. Patrick's.
The Holy Hour will conclude with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
- petitions in our Universal Prayer at Mass focusing on Religious Liberty
- use of the Prayer for Protection of Religious liberty (in the pews)
for private recitation and post Communion meditation at Mass
Please plan to join us for the Holy Hour for Religious Liberty on July 2.
There is an extensive treatment of the topic of Religious Liberty on the US Catholic Conference of Bishops web site:
Welcome Father Scott A. Belina.
Father's first Mass was at St Anthony's May 26, 2013.
His first Pastoral Assignment will be at
St. Mary's Cathedral Parish and in the Chancery.
We now look forward to the Ordination of two men from our parishes
who are completing their studies and preparation for
Ordination as Permanent Deacons.
Donald Wilder from St. Patrick's and Guy Javarone from St. Anthony's are
to be ordained by Bishop LaValley on October 5, 2013. That ceremony will take place
at St. Mary's Cathedral.
We offer our prayers for each of these men as they complete their programs
The Stages in the
Rite of Christian Initiation Process
Inquiry: I have been called to consider this faith community.
Catechumenate: I am received into the period of preparation.
Purification: I examine my life and come to understand my failings.
Enlightenment: I have been called and initiated. "Thank you, Lord."
Mystagogia: I will never learn enough about my God and my Church.
The next period of Inquiry has begun. Join us Wednesday evenings September 12 or 26 and October 3 at 7:00 pm
in the Pastoral Center of St. Patrick's and St. Anthonys. The Pastoral Center is located behind
St. Patrick's Church on S. Massey St. Walk-ins are welcome. Actual classes in preparation for the reception of
the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation) will begin October 21, 2012.