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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**

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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 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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