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**Please note we do our best to keep the Event Calendar up to date, however if you are unsure if an event is happening, please contact the orgaization holding the event to see if it is still going on**

Adirondack Mountain Events

Lake Placid – Monthly praise and worship to be held.
Date: Dec. 2
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: St. Agnes Church
Features: Music led by Joey and MC Izzo.  Time for fellowship and snacks afterwards.  Will be livestreamed as well on St. Agnes Facebook page.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/559995661778301?ref=newsfeed

Lake Placid – St. Agnes School to have their Annual Christmas Bazaar and Craft Fair.
Date: Dec. 2
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Features: Our annual Christmas Bazaar is a great way to kick off the Christmas season.  You can get trees, wreaths, poinsettias, toys, gifts, crafts, baked goods, raffle items, silent auction items and so much more.  Vendor space is available. 
Contact: For more information please call 518-523-371 or email info@stagneslp.org.

Saranac Lake – Support St. Bernard’s School by bidding at the Under the Tree Online Auction.
Date: Bidding between Dec. 3 to Dec. 10
Place: https://www.32auctions.com/UnderTheTree23
Features: The Under The Tree Auction is a way for you to support St. Bernard's School AND get your Christmas shopping done all at once! Items will make great gifts and all proceeds go towards educating the next generation of kind, compassionate, and virtuous citizens.
Contact: Call the school office with questions 518-891-2830

Minerva – St. Joseph Catholic Laity for Community Outreach presents a North Country Christmas Gala.
Date: Dec. 9
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Town of Minerva Community Building
Cost: $25 per person or $25 per couple, Prime Rib Dinner, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, punch
Features: 50/50 Raffle and Chinese Auction.  Wine and Beer will be available.
Contact: Call or text 518, 605, 6857 to reserve your tickets.

Clinton-Northern Franklin Events

Ellenburg – Our Lady of the Adirondacks invite you to First Saturday Communal Devotions.
Schedule:  Dec. 2
Time: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Features: You are warmly invited to join us as we pray for peace by meeting the conditions of this powerful devotion made in reparation to our Lady's Immaculate Heart.
Contact: For more information, contact Sarah at 518-534-9976.

Altona – Christmas Festival to be held.
Date: Dec. 10
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Place: Holy Angels Hall
Features: Craft Fair, Bake Sale, Gift Basket Raffle, Live Nativity, Christmas Concert, Food and Refreshments for sale.
Contact: For more info., please call 518-236-5632

Plattsburgh – Holy Cross Parish is thrilled to announce its Festival of Lessons and Carols.  It combines the timeless beauty of Christmas carols with Scripture readings that summarize Salvation History.
Date: Dec. 17
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: St. John’s Church
Features: This event will feature a choir comprised of talented individuals from area churches, coming together to prepare for Christmas through the beauty of music.  There is no cost to attend, and all are welcome. Donations are accepted. Join us for this joyful and prayerful time.
Contact: For more information, contact the Holy Cross Parish Office at 518-563-0730

Plattsburgh – Women’s Ministry to be held offering two new studies.
Date: Begins Oct. 12 and will last for 22 weeks.
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Place: St. John’s Dwyer/McAvoy Parish Center
Cost: Suggested donation is $40
Features: The two studies being offered are “Opening Your Heart” for newcomers and “Touching The Divine” for the 2nd year group.
Contact: For more information contact Janice Tobin at 518-569-5370

Plattsburgh – Adoration to be held weekly.
Date: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Time: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Place: St. John’s in the Holy Family Basement
Features: Come to an out of the way place and rest awhile in Jesus' Presence. Experience His healing power, grace, love and mercy for yourselves and loved ones. Pray for the sick, suffering, vocations, our priests, country and peace in the world.
Contact: For more information, to become a substitute or to sign up for an hour, please contact 518-563-3773.

St. Regis Falls – All are invited to the monthly first Saturday Devotion and Holy Hour for Vocations.
Date: First Saturday of the Month
Time: 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 with private mediation on the 15 Mysteries of the Rosary, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament reposed in the Tabernacle, and Prayers for the Holy Father and his intentions.

