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
    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

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:

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Even all the hairs of your head are counted. So do not be afraid.” Can it really be true? Is our heavenly Father actually so aware of us? Does the Creator of the universe pay that much attention to me? Jesus says yes. God knows us far more intimately than we even know ourselves. And so, we have nothing to fear.

Being Christian isn’t guaranteed to be easy. More and more even in our own culture, following the faith is being criticized and discouraged in the public square. Privately, we may struggle with the demands of the commandments or the ability to believe when we face the inevitable trials that come our way. But passages like this one in today’s Gospel are a source of tremendous hope and consolation. We are loved beyond measure. We enjoy the care and concern of God in every situation, big and small. Truly we have no need to worry or be anxious because God is in control.

For our part, of course, Jesus asks us to trust him and stay faithful. He asks us not to apologize for our faith, especially publicly. “Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.” When we live our faith with confidence, it’s a way of accepting the power and providence of God. But when we try to hide our faith away because we’re afraid of causing problems, we only damage our relationship with the One who can actually solve them.

At the end of the day, the only really serious problem we need to worry about is losing our soul-and that, to be sure, is up to us. As the great French novelist Léon Bloy wrote, “There is only one tragedy in the end: not to have been a saint.”

Good Bye Fr. Van Lieshout

All are invited to join us as we say goodbye and good luck to Fr. Van Lieshout. Fr. Van Lieshout’s new assignment at St. Peter’s Parish in Clifton Springs, NY begins on June 27.

  •  Sunday, June 4—12 noon St. Margaret Mary
  •  Sunday, June 11—12:15 p.m. St. John
  •  Saturday, June 17—6:00 p.m. St. Patrick
  •  Saturday, June 24—6:00 p.m. St. James

Traditional Latin Mass @ St. John

Traditional Latin Mass @ St. John

June 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Traditional Latin Mass– also known as the Tridentine Mass or the Extraordinary Form– was the normal form of the Mass celebrated in the Roman church prior to the liturgical changes that began in the 1960s. In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI allowed for much greater freedom in the celebration of this ancient form of the […]

The Feast of The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus falls on Friday, June 23rd. Although it is not a Holy Day of obligation, the feast day is an important one in our liturgical year. To commemorate the day, Father Van Lieshout will offer a Traditional Latin Mass.

Vacation Bible School

Details for this year’s upcoming VBS can be found at:

Vacation Bible School page

Steubenville Youth Retreat

This summer, 19 of the youth from our parishes will be attending the Steubenville Youth Retreat in Steubenville, Ohio. On Sunday, July 9th, the “pilgrims” will receive a special send-off blessing at the 11:15 am Mass at St. John’s in Newark Valley. Please pray for the following youth and chaperones as they take on this spiritual journey:

  • Joshua Blazey
  • Mr. Jonathan Durand
  • Tiffany Czebiniak
  • Mrs. Julie Durand
  • Giovanni Damiano
  • Mrs. Leslie Fagan
  • Laura Durand
  • Mrs. Tina Kidney
  • Samuel Durand
  • Mrs. Annette Larrabee
  • Thomas Durand
  • Father Thomas Valenti
  • Daniel Gillio
  • Lois Kidney
  • Joseph Kuchinski
  • Joseph Kuratnick
  • Anne Marie Mantei
  • Emily Mantei
  • Laura Martin
  • Sarah Martin
  • Quinn Miller
  • Noni Roberts
  • Morgan Smith
  • Stephen Taylor
  • Jacob Zlinsky

Fall Festival 2017 - Volunteers Needed

Gotta Green Thumb!

