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:

Blessing of Fathers

God and Father of all creation, we come before you today with humble hearts. You are our model of a loving father. When we fail and fall short of your expectations, you are always there at the end of the day with open arms, ready to heal the cuts and scrapes of the day and to encourage us to try again and not to give up.

We hold up these men in our midst who act in the world as fathers to their children or models of fathers for others.

Bless them in their moments of doubt and frustration with their children.

Give them warm and open hearts to forgive failures.

Provide them with the words needed for encouragement and perseverance.

We ask all this in the name of Jesus.


Doug’s Fish Fry and Bake Sale

Doug’s Fish Fry and Bake Sale

June 27 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Parish Center Parking Lot (Front St. Owego) Proceeds benefit Blessed Trinity & St. Patrick youth retreats.

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.

Called to Care for God’s Creation

Brothers and sisters in Kenya walk for hours on parched earth to find water in the region of Africa affected by drought.

Emissions are expected to cause Earth’s surface temperature to rise dangerously throughout this century. Crippling heat waves are predicted to occur more often and last longer. Extreme precipitation events will grow more intense and frequent. The oceans will continue to warm and acidify, sea level will rise.

Climate change and poverty are closely intertwined. The people who suffer most from the disruption of natural systems are our brothers and sisters living in the poorest countries. Facing the loss of crops, livestock and income, their already fragile lives are upturned by malnutrition, disease and death. If we don’t act now to help poor farmers adapt to climate change, we’ll see more hunger, malnutrition, and poverty around the world. This tragedy can be prevented, though. All of us must take steps to address climate change, including Congress.

Our U.S. Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services ask us to urge our U.S. Representative Tom Reed (654-7566) or Claudia Tenney (723-3581) to take steps to tackle the challenges of climate change by joining the Congress’s Climate Solutions Caucus. By joining the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, Representatives Reed and Tenney can work with other members of Congress to care for our common home and address the devastating impact climate change is having on the United States and around the world.

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 (June)

Heavenly Father (Abba),

This month, as we celebrate the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ may we announce to all the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist and the Holy Spirit in all of us. In honoring His Sacred Heart as well as the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary may we remember not only Yours but their compassionate love for all of us. We pray we use this love to proclaim You as the Apostles Sts. Peter and Paul tirelessly did. As we recognize the first martyrs of the Holy Roman Church, may we realize the extent of the commitment we make to You in Christ,


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 - Birthright of Binghamton

Birthright of Binghamton expresses our deepest appreciation and Thank You for your continuing and generous support of our Mother’s Day flower sale. Birthright is a non-profit pregnancy center staffed by dedicated volunteers. All of our services are free, including pregnancy tests, layettes, referrals and resources, as well as guidance, support and friendship.

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

Prayer Requests:

Please Pray for:

Manuel Alvarez
Lauren Ambury
Ralph Blodgett
Chris Butchko
Rose Marie Cheresnowsky
Malachi Clark
Cheryl Crosby
Chuck Curtis
Pat Dewitt
Mel Dinga
Steve D’Urso
Mary Harper Edsall
Deacon Joe Federowicz
Patti Federowicz
Jerry Flynn
Linda Garcia
Ben Gates
Tom Hardik
Isla Landon
Mary Ann Larkin
Odette Leclerc
June Leise
George Lewis
Joe Lopreste
Jim Mallins
Paul Martin
Gary Miller
Hall Moore
Gloria Muscatello
Laurel Putriment
Isabel Quartararo
Jim Raftis
Violet Ray
Bryan Robie
Ann Rogers
Frank Rybicki
Ava Santodonato
Connie Streck
Harry Streck
Gloria Ward
Judi Forlenza Wesley
Katherine Gowan Whittemore
Dave Zevan
Ilene Zusa

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