December 28, 2012

Faith Briefs: Dec. 28, 2012

‘Catholics Returning Home’ discussion series starting

ROUSES POINT — St. Patrick’s Parish will conduct an ongoing series called “Catholics Returning Home” on six consecutive Monday evenings, starting Jan. 7.

The sessions, which run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the parish hall, are for non-practicing Catholics who are seeking answers to questions about returning to the Catholic Church.

There will be informal sharing and an update of Catholic faith.

For more information, contact co-coordinator Bernard Duffy at 297-8094 or

Program to focus on civility, tolerance

SARANAC LAKE — Don Morgan will present a program on social dialogue, “Can We All get Along?” at noon Thursday, Jan. 3, in the Cantwell Community Room at Saranac Lake Free library.

Morgan is professor emeritus at North Country Community College, having taught psychology, sociology, human services, philosophy and religion. Over the last several years, he has developed and taught the courses “Religion and the Modern World” and “Meanings of Life.” Morgan has presented workshops at conferences on spiritual and meaning diversity.

Polarization and incivility around moral, religious, and political differences seem to have increased in recent times, threatening our democracy and social fabric. Morgan will discuss what might be done to open up more fruitful dialogue on important social issues.

Bring soup or sandwich and enjoy a dessert and beverage provided by the Refreshments Committee. The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 891-4190.

Ticonderoga Twelfth Night event Jan. 6

TICONDEROGA — The Twelfth Night Celebration hosted by the Ticonderoga Festival Guild will be held 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Episcopal Church of the Cross on Champlain Avenue in Ticonderoga.

The procession of the Wise Men will open the program, which includes area choirs singing their favorite Christmas music and two organ solos. Carol singing by the congregation is included, and the program will conclude with Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” sung by the choirs and audience members who join them. Refreshments will be served by the women of the church following the program.

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