Events

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS RAFFLE: Please stop after Mass and see all the wonderful donations that are displayed and get your winning ticket!!

  We have over 80 prizes and more are added daily.

This year we have added a new twist to the raffle. 

YOU CAN CHOOSE THE PRIZE OF YOUR CHOICE FROM Our SIX TOP PRIZES.

Just circle your choice on each ticket, the six prizes will be drawn and then they will be added back into the drawing with all the other prizes.

WANT A TICKET.. Just call or stop in at the office @ 315-232-2392, stop into our local business in Adams- Pearls Pastry Shop, McDermott’s Hometown Deli or Colleens Cherry Tree in Henderson.  Donations are still being accepted to support our raffle.

GOOD LUCK & THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

YOUTH GROUP: BE an Active part of our group. We are open to all youth in grades 6-12. YOU ARE PERSONALLY INVITED TO JOIN US!! Check out our calendar of events we have many fun activities planned.

 

PAST EVENTS:

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD 2017 is God’s global purpose to connect us with 150 countries in need, all around the world . Every gift-filled shoebox is a powerful tool for evangelism and discipleship—transforming the lives of children and their families.

GUESS WHAT-YOU have filled 588 +  boxes…

GREAT JOB!! 

DID you see Father Martin’s new look?

 All the children gathered in the Kehoe Parish Center on Sunday, November 5th to see Father Martin be placed in the barber chair. 

You could feel the electricity in the air!!

The kids were squirming around and giggling as each lock fell to the ground. Father on the other hand was a little nervous as the 9th & 10th graders took a turn shaving his head.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD made the front page of the Jefferson Country Journal and  what better way to evangelize for such a wonderful cause…

MERRY CHRISTmas to ALL!!!

 

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 “SHEEP TO THE SHEARS”

 

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” A MAN OF HIS WORD

 

 

THE LADIES OF ST. CECILIA’S 2017 FALL RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE:   Our fantastic fall sale was a great success we raised $2,509 with the your help and donations. Thank you- see you in the spring.

LAY MINISTRY

Congratulations to  Amanda Morgan and Denise Wallace as they were Commissioned  Lay Ministers by the Most Reverend Bishop Terry La Valley at St. Mary’s Catherdal in Ogdensburg.

We are most grateful to them for hearing the call and responding by sharing their particular gifts in service to our parishes.  CONGRATULATIONS!!

 

QUEEN OF HEAVEN 60th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:

On June 18, Bishop Terry LaValley celebrated Mass along with Fr. Martin Cline, Pastor, Fr. Patrick Ratigan (former Pastor), Deacon Larry Ambeau, six Knights of Columbus in full dress and over 100 parishioners and friends. The Bishop shared his story about never doing a Homily, in his 29 years as a priest, if the temperature was over 85 degrees. He stated that he would break that promise on that afternoon. He thanked the people of Queen of Heaven for their years of dedication and faithfulness to this mission church.

On June 9, 1957 Pentecost Sunday, the first official Mass was said in the church. Parishioners held bake sales, bazaars and a carnival to pay off the mortgage. On March 24, 1959 it was incorporated by Bishop Navaugh. In 1967 an annex was completed because overcrowding was so great.

In celebration of this momentous occasion some additions to the church were presented for all to view.  A beautiful mosaic of the “Blessed Mother and Child” was made and donated by a summer parishioner, Stephanie Murphy. Fr. Cline had a stained glass window commissioned and placed over the handicap entrance of the “Sacred Heart of Mary”.   Mary Ellen Shevalier etched her rendition of the “Queen of Heaven” Statue, which stands in a garden outside the church, and it became the front of the brochure. A small canvas version was presented by Fr. Cline and Mary Ellen to the Bishop, Deacon Larry Ambeau and, his wife Vicki. A large canvas picture greeted the guests on display at the reception at Ryan’s Lookout.

A highly detailed history brochure was completed by Elaine J. Scott, whose mother, Adeline Scott, was one of the founding members of the church. She along with Ora Ditch and Betty Philips are the only 3 original members still with us. Two prayer cards were designed; one with Mary Ellen’s etching of Queen of Heaven and the other of the large cross (that now stands grandly in front of the church) with a prayer written by Fr. Cline. The cake design was a copy of the large stained glass window in the front of the church. Barbara Boyle, President of The Altar and Rosary Society and members served punch and cake. It was beautiful and delicious!

There was much planning by the committee composed of Fr. Cline the two trustees, Jerry Tackley and Susan VanBenschoten, and Nancy Tackley. All worked to ensure a successful and blessed event. Regardless of the very warm day, the celebration was enjoyed by all.

 

THE LADIES OF ST. CECILIA’S 2017 SPRING RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE:  Thank you all for making this a success! See you again in the fall. MArk your calendars NOW for our doors opening on Thursday, October  5 through Saturday, October 7. More information will be in the bulletin.

