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.”
- St. James
- St. John
10:00 AM (D)
- St. Margaret Mary
- St. Patrick
12:00 PM (noon)
12:00 PM (noon)
(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.
2018 Jack Frost Chicken BBQ
St. Patrick’s Dish to Pass Breakfast
St. Patrick’s dish-to-pass breakfast for February has been moved to Sunday, February 11. Help is needed for set up and clean up, please consider volunteering some time before Mass or after breakfast.
Fifth Annual Day of Penance
As part of the 150th Anniversary of the Diocese of Rochester, the Diocese of Rochester will celebrate the Fifth Annual Day of Penance. Confessions will be heard throughout the Diocese on Wednesday, March 14, from noon to 7:00pm. For more details and for ways to prepare for the Sacrament go to http://forgiven.dor.org.
Living Stations of the Cross Schedule
Discount Savings Cards
Please support the Blessed Trinity & St. Patrick Youth Groups by purchasing one of these discount savings cards for $20. Many local restaurants and businesses are listed on the back of the cards, including Arby’s, Subway, Original’s, Rail House, Pizza Hut, Fortunato’s, Our Country Hearts, Texas Road House, Las Chicas, Mario’s, Route 38 Bar and Grill, Sub Factory, Thai Basil, and California Grill. You can take advantage of the savings over and over again, until the cards expire in October, 2018.
PLUS: the “Three Winners” key tag attached to the card gives you a free online membership that allows you to print free coupons from hundreds of retailers of fast food, dining, auto repairs and service, travel, health and beauty, grocery stores, and department stores.
Cards will be available after all Masses at all 4 sites. Please help our youth continue to attend conferences and events.
First Communion and First Reconciliation
Registration forms for these Sacraments of Initiation are available at all church entrances and on the parish website.
Preparation classes will begin in March 2018. Minimum grade requirement is Second grade and children must have two years of religious education prior to reception of the sacraments. For more information contact Director of Faith Formation & Youth Ministry
Free Catholic Movies, Videos and eBooks!
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
Daily Prayer of the Month (February)
February begins with the Presentation of Your Son, continues with the World Day for Consecrated Life, and includes World Marriage Day and World Day of the Sick. We pray for religious vocations and those already in religious life; those who are married and for the chronically ill. The first week in February concludes Catholic Schools Week. We ask that the young people who attend these schools are given the tools to lead principled lives. We entreat You guide Pope Francis who currently sits in the Chair of St. Peter. February celebrates two of our Greatest Presidents, Lincoln and Washington. We hope that our current leaders seek Your advice when making domestic and foreign policy decisions. We mark the “International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking and pray for its victims. This year, Valentine’s Day falls on Ash Wednesday. We implore that our Lenten prayer life leads us to a more loving relationship with You. We seek these 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Encounter Lent 2018 Companions on the Journey: Nicaragua
The largest country in Central American, Nicaragua has lakes, volcanoes, rainforests, farmland and other natural resources. Unfortunately, its turbulent history (corruption, foreign intervention, economic exploitation, natural disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes) has kept the poverty rate high. This week we meet Cesia Lea Gomez from the rural town of Somoto, where there are few job opportunities for young people, especially women. Many leave home in search of work.
Since 2007, Catholic Relief Services has helped young people learn leadership, job and business development skills through YouthBuild. With what Cesia learned in YouthBuild, she has created a thriving business making and selling cattle feed, and is helping other young people fulfill their potential. Access to dignified work that pays a fair wage allows people to remain with their families and build up their communities. This week we pray for Cesia and all young people in Nicaragua struggling to find meaningful work and use their God-given gifts for the common good.
Tragedy at Florida High School
Bishop Matano joins with his brother bishops of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in praying for the victims of the tragic shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and for their families. Please also keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Below is a statement by the President of the USCCB, His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, on behalf of the bishops:
“We are deeply saddened by the shootings in Broward County, Florida, and by the needless and tragic loss of life. May the mercy of God comfort the grieving families and sustain the wounded in their healing. Catholics and many other Christians have begun the journey of Lent today. I encourage us to unite our prayers and sacrifices for the healing and consolation of all those who have been affected by violence in these last weeks and for a conversion of heart, that our communities and nation will be marked by peace. I pray also for unity in seeking to build toward a society with fewer tragedies caused by senseless gun violence. Our hope is in the Lord, as he promised after his resurrection, ‘behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age’ (Mt. 28:20).”
Diocese of Rochester Permanent Diaconate
The deacon is a man of faith, who is called from the community that already recognizes his dedication to service. He makes a lifetime commitment to serving the People of God by proclaiming the Word, assisting and presiding at liturgies, and ministering in the areas of charity and social justice. A deacon gives witness to his availability to the community by addressing present and emerging needs of the Church.
