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 – Mass at 8:30 am at St. James and 10:15 am at Elderwood Nursing Home.

(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:

Steubenville Youth Retreat

This weekend, 14 members of our youth groups will be attending a Youth Conference at the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. Please pray for the following young people and chaperones as they take on this spiritual journey:

  • Fr. Anthony Amato
  • Mrs. Kelly Crapser
  • Mrs. Tina Kidney
  • Mrs. Bernadette Kuratnick
  • Mrs. Annette Larrabee
  • Mr. Andrew Loso
  • Marah Crapser
  • Daniel Gillio
  • James Gillio
  • Sean Heffernan
  • Shannon Heffernan
  • Alia Joyce
  • JohnPaul Kidney
  • Lois Kidney
  • Helen Morris
  • Rachel Raftis
  • Alli Roberts
  • Thad Robertson
  • Morgan Smith
  • Stephen Taylor

VBS at St. Margaret Mary Church

Vacation Bible School will be coming to St. Margaret Mary Church in Apalachin this summer!! The fun will begin on Monday, July 30th and continue through Friday, August 3rd from 6:00 – 8:00 pm daily. Please watch the bulletin and/or your email for registration information.

St. Patrick’s Fall Festival - Collection Days

Book Sale and Rummage Sale Early Collection Days

  • Saturday, June 23
  • Saturday, July 21
  • Saturday, August 18 9 am-1 pm at the McAuley Center.

Please, only clean, usable items and books. No magazines, textbooks, encyclopedia or VHS. No stuffed animals, sharp knives, tvs, radios, computers, clothes, shoes, bedding.

Summer Fun at Arnold Park

St. Joseph’s Catholic Home Educators and Joyful Journey Homeschool Group would like to invite parish families to meet up at Arnold Park this summer (weather permitting). You need not be a homeschooler to attend. In case of rain, new dates will be announced.

  • July 18 9:30-11:30am
  • August 1 9:30-11:30am

Contact Katie for more details—Katie 240-237-0090 or

Everyday Stewardship Recognize God in your Ordinary Moments

My daughter can easily become overwhelmed by having so much to do. She recently graduated from high school, and many times during those four years, she found herself going crazy from being involved in so many things. Sports, drama, youth group, homework, friends, and more all demanded a slice of her attention. Sometimes the slice of time that remained wasn’t much and one does have to sleep!

A good everyday steward can get caught up in doing so much and giving so much that he or she loses sight of the fact that you cannot give what you do not have. If you have no time left, you cannot give that. If you have no energy left, you cannot give that. Finally, if you find yourself agitated and overwhelmed, you cannot give that which others benefit from the most: YOU! E

ven when we plant seeds in a garden after tilling and watering the soil, we must rest and wait for there to be growth. If we do not take time to rest and recharge, we are not allowing time for God’s grace to bring forth new life in us. We fear that things will suffer without us, but the truth is that no one is benefiting from our fatigue. We can think we are giving but really we are empty. Take some time and rest in your God. Retreat and recharge. Then you will be able to share once again.

Gospel Meditation Encourage Deeper Understanding of Scripture

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

If you have been closely following the Sunday readings, today’s Gospel could sound a bit like a broken record. Four weeks ago, the Gospel told of Jesus visiting his home of Nazareth and being poorly received by his family members. Jesus had attracted a large crowd as he preached, and his concerned relatives came to bring him home. Jesus, they thought, was out of his league.

Today Jesus takes things further. He returns to Nazareth. Rather than preaching from his house, he enters the synagogue. He speaks eloquently. The listeners acknowledge that “wisdom has been given him” and recognize the “mighty deeds wrought by his hands,” but it is too much for them to bear. “Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary?” The listeners know his whole clan, his male and female relatives. Jesus as carpenter was acceptable. Even Jesus as fringe preacher was interesting enough to draw a crowd. But Jesus as authoritative teacher is too much. “They took offense at him.”

As Christians, we have known the truth of Jesus’ identity since we were first introduced to him. He is fully human and fully divine. He is the second person of the Trinity. It could be easy to look down on these 1st century listeners for their lack of faith. But where do we expect to learn our own lessons? The more we age, the easier it is to believe we understand the world and how it works. We have experience with people, with the Church, with politics, and with the affairs of daily living. We have developed criteria for first impressions. We categorize. Today we remember that the Christian life requires humility. Jesus’ listeners have an expectation of how things should be, and their lack of faith causes doubt in others. “He was not able to perform any mighty deeds there.” Do your assumptions limit your perspective? Who can you learn from that you did not expect?

Catechists Needed

Our Faith Formation Programs cannot continue to be successful without volunteers for this very important cause. Please consider helping. You Do NOT need to be a certified teacher in order to share your time and talents with our youngest parishioners. If you have an interest in teaching Faith Formation on Sunday mornings, please contact Annette Larrabee at or 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.

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.

Daily Prayer of the Month (July)

Heavenly Father,

Please mend and unite our nation as we pray for a “more perfect union” while celebrating Independence Day. Please protect us as we conduct our summer activities and help us grow as families and as a people united who ever strive to seek Your understanding and compassion. Throughout the summer, may we profess the faith to those we encounter in our daily lives. May parents instruct their kids in the ways of the Faith as they explore nature in all its summer grandeur as an expression of God’s omnipresence. We ask this through Your Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord.


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

Thank you to all who supported our 2018 St. John’s Annual Chicken Barbeque!

To those who buy the dinners, many, many thanks to you! We sold out! Unfortunately, that left some without this delicious dinner. Buying pre-sale tickets helps to eliminate that. To each and every person that helps, schedule, setup, purchase, and deliver items. The folks who put up signs and fliers, bake sweets, and sides, and to those on the kitchen and pit crews who work very hard and diligently the day of. It is a wonderful group effort, and I thank you all for your efforts great and small. God has truly blessed this community in many ways!! Let’s keep this church community of St. John’s strong!

Jerry Mertson

Food Service Volunteers Needed

CommonGround Christian Community Center at 28 W. Main St. is participating in the Summer Food Service Program this year. We will be open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, through August 9. The program will be very low-key this year, but if anyone would be available during those hours and would be willing to help it would be very much appreciated. Please contact Robert Henrich at 607-972-7054 to sign up or for more information.

Prayer Requests:

Please Pray for:

Fred Ajaeb
Tyler Anderson
Beth Barker
Chuck Curtis
Mary Donnelly
Andrea Hatzinger
Leonard Jozwiak
Noela Jozwiak
Isla Landon
Odette Leclerc
Bob Modlo
Bryan Robie
Shirley Sulich
Karl Tiemann
Nate Titus
Gloria Ward
Grace Ward

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