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:

All Saints Holy Day Mass Schedule

2018 All Saints Holy Day at SJm

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

2018 All Saints Holy Day at SP

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

2018 All Saints Holy Day at SJm

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

2018 All Saints Holy Day at SP

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

2018 All Saints Holy Day at SJn

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

2018 All Saints Holy Day at SMM

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mass of Remembrance

In the month of November, the Catholic Church prays for and remembers in a special way the souls of all the faithful departed. At Blessed Trinity and St. Patrick parishes it has been our custom to designate one Sunday Mass during the month of November as a “Mass of Remembrance.” During this Mass, the names of those parishioners whose funerals were celebrated during the past year are read and the priest will light a candle for each one, signifying the continued prayers of our parish community for our fellow parishioners.

This year’s Mass of Remembrance will be Sunday, November 4th at all four churches.

Christ our Lord is the source of all true consolation. Let us unite ourselves with him this November, that, as the Church prays in the funeral liturgy, “those saddened by the certainty of dying, might be consoled by the promise of immortality to come.”

St. John’s Polish Dinner

2018 St. John’s Polish Dinner

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Holupki, Pierogi, Kielbasa, Noodles & Cabbage, Sauerkraut, Tossed Salad, Bread, Dessert & Drink Advance Sale $8.00 ~ At the Door $9.00 PICKUP DEADLINE ~ 1:00 pm Tickets available after St. John’s 11:15 am Mass and at the church office (687-1068).

St. James Church Rummage Sale

Clean, sellable items can be dropped off at the Clark St. entrance, November 4 thru November 8, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

2018 St. James Church Rummage Sale

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

2018 St. James Church Rummage Sale

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Youth Event - What’s going on in the church?

Youth Event – What’s going on in the church

October 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

All Blessed Trinity & St. Patrick youth in grades 9 – 12 are invited to attend an Information and Question & Answer Session on the current abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. Bring your questions. Get the facts. Join us in prayer. Dinner will be provided.

Box of Joy!

Cross Catholic Outreach is a Catholic organization that provides for the needs of the poorest of the poor in dioceses around the world. This year, our youth group and faith formation families 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, ages 2 – 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. 13 – 28 & our children & youth will pack the boxes on Nov. 4. 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 details, contact Julie Durand at 607-687-5607, or

St. Patrick Fall Festival Cash Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Fall Festival cash raffle!

  • 1st Prize $500 Peter Fitch
  • 2nd Prize $250 Jim & Mary Jane Robie
  • 3rd Prize $100 Linn Collins

St. Patrick Fall Festival was a success with a profit of $7,804. Thank you to all who supported this event.

Thank You from Fall Festival committee

The Fall Festival committee would like to extend a heartfelt ” Thank You!” to everyone who signed up to help at this year’s event. Your willingness to support our parish by contributing your valuable time and energy is greatly appreciated. We couldn’t have done it without you!!

Save the Date - Chili Cook-off

Chili Cook-off at St Margaret Mary on Sunday November 11th at noon. Watch for more details coming soon.

Annual Coat Drive

Annual Coat Drive

Sponsored by the Apalachin Lions Club

The Apalachin Lions Club will be collecting CLEAN, usable winter coats for those in need through November 18th. They can be left off at Blessed Trinity at St. Margaret Mary’s in Apalachin on the table at the right as you exit Mass, the Apalachin Library during regular hours and Apalachin United Methodist Church on Penn. Ave. and Johnson’s Pools and Spas in Owego.

Sr. High Youth Group

Sr. High Youth Group registration forms are available at the church entrances. All youth in grades 9 – 12 are invited to attend. For more information please contact Annette Larrabee at or


Youth Minister Needed

A youth minister is needed for youth in grades 9 –12 at St. James in Waverly. For more information please contact Annette Larrabee at or 607-687-1068

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

Bring Fr. Amato and Fr. Francis a Meal

Fr. Francis will be helping Fr. Amato with the Blessed Trinity and St. Patrick Parishes Mass schedule for the month of September. If you would like to bring Fr. Amato and Fr. Francis 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.

Daily Prayer of the Month (October)

Dear God,

We pray this month as we celebrate Respect Life Sunday and Our Lady of the Rosary, that we remember how precious life is at each stage and pray to Our Lady through the Rosary that all people respect life. We ask Our Lady to encourage prayer for all religious vocations as we observe Priesthood Sunday. May we also show our gratitude as they labor for us. We pray for those supported by missions and the people who provide assistance as we honor World Mission Sunday. The month we also acknowledge Columbus Day which, by Your providence, has led to the formation of this great country. We ask our Guardian Angels to watch over us as we enjoy Fall and its colorful display of Your grandeur. 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 intention please let us know at

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.

Prayer Requests:

Please Pray for:

Tyler Anderson
Beth Barker
Alice Botts
Chuck Curtis
Mel Dinga
Andrea Hatzinger
George Howell
Jana Howell
Leonard Jozwiak
Noela Jozwiak
Isla Landon
Odette Leclerc
June Leise
Lydia Ling
Paul Martin
Andrea Menzies
Bob Modlo
Hall Moore
Tom Reichhold
Dennis Reynolds
Bryan Robie
Ann Rogers
Frank Rybicki
Ida Shearer
Ruth Stoughton
Connie Streck
Charlotte Thomas
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