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Keene – All Soul’s Church (Keene Valley Congregational Church) and St. Brendan’s Church invite the community to a discussion on the global environmental crisis.
Date: Aug. 13
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Keene Valley Congregational Church
Speakers: Gina Fiorile, Sr. Bethany Fitzgerald, Katherine Preston, Dr. Jay Curt Stager, Rev. John Sampson
Features: This is a free event.  Any donations collected ill be donated to the Youth Climate Summit Program at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake.  A reception will follow the presentation.

Saranac Lake - Come away and rest awhile with the Lord amid the beauties of Fall in the Adirondack Mountains.
Date: Sept. 13-15
Place: Guggenheim Lodge
Cost: $150
Theme: “Meeting God in the Mountains and Valleys of Life
Speakers: Sister Bethany Fitzgerald, SSJ, Faith Formation Educator, Fr. Paul Kelly will be celebrant for Mass on Saturday afternoon.
Contact: For info. 315-212-6592 or srbethssj@gmail.com

Saranac Lake – A Rachel's Vineyard after-abortion healing retreat will be offered.
Date: Oct. 18 – Oct. 20
Place: Guggenheim Lodge
Features: Chaplain for the weekend is Fr. Mark Reilly. If you are suffering after abortion, you're not alone. Help and healing is available.
Contact: Confidential online registration form available at www.rcdony.org/prolife Please contact The Respect Life Office with questions 518-524-0774. Other retreat dates and locations available at www.rachelsvineyard.org

Saranac Lake – A Catholic Men’s Group meets on the first Saturdays of the month for a time of fellowship, prayer, and discussion. 
Time: 8 a.m. to 10
Place: St. Bernard’s Chapel
Features: Mass followed by coffee and refreshment, some discussion and prayer.
Contact: Fr. Mark Reilly (518-891-4616)

Clinton Events

Ellenburg – Foundation Day Gala to be held.
Date: Aug. 17
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Place: Our Lady of the Adirondacks House of Prayer
Features: The gala will celebrate the founding of Mary special place of prayer by Fr. Joseph Trombley.  10 a.m. Guest Speaker: Deacon John Levison presents "The Indestructible Seed of God"; 11:15 a.m. The Celebration of the Mass with Bishop Terry LaValley; 12:30 p.m. Sharing of the Meal...Homemade Chicken 'n Biscuits Luncheon. Donations of any amount gratefully accepted, but not necessary. Please come and share the joy the this treasure in the North Country.
Contact: RSVP by Aug 10th to 518-594-3253 or 518- 236-6832 (Jeanette) or 518-846-3060 (Sarah).

Redford – The 164th Annual Redford Picnic to be held.
Date: Aug. 18
Time: Following the 10:30 Mass
Place: The Church of the Assumption
Features: Country’s Oldest Carousel and Life entertainment 11:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.  Raffle drawing at 6:15 p.m. with a top prize of $5,000.  Meals of Ham or Roast Beef 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Entertainment for everyone.  Pull tabs, Games, Skilo, Fancy Booth and Food.

Plattsburgh - Lakeside Fishers Club to have Priesthood Discernment Group meetings.
Schedule: Sept. 8 & 22, Oct. 6 & 20, Nov. 3 & 24, Dec. 8, Feb. 2 & 16, March 1 & 29, April 19, May 3 & 10
Time: 3 p.m.
Place: St. Peter’s Church
Features: For Highschool Junior men & older.  Come join for discussions about discernment, Evening Prayer and dinner.
Contact: Fr. Howard Venette pastorsmoll@stmarysti.org 518-585-7144 or Fr. Christopher Carrara at ccarrara@rcdony.org.

Plattsburgh – The Sacred Heart Fraternity Secular Franciscan Order meets the second Sunday of the each month.
Time: 2 p.m.
Place: St. John’s Church (Holy Family Chapel)

Plattsburgh - Drop unwanted clothes, shoes, sheets, blankets, bedspreads, towels, curtains and stuffed animals in our BLUE drop box.
Place: Seton Catholic
Features:  Seton receive 5 cents per pound of donations.  You can also donate cans and bottles in our redemption box.

