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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 Events

FIRST FRIDAY PRAISE AND WORSHIP
Lake Placid – Monthly praise and worship to be held.
Date: Feb. 4
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

PARISH NURSE TRAINING
Lake Placid - Mercy Care for the Adirondacks, a mission sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, will offer the Foundations Course for Faith Community Nursing.
Dates: March 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 (All 6 sessions are required).
Place: to be determined or can be attended virtually.
Features: The course is offered to registered nurses of all faiths.  Mercy Care provides the training at no cost to participants but pre-registration is required.  Parish Nurses (Faith Community Nurses) assist the members of their faith community to maintain or regain wholeness in body, mind and spirit. They promote wellness by health screening, health education, advocating for clients, connecting them to services in their community, listening and providing support.
Contact: To register, visit our website at www.adkmercy.org .  If you have any questions please contact Lexi Bevilacqua, Education and Volunteer Training Manager at abevilacqua@adkmercy.org or by phone at 518-523–5446.


 

Clinton Events

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST: JESUS PRESENT AND HOW TO SHARE IT
Plattsburgh – As a continuation of the Eucharist Initiative a presentation to be held on the Liturgy of the Eucharist: Jesus Present and how to share it.
Date: March 12
Time: 9:30 a.m. to Noon
Place: Holy Cross Parish Center
Speaker:  Fr. Tojo Chacko, HGN
Features: Cost is free.  Please bring a bagged lunch for food and conversation afterwards.
Contact: To register for a location go to: www.rcdony.org/liturgyeucharist


Essex Events

NO LATIN MASS
Port Henry – There will not be an Extraordinary Form Latin Mass held until Feb. 20.

 

 

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Jefferson/Lewis Events

RESPECT LIFE PRAYER GATHERING
Watertown – Liferight to hold a respect life prayer gathering.
Date: Jan. 24
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Watertown Municipal Building
Features: Join as we pray for renewed respect for all human life, particularly those most vulnerable.  Refreshments to follow at the First Presbyterian Church.  Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

HOLY HOUR AND DIVINE MERCY
Houseville - A Holy Hour of Adoration with the Divine Mercy Chaplet will be observed the first Sunday of the month.
Date: Feb. 6
Time: Following 11 a.m. Mass
Place: St. Hedwig’s Church
Contact: 315-348-6260

 

St. Lawrence Events

11TH AND 12TH GRADE RELIGION CLASSES
Ogdensburg - St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish is kicking off its 11th & 12th grade religion class. Youth in the applicable grades from outside the Cathedral Parish are welcome to attend.
Date: Monthly Feb. 13, March 13, April 10, May 15
Time: 5 p.m. to 7:30
Place: Brzana Hall below St. Mary’s Cathedral
Features: We have no curriculum; YOU will help decide what we discuss! Lots of discussion, less lecture. Games with prizes. Dinner included. We ask families to consider taking a month and providing dinner. Past families have been very creative from spaghetti dinners to breakfast dishes to bringing in pizza or subs. Classes are self-contained units. Can’t make it in October, you are still invited for November, December… No makeup assignments!  Guests welcome! Bring a friend!
Contact: If you have questions or concerns that can’t wait, contact Deacon Jim Crowley via email jcrowley@rcdony.org or Jessica Hargrave via email jhargrave@rcdony.org.

FIRST SATURDAY ROSARY DEVOTION
Massena - Sacred Heart Church to have first Saturday Rosary Devotion.
Date: Feb. 5
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.

PRAYER AND ADORATION
Massena – Commissioned Lay Ministers are invited to gather together for Adoration and Rosary.
Date: Every third Wednesday of the month (Feb. 16)
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7
Place: Sacred Heart Church

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST: JESUS PRESENT AND HOW TO SHARE IT
Waddington – As a continuation of the Eucharist Initiative a presentation to be held on the Liturgy of the Eucharist: Jesus Present and how to share it.
Date: March 12
Time: 9:30 a.m. to Noon
Place: Waddington Parish Center
Speaker:  Sister Mary Eamon Lyng, SSJ
Features: Cost is free.  Please bring a bagged lunch for food and conversation afterwards.
Contact: To register for a location go to: www.rcdony.org/liturgyeucharist

Virtual Events

HOW TO: SMALL GROUP YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP
Join fellow ministers, volunteers, and anyone interested in working with young people for a video series and discussion on Small Group Discipleship for youth.
Date: March 1 and 2
Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Features: The five-video series provided by YDisciple will be spread out over the two sessions, and we will meet via Zoom to view and discuss how to best apply these techniques in our parishes, homes, and schools. Each video is 10 to 15 minutes long and easy to absorb.
Contact: To Register for this free webinar please visit: https://www.rcdony.org/ministrydevelopment   For more information please Contact: Tom Semeraro: tsemeraro@rcdony.org 315-393-2920

VIRTUAL FAMILY LIFE CONFERENCE
Watch the “Iron Sharpens Iron” project from the virtual Family Life Conference at https://www.rcdony.org/vflc
Description: see the videos from the Virtual Family Life Conference or to submit a video of your family doing something fun.


