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
    8:30 AM
    5:00 PM
    9:00 AM
  • St. John
  • Monday:
    9:00 AM
    8:30 AM
    11:15 AM
  • St. Margaret Mary
  • Tuesday:
    7:00 AM
    7:00 AM
    10:45 AM
  • St. Patrick
  • Tuesday:
    12:00 PM (noon)
    12:00 PM (noon)
    5:00 PM
    9:00 AM

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:


(More information below – Use the calendar to add to your Google or Apple calendars)

St. Patrick’s Fall Festival

Fall Festival

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

St. Patrick’s Fall Festival Friday, September 23 Saturday, September 24 St. Patrick’s Parking Lot Friday, 9/23:Activities 4:00 – 5:30 Registration for Talent Show 5:30 – 8:00 Talent Show 5:00 – 7:00 “Touch a Truck” Fire Truck & Kid ID Station 5:00 – 8:00 Paddies Pub – Beer & Wine Diner – Lasagna, Mac & Cheese, […]

Fall Festival

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

St. Patrick’s Fall Festival Friday, September 23 Saturday, September 24 St. Patrick’s Parking Lot Saturday, 9/24:Fun, Food, & Games 11:00 – 7:00 Kids games, Bounce house, Dunk Tank, Laser Tag, Prizes, Book Sale, Rummage Sale Noon – 8:00 Paddies Pub – Beer & Wine Diner – Hot Dogs, Pulled Pork, Chili, Soup, Pizza, Lasagna Café […]

Homeschool Support Group Planning Meeting @ St. Patrick

Homeschool Support Group Planning Meeting

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We will have an organizational meeting for our newly-formed homeschool support group on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 pm in St. Patrick’s church hall. All interested past, present & future homeschoolers are welcome to come to brainstorm ideas and plan exciting educational & spiritual events for the group! We will pray a rosary for the […]

Monthly Adoration

Monthly Adoration

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 11:55 pm

There will be Eucharistic Adoration at St. Margaret Mary’s on September 17th. All are welcome to stop in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and spend some time with the Lord from 7pm – midnight.

Join Us For Breakfast @ St. Patrick

Join Us For Breakfast !

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our Sunday morning breakfast will be Sunday, October 2nd after the 9 am Mass in St. Patrick Hall. Bring a dish to pass and join us for coffee, breakfast and time to enjoy your fellow parishioners.

Men’s Retreat

Men’s Retreat

October 14 @ 8:00 am - October 16 @ 5:00 pm

This year our retreat will focus on the role of the Catholic Church in the development of American Society. Of course, there will be lots of time for prayer, stations, rosaries, confessions and individual spiritual direction. The Redemptorist Fathers are asking for a donation of $130.00 for the weekend, but don’t let this hold you […]

Harvest Dinner - St. Margaret Mary

Harvest Dinner – St. Margaret Mary

October 14 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday, October 14, 2016 4:30 – 7:00 pm Menu: Roast Pork With Baby Potatoes & Homemade Squash, Applesauce, Vegetables, Rolls & butter Assorted pies & desserts!! Beverages Adults – $9.00 Children 5-12 – $5.00 Under 5 – Free Take Outs Call Apalachin Office: 607-625-3191

Polish Dinner @ St. John’s Hall

Polish Dinner @ St. John’s Hall

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Menu: Holupki, Pierogi, Kielbasa, Noodles & Cabbage, Sauerkraut, Bread, Tossed Salad, Dessert & Drink Donation: $8.00—advance & $9.00 at the door Tickets will be sold after St. John’s Masses and at the church office. Pickup deadline for advance sale purchases is 1 pm. Children’s Meal available: Hot dog, chips, drink & dessert—$2.00

Sunday Night Joy

For all the details, please the specific webpage:

Ultreya Meeting

Ultreya Meeting Calling all Cursillistas! Save the date for our next Group Ultreya meeting on Sunday, October 30th at 1 pm in St. Patrick’s hall. More information to follow.

Splendors ’16

Contact your “Splendor Squad” Rep!

St. James— Judy Stewart

St. John—Ruthanne Orth

St. Margaret Mary—Evelyn Bale

St. Patrick—Cindy Blackwell, Cindy Farabaugh

These ladies are working to make the Splendors Auction not only a profitable event but a FUN evening out! Please ask them what YOU can do to help make this PARISH-WIDE fundraiser a SUCCESS!

Splendors ’16

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

General Info: Silent Auction & LIVE! Auction Dinner & other FUN things! $25 per person ONLY 160 tickets will be sold & ALL must be pre-purchased. (Tables of 10 can be purchased NOW! Call the office @ 607-687-1068) Be part of the Splendor Squad! Contacts: Evenly Bale, Cindy Blackwell, Ruthanne Orth, Judy Stewart or call […]

St. Val’s

September 26, 2016 – February 6, 2017

80 Winners ~ 4 Winners Per Week ~ 20 Weeks

Weekly Prizes: $30, $20, $15, $10 $40 per person $2 a week or $40 up front

* * New This Year: CASH ONLY

* * (Per New York State Gaming Commission – NO CHECKS – St. Val’s is considered a game of chance/raffle) Put your registration form and cash in an envelope marked “St. Val’s” and place it in the collection basket or drop it off at the church office. Questions?

