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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 - Graduates from St. John’s Academy, Mount Assumption Institute and Seton Catholic Central are planning a joint reunion.
Date: May 26-28
Contact:  Susan FitzPatrick Pellerin, spellerin@thesetonschools.org  with  contact information

Ellenburg Center – Our Lady of the Adirondacks House of Prayer will host a healing Mass.
Date: May 27
Time: 11 a.m.
Features: Communal Anointing during Mass and the option of private prayer after Mass.  Lunch will follow.
Contact: Reservations necessary, please call 518-594-3253

Plattsburgh – Annual Seton Garage sale to be held.
Date: June 3 and 4
Place: Seton
Features Special Drop off after Mass on May 21 and May 28! Other drop offs are scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for the 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 and 2:30 p.m. to 5. For the final two weeks leading up to the garage sale, the storage unit will be open every day.  Heavy items will need to be scheduled through setonschoolisfamily@gmail.org.  We will accept most items with the exception of TV’s, computers, printers and mattresses.  Please try to price your items. 

Peru - St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 Bill McBride Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament is set
Date: June 16
Place: Adirondack Country Club.
Features: The tournament is dedicated to its former chairman, Bill McBride Jr., who died Feb. 28. Shotgun start at 10 a.m. Obtain entry forms and information from Greg Lombard at 593-2652 or email gnetlombard@charter.net

Ellenburg Center – Our Lady of the Adirondacks House of Prayer will host 2 workshops on Ignatian Prayer.
Date: June 17
Time: 11 a.m.
Features: First workshop on Meditation followed by lunch and then the second workshop will be on Contemplation.
Contact: Reservations necessary.  Please call 518-594-3253

West Chazy – A Healing Mission to be held.
Date: June 19, 20 and 21
Time: All three evenings begin at 7 p.m.
Place: St. Joseph’s Church
Speaker: Paul Rymniak
Features: The Sacrament of Confession will be available during the Mission.

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

Ticonderoga - The Annual St. Mary's Summer Gala Dinner Dance and Silent Auction has been planned
Details: Set for July 21 starting at at 6 p.m.  at the Burgoyne Grill located at the Best Western. DJ Jim Burgey will provide music.  Details to follow 


Franklin Events

Malone – St. Andre’s Parish is holding its GIGANTIC Annual Garage Sale.
Date: June 7 - June 19 (Closed Sundays)
Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Place: Notre Dame Church parking lot
Features: Furniture, household goods, tools, baby items, toys, books, bedding, miscellaneous. New items daily.

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

Watertown – St. Anthony’s Church Altar Rosary Society to have spaghetti dinner.
Date: May 25
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Take-outs begin at 4 p.m., please bring your own containers
Place: Msgr. Sechi Hall
Cost: Adults, $8; Children, $4; Children under 3, Free; Sauce, $5 per quart; Meatballs, $.75 each

Watertown – 4th Annual IHC Memorial Golf Tournament to be held.
Date: May 25
Time: 9 a.m.
Place: Ives Hill Country Club
Cost: $400 per team; 4 person Captain and Crew, Food and Prizes
Contact: Ives Hill Country Club Pro Shop :315-775-4653 or Bobby Fox 315-523-1075 Please Make Check Payable to IHC Booster Club. For more information: http://www.ihcschool.org/athletics/ihc-memorial-golf-tournament

Clayton – The Parishes of St. Mary’s and St. John’s invite all parishioners to a Ministry Fair.
Dates: June 4 after the 9 a.m. Mass
Place: St. Mary’s Parish Center
Features: Learn about the many ministries active in our parishes. Speak with parishioners about their ministries. Explore where God might be calling you to share your faith, time, and talents. (Others, with the hopes of promoting ministries in their home parishes, are also invited.)
Contact: For more information, contact the parish office at 315-686-3398.

Clayton - St. Mary’s Annual Healing Mass and Antoine Tetrault Memorial Service to be held.
Date: June 10
Time: 11 a.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Church
Features: The Celebrants will be Father Arthur LaBaff and Father Christopher Looby. During Mass the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is offered and immediately following Mass will be prayer teams, to pray for individual needs. A social time will take place in the Parish Center. The Tetrault family will be available to share stories about their grandfather, Antoine.
Contact: St. Mary’s Parish Office at 315-686-3398 or visit the website www.stmarysclayton.org

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: 2 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

Houseville - Divine Mercy Devotions for the month of June.
Date: June 4
Place: St. Hedwig’s Church
Schedule: At 2:25 p.m. before the monthly devotions, we will view the 4th DVD entitled " Faustina and the Spread of Divine Mercy" from the series entitled; Divine Mercy in the Second Greatest Story Ever Told by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC.  At 3:00 p.m. the program includes: Vespers, Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Adoration, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and Benediction. 

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.

