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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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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