Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

 CELEBRATE CHRIST 2019: Creating Holy Moments 


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Celebrate Christ is a conference that is organized every two years by the Diocesan Department of Education to inspire Catholic School principals, teachers, staff, catechetical leaders, catechists, Commissioned Lay Ministers and all those involved in parish ministries. The 2019 Celebrate Christ Conference will take place on October 18 and 19 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Lake Placid.

This year’s keynote speaker for both days is Kevin Dowd. He is an author and internationally known speaker who, as an author, speaker and teacher, has impacted many lives through his message of faith, discipleship and mission.


Each day of the conference will open with Mass with Bishop Terry LaValley. Kevin Dowd will give a morning and afternoon talk. Lunch will be provided as well as an opportunity to browse exhibits by diocesan offices as well as outside vendors. Registration and Exhibits will open at 7:30am each day.


Each day of the conference is intended and designed for a different audience. Pastors are encouraged to come either day, even if their schedule allows them to only come for part of the day.

Reserved for Catholic School Principals, Teachers, and School Staff.

Kevin Dowd will speak on the following topics: Complexity of Catholic Identity in the morning and The Eucharist and Catholic Identity in the afternoon.


For Catechetical Leaders, Catechists, Commissioned Lay Ministers and anyone involved in Parish Ministries.

Kevin Dowd’s morning talk will be on the Spirituality of Imperfection and the afternoon talk will be on Eucharist, Source and Center of our Lives.


Registration for day two is required by September 27, 2019.

The cost for Day Two is $30 which includes lunch. Click the registration button below to register.




Lodging is available at the Crowne Plaza at a special rate. Participants responsible for their own hotel reservations and associated costs.

For lodging, contact the Crowne Plaza at 518-523-2556 by September 17, 2019 in order to qualify for the special rate.

Room Rates:

$179.00 plus tax for single or double occupancy

Rates increase slightly for triple and quadruple occupancy

Participants responsible for their own hotel reservations


For more information contact: Shayne Lippincott at 315-393-2920 ext. 1451