April 19, 2013

Faith Briefs: April 19, 2013


---- — Catholic Climate ambassador to speak Sunday

PLATTSBURGH — One of the nation’s 21 Catholic climate ambassadors trained by the Catholic Climate Covenant will give a public presentation from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Emmaus Room at St. Peter’s Church, 114 Cornelia St.

Dr. Gerry Gacioch, who is also chief of cardiology at Rochester General Hospital’s Heart Institute, will explain what climate change is; reasons that people should care; Catholic teachings and traditions associated with environmental stewardship; mitigation and adaption to climate change; and what individuals can be doing.

The presentation is co-sponsored by the Diocese of Ogdensburg and the St. Peter’s Church Environmental Stewardship Committee.

Call St. Peter’s Rectory at 563-1692 to reserve a seat.

Talent showto benefit lymphoma patient

PLATTSBURGH — Seton Catholic Central School’s Student Council and the music department will co-host “Knights at Night – Talent for a Cause” at 7 p.m. Saturday at Seton Catholic, 206 New York Road.

All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit chorus member Malorie Drollette, who is in treatment for lymphoma. Organizers hope to raise money to help her family with the expenses of treatment and related travel costs. Drollette has often enjoyed performing with the chorus for the benefit of nursing-home residents, Mission of Hope and the Seton music program.

The evening will feature selections by the chorus and group-performance classes, as well as music and comedy by other talented Seton students. Dessert items and other refreshments will also be sold.

A $5 minimum donation would be greatly appreciated. Those who cannot attend but who would like to donate are asked to call the school office at 561-4031.

Mercy Care seeks volunteers

LAKE PLACID — Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is recruiting new volunteers and has scheduled a Friendship Volunteer Training Program for Tuesdays, May 14 and 21.

The training sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Margaret’s Convent Library in Lake Placid. Attendance both mornings is required to complete the training.

Volunteers serve as advocates for individual aging people to obtain the services they need, help elders stay connected to their communities, and work to enhance the quality of life of older adults in the Tri-Lakes.

Anyone of any faith in the Tri-Lakes area who is interested in becoming a friendship volunteer is invited to take the free training in Lake Placid. Pre-registration is required.

To request registration information, contact Sheila Schneck at 523-5583.