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
    (A) Wednesday:
    8:30 AM
    5:00 PM
    9:00 AM
  • St. John
  • Monday:
    9:00 AM
    (B) Friday:
    8:30 AM
    10:00 AM (D)
    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)
    (C) Friday:
    9:00 AM
    5:00 PM
    9:00 AM

(A) St. James- 3rd Wednesday no 8:30 am – Mass at 10:15 am at Elderwood and 11:00 a.m. at Elderwood

(B) St. John – no 8:30 am 1st Friday

(C) St. Patrick- 3rd Friday – Mass 10:30 am at Riverview / 1st Friday – Mass 9:00 am at St. Patrick

(D) Tridentine Latin Mass – Starting on the First Saturday of September 2017, and every First Saturday thereafter, we will be offering 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.

What’s happening:

Save the Date Sunday, May 27

We are delighted to announce that Bishop Matano has called Daniel White to Ordination to the Diaconate. He will be ordained on Saturday, May 26 at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester. We congratulate him and his parents, Larry and Debra White. He has been chosen to serve the Diocese of Rochester as a Deacon until that time when he will be ordained to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ.

Fr. Valenti invites all parishioners of Blessed Trinity and St. Patrick Parishes to attend the 9 am Sunday Mass at St. Patrick Church, Owego when he will serve as Deacon.

Everyone is also invited to attend a reception to follow in the church hall when you will have an opportunity to congratulate him and his parents.

Thank You - Birthright of Binghamton

Birthright of Binghamton expresses our deepest appreciation and Thank You for your continuing and generous support of our Mother’s Day flower sale. Birthright is a non-profit pregnancy center staffed by dedicated volunteers. All of our services are free, including pregnancy tests, layettes, referrals and resources, as well as guidance, support and friendship.

Faith, Hope and Love

Save the Date! The Women’s Retreat in Canandaigua this year is June 1-3. The theme is “Faith, Hope and Love”. Please consider joining this year’s group at the Notre Dame Retreat House in June. If you have questions, please contact Ellen Keough at 607-972-3275.

Calling all Cursillistas!

Our next Monthly Group Ultreya meeting will be held in St. Patrick Hall on Sunday, April 29th, starting at 2:00 p.m. This is a new start time. If you can help with: set-up, snacks, music, or sharing, please contact Jerry or Dodie Ward at 607-786-0339

2018 St. John’s Annual Chicken BBQ

Details can be found on the webpage:

Daily Prayer of the Month (May)

Heavenly Father (Abba),

We ask you hear the prayers of your earthly disciples not only on the World Day of Prayer but every day. We pray that through the intercession of Your ascended Son and if it be Your will, You grant the many requests of Your people. This Cinco de Mayo, may we celebrate the origins of all peoples who make up this great nation. Through the strength given all of us through the Holy Spirit, as on Pentecost to your Apostles, may we proclaim Your greatness and announce the gospel and the Most Holy Trinity to all. We pray you keep the service men and women in Your care as we observe Armed Forces Day and bring all of those whom we remember on Memorial Day who gave the ultimate sacrifice into Your Divine realm. May our hearts leap for joy when we hear Your call as the babe in Elizabeth’s womb responded to Mary’s greeting. In Jesus’ name, we pray,


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

Why Do We Do That? Catholic Life Explained

Question: How do we know when we receive the Holy Spirit?

Answer: My brothers and I discovered something as we got older. There’s a little bit of dad in us. Each time we catch ourselves using one of his gestures, expressions, or comments about a meal, we say, “I’m getting more like Dad!” Many laughs and good-natured kidding have come out of it. Mom loves it, and so does Dad, although I doubt he’d admit it! When we are confirmed, we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit. There is no radical change in us that makes us seem suddenly different. Over a period of time, we come to see that there is a little bit of the Spirit in us. We catch ourselves using the gifts, and often end up wondering where a bit of wisdom came from, or why we were so patient or we feel an intensity in our prayer. Perhaps we felt drawn to deepen our spiritual life or found courage in witnessing to our faith. That’s when we know we have received the Holy Spirit. We take on his image. Yes, we grow in age, grace, and wisdom, but we also grow in our awareness and understanding of the working of God in our life. We become more godlike, realizing we’re getting more and more like God. Our thoughts, words, and actions carry that quality and others, too, see it in us. You might call it holiness. But be confident! There’s a little bit of him in all of us

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.

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

Be Bold. Be Catholic.

The mission of Dynamic Catholic is to re-energize the Catholic Church in America by developing resources that inspire people to rediscover the genius of Catholicism. Dynamic Catholic wants to be the innovative leader in the New Evangelization helping Catholics and their parishes become the-best-version-ofthemselves. Stop by and take some time to look around. Free resources and email programs are available to all (sign up for Daily Reflections or Best Lent ever).

Please let Father Amato, Father Valenti or a council member know your thoughts. We would like to know how you would feel about implementing some of the benefits of Dynamic Catholic in our parish!

Gertrude Hawk Candy Bars

Please support the Blessed Trinity & St. Patrick Youth Groups by purchasing Gertrude Hawk Candy Bars for $1 each. We have a variety of candy bars available at St. James, St. Margaret Mary, St. John and the church office. Please help our youth continue to attend conferences and events.

Dish to Pass Breakfast

Dish to Pass Breakfast

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our next Dish-to-Pass breakfast will be on Sunday, June 3rd at 10 am in St. Patrick Hall. Volunteers are needed to help with clean-up. If you can help please contact an Altar and Rosary member. Enjoy a hearty breakfast along with the fellowship of your faith family! St. Patrick Altar and Rosary will meet after […]

Doug’s Fish Fry and Bake Sale

Doug’s Fish Fry and Bake Sale

June 27 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Parish Center Parking Lot (Front St. Owego) Proceeds benefit Blessed Trinity & St. Patrick youth retreats.

Festa Italiana

Festa Italiana

May 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Owego Town Supervisor Don Castellucci is cooking up an Italian fest to raise money to support the good work of Catholic Charities in Tioga County, including our food pantry, summer lunch for kids, programs for teens at risk of dropping our of school and guidance for people looking for employment. Join us for an evening […]

Corpus Christi Procession

Corpus Christi Procession

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ “Were not our hearts burning within us as He spoke to us on the way…” Luke 24:32 Ice Cream Social to follow the Procession at St. Patrick’s Church Sponsored by Blessed Trinity Parish and St. Patrick Parish

Prayer Requests:

Please Pray for:

Lauren Ambury
Ralph Blodgett
Rose Marie Cheresnowsky
Malachi Clark
Cheryl Crosby
Chuck Curtis
Pat Dewitt
Steve D’Urso
Mary Harper Edsall
Jerry Flynn
Linda Garcia
Gail Gillis
Tom Hardik
Isla Landon
Mary Ann Larkin
George Lewis
Joe Lopreste
Paul Martin
Gary Miller
Hall Moore
Gloria Muscatello
Laurel Putriment
Isabel Quartararo
Jim Raftis
Virginia Raftis
Violet Ray
Bryan Robie
Frank Rybicki
Ava Santodonato
Katherine Murphy Sassani
Frank Strasser
Connie Streck
Harry Streck
Gloria Ward
Judi Forlenza Wesley
Katherine Gowan Whittemore
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
Shane Bradley
Greg Carrier
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
Isaac Vandeweert
Justin Williams
Dalton Wojcuich
Andrew Yammine