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:

Thanksgiving Mass

Thanksgiving Mass

November 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service

Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Fr. Valenti for an evening of Ecumenical Worship of Celebration and Thanksgiving

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Mass Schedule

The Immaculate Conception Mass

December 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Immaculate Conception Mass

December 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Immaculate Conception Mass

December 8 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Immaculate Conception Mass

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Immaculate Conception Mass

December 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Immaculate Conception Mass

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Adopt A Family at St. John’s

St. John’s Adopt A Family program will begin on November 12th. You can participate in any of the following ways:

  • Choose a family to “adopt” on your own or with a fellow parishioner
  • Choose a gift tag from the giving tree for a specific child
  • Donate new mittens/ gloves and hats for the mitten tree
  • Volunteer to be a delivery driver on December 17th
  • Monetary donations will be accepted to cover the cost of store gift cards, vegetables and dairy products

Giving Trees at St. Margaret Mary and St. Patrick Churches

Trees with Giving Cards, assisting Tioga County Rural Ministry (TCRM), will be available Saturday, November 11th. Choose a card from the tree; fill-in and leave small white tag at church; return wrapped gift with card attached no later than December 3rd. We are also collecting unwrapped gift items for seniors and shut-ins, such as jelly, candy, gum, nuts, tea towels, hand cream, shampoo, activity booklets, etc.

Donations of mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves for all ages are also greatly appreciated by TCRM.

All gifts need to be returned to the churches by December 3rd, or sooner, to be processed and delivered to TCRM. (TCRM distribution begins the next day.)

Thank-you for helping TCRM serve our community.


St. Patrick’s Thanksgiving Pie Sale

10” Deep Dish Homemade Pies made to order $12 Apple, Pumpkin, Chocolate, Banana Cream, or Coconut Cream

Donations greatly appreciated:

**Sugar ** Flour ** Cool Whip ** 100% Pure Pumpkin ** Flaked Sweetened Coconut **Crisco Shortening ** Eggs**

  • Donation of ingredients may be left in St. Patrick Church Hall
  • All Proceeds to support St. Patrick’s Altar Rosary Society
  • Deadline for Pie orders Friday, Nov 17th
  • Contact: Kelley Peron 607-624-1664
    or JoAnne Murphy 607-624-1506

St. Margaret Mary’s Thanksgiving Pie Sale

10” Deep Dish Homemade Pies made to order $12 Apple, Pumpkin, Chocolate, Banana Cream, or Coconut Cream Donations greatly appreciated:

**Sugar ** Flour ** Cool Whip ** 100% Pure Pumpkin ** Flaked Sweetened Coconut **Crisco Shortening ** Eggs**

  • Donation of ingredients may be left in St. Margaret Mary Church Hall
  • All Proceeds support St. Margaret Mary Altar Rosary Society
  • Deadline for Pie orders Friday, Nov 17th
  • Contact: Naomi Rupright 607-625-3502 or Mary Alice Natishak 607-625-3773

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.

5th Annual Turkey Day 5K

Notre Dame High School is proud to host the 5th Annual TURKEY DAY 5K on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 23, 2017. The 5K, open to both RUNNERS and WALKERS, ages 8 and up, kicks off at 9:00 a.m. Pre-registration is $25 per person and includes a complimentary t-shirt for the first 800 registrants. Runners can register in advance on-line at https:// or through the school’s website, We hope to see you there!

Breakfast at St. Patrick

Breakfast at St. Patrick

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:55 am

Our first dish to pass breakfast of the fall season is coming up. Bring a dish and join your fellow parishioners

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

Daily Prayer of the Month (November)

Dear God,

We ask that You remember the Faithful Departed and, with the prayers of all the saints, allow them entry into Your Kingdom. We pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life as we acknowledge National Vocation Awareness Week. We invoke Your Graces on our current and former military women and men as we honor them on Veterans Day. We thank You for Your Blessings on us and this great nation as we observe Thanksgiving Day. We ask all this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe,


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

Happy Fall

Happy Fall Blessed Trinity Council 251, Knights of Columbus will be selling our Yearly Raffle tickets after Mass for all Church sites. These tickets will be available through late November. The drawing itself is on 12/2/17.

  • 1 ticket – $1.00
  •  Book of 12: $10.00 (2 free, if a book is purchased)

Prize structure is Grand Prize: $25,000, 2nd Prize $10,000, 3rd Prize $5000 and (10) $1,000 dollar prizes.

Last year’s winner was Madeline Tedesco of Owego, NY (One of our own!!!)

The money raised via this raffle is locally used for Seminarian Support (Daniel White is our current Seminarian), TCRM and Catholic Charities, Community Care Network of Nichols, and St Patrick’s Youth Education.

