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CATHOLIC MEN’S GROUP
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

HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Plattsburgh - "Human Trafficking in Your Backyard?" Elizabeth Horsman, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of New York, will speak on this topic.
Date: April 18
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: St. John XXIII Newman Center
Features: Presentation will include: What does modern day slavery look like? Where is it happening? What are ways to eradicate it in our own area and in the places we travel? Event is sponsored by St. John XXIII Newman Club and Sisters of St. Joseph Social Justice Committee. Event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

HEALING HEARTS OF CHILDREN
Peru – An Elijah House Teaching Series has been planned
Date: April 19 and 26
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: St. Augustine’s Parish Center
Features: From tips for new parents in healthy training of children, to repairing the spiritual injuries of adult children., the lessons shift the focus from who to blame for what has gone wrong, to how to restore honor and Godly interactions in family relationships.

SPAGHETTI DINNER
Peru – Peru Knights of Columbus to have a spaghetti dinner.
Date: April 21
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30
Place: St. Augustine’s Parish Center
Menu: regular and gluten-free spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert
Cost: Adults, $7.50; Children 6 to 12, $2.50; under 5, Free; Take-outs available.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Treadwell Mills – The K of C will hold an all you can eat Pancake Breakfast.
Date: April 22
Time: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Place: St. Joseph’s Church Parish Hall
Cost: Adults, $7; Children 6-12, $3; under 5, Free

LAKESIDERS FISHERS CLUB
Plattsburgh – The Fishers Club, a discernment program for men (juniors in high school and older) open to the possible vocation to the priesthood, to meet
Dates: April 22; May 6.
Time: 3 p.m.
Place: St. Peter’s
Features:  discussion, evening prayer and dinner.
Contact:  Fr.Howard Venette pastor.stbarts@roadrunner.com/315-369-3554 

TEA FOR TWO
Peru - The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Monica is hosting its Annual Tea Party
Date: April 22
Time: 1 p.m. to 4
Place: St. Augustine’s Parish Center
Cost: $10
Features: proceeds will support the Elmore SPCA. This year’s theme is “Fabulous 50’s, featuring 50’s music and contests for dance, hula hoop, costumes
Contact: For more information, Jane Woods at: janie124766@yahoo.com.

CLM EVENT
Au Sable Forks – All Commissioned Lay Ministers are invited to a special event.
Date: May 12
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Place: Holy Name Church and School
Cost: $10
Speaker: Fr. Paul Kelly
Topic: The Holy Spirit Empowers Us!
Contact: Online pre-registration is encouraged. www.rcdony.org/formation/commissioned-layministers/clm-event-registration.html
or by mail to: PO Box 106 Canajoharie, NY 13317

ALUMNI REUNION
Plattsburgh – The Seton Catholic, MAI & SJA Alumni Reunion is set
Date: May 25 – 27
Schedule: May 25, Golf at Harmony Golf Course at 11 a.m.; Welcome Back reception at Valcour Brewing Company at 6 p.m.; May 26, School tours from Noon to 2 p.m., Alumni Banquet at the Westside Ballroom at 6 p.m.; May 27, Mass at St. John’s Church at 9:30 a.m.
Contact: Susan Pellerin at 518-561-4031 option7 to register

GARAGE SALE
Plattsburgh – Donations are being accepted now for the Seton Garage Sale.
Date: Donations accepted now, Garage sale to be held June 2 and 3
Features: Items needed: Furniture, Books, DVDs, Clothing & Shoes, Home Décor, Kitchen Supplies, Holiday Decorations, Electronics (no TVs or printers), Jewelry, Small Appliances, Athletic Items, Toys/Games, Bikes, Accessories, Etc. Drop off locations at Seton Academy and Seton Catholic.
Contact: If you need assistance with your donation, we will pick it up for you.  Call or text Hank at 660-626-7442

BECOME A HOST PARENT
Plattsburgh - International students from around the world attend Seton Catholic to improve their English skills and immerse themselves in American culture. Host families are needed
Features: Host parents receive a generous stipend, a handbook and 24/7 support for guidance
Contact: Cara Chapman, Director of International Students, at cchapman@thesetonschools.org or 518-561-4031 ext. 2004 with questions or for an application

SECULAR FRANCISCAN ORDER
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)

DONATIONS REQUESTED
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

CLOTHES, SHOES DONATION CENTER
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.

