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 Seetheart’s Ball
Details found at:
Honor All Those Married 50 Years or More!
Blessed Trinity & St. Patrick Parishes Honor All Those Married 50 Years or More!
Join us for the annual Anniversary Mass & Sweetheart Luncheon Tuesday, February 13 St. Patrick Church Mass at 11:00 am followed by lunch in the church hall
RSVP ~ Office: 607-687-1068 by Friday, February 9
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
Steubenville Retreat (12/05 updated)
ONLY 4 Seats Left!
t’s time to begin preparations for the summer, 2018 Steubenville Youth Retreat at the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. If your youth (current grades 8 through 12), is interested in attending, please contact Annette ‘Larrabee at the church office or by email at email@example.com.
Conference dates are July 20th – 22nd, 2018
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 (January)
As we begin a New Year, we ask Your support and guidance throughout. We also ask that we seek Your Will every day. We pray that the World Day of Peace will someday soon become a reality each day of the year, every year. We beseech You that Your protection for life from the womb to its natural end will soon be attained. May Mary, the Holy Mother of God, be honored and the Most Holy Name of Jesus be praised forever and ever,
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
Local Knights of Columbus to Sponsor 4th Annual Youth Free Throw Championship
Our spiritually adopted babies are now three months old. They are 3 inches long and they can squint, swallow, and move their tongues! Please continue to pray for these precious children of God by reciting the following daily prayer:
“Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the lives of (insert names here), the unborn babies we have spiritually adopted who are in danger of abortion.” Youth Group Baby Names:
Hannah & Zechariah (St. James)
Fulton & Philomena (St. John)
Jacinta & Francisco (St. Margaret Mary & St. Patrick)
March For Life
Speak out for life! Travel by bus to Washington DC for the January 19,2018 March for Life. Cost is $60. Scholarships are available, so don’t let cost prevent your attendance. Adults and school age children are welcome. Adults will chaperone older (4th grade & up) children if parents cannot attend. Call now. Don’t miss a memorable experience of faith and democracy in action. Call Steve for info or to reserve your seat, or to sponsor a rider.
Stephen A. Spaulding,
MD 222 Prospect Hill Road
Horseheads, NY 14845
Recruiting for Living Stations of the Cross
It is almost time again for Living Stations of the Cross practices to begin! Living Stations is a dramatization of the 14 Stations of the Cross that is performed in area churches and other sites on the Fridays of Lent. We are looking for youth in 7th through 12th grade, as well as some adult volunteers. We practice on Sundays from 2 to 4pm and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8pm. You do not need to attend all practices to participate. Once we start performing we do not practice. We will be having our kick-off meeting on Sunday, January 7th from 2 to 4pm at St Margaret Mary hall. Come and find out what it is all about! Come at 1pm for some food and bring a friend! Any questions please contact Bernie Kuratnick at 607-972-9276 or email@example.com.
Donations for Birthright
The Blessed Trinity & St. Patrick youth groups are collecting donations for Birthright, an organization that provides help and services for pregnant women, new moms, and their babies. Birthright is in need of baby supplies, clothing, and diapers, as well as cash donations. Baby items will be collected in the churches at all four sites until February 4. Our youth will also host coffee hours on January 21 at St. John’s & February 4 at St. Margaret Mary’s to benefit Birthright. Please support our youth as they help women and babies in need.
St. James Can/Bottle Program Update
THANK YOU to everyone who generously donated deposit cans/bottles at St. James Church. In 2017 $2,180.94 was raised from the 36,349 deposit cans/ bottles that were donated, which helped offset expenses at St. James. Since the program began in 2007 as a source of funding for the restoration of the windows, $22,597.90 from 444,855 cans and bottles has been realized proving that even small actions have big results. The program will continue in 2018 and anyone wishing to donate deposit cans/bottles is asked to leave them by the garage doors behind the parish house.
THANK YOU again for supporting this project.
2018 Super Bowl Soup Supper at St. James
‘Soup’er Bowl Sunday Collection
Please support our youth as they collect monetary donations for local food pantries at all sites after the Masses on Super Bowl Sunday weekend, February 3/4.
St James Prayer Group
Prayer is essential to everything we want to achieve individually and as a Parish. Phil 4:6 “Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.” With this in mind a prayer group is starting at St James. I invite you to come and lend your voice in prayer and petition as we pray for individuals in need, and our Parishes. If you can’t make the group but would like prayer offered for someone or something, please contact me. We would be happy to do it. Where: St James Church
When: Beginning Tuesday 1/23/18 @ 6 P.M.
St. James Altar & Rosary
St. James Altar & Rosary Society dues are due in January. They remain just $5 and envelopes are available at Mary’s statue. New members are always welcome. Watch/listen for notice of our next meeting in February.
Male and Female singers are needed at the 9:00 am Mass at St. Patrick’s and at the 10:45 Mass at St Margaret Mary’s. Come and join us. All are welcome. Come early.
2017 Keeping Christ in Christmas winners
Please Pray for:
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