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Saranac Lake – Middle School Vocations retreat to be held.
Date: Sept. 21
Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Place: Camp Guggenheim
Features: This retreat is geared toward realizing and understanding the path that God has set before you. This is a free event, open to all grades 6 to 8 and includes activities and lunch! Public school students who are members of a parish group are also welcome to attend this weekday event. Public schools do provide provisions in their attendance policies to take a day off for religious worship. Please ask your child’s teacher or principal for release procedures.
Contact: Cathy Russell in Vocations (crussell@rcdony.org) - (315)393-2920 ext 1450 or Tom Semeraro in Youth (tsemeraro@rcdony.org) - (315)393-2920 ext 1415

Ogdensburg – The Marriage and Consecrated Life Jubilee to be combined this year.
Date: Sept. 23
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 the Mass in the Brzana Hall at the Cathedral.
Contact: Married couples wishing to attend will receive a certificate from Bishop LaValley and have their names included in the program must register with their parish or register themselves at https://www.rcdony.org/marriagejubilee on or before Sept. 14

Saranac Lake – The 2018 youth leadership weekend to be held.
Date: Sept. 28-30
Cost: $70, Workshops, meals, and accommodations, included
Features: Open to students in grades 9-12. 
Contact: For schedule information see https://www.rcdony.org/youth/leadership.htm or contact Tom Semeraro, Director of Youth Ministry at: 315-393-2920 ext. 1415

The Diocese of Ogdensburg Faith Formation Dept. to have leadership program.
Schedule: Western Region, Sept. 29 at the Lobster House in Norwood; Eastern Region, Oct. 13 at St. Alexander’s Church
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Place: Lobster House
Cost: $18
Theme: Heart of Leadership and Tools that help you lead
Features: All ministries are welcome to attend.
Contact: Western Region: contact Shayne by Sept. 21 — phone: 315-782-3620 or slippincott@rcdony.org; Eastern Region: contact Andi by Oct. 5 — phone 518-310-3669 or apage@rcdony.org

Plattsburgh – Diocesan Blue Mass to be held.
Date: Sept. 30
Time: 2 p.m.
Place: St. Peter’s Church
Features: The Blue Mass the Church’s way to offer thanks to God for the dedication and sacrifices made by the women and men in Law Enforcement/Corrections and to pray for their safety, as well as for their families and communities. In addition to members and their families, community members and supporters are invited to attend.
Contact: to Fr. Christopher Carrara, Blue Mass Committee Chair at ccarrara@rcdony.org, or by phone at 315-605-1039

Carthage – Youth Rally to be held.
Date: Oct. 6
Time: 3 p.m. to 6
Place: Augustinian Academy
Features: Youth of the Diocese are encouraged to invite a friend for an evening of faith, friends, food and fun. Mass will be held at St. James Church at 5 p.m. Dinner will be provided by the Ava Marie Circle and Catholic apparel will be available for purchase.
Contact: Please RSVP by September 30 by calling the St. James Rectory at 315-493-3224.

Saranac Lake – It’s time to register for Family Guggenheim.
Date: Session 3, Oct. 5 – 7
Features: Bring your family to the most meaningful weekend of the year! Hike, swim, pray, play...be.
Contact: Visit https://www.rcdony.org/familylife/family-guggenheim.html  to register. Deacon Henry and Dayna Leader for information at 315-323-0827 or dleader@rcdony.org

Stand up for life at his year’s LIFECHAIN offered in 5 different locations across our diocese.
Date: Oct. 7
Schedule: Massena - Main Street at Route 37, 3 p.m. to 4 - Charles Shearer 315-769-0898 ; Plattsburgh - Smithfield Blvd at Route 3, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 - Jack Lukasiewicz 518-562-1175; Potsdam - Market Street at Main Street, 2 p.m. to 3 - Tylor Starkey 315-265-9680; Saranac Lake - Bandshell Park at River St., 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 - The Miners 518-524-0774; Schroon Lake - Route 9 and Main at Fairfield Ave., 2 p.m. to 3 - Dorothy Bean 518-834-7958
Features: A peaceful, prayerful, public, pro-life presence. Signs are provided. We stand for life rain or shine. Bring a friend!
Contact: For more info: www.lifechain.net

Ogdensburg – Enjoy a one day family event for men, women & teens.
Date: Oct. 13
Place: St. Mary’s Cathedral
Features: Our keynote speaker will be Johnnette Benkovic Williams, who, together with Thomas Sullivan and Sue Brinkman will present us with strategies for living our faith out loud so that we may be beacons of hope in a noisy and confused world.
The day will include Morning Prayer, presentations, Mass with Bishop LaValley, special evening presentations for teens, and will conclude with a Healing Rosary service.
Contact: For more information: see www.rcdony.org/familyevent

D.O.V.S. (Diocese of Ogdensburg Vocation Society) is sponsoring a vocation pilgrimage to Western New York with Bishop LaValley.
Date: Oct. 16-18
Cost: $350 if registered by Aug. 31; $399 after Aug. 31
Features: Departing from various site in diocese. Price includes bus to all destinations; two nights stay at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, NY; two breakfasts; one lunch; two dinners. The pilgrimage Will feature tour of Christ the King Seminary, Mass at the seminary, tour of Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Buffalo; Mass and Holy Hour for Vocations at the Basilica; free time at Niagara Falls.
Contact:  Connie Randall at 315-265-2762 or Mary Enslow at 315-268-1016.

High school pilgrimage to the March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Date: Jan. 17 – 19, 2019
Cost: $150 (includes transportation, hotel, meals and shirt).
Features: Pick up locations across the diocese.
Contact: Registrations open Oct. 1 at rcdony.org/prolife. For more info please contact the
Respect Life Office 518-524-0774.

D.O.V.S (Diocese of Ogdensburg Vocation Society) as a group, are dedicated to promoting and
fostering vocations to the priesthood and religious life in our diocese.  The annual
campaign provides a major source of revenue for our organization and its success is vital to our Diocese. Funds that we raise through our membership campaign helps us to raise awareness for vocations in our Diocese.
Cost: Annual dues are $50 per year or $75 per married couple.
Contact: Any questions please call Connie Randall at 315-265-2762 or Anne Miller at 315-353- 2950 or email Connie at connierandall47@yahoo.com

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