Please consider purchasing a ticket. And if you already have, Good luck!

Steubenville Retreat

It’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 13th through 15th, 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.

Turkey Raffle/Bake Sale

St. James Altar & Rosary Society will be holding their annual Turkey Raffle/Bake Sale November 18th & 19th. Raffle tickets ($1) will be sold after both weekend Masses. Baked donations would be greatly appreciated. Stop by for last minute baked breads and desserts for your Thanksgiving table and maybe.. take home a turkey!

Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Free Thanksgiving Dinner

November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Call Office: 607-687-1068 by Monday, November 20th to reserve your dinner. Sponsored by the churches of Newark Valley: First United Methodist St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Newark Valley United Church of Christ

Congratulations Deacon Joe and Patti!

Deacon Joe and Patti Federowicz are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. All are invited to join us on Sunday, November 26th after the 10:45 am Mass for coffee hour in St. Margaret Mary’s Church Hall.

Parents Night Out

The youth groups will be offering babysitting on Saturday December 2nd from 5 to 9pm at St Margaret Mary. Enjoy a night out or catch up on holiday shopping. They will be accepting free will donations that will go towards future youth group activities

Poinsettia Sale

We will be having our Christmas Poinsettia sale to benefit youth programs and retreats. Please consider purchasing these beautiful 6” pots for yourself, a gift or to donate to the church! They are just $12 each and available in red, white or pink. Please contact a youth minister or Bernie Kuratnick at 607-972-9276 . Thank you for supporting our youth!

Parish Offices are Moving!

The parish offices are moving on December 6 – 8, 2017, at which time the office will be minimally functional. Please be patient during this transition. On December 11, 2017 the parish offices will be operating in the older section of the former St. Patrick School (also known as the Stanbrough Mansion) and will be renamed “Blessed Trinity and St. Patrick Parish Center”.

Open House

Knowing that you may want to tour the Blessed Trinity and St. Patrick Parish Center, there will be an Open House to be held from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Sunday, December 17, 2017. It will provide a time to view the office space and also see the rooms which will be used for meetings and parish events. Fr. Valenti will re-bless the facility at 5:00 p.m.

Christmas Choir Rehearsal

St. John’s Christmas Choir rehearsals will be on Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Church. All are welcome to join us!

Rummage Sale Thank You

Thank you to everyone for all the generous donations to St. James Fall Rummage Sale. The sale was a success with a profit of $720.00

Rosary at St. John’s Church

In honor of the year of the Eucharist, come pray the Rosary before Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament at St. John’s on Tuesday night at 6pm. We meet at 6pm and end with light refreshments.

Holiday Cookie Sale

Tioga County Rural Ministry’s Holiday Cookie Sale will be held on Saturday, December 2nd from 10 am-3 pm at the Owego Elementary School. Bakers Needed! Can you bake 6 dozen of your favorite homemade Christmas cookies? Proceeds will benefit Tioga County Rural Ministry. For more information contact Debbie at 687-4618 or Joanne at 687-3255.

Sacristans Needed at St. Margaret Mary

You are invited to learn about our sacristan ministry by attending a brief information session following Mass at St. Margaret Mary on December 3. Sacristans support the sacred liturgy of Mass and receive blessings from service as well as richer participation before, during and after Mass. Consider joining our team so that more parishioners can share in this ministry. At the information session we will explain and demonstrate the sacristan duties and our rotation of serving about once every two months. If you are interested in attending the session, or have a question about this ministry, please contact Phyllis Quirino at or 607-785-0278

Prayer Requests:

Please Pray for:

Travis Anderson
Lori Brown Argenio
Art Bennett
Kristin Blazey
Frank Catalano
Rose Marie Cheresnowsky
Lorie Cerio
Chuck Curtis
Steve D’Urso
Mary Harper Edsall
Bill Fox
Ann Gorman
Thomas Grosso
Brody Hines
George Howell
Nicolas LaClair
Isla Landon
Mary Anne Larkin
George Lewis
Joe Lopreste
Lara McFarland
Joe Menichello
Juan Munos
Greg Pedroza
Laurel Putriment
Violet Ray
Bryan Robie
Jim Robinson
Mark Russell
Deacon Warren Rutan
Lincoln Schock
Jerry Stahl
Dominic Sylvester
Damien Titus
Nate Titus
Isabel Quartararo
Julianna Ward
Grace Ward
Laura Ward
Catherine Ward Gowan Whittemore
Chase Yarns
Ann Marie Zevan

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
Scott Berghorn
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
Joseph Nelk
Alexander Pannone
Travis Phillips
Nicholas Scherrer
Brian Schlicher
Paul Stauder
Isaac Vandeweert
Dalton Wojcuich
Andrew Yammine