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.”
- St. James
- St. John
- St. Margaret Mary
- St. Patrick
12:00 PM (noon)
12:00 PM (noon)
(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
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.
Happy Spring Dinner & Games @ St. James
12 Hour Eucharistic Adoration for Youth
Fruit of the Vine Wine Tasting Fun Raiser
Mother’s Day Breakfast at St. James
Women’s Weekend Retreat
Breakfast @ St. Patrick
St. John’s Annual Chicken BBQ
Living Rosary and May Crowning
Summer Bible Study!
We are pleased to able to offer a bible study this summer at St James and St Patrick’s worship sites. At St James we will offer “Women of the Gospels” on Sunday after Mass and The Book of Revelation on Wednesday Evening. At St Patrick’s we will offer The Book of Revelation on Sunday afternoon. Stay tuned for worship sites sign ups. The Bible Study will begin the week of June 4th. For more information about the bible study or if you are interested in facilitating at a worship site please contact:
Tom Ambury firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-302-0917
Fall Festival Logo Contest
The Fall Festival Committee is looking for a Logo for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Fall Festival and would like to invite the Parish to participate in a Logo Contest. Details about the rules and other information can be found at the entrance of each church. Full details and updates can be found on the parish webpage:
- All designs must be submitted by April 23, 2017
- The winner will be announced: May 7, 2017
- Please contact the Parish office at: 607-687-1068
- Send email to: email@example.com
Decorations at the Cemeteries
All winter/Christmas decorations at St. James Cemetery and St. Patrick Cemetery must be removed no later than Saturday, April 29, 2017. Anything left after April 29th will be disposed of by the cemetery personnel. Thank you.
Face Time with the Blessed Sacrament
Mother Teresa’s primary goal was to increase her own faith and prayer life. Can you spend one minute each day before the Blessed Sacrament?
We have made arrangements to have all our churches open during the day.
St. James 8:30 am—4:00 pm
St. John 7:00 am—7:00 pm
St. Margaret Mary Chapel is open 24 hours
St. Patrick 7:00 am—3:00 pm
Elevate - Steubenville Youth Conference
We’ve rented the bus and still have 20 seats available! The conference dates are July 21 – 23, 2017. Come join the fun!
Please help us fill a bus for the Steubenville Youth Conference this summer! We can still add registrations, but we must act quickly! Contact Annette Larrabee at the main office if your child(ren), currently in grades 9 through 12 would like to attend. The conference dates are July 21 – 23, 2017. Come join the fun!
Daily Prayer of the Month (April)
During the remainder of Lent may we be ever closer to You and ask what You desire for us. We thank you for the life, death and resurrection of your Son in gaining our salvation. May Easter and the Easter Season bring us ever closer to You. We ask that the joy we experience on Easter and manifested by Your creation all around us as we celebrate Earth Day, be a reminder throughout the year of Your love for us. May we also recall the horrors of the Holocaust and recognize what happens when people forget You, Our Creator and Your Son’s sacrifice for us. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder to turn in Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl
Encounter The Risen Christ
We prayed, fasted and gave alms-and now we celebrate Easter joy! Our Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl ends as we encounter our risen Lord. We reflect on our brothers and sisters whom we have walked with in India, Zambia, El Salvador, Mexico, Ethiopia and Hawaii. And we commit to bring Easter joy to each person we meet in our daily lives. Don’t forget to turn in your CRS Rice Bowl.
Catholic Charities Seeks Mentors for Youth in Tioga County
Could you offer two hours a week to help a young person succeed? Catholic Charities in Tioga County is seeking dedicated, caring adults who want to help local youth pursue their goals and gain the future they dream about. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a mentor, please contact Laurie Ellis in the Catholic Charities Tioga County Office (Nichols) 607-414-1023 or email 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.
Elizabeth Ministry for Miscarriage and Infant Loss is forming to serve the Diocese of Rochester!
A Catholic Support Network for Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Loss.
As local Catholic women throughout the Diocese of Rochester who have experienced the loss of a child, our goal is to offer support through our shared experiences and Catholic faith to women and families suffering through the loss of a child. We offer emotional, spiritual, and practical support to women and families; distribute prayer shawls, comfort kits, provide resources, and can help make logistical arrangements.
Elizabeth Ministry also organizes two annual Masses of Remembrance for the loss of children each year. If you (or a loved one) are seeking support or are interested in getting on our group’s mailing list, please contact us!
Molly Hickey ElizabethMinistryROC@gmail.com
Janene Loughran at 607-329-1974
Regulations for Lenten Sacrifice
the 1983 Code of Canon Law:
- All Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat for Catholics over 14.
- Ash Wednesday (March 1) and Good Friday (April 14) are days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59. Fasting means taking only one full meal and two smaller meals that, taken together, do not equal one full meal.
Fall Festival Planning 2017
A schedule of upcoming Fall Festival Planning meetings can be found at:
Fall Festival Planning Schedule
Pictures- Think Spring - Tioga County Rural Ministry
It’s Think Spring! time again, so, of course Spring Cleanup can’t be too far away. Tioga County Rural Ministry hopes to hear from seniors (65+) living in the town of Owego and the village of Apalachin who would welcome help with yardwork or indoor house cleaning, washing windows, vacuuming, and the like. The date is set for Saturday, April 8, from 10–4 pm. High school and college students are eager to put their energy to good use so please call Sr. Mary at 607-687-3021 to register. Call early to assure a spot on our list.
Pictures - St. Patrick Children Faith Formation - Reading Stations
Thank you! Living Stations
I would like to send heartfelt thanks to all our volunteers, helpers, drivers, parents and especially cast members for a wonderful 41st year of Living Stations. You have touched many lives with your portrayal of the Passion of Christ. Special thanks to Father Valenti for his spiritual guidance and support. Thanks to our Parish family for their support. Thanks also for donations of soups and other items to make the Soup Supper a success. Special thanks to members of St Margaret Mary Altar Rosary for cleaning up at the supper. Many hands are needed to make this happen. We are looking for help for next year. Please speak to me if you are interested.
Bless you, Bernie Kuratnick
Thank You from St James Altar and Rosary Society
The St James Altar and Rosary Society wishes to thank everyone who contributed to the success of their annual Palm Sunday Bake Sale and Ham Raffle. Thanks to the bakers and all those purchasing their delicious goods and ham raffle tickets Altar Rosary collected $1105. Congratulations to our winners of the hams: who were Jeff Akins, Liz Fice, Donna Schweiger, John Sandusky, Jason Pipher, and Joe Lopreste. A special Thank You to Tina Weed for her very generous donation and for procuring the hams for the raffle from our local markets as well as providing the all our Easter decorations for the event. Our deepest appreciation goes out to Ted Clarks, Sopranos Italian Market and Tops for generously donating the hams.
Please Pray for:
Rose Marie Cheresnowsky
Alice Mary Hogan
Fr. Francis Martin
Deacon Martin Oliveri
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:
Jennifer Leary Dean