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Lake Placid—Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is recruiting new volunteers and has scheduled a Friendship Volunteer Training Program.
Dates: May 2 and May 9
Time: 9 a.m. to 12:30
Features: Both mornings are required. Volunteers from Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, and Tupper Lake help their elder neighbors stay connected to communities and make their lives a little easier. 
Contact: Training Program is free of charge but pre-registration is required.  Contact Jenn Grisi at Mercy Care by calling 523-5583 or by e-mail at jgrisi@adkmercy.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

Plattsburgh – Good Friday Prayer service to be held.
Date: April 14
Time: 10 a.m.
Place: In front of Planned Parenthood
Features: All are welcome to join in peaceful prayer for the sanctity of life.

Treadwell Mills – St. Alexander and St. Joseph to hold a pancake breakfast.
Date: April 23
Time: 8 a.m. to Noon
Place: St. Joseph’s Hall
Cost: Adults, $7; kids, $3; under 5, Free

Plattsburgh – Divine Mercy Sunday to be celebrated.
Date: April 23
Place: St. Peter’s Church
Schedule: Exposition begins at 12:15 p.m. in the Church; Sacrament of Reconciliation Chapel from: 1:15 p.m.  to 2:15; Lecture Series: 12:45 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. in the Emmaus Room; Divine Mercy Chaplet and Prayer Service begins at 2:30 p.m. and concludes with Procession to St. John's Church; Closing Benediction
Features: Sponsored by St. Peter's, St. John's and OLV Churches

Redford – A Healing Mass will be held.
Date: April 25
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Assumption of Mary Church
Features:  Celebrate the Healing Presence of God In the Holy Eucharist, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick. Prayer teams will be available after Mass for those who would like additional private prayer.  All are welcome.

Rouses Point – Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible to be held during Lent.
Date: Thursday of Lent
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: St. Patrick’s Parish
Features: Eight-part study with Jeff Cavins. With DVD presentations and small group discussions questions, the program helps uncover the story woven throughout Scripture so that you can get the “big picture” of the Bible and understand what it is all about.
Contact: Call the Rectory for details: 518-297-7361

Plattsburgh - St. Peter’s Church will offer Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament during Lent on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Features: Concludes on Tuesday of Holy Week with Benediction at 7 p.m.

Plattsburgh - The Eastern Region Commissioned Lay Ministers' Association (ERCLMA) is sponsoring a Spring Retreat/Workshop.
Date: April 29
Schedule: The day begins 9:30 a.m. The Keynote Address will provided by Cathy Russell and will be followed by a light lunch. Afternoon events will offer Break-out Sessions, Eucharistic Adoration and Sacramental Reconciliation and a Corporal 4 p.m. Mass at St. Peter’s.
Cost: $10
Contact: Pre-registration is requested. Register on-line at RCDONY.org. To locate the registration page, go to "Offices", then "Formation for Ministry". On the lower left part of the page you will see the registration link for the Spring Event. For More information, contact Starr Burke at sburke7035@gmail.com.

Plattsburgh - Graduates from St. John’s Academy, Mount Assumption Institute and Seton Catholic Central are planning a joint reunion.
Date: May 26-28
Contact:  Susan FitzPatrick Pellerin, spellerin@thesetonschools.org  with  contact information

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)

Ellenburg – K of C Council 4441 is promoting 4th degree candidates for the Knights.  The uniforms and paraphernalia is costly.  The council is seeking donations of used equipment
Contact:  Phalon Miner at 518-492-2368 or Ed Landry at 518-594-7251 E-Mail: aelandry121@yahoo.com

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

Ticonderoga – The 7/8 grade students of St. Mary’s school will be having a spaghetti dinner to raise funds for a class trip to Gettysburg
Date: April 19
Time: 5 p.m.
Place: Knights of Columbus
Cost: Adults, $10; Children, $5; family rate of 4 or more, $30

Ticonderoga - The Annual St. Mary's Summer Gala Dinner Dance and Silent Auction has been planned
Details: Set for July 21 starting at at 6 p.m.  at the Burgoyne Grill located at the Best Western. DJ Jim Burgey will provide music.  Details to follow 


Franklin Events

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

Malone – Five first Saturdays in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary are set
Schedule: 7:40 a.m., Rosary; 8 a.m., Mass
Place: Notre Dame Church