Call the church Office: 607-687-1068

Daily Prayer of the Month

Heavenly Father (Abba),

We pray in the month of September that as we labor, we remember that work is a gift from You and we honor You as we do it. We also pray as our children return to school, that they be attentive to what is taught and that they respect their teachers. We ask Your assistance to teachers to whom we entrust our children, that they have the necessary dedication and patience. Finally, as we come to the end of Summer, may we thank You for its leisurely warmth and look forward to the continued beauty of Your creation as we begin Fall and its colorful display of Your majesty. In Jesus’ name we pray,


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

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Next week’s collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) needs your help. CCHD was founded to break the cycle of poverty in the United States by funding organizations that help individuals help themselves. With the tradition of improving education, housing situations, and community economic development, CCHD continues to make a positive impact in communities nationwide. Your contribution will defend human dignity and reach out to those living on the margins. Please give to the CCHD Collection.

Living Rosary at St. James

The Rosary & Altar Society of St. James will sponsor a Living Rosary on Thursday, October 13 at 7 p.m. All parishioners are welcome and encouraged to attend this special devotion to Our Blessed Mother, presided over by Deacon Michael Donovan. Light refreshments will follow in the church hall. Handicap accessibility is available on the west side of the church.

Diocesan Respect Life Sunday Mass

Bishop Matano is celebrating this Mass in honor of 20 years of Project Rachel ministry in the Diocese of Rochester. He will bless and commission all who are involved in Project Rachel. There will be a reception afterward in appreciation of Fr. James Hewes, whose vision and 18 years of Project Rachel leadership were instrumental. Mass is Sunday, October 2 at 2:00 PM in Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park, Rochester. All are welcome!

Welcome Fr. Bruce and Brother Dave

We welcome Father Bruce Brylinski and Brother David Henley of the Glenmary Home Missioners, who will speak at all the Masses this weekend on behalf of the home mission work of Glenmary priests, brothers and coworkers.

Father Bruce, a native of Buffalo, NY, was ordained to the priesthood in 1983. He has served at Glenmary’s missions in Okolona, MS, Grayson and Vanceburg, KY, Louisville, GA and Waldron, AR. He is currently the director of Glenmary’s Candidacy Program in St. Meinrad, Indiana.

Brother Dave, a native of Columbus, Ohio, professed his Final Oath to Glenmary Home Missioners in 2006. He has served in Glenmary Missions in Georgia, Arkansas and Kentucky. Brother David is currently serving as Glenmary’s Vocation Director at Glenmary’s Headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio.

This special collection is our opportunity to support evangelization in the home missions.

Public Square Rosary Rally

St. John’s church in Newark Valley will host a Public Square Rosary Rally on Saturday, October 15, at 12:00 noon at the Mary statue in front of the church. This Public Square Rosary, sponsored by America Needs Fatima, will be one of over 14,000 rallies that will take place all across the United States on that day. The purpose is to have Catholics all over the country join together in public prayer, offering reparation for the sins and offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to fervently pray for the conversion of the United States. Please join us on this important day.

Attention Business Owners and Generous Parishioners!

David Savich will be working on updating the advertising sponsorships for our bulletin during the week of October 3rd. Please consider advertising in our bulletin.

Advertisements can be purchased for a business, family, or a sponsor ad can be purchased for thanking parishioner patronage, supporting community service organizations like emergency pregnancy counseling or the battered women’s shelter, etc. We need and appreciate your help.

If you are interested or would like more information, please call David Savich directly at 607-624-9580

Thank you in advance for your generous support, and please patronize our advertisers!

40 Days of Prayer and Fasting

You are invited to join other Christians around the world for 40 Days of prayer and fasting to end abortion. Come join others in this peaceful prayer effort at 149 Vestal Parkway West (across from TSC). The 40 Days will begin with a Candlelight Vigil on Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30 pm led by the Friars of the Immaculate. Please contact Gabe Teoli 607-226-2816 if you would like to organize a group to participate in the Vestal Campaign. For more information, please visit:

Prayer Requests:

Please Pray for:

Richard Antioch
Dick Bierl
Marylou Conklin
Teresa Costello
Kathleen Watts-Decker
Leonard Dence
James Dubinsky
Moriah Harrington
Stuart Hill
Art Hilliard
Natalie Hilliard
Brody Hines
Larry Kasmarcik
Barbara Keener
John Keener
Penny Kenderish
Walter Krawczyk
Chrissy Krebs
Isla Landon
Gabriella Laubisch
Derek Lee
Ann Leonti
Tim McGovern
Jim Mertson
Don Murch
Grace Murch
Tim Nannery
Violet Ray
Michael Sayah
Candy Stanton
Denise Sult
Steve Supa
Anne Thomas
Steve D’Urso
Alicia Vasilow
Gloria Ward
Jody 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
Matthew Cascarino
Jennifer Leary Dean
Megan DeKay
Casey Ford
Chad Halliday
Matthew Harford
John Harrington
Matthew Harrington
Travis Holland
Patricia Mallins
Colton Miller
Alexander Pannone
Travis Phillips
Paul Stauder
Jon Tennis