Reaching Up to Worship – Reaching Out to Serve

Parish Vision – “Together we will build an atmosphere of faith in which the fruit of the Spirit will abound and draw others to Christ.”

Mass Schedule:

  • St. James
  • Monday:
    8:30 AM
    (A) Wednesday:
    8:30 AM
    Saturday
    5:00 PM
    Sunday
    9:00 AM
  • St. John
  • Monday:
    9:00 AM
    (B) Friday:
    8:30 AM
    Saturday
    10:00 AM (D)
    Sunday
    11:15 AM
  • St. Margaret Mary
  • Tuesday:
    7:00 AM
    Thursday:
    7:00 AM
    Sunday
    10:45 AM
  • St. Patrick
  • Tuesday:
    12:00 PM (noon)
    Thursday:
    12:00 PM (noon)
    (C) Friday:
    9:00 AM
    Saturday
    5:00 PM
    Sunday
    9:00 AM

(A) St. James- 3rd Wednesday no 8:30 am – Mass at 10:15 am at Elderwood and 11:00 a.m. at Elderwood

(B) St. John – no 8:30 am 1st Friday

(C) St. Patrick- 3rd Friday – Mass 10:30 am at Riverview / 1st Friday – Mass 9:00 am at St. Patrick

(D) Tridentine Latin Mass – Starting on the First Saturday of September 2017, and every First Saturday thereafter, we will be offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass according to the 1962 Missale Romanum.

Reconciliation (Confession) Times:

  • St. James
  • Tuesday 5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
  • Saturday 4:00 – 4:45 p.m
  • St. John
  • Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
  • St. Margaret Mary
  • Saturday 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
  • St. Patrick
  • Wednesday 5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
  • Saturday 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

What’s happening:

Welcome Fr. Amato @ St. James

Welcome Fr. Amato @ St. James

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Welcome Fr. Amato dinner at St. James. The dinner will be immediately after Mass and there will be sign up sheets for anyone who’d like to bring a dish to share.

Labor Day - Tridentine Latin Mass @ St. Patrick

Tridentine Latin Mass @ St. Patrick

September 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass according to the 1962 Missale Romanum, at St. Patrick’s Church in Owego. Please come and pray in the Church’s beautiful and ancient rite!

Faith Formation Registration

It’s time to register your children/youth for 2017-2018 Religious Education classes. Registration forms for Sunday morning Faith Formation, as well as Youth Group, are available at all church entrances and on the Parish website. Please contact Annette Larrabee at the church office with questions. Deadline for registration is August 15th. Please be prompt, as books and materials need to be ordered before the school year begins.

Catechists Needed

We are pleased to announce that our Faith Formation programs are continuing to grow. However, with the increase in numbers of children, we are also in need of more catechists. If you have an interest in teaching religious education on Sunday mornings, please contact Annette Larrabee at the main office or annette.larrabee@dor.org. Our programs cannot continue to be successful without volunteers for this very important cause. Please consider helping. You DO NOT need to be a certified teacher in order to share your time and talents with our youngest parishioners.

Fall Festival 2017 - Help wanted

Gotta Green Thumb!

The festival committee would like to add a Farmers Market to this year’s event, but we need your help. If you have a garden, please consider planting an extra row of fall produce and donating your surplus to the festival. Of course, we also need volunteers to help during the festival too, so be sure to contact Lora Kuchinski

Calling all crafters!

Do you knit, sew, work with wood or clay? Love to make jewelry, hand made note cards, candles, or upcycle trash into treasure? The Fall Festival committee invites all parishioners to share their talents by donating their handmade items to our Craft Booth. Your hand crafted items may be dropped off @the church office during regular working hours. Please call Ellen Pasto at 607-687-4247 with questions or alternate drop off times.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: please contact Lora Kuchinski at lora@stny.rr.com or 607-725-9511

A schedule of upcoming Fall Festival Planning meetings can be found at:
Fall Festival Planning Schedule

Creating a Safe Environment training

Creating a Safe Environment Volunteers who work with children, youth or vulnerable adults are required to participate in Creating a Safe Environment training, read the Diocese of Rochester Volunteer Code of Conduct and sign its Acknowledgement of Receipt and Acceptance form. Additionally, adult volunteers (18 and over) are required to complete the Criminal Record Check process. Active volunteers, must complete this process every three years.