Mooers – Monthly prayer group held to pray for all of the sick in our parishes.
Date: Meets every second Friday
Time: 1 p.m.
Place: Senior Housing
Features Prayer for all the people added to our list each month.  The Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet are recited within the prayer service. Prayer and snack lasts about an hour.
Contact: Nancy Monette at nmonette@charter.net

Keeseville - There is Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Sunday.
Time: 1 p.m. to 4
Place: Immaculate Conception Church

Plattsburgh – Eucharistic Adoration is held throughout the year every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Place: St. John’s “Holy Family” Adoration Chapel, downstairs
Time: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Contact:  call 518-561-5083 or email Sjohnsadoration@aol.com

Essex Events



Franklin Event

Brushton – St. Mary’s Peddler sale to be held.
Date: Aug. 16 & 17
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Church
Features: This is in conjunction with Brushton town wide garage sales. In case of inclement weather, sale will take place at St. Mary's Parish Center.  Sell your garage sale, flea market items, plants, arts & crafts, food items, art works, jewelry, cosmetics, antiques, etc.  Spaces 15'x 15', $15.00 for each space per day.  No tables will be provided.
Contact: For applications: call 518 651 5859, or email: lynnemaginn@gmail.com Spaces limited. 

Malone – Hearts on Fire to be held the first Friday of the month.
Schedule:  7 p.m., Praise & Worship Holy Hour; 8 p.m., Bonfire, snacks & Fellowship
Place: Notre Dame Church

St. Regis Falls – First Saturday Devotion and Holy Hour to be held.
Date: First Saturday of each month.
Time: immediately following the 4:30 anticipated Mass.
Place: St. Ann’s Church
Features: Prayer after Mass, Night Prayer, Prayer for All Souls and the Holy Souls, Novena in Honor of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, the Reparation Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, private mediation on the 15 Mysteries of the Rosary, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament reposed in the Tabernacle, prayers for the Holy Father and his intentions, and refreshments are provided in the Church Hall.  
Contact: 518-856-9656 

Hamilton Events



Jefferson Events

Alex Bay – St. Cyril’s Choir to present their 11th Annual Summer Concert.
Date: Aug. 25
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: St. Cyril’s Church
Features: Free Admission.  The choir will be performing an all new program of religious, jazz, pop and patriotic music.

Lancaster, PA – St. Mary’s and St. John’s, Clayton to have a Pilgrimage to Pennsylvania.
Date: Sept. 18 – 19
Place: St. & Sound Theatres in Lancaster, PA; St. John Neumann Shrine, Church of St. Peter the Apostle and St. Katharine Drexel Shrine at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.
Cost: $320 Double & Triple Occupancy; $400 Single Occupancy
Features: Guided tours at both churches.  Mass with Fr. LaBaff.  Museum and Gift Shop at St. John Neumann’s Shrine.
Contact: St. Mary’s Rectory at 315-686-3398

Clayton - The Thousand Islands Catholic Men’s Group is a group of Catholic men who meet on a regular basis to discuss their experiences as Catholic men in today’s society.
Date: Second Saturday of every month
Time: 9 a.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Church Parish Center
Features: Come join us, whether you’ve been to a meeting before or not.
Contact: For further information contact Scott Beeles at 315-686-1303 or Gene Kleinhans at 315-482-3981.

Watertown – Our Mother of the Eucharist Prayer Group to meet the 2nd Thursday of every month.
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8
Place: Msgr. Sechi Hall, St. Anthony’s
Contact:  Kathi Buskey 315-783- 2230; Lourdes Hough 315-408-4492

Watertown – Ancient Order of Hibernians are looking for new members.
Features: The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) the oldest and largest Irish Fraternal Organization in the World, is looking for new members. Are you a Catholic male, 17 years or older of Irish descent? The AOH will be visiting parishes across the North Country to spread the word about the charitable works we do across our community.
Contact:  nnyirish@gmail.com or Pat Keogh 519-1961 or Sean Hennessey 775-0570.

