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
    10:00 AM (C)
    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

(C) Tridentine Latin Mass – 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.

Upcoming Community Events:

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

40 Days for Life

Do you think you can do more to end the scourge of abortion? One of the most proven, effective means to decrease abortion is 40 Days for Life. Since its inception, over 15,200 babies have been saved from abortion! Take part in the 40 Days for Life Campaign from March 6 through April 14. Through prayer and fasting embrace human life and promote the end of abortion. Volunteer to pray with your friends, in a peaceful vigil, outside of Planned Parenthood at:

  • 114 University Avenue, Rochester, NY Visit for info and to sign up for prayer vigil times. For more info, contact Rick Paoletti at (585) 489-9555 or
  • 135 Walnut Street, Corning NY For more information and to sign up for prayer times contact Chemung Valley 4 Life at 607-438-3884

What’s happening:

2019 Ash Wednesday Schedule

2019 Ash Wednesday at St. Patrick

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

2019 Ash Wednesday at St. James

March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

2019 Ash Wednesday at St. John

March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

2019 Ash Wednesday at St. Margaret Mary

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Day of Penance - March 13

Save the date to celebrate! Don’t just go to Confession. Celebrate the Sacrament! The Diocesan Day of Penance and Mercy is wonderful opportunity to accept and embrace God’s grace. Join us on Wednesday, March 13, for the Day of Penance and Mercy. For details visit

  • St. John 12 noon – 2:00 p.m.
  • St. Patrick 12 noon – 3:00 p.m.
  • St. James 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • St. Margaret Mary 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Regulations for Lenten Sacrifice

The following regulations for Lenten sacrifice are based on the 1983 Code of Canon Law:

  • All Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat for Catholics over 14.
  • Ash Wednesday (March 6) and Good Friday (April 19) are days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59. Fasting means taking only one full meal and two smaller meals that, taken together, do not equal one full meal.

First Communion and First Penance 2019

It’s time to register your children, grades 2 and up, for First Communion and First Penance. Registration forms can be found at all church entrances and on the parish website. Instruction will begin in March, with the ceremonies taking place in May. Please contact Annette Larrabee at the Church office for more information.

dish to pass breakfast at St. Patrick

Our next dish to pass breakfast at St. Patrick’s will be on Sunday, March 3rd at 10 am in St. Patrick Hall. Volunteers are needed to host our monthly breakfast. Please sign up at the church entrance.

Pancake Breakfast at St. James

Sunday, February 24 10:00 a.m. St. James Church Hall Free Will Offering

Irish Dinner

Saturday, March 16 6:00 p.m. St. James Church Hall $8.00 per person Menu: Ham, sautéed cabbage, mashed potatoes, carrots, roll, dessert and beverage Tickets on sale after St. James Masses Feb. 23-March 10

Shrove Sunday Brunch

Sunday, March 3

St Margaret Mary Church Hall

After 10:45am Mass until 1:30PM

Pancakes, Sausage, Fruit Salad Assorted Treats, Coffee, Drinks.

Come Join us for Good Food and Fellowship

Free Will Offering We are accepting donations of treats. Please contact Bernie Kuratnick –, 607-972-9276, or signup sheets in the church

Sponsored by St. Margaret Mary Altar and Rosary

Doug’s Fish Fry

Thursday, March 14 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Parish Office Parking Lot—309 Front St., Owego Proceeds benefit Blessed Trinity and St. Patrick Parish Youth

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross

St. James 5:30 p.m. 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12 Meatless Meal after Stations

St. Patrick 6:00 p.m. 3/8, 3/22, 4/5 Meatless Meal after Stations

Family Game Night

Join us for Family Game Night at St. John’s on Friday, February 15, from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Bring a snack or drink to share. Feel free to bring your favorite board game, too!

Change for Life – Baby Bottles

Change for Life is the signature fundraising campaign for Life Choices Center, a local crisis pregnancy center that provides support to women facing unplanned pregnancies and offers hope and healing to people suffering from post-abortion trauma. This organization helps women and men in our community before, during, and after unplanned pregnancies. Simply pick up a baby bottle, fill it with cash, check, or coins and return it by Sunday, March 3rd. Let’s join them in making this campaign a huge success! To learn more about Life Choices Center, visit: Checks should be made out to Life Choices. Bottles are available at our church entrances.

Steubenville Youth Conference, 2019

This summer’s youth retreat in Steubenville, Ohio, will be Friday, July 12th through Sunday, July 14th. Youth in current grades 8 through 12 are invited and encouraged to attend. Please contact Annette Larrabee at the church office 607-687-1068 or email to register.

Daily Prayer of the Month (February)

Heavenly Father (Abba), We pray for Pope Francis and all those who will sit on the throne of St. Peter. We pray for vocations and those currently in the Consecrated Life. We invoke Your Blessing on all couples as we honor World Marriage Day and Valentine’s Day. We appeal for the chronically ill and ask that they may bear their suffering more easily. We pray for Boy Scouts. We petition on behalf of our president this Presidents’ Day as well as the members of Congress to enact laws according to Your Will. This month we also plead for an end to human trafficking. We ask all this if it be Your Will through Jesus Christ, Your Son,


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

Bring Fr. Amato and and Fr. Mitch a Meal

If you would like to bring Fr. Amato and Fr. Mitch a meal on a Monday or Wednesday, sign up at

Go to “find” and enter – Name: Amato, 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 240-237- 0090 and she will help you sign up.

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

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.

Souper Bowl Collection Thank You

A big thank you to our parishioners for your generosity during our annual “Souper Bowl” collection. The youth collected $1058.82. Donations will be sent to the Community Food Cupboard in Spencer, The Valley Food Cupboard in Waverly, Project Neighbor in Newark Valley, Helping Hands in Berkshire, Park Terrace in Apalachin and TCRM in Owego. Thank you for your support.

Prayer Requests:

Please Pray for:

Tyler Anderson
Beth Barker
Andy Bonetti
Betty Bonetti
Florence Brooks
Lorie Cerio
Chuck Curtis
Mel Dinga
Jeffrey Dusek
George Howell
Jana Howell
Leonard Jozwiak
Noela Jozwiak
Isla Landon
Odette Leclerc
June Leise
George Lewis
Lydia Ling
Paul Martin
Andrea Menzies
Bob Modlo
Hall Moore
Gloria Muscatello
Tom Reichhold
Ann Rogers
Frank Rybicki
Ruth Stoughton
Connie Streck
Charlotte Thomas
Nate Titus
Debbie Tucker
Mary Walker
Gloria Ward
Grace Ward
Julianna Ward
Corkie Whitmarsh

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
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
Justin Williams
Dalton Wojcuich
Andrew Yammine