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Ogdensburg - North Country Cursillo event to be held. 
Schedule: For Women Dec. 12-15
Place: Wadhams Hall
Features: Cursillo is a means to help Catholic Christians realize the depth of God’s love for each of us and the beauty of our Catholic Faith. It provides a simple method to help one develop and grow in Faith and better live the daily struggle of the Christian life. A Cursillo Weekend is an encounter with Christ, others and self. Cursillo means “short course” and consists of talks given by priests and lay persons with participation in small group discussions.  Weekend participants also share the Eucharist, sing, pray and fellowship together.
Contact: For more information please contact the person in your area: Watertown/Ogdensburg Area: Anne Seegebarth Email: ams2962@gmail.com, Phone: 315-783-4596; Canton/Massena Area: Michael Neaton Email: neatonmichael@yahoo.com, Phone: 315-335-6302 or 315-261-4150; Port Henry/Ticonderoga Area: Dan Stewart Email: dshope4444@gmail.com,  Phone: 518-898-6851; Plattsburgh Area or other not listed above: Ken Racette Email: kracette1a@gmail.com Phone: 518-314-1505 or 518-578-3056

Washington, DC – Registration is now open for the Youth Buses for life.
Date: Jan. 26, 2020
Cost: $200
Features: Buses depart the North Country and the cost will include transportation, 3 hotel stays, 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 2 lunches, t-shirt, slingbag and an awesome experience! Western bus departs from IHC in Watertown. Northern bus departs from Massena with stops in Canton and Gouverneur. March for Life in our nation's capital and participate in the Life is Very Good Rally and Mass and the National Prolife Summit!
Contact: Registration and more information at www.rcdony.org/prolife

Lenten retreats to be held for young people in grades 7 to 12
Schedule: Feb. 29 at St. Patrick’s, Watertown; March 7 at St. Mary’s, Champlain
Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
Features: There is no fee to attend.  Each retreat will focus on 3 aspects to aid us in centering ourselves on Jesus Christ and strengthening our relationship with our loving God. Each afternoon retreat will be fun, heart and mind opening and spiritually rejuvenating.
Contact: To register go to www.rcdony.org/youthlenten/lenten-retreat.html or contact Virginia Demers, at: vdemers@rcdony.org - 315-393-2920 ext.1401

Lake Placid – Diocesan LEAD event to be held. 
Date: March 9-10
Place: Crowne Plaza
Cost: One LEAD member is free, Additional members cost $50.  If you have a team of 3 the cost is $120.  Non-LEAD parishes cost $75 per person.
Features: The theme will be “The Catechumen’s Journey: The Initiation process”.  Creating Holy Moments for New Disciples.  Participants are responsible for their own hotel accommodations and expense. Mention the event when registering with the hotel.
Contact: Jessica Hargrave by email: jhargrave@rcdony.org or by phone: (315)393-2920

Lead event to be held in the Eastern and Western region of the diocese.
Date: March 21
Time: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Place: Eastern Region, St. John XXIII Newman Center, Plattsburgh.  Speaker will be Deacon Mark Bennett.  Western Region, Wadhams Hall, Ogdensburg.  Speaker will be Deacon Jim Crowley.
Cost: One LEAD member is free.  Additional Lead member and non-members fee is $20
Contact: Jessica Hargrave at jhargrave@rcdony.org or call 315-393-2920

Net Ministries challenges young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the church.
Schedule: March 28, St. Augustine’s Church, Peru 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; March 29, at Sacred Heart Church, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $30 per student (meal included)
Contact: These are a first come, first served basis registration, so don’t be the last and miss the chance to attend.  Register by March 18 by emailing crussell@rcdony.org or by calling 315-393-2920

Neighboring Dioceses

Syracuse – The Vocations directors of update NY will hold a discernment retreat.
Date: Jan. 5 – 7
Time: Sunday Evening to Tuesday Morning.
Place: Christ the King Retreat House (500 Brookford Rd, Syracuse
Features: Have you felt the invitation to follow Jesus Christ as a Catholic Priest?  Gather with other young men from across New York State who are considering the call to the priesthood. Hear dynamic talks on the priesthood delivered by NY Vocation Directors. Meet seminarians and hear their stories. Enjoy Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament as well as time for silent prayer. Have an opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Take your spiritual life to the next level.  Be inspired to live your life generously.
Contact: Father Christopher Carrara at ccarrara@rcdony.org, 315-393-2920 or speak with your pastor.

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