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 10:30 am 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 9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m
  • St. Margaret Mary
  • – Saturday 7 p.m. – 7:45 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.

What’s happening:

Ash Wednesday Schedule

2019 Ash Wednesday Mass at SP

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

2019 Ash Wednesday Mass at SJm

February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

2019 Ash Wednesday Mass at SJn

February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

2019 Ash Wednesday Ash Services at SMM

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2019 Ash Wednesday Ash Services at SP

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

It’s time to register your child for First Communion and First Penance Classes!

Registration forms are available at the church entrance and on the parish website. For more information contact Annette Larrabee at 687-1068 or Classes begin in March!

First Saturday at St. John’s - February 1

  • 24 hour Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin at 9 am on the Friday before First Saturday
  • Confession will be available from 9 am – 9:55 am
  • The Blessed Sacrament will be Reposed just prior to Mass
  • Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m.
  • At the end of Mass the Blessed Sacrament will be re-exposed
  • The recitation of the Rosary will begin
  • After the Rosary, Fr. Galens will lead a 15-minute directed meditation on the mysteries of the Rosary
  • After the meditation, Benediction will take place

If you would like to spend an hour in Adoration with Our Divine Lord, contact Katie Gillio at 240-237-0090 or

2020 Mother/Son and Father/Daughter Dances - February 8

Blessed Trinity & St. Patrick Parishes Honor All Those Married 50 Year or More! - February 11

Anniversary Mass & Sweetheart Luncheon

Tuesday, February 11

St. Patrick Church Mass at 11:00 am followed by lunch in the church hall

RSVP – 687-1068 by Friday, 7

TCRM’s Super Pancake Breakfast - February 2

Sunday, February 2 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon

Tioga Opportunities

9 Sheldon Guile Blvd., Owego

For more information, contact 687-3021. Proceeds benefit Tioga County Rural Ministry

First Friday at St. Patrick’s - February 7

On Friday, February 7th, Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Church. Adoration, Rosary and Benediction will follow. Please join us

Soup’er Bowl Sunday Collection

Please support our youth as they collect monetary donations for local food pantries at all sites after the Masses on Super Bowl Sunday weekend (Feb. 1/2).

Jack Frost Chicken BBQ - 2/29

Saturday, February 29 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

St. Patrick Church Hall

$10.00 Menu: 1/2 chicken, homemade mac & cheese, baked beans, roll, dessert, beverage w/eat-in Tickets available after Masses at St. Patrick and St. John and at the church office.

Hosted by St. Patrick Church

Mardi Gras Party!

Saturday, February 22 following Mass $10.00 dinner includes: Chicken & Biscuits, Mashed Potatoes, Coleslaw, Vegetable, Beverage and Dessert Come join the fun… and raffles as well.

Tickets on sale after all Masses at St. James

Shrove Sunday Brunch and Bake Sale

Sunday, February 23

St. Margaret Mary Hall After 10:45 am Mass until 1:00 p.m.

Pancakes, Sausage, Fruit Salad, Assorted Treats, Coffee, Drinks Come Join Us for Good Food and Fellowship!

Sponsored by St MM Altar and Rosary

$5 cost, $2 3-12, Under 3 free

Taking donations of baked goods for the sale Contact Bernie Kuratnick at or 607-972-9276 or signup sheet at church

Youth Conference

If you are interested in registering your teens (current grades 8 through 12) for the youth conference this summer, please contact Annette Larrabee at the church office. The retreat takes place July 17th through 19th, 2020 at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio.

Winners! 6th Annual Knights of Columbus / Dan Manwaring Memorial Free Throw

(For more details, please visit the Facebook page)

Tioga County Knights of Columbus Crown Free Throw Champions

10 boys and girls from Tioga and surrounding areas, ages 9 to 14, achieved council level champion status at the 6th Annual Knights of Columbus/Dan Manwaring Memorial held at Tioga Central High School on Saturday. Blessed Trinity Council #251 of Tioga County sponsored the competition.

[Shots made out of 15 listed after winner’s names, also shots made out of 5 for tiebreakers where listed]

Girl Winners

 9 year old girls:  Kyah Nelson, 2/15
10 year old girls: Adrienne Delmage, 8/15
11 year old girls: Lillian Mezzatesta 6/15; 5/5 Tiebreaker over Isabelle Taylor
12 year old girls: none
13 year old girls: Lily Mesler, 4/15
14 year old girls: none

Boy Winners
9 year old boys: Evan Canfield, 4/15

10 year old boys: Joshua Rought, 9/15
11 year old boys: Jackson Bombard, 10/15

12 year old boys: Nicholas Slater, 3/15

13 year old boys: Emmitt Guiles, 11/15
14 year old boys: Matthew Aquilio, 10/15

Each of these winners will advance to the chapter level at Rochester in early March with an eye on moving to the regional level at Syracuse in mid March and ultimately to the state championship at West Point in April.

Volunteers Needed at Community Fellowship Meal at St. James

Do you know that every month there is a community fellowship meal served at St. James Church? Last year 521 people enjoyed a meal. This vital ministry has been serving our community for about 25 years and until recently was coordinated by Debbie and Fred Kennedy. The meal is served the 3rd Thursday of every month from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in the church hall. Altar & Rosary and the Barton Grange each sponsor 2 meals and the Clark Street neighbors do the August meal but help is needed for the remaining meals. Currently we have long time volunteers Mary Kay Palumbo, Pauline Cleveland and Judy Burns who faithfully show up to help with serving and clean up. Your help would be most welcomed. Are you a member of a group who would sponsor a meal? If you aren’t able to be at the meal perhaps you could help with desserts. The time commitment is approximately 2 hours. Will you be part of this vital ministry? Please contact Laura Hoppe 607-565-2696 or or Leslie Damiano for more information.

Prayer Requests:

Please Pray for:

Paige Benson
Jerry Beurket
Ernie Blaasch
Florence Brooks
Chrissy Butchko
Paul Caffrey
Rosemary Cheresnowsky
Dave Cicak
Bishop Emeritus Matthew Clark
Cathy Dortona
Tom Doty
Deacon Joe Federowicz
Jerry Flynn
George Howell
Jana Howell
Nathan Jones
Rosie Kessler
Isla Landon
Lydia Ling
Cheryl McDonald
Paul Martin
Cornelia Mead
Gary Miller
Bob Modlo
Hall Moore
Lucille Pignatelli
Violet Ray
Joseph Rigoli
Ann Rogers
Jim Schmeh
Ruth Stoughton
Connie Streck
Alicia Tinney
Nate Titus
Jim Walsh
Grace Ward
Julianna Ward
Chris Watters
Jack Williams
Andrew Yammine

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
Adam Meyrick
Alexander Pannone
Blaise Rogers
Nicholas Scherrer
Brian Schlicher
Paul Stauder
Justin Williams
Dalton Wojcuich
Andrew Yammine
Robert Zogg