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 12:00 pm (noon) 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.

Upcoming Community Events:

For information on all annual Community Events, please refer to the Community page.


Parish Life Committee Updates (7/24)

Parish Life Survey Update

In an effort to keep parish members updated with the Parish Life Survey, a committee is working to analyze the data and produce results. To see the committee’s work in progress, please visit:

What’s happening:

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Holy Day Mass Schedule

Religious Education Registration - Grades PreK through 12

It’s time to register your children and teens for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry for the 2019-20 school year. Forms can be found online and at all church entrances. The registration deadline is August 20th.

Registration Form

Please contact Annette Larrabee at the main office (687-1068)for more information.

Confirmation Registration

If your son or daughter will be entering 8th grade (or above) and has not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation, he/she is eligible to begin preparing for the sacrament. This is a 2-year preparation program which will begin this September. Forms are available on the parish website and at all church entrances.

Registration Form

More information will be given when registration is complete. Please contact Annette Larrabee at the main office (687-1068) with questions.

Creating A Safe Environment

All volunteers who work with children, youth or vulnerable adults are required to participate in Creating A Safe Environment training, read the Diocese of Rochester Volunteer Code of Conduct and sign its Acknowledgement of Receipt and Acceptance form. Additionally, adult volunteers (18 and over) are required to complete the Criminal Record Check process. Active volunteers must complete this process every three years. Volunteers are invited to attend one of the following training sessions:

  • Monday, August 26, 6 pm in the Parish Center
  • Wednesday, September 4, 11 am in the Parish Center
  • Tuesday, September 10, 6 pm in the Parish Center

Additional daytime classes and Online training is also available. Please call the office for more information (607) 687-1068

Welcome Fr. Jeffrey Galens

Blessed Trinity and St. Patrick Parishes would like to invite parishioners for dinner after Mass to welcome our new pastor, Fr. Galens.

  • Saturday, August 24 at 6:15 pm St. James Hall
  • Sunday, October 6 at 12:15 pm St. John’s Hall

Parish Life Survey update (7/24)

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, the Parish Life Committee and Parish staff participated in a meeting to review an initial draft of the Parish Life survey summary report. The analysis and draft report were created by Shannon Kilbridge — Associate Director in the Dept. of Pastoral Services, Diocese of Rochester. In her role as an independent and neutral professional, Shannon explained her approach to creating the draft report, reviewed the report section by section, and answered questions by the Committee. Shannon will now make final updates and send the final report — along with all the completed survey sheets — to our new Pastor, Fr. Jeff Galens, for his dispositioning and communication to parishioners. We appreciate our parishioners continued patience with this process. Please continue to pray for Fr. Jeff Galens as he settles into our new parish communities.

Church History Study Registration at St. John

Registration is open during July and August for the fall study: Epic – A Journey Through Church History. We will meet at St. John. Meeting date/time to be determined later. Will run for 20 sessions starting in September. Sign up sheet posted on the bulletin board in the front of St. John or contact Patti Blazey at Patti Blazey at or 607-642-8689

Fall Bible Study at St James


  • Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom A 20 session in depth study of the Acts of the Apostles

Sign up:

  • Beginning the Weekend of 8/3 – 8/4 after the Masses and will continue through the end of August

Study Begins the week of 9/22 with 2 convenient times available-Sundays @ 10:30 am and Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm Contact Tom Ambury or 607-302-0917 with questions.

Women’s Retreat

September 13—September 15

Notre Dame Retreat House, Canandaigua, NY

“Our Spiritual Journey”

Share in the Journey this year at Notre Dame Retreat House. Hear the stories from scripture which offer words of encouragement along our personal journeys. Walk… Pray… and Talk with Jesus as you journey through the retreat weekend. For more information, please contact:

Exult Rochester Annual Men’s Conference


  • Rebuild the Family at Home, Through Church, and in Sports

Car Pooling:

Conference Details

  • When: Saturday, October 19, 2019
  • Where: St. Jude the Apostle Parish 4100 Lyell Road, Rochester, NY 14624
  • Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Doors open at 7:30 am with Holy Mass with Bishop Matano at 8:30 am. Early Bird Registration is $45 (thru August 19th) Student-Age Registration is $15

Fall Festival Update

  • The youth groups of blessed trinity and St Patrick’s will be running the games at the festival this year as a fundraiser. We are planning to place boxes at each site for donations of new or clean, gently used items suitable for prizes.
  • Other fundraising opportunities include: Raffle Baskets, Silent or Live Auction, Craft/Vendor Market If interested in organizing one of these areas for your parish site, please contact Ellen Pasto or 607-687-4247 for more information.
  • The food committee needs to replace at least one refrigerator and would like to add a small freezer for use during the festival. If you are updating your kitchen and would be willing to donate your used appliance, please contact the office.
  • As always, we will be asking parishioners to volunteer their time and energy to help us make this year’s festival a success. Our previous volunteer coordinator is unable to continue in that role this year so we anticipate some changes to the process of signing up. Please be patient with us.
  • You may drop off items for the Rummage Sale on June 22, July 13 and August 10 from 11am—2 pm at the McAuley Center.

