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Ellenburg Center – Our Lady of the Adirondacks House of Prayer will observe the 46th anniversary of Founder’s Day.
Date: Aug. 18
Time: 10 a.m.
Features: Bishop Terry R. LaValley will be the main celebrant of the Mass and Homilist.  Fr. Jack Downs will give a presentation on Pope Francis’ new Apostolic Exhortation, “rejoice and Be Glad.” Lunch will follow Mass.
Contact: For reservations please call 518-594-3253 or 518-236-6016 by Aug. 11

Saranac Lake – Come away and rest awhile with the Lord amid the beauties of Fall in the Adirondack Mountains.
Date: Sept. 14-16
Place: Guggenheim Lodge
Cost: $145, Tenting or Commuter Option, $75
Theme: Living the ‘Bookend Beatitudes’: an invitation to discover ways to put the First and Eighth Beatitude into practice through prayer, sharing and other spiritual practices.
Features: Sister Bethany Fitzgerald, SSJ, Faith Formation Educator, Paul Hetzler, Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Horticulture and Natural Resource Educator and Fr. Paul Kelly will celebrant for Mass on Saturday afternoon.
Contact: To register, call: 315-212-6592 or email: srbethssj@gmail.com

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

Redford – The 162 Annual Redford picnic to be held.
Date: Aug. 19
Place: Church of the Assumption Parish Center
Schedule: Following the 10:30 a.m. Mass; 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ham and Roast beef dinners will be served at the Parish Gym Center.  There will be a variety of games for people of all ages, Skilo, Pie Wheel, Fancy Booth and the main attraction, the oldest merry-go-round in North America.  Pull Tabs, Games, Fancy Booth, food and Rummage sale.  Musical entertainment will be provided from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. with music by Roy Hurd from 2 p.m. to 4.  The event will end with the $5,000 cash raffle winners at 6:15 p.m. (on need not be present to win).

AuSable Forks – Holy Name Church to have their annual Labor Day celebration.
Date: Sept. 3
Schedule: Parade begins at 10 a.m. followed by games of skill, games of chance, BINGO, pull tabs, food & drinks, music, fun and games for all ages including, bounce house, dunking tank, and ending with our $3,000 big raffle. Admission is free. Famous Sid Ward cutting boards available all day. Watch a chain saw carving demonstration by Ted Holzer and enter for a chance to win one of his beautiful carved benches.

Morrisonville – A Healing Mass to be held.
Date: Sept. 6
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: St. Alexander’s Church
Features: The evening includes Anointing of the Sick, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacrament of Reconciliation and opportunity for individual prayer with members of Living Waters Healing Ministry.                                              

Peru – The 41st annual St. Augustine’s Applefest will be held.
Date: Sept. 15-16.
Place: 3030 Main Street
Features: Saturday’s giant parade begins at 11 a.m. at the Peru Elementary School and ends at the Applefest grounds. Two days of live music, a giant craft fair, a variety of foods, games and several new rides. Sunday afternoon there will be a chicken BBQ. Saturday’s music features singer Mitch Willette followed by the Bootleg Band.  On Sunday Taylor LaValley and the Intangibles will perform.
Contact: 518-643-2435, ext. 0

Plattsburgh – This will be a very busy summer for the Seton Schools as we unify and become one campus.  We are in need of sturdy boxes, in good condition, to help us move and sort items. 
Contact: Please call 518-561-4031 for more information.

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

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



Franklin Event

Brushton – St. Mary’s Peddler Sale to be held and Vendors needed.
Date: Aug. 17 & 18
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Church
Features: Spaces 15' x 15', $15.00 a space per day. No tables provided. Set up time 7 a.m. to 9, No refunds. Sell arts, crafts, foods, jewelry, cosmetics, garage sale items, antiques. This event is being held in conjunction with Brushton town wide garage sales.
Contact: Call 518-651-5859 or email lynnemaginn@gmail.com for reservation.

North Bangor – The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Augustine and St. Mary’s parishes will have their annual Garage sale.
Schedule: Aug. 17 – 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to Noon
Place: St. Augustine’s Parish Center
Features: We will be setting up Mon., Tues. & Wed. Aug. 13th –15th starting at 9 a.m. If you are free and can help with set it would be greatly appreciated. NO CLOTHING OR ELECTRONICS and items must be in working condition.

