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 no 8:30 am – Mass at 10:15 am at Elderwood and 11:00 a.m. at Elderwood

(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 Seetheart’s Ball

Honor All Those Married 50 Years or More!

Blessed Trinity & St. Patrick Parishes Honor All Those Married 50 Years or More!

Join us for the annual Anniversary Mass & Sweetheart Luncheon Tuesday, February 13 St. Patrick Church Mass at 11:00 am followed by lunch in the church hall

RSVP ~ Office: 607-687-1068 by Friday, February 9

Discount Savings Cards

Please support the Blessed Trinity & St. Patrick Youth Groups by purchasing one of these discount savings cards for $20. Many local restaurants and businesses are listed on the back of the cards, including Arby’s, Subway, Original’s, Rail House, Pizza Hut, Fortunato’s, Our Country Hearts, Texas Road House, Las Chicas, Mario’s, Route 38 Bar and Grill, Sub Factory, Thai Basil, and California Grill. You can take advantage of the savings over and over again, until the cards expire in October, 2018.

PLUS: the “Three Winners” key tag attached to the card gives you a free online membership that allows you to print free coupons from hundreds of retailers of fast food, dining, auto repairs and service, travel, health and beauty, grocery stores, and department stores.

Cards will be available after all Masses at all 4 sites. Please help our youth continue to attend conferences and events.

First Communion and First Reconciliation

Registration forms for these Sacraments of Initiation are available at all church entrances and on the parish website.

Preparation classes will begin in March 2018. Minimum grade requirement is Second grade and children must have two years of religious education prior to reception of the sacraments. For more information contact Director of Faith Formation & Youth Ministry

Steubenville Retreat (12/05 updated)

ONLY 4 Seats Left!

t’s time to begin preparations for the summer, 2018 Steubenville Youth Retreat at the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. If your youth (current grades 8 through 12), is interested in attending, please contact Annette ‘Larrabee at the church office or by email at

Conference dates are July 20th – 22nd, 2018

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 (January)

Heavenly Father,

As we begin a New Year, we ask Your support and guidance throughout. We also ask that we seek Your Will every day. We pray that the World Day of Peace will someday soon become a reality each day of the year, every year. We beseech You that Your protection for life from the womb to its natural end will soon be attained. May Mary, the Holy Mother of God, be honored and the Most Holy Name of Jesus be praised forever and ever,


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

Local Knights of Columbus to Sponsor 4th Annual Youth Free Throw Championship

All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The competition will be held January 6th, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Tioga Central High School gym. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m.  Admission is free.
The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, chapter, regional, state, and international competitions.  All boys and girls will compete in their respective age and gender divisions. Since its beginning in 1972, over 2.5 million youths have participated in the contest.
The event at Tioga Central will be the 4th Annual held in memory of Daniel Manwaring, a long-time volunteer coach who was killed by a hit-and-run driver while jogging. Organizers hope to remind the community of Dan’s spirit and enthusiasm for youth sports.
All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent.
The local contest is sponsored by Blessed Trinity Council #251 with members from four Catholic Churches in Tioga County. With more than 1.9 million members worldwide, the Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic lay organization. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, the community, families, and young people. In 2016, the Knights of Columbus at all levels of the organization raised and distributed $177.5 million to charity and rendered 75 million hours of volunteer service.

Spiritual Adoption

Our spiritually adopted babies are now three months old. They are 3 inches long and they can squint, swallow, and move their tongues! Please continue to pray for these precious children of God by reciting the following daily prayer:

“Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the lives of (insert names here), the unborn babies we have spiritually adopted who are in danger of abortion.” Youth Group Baby Names:

Hannah & Zechariah (St. James)

Fulton & Philomena (St. John)

Jacinta & Francisco (St. Margaret Mary & St. Patrick)

March For Life

Speak out for life! Travel by bus to Washington DC for the January 19,2018 March for Life. Cost is $60. Scholarships are available, so don’t let cost prevent your attendance. Adults and school age children are welcome. Adults will chaperone older (4th grade & up) children if parents cannot attend. Call now. Don’t miss a memorable experience of faith and democracy in action. Call Steve for info or to reserve your seat, or to sponsor a rider.