 

good fridayIMMACULATE HEART MYSTERY PLAYERS   presented “The Way Of The Cross”  at St. Cecilia’s Church and they did a wonderful job! The church was full and Mike Lennox played the role of Jesus.

 

Our confirmation students and parishioners enjoyed our “Panel of Vocation ” that inclued Fr. Tom Higman; priest in Lyon Mountain and Ellenburg, Sr. Cordata; Sister of St. Joseph, our very own Deacon Larry Ambeau and his wife Vickie and, Jeff and Brenna Ginger. Many questions were answered about “Vocations” in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. This event offered a new perspective to what it means to hear the “call.” Our thanks to all who made this a  fresh addition to our Lenten plans.

 

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE: THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR MAKING THIS SUCH BIG EVENT. We have Over 65 wonderful donations!! Everything from gift certificates, toys, wine, hams, turkeys, cash, home made crafts, vintage chair & doll, professional office chair, quilted runners, movie baskets, Star Wars toy basket, Girls Lady Bug Basket…etc.

Families got their children involved– one family said that “this was one of the best things we did this season. It sparked the true “spirit” of Christmas in our home & the kids took “hands on” in making our donation.

As, most of you know we had to replace our church boiler in October @ a cost of $21,000. With your support we have set a NEW record this years Christmas Raffle netted $8,223.00. This would NOT have been possible without all of  your support! Many Blessings.

 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD is God’s global purposes to connect us with 150 countries in need, all around the world .

Every gift-filled shoebox is a powerful tool for evangelism and discipleship—transforming the lives of children and their families.

What an “ENORMOUS” participation we had this year!!

Under the leadership of Laura Mallan (DRE) a speaker addressed all of our summer parishioners & all students from grades Pre-K – tenth took home a shoebox.

A total of 364 shoeboxes were filled & donations totaling $2,599 towards the shipping fees.

For some this will be their 1st gift ever- Merry Christmas !

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THE VOCATION SUMMIT “Inspire CALLED TO LOVE” :

Thousands did gather at the Olympic Area Complex at Lake Placid on Sunday, September 25, 2016. More than 75 parishioners attended from our parish for this monumental day with world-renowned Catholic speakers and beautiful liturgies.

It was a crisp fall day- 38 degrees, as we boarded the bus at 6 am. You could fell the anticipation in the air and hear loud snoring about an hour later. Every minute was packed from listening to speakers, trying to gather at the next event and grab your lunch along the way. As you walked (or ran) to your next session, you passed many you knew from other parishes… And it felt GOoD!!! Sharing a nod or smile you moved on, NO time to waste! Thank you to all who made this a priority- – in today’s society we WILL..CAN..& DO make a difference. MAY GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU.

 

PARISH PICNIC:

More than 120 people attended our 2nd annual Parish Picnic on Saturday, June 11, 2016! We began with a combined Mass followed by our picnic. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t cooperating and we had to set up indoors. But, before nights end, we enjoyed a beautiful evening that included fellowship and wonderful fiddle music. We look forward to seeing you at next years event.

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  CATHOLIC HEART WORKCAMP- – -TO LOVE, SERVE, AND CONNECT

  The youth of our parish along with adult volunteers participated in this year’s first HEART WORKCAMP for teens at Wadhams Hall in Ogdensburg. The Diocese of Ogdensburg introduced this faith based mission service to help those in our north country who have many needs.

Our youth experience a life changing event… Opening their eyes and hearts to those in need and feeling an inner pride for “making a difference” in this world.

 

PARISH PICNIC

Combined with the celebration of Fr. Martin Clines’ 10-year anniversary to the Priesthood on June 3, 2015 was a great success! Over 200 people attended and enjoyed a beautiful evening that included fun, food, games, fellowship and music. We look forward to next years event!

 

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17th Annual 4-person Captain and Crew Golf Tournament

Held on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Adams Country Club with more than eleven teams participating. All proceeds raised from the golf tournament are dedicated to our Youth Group activities for the coming school year.

Some of the major activities this tournament supports includes baking cookies for elderly shut-ins at Christmas; sending care packages to our parishes’ college students during finals week; Kingdom Bound youth trip; the March for Life in Washington, D.C.; and Catholic Heart Workcamp in Ogdensburg, NY.

OUR NEW DEACON

n October 5th, 2013, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Ogdensburg NY, our very own Larry Ambeau was ordained a permanent deacon. As a parish family, we are all so very excited and very blessed to bear witness to this special occasion. On Sunday, October 6th, he marked the occasion with the baptism of his grandson, Logan, and a celebration following the 11am mass at St. Cecilia’s. Please join us in welcoming Larry as our new “Deacon Larry”.MC OCC shaved head event

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