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Adirondack/Franklin 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

DEVOTION AND HOLY HOUR
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.




Clinton Events

PREPARATION FOR PARISH NURSING
Plattsburgh - Mercy Care for the Adirondacks will offer preparation for the role of Parish Nurse.
Date: Beginning March 10
Place: St. Joseph’s Outreach Center
Features: This course is open to registered nurses and others who are interested in health ministry in their parishes or with Mercy Care. 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. There is no charge for this course, but registration is required. It is 36 contact hour course offered on Fridays and Saturdays in March.
Contact: For further information, please contact Alexandria (Lexi) Bevilacqua, Program Director at abevilacqua@adkmercy.org or 518-523-5446.

ADORATION
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.

HOUSE SITTERS
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.


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Jefferson/Lewis Events

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. 5
Time: Following 11 a.m. Mass
Place: St. Hedwig’s Church
Contact: 315-348-6260


SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER
Evans Mills – The Indian River Council 7471 Knights of Columbus will be having a spaghetti & meatball dinner.
Date: Feb. 11
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; Quart of sauce, $6
Contact: For more information call 315-629-4678

PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Carthage - A pancake breakfast to be held to benefit Augustinian Academy sponsored by the Father John Cosmic Council 291 of the Knights of Columbus
Date: Feb. 12
Time: 8AM to Noon
Place: St. James Community Room
Cost: Adults, $9; Seniors, $7; Children under 10, $4; Family of 4 or more, $27
Contact: For more information call 315-493-3224

CHICKEN AND BISCUIT DINNER
Lyons Falls – St. John’s Church will have a drive thru chicken and biscuit dinner.
Date: Feb. 15
Time: 5 p.m.
Cost: $12
Menu: Chicken and homemade biscuits, real mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, cranberry sauce, and a Valentine dessert. 
Contact: To guarantee your dinner, please call 315-348-8945 or 315-348-8477.  Any questions, contact 315-766-6897. 

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER
Evans Mills – The Indian River Council 7471 Knights of Columbus will be having a spaghetti & meatball dinner.
Date: March 11
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; Quart of sauce, $6
Contact: For more information call 315-629-4678

WOMEN’S PRAYER AND HEALING RETREAT
Watertown – The Department of Faith Formation will be having a Women’s Prayer and Healing retreat.
Date: March 31
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30
Place: Sisters of St. Joseph Hearthside Room
Cost: $20
Features: The retreat will be run by Sister Mary Michael Fox, OP, a member of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia in Nashville.
Contact: To register go to,
www.rcdony.org/healingretreat

 

St. Lawrence Events

MEAL DELIVERY DRIVERS 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.

HOLY HOUR
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.

ROSARY FOR LIFE
Canton – Rosary for life to be held.
Date: Every Saturday
Time: 4:25 p.m. preceding the 5 p.m. Vigil Mass
Place: St. Mary’s Church

ADORATION
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.

BISHOP BARRON STUDY PROGRAM
Massena – St. Peter’s Parish will have an 8 week study program using Bishop Barron’s “Conversion”.
Date: Tuesdays starting Jan. 31
Time: 2 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Social Hall
Contact: St Peters Office at 315-769-2469 or visit website at massenacathoilcs.com for info and registration

THE CHOSEN 1 & 2
Massena – St. Peter’s Parish will be showing “The Chosen” 1 and 2.
Date: Season 1 starts Wednesdays Feb. 1 and Season 2 starts Mondays Jan. 30
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Social Hall
Contact: Call St Peter's Office at 315-769-2469 or visit website at massenacatholics.com for info and registration.

ROSARY WITH DEVOTIONS
Ogdensburg – The Legion of Mary will pray the rosary with devotions for First Saturday.
Date: Feb. 4
Time: 8 a.m.
Place: Notre Dame Church, Ogdensburg
Features: Rosary with devotions

FIRST SATURDAY ROSARY DEVOTION
Massena - Sacred Heart Church to have first Saturday Rosary Devotion.
Date: Feb. 4
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.

MEN’S PRAYER GROUP
Massena – First Saturday of the month, men’s prayer group to meet for Mass and Adoration.
Date: Feb. 4
Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Church
Features: Coffee and donuts after service in the parish center
Contact: Bob Brothers at 315-842-2886

TRIVIA NIGHT
Canton – St. Mary’s Church to have a trivia night.
Date: Feb. 11
Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; Trivia starts at 6:45 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Parish Center
Cost: $20 (Age 21+) and includes two beverages (beer or wine) and 2 slices of pizza and popcorn.
Features: Join us for a fun night of fun, fellowship and food.  Free childcare available.  Door prizes and Grand Prize.  Team of 4-6, single players are welcome and will be places on a team.
Contact: Call today to reserve your team's spot with your team name-call the rectory at 315-386-2543.

