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
  • Monday:
    8:30 AM
    Wednesday:
    8:30 AM
    Saturday
    5:00 PM
    Sunday
    9:00 AM
  • St. John
  • Monday:
    9:00 AM
    Friday:
    8:30 AM
    Sunday
    11:15 AM
  • St. Margaret Mary
  • Tuesday:
    7:00 AM
    Thursday:
    7:00 AM
    Sunday
    10:45 AM
  • St. Patrick
  • Tuesday:
    12:00 PM (noon)
    Thursday:
    12:00 PM (noon)
    Saturday
    5:00 PM
    Sunday
    9:00 AM

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.

What’s happening:

Ministry Opportunities Reminder!

http://blessed-trinity-parish.org/ministries/parish-wide/ministry-opportunities-form/

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!

St. John’s Annual Chicken BBQ!

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Sunday, June 5 Noon ~ 2:00 St. John’s Hall $8 PRE-SALE $9 @ the door (pre-sale MUST be picked up NO LATER than 1:30!) TICKETS ON SALE TODAY! After Mass @ St. John’s or Call the office @ 607-687-1068 Eat More Chicken!

Ladies "Think Pink" Tea & Chinese Auction @ St. James

Ladies “Think Pink” Tea & Chinese Auction

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sunday, May 1 ~ 1:00 p.m. St. James Hall Tickets for the Ladies “Think Pink” Tea & Gift Auction will be available beginning April 16th. If you wish to reserve a table, contact Laura Hoppe @ 607-565-2696. Donations for the gift auction can be left in the back entrance of St. James. All tickets will […]

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.

May Crowning

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!

St. Margaret Mary Garage Sale!

May 13 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

St. Margaret Mary’s Hall Friday, May 13 8:00 am – 12:00 Noon Saturday, May 14 8:00 am – 2:00 pm BAG SALE @ Noon!! DROP-OFF Days & Times Monday, May 9 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Tuesday, May 10 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Wednesday, May 11 9:00 am – 12:00 noon 4:00 pm – […]

St. Margaret Mary Garage Sale!

May 14 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

St. Margaret Mary’s Hall Friday, May 13 8:00 am – 12:00 Noon Saturday, May 14 8:00 am – 2:00 pm BAG SALE @ Noon!! DROP-OFF Days & Times Monday, May 9 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Tuesday, May 10 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Wednesday, May 11 9:00 am – 12:00 noon 4:00 pm – […]

Splendors ’16

Splendors ’16

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

General Info: Silent Auction & LIVE! Auction Dinner & other FUN things! $25 per person ONLY 160 tickets will be sold & ALL must be pre-purchased. (Tables of 10 can be purchased NOW! Call the office @ 607-687-1068) Be part of the Splendor Squad! Contacts: Evenly Bale, Cindy Blackwell, Ruthanne Orth, Judy Stewart or call […]

Holy Hour

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

Festa Italiana Pasta Dinner Fundraiser for Catholic Charities

May 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Catholic Charities cordially invites you to attend the Festa Italiana Pasta Dinner Fundraiser on Wednesday May 25 at the Elks Lodge at 223 Front Street in Owego. Owego Town Supervisor Don Castellucci will be the guest chef, serving up his homemade pasta sauce. The program will include stories of hope by local people served by […]

Pictures - Spring Tea & Dinner @ St. Margaret Mary

Pictures from Event:

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Spring Cleaning?

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

Heavenly Father,

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 hawaii2343@yahoo.com

Join the Flock - Birds of Pray

Join the Flock – Birds of Pray

July 22 @ 3:00 pm - July 23 @ 6:00 am

This year the Tioga County Relay for Life is being held on July 22 beginning at 6 PM at the Owego Free Academy.  The Relay for Life is a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.  I have formed a team and it is called Birds of Pray.  You may think that is an odd […]

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 (sstack@dor.org; 585-328-3210 x1304).

Congratulations

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

Sheffer777@msn.com

 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
HOME HENRIETTA HOME CAMBRIDGE
COUNCIL 11411 COUNCIL 10917
DISTRICT             92 DISTRICT            68
GIRL 10 MEGHAN TRAPPER 21 BOY 10 WYATT THORNTON 21
HOME LANCASTER HOME NORWICH
COUNCIL 13661 COUNCIL 211
DISTRICT            77 DISTRICT            85
GIRL 11 LEXIE DENIS 19 BOY 11 ALEXANDER MLOTKOWSKI 25
HOME PLATTSBURGH HOME MANHASSET
COUNCIL 6067 COUNCIL 2122
DISTRICT            95 DISTRICT            16
GIRL 12 ALLISON ALTAMILANO 20 BOY 12 MICHAEL SCARPULLA 23
HOME ELMHURST HOME ROCHESTER
COUNCIL 441 COUNCIL 9461
DISTRICT             22 DISTRICT            88
GIRL 13 GIANNA SAMUELS 21 BOY 13 ALEX MISTRETTA  22
HOME STATEN ISLAND HOME ROCHESTER
COUNCIL 1694 COUNCIL 9461
DISTRICT             37 DISTRICT            88
GIRL 14 TAYLOR McDONALD 22 BOY 14 SEAN BLUMLEIN  22
HOME MARLBORO HOME OCEANSIDE
COUNCIL 7266 COUNCIL 3102
DISTRICT            58 DISTRICT            19

 

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!

Living Rosary

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.

Spiritual Adoption

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)

Prayer Requests:

Please Pray for:

Rachael Adams
Maeve Anderson
Marith Anderson
Nettie Aten
Cindy Barnhart
Doris Baylor
Dick Bierl
Amy Brisson
Wilhelmina Carapella
Cheryl Crosby
Pat Dewitt
James Dubinsky
Scott Ellis
Tori McCloe Freeman
Kevin Gatesman
Sandy Gumbie
Nathan Harrington Family
Barbara Houman
Larry Kasmarcik
Isla Landon
Gabriella Laubisch
Paula Lawrence
Johnathan Lawton
Mary Gillow Madison
Tim McGovern
Gloria Muscatello
Dick Niznik
Len Nossal
Anne Owen
Greg Pedroza
Bill Porter
Violet Ray
Jim Schaller
Jerry Stahl
Steve Supa
Kathy Szulcha
Sister Theresa Thayer
Anne Thomas
Alicia Vasilow
Kathleen Watts-Decker
Albert Wetterling
Dave Zevan

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
Don Bolduc
Matthew Cascarino
Jennifer Leary Dean
Megan DeKay
Casey Ford
Chad Halliday
Matthew Harford
John Harrington
Matthew Harrington
Travis Holland
Patricia Mallins
Colton Miller
Alexander Pannone
Travis Phillips
Paul Stauder