Sackets Harbor - St. Andrew's Church has weekly exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on every Friday.
Time: 5 p.m. to 6

Watertown - The St. Joseph Cupertino Fraternity of the 3rd Order of Secular Franciscans meetings are set.
Date: last Sunday of the month.
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Place: McCarthy Hall, Holy Family Parish

Watertown - St. Patrick's Church in Watertown sponsors weekly Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursdays. The Monstrance is placed on the Altar at the end of Noon Mass. Our doors remain open until 8:00 pm. All are welcome. 
Contact: Dc. Mastellon at 315-782-6086

Watertown – Holy Hour for Vocations to be held every Tuesday.
Time: 3 p.m. to 6
Place: St. Anthony’s Church

Watertown - Holy Family Church is holding holy hours of Eucharistic Adoration for Vocations
Schedule: Monday through Friday following the 9 a.m. Mass at Holy Family Church (9:30 - 10:30 a.m.)

Watertown - Liferight of Watertown meets the first Wednesday of the Month.
Time: 1 p.m.    
Place: 870 Arsenal Street.
Features:   Liferight is incorporated as a pro-life educational organization.  The office has a wide variety of videos, books and educational materials which may be borrowed.  Topics include infanticide, assisted suicide, euthanasia and chastity.

Lewis Events

Houseville – Divine Mercy Devotions for the month of September to be held.
Date: Sept. 1
Time: 3 p.m.
Place: St. Hedwig’s Church
Features: The program includes Vespers (Evening Prayer), Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament, The Divine Mercy Chaplet, and Benediction. All are welcome.
Contact: 315-348-6260.

Houseville – Save the date for St. Hedwig’s Polish Festival
Date: Oct. 13
Place: St. Hedwig’s Church
Features: The festivities include: The Serving of a Tasty Polish Platter, Bake Sale Items, Polish Hot Dogs, Ice Cream Sundaes, Theme Basket Raffles, and a 50/50 Raffles. Take Outs are available. Program to benefit church programs, repairs and restorations.
Contact: 315-348-8735, or 315-348-6260. 

Lowville – IMPACT (High school youth group) nights are the first and third Sundays of the Month.
Time: 6 p.m. to 8
Place: St. Peter’s Church
Features: For all high school students. 

Lowville – Middle School Youth Group to meet.
Date: third Wednesday of each month
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place: St. Peter’s Church


St. Lawrence Events

Norfolk - The Parish of the Visitation and St. Raymond's will be holding its' 36th Annual Festival of Foods and Summer Social.
Date: Aug. 18
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults, $8; Children 5-12, $4; Children under 5, Free; Simple kids meal is $2
Features: The Festival of Foods includes the American Booth (with hot dogs, Glaziers, hamburgers, and sweet Italian Sausage, summer salads, Mac and cheese, chili, and corn on the cob.) All meals include beverage, and Make Your Own Sundae (courtesy of Stewart's Shops).  Ethnic tasting booths include Chinese, Mexican, Hungarian, French, Italian and Irish. Entertainment includes a Cake Spin, Silent Auction, Chinese Auction, BINGO ( for gift cards to locals businesses), Who's the Winner? Pepsi Ring Toss and children's games throughout the duration of the Social.  At 2:30 p.m. we will start the raffle.  This year we have 42 different prizes, including a $100.00 prize, (10) $50.00 prizes, (10) $25.00 prizes, as well as twenty-one other prizes.  Tickets will be on sale throughout the Social until the time of the drawing.

Canton – Golf Tournament to be held.
Date: Aug. 31
Time: Shot gun start at 1 p.m.
Place: St. Lawrence University Golf Course
Cost: $100 per golfer with discounts for 4-some registrations.  Includes all greens and cart fees, drinks and snacks on the course as well as a banquet after golf.
Features: We will play an 18-hole scramble format tournament. Feel free to join us for dinner only if you prefer. All proceeds from this event will go to St. Mary's School. Join us for a great time as we support our school and honor our former pastor, Fr. Doug Lucia.
Contact: Go to cantoncatholics.com and click on the school logo to register.

Norfolk – Women’s Group to have event.
Date: Sept. 8
Time: Noon
Place: St. Andrew’s Church Hall
Features: The theme will be Holiness 101: Learning from Jesus the Ultimate Teacher.  Lunch will be served and there is no cost to attend.
Contact: RSVP to Sara by 9/6: 315-212-7565 or narrow56@gmail.com

Canton – An Evening of Adoration and Music to be held.
Date: Sept. 17
Time: 7 p.m. to 9
Place: St. Mary’s Church
Features: Come join us as we adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament with worship music provided by Catholic musician, Lee Roessler. This event is free and open to all.
Contact: Amanda at 315-386-2543 or conklina@canton.edu for more information. For additional information visit www.the177project.com

Norfolk – The parish of the Visitation and St. Raymond to have Manicotti Monday the first Monday of each month.
Time: 4 p.m. to 6:30
Place: Fr. Andrew Amyot Parish Center
Cost: $9.75; under 5, Free; Take-out available
Contact: For delivery in the Norfolk area please call 315-384-4242 by 1 p.m.

Potsdam - The Potsdam Knights of Columbus Council is sponsoring monthly Eucharistic Adoration on the first Mondays of the month.
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Church
Features: Eucharistic Adoration with Benediction; all are welcome to come and spend a few minutes, an hour or the full two hours in quiet prayer before the Lord.

Ogdensburg – Gathering to be held for men.
Date: Saturdays
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Place: Bishop Brzana Hall of St. Mary’s Cathedral
Features: In this day and age when we have more gadgets and gizmos to make our lives easier and less complicated, WHY do we find ourselves so stressed-out and out of time to do the things we want and need to do? How do we sort it all out and make our lives better? What do we as CATHOLIC men need to do, and how can we make a positive impact in the lives of the men around us, especially our children and grandchildren? God has a lot to say about the role and responsibilities of men. Let us gather together so that we can make a difference in the lives of one another, for scripture says, “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” (Pro 27:17). All men are welcome and encouraged to join us where “Men Sharpen Men”.
Contact: www.ogdensburgcatholics.org/men

Massena - The Massena Catholic Community Book Club meets once a month to discuss various works of fiction and non-fiction that have importance to the Catholic Church and relevance in our daily lives.
Date: The third Thursday of each month
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Sacred Heart Rectory
Features: Copies of book are often available on Kindle through our parish's Formed.org subscription or through purchase with Amazon.
Contact: visit website at: www.massenacatholics.com or email: smarion@massenacatholics.com

Heuvelton - St. Raphael's Food Pantry will be open every Friday.
Time: 9 a.m. to 11
Place: Parish Center
Contact: Father O'Brien at 315-393-2920 or 315-344-2383.

Massena – The Church of Sacred Heart/St. Lawrence holds a Bereavement Support Group the last Tuesday of each month.
Time: 2 p.m.
Place: Sacred Heart Convent
Features: A gathering of those who have had a recent loss of a loved one.
Contact: 315-769-3137

Potsdam – A Tridentine (Latin) Mass is celebrated each Sunday.
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Place:  St. Mary's Church

Ogdensburg - St. Mary’s is holding a monthly Holy Hour for Vocations.
Date: Thursday before the First Friday
Time: 7 p.m. concluding with Benediction at 8 p.m.
Place: Deacon Winter Chapel

Massena - Friday Devotions are set featuring Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Holy Hour for Vocations.
Date: First Friday of every month
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30
Place: St. Mary’s Church.