Ellenburg Center – Our Lady of the Adirondacks House of Prayer is looking for many Volunteer “House Sitters”.
Time: The responsibility is to arrive by 10 a.m. on your chosen day(s) and remain on premises until 4 p.m. to welcome visitors.
Features: Lunch and snack items on hand along with tea, coffee, soda, and bottled water. Training will be provided on the history of the House of Prayer, its mission, and the various ways to carry out this gentle ministry of hospitality for those seeking time in a home of Mary to listen to our Lord, browse in the library, or visit the "Gift Shop". Flexible schedule (and hours) are fine.
Contact: If interested in volunteering for one day a month, or week, or more, please call Sarah Anderson at 518-534-9976.



Jefferson-Lewis Events

Watertown – St. Anthony’s Altar and Rosary Society to have a Spaghetti Dinner.
Date: Nov. 30
Time: 4 p.m. to 7
Place: St. Anthony’s Msgr. Sechi Hall
Cost: Adult, $10; Child, $7
Features: Take-out available, please bring your own containers.

Clayton – Stop into St. Mary’s Parish center for the Christmas Community Table.
Date: Dec. 2
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: $10
Features: Enjoy over 50 delicious dishes – everything from appetizers to desserts. Part of the Christmas in Clayton weekend with many venues in the village hosting events. Stay for the Christmas parade at 6 p.m.
Contact: For more information, contact St. Mary’s parish office at 315-686-3398.

Houseville - A Holy Hour of Adoration with the Divine Mercy Chaplet will be observed the first Sunday of the month.
Date: Dec. 3
Time: Following 11 a.m. Mass
Place: St. Hedwig’s Church
Contact: 315-348-6260

Evans Mills – The Indian River Council 7471 Knights of Columbus will be having a spaghetti & meatball dinner.
Date: Dec. 9
Time: 4 p.m. to 7
Place: St. Mary’s Parish Center
Cost: Adults, $9; Seniors, $8; Children 12 and under, $5; under 5, Free
Contact: For more information call 315-629-4678

Clayton – St. Mary’s Church presents, “A Festival of Sacred Christmas Song”.
Date: Dec. 10
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Features: Performances by St. Mary's and St. Cyril's choirs, St. Mary's Youth Choir, Turning Point Men's Barbershop Chorus, Michele Bariteau on flute, and Dan Hammond on percussions. Join us for a concert of beautiful and uplifting Christmas music. A reception will follow. This is a free concert, though a free-will offering is welcomed.
Contact: For more information, contact St. Mary's parish office at 315-686-3398.

Immaculate Conception in Brownville and St. Andrew’s Church to have an Advent Parish Mission with the theme of “Waiting in Joyful Hope”, with Maryknoll Brother Wayne Fitzpatrick.
Schedule: Dec. 9, 4 p.m.  Mass at St. Andrew’s; 5:30 p.m. Mass at Immaculate Conception; Dec. 10, 9 a.m. Mass at Immaculate Conception, 10:30 am Mass at St. Andrew’s, 7 p.m. Advent Mission Conference:  Brownville; Dec 11., 12 p.m. Mass at Immaculate Conception and Advent Mission Conference (following mass), 7 p.m. Advent Mission Conference:  Sackets Harbor; Dec 12., 9 a.m. Mass at St. Andrew’s and Advent Mission Conference (following Mass); 6:30 pm Closing Advent Mission Conference:  Brownville; 7:30 pm Closing Advent Mission Conference: Sackets Harbor 

St. Lawrence Events
Canton – The Knights of Columbus will be holding BINGO.
Date: Nov. 20 and 27
Time: Doors open at 4:30 p.m., First call at 7 p.m.
Place: 30 Miner Street
Cost: Admission is $5 at the door

Gouverneur – St. James School to have craft fair.
Date: Dec. 2
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Features: Over 40 crafters, Santa will be there at 12:30 p.m. and lunch will be available
Contact:  For questions call 315-323-2654

Ogdensburg – The Legion of Mary will pray the rosary with devotions for First Saturday.
Date: Dec. 2
Time: 8 a.m.
Place: Notre Dame Church, Ogdensburg
Features: Rosary with devotions

Massena - Sacred Heart Church to have first Saturday Rosary Devotion.
Date: Dec. 2
Time: 3:15 p.m.
Features: First Saturday Rosary Devotion to OUR Lady of Fatima. Confessions will be available. Saturday Vigil Mass at 4 p.m.

