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Saranac Lake – A summer retreat will be held for adults. Come aside to the mountains and rest awhile with the Lord.
Date: Aug. 9-11
Place: Guggenheim Lodge, Saranac Lake
Features: The theme will be “Exploring a Spirituality of God’s Creation through the Seasons,” as inspired by Ecclesiastes 3:1, “There is a season for everything…” Each season of the year has a message to teach us about how to live more fully as Jesus calls us to do. Retreat will include presentations, with opportunities for personal and group prayer with time for sharing. Presenters are Sister Bethany Fitzgerald, SSJ, faith formation educator; Tom Kalinowski, former biology teacher and author of two nature books; and Father Paul Kelly, celebrant for Mass on Saturday afternoon.
Cost: Suggested offering is $150. For tenting or commuter options, the suggested offering is $100.
Contact: For more information, or to register, call 315-212-6592 or email srbethssj@gmail.com.

Saranac Lake – A fall retreat will be held for adults.
Date: Sept. 13-15
Place: Guggenheim Lodge, Saranac Lake
Features: Facilitated by Sister Bethany Fitzgerald, SSJ
Contact: 315-212-6592 or 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

Plattsburgh – Seton Catholic to have a $10,000 Cash Raffle.
Date: Drawing will be June 20
Cost: Tickets are $100 each with 23 chances to win $10,000
Features: Each ticket holder is eligible to win ten $100 prizes, eight $250 prizes, four $500 prizes and the grand prize of $10,000.  Added bonus, even if you win a smaller prize your ticket will go back into the drawing so you still have a chance to win a higher amount, including the jackpot.
Contact: Susan FitzPatrick Pellerin at spellerin@setonknights.org or 518-561-4031 ext. 2012 to purchase your tickets today.

Plattsburgh – Champlain Valley Right to life meeting to be held.
Date: July 7
Time: 1 p.m.
Place: Newman Center
Features: Please join us for an informative video, refreshments and an interesting discussion! Short business meeting, educational materials, we will be watching the movie Thine Eyes: Witness to the March for Life.  Free! Bring a friend!
Contact: More info: 518-593-6024

Plattsburgh- St. Alexander’s 15th Annual Golf Classic to be held.
Date: July 12
Time: Shotgun start at noon
Place: Barrack’s Golf Course
Cost: $50 for Barrack’s members and $60 for non-members.
Features: Price includes complimentary gifts, greens fee, cart, a BBQ chicken dinner and much more!
Contact: If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Dodds at 518-572-4622 or Jackie at the parish office at 518-561-5039.

Plattsburgh – Champlain Valley Right to Life is looking for volunteers for the Clinton County Fair.
Date: July 16 – 21
Contact: For more information please call 518-593-6024

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)

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

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

Carthage – St. James to have their 45th annual fair.
Date: June 20, 21 & 22
Time: Thurs. and Fri., 6 p.m. to 10; Sat. 12 p.m. to 10
Place: State Street, Carthage
Features: Games of Chance, Ontario Amusement Rides (wristband day Sat from 12 p.m. to 4); Lots of food options and Entertainment.

Watertown – St. Anthony’s Church Altar Rosary Society to have a spaghetti dinner.
Date: June 27
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Place: Msgr. Sechi Hall
Cost: Adults, $8, Children, $4.50; Children under 3, Free; Sauce, $5 per quart; Meatballs, $.75 each
Features: Take-out available at 4 p.m., please bring your own containers

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

Lowville – Lewis Eucaristic Adoration to be held.
Date: June 20
Time: 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Place: St. Peter’s Church
Features: To Thank God for & To Honor the Most Blessed Sacrament, all are invited to one hour of morning prayer & Mass, exposition, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, silent adoration, and benediction.

Houseville – Divine Mercy Devotions for the month of July to be held.
Date: July 7
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 for more information.

