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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/Franklin Events

FIRST FRIDAY PRAISE AND WORSHIP
Lake Placid – Monthly praise and worship to be held.
Date: Oct. 1
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

HARVEST DINNER
Chateaugay – The Catholic Community of Burke and Chateaugay to have their 41st Annual Harvest Dinner.
Date: Oct. 2
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Place: St. Patrick’s Church, Take-out only
Cost: $14 per meal
Menu: Roast Beef, potatoes, carrots, coleslaw and roll.  Apple and pumpkin pie for dessert donated by the Brainardsville Bakery.
Contact: Call to reserve the Rectory Office at 518-497-6673 or Monique Dwyer at 518-651-0144

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

HARVEST DINNER
Altona – Holy Angels to have their harvest dinner.
Date: Oct. 16
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Place: Holy Angels Hall
Cost: Adults, $14; Children 6-12, $7; under 5, Free
Menu: Roast Beef, mashed potatoes, squash, carrots, corn, coleslaw, apple crisp, pumpkin crunch and drink.
Features: Take-out available.  There will also be a Chinese suction and baskets of different themes.

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

40 DAYS FOR LIFE
Watertown – Ligeright will participate in the “40 Days for Life” Campaign
Date: Starting Sept. 24 and 40 days after
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30
Place: Across from Planned Parenthood
Features: Pro-Life people will stand to draw attention to the fact that they are the number one abortion provider. This is a peaceful prayerful  gathering.  Participants will hold signs supporting moms and their unborn children.

LIFECHAIN
Watertown – Liferight will hold a Life Chain to witness the sanctity of all human life, born and unborn.
Date: Oct. 1
Time: 1 p.m. to 3
Place: Public Square in downtown Watertown
Features: Participants will stand along the periphery of the square holding signs that promote support for unborn children and their expectant moms. 

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: Oct. 2
Time: Following 11 a.m. Mass
Place: St. Hedwig’s Church
Contact: 315-348-6260

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER
Evans Mills – The Indian River Knights of Columbus 7471 will be having a spaghetti and meatball dinner.
Date: Oct. 8
Time: 4 p.m. to 7
Place: St. Mary’s Parish Center
Cost: Adults, $9; Seniors, $8; Children under 12, $5; under 5, Free; Sauce, $6 per quart

CLM EVENT
Watertown – The Jefferson-Lewis Deanery CLM Association to present “A Journey of Conversion”.
Date: Oct. 20
Time: Mass at 5:30 p.m., dinner and presentation immediately to follow.
Place: St. Anthony’s Church
Cost: $15 per person
Features: The presentation titled A Journey of Conversion will begin with a RCIA ministry introduction by Tony Marra of the Blessed Sacrament Parish and will then feature Kathy Falge and Allyssa Francis who have recently entered the Catholic Church via the RCIA process.
Contact: Registers at www.rcdony.org/clm-event (be sure to select the correct event as there are 2 events for the month of October).

BASKET RAFFLE
Houseville – St. Hedwig’s Church is sponsoring their Annual Theme Basket Raffle.
Date: Oct. 30 (Baskets will be on display Sundays in October)
Cost: $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets
Features: The proceeds will support church repairs and outreach projects. 
Contact: For questions or donations of baked goods or theme baskets contact: Elaine 315-486-5532, Mary Ann 315-348-6260 or Lydia 315-348-7006.

St. Lawrence Events

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

ALPHA
Massena – You’re invited to ALPHA.
Date: Tuesday starting Sept. 13
Time: 6 p.m. to 8
Place: St. Mary’s Social Hall
Features: Free of charge and including a delicious meal.  Childcare will be provided as well.
Contact: Parish Office at 315-769-2469 or web site at massenacatholics.com

THE CHOSEN MINI SERIES
Massena - Join us in watching The Chosen Season 1 & 2!
Schedule: Season 1 meets Wednesdays starting Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. and Season 2 meets Mondays starting Sept. 12th at 6 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Social Hall
Features: YOU are invited to get together weekly and view and discuss 8 episodes of this acclaimed min-series.
Contact: Visit our website at www.massenacatholics.com or call the Parish office @315-769-2469 to register and for more info.