Massena – First Saturday of the month, men’s prayer group to meet for Mass and Adoration.
Date: Dec. 2
Time: 9 a.m.
Place: Sacred Heart Church
Features: Coffee and donuts after service in the parish center
Contact: Bob Brothers at 315-842-2886

Norfolk – Baked Potato and Macaroni and Cheese bar to be held.
Date: Dec. 3
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Place: Fr. Amyot Parish Center
Cost: Adults, $12; Children 6-12, $8; under 5, Free
Features: You can have one or the other or mix & match! Dine - In or Carry-Outs are available!
Contact: For more information contact pvsryouthgroup@gmail.com.

Canton – St. Mary’s to have a Trivia Night for those 21 years and older.
Date: Dec. 9
Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Triva starts at 6 p.m.
Place: Parish Center
Cost: $20 per person, includes 2 alcoholic beverages (beer or wine), 2 Slices of Pizza, popcorn & chips. Non-alcoholic beverages included.
Features: Childcare will be provided. Teams of 4-6 Players, Single players welcome and will be placed with a team. Door prizes and grand prize!
Contact: Call 315-386-2543 for more info or to sign your team up or visit www.cantoncatholics.com/trivia

Norfolk – Parish of the Visitation and St. Raymond’s will have their monthly Knights of Columbus Brunch.
Date: Dec. 10 (Second Sunday of each month)
Time: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Place: Fr. Amyot Parish Center
Cost: Adults, $10; under 12, $5; under 5, Free; Omelets, add $3; Take-outs available
Contact: For more information contact Grand Knight Gil Gonthier 315-212-5166.

Potsdam – A series of workshops from the Franciscan University Catechetical Institute to be held on Catholic Parenting.
Date: First Sunday of the month from Oct. to April
Place: St. Mary’s Rectory, second floor
Features: Attend all or only those that interest you.  Child care can be provided.  Event is free.
Contact: For more information contact Mike Neaton at 315-335-6302 or Liz Tarbox at formationstp@gmail.com

Massena – You are invited to ALPHA.
Date: Tuesdays starting Sept. 12
Time: 6 p.m. to 8:30
Place: St. Mary’s Social Hall
Features: Free to all and includes a delicious meal.
Contact: Parish office at 315-769-2469 or go to massenacatholics.com for info or to register.

Canton – Holy Hour for Vocations to be held.
Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 4:10 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Church
Features: Holy hour followed by Mass at 5:15 p.m. and confessions at 5:45 p.m.

Canton – Rosary for life to be held.
Date: Every Sunday
Time: 4:25 p.m. preceding the 5 p.m. evening Mass
Place: St. Mary’s Church

Norwood – St. Andrew’s Church to offer Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday.
Time: After 8:30 a.m. Mass until Noon
Features: Sign up is not needed.

The St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging is seeking drivers for home delivered meals in Brasher Falls, DeKalb, Canton, Gouverneur, Morristown, Ogdensburg, Potsdam and Star Lake.
Features: These drivers deliver hot, nutritious meals to older adults. Many are homebound and receive a lunchtime meal Monday through Friday. A critical component of this program is the daily wellness check that is provided by this service. Drivers receive a mileage reimbursement. Typical deliveries take place between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Routes can be between one hour and two hours. You can volunteer for one day a week or several. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Contact: If you are interested please contact Danielle Durant at 315-386-4730.