The Diocese is inviting interested men of strong and active faith, who can demonstrate a record of service in the communities in which they live, work and worship, who may wish to explore a possible call to ordained ministry as a permanent deacon, to first speak with their pastor for an initial conversation. They may also contact Deacon Edward Giblin, Director of the Office of the Permanent Diaconate, at email@example.com, for additional information. A potential candidate must be at least 35 years of age and no older than 62 years of age at the time of ordination after a five (5) year period of formation. He must be in good health, emotionally mature, have stable relationships and must have the wholehearted support of his wife (if married) and family to enter the phase of inquiry. Because the parish is the primary experience of Church for most inquirers, the parish community is asked as well to invite from among its members men who exhibit strong faith and a spirit of service and encourage them to consider a possible vocation to the permanent diaconate.
Diocese of Rochester Public Policy Committee
2018 Public Policy Advocacy Weekend: February 10/11, 2018 Advocacy Issue:
Passage by Congress of The Dream Act
Jesus’ word in the Gospel of Mark has the power to heal. Jesus speaks in the synagogue and casts out an unclean spirit. Those who are present react with amazement. Later this becomes a cause of division among the people. As a nation we suffer many divisions including opinions about who we will accept as legal residents of our country. The DREAM Act has strong bi-partisan support because those who are eligible have already fulfilled certain conditions. They have been educated in our schools and earned a college degree or its equivalent in a two year training program or have served honorably in our military. Persons who qualify got through a step by step process including eight years of conditional residence to apply for legal permanent residence. Applying for citizenship status may require up to another five years of residence.
Diocese of Rochester Catholic Relief Services
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian relief and development agency of the United States Catholic community (us!).
Where Does the Money Go—75% of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Rice Bowl alms/proceeds contributed in our Diocese during Lent 2017 are used by Catholic Relief Services to fund development projects around the world. These development projects include: agriculture, water and sanitation, maternal/child health, micro-finance, education/ literacy and job training. All of these projects help to promote human dignity, foster self-reliance, nurture hope, and build peace. Our Holy Father, Pope Frances, has declared that our “Catholic faith is a light capable of illuminating every aspect of human existence.” Faith serves as a light for our journey and gives us a firm foundation for our lives – it transforms and unites us.
25% of CRS Rice Bowl proceeds stay in our Diocese providing needed resources for local hunger relief.
CRS Rice Bowl is a rich Lenten faith formation – faith in action tradition that unites us in solidarity with brothers and sisters around the world and helps them transform their situation for a more hope-filled future. During Lent 2018 we will focus on the people and needs of Iraq, Nicaragua, Burkina Faso, Haiti, Malawi.
Thank you for journeying through Lent with CRS Rice Bowl.
Local Knights of Columbus to Sponsor 4th Annual Youth Free Throw Championship
Abortion and Adoption
The number of would-be adoptive parents (of newborn babies) far outstrips the supply in America. Each year in the United States, about 135,000 American children are placed for adoption. Experts estimate somewhere between one and two million couples seek to adopt yearly. Every year, there are about 1.3 million abortions. Sadly, only 4% of women with unwanted pregnancies give their children up for adoption. Every child is wanted, and wanted desperately!
By Pro-Life Articles Author
St. Pauly Textile, Inc.
Thank you for continuing to collaborate with us on the St. Pauly Textile clothing drop off shed project! In 2017 roughly 21,922 garments of clothing were donated to your shed. This was enough to clothe an estimated 2,658 people. This clothing is being used right now by people in one or more of 44 different countries (including the US) to which our clothing is likely to have been distributed this past year.
Your congregation raised $1,329.89 in 2017 through hosting this shed. We ask that you continue to spread the word about the clothing shed to other community members.
Thank you for all your support, and please feel free to reach out to us at any time!
The Team at St. Pauly Textile, Inc.
55 and ALIVE - Pictures
2018 Sweetheart Luncheon - Pictures
Soup Supper Thank You
Thank you to all who made soups, brought bread and salad and helped with set-up and clean-up at the soup supper held after the Ash Wednesday Mass at St. John’s. This event was well attended with parishioners enjoying a variety of delicious vegetarian soups. $116 was contributed to Operation Rice Bowl (Catholic Relief Services). Thank you for your support.
Lenten Fish Dinner at St. James
Lenten Fish Dinner at St. John
We are beginning to place orders for Easter Lilies. We encourage you to place a check or cash in your Easter Flower envelope in your packet. This will enable us to beautify the churches to celebrate the Resurrection of the Christ Jesus. Thank you.
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Doug’s Fish Fry
Please Pray for:
Rose Marie Cheresnowsky
Mary Harper Edsall
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:
Jennifer Leary Dean