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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**

Saranac Lake – Summer Camp Volunteers needed.
Features: If you would like to volunteer at Summer Camp Guggenheim for an hour, a day or a week, please complete the Volunteer Application on our website: rcdony.org/youth/camp/volunteer-application We'd love to have you. Alumni - please submit your apps soon so we can plan! Thank you.

Saranac Lake – Registration is now open for Camp Guggenheim. 
Schedule: Session 4: July 21 to July 26 (12-15 yrs old) $425; Session 5: July 28 to Aug. 2 (12-15 yrs old) $425; Session 6: Aug. 4 to Aug. 9 (16-18 yrs old) $425 
Cost: Session 4-6, $425 per camper 
Features: Are you ready to have a week of summer camp like no other?  Since 1972, young people have called Guggenheim "home away from home.”  Located on the shores of lower Saranac Lake, Summer Camp Guggenheim is a great place to make friends, draw closer to Christ and have a whole bunch of fun in a natural setting.   
Contact: For more information or to register go to www.rcdony.org/youth/camp.

Discernment is a call, listen with others. It is a journey of faith, traveling with companions. Are you a single Catholic man, of high school age or older, who is hearing the Lord’s call to the Priesthood? You are invited to join fellow discerners and Father Howard Venette for the following gatherings.
Schedule: St. Bernard’s Church, Saranac Lake July 27, Nov. 23, March 22, 2025
St. Mary’s Church, Canton Sept. 21, Jan. 25, 2025, May 3, 2025
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Features: Lunch will be provided at each of the church locations.
Contact: For more information contact: Father Howard Venette – hvenette@rcdony.org

Norfolk – ALL Catechetical Leaders, (DREs) veterans, new and certified, are asked to join us for a training session, “The Ins and Outs" of Parish Catechetical Leadership”.
Date: Aug. 3
Time: 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Place: Norfolk Parish Center
Features: 3 Course Credits will be given to everyone toward Certification or Continuing Ed. Lunch provided. $50.00 stipend for attending.
Contact: Register at rcdony.org/called Questions contact Anita Soltero asoltero@rcdony.org or Cathy Russell crussell@rcdony.org

Saranac Lake - ALL parish youth altar servers, lectors, greeters, music/choir members, greeters, ushers and faith formation assistants with their families are invited to a Youth Server Appreciation Day. Sponsored by Youth and Vocations Offices.
Date: Aug. 12
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Place: Camp Guggenheim
Contact: Registration required by Aug 5th at rcdony.org/ya. Questions, contact Anita Soltero, Youth Director at asoltero@rcdony.org

Saranac Lake – Family Guggenheim to be held with the theme “Trailblazers for Jesus”.
Date: Aug. 22-25 or Oct. 11-13
Features: Yee Haw! Come join us for a rootin' tootin' good time at Family Guggenheim, a place to play and pray together as a family.
Contact: For more information and to register, go to https://www.rcdony.org/newsevents/family-guggenheim.html. Questions? Call Steve Tartaglia at 315-393-2920.

Lake Placid – Day long workshop to be held to help “Unlock” your parish and help it to be fully alive and renewed.
Date: Aug. 23
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Place: St. Agnes Parish
Cost: $30 per person or $25 for 4 or more.
Features: Learn the 3 keys to unlocking your parish; Be equipped for mission through practical workshops and resources; Connect with a growing community of learning in the space of parish renewal; Be inspired to dream of what possible for your parish.  This is a joint project of St. Agnes is Lake Placid, St. Peter's in Massena, and the Diocesan Office of the New Evangelization. 
Contact: For more information contact the Office of Evangelization at mdonders@rcdony.org or Gin Shaw at renewal@stagneslp.org Register at https://divinerenovation.org/events/ and register for DR Unlocked: Northern New York. 

Massena - All parish catechists; new, veteran and certified are asked to join us for to receive 3 course credits toward certification or continuing ed.
Date: Aug. 24
Time: 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Social Hall
Features: These are courses not previously offered. Please bring a bag lunch, beverages provided.
Contact: Questions contact Anita Soltero at asoltero@rcdony.org or Cathy Russell at crussell@rcdony.org

Ogdensburg – Annual Marriage Jubilee to be held.
Date: Sept. 8
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Cathedral
Features: Bishop Terry R. LaValley, will be presiding.
Contact: To register, go to www.rcdony.org/jubilee. For more information, contact Steve Tartaglia at 315.393.2920 or startaglia@rcdony.org.

Ogdensburg – Our Lady of the Rosary Healing retreat to be held for women. 
Date: Oct. 10 – 13 
Place: Wadhams Hall 
Features: The retreat is open to 45 women over the age of 18. Presenters from the John Paul II Healing Center.  Priests in residence will be Fr. Joseph Giroux and Fr. Albert Hauser. 
Contact: For more information and registration, please visit the diocese website at www.rcdony.org/ourlady If you would like to send a donation to help defray the cost of the retreat, please mail a check to Mr. Bill Seymour, Wadham’s Hall, 6866 State Highway 37 Ogdensburg, NY 13669. The committee extends their thanks and gratitude for your prayers and support. 

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.  

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