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Albany – Join New York State Right to Life at the Annual Lobby Day.
Date: May 1
Time: 10 a.m.  to Noon; followed by lobby appointments with your legislators.
Place: “The Well” Legislative Office Building
Features: Keynote speaker Carol Tobias, President, National Right to Life. This is your opportunity to address lawmakers and make a difference in our state and oppose more attempts to further spread the culture of death.
Contact: Pre-registration not required but requested: 518-434-1293 or email admin@nysrighttolife.org.

Norfolk – Save the date for a day long women’s retreat.
Date: May 4
Time: 9 a.m.
Place: Fr. Amyot Parish Center
Cost: $20, includes lunch
Features: Presenter will be Edwina Gateley on the topic of “Soul Sisters: Women called to connect, bond and heal in a broken world”.

Saranac Lake – Teen Life Day to be held.
Date: May 18
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Place: St. Bernard’s Church
Cost: $10 (includes lunch); Free for the 2019 Youth Bus for Lifers
Features: Open to middle, high school and college students. Kate Maloney, Students for Life Northeast Regional Coordinator, along with guest speakers: Kathy Gallagher (NYS Catholic Conference), Dr. Jan Patterson (Gianna Center) and Nancy Belzile (Silent No More & 40 Days for Life) will present an educational day including games and prizes! Learn how to defend your prolife views, how birth control works, how to make NY an abortion-free state, how to start a prolife club at your school and about public witness with 40 Day for Life and Silent No More. Eucharistic Adoration available all day.
Contact: Online registration www.rcdony.org/prolife Questions? The Respect Life Office 518-524-0774 (call or text) or Youth Ministry 315-393-2920 Ext. 1415

Saranac Lake - The Spring Rachel's Vineyard after-abortion healing retreat will be held.
Date: May 31 – June 2
Place: Guggenheim Lodge
Features: If you or someone you know is hurting after an abortion, consider attending this weekend retreat. You're not alone. Help is available.
Contact: Confidential registration form available at the Respect Life webpage rcdony.org/prolife. For more information call or text Colleen Miner 518-524-0774 or email cminer@rcdony.org. 

Ogdensburg – The FFM Commissioned Lay Minister’s Retreat to be held.
Date: June 7-9
Place: Wadhams Hall
Cost: $10
Features: Theme will be “The Coming of the Holy Spirit”. 
Contact: To register for this event, simply go to: https://www.rcdony.org/formation/commissioned-lay-ministers/retreat-registration-wadham-s-hall.html

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

Are you a Catholic High School Senior who currently resides in the Diocese of Ogdensburg and is planning to attend a Catholic College or University in the Fall? The Mater Dei College Foundation is pleased to offer a Scholarship opportunity to qualifying students going on to study liberal arts and sciences at a degree granting Catholic College or University.
Contact: To request an application form, please email Valerie Mathews, Mater Dei Foundation Scholarship Chair at vmathews@rcdony.org. Application deadline is June 1, 2019.

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

The 2019-2021 Formation for Ministry Program begins September 2019.
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.

Neighboring Dioceses

Ottawa - The Annual New Evangelization Summit will take place in Ottawa.
Date: May 4
Cost: Free
Features: The speakers for this year will be Fr. James Mallon, Cardinal Gerald C. Lacroix, Michael Dopp, Fr. John Bielawski, Michelle Thompson and Michelle Moran.  Registration will not officially open until February 2019, but Office of the New Evangelization would like to reserve a block of seats for participants from the Diocese of Ogdensburg. In a change from previous year, this year the New Evangelization Summit will be a one-day event. 
Contact: If you are at all interested in attending this one-day summit, please contact Marika Donders, Director of the New Evangelization at mdonders@rcdony.org or 315-393-2920 so we can keep you updated.

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