MONTHLY PRAYER GROUP
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

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

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
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

BECOME A HOST PARENT
Plattsburgh - International students from around the world attend Seton Catholic to improve their English skills and immerse themselves in American culture. Host families are needed
Features: Host parents receive a generous stipend, a handbook, guidance
Contact: Cara Chapman, cchapman@thesetonschools.org or 518-561-4031 ext. 2004 with questions or for an application

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Franklin Event

HEARTS ON FIRE
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

IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
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

DEVOTION AND HOLY HOUR
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 


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Jefferson Events

LOSING A LOVED ONE
Watertown – Bereavement meeting to be held.
Date: April 23
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: SSJ Motherhouse

SPAGHETTI SUPPER
Watertown – St. Anthony’s Altar Rosary to have a spaghetti dinner.
Date: April 26
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Place: Msgr. Sechi Hall
Cost: Adults, $8, Children, $4; Children under 3, Free; Sauce, $5 per quart; Meatballs, $.75
Features: Take-out available at 4 p.m., please bring your own containers

HAM DINNER
Evans Mills – Ham dinner to be held to benefit the Indian River Catholics.
Date: April 28
Time: 4 p.m. to 7:30
Place: St. Mary’s Church
Contact: For more information, call 315-629-4678

SPAGHETTI DINNER
Evans Mills – Spaghetti and Meatball dinner to be held to benefit the Indian River Knights of Columbus.
Date: May 5
Time: 4 p.m. to 7:30
Place: St. Mary’s Parish Center
Cost: Adults, $7; Senior Citizens, $6; Children under 12, $5; under 5, Free if eating at the parish center; Sauce, $5 per quart

TO SHRINES IN MONTREAL
Clayton - Parishioners from the parishes of St. Mary's, and St. John's, LaFargeville are sponsoring a day trip to Montreal to visit St. Joseph's Oratory and Notre Dame Basilica.
Date: May 15
Cost: $125 covers coach transportation from St. Mary's, admission and tour costs, lunch, and dinner in Old Montreal.
Schedule: Bus leaves at 7a.m. from St. Mary's. Trip includes a guided tour at each church, visiting the Oratory's museum and gift shops at both locations. Fr. Art LaBaff will say Mass for the group in the crypt church at St. Joseph's. Arrival back at St. Mary's is expected to be between 9.30 and 10 p.m.
Contact:  St. Mary's Church at 315-686-3398.

ROSARY CRUSADE
Carthage – The 16th Annual Family Rosary Crusade to be held.
Date: May 18
Place: St. James Minor Church
Schedule: begins with Mass at 5:15 p.m. followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. At 6 p.m. and at the top of the next seven hours, three complete Rosaries will be prayed in honor of Our Ladies Seven Sorrows. Each hour also has specific intentions.
Features: Artist and event coordinator, Bob Renaud, also paints a painting each year to set a theme. For those attending St. James for at least three hours (in honor of Our Lord's passion and suffering), a print of the painting will be distributed. This year's painting is entitled; 'With the Queen of Hearts, There's Hope'. 
Contact: For more information about the event you may wish to check out the St. James parish website: catholicsofcarthagecopenhagen.org Or the artist's personal website: bobrenaudart.com

CURSILLO MEETING
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

EUCHARIST PRAYER GROUP
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

HIBERNIANS SEEKS MEMBERS
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.

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

SECULAR FRANCISCANS MEETING
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

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
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

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

HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS
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.)

LIFERIGHT MEETING
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

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS
Houseville – Divine Mercy Devotions for the month of May to be held.
Date: May 6
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. 

IMPACT NIGHTS
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. 

MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
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

ACIES CEREMONY
Ogdensburg – Legion of Mary will celebrate the annual ACIES Ceremony.
Date: April 28
Time: after the 4 p.m. Mass.
Place: St. Mary’s Cathedral
Features: The Legion of Mary, Our Lady of Perpetual Help praesidium invites everyone who has a special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary to come to this service. This is also an opportunity to find out more about the Legion of Mary and its mission in our diocese.  Following Mass we will pray the legion prayers and make a consecration to our Blessed Mother in the sanctuary. Light snacks follow in Bishop Brzana Hall.