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

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

Alex Bay – St. Cyril’s Church to have their 10th annual summer concert.
Date: Aug. 26
Time: 4 p.m.
Features: Please join the world traveled St. Cyril's Choir, under the direction of Rebecca Rose.  In this world of ours today, we are excited to present this inspirational program of joy, peace, and love. We hope that many people join us for an afternoon of free and beautiful music.

Watertown – Enroll today for K-12 for the 2018-19 School year at Immaculate Heart Central School.
Features: IHC is the largest and most prominent non-public educational alternative in the Greater Watertown area!
Contact: Call the Junior/Senior High (315-788-4670), the Intermediate (315-788-3935), or the Primary (315-788-7011) to schedule a visit!

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

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: 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.
Contact: Phone 315-788-8480

Lewis Events

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

Ogdensburg – the Knights of Columbus will have their 10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. 
Date: Aug. 18 
Place: State Golf Course on Route 37 
Cost: $70 a person $280 per team Entry limited to the first 14 teams.  $100 deposit is required to hold your spot This is non-refundable. Green fee, cart, lunch at the golf course and dinner at the 
Knights of Columbus at the conclusion of play.  Guest Dinner is $11 
Features: Funds will be raised to help support the Gabriel Project.  Many different hole contests to be held. 
Contact: Call the club between 9a.m. to 1 p.m. at 315-393-7990 for more information 

Norfolk – Parish of the Visitation and St. Raymond will host their 35th Annual Summer Social.
Date: Aug. 19
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Place: Fr. Amyot Parish Center
Features: Food will be offered from the American Booth and samplings from Mexican, French, Hungarian, Chinese, Italian, and Irish.  Entertainment includes a Children’s Midway, Cake Spin, Games of Chance including Silent Auction, BINGO, Chinese Auction, Whooo’s the Winner, Break the Bank, and Pepsi Ring Toss.  The raffle drawing will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Canton – St. Mary’s to have a Rummage Sale.
Schedule: Aug. 23 – 24, 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; Aug. 25, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Place: St. Mary’s School Gym
Features: Clothes, toys, housewares, books, furniture, decor and more!
Contact: Contact the Church office for more information at 315-386-2543

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. 

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

Ogdensburg – Altar Servers and their families are invited to Mass and a picnic.
Date: Aug. 17
Time: Begin at 11 a.m., Presentations followed by Mass at 12 p.m. at the Cathedral followed by a Picnic at the Bishop’s Residence until 3 p.m.
Contact: Register at your parish by Aug. 4

Lake PlacidDiocesan LEAD event to be held called The Call: "A Life of Holiness Begins At Baptism".
Date: Aug. 18
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Place: Crown Plaza
Cost: One LEAD member is free to attend LEAD events, additional LEAS members and non-members attending events may incur a small fee that will be billed to the parish.  Additional LEAD members and non-members fee to cover lunch buffet is $20 each
Features: Share in reflections with Sr. Bethany Fitzgerald, SSJ; and workshops with Carol Gonthier and Pam Ballantine.
Contact: RSVP by Aug. 10 to Shayne at slippincott@rcdony.org or call 315-782-3620

Saranac Lake – It’s time to register for Family Guggenheim.
Date: Session 1, Aug. 16 – 18; Session 2, Aug. 23 – 26; Session 3, Oct. 5 – 7
Features: Bring your family to the most meaningful weekend of the year! Hike, swim, pray, play...be.
Contact: Visit https://www.rcdony.org/familylife/family-guggenheim.html  to register. Deacon Henry and Dayna Leader for information at 315-323-0827 or dleader@rcdony.org

Catholic Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in the diocese are encouraged to Work on a religious emblem. There are a variety of emblems for Scouts of all types and ages (Daisy, Brownie, Cub, Girl, Boy, Venture, and Explorer).
Contact: www.rcdony.org/scouting or contact Scott Quinell at 315-212-0137 or bsaquinell@gmail.com. The emblems are awarded at the annual Bishop's Scout Mass in October.

D.O.V.S. (Diocese of Ogdensburg Vocation Society) is sponsoring a vocation pilgrimage to Western New York with Bishop LaValley.
Date: Oct. 16-18
Cost: $350 if registered by Aug. 31; $399 after Aug. 31
Features: Departing from various site in diocese. Price includes bus to all destinations; two nights stay at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, NY; two breakfasts; one lunch; two dinners. The pilgrimage Will feature tour of Christ the King Seminary, Mass at the seminary, tour of Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Buffalo; Mass and Holy Hour for Vocations at the Basilica; free time at Niagara Falls.
Contact:  Connie Randall at 315-265-2762 or Mary Enslow at 315-268-1016.

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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