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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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