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FALL RETREAT
Saranac Lake - A fall Retreat: “Praying with the Psalms of Creation” is set
Date:  Sept.15-17
Place: Guggenheim Lodge,
Features:  Facilitators are   Sister Bethany Fitzgerald, SSJ, Adult Faith Educator, Paul Hetzler, Horticulture & Natural Resources Educator, with Fr.  Paul Kelly as celebrant of Liturgy on Saturday. Suggested Offering:  $145 (includes all meals Friday evening through Sun. afternoon).    
Contact:  Register at 315-212-6592 or email srbethssj@gmail.com by Sept.  12.

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

TENT SALE
Peru – St. Vincent’s Thrift Store will be holding its annual tent sale of gently used fall/winter clothing and footwear.
Schedule: Sept. 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30; Sept. 15 – 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Features: Customers can fill a large bag with merchandise for $8

40th ANNUAL APPLEFEST
Peru – St. Augustine’s Parish will host the 40th Annual Applefest.
Date: Sept. 16 and 17
Place: Parish Grounds
Schedule:  Parade begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Peru Elementary and ends at the Parish Grounds.  Following there will be live music, craft fair,  food, games, rides. SUNY Plattsburgh Gospel Choir will perform on Saturday.  The Bootleg Band will play both days. Sunday chicken bbq begins at noon.

HARVEST DINNER
Mooers Forks – St. Ann’s Church will have a Harvest dinner with Fried Turkey and all of the trimmings.
Date: Sept. 17
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Adults, $10; Children, $5

SPAGHETTI DINNER
Morrisonville – K of C to sponsor all you can eat spaghetti dinner
Date: Sept. 23
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30
Place: St. Alexander’s Parish Jubilee Hall; eat in or carry out
Cost: Adults, $8; Children 5-12, $5; under 4, Free

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Plattsburgh – Seton Catholic is in need of supplies and volunteers to help spruce up the exterior of the campus.
Features:  Items needed -paint supplies, brushes, drop cloths, clean rags, Tupperware tubs to organize supplies,  top soil for garden beds, gravel for asphalt repair, asphalt sealer, cement pad for a basketball area, power washers, etc.  We could also use assistance with the removal of dead trees.
Contact: Please call 518-561-4031, Option 7 for more information.

HOST FAMILIES WANTED
Plattsburgh – Seton Catholic is seeking homes for international students
Features: Host Family openings available. Host Families receive a monthly stipend to offset living expenses.
Contact:  Email Todd Everleth, Director of International Students, at teverleth@thesetonschools.org or call 518-561-4031.

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

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Franklin Events

HAM SUPPER AND RAFFLE
Constable – St. Francis Church Altar Rosary and K of C Annual Ham Supper and Raffle is set
Date: Sept. 16
Time: 4 p.m. to 7
Place: St. Francis Church
Cost: Adults, $10; Children 12 and under, $5
Features: Lots of great raffles prizes

BREAKFAST BUFFET
Brushton – St. Mary’s events committee to have a breakfast buffet.
Date: Sept. 17
Time: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Parish Center
Cost: Adults, $8; Seniors, $7; Children 6-12, $4; under 5, Free; Immediate Family of 5 or more, $25
Contact: Take-outs, call 518-529-6580

HOLY HARVEST FESTIVAL
Malone - St. André Bessette Parish to have its Holy Harvest Festival
Date: Sept. 24
Time: 12 p.m. to 3
Place: Holy Family School
Features: A harvest dinner featuring smoked pulled pork, potato salad, coleslaw, corn on the cob, macaroni & cheese, baked beans, rolls and dessert will begin at noon.  Cost for the meal: Adults, $10; Seniors, $8; Children 6-12, $6; under 5, Free.Take-outs will be available.  Entertainment by the Old Timer’s Band.  Harvest table filled with goodies, children’s games & activities and a raffle with a $1,000 first prize!   

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 

Hamilton Events

PILGRIMAGE TO AURIESVILLE
Wells - A Pilgrimage to the Martyrs' Shrine at Auriesville, is being planned for parishioners of St. Ann’s and St. James Major in Lake Pleasant
Date: Oct 13
Features: A Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Sony Pulickal.  More information will be available in church bulletins.