Online Training is also available. Please call the office for more information. 607-687-1068

Creating a Safe Environment training @ St. Patrick

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Creating a Safe Environment Volunteers who work with children, youth or vulnerable adults are required to participate in Creating a Safe Environment training, read the Diocese of Rochester Volunteer Code of Conduct and sign its Acknowledgement of Receipt and Acceptance form. Additionally, adult volunteers (18 and over) are required to complete the Criminal Record Check […]

Creating a Safe Environment training @ St. Patrick

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Creating a Safe Environment Volunteers who work with children, youth or vulnerable adults are required to participate in Creating a Safe Environment training, read the Diocese of Rochester Volunteer Code of Conduct and sign its Acknowledgement of Receipt and Acceptance form. Additionally, adult volunteers (18 and over) are required to complete the Criminal Record Check […]

Rochester Catholic Men’s Conference “Create in me a Clean Heart”

In this year of the Eucharist in the diocese and the 150th anniversary year of the Diocese of Rochester, let us join with Bishop Matano in celebrating this great and holy year. In honor of the occasion, St Patrick and Blessed Trinity parishes will sponsor all attendee by contributing $20 for each person attending the conference toward the cost of attendance. In addition, we will coordinated car-pooling. If you plan to attend and/or want to car pool, please contact Deacon Rick at rick.demars@dor.com or 607-239-0318

When:

  • October 14, 2017

What:

  • Diocese of Rochester Men’s Conference

Where:

  • St Jude the Apostle Parish, 4100 Lyell Road, Rochester

Who:

  • Celebrate Mass with Bishop Salvatore Matano

Speakers:

  • Fr Larry Richards – EWTN Radio
  • Chris Padgett – Evangelist
  • Fr Carter Griffin – Catholic Convert

Cost:

  • $40 Before August 1st.
  • Includes breakfast, lunch and a snack!

For more information: www.exultrochester.org or

Tom Ambury tbambury1@gmail.com or 607-302-0917

Buffalo Area Pilgrimage

Tour Amazing Tiffany Stain Glass Window Display in Lockport

Overnight stay within walking distance of Niagara Falls & Seneca Casino.

Mass and tour of majestic Our Lady of Victory Basilica & Father Baker Museum Details:

  •  Wednesday August 23rd 2017: Bus leaves Epiphany Church at 8:30 AM
  •  Lunch stop in Lockport and then tour windows at1st Presbyterian Church.
  •  Next stop Comfort Inn at the Point at Niagara Falls. Walk to falls/casino/nearby restaurants (breakfast included in motel).
  •  Thursday August 24th Our Lady Basilica: Fr. Baker Museum at 10:00 AM, Mass at 12:10, tour of Basilica 1 PM. Lunch option after tour. Return to Epiphany about 6:00 PM
  •  Cost: $185 per person (assume double occupancy), $295 for single occupancy, if sign up by June 15th; after June 15th, $195 up to deadline on July 9th 2017 for double (single $305).
  •  Contact: Rich or Cathleen Maggi rmaggi@stny.rr.com or 570-888-3957 for more info

Daily Prayer of the Month (August)

Dear God,

We pray to You and ask Our Blessed Mother, whose Assumption and Queenship we honor and celebrate this month, to intercede on our behalf as we ask for Your Blessings upon our Priests, Sisters and Deacons. We pray for those discerning or yet to discern religious life. We ask your guidance on our returning college students and those who will be attending for the first time. We call for Your Blessings and Enlightenment upon those high school graduates who have chosen a different vocational path whether that be the military or trades. We further pray that we seek your counsel in all we do. Please keep us safe during this summer month as we continue to enjoy its beauty and activities. In Jesus’ name we pray,

Amen

Please pray this prayer along with our Prayer Partners today and throughout this month. If you have a suggestion for prayer intention please let us know at hawaii2343@yahoo.com

Ed Martin Memorial Clambake

VFW Post 1371 and Auxiliary will be holding the Annual Ed Martin Memorial Clambake, at the post, on Saturday,
August 26, from 1 to 5 pm.

