Bishop urges every Catholic family to welcome the
North Country Catholic into their home
Please accept my invitation to subscribe to the NCC
By Bishop Terry R. LaValley
Sixty five years ago this month, Bishop Bryan J. McEntegart, the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Ogdensburg, launched the North Country Catholic to foster “a growing sense of unity and common interest among the faithful” of northern New York.
Since then, every bishop of the Diocese has relied on the North Country Catholic to be a source of information, evangelization and unity for the 104,000 members of our Catholic family.
Our diocesan newspaper is certainly the most effective tool we have to spread the news of the Catholic Church from Lake Champlain to the St. Lawrence River and all points in between.
Throughout 2011, as our diocese explores how to strengthen our Catholic Family of Faith, our diocesan newspaper will serve as an invaluable source of inspiration and education in these efforts.
The North Country Catholic, through its dedicated staff, helps us to celebrate our faith as informed parishioners.
This weekend the annual North Country Catholic subscription campaign begins in all the parishes of the diocese. I know that those who subscribe to the North Country Catholic enjoy reading the timely and relevant articles on prayer, scripture, Church and religious news that are featured every week.
If you are a current subscriber of the North Country Catholic, please renew your subscription in this week’s campaign.
Why not consider obtaining a subscription as a gift for a family member?
I invite those who don’t currently subscribe to consider how important it is today to be an informed Catholic Christian and allow our diocesan newspaper to be a vehicle to help them and their families grow in faith.
I hope that you accept my invitation to welcome the North Country Catholic into your home.