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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**

YAM DAY OF REFLECTION
Saranac Lake – Young Adult Day of Reflection to be held.
Date: Sept. 25
Time: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Place: Guggenheim
Features: A day to rest, pray, socialize and deepen your faith. including talks b by Fr. Matt Conger and the Young Adult Team, brunch, opportunity for confession, Mass with together with the College Students Retreat at the Point with Bishop Terry R. LaValley.  Followed by dinner, and plenty of time for personal prayer, reflection, socializing and simply enjoying the beauty and peace of Guggenheim.
Contact: For more information and registration go to: rcdony.org/yamretreat

BLUE MASS
Malone - Bishop Terry R. LaValley cordially invites all Police, Corrections, Fire and EMS Personnel to the Diocese of Ogdensburg Blue Mass.
Date: Sept. 26
Time: 2 p.m.
Place: Notre Dame Church
Features: The entire New York North Country Community is invited to join in prayer for the safety and wellbeing of all first responders and public safety personnel.
Contact:
Registration is appreciated for planning and social distancing:  https://www.rcdony.org/bluemass  
For more information contact, Fr. Chris Carrara 315-605-1039 or ccarrara@rcdony.org

YOUTH OVERNIGHT
Saranac Lake – Youth Leadership overnight retreat to be held.
Date: Oct. 1, 5 p.m. to Oct. 2, 6 p.m.
Place: Guggenheim
Cost: $49 per teen (Overnight dorm, meals and special gift)
Features: God created each of us intentionally, out of love, and for a purpose. Our hearts search for God and will not be content until united with Him. During this retreat, we will embark on the search for God together. It is easy to look to Google for answers, but only God reaches into our lives and gives us a personal response. During this overnight youth retreat we invite teens into a relationship with God by encouraging them to ask the big questions about the purpose of life and answering them with the Gospel Message. Along the way, they will have a ton of fun while enjoying a true “camp” experience. e have a full line up of activities planned and special guest Music Ministry leaders and presenters, MJM7. MJM7 is a Catholic family band.
Contact: For more information about COVID regulations and how to register go to www.rcdony.org/leadership.

DEACON ORDINATION
Ogdensburg - You are cordially invited to join us at the Deacon Ordination Mass of Mr. Randy N. Besio, Mr. Gerald F. Bouchard, Mr. Brent M. Davison, Mr. Daniel G. LeRoy, Mr. Michael A. Lieber, Jr., Mr. Kenneth L. Lushia, Mr. Roderic O. Roca, Mr. Lee M. Trudeau, Mr. Robert S. Uttendorfsky, Mr. Noel D. Voos, Mr. Mark T. Webster and Mr. Peter J. Woolschlager.
Date: Oct. 2
Time: 11 a.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Cathedral
Features: The Ordination Mass will also be livestreamed at www.rcdony.org/ordination. Please note this may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

LIFECHAIN
Stand up for life.  Join in the annual peaceful, prayerful, public, pro-life witness. Rain or shine. All faiths welcome.
Date: Oct. 3
Locations: Plattsburgh, Potsdam, Saranac Lake
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30
Features: Signs provided. Lifechain practices social distancing.
Contact: Visit Lifechain.net for more info.

MARRIED AND RELIGIOUS JUBILEE
Ogdensburg – The annual Jubilee Mass to be held.
Date: Oct. 3
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Cathedral
Features: The Mass is to honor the Religious Sisters for their decades of service to the Church and all married couples celebrating their anniversaries (from one year and up). Family and friends of the honorees are welcome to attend. Bishop LaValley will host a light reception immediately following Mass in the Brzana Hall.
Contact: Couples only please register for the Mass through your parish or register at https://www.rcdony.org/jubilee by Sept. 24, 2021. For further information, please contact Steve Tartaglia at (315) 393-2920 or startaglia@rcdony.org or Sr. Bernadette Collins, SSJ at (315) 393-2920 or bcollins@rcdony.org

DEACON ORDINATION
Plattsburgh - You are cordially invited to join us at the Deacon Ordination Mass of Mr. James P. Carlin and Mr. Leagon J. Carlin.
Date: Oct. 9
Time: 10 a.m.
Place: St. Peter’s Church
Features: The Ordination Mass will also be livestreamed at www.rcdony.org/ordination. Please note this may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

VIRTUAL LEAD EVENT
Catechetical Leaders and Catechists, Update your Parish Faith Formation Program, with information from the New Directory of Catechesis. Keep current in today's social environment.
Date: Oct. 23
Time: 9:45 a.m. to Noon
Contact: Register on-line at www.rcdony.org/lead and a zoom link will be provided.  Questions, contact Anita Soltero asoltero@rcdony.org

DIOCESEAN YOUTH COUNCIL
Become a DYC member and be part of something great! The Diocese of Ogdensburg Diocesan Youth Council (DYC) is a group comprised of members in grades 10-12 who live in the Diocese of Ogdensburg. Each member serves on DYC for a one-year term (members are able to re-apply annually to serve for up to three total terms).
Features: The purpose of Diocesan Youth Council is twofold:
1. Members will grow in spiritual development and leadership skills so they may take a more active role in their local parishes, particularly in youth ministry efforts on the local level.
2. Members will help plan and facilitate diocesan-sponsored events (youth rally, Lenten retreat days) and help promote diocesan-sponsored events (youth rallies, Camp Guggenheim, March for Life, regional events, Catholic Heart Work Camp, etc.)
Diocesan Youth Council is an opportunity to grow in leadership, build friendships, and have fun. It is also a significant responsibility, requiring maturity and commitment. Applying to DYC should be taken seriously and with prayerful consideration.
Contact: Thomas Semeraro at tsemeraro@rcdony.org or 315-393-2920 for full requirements to join.

FORMATION FOR MINISTRY
Looking to grow in faith and service? God continues to call everyone to use their gifts in service to others. Formation for Ministry registration is open!
Contact: For more information about the two year program, go to www.rcdony.org/formation/candidate or contact Cathy Russell at 315-393-2920 or email at crussell@rcdony.org . Registration deadline is July 15th. “Be not afraid” of God’s invitation!

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.

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.



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