The festival committee would like to add a Farmers Market to this year’s event, but we need your help. If you have a garden, please consider planting an extra row of fall produce and donating your surplus to the festival. Of course, we also need volunteers to help during the festival too, so be sure to contact Lora Kuchinski

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: please contact Lora Kuchinski at or 607-725-9511

A schedule of upcoming Fall Festival Planning meetings can be found at:
Fall Festival Planning Schedule

Save the Date! Men’s Conference


  • October 14, 2017


  • Diocese of Rochester Men’s Conference


  • St Jude the Apostle Parish, 4100 Lyell Road, Rochester


  • Celebrate Mass with Bishop Salvatore Matano


  • Fr Larry Richards – EWTN Radio
  • Chris Padgett – Evangelist
  • Fr Carter Griffin – Catholic Convert


  • $40 Before August 1st.
  • Includes breakfast, lunch and a snack!

For more information: or

Tom Ambury or 607-302-0917

Buffalo Area Pilgrimage

Tour Amazing Tiffany Stain Glass Window Display in Lockport

Overnight stay within walking distance of Niagara Falls & Seneca Casino.

Mass and tour of majestic Our Lady of Victory Basilica & Father Baker Museum Details:

  •  Wednesday August 23rd 2017: Bus leaves Epiphany Church at 8:30 AM
  •  Lunch stop in Lockport and then tour windows at1st Presbyterian Church.
  •  Next stop Comfort Inn at the Point at Niagara Falls. Walk to falls/casino/nearby restaurants (breakfast included in motel).
  •  Thursday August 24th Our Lady Basilica: Fr. Baker Museum at 10:00 AM, Mass at 12:10, tour of Basilica 1 PM. Lunch option after tour. Return to Epiphany about 6:00 PM
  •  Cost: $185 per person (assume double occupancy), $295 for single occupancy, if sign up by June 15th; after June 15th, $195 up to deadline on July 9th 2017 for double (single $305).
  •  Contact: Rich or Cathleen Maggi or 570-888-3957 for more info

Daily Prayer of the Month (June)

Heavenly Father,

With the aid of the Holy Spirit whom we recall on Pentecost, may we seek and do Your will always. This month, as we celebrate the most Holy Trinity, Corpus Christi and the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, may we also remember the efforts of St. John the Baptist in preparing our Lord’s way and of Saints Peter and Paul in instructing the early Church which we are a part of and which continues to this day. As we say good-bye and thank Fr. Peter Van Lieshout and welcome Fr. Anthony Amato, we pray for their continued growth in the Spirit and their wisdom in their new assignments. We ask all this 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

Pictures - Senior Recognition

Senior Sunday at St. James recognized graduates from Waverly and Tioga Central with a special blessing and a reception following Mass


Prayer Requests:

Please Pray for:

Lauren Ambury
Lori Argenio
Doris Baylor
Ken Brinkman
Marie Calandra
Bob Carpenter
Rose Marie Cheresnowsky
MaryLou Conklin
Peter Cronk
Chuck Curtis
Kathy Watts-Decker
Pat Dewitt
Marie Di Gioia
Steve D’Urso
Tina Farrell
Anne Gorman
Sandra Gorman
Stuart Hill
Brody Hines
Alice Mary Hogan
Theresa Howell
Isla Landon
Dick Litzel
Joe Lopreste
Eleanor Lynch
Maria Mallins
Fr. Francis Martin
Lara McFarland
Tim McGovern
Juan Munos
Mike Murphy
Deacon Martin Oliveri
Joseph Patak
Isabel Quartararo
Violet Ray
Jim Robinson
Tom Schmeh
Ken Schneider
Jerry Stahl
Cathy Soprano
Evelyn Tatich
Ruth Telfer
Damien Titus
Nate Titus
Beth Tornatore
Bob Walker
Gloria Ward
Kathryn Whittemore
Louise Woodburn
Ann Marie 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
Scott Berghorn
Don Bolduc
Shane Bradley
Matthew Cascarino
Jennifer Leary Dean
Casey Ford
Matthew Harford
John Harrington
Matthew Harrington
Travis Holland
Patricia Mallins
Colton Miller
Adam Meyrick
Alexander Pannone
Travis Phillips
Paul Stauder
Isaac Vandeweert
Andrew Yammine