Malone – St. Andre Bessette Parish will celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday.
Date: April 23
Schedule: Opens with 11 a.m. Mass at Notre Dame Church; From noon to 3 p.m., the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for individual adoration.  Confessions will be heard beginning at 1 p.m. and continue up until 2:50 p.m.  At 3 p.m. Devotions for Divine Mercy Sunday will begin.  The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy will be sung and there will be Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Background:  On April 30, 2000 Pope John Paul II stated that henceforth in the Universal Church the 2nd Sunday of Easter will be called Divine Mercy Sunday. This feast is intended to celebrate and proclaim God’s tender mercy, which is available to all who turn to Him with trust.  The floodgates of God’s mercy are open.  God in His great mercy is giving us all the chance to start again. 
Contact: Father Joseph Giroux, at the St. André’s Parish Office, (518) 483-1300.

Chateaugay – Live Family Improv Comedy show to be held to benefit the Catholic Community of Burke and Chateaugay.
Date: April 29
Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m., show starts at 6:30
Place: Chateaugay Town Hall
Cost: Adults, $10; Children 6-12, $5; under 5, Free
Features: Starring Completely Stranded, the North Country’s premiere improve comedy troupe.  Tickets on sale at Alix’s Chateaugay, Wendy’s Quickstop, St. Patrick’s Church or call 518-353-2370

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

Old Forge – Discerning men are invited to come together & consider the call to the Roman Catholic Priesthood.
Dates: Apr 23; May 7 & 21
Time: 3 p.m.
Place: St. Bartholomew’s Rectory, 189 Park Ave, Old Forge
Features: Reflection, Vespers & dinner.  Open to men who are Juniors in high school and older.
Contact: If you plan to attend or for more info contact: Fr. Howard Venette, pastor.stbarts@roadrunner.com/ 315-369-3554

Wells – Church services for Holy Week and Easter have been announced.
Holy Thursday, April 13 ,7 p.m., St. James Major Church, Lake Pleasant; Mass of the Lord’s Supper with feet washing and ½ hour Adoration
Good Friday, April 14, 3 p.m., St. Ann’s , Wells; The Passion Narration, Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion.
Easter Vigil, April 15, 8 p.m., St. Ann’s Church, Wells. Vigil Mass with Blessing of New Fire, Easter Candle, Holy Water and Renewal of Baptismal Promises.
Easter Sunday, April 16, 8a.m., St. James’ Major Church, Lake Pleasant.

Inlet - The Diocese of Ogdensburg requires and offers safe-environment training for all employees and volunteers in our parishes and institutions.  A session has been scheduled
Date: April 23
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place: St. Anthony’s
Features: Stephen Tartaglia, Family Life Director, and a certified instructor will lead the program
Contact: Those planning to attend should contact Fr. Venette at 315 369 3554 or stbarts@roadrunner.com.

Jefferson Events

Clayton – Franciscan Mystery players to present “The Way of the Cross”.
Date: April 14
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Church
Features: A dramatic multi-media presentation of the Passion and Death of the Lord.. Through the use of special lighting, inspirational music, drama, and soul searching meditations, one is able to get in touch with oneself; one’s goodness, struggles and one’s sins. Then in a very unique way, it becomes a prayerful vehicle for the Lord’s spirit to forgive, heal, and renew. Free to attend, although donations will be accepted to support the Mystery Players ministry.
Contact: 315-686-3398 for more information

Watertown - Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church will hold a Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration. 
Schedule: Beginning Good Friday April 14 at 3 p.m. the Divine Mercy novena will begin by praying in the Chaplet in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.; Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated April 23 at 3 p.m., there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Singing of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, confession & a procession. You may bring your own Divine Mercy picture to be specially blessed.
Contact:  call Judy at 315-783-7349 or visit www.thedivinemercy.org

Sackets Harbor – St. Joseph Cupertino fraternity of the Secular Franciscans will hold adoration.
Date: April 22
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Place: St. Andrew’s Parish
Features: Pray for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

Watertown – St. Anthony’s Altar Rosary Society to have a spaghetti dinner.
Date: April 27
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Take-outs begin at 4 p.m., bring own containers
Place: Msgr. Sechi Hall
Cost: Adults, $8; Children, $4; Children under 3, Free; Sauce, $5 per quart; Meatballs, $.75 each