Stephen A. Spaulding,

MD 222 Prospect Hill Road

Horseheads, NY 14845

Telephone 607-739-9282

Recruiting for Living Stations of the Cross

It is almost time again for Living Stations of the Cross practices to begin! Living Stations is a dramatization of the 14 Stations of the Cross that is performed in area churches and other sites on the Fridays of Lent. We are looking for youth in 7th through 12th grade, as well as some adult volunteers. We practice on Sundays from 2 to 4pm and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8pm. You do not need to attend all practices to participate. Once we start performing we do not practice. We will be having our kick-off meeting on Sunday, January 7th from 2 to 4pm at St Margaret Mary hall. Come and find out what it is all about! Come at 1pm for some food and bring a friend! Any questions please contact Bernie Kuratnick at 607-972-9276 or

Donations for Birthright

The Blessed Trinity & St. Patrick youth groups are collecting donations for Birthright, an organization that provides help and services for pregnant women, new moms, and their babies. Birthright is in need of baby supplies, clothing, and diapers, as well as cash donations. Baby items will be collected in the churches at all four sites until February 4. Our youth will also host coffee hours on January 21 at St. John’s & February 4 at St. Margaret Mary’s to benefit Birthright. Please support our youth as they help women and babies in need.

St. James Can/Bottle Program Update

THANK YOU to everyone who generously donated deposit cans/bottles at St. James Church. In 2017 $2,180.94 was raised from the 36,349 deposit cans/ bottles that were donated, which helped offset expenses at St. James. Since the program began in 2007 as a source of funding for the restoration of the windows, $22,597.90 from 444,855 cans and bottles has been realized proving that even small actions have big results. The program will continue in 2018 and anyone wishing to donate deposit cans/bottles is asked to leave them by the garage doors behind the parish house.

THANK YOU again for supporting this project.

2018 Super Bowl Soup Supper at St. James

2018 Super Bowl Soup Supper at St. James

February 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An “all you can eat” soup supper, featuring at least 10 soups, will be held at St. James after Mass on Saturday, February 3rd. Dinner will include soups, salad, bread and delicious desserts for just $7 Adults/$4 children under 12, payable at the dinner, to benefit the Waverly Food Pantry and the Spencer Van Etten […]

‘Soup’er Bowl Sunday Collection

Please support our youth as they collect monetary donations for local food pantries at all sites after the Masses on Super Bowl Sunday weekend, February 3/4.

St James Prayer Group

Prayer is essential to everything we want to achieve individually and as a Parish. Phil 4:6 “Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.” With this in mind a prayer group is starting at St James. I invite you to come and lend your voice in prayer and petition as we pray for individuals in need, and our Parishes. If you can’t make the group but would like prayer offered for someone or something, please contact me. We would be happy to do it. Where: St James Church

When: Beginning Tuesday 1/23/18 @ 6 P.M.

Contact: Tom Ambury or 607-302-0917

St. James Altar & Rosary

St. James Altar & Rosary Society dues are due in January. They remain just $5 and envelopes are available at Mary’s statue. New members are always welcome. Watch/listen for notice of our next meeting in February.

Singers Wanted!

Male and Female singers are needed at the 9:00 am Mass at St. Patrick’s and at the 10:45 Mass at St Margaret Mary’s. Come and join us. All are welcome. Come early.

Prayer Requests:

Please Pray for:

Lauren Ambury
Gemma Bonetti
Alice Botts
Malachi Clark
Matthew Eaton
Isla Landon
Bryan Robie
John Smith
Jack Tinney

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
Patricia Mallins
Colton Miller
Adam Meyrick
Alexander Pannone
Nicholas Scherrer
Brian Schlicher
Paul Stauder
Isaac Vandeweert
Justin Williams
Dalton Wojcuich
Andrew Yammine