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 – St. Andrew’s Church to have an Independence Day Breakfast Buffet.
Date: July 4
Time: 8 a.m. to 11
Cost: Adults, $7; Child 6-12, $5; 5 and under, Free
Features: Get your tickets for our 50/50 Raffle

The Canton Knights of Columbus is once again sponsoring a trip to New York City to see the NY Yankees play the Toronto Blue Jays.
Date: July 12 & 13
Cost: $320 per person, double occupancy you will get Luxury Coach transportation, Ticket to the two ball games, one night hotel stay at the La Quinta Inn and breakfast on Saturday.
Features: As an added bonus the July 12 game is a Mariano Rivera Bobble Head giveaway and the July 13 game is Yankees Camo Hat day.
Contact: For more information or to reserve your spot email cantonkofc@gmail.com or call 315-714-2016. 

Norwood – Women’s group “Blessed is She” to offer workshop.
Date: July 13
Time: 5 p.m.
Place: St. Andrew’s Church hall (enter through side door)
Topic: “Just Show Up: You Need Others and They Need You”
Features: There is no cost to attend.  Dinner will be served, please feel free to bring a dish if you wish.
Contact: RSVP to Sara by July 10 by calling or texting 315-212-7565 or email narrow56@gmail.com

Norfolk – DOVS (Diocese of Ogdensburg Vocation Society) Luncheon to be held.
Date: July 17
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Place: Fr. Amyot Parish Center
Features: Darcy Fargo, Editor of the North Country Catholic, will be talking about Understanding Autism and Creating Welcoming Faith Communities. Open to the public and free of charge.
Contact: Please register by calling Connie Randall at 315-265-2762 or Mary Enslow at 315-268-1016.

Ogdensburg – A two-day retreat to be held.
Date: Aug. 2-3
Place: Wadhams Hall
Features: Celtic spirituality nurtures a sense of the closeness of the natural and the spiritual.  In a series of talks and rituals, participants will be invited to deepen their understanding of our physical and spiritual connections to the universe and the Earth. Presenters are Aileen O’Donoghue, St. Lawrence University professor of physics, author & contributor to the monthly magazine, Living Faith; and                      Delores Hall, Retreat Director, Ottawa, Ontario .
Cost: Suggested offering is $120.
Contact: For more information or to register, contact 315-212-6592 or srbethssj@gmail.com, or 315-212-0954 or mamoriell@twcny.rr.com.

Canton – An Evening of Adoration and Music to be held.
Date: Sept. 17
Time: 7 p.m. to 9
Place: St. Mary’s Church
Features: Come join us as we adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament with worship music provided by Catholic musician, Lee Roessler. This event is free and open to all.
Contact: Amanda at 315-386-2543 or conklina@canton.edu for more information. For additional information visit www.the177project.com

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

The 2019-2021 Formation for Ministry Program begins September 2019. Information sessions to be held.
Schedule: June 20 at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Old Forge at 6:30 p.m.
Features: If you feel a desire to give more to your parish, we urge you to speak with your pastor about becoming a commissioned lay minister.
Contact: For more information about the program, please contact Cathy Russell at crussell@rcdony.org

Saranac Lake – Summer Discernment weekend retreat weekend for men to be held.
Date: July 5 at 5 p.m. to July 7 at noon
Place: Guggenheim Main Lodge
Features: for a time of prayer, reflection, fellowship, & recreation. Participants should bring Sleeping bag (or bedding), towels, toiletries, casual clothes, swim trunks, & sweatshirt. Overnight retreatants must be age 18 and over.
Contact: Fr. Doug Lucia at dlucia@rcdony.org or 315-393-2920 or 315-388-4466

Saranac Lake – In Conjunction with the discernment retreat there will be a Day of Recollection for High School Young Men age 14-17.
Date: July 6
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Place: Guggenheim Main lodge
Features: Participants may want to bring swim trunks and towel. Parental Consent and Medical forms are required and will be provided when registering.
Contact: Fr. Doug Lucia at dlucia@rcdony.org or 315-393-2920 or 315-388-4466

Morristown - A reunion will be held for all Mater Dei alumni, professors, staff, former students - anyone with an affiliation with the college.
Date: July 13
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Ella’s on the Bay
Features: includes a cash bar, as well as the option to order from the restaurant menu. Lester Gates will be performing. All majors and all years of graduation are invited.
Contact: While not required, those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP to Marla Kinch at 315-323-2572 or through the Facebook page, "MY COLLEGE DOESN'T EXIST ANYMORE? MATER DEI ALUMNI."

