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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, 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.

Saranac Lake – LEAD overnight retreat to be held on the Significance of the Eucharist in our Lives.
Schedule: June 9, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 – Praise and Worship with Madonna Champagne and Nate Pultorak of Plattsburgh, campfire and s’mores; June 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Panel on the Eucharist: Sister Ellen Rose Coughlin, SSJ; Msgr. Dennis Duprey, Anita Soltero and Cathy Russell.
Cost: $30, meals included
Place: Camp Guggenheim
Contact: Register at www.rcdony.org/lead2dayevent

Ogdensburg - Bishop LaValley cordially invites all home schooled children and their parents to noon Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Ogdensburg followed by a visit and picnic at his residence.
Date: June 28
Time: Noon
Place: Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, picnic at 624 Washington Street
Contact: Please RSVP to Renee Grizzuto, Bishop’s Secretary at (315) 605-1093 or rgrizzuto@rcdony.org by June 19.

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. Deadline is June 21!

Ogdensburg – Retreat for adults whose parents separated or divorced and also for those who grew up in single-parent families.
Date: Aug. 11-13
Place: Wadhams Hall
Cost: $200 for a shared room or $250 for a single room. 
Features: Financial assistance is available...do not let cost prevent you from experiencing the healing you deserve.
Contact: For more information or to register for the retreat, please contact Steve Tartaglia at startaglia@rcdony.org or 315-393-2920.

Saranac Lake – Family Guggenheim registration is open.
Schedule: Aug. 17-20; Aug. 24–27; Oct. 6-8
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, laughing and praying together. Celebrate Christ’s presence in your lives!
Contact: For more information and to register, go to www.rcdony.org/family-life/fg.html or contact Steve Tartaglia at 315-393-2920, startaglia@rcdony.org.

Ogdensburg – Our Lady of the Rosary Healing Retreat for Women to be held.
Date: Oct. 5-8
Place: Wadhams Hall
Cost: $275 per person, $100 Deposit
Features: Retreat for women 18 years or older.  Registrations begin July 1, 2023
Contact: For more information call Kathleen Nichols 518-651-6895.  Donations accepted to by payable to OLRHR and sent to Wadhams hall.

FGP is a local program that shows you how you can apply the skills and wisdom you have acquired throughout your life to make a difference in the lives of others. Get involved in the community and build relationships to last a lifetime. All you need to join is the ability to give the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on the path toward a successful future. If you’re 55 or older and want to share your experience and compassion, you have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent.  You'll also receive a small bi-weekly, non-taxable stipend that cannot be held against any current benefits you may already have as well as paid mileage for your travel. Additionally, you receive paid holidays, vacations, sick and personal leave.  Opportunities available in Franklin, Essex, Clinton, St. Lawrence and Jefferson County.
Contact: Melissa Howard, Volunteer Coordinator at (518) 359-7688 or E-mail: mhoward@cathcharities.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.

Join Fr. Donald Robinson on a pilgrimage to Biblical Turkey in the footsteps of St. Paul and St. John.
Date: Oct. 9-20, 2023
Cost: Only $2999 (includes airfare, lodging, meals, guides)
Features: Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia
Contact: Father Don at 315-782-1143 or donrob4@twcny.rr.com

An eleven-day pilgrimage of shrines of France hosted by Father Andrew J. Amyot.
Date: November 6-16, 2023
Cost: $3,979 from Montreal (includes tour price, taxes and airline surcharges)
Features: Visits to Lourdes, Nevers, Tours, the Loire Valley, Chartres, Mont. St. Michel, Bayeux, Normandy, Caen, Lisieux and Paris.
Contact: Father Andrew Amyot at 315-384-4242 or framyot2@gmail.com

Join Father Looby on a journey to Spain and Morocco.
Date: Nov. 4- 17, 2023
Cost: Pricing starts at $4,949 per person for a double and $5,849 per person for single occupancy. Features: This unforgettable trip will take you to the heart of Madrid, the historic cities of Córdoba and Seville, and the stunning Alhambra. Experience the passion and rhythm of Flamenco in Jerez de la Frontera and explore the vibrant blue streets of Chefchaouen. Journey through the spiritual centers of Fes and Rabat, and visit the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. In Marrakech, immerse yourself in the bustling markets and architecture, and enjoy a "Choice on Tour" experience. The trip will end with a visit to the iconic Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
Contact: For more information contact Mary McIntosh at Watertown AAA at 315-558-6372
Join Fr. John Yonkovig of Lake Placid on the Rhine River with Viking Cruises from Amsterdam, Holland to Basel, Switzerland in the spring of 2024.
Date: May 30 – June 6, 2024
Contact: For information call Deb Rothermel at 800-223-3884 or BTAGROUPS@gmail.com

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