Watertown – A celebration of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Immaculate Heart Academy and Immaculate Heart Central school will take place at IHC’s annual Legacy Gala.
Date: April 29
Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Place: Savory downtown
Cost: $75 per person, includes One Treasure Chest Key
Features: Tuition Angel sponsorship opportunities, treasure chest key raffles, cocktails, dinner and awards, live music and dancing, semiformal attire.  Special room rates offered by Best Western Hotel
Contact: For more information and to purchase tickets please call 315-221-3785 or e-mail madeleine.keller@ihcschool.org Please rsvp by April 19

Carthage - The Jefferson/Lewis Cursillo holds its monthly meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.
Time: 6 p.m. to 8
Place: Community Room of St. James Church
Features: All Cursillistas are encouraged to attend. We also welcome those interested in deepening a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Contact: Anne Seegebarth ams2962@gmail.com, 315-783-4596

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: 2 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 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.
Contact: Phone 315-788-8480

Lewis Events

Lowville – Lewis Eucharistic Adoration to be held.
Date: April 20
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 5
Place: St. Peter’s Church
Features: To Thank God for & To Honor the Most Blessed Sacrament, all are invited to an holy hour of exposition, silent adoration, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and benediction.

Lowville - St. Peter's Rosary and Altar Society is holding its annual spring rummage sale with bag sale and luncheon.
Date: April 20, 12 p.m. to 5 and April 21 (Bag sale), 12 p.m. to 2, Luncheon buffet, 11:30 a.m.
Place: St. Peter’s Church Hall

Houseville – The Feast of the Divine Mercy will be celebrated.
Date: April 23
Place: St. Hedwig’s Church
Schedule: Reconciliation will be available between 2 p.m. to 3 upstairs. Downstairs the DVD, "The Face of Mercy" will also be shown between 2 p.m. and 3. At 3 p.m. the Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration Program will be held.
Features: The Blessing of the Divine Mercy Image and Holy Cards and Pictures, the Presentation of Petitions, Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament, The Divine Mercy Chaplet, Homily and Benediction. Father Thomas J. Ward of Christ Our Hope Parishes- St. Joseph's in Boonville; St. Patrick's in Forestport, and Our Lady of the Snows in Otter Lake will be the Guest Celebrant. A cover dish reception will follow in the church hall.
Contact:  315-348-6260.

Lowville – Pizza and Prayer to be held every Monday.
Schedule:  5:30 p.m. to 6:15, pizza and social time; Bible Study 6:15 to 6:45; Pick up at 7 p.m.
Place: St. Peter’s Church 
Features: Open to high school students.  If you have your own Bible, you are welcome to bring it, but Bibles will be provided. Most P&P will be Bible studies. The first Monday of the month will be Eucharistic adoration in the chapel, following the same time structure.

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

Gouverneur – Fish and shrimp Fry to be held.
Date: April 14
Time: 4:30 to 6:15 p.m.
Place: St. James School
Cost: Adults, $10; Children 12 and under, $5; under 5, Free
Contact: Take-outs available, phone ahead for fast service and deliveries at 315-287-0130

Norfolk - The D.O.V.S (Diocese of Ogdensburg Vocation Society) is sponsoring a special Presentation.
Date: April 19
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Place: Fr. Amyot Parish Center
Speaker: Sr. Patty Urbinelli, SSJ, will present “My Journey Toward Final Vows – On Becoming a Sister of St. Joseph”.
Features: The program is free and open to anyone interested. Lunch provided.
Contact: RSVP to Connie at 315-265-2762 or the Vocations Office at 315-393-2920 by April 17th

Massena - Begin the journey from sin to sanctity with Bishop Barron's 9-week study program " Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues".
Date: Tues, from February 7 through April 4 (the week before Holy Week)
Time: 2 p.m. to 4 and also offered at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30
Place: St. Mary's Social Hall
Cost:  No Charge (though a free will offering will be accepted)
Contact: Visit website at www.massenacatholics.com or call the parish Rectory at 315-769-2469.

