Diocese of Rochester Statement on Notre Dame, Paris:

Notre Dame Cathedral is a beloved, iconic church that for centuries has been a place and source of inspiration for the faithful. We are deeply saddened by the tragic fire and offer our prayers for the people of Paris, for the safety of firefighters and emergency workers battling the blaze and for all throughout the world who hold this beautiful Cathedral dear. We take heart in the statement today by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston and president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: “We are a people of hope and of the resurrection, and as devastating as this fire is, I know that the faith and love embodied by this magnificent Cathedral will grow stronger in the hearts of all Christians.” May Our Blessed Mother, Notre Dame, intercede for us in this time of trial as we contemplate her strength at the foot of the cross this Holy Week.

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:

Holy Week Schedule

Tuesday, April 16 Chrism Mass 7:00 p.m. Sacred Heart Cathedral, Rochester Thursday,

April 18 Holy Thursday

  • 7:00 p.m. St. Patrick Church
  • 7:00 p.m. St. James Church

Altar of Repose

  • 8:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m. St. Patrick Church
  • 8:00 p.m.—11:00 p.m. St. James Church

Friday, April 19 Good Friday

  • 3:00 p.m. St. Patrick Church
  • 3:00 p.m. St. James Church

Soup Supper

  • 6:00 p.m. St. Margaret Mary Hall

Living Stations

  • 7:30 p.m. St. Margaret Mary Church

Saturday, April 20


  • 11:00 a.m. St. John Church

Food Basket Blessings

  • 12 noon St. John Church
  • 1:00 p.m. St. Patrick Church
  • 1:00 p.m. St. Margaret Mary Church

Easter Vigil

  • 8:00 p.m. St. James Church

Sunday, April 21 Easter Sunday

  • 9:00 a.m. St. Patrick Church
  • 9:00 a.m. St. James Church
  • 10:45 a.m. St. Margaret Mary Church
  • 11:00 a.m. St. Patrick Church
  • 11:15 a.m. St. John Church

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.

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 www.nyscatholic.org. 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.

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.

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.

2019 Living Stations Performance Schedule

Currently there are no upcoming events.

Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Supper

Saturday May 11, 6:00 p.m. St. James Hall

Spaghetti with Homemade Sauce and Meatballs, Fresh Salad, Soprano’s Italian Bread, Coffee, Drinks, and Dessert Lottery Basket Drawing Discount Advance Tickets available at St. James, only $7 for Adults, $4 for Children under 12 *Proceeds to benefit local Seminarian Support and Blessed Trinity Faith Formation / Youth Groups

Divine Mercy Sunday

Join us for our Divine Mercy celebration on Sunday, April 28, from 12:30pm3:30pm, at St. James Church in Waverly! Last year was a profound and moving experience for all who were there.

We will pray the Holy Rosary, have Eucharistic Adoration, pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00pm, and have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Throughout this prayerful time, three priests will be hearing Confessions.

Last year was very successful and truly a holy time spent with Our Lord in contemplation of the gift of His Mercy. Please come and pray with us for all or part of the time!

Youth Group Service Project to Benefit Ronald McDonald House

For 30 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central New York has served as a “home away from home” for thousands of families with seriously ill children being cared for in major Central New York care networks and clinics. They provide housing, meals, and other resources for families of children needing serious medical care, making it easier for families to stay together in times of crisis. The youth groups of Blessed Trinity & St. Patrick Parish will be collecting items for the Syracuse Ronald McDonald House from the weekend of April 13-14 to May 11-12, and will be delivering our donations to the RMH on May 18. Here’s how you can help:

  • Purchase items from the RMH ‘wish list’ & place them in the donation containers at each site.  Donate cash to be used towards the purchase of gift cards. Youth will collect cash donations after Masses on May 4 & 5.
  • Collect pop tabs & place them in the collection containers at each church.

Thank you for your support!

Diocese of Rochester annual Social Ministry Conference

Open Wide Our Hearts: the Enduring Call to Love

Thursday, May 2 10:30AM-5PM

Notre Dame Retreat House (Canandaigua)

Keynote Speaker: Gaynelle Wethers, founding director – Multicultural Affairs Program, Nazareth College

Gaynelle will reflect with us on our U.S. Bishops’ new pastoral message, Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love, A Pastoral Letter Against Racism. The workshops offered following the keynote will include a variety of ways we respond to the call to love: pro-life issues, immigration, care for creation and will also explore how the sin of racism hinders our love. The conference begins with Mass at 10:30 AM and lunch and concludes with a round of success stories/creative project ideas from parish Social Ministry Committees around the Diocese.

Offering for the conference is $20. To register, please call Kathy Dubel at Catholic Charities 734-9784 x2135

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.

Daily Prayer of the Month (April)

Eternal Father, As we continue our Lenten journey and begin the Easter Season, let us pray the four types of prayer: blessing and adoration, petition, intercession and thanksgiving. During Passion Week, may we realize how much You love us by having Your Son endure a painful sacrifice for our salvation. May we be exceedingly grateful and strive to do Your Will on Earth more than ever. On Easter and again on Divine Mercy Sunday, we see the enormity of Your love, compassion and mercy for us. You are always there for us to surrender and abandon self and invite You in. We pray this happens in Jesus’ name,


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

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  Takethemameal.com.

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 annette.larrabee@dor.org 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 FORMED.org 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
Isla Landon
Odette Leclerc
Ann Leonti
George Lewis
Doris Line
Lydia Ling
Paul Martin
Arthur McCaffrey
Cheryl McDonald
Cornelia Mead
Andrea Menzies
Bob Modlo
Hall Moore
Gloria Muscatello
Jim Raftis
Virginia 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 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
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
New Surveys

Please take a moment and complete our Parish’s surveys below: