Home Page Home Page Events Events Photos Photos Diocese of Ogdensburg Home Page  
Follow Us on Facebook

Archives Follow Me
‘On the Journey Together’

By Bishop Terry R. LaValley

March 9, 2022

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:
It seems like only yesterday. I remember packing into our family car, my five siblings and I, jockeying for what we considered the best positions in the back seat. (The preferred place was next to the door.) My mother and father would chat in the front seat, or maybe they would ask us questions about school or our various activities. When we weren’t talking with our parents, my siblings and I would talk amongst ourselves, sometimes teasing one another until our parents intervened.

Whether we were traveling to a nearby relative’s house, to an appointment or shopping in Plattsburgh, or off to some more distant destination, the journey was part of the fun. While the beauty of the North Country certainly added to the experience, it was a happy time being on the road, eager to reach the destination.

As Catholics, we’re pilgrim people. We’re journeying together with Christ toward a common destination: eternal life with our loving God. Despite the distances and differences that separate us, the North Country Catholic helps us, the Diocese of Ogdensburg, stay “On the Journey Together.”

By sharing the stories of how individuals, couples and families are living out their faith all around us, we see our commonalities, we learn to understand our differences, and we forge connections. By sharing the events and happenings around our Diocese, the North Country Catholic helps us identify opportunities to further grow in faith and in our relationships with others. The NCC has also been an effective way for me to communicate with Catholics around the diocese as we face each bump in the road with Christ as our navigator and guide.

This weekend, the annual North Country Catholic subscription campaign begins. I ask that every Catholic family subscribe to our diocesan paper. If you are a current subscriber, thank you for renewing your subscription in this week’s campaign. Why not consider obtaining a subscription as a gift for a family member? I invite those who do not currently subscribe to consider the importance of being an informed Catholic Christian today. Please allow our diocesan newspaper to be a vehicle to help you and your families grow in faith.

I encourage you to join us “On the Journey Together” by subscribing to the North Country Catholic. Thank you for your prayerful support.

Gratefully yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Terry R. LaValley
Bishop of Ogdensburg


North Country Catholic North Country Catholic is
honored by Catholic Press
Association of US & Canada

Copyright © Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg. All rights reserved.