May Youth Ministry Updates

Diocese of Ogdensburg

Many parishes are busy as programs wrap up for the end of the academic year. I hope and pray that this is a fruitful time for your ministry. If you ever need any support in your youth ministry efforts in any way, please feel free to get in touch. Know that you and all of the teens remain in my prayers!

Pax et Bonum,

Kelly Donnelly

NET Ministries Coming to the Diocese in November

NET Ministries will be coming to the diocese from November 10-16. They offer a variety of youth retreats led by a group of young adults. If you are interested in booking a NET retreat or for more information, please contact Kelly

Catholic Heart Work Camp

Catholic Heart Work Camp will be held in Plattsburgh June 25-30. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to volunteer, pray, and have fun with teens from across the country!

Email to register. Additional information can be found at

Catholic HEART Workcamp

Camp Guggenheim

Camp Guggenheim is just around the corner! Make sure teens register soon to spend a week hiking, swimming, praising, and much more!

For more information contact the Office of Youth Ministry at 315-393-2920 or

Go to to register.

Camp Guggenheim: Fun, Faith, Community! 2017

Steubenville Youth Conference

Several people from the diocese are taking youth to the Steubenville Youth Conference held in Steubenville, Ohio on July 7-9. This conference will be filled with high-energy and engaging speakers, musicians, and presenters. If you are interested in taking some of your youth on this trip or for more information, please contact Dayna Leader at
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Upcoming Events

June 2: Hearts on Fire in Malone. Praise & Worship Holy Hour followed by a bonfire and refreshments. 7:00 at Notre Dame in Malone. Held every first Friday.

June 4: Regional Lifeteen Color Run in Plattsburgh. Sponsored by Plattsburgh Lifeteen. Get more information by emailing

June 10: Our Time Retreat. Regional retreat sponsored by Youth Ministry in Motion at Camp Laurent in Lisbon. Register by emailing

June 25-30: Catholic Heart Work Camp in Plattsburgh. Register by emailing

July 2-August 11: Camp Guggenheim. Weeks 1-5 are for 12-15 year-olds, and Week 6 is for 16-18 year-olds. Register at

August 15: Diocesan Youth Council Applications due for ’17-’18 Academic Year. Check out details and applications at

September 29-October 1: YOUth Lead, Leadership Weekend. Grades 9-12. Mark your calendars! Registrations will be available soon.

Spring Prayer

Dear God,

Spring is a metaphor for change.

Some changes we eagerly await, and some we abhor.

Some changes we plan and others arrive uninvited.

To all these changes we ask the gift of Your perspective beckoning us to expectation, hope, and rebirth.

May the sunlight and the rain be reminders that You are at work renewing the earth. As a God of renewal, You are ever at work in our lives, too.

Open our eyes and lives to the needed changes in our lives this Spring. Awaken us to new life and perspective, for we pray in Jesus' name.