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FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS
Lake Placid – The Festival of Lessons and Carols to feature the Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble.
Date: Dec. 22
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: St. Agnes Church
Cost: Donation of $10
Features: Anthems, carols, and hymns illuminate the Christmas story with community readers and congregational singing.
Contact: For more information contact drew.benware@gmail.com

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

PEACE IN THE WOMB CAROLING
Plattsburgh – Christmas Caroling to be held.
Date: Dec. 9
Time: 10 a.m.
Place: Planned Parenthood
Features: In the Christmas story, hope enters the world through the birth of a child, even in the midst of difficult circumstances. Join us as we sing carols and share this Christmas hope where it’s needed most: the abortion facility right here in our community.
Contact: More Info contact Nancy Belzile, Chair at Champlain Valley Right to Life at 518-593-6024

CRAFT SHOW
Morrisonville – St. Alexander’s Church will be having their 8th Annual North Country Christmas Craft Show.
Date: Dec. 14
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Features: the works of local vendors, a fabulous Bake Shop with all your favorite Christmas Treats, Basket Raffle and More... and Don't forget to stop by and have lunch at Padre's Cafe'. See you there!

FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS
Plattsburgh – The Festival of Lessons and Carols to feature the Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble.
Date: Dec. 21
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: St. Peter’s Church
Cost: Donation of $10
Features: Anthems, carols, and hymns illuminate the Christmas story with community readers and congregational singing.
Contact: For more information contact drew.benware@gmail.com

PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Treadwell Mills – The Knights of Columbus will hold a pancake breakfast.
Date: Jan. 5, Feb. 2, March 1 & April 5
Time: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Place: St. Joseph’s Parish Hall
Cost: Adults, $8; Children 6-12, $4; 5 and under, Free

CHARISMATIC PRAYER GATHERING
Morrisonville – A Charismatic Prayer Gathering is to be held.
Date: The 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: St. Alexander’s Church
Features: A time for prayer, praise, scripture, song, sharing and fellowship. All are welcome! An opportunity to grow in our relationship with God and each other.

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)

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

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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

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

CATHOLICISM
Watertown - Bishop Robert Barron's "Catholicism" DVD presentation and discussion to be held.
Date: Dec. 12 (Part 5)
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Dostie Hall at Sacred Heart Church
Features: Explore the faith through stories, biographies, & images; like a world tour of persons, places, & cathedrals.  All believers welcome.  Refreshments.
Contact: Holy Family Rectory, 315-782-2468

IHC MYSTERY PLAYERS ADVENT
Watertown – IHC Mystery players to present their Advent play.
Schedule: Dec. 15 at Village Baptist Church, Adams at 6 p.m.; Dec. 22 at Holy Family Church, Watertown at 7:15 p.m.

ADORATION FOR VOCATIONS
Watertown – The St. Joseph Cupertino Fraternity of the Secular Franciscans will be having adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for vocations into the priesthood and religious life.
Date: Dec. 28
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Place: St. Patrick’s Church
Features: We extend our welcome for all to join us and share some moments in prayer.

SPAGHETTI DINNER
Adams - The Knights of Columbus will have a spaghetti dinner.
Date: Jan. 18
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7
Place: St. Cecilia’s Church
Cost: Adults, $7; Seniors, $6; Children, $4; Children 5 and under, Free
Contact: For more information call Joe Hulbert at 315-465-6543

TI CATHOLIC MEN’S GROUP
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.

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.


Lewis Events

INTERNATIONAL NATIVITY
Houseville - All are welcome to an International Exhibit of Christmas Creches-Nativities.
Date: Dec. 15, 22, 29 and Jan. 5
Time: before or after the celebration of the 11 a.m. Mass, or between 1p.m. to 3 or by appointment
Place: St. Hedwig’s Church
Features: The exhibit is free and open to the public. Help keep Christ in Christmas. Bring family and friends and experience the universality of the Birth of the Christ-Child as experienced through the eyes of many different cultures.

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

MANICOTTI MONDAY
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.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
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.