ROSARY WITH DEVOTIONS
Ogdensburg – The Legion of Mary will pray the rosary with devotions for First Saturday.
Date: Oct. 1
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: Oct. 1
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.

MONTHLY BRUNCH
Norfolk – Parish of the Visitation and St. Raymond’s will have their monthly Knights of Columbus Brunch.
Date: Oct. 9 (Second Sunday of each month)
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30
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.

CLM EVENT
Massena – The St. Lawrence, Franklin and Adirondack Deaneries CLM Association to present a “Clergy Perspective on the 150th Diocesan Anniversary”.
Date: Oct. 12
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Social Hall
Cost: $20
Features: Clergy perspective on the 150th diocesan anniversary from different generations of priests, Father John Downs, Father Mark Reilly, and one more newly ordained priest.
Contact: Register at: www.rcdony.org/clm-event   Be sure to choose the correct CLM event when registering. There are two events from different deaneries going on during the month of October.


Virtual Events

BROWNBAG CHATS BEGIN
The Office of New Evangelization will be running a new Brownbag Chat during lunchtime via zoom.
Date: Wednesdays starting June 15
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Features: We will use videos from The Search Continues on Formed.org. In each session, we will watch one or two short videos together via zoom and then have an informal discussion. 
Contact: If you would like to join us this series of lunch-time chat discussions, please sign up online at https://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, 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

YOUTH LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Saranac Lake – Youth Leadership retreat to be held for teens in grades 9 to 12.
Date: Sept. 30 check in at 6 p.m. to Oct. 2 at 10 a.m.
Place: Guggenheim Center
Cost: $95, includes dorm and meals.
Features: During this overnight youth retreat we invite high school age teens an opportunity to learn skills for Christian leadership and ministry in a series of workshops and practical applications. The following skill points will be covered: Christian Leadership, Communication Skills, Group Dynamics, Decision Making and, Planning skills.
Contact: To register go to rcdony.org/leadership or contact Jeannie Grizzuto – jgrizzuto@rcdony.org – 315-393-2920 ext. 1413 with any questions.

FALL RETREAT FOR ADULTS
Saranac Lake – Fall retreat for adults to be held.  Come away and rest awhile with the Lord amid the beauties of Fall in the Adirondack Mountains.
Date: Sept. 30 to Oct. 2
Place: Guggenheim Lodge
Theme: Theme: “Meeting God in the Mountains and Valleys of Life.”
Speaker: Sister Bethany Fitzgerald, SSJ, Faith Formation Educator; Fr. Paul Kelly will be celebrant for Mass on Saturday afternoon.
Cost: Suggested offering is $150
Contact: For more information contact 315-212-6592 or srbethssj@gmail.com

CHRIST IS HERE: COME ENCOUNTER HIM
Presentation to be held for an opportunity to understand how Christ draws us to Himself through all things in this world! Event to be held on 2 different days at 6 different locations total.
Schedule: Oct. 1 at St. Mary’s Social Hall, Massena; St. Peter’s Church, Lowville; St Elizabeth’s Church, Elizabethtown.  Oct 15 at St. Mary’s Parish Center, Brushton; Dostie Hall in Watertown; Emmaus Room, St. Peter’s Church, Plattsburgh
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Features: All are welcome to attend this event presented by the Diocese of Ogdensburg Department of Education.  This is an in-person event only.  Attendees must bring their own lunch.  It is free to attend and you’re encouraged to bring a friend.
Contact: To register go to: www.rcdony.org/christ

LIFECHAIN
The 35th year of the National Lifechain to be held.
Date: Oct. 2
Schedule: Potsdam across from Roxy Theatre, 2 p.m. to 3; Plattsburgh at smithfield Blvd, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30; Saranac Lake at Bandshell Park along River Street, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30
Features: Life Chains form nationwide to make a public, prayerful, peaceful stand for life. We stand for life rain or shine. Signs provided. Bring a friend.
Contact: More information and a listing of all locations at www.lifechain.org