Massena – St. Mary’s & St. Joseph’s hold Benediction, Adoration on Thursdays.
Time: 9 a.m. to 10
Place: St. Mary’s Family Room

Around the Diocese

The Holy Father has appointed Father Douglas J. Lucia as the Bishop-Elect of Syracuse.
The following events are open to the public:
• September 1 – Mass of Thanksgiving at Holy Angels Church, 522 Devils Den Road, Altona, NY 12910 at 10 a.m. with a reception to follow at Holy Angels Hall, 523 Devils Den Road, Altona, NY 12910.

Ogdensburg – Altar Serving Gathering to be held.
Date: Aug. 16
Schedule: 10 a.m. Registration and Cathedral Tours; 11 a.m.  Presentations; 12 p.m. Mass with Bishop LaValley at Cathedral; 1 p.m. Picnic and tour of Bishop’s House.
Contact: Register by contacting Shayne Lippincott at slippincott@rcdony.org or by calling 315-782-3620 by Aug. 9

Saranac Lake – Registration is open for Family Guggenheim 2019.
Date: Session 1: Aug. 15-18; Session 2: Aug. 22 – 25; Session 3: Oct. 11-13
Features: Come pray and play with other faithful families, enjoy the beautiful mountains and lake, beach time, engaging workshops, and liturgies. Families of all sizes and ages are welcome!
Contact: For information contact Deacon Henry and Dayna Leader, Family Guggenheim Directors dleader@rcdony.org 315-323-0827 visit https://www.rcdony.org/family-life/family-guggenheim.html

You are invited to join the conversation around the joys, challenges and longings of living the dedicated single life in the church today.
Schedule: Aug. 28 at the Hearthside Room at SSJ Motherhouse, Watertown; Aug. 29 at St. John XXIII Newman Center, Plattsburgh
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Features: This event is sponsored by Marika Donders, Director of the New Evangelization & Cathy Russell, Diocesan Vocation Coordinator.  Snacks will be provided.
Contact:  To register please contact Shayne Lippincott at Slippincott@rcdony.org or call 315-393-2920 ext. 1451 by Aug. 22

This year the Youth Department has put together 3 wonderfully unique opportunities for young people aged, 12 to 17 to learn, have fun and become empowered to be “Shepard’s of the Earth.” Each location will offer a different opportunity for young people to engage nature, each other and their faith. The emphasis of each retreat is “learning through interactive fun”. That means, they will have a great time learning about their gifts and strengths and how they can use them to lead others in caring for our precious home, Earth.
Schedule: Camp options are Sept 7 at Beaver Camp; Sept 14 at The Wild Center; Sept. 28 at AuSable Chasm
Cost: $25 per event and includes lunch
Contact: The deadline to register for all three events is, Aug. 29 .For schedule and registration please visit: www.rcdony.org/youth/leadership.  For more information please contact: Tom Semeraro at tsemeraro@rcdony.org / 315-393-2920 ext. 1415

Saranac Lake – The First Annual Young Adult retreat to be held.
Date: Sept. 13-15
Place: Camp Guggenheim
Features: The theme will be Encounter Christ, in Creation, in each other, in yourself
Contact: For more information and registration go to rcdeony.org/yamretreat

Ogdensburg – The 2nd Annual Marriage and Consecrated Life Jubilee Mass to be held.
Date: Sept. 15
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Cathedral
Features: Reception to be held after Mass. 
Contact: If a couple is interested in attending, please direct them to https://www.rcdony.org/marriagejubilee to register. If you have any questions or concerns contact the Family Life Office.

Ottawa – DOVS to have a pilgrimage to Notre Dame Cathedral with Bishop LaValley.
Date: Oct. 2
Time: Departing from Malone at 7 a.m., Potsdam at 7:45 a.m. and Ogdensburg at 8:15 a.m.
Cost: $125 prior to Sept. 1, $145 at Sept. 1
Features: Bus ride, 1 lunch at Tuckers Market Place Restaurant, Mass/Holy Hour for Vocations at Notre Dame Cathedral, Tour of the Cathedral and free time at Little Italy.
Contact: Connie Randall at 315-265-2762 or Mary Enslow at 315-268-1016 

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