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)
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.
Very Rev. John A. DeSocio
Fr. John of St. Mary’s in Elmira, NY, says opening prayer at Congress April 20, 2016. Rep. Thomas Reed thanks Fr. John.
Ministry Opportunities Reminder!
Open enrollment for ministry sign-ups ends this week. Sign up on the web site at http:// blessed-trinity-parish.org or fill out the forms at back of the church. Return completed forms to the church office. If you have any questions contact your respective Lead Ministry Coordinator.
Judy Stewart (St. James); Ruthanne Orth (St. John); Janet Krasniak (St. Patrick); Evelyn Bale (St. Margaret Mary)
St. John’s Annual Chicken BBQ!
Ladies "Think Pink" Tea & Chinese Auction @ St. James
Women’s Retreat Report
Four women from Blessed Trinity & St. Patrick’s attended the women’s retreat at Notre Dame Retreat House this past weekend. We all had a wonderful weekend. It was prayerful, insightful, relaxing, refreshing and even tasty. Each year the retreat house and its staff, prepare a retreat weekend for the parishes of our diocese.
One of the other churches invited this past weekend was St. John of Rochester. (We had only to mention where we were from and know – Living Stations – they loved you.) I would encourage women to consider this retreat next year.
On Sunday, May 1, St. Patrick Church with the faith formation children and the Altar and Rosary Society will host a May Crowning. This will directly follow our 9 AM mass. If we have good weather, we will be outside at the grotto, if we have inclement weather, we will be inside.
Our normal dish to pass breakfast will follow in the church hall and this will be the final faith formation activity for the year. So plan to join us for a short May Crowning and breakfast.
St. Margaret Mary Garage Sale!
There will be an Holy Hour at St. James on Sunday, May 15 at 3 PM. Join us as we thank Jesus for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit that were given to us at Pentecost. Let us experience the awe and wonder that is our God.
Festa Italiana Pasta Dinner Fundraiser for Catholic Charities
Pictures - Spring Tea & Dinner @ St. Margaret Mary
Pictures from Event:
Pictures - Men of God, Rise Up
Pictures - Bible Study, Book of Luke
Spring Cleaning? The Youth Groups of St. Patrick and St. Margaret Mary are in need of furniture in usable condition. If you have any of the following items that you are looking to replace, please consider donating to the youth of our parish. couches ~ recliners ~ bean bag chairs ~ air mattresses
Please contact Annette Larrabee at the church office (607-687-1068) about arrangements for delivery.
Daily Prayer of the Month
Especially during the month of May, let us remember to always honor Your Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary; her visit to Elizabeth; and appearance at Fatima. As the Easter Season draws to a close for us, may we also remember our Orthodox brethren who celebrate Easter this month. Also during the month of May, we recall the Ascension of Jesus who kept His promise of sending the Holy Spirit on Pentecost and to each of us in our Baptism and Confirmation. We also celebrate the feasts of the Holy Trinity and Corpus Christi. We ask that all of these commemorations lead us to a more prayerful life. Finally, let us remember those in the armed forces as we celebrate Armed Forces Day. We ask all of this 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 email@example.com
Join the Flock - Birds of Pray
TCRM Spring Cleanup
Senior residents living in the town of Owego are welcome to call Sr. Mary (607-687-3021). If you would like assistance with yardwork, window washing or other light housework. We also welcome volunteers: high school and college students to perform needed tasks and adult drivers/supervisors to drive students from site to site and supervise activity. If you can help, please call.
Project Rachel Training in the Year of Mercy
Do you have a heart for those who are struggling after an abortion? Come learn the issues they are facing and how you can respond with the mercy of our crucified and risen Lord. Ideal for those working with youth, young adults, pre-cana, or in any situation where you may encounter someone needing such support. You may also decide after the training to be available to meet one on one with a woman or man to work through the healing process of Project Rachel.
While very helpful for every area of the Diocese, we are especially in need of trained volunteers in the Southern Tier. No fee, plus morning hospitality and lunch is included! Project Rachel Training, Thursday, April 28, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM, St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry with video conferencing available at St Casimir in Elmira, St Margaret Mary in Apalachin, and Sacred Heart in Auburn. Register at stbernards.edu (click on Project Rachel Training in left hand column/Calendar). For more information, please contact Suzanne Stack, Life Issues Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org; 585-328-3210 x1304).
A special congratulations to Jenna and Luke Cowder, from St. James Church. On May 14th, 2016, they received the Sacrament of Confirmation by the Most Revered Salvatore R. Matano at St. Mary our Mother Church in Horseheads.
2016 NEW YORK STATE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FREE THROW CONTEST
Richard Sheffer, State Free Throw Chairman
99 New Turnpike Road
Troy, NY 12182
Winners of the State Finals held at West Point on April 10, 2016 are listed as follows: (total attempted shots 25)
|GIRL 9||ALIVIA DAY||17||BOY 9||MASON MacDOUGALL||23|
|GIRL 10||MEGHAN TRAPPER||21||BOY 10||WYATT THORNTON||21|
|GIRL 11||LEXIE DENIS||19||BOY 11||ALEXANDER MLOTKOWSKI||25|
|GIRL 12||ALLISON ALTAMILANO||20||BOY 12||MICHAEL SCARPULLA||23|
|GIRL 13||GIANNA SAMUELS||21||BOY 13||ALEX MISTRETTA||22|
|GIRL 14||TAYLOR McDONALD||22||BOY 14||SEAN BLUMLEIN||22|
Living Stations/ Living Stones
Last Sunday, April 24th, over 20 members of the Living Stations cast gathered at SMM for their 1st reunion of the year.
Father Valenti opened their afternoon with prayer and lunch. After lunch, Father expressed the hope to continue to bring them together for social events and spiritual sharing on a regular basis.
The Living Stations group, at his suggestion, agreed to title their future gatherings as the meeting of “The Living Stones.” This is based on 1 Peter 2: 5 – “and like living stones let yourselves be built into a spiritual house.” As the title of this article suggests, from their 1st practice in January until Good Friday, they will come together once again as “Living Stations.” From Easter until the first practice, they will be “The Living Stones.”
They ended the day by going outside in the sun, forming a circle, and praying together. That circle of “Living Stations/ Living Stones” beautifully expresses the full year of activities. Please keep the youth in mind if you are planning on replacing furniture such as couches, chairs, recliners, etc. We hope to create a room where they can gather together as “Living Stations/ Living Stones.”
A thank you from The Shed Project ….
$740 was raised at the FREE WILL Spaghetti Dinner at St. John’s!
THANK YOU for jump staring this project!
The Altar & Rosary Society of St. James will sponsor a Living Rosary and May Crowning on Wednesday, May 11 at 7 pm. All parishioners are welcome and encouraged to attend this special devotion to Our Blessed Mother which will be led by Fr. Van Lieshout. Light refreshments will follow in the church hall. There is a handicap entrance available on the west side of the church.
Our spiritually adopted babies are now seven months old. They are 15 inches long. Their eyelids can open and close. They can taste, touch, cough, yawn, and even hiccup! They can recognize their mother’s voice, and their hair is growing. Please continue to pray for these precious children of God by reciting the following daily prayer:
“Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the lives of (insert names here), the unborn babies we have spiritually adopted who are in danger of abortion.”
Youth Group Baby Names: Samuel & Naomi (St. James) Monica & Josiah (St. John) Ethiel & Ariel and Saul & Christine (St. Margaret Mary & St. Patrick)
Please Pray for:
Tori McCloe Freeman
Nathan Harrington Family
Mary Gillow Madison
Sister Theresa Thayer
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