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.

Parish Life Survey Update

In an effort to keep parish members updated with the Parish Life Survey, a committee is working to analyze the data and produce results. To see the committee’s work in progress, please visit:

What’s happening:

Memorial Day Monday, May 27

8:30 a.m. Mass St. James Church, Waverly

9:00 a.m. Mass St. Patrick Church, Owego

10:00 a.m. Service Hope Cemetery, Newark Valley

10:00 a.m. Parade, Athens Followed by Service of Remembrance, Athens Square

10:30 a.m. Parade, Owego Followed by Service of Remembrance, Tioga County Veterans Memorial, Owego

The Ascension of the Lord Holy Day Mass Schedule

Wednesday, May 29

  • 5:30 p.m. St. James
  • 5:30 p.m. St. Patrick

Thursday, May 30

  • 8:30 a.m. St. James
  • 12 noon St. Patrick
  • 5:30 p.m. St. John
  • 7:00 p.m. St. Margaret Mary

Thank You to Our Catechists

As our Religious Education programs come to an end for this 2018-2019 school year, we’d like to thank everyone who gives so much of themselves to the youth of our parish. Without these individuals, our programs would simply not exist. We are most grateful for their willingness to answer to this calling with the most admirable dedication.

St. Patrick

  • Site Coordinator (Faith Formation) – Bob McLaren
  • Catechists: Allison Fisher, Lindsay Wademan, Christine Wademan, Barbara Lainhart, DJ Walker, Maria Howard Katie and Allie Shoen (student assistants)

St. Margaret Mary

  • Site Coordinator (Faith Formation) – Amy Smith
  • Catechists: Laura Martin, Molly Russell, Kim Henry, Sharon Hickey

St. Patrick/St. Margaret Mary Youth Ministers (Youth Group): Bernadette Kuratnick, Kelly Crapser

St. James

  • Site Coordinator- Tammy Ovedovitz
  • Catechists: Jenna Cowder, Shelley Cowder, Ed Ortiz, Janice Boltman

St. James Youth Minister Tammy Ovedovitz

St. John

  • Site Coordinator and Youth Minister – Julie Durand Samuel and Abigail Durand (student assistants)

Sacramental Preparation

  • First Communion – Fr. Amato, Fr. Mitch
  • Confirmation – Fr. Mitch, Fr. Amato, Deacon Rick DeMars

Liturgical Season

  • Instruction/Adoration Deacon Michael Donovan

Living Stations of the Cross

  • Directors – Tim and Andrew Loso
  • Assistants: Kelly and Shawn Crapser, Bernadette Kuratnick Joe Kuratnick, Ken Donovan, Matt and Carrie Martin, Sarah Martin, Vince Hawley, Julie Durand

Deacon Daniel White’s Ordination

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Deacon Daniel White will be ordained at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Father Daniel White will celebrate Mass at 9:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Church in Owego.  A reception will follow in the church hall.

Father White will say Masses at Blessed Trinity and St. Patrick Parishes on the following days:

June 8

  • 5:00 p.m. St. James, Waverly followed by a reception in St. James Hall.
  • June 9 9:00 a.m. St. James, Waverly 11:15 a.m. St. John, Newark Valley followed by a reception in St. John’s Hall.

June 15

  • 5:00 p.m. St. Patrick, Owego

June 16

  • 9:00 a.m. St. Patrick, Owego
  • 10:45 a.m. St. Margaret Mary, Apalachin followed by a reception in St. Margaret Mary Hall

Parish Life Survey

Thank you to all who have participated in the Parish Life Survey. We appreciate you investing the time to convey your thoughts on what can be done to make our parish more vibrant and engaged. As far as next steps: Three representatives from each Church have been selected to form a committee to develop recommendations:

  • St. James: Laura Hoppe, Jim Simons and Jim Walsh
  • St. John: Mike Gillio, Mary Anne Hornick and Trudy Mertson
  • St. Margaret Mary: Dan Cacciaglia, Sharon Hickey and Mary Alice Natishak
  • St Patrick: Joyce Mantei, Peter Kapuscinski and Brian Szymaniak

Fr Mitch, Fr Amato and Deacon Mike will be ex officio Members. Dick Orth from St. John will be the chair, and Kelley Peron from St. Patrick will be the vice chair. You will be kept informed as to the progress of the committee. Thank you again for your help, and please keep the committee in your prayers.

Mark Your Calendar Vacation Bible School

July 29 – August 2

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

St. John’s Church, Newark Valley

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
Wendy Condame
Chuck Curtis
Pat Dewitt
Mel Dinga
Tom Doty
Jeffrey Dusek
Deacon Joe Federowicz
Julia Gaber
George Howell
Jana Howell
Leonard Jozwiak
Noela Jozwiak
Rosie Kessler
Julie Klemmt
Isla Landon
Odette Leclerc
Ann Leonti
George Lewis
Doris Line
Lydia Ling
Paul Martin
Catherine Mauersberg
Cheryl McDonald
Cornelia Mead
Andrea Menzies
Bob Modlo
Hall Moore
Gloria Muscatello
Jim Raftis
Virginia Raftis
Violet Ray
Tom Reichhold
Ann Rogers
Frank Rybicki
Jim Schmeh
Mary Shiner
Ruth Stoughton
Pat Strasser
Connie Streck
Charlotte Thomas
Nate Titus
Debbie Tucker
Mary Walker
Grace Ward
Julianna Ward
John Patrick Watson (infant)
Bill Welch
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
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
Colton Miller
Adam Meyrick
Alexander Pannone
Blaise Rogers
Nicholas Scherrer
Brian Schlicher
Paul Stauder
Justin Williams
Dalton Wojcuich
Andrew Yammine
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