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Peru – St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 to have a spaghetti dinner.
Date: Jan. 18
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30
Place: St. Augustine’s Parish Center
Cost: Adults, $9; Children 6-12, $4; 5 and under, Free
Features: Take-outs are available. Helps fund Coats for Kids, Kids Day Out, Youth Programs, Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest and More. 

Plattsburgh – Catholic Daughters Court #479 and Knights of Columbus Council #255 will co-Host an Adirondack Regional Blood Center Blood Drive.
Date: Jan. 23
Time: 4 p.m. to 7
Place: St. Peter Church, The Emmaus Room
Contact: 518-563-9483 or 518-536-0265

Washington D.C.  – Plattsburgh bus to Washington D.C for March for Life.
Schedule: Bus to leave St. Peters at 7:45 p.m. on Jan. 23 and it will return to Plattsburgh on Jan. 34
Cost: $30
Contact: Deacon Randy Smith 518-566-6229.

Treadwell Mills – The Knights of Columbus will hold a pancake breakfast.
Date: 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

Plattsburgh – Priesthood discernment group to meet for those men hearing the call.
Date: Feb. 2 & 16, March 1 & 29, April 19, May 3 & 10
Time: 3 p.m.
Place: St. Peter’s upper room
Features: For High School Junior men & older.  Meetings will have discernment, evening prayer & dinner.  It’s never too early to begin the discussion with your Pastor or another trusted priest.
Contact: Just drop in or contact Fr. Howard Venette: pastorsmoll@stmarysti.org 518 585 7144 or Fr. Christopher Carrara at ccarrara@rcdony.org 315-375-6571

Plattsburgh - Join us this Lent as we take 6 weeks to prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ!
Date: Tuesdays, Feb. 25 – March 31
Schedule: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. John’s Parish center classroom; 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the upper room at St. Peter’s
Features: The Road to Redemption, Cycle A. A Catholic Scripture Study International Program by Mitch Pacwa, S.J.  The six weeks leading up to Easter mark our own 40 days in the desert with Jesus. To prepare, each participant reads the Sunday readings along with the "Points to Ponder" commentary, answers the Study Questions & Questions for Reflection and "prays the scriptures.” All material is provided in the study guide.
Contact: Please call The Rectory office at 518-563-1692 to register by Feb. 18 When you call please make arrangements to pick up your study guide prior to the session on Feb. 25 ( We will be discussing the Week 1 Session - Temptation in the Desert at the 1st session).

Plattsburgh - You’re invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You are also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil.
Date: Feb. 26 – April 5
Place: Public right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood
Contact: If you’d like more information – and especially if you’d like to volunteer to help, please contact: Nancy Belzile 518-593-6024 www.40daysforlife.com/Plattsburgh

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.
Contact: For more information or if you have questions, please contact the church office at 518-561-5039.

Plattsburgh – The Sacred Heart Fraternity Secular Franciscan Order meets the second Sunday of 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 last 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 518-563-3773 or email sjohnsadoration@aol.com


Essex Events



Franklin Event

St. Regis Falls – Rosary Rally to be held for world peace and the sanctity of families.
Date: Jan. 25; Feb. 22, March 21
Time: 12 p.m.
Place: St. Ann’s Church
Contact: For more information call Elaine McGivney at 518-529-6133

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

Watertown - Bishop Robert Barron's "Catholicism" DVD presentation and discussion to be held.
Schedule: #2 – Jan. 16 - "Sacraments"; #3 – Jan. 23 - "Saints" #4 – Jan. 30 - "Prayer"; #5 – Feb. 6 - "Heaven & Hell"
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

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

Watertown – Surviving Divorce program to be held.
Date: 12 Sessions for 6 weeks starting Jan. 21 on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30
Place: St. Anthony’s Church
Features: Separated and divorced adults - come find support and healing.
Contact: For more information, contact Steve Tartaglia at startaglia@rcdony.org or (315) 393-2920.

Watertown – Heal Our Land Interfaith Respect Life Prayer Vigil to be held.
Date: Jan. 27
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: In front of Watertown Municipal Building on Washington Street
Features: Music by the King family - This peaceful half-hour vigil will be followed by refreshments in the nearby First Presbyterian Church. 
Contact: For further info contact Beti-Ann Honan at 315-782-3616 or Bette Hartzell at 315-785-1087

Watertown - St. Anthony’s church to have a Spaghetti Dinner.
Date: Jan. 30
Time: Take-outs begin at 4 p.m., dinner 4:30 p.m. to 6:30
Cost: Adults, $8; Half portions for children or adults, $4.50; children 3 and under, Free; Sauce, $5 quart (bring a pot); extra meatballs are .75 cents each.

