September 21, 2012

Faith Briefs: Sept. 21, 2012


---- — Healing Mass Oct. 6 at House of Prayer

ELLENBURG CENTER — A Healing Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Our Lady of the Adirondacks House of Prayer.

The Rev. Doug Decker will preside at the Mass and Anointing. Individual prayer team ministry will follow, along with a light lunch.

RSVP to or 594-3253 by Oct. 3. Donations are appreciated.

Harvest Dinner set for October

DANNEMORA — St. Joseph’s Parish in Dannemora will be hosting its annual Roast Turkey and Trimmings Harvest Dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, in the Church Hall at 179 Smith St.

The meal costs $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 10 and free for those under 5. Takeouts are also available. Funds raised go toward renovation of the Dannemora church and a payment that goes toward its sister church.

Additional events include cash and Chinese raffles, crafts, a country store, 50/50 and live music.

For more information, call Vern and Sorelle Bouyea at 293-7768 or Deacon Ed and Louise Mazuchowski at 563-0828.

‘Catholics Returning Home’ series starting

ROUSES POINT — St. Patrick’s Parish will start a series called “Catholics Returning Home” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in the parish hall.

The series will run on six consecutive Mondays at that time.

The sessions 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 on the Catholic faith.

For more information, contact coordinators Bernard Duffy at 297-8084 or, or Tom Bechard at 297-2446 or

Methodist churches celebrate renovations

KEESEVILLE — The Keeseville United Methodist Church is hosting two events the weekend of Sept. 29 and 30 to celebrate its newly renovated sanctuary as well as its partnership with sister church, Harkness United Methodist.

An open house is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church’s 1699 Front St., Keeseville location. The newly remodeled worship space is open to all in the community. Light refreshments will also be served.

At 10 a.m. Sunday, the Keeseville church will hold a special worship service, hosting the Harkness congregation. Music will be provided by Psalm 33, a praise band made up of talents from both congregations. Special guest preacher will be the Rev. Henry Frueh, former Adirondack District superintendent who pastored the two-point charge from 1983 to 1988. All are invited. A time of fellowship and a luncheon will follow the service.