Virtual Events

The Office of New Evangelization will be running a new Brownbag Chat Series.
Date: Wednesdays
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Place: Via Zoom
Features: This series will be a book discussion on Apostolic Exhortation The Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis. The Document is available online or in book form from the Office of the New Evangelization. The reading schedule (approx. 20 pages per week) will be sent to participants.
Contact: To register, go to https://www.rcdony.org/brownbag.  For more information, contact Marika at info@rcdony.org

Are you a single Catholic man who is hearing the Lord's call to the Priesthood?  Consider joining others virtually who are listening and seeking to respond.
Date: Dec. 3, Jan. 28, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, Mar. 10, Mar. 24, Apr. 14, Apr. 28
Time: 4 p.m. to 5
Place: Zoom
Features: High school age men and older are invited to join fellow discerners and Father Howard Venette to discuss this vocation.
Contact: You must register in order to attend, please go to www.rcdony.org/priesthooddiscernment

Around the Diocese

The Advent Mystery Players to perform.
Schedule: Nov. 26, 2 p.m. at Summit Village in Watertown; Dec. 3, 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s in Potsdam; Dec. 10, 6 p.m. at St. James in Gouverneur; Dec. 17, 7:15 p.m. at Holy Family Church, Watertown.

FGP is a local program that shows you how you can apply the skills and wisdom you have acquired throughout your life to make a difference in the lives of others. Get involved in the community and build relationships to last a lifetime. All you need to join is the ability to give the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on the path toward a successful future. If you’re 55 or older and want to share your experience and compassion, you have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent.  You'll also receive a small bi-weekly, non-taxable stipend that cannot be held against any current benefits you may already have as well as paid mileage for your travel. Additionally, you receive paid holidays, vacations, sick and personal leave.  Opportunities available in Franklin, Essex, Clinton, St. Lawrence and Jefferson County.
Contact: Melissa Howard, Volunteer Coordinator at (518) 359-7688 or E-mail: mhoward@cathcharities.org

Experience Sidewalk Advocated for Life’s new virtual basic training 2.0.
Features: Sidewalk Advocates for Life employs peaceful, prayerful, loving, and law-abiding outreach outside of abortion centers to aid mothers in crisis and connect them with life-affirming resources in the effort to save their preborn children and end abortion. By God’s grace, this effort has witnessed over 9,000 women turn around at abortion centers and CHOOSE LIFE!
Contact: To get started, YOU’RE INVITED to fill out the brief application at sidewalkadvocates.org/trainingapp. Upon receipt, we’ll be in touch with next steps for accessing the online training.

Neighboring Dioceses

Syracuse - Have you felt the invitation to follow Jesus Christ as a Catholic priest? The Vocation Directors of NY State are sponsoring the New York State Discernment Retreat.
Date: Jan. 2-4
Place: Christ the King Retreat Center.
Features: This is an opportunity to meet other seminarians and hear their stories.
Contact: If you are interested, register by Dec. 28 by e-mailing vocations@syrdio.org.



Join Father Looby on a journey to Spain and Morocco.
Date: April 6-19, 2024
Cost: Pricing starts at $4,949 per person for a double and $5,849 per person for single occupancy.
Features: This unforgettable trip will take you to the heart of Madrid, the historic cities of Córdoba and Seville, and the stunning Alhambra. Experience the passion and rhythm of Flamenco in Jerez de la Frontera and explore the vibrant blue streets of Chefchaouen. Journey through the spiritual centers of Fes and Rabat, and visit the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. In Marrakech, immerse yourself in the bustling markets and architecture, and enjoy a "Choice on Tour" experience. The trip will end with a visit to the iconic Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
Contact: For more information contact Mary McIntosh at Watertown AAA at 315-558-6372
Join Fr. John Yonkovig of Lake Placid on the Rhine River with Viking Cruises from Amsterdam, Holland to Basel, Switzerland in the spring of 2024.
Date: May 30 – June 6, 2024
Contact: For information call Deb Rothermel at 800-223-3884 or BTAGROUPS@gmail.com


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