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
  • (A)Wednesday:
    8:30 AM
    8:30 AM
    5:00 PM
    9:00 AM
  • St. John
  • Monday:
    9:00 AM
    9:00 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)
    (B) Friday:
    9:00 AM
    5:00 PM
    9:00 AM

(A) St. James – 3rd Wednesday – Mass at 8:30 am at St. James and 10:15 am at Elderwood Nursing Home.

     St. James – During Lent Mass will be at 5pm followed by Stations of the Cross and soup supper

(B) St. Patrick- 3rd Friday – Mass 10:00 am at Riverview / 1st Friday – Mass 12:00 pm (noon) at St. Patrick

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.

Upcoming Community Events:

For information on all annual Community Events, please refer to the Community page.


Parish Life Committee Updates (5/24)

Parish Life Survey Update

In an effort to keep parish members updated with the Parish Life Survey, a committee is working to analyze the data and produce results. To see the committee’s work in progress, please visit:

What’s happening:

Mark Your Calendar Vacation Bible School

St. John’s Church, Newark Valley

  • July 29 – August 2
  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • St. John’s VBS wish list:
    • baby food jars with lids
    • one-gallon plastic milk, water or juice jugs with lids. (Rinsed, please!)

St. Margaret Mary Church, Apalachin

  • July 29 – August 1
  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Waverly Methodist Church

  • August 5—August 7
  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Volunteers Needed Common Ground’s Summer Lunch Program

28 W Main Street, Owego

We are looking for a small group of volunteers who would be willing to donate a couple hours of their time, Monday—Friday. The program runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and there are no food-handling responsibilities, so duties would be minimal. We would like to have people who could just be there for the kids and assist with programs if needed.

  • Lunch 11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Mon—Fri
  • Cook & Learn 12:30 p.m.—1:30 p.m. Tues
  • Family Time 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. Wed
  • Farmers Market 12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m. Thurs

Please contact Robert Henrich at 607-972-7054 to sign up or for more information.

Church History Study Registration at St. John

Registration is open during July and August for the fall study: Epic – A Journey Through Church History. We will meet at St. John. Meeting date/time to be determined later. Will run for 20 sessions starting in September. Sign up sheet posted on the bulletin board in the front of St. John or contact Patti Blazey at Patti Blazey at or 607-642-8689

Women’s Retreat

September 13—September 15

Notre Dame Retreat House, Canandaigua, NY

“Our Spiritual Journey”

Share in the Journey this year at Notre Dame Retreat House. Hear the stories from scripture which offer words of encouragement along our personal journeys. Walk… Pray… and Talk with Jesus as you journey through the retreat weekend. For more information, please contact:

Fall Festival Update

  • The youth groups of blessed trinity and St Patrick’s will be running the games at the festival this year as a fundraiser. We are planning to place boxes at each site for donations of new or clean, gently used items suitable for prizes.
  • Other fundraising opportunities include: Raffle Baskets, Silent or Live Auction, Craft/Vendor Market If interested in organizing one of these areas for your parish site, please contact Ellen Pasto or 607-687-4247 for more information.
  • The food committee needs to replace at least one refrigerator and would like to add a small freezer for use during the festival. If you are updating your kitchen and would be willing to donate your used appliance, please contact the office.
  • As always, we will be asking parishioners to volunteer their time and energy to help us make this year’s festival a success. Our previous volunteer coordinator is unable to continue in that role this year so we anticipate some changes to the process of signing up. Please be patient with us.
  • You may drop off items for the Rummage Sale on June 22, July 13 and August 10 from 11am—2 pm at the McAuley Center.

Game Prizes Needed

Help the Youth Groups’ fundraising activity at the Fall Festival by donating new or “like new” toys and other items that they can use for game prizes. (Please be sure any items that aren’t new are cleaned before donating, especially soft toys.) If you aren’t sure what to donate, here is a list of suggestions to help you decide:

  • Small vehicles of all kinds (hot wheels and matchbox size)
  • Stuffed animals – new or nearly new
  • Small sports balls and bouncy balls
  • Card games (old maid, crazy eights, go fish, etc.)
  • Action Figures
  • Farm and Zoo Animals
  • Unopened Kids’ Meal Toys
  • $1 Store Items and “party favors” – silly putty, jump ropes, bubbles, hacky sacks, puzzles, craft kits
  • School and Art supplies – folders, markers, colored/ scented pens and pencils, crayons, etc.

Please place donations in the bin at your worship site. Thank you for your continuing support of the Blessed Trinity and St. Patrick’s Youth Groups!

Creating A Safe Environment

All 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. Volunteers are invited to attend one of the following training sessions:

  • Monday, July 1 7 pm St. John’s, Newark Valley
  • Wednesday, July 24 6 pm Parish Center, Owego

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

Parish Life Survey

Thank you to all who have participated in the Parish Life Survey. We appreciate you investing the time to convey your thoughts on what can be done to make our parish more vibrant and engaged. As far as next steps: Three representatives from each Church have been selected to form a committee to develop recommendations:

  • St. James: Laura Hoppe, Jim Simons and Jim Walsh
  • St. John: Mike Gillio, Mary Anne Hornick and Trudy Mertson
  • St. Margaret Mary: Dan Cacciaglia, Sharon Hickey and Mary Alice Natishak
  • St Patrick: Joyce Mantei, Peter Kapuscinski and Brian Szymaniak

Fr Mitch, Fr Amato and Deacon Mike will be ex officio Members. Dick Orth from St. John will be the chair, and Kelley Peron from St. Patrick will be the vice chair. You will be kept informed as to the progress of the committee. Thank you again for your help, and please keep the committee in your prayers.

Red Cross Blood Drives

July 12 2-6pm St. Margaret Mary Hall

July 23 1-6pm Parish Center Classroom

Daily Prayer of the Month (July)

Eternal Father,

We pray to honor and adore You this month. We also ask Your blessings on this nation as we celebrate its birthday. Please continue to keep us safe as we enjoy Summer with family and friends. Let us not forget Your love for us and Your desire to bring us closer to loving You by attending Mass, praying and practicing the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist. We ask Your blessings on the poor and sick among us that they feel the warmth of Your love. In Jesus name we beseech You O Lord,


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

Free Catholic Movies, Videos and eBooks!

Our parish subscribes for unlimited access to on-line Catholic resources for all ages, including: movies, eBooks, talks, and videos. Go to to create your own account for free resources. Go to “REGISTER” and submit our Parish Code: C86JGW. Having problems? Call the Office at 607-687-1068.

Bring Fr. Dan and Fr. Francis a Meal

If you would like to bring Fr. Dan and Fr. Francis a meal on a Monday or Wednesday, sign up at Go to “find” and enter – Name: White, Password: 0603 then choose your date and follow the instructions. If you have any questions or don’t have access to a computer, call Katie Gillio at 240-237-0090 and she will help you sign up.

Religious Education Registration - Grades PreK through 12

It’s time to register your children and teens for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry for the 2019-20 school year. Forms can be found online and at all church entrances. The registration deadline is August 20th.

Registration Form

Please contact Annette Larrabee at the main office (687-1068)for more information.

Confirmation Registration

If your son or daughter will be entering 8th grade (or above) and has not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation, he/she is eligible to begin preparing for the sacrament. This is a 2-year preparation program which will begin this September. Forms are available on the parish website and at all church entrances.

Registration Form

More information will be given when registration is complete. Please contact Annette Larrabee at the main office (687-1068) with questions.

Steubenville Youth Conference, 2019

Prayer Requests:

Please Pray for:

Tyler Anderson
Beth Barker
Devon Bodak
Andy Bonetti
Betty Bonetti
Florence Brooks
Lorie Cerio
Rosemarie Cheresnowsky
Wendy Condame
Chuck Curtis
Pat Dewitt
Mel Dinga
Tom Doty
Jeffrey Dusek
Deacon Joe Federowicz
Julia Gaber
George Howell
Jana Howell
Leonard Jozwiak
Noela Jozwiak
Rosie Kessler
Julie Klemmt
Isla Landon
Odette Leclerc
Ann Leonti
George Lewis
Doris Line
Lydia Ling
Paul Martin
Catherine Mauersberg
Cheryl McDonald
Cornelia Mead
Andrea Menzies
Bob Modlo
Hall Moore
Gloria Muscatello
Jim Raftis
Virginia Raftis
Violet Ray
Tom Reichhold
Ann Rogers
Frank Rybicki
Jim Schmeh
Mary Shiner
Ruth Stoughton
Pat Strasser
Connie Streck
Charlotte Thomas
Nate Titus
Debbie Tucker
Mary Walker
Grace Ward
Julianna Ward
John Patrick Watson (infant)
Bill Welch
Jack Williams

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
Emilly Botts
Shane Bradley
Matthew Cascarino
Kamren Curtis
Kerilyn Curtis
Jennifer Leary Dean
Casey Ford
Jonathan Gavazzi
Matthew Harford
John Harrington
Matthew Harrington
Travis Holland
Andrew Malia
Joshua Malia
Patricia Mallins
Colton Miller
Adam Meyrick
Alexander Pannone
Blaise Rogers
Nicholas Scherrer
Brian Schlicher
Paul Stauder
Justin Williams
Dalton Wojcuich
Andrew Yammine
New Surveys

Please take a moment and complete our Parish’s surveys below: