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
    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 10:30 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
  • St. Margaret Mary
  • 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.

What’s happening:

Mitten Tree at St. James

St. James is gratefully accepting women’s, youth and children’s socks, warm gloves, hats and scarves to give away this Christmas. Donations may be dropped off in the back of the church by December 8th.

First Friday at St. Patrick - December 6

On Friday, December 6th, Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Church. Adoration, Rosary and Benediction will follow. Please join us.

First Saturday at St. John - December 7

24 hour Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin at 9 am on the Friday before First Saturday

  • Confession will be available from 9 am – 9:55 am
  • The Blessed Sacrament will be Reposed just prior to Mass
  • Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m.
  • At the end of Mass the Blessed Sacrament will be re-exposed
  • The recitation of the Rosary will begin
  • After the Rosary, Fr. Galens will lead a 15-minute directed meditation on the mysteries of the Rosary
  • After the meditation, Benediction will take place

If you would like to spend an hour in Adoration with Our Divine Lord, contact Katie Gillio at or (240) 237-0090.

St. John’s Adopt A Family Program

St. John’s Adopt A Family Program has begun. You can participate in any of the following ways:

  • Choose a family to “adopt” on your own or with a fellow parishioner.
  • Choose a gift tag from the giving tree for a specific child. Gifts are due Sunday, December 7th.
  • Donate new mittens/gloves and hats for the mitten tree
  • Volunteer to be a delivery driver on December 22nd.
  • Monetary donations will be accepted to cover the cost of store gift cards, vegetables and dairy products.

St. John’s Christmas Eve Choir Practice

St. John’s choir practice for Christmas Eve Mass will be on Monday evenings from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm beginning on Nov. 11. All are welcome to join us.

Christmas Craft Day

Sponsored by St. John’s Youth Group Sunday,

December 8 12:15 p.m. – lunch 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – crafts Kids – Come and have some fun making Christmas crafts! Adults – Please come to help us make some cards & crafts for our homebound parishioners and nursing home residents.

Christmas Brunch and Bake Sale

Sunday, December 8th 12 noon

St Margaret Mary Hall

Sponsored by Altar and Rosary Society

All are invited to enjoy a tasty brunch, and perhaps a visit from Santa! There will be baked goods and homemade candy for sale. Get your treats in time for Christmas! Donations gratefully accepted for the bake sale

March for Life

Be a voice for the voiceless! Plan now to travel with us to Washington, DC, on January 24,2020 for the March for Life. The bus leaves Horseheads about 11:30 p.m. on January 23, 2020, arrive in Washington in time for food and Mass. Then we’ll visit the offices of our congressman and Senators, see Capitol Hill, attend the Rally for Life on the National Mall, and then March for Life to the Supreme Court Building. Buses arrive home at about 11 pm on the 24th. Cost is $55 per person before Dec 13th, $60 after that. “Scholarships” are available. Adults and school age children are welcome. Adults will chaperone older (4th grade & up) children if parents cannot attend. It is a great experience! Plan now. Call Steve at 739-9282 for info or to reserve your seat. Individuals or groups who would like to donate to defray costs or sponsor people to ride are invited to call also.

Prayer Requests:

Please Pray for:

Paige Benson
Jerry Beurket
Ernie Blaasch
Florence Brooks
Chrissy Butchko
Paul Caffrey
Rosemary Cheresnowsky
Dave Cicak
Bishop Emeritus Matthew Clark
Cathy Dortona
Tom Doty
Deacon Joe Federowicz
Jerry Flynn
George Howell
Jana Howell
Nathan Jones
Rosie Kessler
Isla Landon
Lydia Ling
Cheryl McDonald
Paul Martin
Cornelia Mead
Gary Miller
Bob Modlo
Hall Moore
Lucille Pignatelli
Violet Ray
Joseph Rigoli
Ann Rogers
Jim Schmeh
Ruth Stoughton
Connie Streck
Alicia Tinney
Nate Titus
Jim Walsh
Grace Ward
Julianna Ward
Chris Watters
Jack Williams
Andrew Yammine

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
Emilly Botts
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
Adam Meyrick
Alexander Pannone
Blaise Rogers
Nicholas Scherrer
Brian Schlicher
Paul Stauder
Justin Williams
Dalton Wojcuich
Andrew Yammine
Robert Zogg