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:

2018-2019 Faith Formation Registration

It’s time to register your children for Religious Education classes for the 2018-19 school year. Registration forms are available at all church entrances and on the parish website. Please call Annette Larrabee at the church office for more information.

Online registration form:

Magnificat Breakfast

Magnificat Rochester (a ministry to Catholic Women) invites all women to a breakfast on Saturday, September 8; seating begins at 8:30 a.m. – program starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 12 Noon at the Diplomat Banquet Center 1 Diplomat Way, (off Lyell Ave) Gates. Confessions will be heard at 8 a.m. and at the end of the program. Our speaker will be Fr. Bill Moorby.

Fr. Bill has been a priest for the Diocese of Rochester for 36 years. “My journey to the priesthood was a journey that I had not expected….” Come hear about it!

Reservations $20.00; after Sept.1st: $22.00; Student $12.00; Registration required; no tickets sold at the door. To register, mail check to: Magnificat Rochester, PO Box 24787, Rochester NY, 14624; include your name, address, phone number and email address. You can also register via PayPal on our website at For more information: call Kathy Murty at or 607-436-1284

Catechists Needed

Our Faith Formation Programs cannot continue to be successful without volunteers for this very important cause. Please consider helping. You Do NOT need to be a certified teacher in order to share your time and talents with our youngest parishioners. If you have an interest in teaching Faith Formation on Sunday mornings, please contact Annette Larrabee at or 687-1068.

Confirmation Preparation

If your child (Grade 8 or higher) has not yet received the sacrament of Confirmation, it’s time to register. Forms are available at all church entrances and on the parish website. Please contact Annette Larrabee

with questions

Creating A Safe Environment

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 6 6 pm Parish Center
  • Wednesday, August 22 6 pm Parish Center
  • Thursday, September 6 6 pm Parish Center
  • Wednesday, September 12 6 pm Parish Center

Online training is also available. Please call the office for more information 607-687-1068

Everyday Stewardship Recognize God in you Ordinary Moments

As human beings, we seem to have a wide array of insatiable desires. We long for more money, more time, and more stuff. We spend millions of dollars each year on remedies for our overeating. We look to our neighbors to see what they have that we want so we can keep up with them in the race toward happiness. We look for instant gratification only to find that our hunger for whatever it is remains intact.

Stewardship is the pathway to curbing all those cravings. On this journey, we let go of things that keep us tied down to this world and tied up in our sin. All that we have becomes instruments for God to use in our lives and the lives of our neighbors. When we have detached from enough in this world, we find out the truth: Nothing on earth can truly satisfy our cravings completely. Jesus Christ is the sole answer for our needs and desires.

Although the truth is right in front of us at each and every Mass in the Eucharist, we can easily spend our days in denial of that truth. It takes trust to step out in faith and give it all over to God. We are all called to let go and let God be God. Answering the call is easier said than done. However, if we can finally make that bold move, we will find ourselves completed by the One who was with us all along.

–Tracy Earl Welliver, MTS

St. Patrick’s Fall Festival

For more information on what you can do for the Fall Festival as a parish member, please visit:

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

Daily Prayer of the Month (August)

Heavenly Father,

During this month honoring the Transfiguration of Our Lord, may we be transformed from whom we are to whom You want us to be. May the Assumption and Queenship of Our Lady remind us of her holiness and esteemed place in heaven to teach us to ask for her intercession. We pray that our returning college students take their Faith with them and inspire Faith in those around them. Protect them and may they learn principles and responsibilities of good citizenship along with their studies. Please keep us safe as we continue to enjoy summer and its recreational opportunities acknowledging Your greatness in the intricacy of Your creation. In Jesus’ name we ask all this.


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

Food Service Volunteers Needed

CommonGround Christian Community Center at 28 W. Main St. is participating in the Summer Food Service Program this year. We will be open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, through August 9. The program will be very low-key this year, but if anyone would be available during those hours and would be willing to help it would be very much appreciated. Please contact Robert Henrich at 607-972-7054 to sign up or for more information.

Pictures: VBS at St. Margaret Mary Church

Prayer Requests:

Please Pray for:

Fred Ajaeb
Tyler Anderson
Beth Barker
Chuck Curtis
Mary Donnelly
Andrea Hatzinger
George Howell
Jana Howell
Leonard Jozwiak
Noela Jozwiak
Isla Landon
Odette Leclerc
Bob Modlo
Bryan Robie
Shirley Sulich
Charlotte Thomas
Karl Tiemann
Nate Titus
Gloria Ward
Grace Ward

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