Attention all high school youth, the Steubenville Youth Conference to be held this summer.
Date: July 19 – 21
Features: The best Catholic speakers, powerful praise and worship, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Celebrate of the Holy Mass, small groups, Adoration and more! All with 2,500 other faithful teens!
Contact: For more information contact Dayna Leader Family Life Associate at dleader@rcdony.org 315-323-0827 and visit Family Life Office at www.rcdony.org

Isle LaMotte, VT - Knights of Columbus, families and friends from throughout the Diocese of Ogdensburg will participate in the 71st annual pilgrimage to St. Anne’s Shrine.
Date: July 21
Schedule: The pilgrimage begins with the celebration of a 12:15 p.m. Mass by Bishop Terry R. LaValley. Following Mass, Bishop LaValley will join the pilgrims for a picnic lunch on the shrine’s beautiful grounds. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will take place at 3 p.m.
Features: All pilgrims are invited to the picnic lunch and if practical asked to bring a dish to share. The Knights of Columbus will provide hot dogs, michigans, hamburgers and beverages. Lunch is also available in the shrine’s cafeteria.
Contact: For more information please call Pilgrimage Coordinator Peter Keenan at 518-643-9241.

Norfolk – Marriage building workshop to be held.
Date: July 27
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Place: Fr. Amyot Parish Center
Features: All those interested in building/maintaining strong Catholic marriages. The theme will be: Loving Authentically: Creating Thriving Relationship in Trying Times. The speaker will be Dr. Maura Fehlner.
Contact: For more information/registration contact Stephen Tartaglia, Family Life Director at (315) 393-2920, ext. 1420 or visit rcdony.org/relationships.

The Holy Father has appointed Father Douglas J. Lucia as the Bishop-Elect of Syracuse. The Mass of Ordination and Installation of the Most Reverend Douglas J. Lucia as the eleventh Bishop of Syracuse will be held on August 8, 2019 at 2:00pm at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse. The Consecrator will be His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan and the Co-consecrators will be Bishop Robert Cunningham and Bishop Terry LaValley. This event is by invitation only due to seating capacity and related safety concerns. No one will be allowed entry into the Cathedral without an invitation. The following events are open to the public:
• July 27 - Farewell Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral at 4 p.m. with a reception to follow at the Knights of Columbus, 721 Hasbrouck Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.
• August 7 – Ordination Eve Evening Prayer at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 259 E Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY 13202 at 7 p.m. with a meet and greet after the service.
• September 1 – Mass of Thanksgiving at Holy Angels Church, 522 Devils Den Road, Altona, NY 12910 at 10 a.m. with a reception to follow at Holy Angels Hall, 523 Devils Den Road, Altona, NY 12910.

Ogdensburg – Altar Serving Gathering to be held.
Date: Aug. 16
Schedule: 10 a.m. Registration and Cathedral Tours; 11 a.m.  Presentations; 12 p.m. Mass with Bishop LaValley at Cathedral; 1 p.m. Picnic and tour of Bishop’s House.
Contact: Register by contacting Shayne Lippincott at slippincott@rcdony.org or by calling 315-782-3620 by Aug. 9

Saranac Lake – Registration is open for Family Guggenheim 2019.
Date: Session 1: Aug. 15-18; Session 2: Aug. 22 – 25; Session 3: Oct. 11-13
Features: Come pray and play with other faithful families, enjoy the beautiful mountains and lake, beach time, engaging workshops, and liturgies. Families of all sizes and ages are welcome!
Contact: For information contact Deacon Henry and Dayna Leader, Family Guggenheim Directors dleader@rcdony.org 315-323-0827 visit https://www.rcdony.org/family-life/family-guggenheim.html

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