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
    10:00 AM (C)
    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

(C) Tridentine Latin Mass – The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass according to the 1962 Missale Romanum.

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.

40 Days for Life

Do you think you can do more to end the scourge of abortion? One of the most proven, effective means to decrease abortion is 40 Days for Life. Since its inception, over 15,200 babies have been saved from abortion! Take part in the 40 Days for Life Campaign from March 6 through April 14. Through prayer and fasting embrace human life and promote the end of abortion. Volunteer to pray with your friends, in a peaceful vigil, outside of Planned Parenthood at:

  • 114 University Avenue, Rochester, NY Visit for info and to sign up for prayer vigil times. For more info, contact Rick Paoletti at (585) 489-9555 or
  • 135 Walnut Street, Corning NY For more information and to sign up for prayer times contact Chemung Valley 4 Life at 607-438-3884
New Surveys

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What’s happening:

Repeal the New Abortion Expansion Law

Please support REPEAL of the new abortion expansion law in New York State (Reproductive Health Act) by signing the petition circulated by the NYS Catholic Conference. Find the petition on-line at We will have petitions in church next weekend (March 30/31) for signing. Petition Message: To: Governor Andrew Cuomo We stand in firm opposition to the recently-enacted Reproductive Health Act, which expands abortion in New York State. This law:

  • Legalizes late-term abortions of fully-formed infants in the womb
  • Expands the pool of practitioners who can perform abortions
  • Removes legal protections for babies who survive abortion
  • Decriminalizes acts of violence that intentionally target unborn child

This act endangers the health of women and treats unborn children as disposable objects. It does not represent the direction in which our state should be headed. We call upon you and the NYS Legislature to repeal this law in its entirety.

Lector Training

2019 Lector Training at SP

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Sister Mary O’Brien will offer lector training for those interested in becoming a new lector and for all our current lectors. Those interested in becoming a new lector, please call the office to register. Lector training at St. James and St. Margaret Mary will be scheduled at a later date.  

2019 Lector Training at SJn

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Sister Mary O’Brien will offer lector training for those interested in becoming a new lector and for all our current lectors. Those interested in becoming a new lector, please call the office to register. Lector training at St. James and St. Margaret Mary will be scheduled at a later date.

2019 Lenten Retreat

2019 Lenten Retreat at SP

March 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Adoration, Vespers, Lenten Reflection and Benediction led by Fr. Richard Crawley, O.F.M

2019 Lenten Retreat at SJm

March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Adoration, Vespers, Lenten Reflection and Benediction led by Fr. Richard Crawley, O.F.M.

Regulations for Lenten Sacrifice

The following regulations for Lenten sacrifice are based on the 1983 Code of Canon Law:

  • All Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat for Catholics over 14.
  • Ash Wednesday (March 6) and Good Friday (April 19) 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.

First Communion and First Penance 2019

It’s time to register your children, grades 2 and up, for First Communion and First Penance. Registration forms can be found at all church entrances and on the parish website. Instruction will begin in March, with the ceremonies taking place in May. Please contact Annette Larrabee at the Church office for more information.

Lenten Fish Dinner at St. John’s

Friday, March 29

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

St. John’s Hall

$10 Menu: Fish (baked or fried), Homemade Mac & Cheese, Coleslaw, Roll & Dessert Beverage included with eat in.

Tickets on sale after St. John’s Sunday Mass and the church office.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross

St. James 5:30 p.m. 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12 Meatless Meal after Stations

St. Patrick 6:00 p.m. 3/8, 3/22, 4/5 Meatless Meal after Stations

Lenten Fish Dinner at St. James

St. James Altar & Rosary will sponsor their annual Lenten Fish Dinner on Friday, April 5 at 6 pm in St. James Hall. Menu: Baked Fish, macaroni & cheese, coleslaw, broccoli, applesauce, roll, dessert & beverage. Presale tickets only. Adults $8, children $4 Take-Out available.

Palm Sunday Ham Raffle & Bake Sale

St. James Altar & Rosary will hold their annual Palm Sunday ham raffle an bake sale in St. James Hall after Masses on April13 & 14. $1 raffle tickets will be available after Mass. All donations of baked goods are gratefully accepted.

Easter Egg Hunt and Coffee Hour

St. John’s youth group will host their annual Palm Sunday Easter Egg Hunt and Coffee Hour in St. John’s Hall after the 11:15 a.m. Mass on Sunday, April 14. All are invited to join us.

Deacon Daniel White’s Ordination

All are invited to attend the Ordination of Deacon Daniel White on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester.