Around the Diocese

SURVIVING DIVORCE
The Family Life Office is offering the Surviving Divorce Program, beginning mid-February in Watertown, Gouverneur, Canton and Potsdam.
Dates: To be determined (will be held once a week)
Time: 2-3 hours
Cost: $25
Features: This program helps participants find personal healing and hope by working through the emotional upheaval of separation and divorce.
Contact: Register online at www.rcdony.org/survivingdivorce .
For more information contact Steve Tartaglia at 315-393-2920 or startaglia@rcdony.org .

LOVING AUTHENTICALLY
Commissioned Lay Ministers and candidates are invited to this program that is designed to strengthen the participant’s conviction about the truth, beauty and importance of church teaching on natural law and sexual morality and to give participants a basic understanding of the ethical basis of the teaching.
Schedule: 2 different opportunities to attend.  Jan. 29 at Emmaus Room, St. Peter’s Church, Plattsburgh; April 23 at St. Peter’s Church, Lowville.
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Presenters: Deacon John Fehlner & Dr. Maura Fehlner, Mr. Steve Tartaglia and other members of the Family Life Department.
Features:Cost is free and all are welcome. Must watch an 80-minute video prior to the event. Link to video will be sent after registration. Bring your own lunch.
Contact: Register at: https://www.rcdony.org/lovingauthentically.  If you have questions, contact Family Life Director, Steve Tartaglia at startaglia@rcdony.org or call 315-393-2920.

REFLECT AND RECONCILE
A Diocese of Ogdensburg youth Lenten retreat to be held for all young people in grades 7 to 12.
Schedule: March 12 at St. Mary’s Cathedral Brzana Room, Ogdensburg; March 26 at St. Mary’s Parish Center, Champlain.
Time: 1 p.m. to 5
Features: As we dive deeper into the sacrament of Reconciliation and the season of Lent, we should center ourselves and work to understand who we are. Join fellow youth in grades 7 to 12 as you get a chance to dive deeper, to understand more in a space that is judgment-free and supportive. The pace of this retreat experience will contain moments of fun, quiet reflection, candid conversation, and a presentation. Drinks and Snack included.
Contact: Registration: https://www.rcdony.org/lentenretreat For more information please contact: Tom Semeraro - Office of Youth Ministry - 315-393-2920 ext. 1415
tsemeraro@rcdony.org

PRESENTATION OF FORGIVEN
A Continuation of the Eucharist Initiative.  Explore the transforming power and the healing grace of the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. Discover the merciful way that God calls us back to Himself when we have sinned.
Date: March 26
Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Parish Center, Clayton; Dostie Hall, Watertown; St. Peter’s Church, Lowville; Fr. Amyot Parish Center, Norfolk; St. Edmund’s Parish Center, Ellenburg; The Emmaus Room inside St. Peter’s Church, Plattsburgh; St. Bernard’s School, Saranac Lake
Features: There will be much time for discussion during the event which is free to attend. Please bring a bagged lunch.
Contact: To register go to: www.rcdony.org/forgiven

DIGGING DEEPER INTO THE MYSTERY OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST
Ogdensburg – A day of reflection based on the fourth video of Presence, "Biblical Foundations."
Date: April 9
Time: 10 a.m. to  3 p.m.
Place: Wadhams Hall
Cost: $25
Speaker: Sr. Mary Gregory Munger, SSJ
Features: A Continuation of The Mystery of the Holy Eucharist.  Lunch will be provided.
Contact: To register go to: www.rcdony.org/diggingdeeper

SIDEWALK ADVOCATES FOR LIFE
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!

Neighboring Dioceses

RETREAT FOR WOMEN
Paradox, NY – A healing retreat for female survivors of abuse to be held.
Date: May 20-22
Place: Pyramid Life Center
Features: “The Way for Women” is a 3-day retreat for adult female survivors of abuse.
Contact: Registration deadline is May 1. Please contact Brian Evers at pyramidlifereservations@gmail.com or 518-585-7545 for more information. www.pyramidlife.org


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