Tickets cost $38.00 and are available until August 18.  The clambake includes steamed clams, raw bar, shrimp, steak sandwiches, hot & sweet sausages with peppers and onions, salt potatoes, corn on the cob and salads. Beer, Wine and soda are also included

Reserve your tickets by calling the Post @ 687-1371. Drop off or mail your check payable to: VFW Post 1371 (memo line, clambake) 207 Main Street, Owego N.Y. 13827. Proceeds from this event will be shared by the Post and Auxiliary to help us in our efforts to support our Veterans, their families and our community.

Catholic Charities Seeks Mentors for Youth in Tioga County

Catholic Charities in Tioga County has received a grant from the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to continue their youth mentoring program in Tioga County. We are seeking dedicated, caring adults who want to help local youth pursue their goals, overcome current obstacles and gain the future they dream about.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a mentor, please call Laurie Ellis in the Catholic Charities Tioga County Office in Nichols for Laurie Ellis at 607-414-1023, or LEllis@dor.org. Training will be provided for mentors. Please consider offering two hours a week to this meaningful and rewarding volunteer work with youth in our county.

Blessed Trinity/St Patrick Fall Bible Study

This fall join us for “EPIC: A journey Through Church History”, by Ascension Press.

EPIC starts with the early Church under St. Peter and continues to present day. This is a great opportunity for those wanting to understand Church history and doctrines or to follow up on the Bible Timeline study of last year.

Why Study Our Church History? Understanding the Church’s formation, guided be the Holy Spirit, we hope to come to understand what it means to be One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic, Church. Learn why Catholics do what we do and believe what we believe.

  • Signups at St James will begin the weekend of 8/26/17.
  • Bible Study Sessions will begin the weekend of 10/1/17, on Sundays at 10:30 AM and on Wednesday at 6:30 PM at St. James
  • For more information contact: Tom Ambury (St. James) tbambury1@gmail.com or 607-302-0917

Retreat Weekend for Men

Retreat Weekend for Men

September 29 - October 1

God is Talking….Are YOU listening? Leave the noise and busyness behind and join us for a weekend on how to live a prayerful life. Discover or rediscover what prayer means, how to use different styles of prayer and tools to cultivate disciplines of prayer. September 29 – October 1, 2017 Contact Jack Evans at 607-687-3330 […]

Prayer Requests:

Please Pray for:

Lori Brown Argenio
Tom Botts
Elsie Carrozza
Rose Marie Cheresnowsky
Lorie Cerio
Chuck Curtis
Steve D’Urso
Bill Fox
Ann Gorman
Brody Hines
George Howell
Nicolas LaClair
Isla Landon
Mary Anne Larkin
Joe Lopreste
Lara McFarland
Sue Munroe
Laurel Putriment
Violet Ray
Jerry Stahl
Ruth Telfer
Damien Titus
Nate Titus
Ann Marie Zevan

Pray for our Troops:

“Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen.”

Please Pray for:

Craig Basel
Scott Berghorn
Don Bolduc
Shane Bradley
Matthew Cascarino
Kamren Curtis
Kerilynn Curtis
Jennifer Leary Dean
Casey Ford
Jonathan Gavazzi
Matthew Harford
John Harrington
Matthew Harrington
Travis Holland
Patricia Mallins
Colton Miller
Adam Meyrick
Alexander Pannone
Travis Phillips
Nicholas Scherrer
Brian Schlicher
Paul Stauder
Isaac Vandeweert
Andrew Yammine