Game Prizes Needed

Help the Youth Groups’ fundraising activity at the Fall Festival by donating new or “like new” toys and other items that they can use for game prizes. (Please be sure any items that aren’t new are cleaned before donating, especially soft toys.) If you aren’t sure what to donate, here is a list of suggestions to help you decide:

  • Small vehicles of all kinds (hot wheels and matchbox size)
  • Stuffed animals – new or nearly new
  • Small sports balls and bouncy balls
  • Card games (old maid, crazy eights, go fish, etc.)
  • Action Figures
  • Farm and Zoo Animals
  • Unopened Kids’ Meal Toys
  • $1 Store Items and “party favors” – silly putty, jump ropes, bubbles, hacky sacks, puzzles, craft kits
  • School and Art supplies – folders, markers, colored/ scented pens and pencils, crayons, etc.

Please place donations in the bin at your worship site. Thank you for your continuing support of the Blessed Trinity and St. Patrick’s Youth Groups!

Daily Prayer of the Month (August)

Eternal Father,

Let us witness to others the Transfiguration of Our Lord as you allowed Peter, James and John to observe. As we celebrate the Assumption and Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary we acknowledge the center role she played in Your plan for our salvation as the new Eve and the mother of Your Son. In commemorating the Passion of St. John the Baptist may we also evangelize on behalf of Christ in furtherance of Your plan. We also pray for our college students as they begin their studies. Father, we ask all this in Jesus’ name,


Please pray this prayer along with our Prayer Partners today and throughout this month. If you have a suggestion for prayer intentions please let us know at

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.

Bring Fr. Dan and Fr. Francis a Meal

If you would like to bring Fr. Dan and Fr. Francis a meal on a Monday or Wednesday, sign up at Go to “find” and enter – Name: White, Password: 0603 then choose your date and follow the instructions. If you have any questions or don’t have access to a computer, call Katie Gillio at 240-237-0090 and she will help you sign up.

VBS Thank You

VBS Thank You
Vacation Bible School programs are not possible without the efforts of dedicated volunteers. Thank you to the following individuals for giving so much of themselves to the children of our parish:

St. James

  • Tammy Ovedovitz-coordinator
  • Laura Hoppe
  • Maureen Claypool
  • Carrie Claypool
  • Sam Claypool
  • Allie Schweiger
  • Rachel Ovedovitz
  • Caleb Ovedovitz

St. Margaret Mary/St. Patrick

  • Sharon Hickey – coordinator
  • Amy Smith
  • Barbara Walker
  • Bernadette Kuratnick
  • Bob McLaren
  • Monica Sandreczki
  • Kayla Bell
  • Ellie McLaren
  • Violetta Smirnov

St. John

  • Julie Durand-coordinator
  • Jonathan Durand
  • Cathy Durand
  • Caroline Durand
  • Laura Durand
  • Samuel Durand
  • Abigail Durand
  • Josh Blazey
  • Katie Gillio
  • Dan Gillio
  • James Gillio
  • Joseph Gillio
  • Sarah Mertson
  • Ginny Mertson
  • Jenni Vansteenburgh
  • Leia Vansteenburgh
  • Mary Zimmer
  • Alice Botts

Steubenville Youth Conference, 2019

Pictures - Vacation Bible School

Prayer Requests:

Please Pray for:

Jerry Beurket
Ernie Blaasch
Florence Brooks
Mel Dinga
Deacon Joe Federowicz
George Howell
Jana Howell
Rosie Kessler
Isla Landon
Lydia Ling
Cheryl McDonald
Cornelia Mead
Bob Modlo
Ann Rogers
Jim Schmeh
Bob Shady
Ruth Stoughton
Eli Titus
Nate Titus
Bea Wahl
Grace Ward
Julianna Ward
Jack Williams
Ed Zogg

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
Colton Miller
Adam Meyrick
Alexander Pannone
Blaise Rogers
Nicholas Scherrer
Brian Schlicher
Paul Stauder
Justin Williams
Dalton Wojcuich
Andrew Yammine
New Surveys

Please take a moment and complete our Parish’s surveys below: