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:

All Saints Holy Day Mass Schedule

2019 All Saints Holy Day Mass at St. Patrick

October 31 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

2019 All Saints Holy Day Mass at St. James

October 31 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

2019 All Saints Holy Day Mass at St. James

November 1 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

2019 All Saints Holy Day Mass at St. Patrick

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

2019 All Saints Holy Day Mass at St. John

November 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

2019 All Saints Holy Day Mass at St. Margaret Mary

November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Public Square Rosary Rally

St. John The Evangelist church in Newark Valley will host a Public Square Rosary Rally on Saturday, October 12 at 12:00 noon at the Newark Valley Village Gazebo (at the corner of Main St/Rock St) to celebrate the 102nd Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun in Fatima, Portugal. This Public Square Rosary, sponsored by “America Needs Fatima,” will be one of over 20,000 rallies that will take place all across the United States on that day. The purpose is to have Catholics all over the country join together in public prayer, offering reparation for the sins and offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to fervently pray for the conversion of the United States. Please join us on this important day; bring lawn chairs if you wish to sit during the service.

Removal of Spring/Summer Decorations at the Cemeteries

Cemetery personnel ask that you please remove spring and summer decorations from St. James Cemetery and St. Patrick Cemetery no later than Monday, October 14, 2019. This includes artificial flowers/ plants that are faded, worn and damaged as well as potted plants that are no longer living and any broken pots or ornaments. Anything that meets this criteria and is left after October 14th will be disposed of by cemetery personnel. Thank you for your help in keeping our cemeteries looking nice!

CROP Hunger Walk 2019

The Tioga County CROP Walk, an interfaith hunger education and fundraising event sponsored by Church World Services, will be held on Sunday, October 20th. The Walk will begin at St. Patrick Church at 2 pm. Registration is from 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm.

All are welcome to join in this event, which supports our mission to live out the Corporal Works of Mercy by raising funds to feed the hungry, heal the sick, and shelter the homeless. 25% of the donations raised each year go directly to local hunger agencies.

Our youth groups will be participating in this event. They will be collecting donations to support the CROP Walk after all Masses on the weekend of October 19/20.

Box of Joy!

Cross Catholic Outreach is an organization that provides for the needs of the poorest of the poor in dioceses around the world. Once again, we are excited to be participating in CCO’s Box of Joy program, which enables children in these impoverished countries to experience the joy of Christmas in a special way. By packing Christmas gift boxes for girls & boys from ages 2 to 14 and sponsoring the cost of the shipment, we can deliver Boxes of Joy to children overseas who would otherwise receive nothing. We will be collecting donations for the boxes at each site from Oct. 12 – 27 & our children & youth will pack the boxes on Nov. 3. Please help us out with this project by donating items for the boxes and cash donations to help with shipping.

Box of Joy flyers with information & suggestions for gift donations are available at each church site. Please pick one up if you are interested in helping us out! For more details, contact Julie Durand at 607-687-5607, or

St. James Rummage Sale

St. James Hall

  • Friday, November 8 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. with a bag sale @ noon

Clean, sellable items can be dropped off in St. James Hall. Please use the Clark Street entrance. Drop Off times:

  • November 4, November 5, November 7 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • November 6 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m

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.

  • Sunday, October 6 at 12:15 pm St. John’s Hall
  • Sunday, October 13 at 11:45 am St. Margaret Mary Hall

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

Daily Prayer of the Month (October)

Eternal Father,

We pray Your Holy Guardian Angels protect us from harm and guide us to do Your Will. We ask that people respect life from its conception to natural death. We ask Our Lady of the Rosary to support our priests as they shepherd in missions throughout the world and in our journey to everlasting life. We pray we follow in the footsteps of the great saints honored in October as well as Your recent saints, Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. We also pray for the people of the Americas as we recall it’s formal discovery this Columbus Day. 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

Giving Trees at St. Margaret Mary and St. Patrick Churches

  • Thank you for helping Tioga County Rural Ministr(TCRMthis November in one or all of these ways: Choose a gift card from the tree; fill in and leave small white tag at church; return wrapped gift, with card attached, ASAP – no later than Tuesday Dec. 3
  • Donate warm mittens, gloves, hats or scarves for all ages-there is special need for more WARM teen/adult size gloves
  • Donate unwrapped gift items for seniors and shut-ins, such as nuts, sweets, hand cream, gum, tea towels, activity books, etc.
Bring all of your gifts to church as soon as possible, no later than Tuesday Dec. 3      Questions:
Thank you!

2019 St. John’s Polish Dinner

2019 St. John’s Polish Dinner

October 27 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Halupki, Pierogi, Kielbasa, Noodles & Cabbage, Sauerkraut, Tossed Salad, Bread, Dessert & Drink Pickup Deadline ~ 1:00 pm Eat-In or Take-out Tickets available after St. John’s 11:15 am Mass, St. Patrick’s 9 am Mass and at the church office (687-1068)

Prayer Requests:

Please Pray for:

Joan Basel
Jerry Beurket
Ernie Blaasch
Florence Brooks
Chrissy Butchko
Paul Caffrey
Shirley Callahan
Bishop Emeritus Matthew Clark
Tom Doty
Deacon Joe Federowicz
Jerry Flynn
George Howell
Jana Howell
Rosie Kessler
Isla Landon
Ann Leonti
Lydia Ling
Cheryl McDonald
Cornelia Mead
Bob Modlo
Hall Moore
Joan Orokos
Matthew Phelps
Violet Ray
Joseph Rigoli
Ann Rogers
Deacon Warren Rutan
Jim Schmeh
Bob Shady
Ruth Stoughton
Alicia Tinney
Eli Titus
Nate Titus
Grace Ward
Julianna Ward
Chris Watters
Jack Williams

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
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