Watertown – “Dare to be Holy”, A parish mission to be hosted by the parishes of St. Anthony, St. Patrick, Holy Family and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.
Schedule: Feb 9 at Holy Family Church; Feb. 10 at St. Patrick’s Church; Feb. 11 at St. Anthony’s Church; Feb. 12 at Sacred Heart Church
Time: 6:30 p.m. all days & extra special session after 12 p.m. Mass at St. Patrick’s Church Feb. 10-12
Features: Bill Wegner will be joining us to preach our Parish Mission.  Everyone welcome.  Offering will be taken.  Refreshments will be served.
Contact: For more information call 315-782-1190

Watertown – Priesthood discernment group to meet for those men hearing the call.
Date: Feb. 23, March 22, April 26, May 31
Time: 3 p.m.
Place: St. Anthony’s Church Sechi Hall
Features: For High School Junior men & older.  Meetings will have discernment, evening prayer & dinner.  It’s never too early to begin the discussion with your Pastor or another trusted priest.
Contact: Just drop in or contact Fr. Chris Looby at fatherlooby@gmail.com 315-782-1190 or Fr. Christopher Carrara at ccarrara@rcdony.org 315-375-6571

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

Lyons Falls – The Father Paschal Rys Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring an all you can eat pancake brunch.
Date: Jan. 19
Time: 8 a.m. to noon
Place: St. John’s Church Hall
Cost: Adults, $8; Students, $5; Under 5, Free

Houseville – Divine Mercy devotions to be held for the month of February.
Date: Feb. 2
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

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

Norwood - The Father's Song-Listening for and learning the voice of God.
Date: Jan. 26
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Place: St. Andrew’s Church Hall (Enter through side door)
Features: All women are welcome to join us for faith, fellowship, and snacks. There is no cost to attend.
Contact: For more information, call/text/email Sara at 315-212-7565 or narrow56@gmail.com

Potsdam – Priesthood discernment group to meet for those men hearing the call.
Date: Feb. 2, March 1, April 5
Time: 1 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Rectory
Features: For High School Junior men & older.  Meetings will have discernment, evening prayer & dinner.  It’s never too early to begin the discussion with your Pastor or another trusted priest.
Contact: Just drop in or contact Fr. Stephen Rocker at srocker164@yahoo.com or 315-265-9680 or Fr. Christopher Carrara at ccarrara@rcdony.org 315-375-6571

Massena – 8 Week series to be held unlocking the mystery of the bible.
Date: Tuesdays, Feb. 4 – March 31
Time: 2 p.m. to 4 & 6:30 p.m. to 8:30
Place: St. Mary’s Social Hall
Cost: Free-will offering
Contact: 315-769-2469 or smarion@massenacatholics.com ; massenacatholics.com

Gouverneur – St. James School Gala with the theme of “God Bless the USA” to be held.
Date: Feb. 8
Time: Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; Treasure Chest Keys go on sale at 6:30 p.m.
Place: St. James School
Cost: $60 per person; $45 special ticket price for active and retired military, law enforcement, and emergency responders.
Features: Tickets are available at the parish office or log onto stjamesk-6.org, hit the donate button and purchase your tickets. Ticket includes: Admission to our auctions, raffles, appetizers, full course dinner, dessert bar, drinks and dancing. Must be 21 years of age. Formal attire is optional. Join us as we ignite the pride in every American heart and celebrate our Hometown Heroes.

Canton – Knights of Columbus to sponsor a pancake breakfast.
Date: Feb. 9
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Place: St. Mary’s School Gym
Cost: Adults, $7; Children 5-10, $5; Under 5, Free; Families, $30

Massena – St. Mary’s Church to have a Healing Mass.
Date: Feb. 11
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Church
Contact: Parish office at 315-769-2469 for more information.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lake Placid – Diocesan Youth Rally to be held for grades 7-12.
Date: April 25
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Place: High Peaks Resort
Cost: $30, All inclusive
Features: The Youth office is excited to bring young people together for a celebratory day filled with “God’s All Encompassing Love”. The theme of “Under The Big Top” sets the tone for a carnival style event with fun games, entertainment, great food, a wonderful resort location, a dynamic speaker and a closing Mass offered by Bishop Terry LaValley. This year our Keynote speaker will be, Doug Tooke. Doug Tooke is a dynamic and energetic speaker with more than 20 years in Ministry. Utilizing cinematic storytelling, Doug’s presentations inspire and motivate people to seek a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Also appearing will be the Gratto Fellows Circus Performers showcasing their interactive juggling, unicycling, rope walking, and other feats of daring, bravery and comedic entertainment. You can also try your skill or luck at one of the Carnival Game tables and we will have great music all day long! Carnival style lunch will be provided by the High Peaks Resort.
Contact: Tom Semeraro at 315-393-2920 ext. 1415 or register at www.rcdony.org/youthrally/rally

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