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

Gouverneur – St. James Church is holding a Rosary Prayer Service.
Date: May 28
Schedule:  9:15 a.m. Opening; 9:30 The Joyful Mysteries; 9:50 The Luminous Mysteries; 10:10 The Sorrowful Mysteries; 10:30 The Glorious Mysteries
Features: in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of The Fatima Apparitions.  We will join for prayer, a brief tutorial on Our Lady of Fatima and the May Devotion to Mar y. Participants are Welcome any time during this event or for its entirety.
Contact: Brandy Parshley 287-7384, 908-299-5831, prinnygrl@aol.com

Morristown – A Spring retreat is set
Scheduled: May 27 from  9:30 a.m. to 4  or May 27, 9:30 a.m. to May 28 at 4 p.m.
Place: Cedarhaven, located along the St. Lawrence River
Cost: Saturday only, $25 (includes lunch) or both days, $85 (includes overnight and all meals)
Features: The theme is “Planting the Seeds of Compassion” facilitated by St. Joseph Sister Bethany Fitzgerald.
Contact: Call: 315-212-6592 or email srbethssj@gmail.com by May 24.

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 – 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

Registration for 2017 season for Camp Guggenheim is now open through www.rcdony.org/camp   
Place: Saranac Lake
Cost: $300 per week
Contact: For more information contact the Office of Youth Ministry at 315-393-2920 or vlalonde@rcdony.org

Isle LaMotte, Vt. – St. Anne’s Shrine will reopen for the 2017 pilgrimage season.
Schedule: May 20, Mass at 7 p.m., May 21, Mass at 10:30 a.m.
Features: A 9 a.m. Sunday Mass will be added June 18 and an 11:15 a.m. daily Mass begins June 26
Contact: Call, email  or stop at office for calendar of events, (802) 928-3362, fstanne@pshift.com

Potsdam - The Offices of New Evangelization and Formation for Ministry are sponsoring a  a practical one day workshop on creating hospitable parishes.
Date: June 3
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Place: SUNY Potsdam
Cost: $35, includes all materials and lunch
Features: A hospitable community doesn’t “just happen.”  Hospitality takes effort and intentionality and work.  It isn’t just the responsibility of a select few on a hospitality committee. It requires each and every parishioner.
Contact: For details, information and to register, see http://rcdony.org/hospitality or contact Marika Donders at mdonders@rcdony.org

Saranac Lake - A diocesan Catholic Men's Retreat is set
Date: June 9-11
Place: Guggenheim Center
Features:  The theme is "Be A Man: Becoming the man God created you to be."
Contact:  Steve Tartaglia (startaglia@rcdony.org) or John Miner (jdminer@roadrunner.com)

Plattsburgh - Catholic Heart Workcamp (CHWC) has announced that it will be coming to Plattsburgh this summer,
Dates:  June 25 -30.
Place: Seton Catholic Central
Features: the week-long service camp is open to high school (entering 9th grade in Fall 2017) and college students. The mission is to inspire young people to live as disciples of Christ through serving others and to foster the Catholic faith of each participant. During the week, campers will volunteer at various sites throughout the Plattsburgh area during the day and participate in fun, faith-building programs in the evening. Daily Mass, Adoration, Penance and prayer nourish campers for their work in the community.
Price: The cost is $375 per person, which includes meals, lodging, transportation to the work sites, t-Shirts and snacks.
Contact: Jocelyn Kelly and Samantha Poulin at chwc.ogdensburg@gmail.com or call Jocelyn at 518-651-0786. Additional information about CHWC can be found at www.heartworkcamp.com.

Saranac Lake - Two Rachel's Vineyard after-abortion healing retreats will be offered in the diocese in 2017.
Dates: The spring retreat will be June 16-18. The fall retreat will be Sept.1-3.
Place: Guggenheim Lodge
Features: Fr. Thomas Higman will serve as the chaplain for the spring retreat and Father Mark Riley in the fall. 
Contact: For more information and a confidential registration form visit www.rcdony.org/prolife. Dates and locations of retreats outside the diocese are available at www.rachelsvineyard.org.

Ogdensburg – Bishop Terry R. LaValley will preach at a Sung Mass, commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum
Date: July 7
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Cathedral
Features:  Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum is an Apostolic Letter of Pope Benedict XVI in which he expanded the circumstances in which priests of the Latin Church may celebrate the Tridentine Mass. Music  for the liturgy will be directed by Lukas Gruber, current Director of Music at St. Mary's, Potsdam, accompanied by Marie-Claire d'Arcy, Director of Music and Organist at St. Andre Bessette Parish, Malone.  A picnic on the cathedral lawn will follow the Mass.

Saranac Lake – Family Guggenheim registration is now open.
Dates: Session 1: August 17 - August 20,  Session 2: August 24 - August 27,  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/familylife.html

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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