MEN SHARPEN MEN
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

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

CURSILLO EVENTS
Ogdensburg - North Country Cursillo event to be held. 
Schedule: For Women Dec. 12-15
Place: Wadhams Hall
Features: Cursillo is a means to help Catholic Christians realize the depth of God’s love for each of us and the beauty of our Catholic Faith. It provides a simple method to help one develop and grow in Faith and better live the daily struggle of the Christian life. A Cursillo Weekend is an encounter with Christ, others and self. Cursillo means “short course” and consists of talks given by priests and lay persons with participation in small group discussions.  Weekend participants also share the Eucharist, sing, pray and fellowship together.
Contact: For more information please contact the person in your area: Watertown/Ogdensburg Area: Anne Seegebarth Email: ams2962@gmail.com, Phone: 315-783-4596; Canton/Massena Area: Michael Neaton Email: neatonmichael@yahoo.com, Phone: 315-335-6302 or 315-261-4150; Port Henry/Ticonderoga Area: Dan Stewart Email: dshope4444@gmail.com,  Phone: 518-898-6851; Plattsburgh Area or other not listed above: Ken Racette Email: kracette1a@gmail.com Phone: 518-314-1505 or 518-578-3056

YOUTH BUSES FOR LIFE
Washington, DC – Registration is now open for the Youth Buses for life.
Date: Jan. 26, 2020
Cost: $200
Features: Buses depart the North Country and the cost will include transportation, 3 hotel stays, 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 2 lunches, t-shirt, slingbag and an awesome experience! Western bus departs from IHC in Watertown. Northern bus departs from Massena with stops in Canton and Gouverneur. March for Life in our nation's capital and participate in the Life is Very Good Rally and Mass and the National Prolife Summit!
Contact: Registration and more information at www.rcdony.org/prolife

YOUTH LENTEN RETREAT
Lenten retreats to be held for young people in grades 7 to 12
Schedule: Feb. 29 at St. Patrick’s, Watertown; March 7 at St. Mary’s, Champlain
Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
Features: There is no fee to attend.  Each retreat will focus on 3 aspects to aid us in centering ourselves on Jesus Christ and strengthening our relationship with our loving God. Each afternoon retreat will be fun, heart and mind opening and spiritually rejuvenating.
Contact: To register go to www.rcdony.org/youthlenten/lenten-retreat.html or contact Virginia Demers, at: vdemers@rcdony.org - 315-393-2920 ext.1401

LEAD EVENT
Lake Placid – Diocesan LEAD event to be held. 
Date: March 9-10
Place: Crowne Plaza
Cost: One LEAD member is free, Additional members cost $50.  If you have a team of 3 the cost is $120.  Non-LEAD parishes cost $75 per person.
Features: The theme will be “The Catechumen’s Journey: The Initiation process”.  Creating Holy Moments for New Disciples.  Participants are responsible for their own hotel accommodations and expense. Mention the event when registering with the hotel.
Contact: Jessica Hargrave by email: jhargrave@rcdony.org or by phone: (315)393-2920

DAY OF REFLECTION
Lead event to be held in the Eastern and Western region of the diocese.
Date: March 21
Time: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Place: Eastern Region, St. John XXIII Newman Center, Plattsburgh.  Speaker will be Deacon Mark Bennett.  Western Region, Wadhams Hall, Ogdensburg.  Speaker will be Deacon Jim Crowley.
Cost: One LEAD member is free.  Additional Lead member and non-members fee is $20
Contact: Jessica Hargrave at jhargrave@rcdony.org or call 315-393-2920

CONFIRMATION RETREAT
Net Ministries challenges young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the church.
Schedule: March 28, St. Augustine’s Church, Peru 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; March 29, at Sacred Heart Church, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $30 per student (meal included)
Contact: These are a first come, first served basis registration, so don’t be the last and miss the chance to attend.  Register by March 18 by emailing crussell@rcdony.org or by calling 315-393-2920

Neighboring Dioceses

DISCERNMENT RETREAT
Syracuse – The Vocations directors of update NY will hold a discernment retreat.
Date: Jan. 5 – 7
Time: Sunday Evening to Tuesday Morning.
Place: Christ the King Retreat House (500 Brookford Rd, Syracuse
Features: Have you felt the invitation to follow Jesus Christ as a Catholic Priest?  Gather with other young men from across New York State who are considering the call to the priesthood. Hear dynamic talks on the priesthood delivered by NY Vocation Directors. Meet seminarians and hear their stories. Enjoy Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament as well as time for silent prayer. Have an opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Take your spiritual life to the next level.  Be inspired to live your life generously.
Contact: Father Christopher Carrara at ccarrara@rcdony.org, 315-393-2920 or speak with your pastor.

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