LAKE PLACID - Final preparations have been made for the diocesan Solemn Mass for the Year of Faith and the New Evangelization set for Sept. 29 at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid.
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the pope's personal representative to the United States, will preside at the 2:30 p.m. liturgy with Bishop Terry R. LaValley and priests of the diocese concelebrating.
Bishop LaValley will be the homilist.
Nearly 2,000 Catholics from across the diocese are expected to attend.
Father Scott Seymour, pastor in Morrisonville and Treadwells Mill, will lead a choir of about 300 voices for the liturgy.
Bus transportation from points across the North Country has been organized.