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.


Parish Life Committee Updates (5/24)

Parish Life Survey Update

In an effort to keep parish members updated with the Parish Life Survey, a committee is working to analyze the data and produce results. To see the committee’s work in progress, please visit:

What’s happening:

Pizza Party

All are invited to a farewell pizza party for Fr. Amato.

Saturday, June 22 6:00 p.m. ~ St. James Hall

Journey Bible Study Registration for Fall 2019

Have you been looking for a way to deepen your faith by exploring God’s Word? Whether you are new to Bible study, or have been in previous studies, Journey Bible Study is for you. This 32-week study provides an overview of both the Old and New Testaments. The Journey Bible Study group will meet at St. Margaret Mary from September through May on Monday evenings. Those interested should attend an Information Session that describes the program on Sunday, June 9 at 2pm – 3pm at St. Margaret Mary Hall. Please contact Ken Donovan or (607-625-2683), if you are interested in the study or a future Information Session.

Women’s Retreat

September 13—September 15

Notre Dame Retreat House, Canandaigua, NY

“Our Spiritual Journey”

Share in the Journey this year at Notre Dame Retreat House. Hear the stories from scripture which offer words of encouragement along our personal journeys. Walk… Pray… and Talk with Jesus as you journey through the retreat weekend. For more information, please contact:

Fall Festival Update

  • The youth groups of blessed trinity and St Patrick’s will be running the games at the festival this year as a fundraiser. We are planning to place boxes at each site for donations of new or clean, gently used items suitable for prizes.
  • Other fundraising opportunities include: Raffle Baskets, Silent or Live Auction, Craft/Vendor Market If interested in organizing one of these areas for your parish site, please contact Ellen Pasto or 607-687-4247 for more information.
  • The food committee needs to replace at least one refrigerator and would like to add a small freezer for use during the festival. If you are updating your kitchen and would be willing to donate your used appliance, please contact the office.
  • As always, we will be asking parishioners to volunteer their time and energy to help us make this year’s festival a success. Our previous volunteer coordinator is unable to continue in that role this year so we anticipate some changes to the process of signing up. Please be patient with us.
  • You may drop off items for the Rummage Sale on June 22, July 13 and August 10 from 11am—2 pm at the McAuley Center.

Creating A Safe Environment

All 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, July 1 7 pm St. John’s, Newark Valley
  • Wednesday, July 24 6 pm Parish Center, Owego

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

Parish Life Survey

Thank you to all who have participated in the Parish Life Survey. We appreciate you investing the time to convey your thoughts on what can be done to make our parish more vibrant and engaged. As far as next steps: Three representatives from each Church have been selected to form a committee to develop recommendations:

  • St. James: Laura Hoppe, Jim Simons and Jim Walsh
  • St. John: Mike Gillio, Mary Anne Hornick and Trudy Mertson
  • St. Margaret Mary: Dan Cacciaglia, Sharon Hickey and Mary Alice Natishak
  • St Patrick: Joyce Mantei, Peter Kapuscinski and Brian Szymaniak

Fr Mitch, Fr Amato and Deacon Mike will be ex officio Members. Dick Orth from St. John will be the chair, and Kelley Peron from St. Patrick will be the vice chair. You will be kept informed as to the progress of the committee. Thank you again for your help, and please keep the committee in your prayers.

Mark Your Calendar Vacation Bible School

St. John’s Church, Newark Valley

  • July 29 – August 2
  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • St. John’s VBS wish list:
    • baby food jars with lids
    • one-gallon plastic milk, water or juice jugs with lids. (Rinsed, please!)

St. Margaret Mary Church, Apalachin

  • July 29 – August 1
  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Waverly Methodist Church

  • August 5—August 7
  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Red Cross Blood Drives

July 12 2-6pm St. Margaret Mary Hall

July 23 1-6pm Parish Center Classroom

Can & Bottle Drive

St. John’s youth group will be doing a can & bottle drive through the months of May & June to raise money for the Steubenville Retreat & other activities. Please leave bags of cans & bottles in the designated area near the doors to the church hall.

Daily Prayer of the Month (June)

Eternal Father,

May You guide Your newly ordained priest, Fr. Daniel White, in his role as a shepherd of Your flock in our parishes. Please be with Fr. Mitchell Zygadlo and Fr. Anthony Amato as they begin their new assignments. We ask the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, to keep it free of harm. As we honor the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ and His Most Sacred Heart, may we know You are always there for us most noticeably in the Holy Eucharist. We praise You as we celebrate the beginning of Summer. May You watch over us as we enjoy its warmth and share activities with family and friends. Please bless our country as we unfurl the flag in honor of Flag Day. This Pentecost, we are reminded You sent the Holy Spirit to enrich and strengthen all of us as we strive to do Your Will. In Jesus’ name we pray,


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

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.

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.

Congratulations to the 2019 First Communion and Confirmation Candidates:


  • James Cortese
  • James Gillio
  • Michael Kuchinski
  • Arin Rockwell

First Communion

  • Gianna Broderick
  • Anna Fassett
  • Stella Jacobs
  • Paige Kelly
  • Braelea McLaren
  • Finley Miller
  • Gracie Ousterout
  • Ronald Pasto
  • Isabella Peretore
  • Jacob Preston
  • Sara Prough
  • Elise Silvanic
  • Aaron Smith
  • Kristofer Swagler

Prayer Requests:

Please Pray for:

Tyler Anderson
Beth Barker
Devon Bodak
Andy Bonetti
Betty Bonetti
Florence Brooks
Lorie Cerio
Rosemarie Cheresnowsky
Wendy Condame
Chuck Curtis
Pat Dewitt
Mel Dinga
Tom Doty
Jeffrey Dusek
Deacon Joe Federowicz
Julia Gaber
George Howell
Jana Howell
Leonard Jozwiak
Noela Jozwiak
Rosie Kessler
Julie Klemmt
Isla Landon
Odette Leclerc
Ann Leonti
George Lewis
Doris Line
Lydia Ling
Paul Martin
Catherine Mauersberg
Cheryl McDonald
Cornelia Mead
Andrea Menzies
Bob Modlo
Hall Moore
Gloria Muscatello
Jim Raftis
Virginia Raftis
Violet Ray
Tom Reichhold
Ann Rogers
Frank Rybicki
Jim Schmeh
Mary Shiner
Ruth Stoughton
Pat Strasser
Connie Streck
Charlotte Thomas
Nate Titus
Debbie Tucker
Mary Walker
Grace Ward
Julianna Ward
John Patrick Watson (infant)
Bill Welch
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
Colton Miller
Adam Meyrick
Alexander Pannone
Blaise Rogers
Nicholas Scherrer
Brian Schlicher
Paul Stauder
Justin Williams
Dalton Wojcuich
Andrew Yammine
New Surveys

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