Weekly reflections from Bishop Terry R. LaValley.
3-22-15: What is God whispering to you?
3-8-15: On a journey of faith
3-1-17: Return to the Lord wholeheartedly
2-22-17: Welcoming the stranger
2-8-17: The World Day of the Sick
2-1-17: Faith, knowledge, service
1-4-17: What will we bring to the New Year?
12-23-16: Bishop offers wishes for a blessed Christmas
11-23-16:‘We thank God for this graced Year of Mercy’
11-9-16: In gratitude for our ‘guardian angels’
10-26-16: Faith: the deciding factor when I vote
10-12-16: ‘We must walk the talk of our faith’
10-5-16: ‘The Holy Spirit had a field day’
9-21-16: We believe in miracles
9-7-16: Summertime and the livin’ is.... busy!
8-31-16: Building Parishes with Living Stones
7-20-16: To be instruments of God’s peace
6-22-16: Stop, look, listen... and do something
6-1-16: Be effective... gentle...constant
5-25-16: ‘We thank God for the gift of one another’
5-4-16: A personal, joyfilled encounter
4-6-16: A day of great joy for the diocese
3-30-16: St. Joseph: a man of mercy
3-23-16: Jubilee of Mercy Easter 2016
3-23-16: ‘Just be serene and trust in God’
2-17-16:It's time to renew your North Country Catholic Subscription
2-17-16: A privileged moment
2-10-16: Lent 2016: Christ-led, Christ-fed, Hope-filled
2-3-16: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service
1-20-16: Christian unity
12-23-15: Follow Me: Door of Mercy is opened
12-23-15: Christmas: Festival of God's
12-16-15: ‘I was in prison and you visited me’
12-9-15: GNSH: their focus is ‘ever on Christ’
12-2-15: Jubilee of Mercy
11-4-15: ‘Let us pray for our priests every day’
10-21-15: Every Life is Worth Living
10-7-15: Happy Coincidence? Blessed Providence!
9-23-15: ‘Your prayer-filled life challenges the world’
9-16-15: The Family Fully Alive
9-9-15: Youth ministry: reasons to say thanks
9-2-15: Laudato Si’
8-19-15: Have a great school year, everybody!
8-5-15: ‘Praise be’ for the new encyclical
7-22-15: NFP: good for the body, great for the soul
7-8-15: ‘Protecting marriage matters to everyone’
6-24-15: Creating a culture of vocations
6-10-15: The Feast of Corpus Christi
5-6-15: Homily for the Youth Rally Mass
4-15-15: The Diocesan Census
Find Your Home in Christ... neighbor to neighbor
4-1-15: At the Chrism Mass
3-25-15: 'Keep our Fort Drum strong'
3-11-15: Diocesan public advocacy efforts
3-4-15: At the Rite of Election
2-25-15: ‘Please welcome the NCC into your home’
2-18-15: Where is Jesus leading me this Lent?
1-28-15: Happy Catholic Schools Week
1-14-15: Respect for life and faith formation
1-7-15: Following the message of the Epiphany
12-24-14: Where faith has its deepest roots
11-19-14: Building parishes with living stones
10-15-14: Homily for the Religious Jubilee
10-8-14: A mission of prayer and love
9-24-14: 'Thank you for your witness of faithful love'
9-17-14: Loving support...courageous resolve
8-27-14: As school doors open for another year...
7-30-14: We celebrate your ‘yes’ to the Lord
6-18-14: Creating a culture of vocations
5-21-14: Reaching out with the arms of Christ
4-2-14: ‘This is a new moment in the life of the Church’
3-19-14: A celebration of St. Joseph
3-12-14:Treasured companions on life’s journey
3-5-14: 'May the flame of faith be stirred'
2-26-14: Many faces of pastoral ministry - 'the future'
2-19-14: The many faces of pastoral ministry – 'today'
2-12-14: The many faces of pastoral ministry – ‘the past’
1-29-14: It's Catholic Schools Week!
1-22-14: Going Without
1-1-14: Celebrating Mary as the Mother of God
12-25-13: What Christmas means: God is with us!
12-11-13: From Year of Faith to Life of Faith
11-27-13: May we live our faith with vigor
10-23-13: Living with a spirit of gratitude
10-16-13: Servant leaders in the footsteps of Christ
9-25-13: 'Do you believe in miracles?'
9-11-13: Let us all be peacemakers
8-28-13: Graced moments spent with young people
8-14-13: The exciting days of summer
7-17-13: 'I send you out for active discipleship'
7-3-13: Fornight for Freedom
6-19-13: Corpus Christi celebration
6-5-13: "What a gift you are to the Church"
3-27-13: The Chrism Mass
3-20-13: St. Joseph and SSJs: generous in trusting God
3-13-13: 'How do you say 'thank you' for such selfless giving'
3-6-13: Promoting a culture of life in face of gun tragedies
2-20-13: Year of Faith and the NCC
2-13-13: The grace of Lent in this Year of Faith
2-6-13: World Day of the Sick
1-30-13: It's Catholic Schools Week
1-23-13: On the march for life
1-9-13: 'To cultivate peace, protect creation'
12-19-12: Peace is God's Gift to us
11-28-12: 'Today we honor witnesses of faith'
10-10-12: Respect life...now and at the hour of our death
9-5-12: Safeguards and transparency, Important measures in the financial operations of the church
8-1-12: Following God's plan for marriage
6-6-12: Fortnight of Freedom
A day of great gladness
Be still and listen for God's call
'I a humbled by this remarkable sign of support'
The 'Day of the Lord' is our day too - Easter 2012
2012 Holy Week
In Celebration of Catholic Schools Week
The Feast of the Epiphany
You are the reason for the season (Jesus is the gift)
Christmas blessings from Bishop LaValley
Powerful and inspiring moments in Rome
Ad limina Apostolarum
We thank God for our farmers
New English translation of the Mass
A time to re-affirm love and support for our shepherds
Thank God that in our land the flag waves freely
Labor Day 2011
The beauty of church teaching on spousal love
Playing - and winning - on God's team
Special message for lay ministers
Blessed day for the Church of Ogdensburg!
Changing the World
We’re all called to be vocation directors!
A divine drama of love in motion
A sign of life and salvation, Chrism Mass
Because We Care, Keeping Our Promise to Protect
Bishop shares a message for students
Blessed day for the Church of Ogdensburg
Bishop urges every Catholic family to welcome the North Country Catholic into their home.
Lent: a time to learn, live, celebrate Catholic faith
Thermostat or Thermometer?
Catholic Schools - A+ for America
World Day of the Sick
Building a Culture of Life
A Blessed New Year
Family.... Become What You Are.
Journey Through the Diocese
Our Catholic Schools
Bishop LaValley shares a message for 2010 graduates
Bishop LaValley reflects on the closing of the
"graced Year for Priests"
It was Tuesday, February 9th, another typical day of ministry at the cathedral and diocesan offices in Ogdensburg. I had been a bit antsy of late, wondering if I would receive word soon about the appointment of our new bishop. Hardly a day would go by without either a parishioner, coworker or a family member asking: “Have you heard yet?” It had been almost nine months since Bishop Cunningham had assumed his new responsibilities in Syracuse and we were still bishop-less. It was about 10am when the phone rang. Read More...