MIDLANDERS FISHERS CLUB
Canton - Fishers Club, a discernment program for young men (juniors in high school and up) who are open to a possible vocation to the priesthood, will meet
Place: St. Mary’s Rectory
Time: 9 a.m.
Schedule: April 28
Features: brunch, discussion, and prayer with Fathers Douglas Lucia and Bryan Stitt.  
Contact: Fr. Doug Lucia dlucia@rcdony.org/315-348-4466

SPRING RETREAT FOR ADULTS
Morristown – Spring Retreat for Adults to be held.
Date: May 4-6
Place: Cedarhaven
Cost: $125 (Suggested offering)
Speaker: Sister Bethany Fitzgerald, SSJ
Features: Living the ‘Bookend Beatitudes’: an invitation to explore the first and eight beatitudes and ways to put them into practice through prayer, sharing and other spiritual practices.
Contact: 315-212-6592 or srbeth@gmail.com

SCHOOL REGISTRATION
Canton - St. Mary’s Catholic School is now accepting registrations for the 2018-19 school year, Nursery through 6th grade. 
Features: St. Mary’s offers a faith-based, academically rigorous education, along with a family-oriented environment.  Small classes and latch-key services are additional benefits. 
Contact: To register, please call the school at 315-386-3572 or email at smsoffice@twcny.rr.com. 

SPIRITUAL BOOK CLUB
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

ST. RAPHAEL’S FOOD PANTRY
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.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
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

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

HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS
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

FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION
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.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
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

PARISH VOCATION MEETINGS
Three regional parish vocation ministry meetings have been scheduled for those currently involved and those who wish to get started.
Schedule: April 21 in Watertown; May 5 in Norfolk
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30
Contact: Contact Cathy Russell at crussell@rcdony.org or slippincott@rcdony.org for more information.

YOUTH RALLY
Canton –  The annual diocesan Youth Rally to be held for grades 6-12.
Date: April 28
Place: St. Mary’s
Cost: $25 (Includes lunch and a guaranteed t-shirt) for those registered by March 15. $30 (Includes lunch. T-shirt while supplies last) for those registered after March 15.
Features: The day will include keynote speaker Bob Perron, interactive park, prayer, workshops, and a closing Mass celebrated by Bishop LaValley.
Contact: Youth leaders can register their groups at www.rcdony.org/youthrally/rally

YOUNG ADULT DAY
Isle La Mott, VT - The Diocese of Burlington Office for Youth and Young Adults Ministry invites young adults to their Young Adult Day at St. Anne's Shrine for fun, reflection, fellowship and spiritual growth.
Date: April 29
Time: 2 p.m. to 7
Features: Day Will include presentations, time for fellowship and reflection, Mass, cookout.
Contact:  William Gavin, Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministry: wgavin@vermontcatholic.org

YOUTH MINISTER CERTIFICATION
Register to spend a morning completing two courses in the Youth Minister Certification Program and sharing ideas with fellow youth ministers.
Schedule: May 12 in Watertown and May 19 in Plattsburgh
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Features: Course 5 (The Youth Minister as Model of Mission & Apologetics) and Course 6 (The Youth Minister as Model of Prayer and Worship)
Contact: Register by emailing vdemers@rcdony.org

RACHEL’S VINEYARD
Saranac Lake - A Rachel’s Vineyard after-abortion healing retreat is set
Date: June 1-3
Place: Guggenheim Lodge
Features: Father Mark Reilly will serve as the retreat chaplain. Confidential registration forms are located at the Respect Life webpage: www.rcdony.org/prolife.

CATHOLIC HEART WORKCAMP
Plattsburgh - Catholic Heart Workcamp (CHWC) is returning to Plattsburgh
Date: June 24 to 29
Place: Seton Catholic Central
Schedule: Daily Mass, Penance and prayer, work in the community.
Cost: $375 which includes meals, lodging, transportation to the work sites, t-shirts and snacks.
Features: Open to high school (entering 9th grade in Fall 2018) and college students. Catholic Heart Workcamp’s mission is to inspire young people to live as disciples of Christ through serving others and to foster the Catholic faith of each participant. During the week, campers will volunteer at various sites throughout the Plattsburgh area during the day and participate in fun, faith-building programs in the evening.
Contact: For information about the Plattsburgh camp or to register, please contact managers Jocelyn Kelly and Samantha Poulin at chwc.ogdensburg@gmail.com or call Jocelyn at 518-651-0786. Additional information about CHWC can be found at www.heartworkcamp.com.

TRIP TO YANKEE GAME
Canton - The Canton Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a Yankee Baseball Trip to New York City.
Date: Aug. 10
Cost:  $230 per/person double occupancy. The price includes luxury coach transportation, ticket to the ballgame, one night’s hotel stay at Meadowlands River Inn and breakfast on Saturday.
Contact: For more information or to register, email: cantonkofc@gmail.com or call 315-714-2016.

CAMP GUGGENHEIM
Registration for Camp Guggenheim is open. Weeks 1-5 are open to ages 12-15, and Week 6 is open to 16-18 year-olds.
Contact: Register at www.rcdony.org/camp

DOVS MEMBERS SOUGHT
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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