ST. JAMES GALA
Gouverneur – St. James School will have their 2023 Gala, “Return to Vegas”.
Date: Feb. 11
Time: 5:45 p.m. to Midnight
Place: St. James School
Cost: $75, includes dinner, drinks, dancing, admission to auctions, door prizes, games, raffles and new surprises at our premiere event! Must be 21 years of age.
Features: The lights, the excitement, the suspense, the fun.... its back IN PERSON! Return to our Vegas themed night to try your luck and help us raise a buck! Join us for all our party favorites including the in person treasure chest keys, silent and live auctions, Pay and Pick game, raffles, prizes, full course meal, famous dessert bar, cash bar and dancing!
Contact: For more information please contact 315-287-0114 or St. James School 315-287-0130

MONTHLY BRUNCH
Norfolk – Parish of the Visitation and St. Raymond’s will have their monthly Knights of Columbus Brunch.
Date: Feb. 12 (Second Sunday of each month)
Time:9:30 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.

40 CANS FOR LENT
Canton - The Knights of Columbus in Canton invite you to participate in the "40 Cans for Lent" program as part of your Lenten journey.
Features: Simply donate one can of food or a non-perishable item for each of the 40 days of Lent. Donations can be made at any of the doors at St. Mary's Church 68 Court St. in Canton.  Lent provides an opportunity for each of us to live generously- to show gratitude for God's gifts to us and to share those gifts with others.

PRIEST, PROPHET, KING
Ogdensburg – St. Mary’s Cathedral to host a Lenten study featuring Bishop Robert Barron’s DVD-based Study Program: Priest, Prophet, King.
Date: Thursdays starting Feb. 2nd to March 16th.
Time: 2 sessions to choose from, 9:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.
Place: Bishop Brzana Hall.
Features: Join us as we deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ.  Explore the biblical archetypes of priest, prophet, and king and see how Jesus is the ultimate fulfillment of each one. Throughout this experience, you will better understand who Jesus really is and also realize your own priestly, prophetic, and kingly mission.  No charge for anyone for the workbooks, but donations will be accepted.
Contact: You can email Deacon Bill O’Brien at: billob315@gmail.com (Preferred) or if you don’t have email, simply call him in the evening between 5:00 and 9:00 PM at: 315-528-0461 to register. We hope to see you there! Please Register by Jan. 25th so we have enough workbooks ordered.

DAY OF REFLECTION
Ogdensburg – The Department of Faith Formation will be hosting a Day of Reflection.
Date: April 1
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Place: Wadhams Hall
Cost: $30, lunch is included
Features: Sister Mary Michael Fox, OP, a member of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia in Nashville will present “Blessed, Broken, Given: Living Eucharistia”!
Contact: To Register go to www.rcdony.org/dayofreflection


Virtual Events

BROWNBAG CHATS BEGIN
The Office of New Evangelization will be running a new Brownbag Chat during lunchtime via zoom.
Date: Wednesdays  Starting Jan. 11
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Features: We will use videos from The Generational Divide: Who’s in the Pews with Katie Prejean McGrady available on revivieparishes.com In each session, we will watch one or two short videos together via zoom and then have an informal discussion.  Let Katie help you become an expert on Millennials and Generation Z through a deep-dive into stats and practical ministry applications - perfect for parishes looking to reach (and keep) younger generations of Catholics truly engaged in their faith.
Contact: If you would like to join us this series of lunch-time chat discussions, please sign up online at www.rcdony.org/brownbag  .  For more information, contact Marika Donders at mdonders@rcdony.org.

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, starting late February in Gouverneur, Canton and Potsdam/Colton.
Dates: Facilitators at each site will contact registrants to establish exact dates and times for the meetings.
Cost: $25
Features: Surviving Divorce features twelve video presentations that cover topics such as shock and grief, anger and forgiveness, money issues, dealing with children and a former spouse, and annulment and remarriage. This program is for the newly separated and divorced and those still struggling with issues many years later. It will help them find answers to their questions, restore their hope, and begin authentic healing.
Contact: Register online at www.rcdony.org/survivingdivorce.  For more information contact Steve Tartaglia at 315-393-2920 or startaglia@rcdony.org.

LOVING AUTHENITCALLY
All are invited to attend this free seminar, Loving Authentically: Sex, Happiness and Catholic Teaching designed to deepen our understanding of how Church doctrine on sexual morality connects with our happiness.
Schedule: 3 different times and locations to attend. Feb. 12, 2023 at Newman Center, Plattsburgh 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; April 22, 2023 at St. Bernard’s Saranac Lake 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; May 20, 2023 at St. Mary’s Ticonderoga 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Features: Program will be a showing of “Unprotected: A Pope, the Pill, and the Perils of Sexual Chaos.” With Q & A led by Natural Family Planning Directors, Angelo and Suzanne Pietropaoli and Catholic Theologian, Maura Hearden Fehlner, Ph.D. Lunch will be provided.
Contact: to register go www.rcdony.org/lovingauthentically.  For more information contact Stephen Tartaglia at 315-393-2920 or startaglia@rcdony.org

RITE OF ELECTION
Ogdensburg - The Rite of Election (ROE) this year will be held the first Sunday of Lent.  All parishioners are invited to come to the Cathedral to experience this liturgy and offer prayer and support to the Catechumen and Candidates preparing for full initiation into the Catholic Church this Easter.
Date: Feb. 26
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Cathedral
Contact: Anita Soltero at asoltero@rcdony.org or 518-310-3669 with questions.

