June 21, 2013

Faith Briefs: June 21, 2013


---- — Bishop to dedicate upgraded Lake Placid church Saturday

LAKE PLACID — Bishop Terry R. LaValley will dedicate the newly renovated St. Agnes Church, 169 Hillcrest Ave., at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22.

Local artisans created the altar and pulpit, baptismal font and Adirondack mural.

The public is welcome to attend.

For questions, call the church at 523-2200.


Old Home Days Parade on Sunday

ALTONA — Holy Angels Church is holding its annual Old Home Days Parade at 11 a.m. Sunday.

The theme is “The Music We Love.” The top three parade entries will win cash prizes.

For questions or to place an entry, call Sandy Lambert at 236-5848 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. today.


Presentation looks at history of churches

ELIZABETHTOWN — St. Elizabeth’s Church is hosting “The Historic Churches of Elizabethtown and Lewis,” a slide show on the history of churches at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The presentation will be in the church’s Parish Hall on Court Street.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for the Elizabethtown Stained Glass Window Fund.


‘Fortnight for Freedom’ runs today through July 4

OGDENSBURG — Catholics of the Diocese of Ogdensburg will participate in a second “Fortnight for Freedom” today through Thursday, July 4.

As in 2012, the bishops of the United States have issued a call to 14 days of prayer, action and study for religious freedom in the country and abroad.

Bishop Terry R. LaValley will mark the fortnight during a Mass to be celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 415 Hamilton St., Ogdensburg, at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 30. It is open to anyone who would like to pray for religious freedom.

In a press release, LaValley said he encourages every parish to sponsor Eucharistic Adoration, special devotions and catechetical sessions as part of national “Fortnight for Freedom.” He also requests that a special prayer for religious liberty be included at prayers of the faithful at parish daily Masses.

Resources for observing the fortnight are available on the diocesan website at or at


Ham dinner planned at Crown Point UMC

CROWN POINT — The Crown Point United Methodist Church is holding a ham dinner on Friday, June 28, at its 1682 Creek Road location.

The menu includes baked ham, scalloped potatoes, baby carrots, orange/pineapple jello salad, rolls, dessert and a beverage.

Take-outs start at 4:30 p.m., and the sit-down dinner is at 5.

The cost is $9 for adults, $5 for ages under 12 and free for ages under 5.