Deacon Daniel White is from Owego and we would love to celebrate this special day with him. Join us as we visit the Cathedral and enjoy a beautiful liturgy with Bishop Salvatore Matano.

We are in the process of coordinating a bus trip to the 2019 Priest Ordination in Rochester and would like to know if you are interested in attending. There is no charge for this bus trip. Please call the office (687-1068) to reserve your seat.

Breakfast at St. Patrick’s

Our next dish to pass breakfast at St. Patrick’s will be on Sunday, April 7th at 10 am in St. Patrick Hall. All are invited. Volunteers are needed to host our monthly breakfast. Please sign up at the church entrance.

Spring Bake Sale

Sunday, April 7 St. Margaret Mary Church Hall During Coffee Hour after 10:45 Mass Sponsored by St. MM Altar & Rosary All are welcome to bake for the sale. Please have baked goods in the hall by 10:30 am the day of the sale. Come join us for some tasty treats!

Rosaries For Sale

Looking for a meaningful Easter gift to include in this year’s basket? St. Patrick’s Altar and Rosary Society will have handmade rosaries available for sale at the office and following weekend Masses at St. Patrick’s Church.

An invitation to journey through Lent with Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka continues to recover from a decades-long civil war and the devastating effects of recurrent natural disasters, including the 2004 tsunami. Many families fled to India during the civil war and returning home to Sri Lanka found their farms destroyed. They need support to begin again. Catholic Relief Services’ New Dawn project helps families who have returned to Sri Lanka after living in refugee camps in India by strengthening agriculture livelihood, training in employable skills, reducing violence, and obtaining civil documents. CRS collaborates with local partners to sponsor the National Peace Program, designed to bring people together from across ethnic and religious divides to ease tensions that were the roots of the civil war.

We care for each other so we can be the people God calls us to be.

Daily Prayer of the Month (March)

Heavenly Father, As we begin Lent with Ash Wednesday and observe the World Day of Prayer, may we pray and honor You during this period and always. This month we also acknowledge the multiple roles and respect the dignity of all girls and women as we encourage and support those in Girl Scouts and commemorate International Women’s Day. As the Blessed Virgin did at the Annunciation and throughout her life, she fulfilled many roles…accepting yet forging her way playing a big part in Jesus’ life and the early Christians. We honor St. Joseph and realize the sacrifices he made in following God’s plan for the Holy Family. This Spring may we see the blossoming of Your Will in our lives as we observe the reawakening of Nature around us. In Jesus’ name we ask all this,


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

Bring Fr. Amato and and Fr. Mitch a Meal

If you would like to bring Fr. Amato and Fr. Mitch a meal on a Monday or Wednesday, sign up at

Go to “find” and enter – Name: Amato, 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 240-237- 0090 and she will help you sign up.

Steubenville Youth Conference, 2019

This summer’s youth retreat in Steubenville, Ohio, will be Friday, July 12th through Sunday, July 14th. Youth in current grades 8 through 12 are invited and encouraged to attend. Please contact Annette Larrabee at the church office 607-687-1068 or email to register.

Roman Catholic DOR - 150 Years of Faith, Hope and Charity

Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester 150 Years of Faith, Hope and Charity

Discover the history of the Diocese of Rochester in a richly illustrated book. A great gift for family, friends and loved ones.


hard cover, glossy paper, 324 pages Format: 9.45” x 12.40” – full color throughout Cost: $30 (cash or check payable to Blessed Trinity Parish)

Call the office to order your copy: 607-687-1068

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.

Prayer Requests:

Please Pray for:

Tyler Anderson
Beth Barker
Devon Bodak
Andy Bonetti
Betty Bonetti
Florence Brooks
Lorie Cerio
Rosemarie Cheresnowsky
Chuck Curtis
Pat Dewitt
Mel Dinga
Tom Doty
Jeffrey Dusek
Deacon Joe Federowicz
Julia Gaber
George Howell
Jana Howell
Leonard Jozwiak
Noela Jozwiak
Isla Landon
Odette Leclerc
George Lewis
Lydia Ling
Paul Martin
Cornelia Mead
Andrea Menzies
Bob Modlo
Hall Moore
Gloria Muscatello
Jim Raftis
Violet Ray
Tom Reichhold
Ann Rogers
Frank Rybicki
Mary Shiner
Ruth Stoughton
Pat Strasser
Connie Streck
Charlotte Thomas
Nate Titus
Debbie Tucker
Mary Walker
Grace Ward
Julianna Ward
John Patrick Watkins (infant)
Bill Welch
Corkie Whitmarsh
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
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
Nicholas Scherrer
Brian Schlicher
Paul Stauder
Justin Williams
Dalton Wojcuich
Andrew Yammine