Jefferson Events

ADORATION
Adams - The St. Joseph of Cupertino Fraternity will hold adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Date: Sept. 23
Time: 10 a.m. to Noon
Place: St. Cecilia’s Church
Features: To pray for vocations

CIDER DAYS
Sackets Harbor – Cider Days to be held at St. Andrew’s Church.
Date: Sept. 24
Time: 12 p.m. to 5
Features: games, food, and music. 

BEREAVEMENT MEETING
Watertown – Bereavement meeting to be held.
Date: Sept. 25
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: SSJ Motherhouse
Speaker:  James Monaco, Local psychoanalyst on  “Mourning Your Loss”

SPAGHETTI SUPPER
Watertown – St. Anthony’s Church Altar Rosary Society to have a spaghetti dinner.
Date: Sept. 28
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

TRANSITUS OF ST. FRANCIS
Adams - The St. Joseph of Cupertino Fraternity will celebrate the transitus of St. Francis to eternal life.
Date: Oct. 3
Time: 6:30 p.m.

LOGO CONTEST
Watertown – St. Anthony’s Vocation Committee will be sponsoring a vocation logo contest.
Date: Submissions deadline Oct. 13
Theme: From John 10:27 “My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord; I know them, and they follow me.”
Features: The submission fee is one Hail Mary for vocations. The new logo will be revealed Nov. 5 to kick-off National Vocation Awareness Week. 
Contact: Submissions should be sent with name, phone number, address and parish to watertownvocations@catholicwatertown.org or 1613 State Street, Watertown, NY 13601

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: 2 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

ADORATION
Lowville - To Thank God for & To Honor the Most Blessed Sacrament, all are invited to one hour of exposition, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, silent adoration, and benediction.
Date: Sept. 21
Time: 4 p.m. to 5
Place: St. Peter’s Church

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS
Houseville – Divine Mercy Devotions for the month of October to be held.
Date: Oct. 1
Schedule: At 2:25 p.m. before the monthly devotions, we will view the DVD entitled, "God's Master Plan" from  the Series: Divine Mercy in the Second Greatest Story Ever Told by Fr. Michael Gaitley MIC. At 3 p.m. The program includes: Vespers (Evening Prayer), Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction.
Place: St. Hedwig’s Church
Contact: 315-348-6260

PIZZA AND PRAYER
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.

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

CABBAGE ROLL SALE
Norwood – The Norwood Knights of Columbus 2309 will host the 22nd annual Cabbage Roll Sale.
Date: Sept. 16
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Place: St. Andrew’s Church basement
Contact: Pre-orders Mark Tebo 315-353-8821, Phil Regan 315-353-9917, John Murray 315-353-2334, Jim Murray 315-261-9975

LIFE CHAIN
Potsdam – Life Chain to be held.
Date: Oct. 1
Time: 2 p.m. to 3
Place: Market & Main Street

CLM ASSOCIATION DINNER
Norfolk – Save the date for the Annual CLM (commissioned lay ministers) Association Dinner.
Date: Oct. 11
Place: Parish of the Visitation
Features: For all Commissioned Lay Ministers in St. Lawrence, Franklin and Adirondack Deaneries.  The special guest speaker will be Bishop Terry R. LaValley.
Contact: Jeannie Grizzuto at 315-393-2920 or e-mail jgrizzuto@rcdony.org

FATIMA ANNIVERSARY
Ogdensburg - The Legion of Mary in Ogdensburg invites everyone to join them in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun.
Date: Oct. 13
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Cathedral
Features: pray the Rosary, followed by a presentation of the film “The 13th Day”, a dramatic re-telling of the Story of Fatima through the memories of Sr. Lucia. No charge for this event.

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

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
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

HARVEST MASS
North Bangor – Bishop Terry LaValley Will preside at the Annual Harvest Mass.
Date: Sept. 17
Time: 2 p.m.
Place: St. Augustine’s Church

MARRIAGE JUBILEE MASS
Ogdensburg – Bishop Terry LaValley will be celebrating the 2017 Marriage Jubilee Mass.
Date: Sept. 24
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Cathedral
Features: This Mass is for all couples celebrating their anniversaries. Family and friends are welcome to attend. A light reception will be held in the Brzana Hall directly after the Mass.
Contact: register through your parish by  Sept. 8.  For questions, please contact Renee Grizzuto at (315) 393-2920 or rgrizzuto@rcdony.org.          