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 – Lenten Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament to be held.
Date: Beginning March 3 every Mon. and Fri during Lent
Time: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Church family room

Ogdensburg - Bishop LaValley will preside at a Mass of Healing for all those hurt by the church.
Date: April 23
Time: 3 p.m.
Place:  St. Mary’s Cathedral
Features: This celebration on Divine Mercy Sunday has been planned to acknowledge the pain caused by some pastoral leaders or workers in the Church and to apologize for the conduct that caused such grief.

Potsdam – Discerning men are invited to come together & consider the call the Roman Catholic Priesthood.
Dates: April 23; May 7
Time: 3 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Rectory
Features: Reflection and vespers.  No reservation necessary. Open to men who are Juniors in high school and older. 
Contact: Your Catholic Campus Minister or Fr. Stephen Rocker, pastor @pastorsmsp@gmail.com 315-265-9680; Fr. Doug Lucia, frdoug@twcny.rr.com or Fr. Bryan Stitt, bstitt@rcdony.org

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 – St. Mary’s & St. Joseph’s hold   Benediction and Adoration every Friday.
Time: 9 a.m. to 10
Place: St. Mary’s Church

Around the Diocese

Watertown – The 2017 diocesan High School Youth rally to be held.
Date: May 6
Place: IHC
Cost: $30
Features: This full-day event will feature keynote speaker Paul J. Kim, prayer, interactive workshops, games, and Mass presided by Bishop LaValley. Each group attending needs to have one Virtus-trained and background-checked adult for each eight students. Youth leaders can register themselves and youth at www.rcdony.org/youthrally/rally.
Contact: Kelly at kdonnelly@rcdony.org

Registration for 2017 season for Camp Guggenheim is now open through www.rcdony.org/camp   
Contact: For more information contact the Office of Youth Ministry at 315-393-2920 or vlalonde@rcdony.org

Father Chris Looby, pastor of St. Mary’s in Evans Mills, will lead a pilgrimage to Greece following in the Footsteps of Paul the Apostle. The trip Features a 3-night Greek Islands & Turkey cruise. Highlights include Athens, Taverna Dinner Show, 3-Night Cruise, Mykonos, Ephesus, Patmos, Santorini, Thessaloniki, Kavala, Philippi, Meteora, Delphi, Corinth, Acropolis.
Cost: Prices begin at $4149 for an inside double and $4299 for outside double. 
Contact: For more information please call Fr. Chris at(315)629-4425 or Mary McIntosh at Watertown AAA at (315)558-6372.  

Potsdam - The Offices of New Evangelization and Formation for Ministry are sponsoring a  a practical one day workshop on creating hospitable parishes.
Date: June 3
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Place: SUNY Potsdam
Cost: $35, includes all materials and lunch
Features: A hospitable community doesn’t “just happen.”  Hospitality takes effort and intentionality and work.  It isn’t just the responsibility of a select few on a hospitality committee. It requires each and every parishioner.
Contact: For details, information and to register, see http://rcdony.org/hospitality or contact Marika Donders at mdonders@rcdony.org

Saranac Lake - Two Rachel's Vineyard after-abortion healing retreats will be offered in the diocese in 2017.
Dates: The spring retreat will be June 16-18. The fall retreat will be Sept.1-3.
Place: Guggenheim Lodge
Features: Fr. Thomas Higman will serve as the chaplain for the spring retreat.   
Contact: For more information and a confidential registration form visit www.rcdony.org/prolife. Dates and locations of retreats outside the diocese are available at www.rachelsvineyard.org.

Saranac Lake – Family Guggenheim registration is now open.
Dates: Session 1: August 17 - August 20,  Session 2: August 24 - August 27,  Session 3: October 6 - October 8,
Features: Family Guggenheim welcomes families of all dimensions to come enjoy a weekend in the Adirondacks. Expect fun family workshops and activities that will have you working and laughing together. Celebrate Christ’s presence in your lives through liturgy nd special prayer services. Take time for great outdoor activities like paddle boat rides, beach volleyball, and hiking.
Contact: Register online at: http://www.rcdony.org/familylife.html

D.O.V.S (Diocese of Ogdensburg Vocation
Society)is a group of people who pray for and work to promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life in our diocese is seeking new members. DOVS meets most months, plan events to
thank priests and religious and annually take a pilgrimage.
Contact: Call Connie at 315-265-2762 or Cathy at the diocesan Vocations Office at 315-393-2920

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