WOMEN’S HEALING RETREAT
The St. Andre Bessette Sisters of Malone is sponsoring a Healing Retreat for 30 women of the Diocese of Ogdensburg.
Date: Oct. 6 to Oct. 9
Place: Wadhams Hall, Ogdensburg
Cost: $250 per person and includes accommodations and all meals.
Features: Women must be age 18 or older to attend. The purpose of the Healing Retreat is to ‘make more room within, for God’, allowing His love and mercy to heal as He desires. Bishop LaValley, Fr. Bryan Stitt, Sister Kelly and Sister Grace Capuchin Sister of Nazareth, and Dave McClow will be presiding and presenting. All are welcome to join the SABS in praying the 54 Day Rosary Novena beginning August 15 ending on October 7 – Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary, for the healing of all those who attend as well as for each and every person who offered prayers, time, treasure and talent for this very blessed event.
Contact: For more information and registration visit the Diocese of Ogdensburg website at www.rcdony.org

FAMILY GUGGENHEIM
Saranac Lake – Online registration is now open for Family Guggenheim.
Date: Session 3 Oct. 7-9
Place: Guggenheim
Cost: Visit www.rcdony.org/family-life/fg for more information
Features: Family Guggenheim welcomes families of all dimensions to come enjoy a special weekend in the beauty of the Adirondacks. Expect fun family workshops and activities that will have you working and laughing together. Celebrate Christ’s presence in your lives through liturgy (often outside) and special prayer services. Take time for great outdoor activities like paddle boat rides, beach volleyball, and hiking. You are never too young or too old to enjoy being family at Camp Guggenheim!
Contact: For more information, please contact Steve Tartaglia at 315-393-2920 or startaglia@rcdony.org

MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREAT
The Vocation Office and the Office of Youth Ministry is sponsoring a Middle School Retreat (Grades 6-8) in three regions of the Diocese.
Schedule: Oct. 7 at Our Lady of Victory Center, Plattsburgh for the Clinton, Essex, Adirondack Deaneries; Nov. 4 at Immaculate Heart Central School, Watertown for Jefferson, Lewis, Hamilton-Herkimer Deaneries; Nov. 16 at St. Mary’s Social Hall, Massena for the St. Lawrence and Franklin Deaneries
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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: Your pastor, Catholic school principal, or Religious Education Coordinator for a registration form.


LOVING AUTHENITCALLY
All are invited to attend this free seminar designed to deepen our understanding of how Church doctrine on sexual morality connects with our happiness.
Schedule: 4 different times and locations to attend. Nov. 19, 2022 at St. Mary’s Massena; Feb. 12, 2023 at Newman Center, Plattsburgh; April 22, 2023 at St. Bernard’s Saranac Lake; May 20, 2023 at St. Mary’s Ticonderoga.
Time: 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
Contact: to register go www.rcdony.org/lovingauthentically.  For more information contact Stephen Tartaglia at 315-393-2920 or startaglia@rcdony.org

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.

Neighboring Dioceses

SYRACUSE WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
Syracuse – Women’s conference to be held with the theme of “Maintaining a Eucharist Heart in a Broken World”.
Date: Oct. 15
Time: Doors open at 7:30 a.m., Mass begins at 9 a.m. with Bishop Lucia
Place: Oncenter Convention Center
Cost: $55 Online or if mailed by Oct. 8 if postmarked by Oct. 1; or $70 at the door if space allows)No Refunds will be allowed, if you can not attend your ticket will be donated to a religious sister or other in need of sponsorship.
Features: Adoration, Confession, Vendors and Inspiring Speakers to include Sonja Corbitt, Sister Jane Dominc Laurel and Bishop Terry R. LaValley.  Lunch is provided.  Event is for women 18 years and older.  Nursing infants welcome.
Contact: For more information and to register: www.SyracuseCatholicWomen.org 

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