YOUTH LEADERSHIP WEEKEND
Saranac Lake - Students in grades 9-12 are invited to register for YOUth Lead, the annual leadership weekend held at Camp Guggenheim.
Date: Sept. 29 – Oct. 1
Cost: $60
Contact: To register: http://rcdony.org/youth/leadership.html.  For more information contact Kelly Donnelly at kdonnelly@rcdony.org.

FAMILY GUGGENHEIM
Saranac Lake – Family Guggenheim registration is now open.
Dates: 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/family-life.html

DOVS PILGRIMAGE
Syracuse – Join Bishop LaValley and DOVS (Diocese of Ogdensburg Vocation Society) on the annual pilgrimage to pray for vocations.
Date: Oct. 10
Place: We will visit St. Marianne Cope's shrine and museum and have Mass and holy hour at the newly renovated cathedral in Syracuse.
Contact: To reserve a spot or for more information, call Mary at 315-268-1016 or Connie at 315-265-2762.

CLM ASSOCIATION DINNER
Norfolk – Save the date for the Annual CLM (commissioned lay ministers) Association Dinner.
Date: Oct. 11
Place: Parish of the Visitation
Features: For all Commissioned Lay Ministers in St. Lawrence, Franklin and Adirondack Deaneries.  The special guest speaker will be Bishop Terry R. LaValley.
Contact: Jeannie Grizzuto at 315-393-2920 or e-mail jgrizzuto@rcdony.org

CELEBRATE CHRIST
Lake Placid - Join Catholics from the diocese at Celebrate Christ 2017.
Date: Oct. 21
Place: Crowne Plaza
Features: Chris Lowney author of five books, including the just-published Everyone Leads: How to Revitalize the Catholic Church is the keynote speaker. Chris has also authored the bestselling Heroic Leadership and Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He leads.   Leadership is a vital factor towards the diocesan priority of building parishes with living stones.
Contact: Registration information and a schedule for the day are available at www.rcdony.org/celebrate or by calling the Western Regional Faith Formation Office at (315) 782-3620. Registration for the event is required and must be made by Sept. 29. 

CARITAS DINNER
Ogdensburg –  The Annual Catholic Charities Caritas Dinner is set.
Date: Oct. 25
Time: 5:30 p.m. Cash Bar;  followed by dinner at 6
Place: Gran View Restaurant
Features: 2017 Honorees for the Caritas Award are Msgr. Joseph Aubin and Rev. Patrick Mundy.  President’s Award (posthumously) Mr. Alex Velto.
Contact: 315-393-2255

DIOCESAN YOUTH COUNCIL
Students in grades 10-12 are invited to apply to Diocesan Youth Council for the '17-'18 academic year! DYC members will grow in spiritual development and leadership to act as leaders in their parishes, as well as by helping to plan and lead some diocesan events.
Contact: Kelly Donnelly at kdonnelly@rcdony.org for more information.

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

Neighboring Dioceses

ENCOUNTER CAMP-OUT
Isle La Motte, Vt – The Worldwide Marriage Encounter Community Annual Camp-out to be held.
Date: Sept. 15-17
Place: St. Anne’s Shrine
Features: This is a Community event, all priests, religious, deacons and their families, and teenagers/children are welcome (do not need to be "Encountered").  There are cabin rooms, RV hookups, & tent sites.   On Sat. at 5 p.m. there will be Gary's Famous Chicken Barbecue; coming just for  BBQ is an option.
Contact: Andrea & Aaron Brassard at (802) 223-6561

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
Syracuse – The 2017 Syracuse Catholic Women’s Conference, “In Search of a Servant’s Heart,” is set
Date: Oct. 28, 2017
Speakers: Father Michael Gaitley; MIC, Sister Ignatia Henneberry, OSF; and Michael Dopp.
Contact: see http://www.syracusecatholicwomen.org/

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