YOUTH LENTEN RETREAT
Lenten Retreats for youth in grades 7 to 12 to be held.
Schedule: March 4 at Sacred Heart Church (Dostie Hall), Watertown 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. with Mass at 4:30 p.m.; March 18 at St. Peter’s Church (Emmaus Room) 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with Mass at 4 p.m.
Features: Lent is a perfect time for all of us to think about how we can be more like Jesus in our homes, at school, and in our communities. During this retreat, you and your friends will be able to have some fun while putting together your “Best Lent Yet” plan! This compact retreat will contain moments of fun, reflection, conversation, and workshops. Drinks and snacks will be provided. There is no fee to attend and, retreatants are encouraged to attend the Mass offering.
Contact: Registration is required to attend. The deadline to register is: March 1. To register visit: www.rcdony.org/lentenretreat When registering, please choose the date and location that works best for you. For more information contact: Tom Semeraro @ 315-393-2920 ext. 1415

MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREAT
Massena - The Vocation Office and the Office of Youth Ministry is sponsoring a Middle School Retreat (Grades 6-8) in the St. Lawrence/Franklin region of the Diocese.
Date: March 22
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Social Hall
Features:  The purpose of a Middle School Retreat is to guide young women and men to prayerfully consider what God’s plan is for their lives. This invitation is open to students in Grades 6-8 both in the Catholic schools and public schools. This is a Retreat Day for the students and is considered a legal excused absence.
Contact: Contact your pastor, Catholic school principal, or Religious Education Coordinator for a registration form.

YOUTH RALLY
Lake Placid – “We are Jesus in the World” Youth Rally to be held for Middle and High school age students.
Date: April 22
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with Mass to follow at St. Agnes Church
Place: High Peaks Resort
Cost: $35, includes full day pass, lunch, snacks, games and giveaways.
Features: A super presentation from Monet Souza and a bouncing concert from Catholic recording artist, Joe Melendrez.  Closing Mass will be offered by Bishop Terry R. LaValley.
Contact: To register please go to www.rcdony.org/youth/rally  If you have any questions please contact Jeannie Grizzuto  at the Youth Office, 315-393-2920.

GUGGENHEIM SUMMER CAMP
2023 registration is open.  New this year is a mini session for youth 11-13 years old along with the annual sleepaway camp weeks for ages 11 to 18.
Dates: The season starts July 5th and ends Aug. 11th.
Cost: Mini session is $200 and the weeklong sessions is $425 per camper.  Meals and accommodations are included in the registration fee.
Features: There are so many fun things to do at camp! Like arts and crafts, Project Adventure, Liturgy, rappelling, hiking, basketball, or soccer. Guggenheim has its very own beach where you can swim, tool around on our watercrafts and play watersports. Evenings at camp are packed with fun activities like bonfire time, a dance, outdoor movies, and camp-wide games.
Summer Camp Guggenheim is a fun place where you can make great friends, escape the craziness of the world, and just chill with cool people like you.
Contact: To sign up for camp please visit: www.rcdony.org/youth/camp or call, Jeannie Grizzuto at 315-393-2290 ext. 1413

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!
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.

SUMMER CAMP YOUTH DIRECTOR
Saranac Lake - The Diocese of Ogdensburg is seeking an energetic and dedicated individual for the position of Summer Youth Camp Director at the Guggenheim Center.
Features: Summer Camp Guggenheim has been a “home away from home” for young people ages 12 to 18 years old since 1972. Hike, Swim, Praise, and a whole lot more!  Summer camp Guggenheim is a high energy camp filled with exciting activities and opportunities for campers to experience their faith and joyfully celebrate it.
Contact: To apply please visit: www.rcdony.org/information/employment Questions or inquiries Tom Semeraro, Director of Youth Ministry 315-393-2920 ext. 1415 www.rcdony.org/youth

Neighboring Dioceses

CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE
Syracuse –Diocese of Syracuse Catholic Men’s Conference, Ignite 2023 to be held. 
Date: March 25
Time: 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Place: SRC Arena & Event Center
Cost: $55 through March 7, $65 after March 7, $70 at the door
Features: Scheduled speakers include Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Christopher Stefanick, Mike McGlinn and Gus Lloyd.  Open to men ages 16 - 96.  We are expecting a close to sell-out crowd based on the slated speakers. 
Contact: For more information and to register: https://www.ignitecatholicmen.org

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