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:

St. Patrick’s Fall Festival

For more information on what you can do for the Fall Festival as a parish member, please visit:

2018-2019 Faith Formation Registration

It’s time to register your children for Religious Education classes for the 2018-19 school year. Registration forms are available at all church entrances and on the parish website. Please call Annette Larrabee at the church office for more information.

Online registration form:

Kick-off Picnic for Youth Groups and Stations Cast

Kick-off Picnic for Youth Groups and Stations Cast

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

ENJOY food, lawn games & swimming (pool will be heated!) If rainy weather: at St. Patrick Hall ENJOY food & indoor games RSVP by Thurs, September 20 to your Youth Group Leader Contact Sheryl Raftis at or 607-738-4279 if you want to bring a side dish or dessert.

Bible Study

At St. John

Please join us on Sunday September 30 for an Information Session to learn about the exciting Revelation Bible Study by Jeff Cavins. We will meet at the St. John Hall after the 11:15 Mass. Meeting days and times will be determined by those who attend the session. If you are interested but cannot make the information session, or if you have any questions, please contact Patti Patti Blazey at or 607-642-8689

At St. James

The Gospel of Matthew: The King and His Kingdom. Sign up sheets are at the church entrances. Contact Tom Ambury or 607-302-0917

St. John’s Coffee Hour

Please join us for a coffee hour after Mass on September 30th to welcome the newest member of our community, little Charlotte Sturckler. Charlotte is the daughter of Andrew Sturckler and Kelly Smith.

CROP Hunger Walk 2018

The Tioga County CROP Walk, an interfaith hunger education and fundraising event sponsored by Church World Services, will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14. The Walk will begin at the Owego Methodist Church at 2:00. Registration is from 1:30 – 2:00. All are welcome to join in this event, which supports our mission to live out the Corporal Works of Mercy by raising funds to feed the hungry, heal the sick, and shelter the homeless. 25% of the donations raised each year go directly to local hunger agencies. Our youth groups will be participating in this event. They will be collecting donations to support the CROP Walk after all Masses on the weekend of Oct.13 – 14.

Dish to Pass Breakfast

Our next Dish-to-Pass breakfast will be on Sunday, October 7th at 10 am in St. Patrick Hall. Volunteers are needed to help with clean-up. If you can help please contact an Altar and Rosary member. Enjoy a hearty breakfast along with the fellowship of your faith family!

St. Patrick Altar and Rosary will meet after breakfast (11:00 am). All are invited to join us.

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

Creating A Safe Environment

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, August 6 6 pm Parish Center
  • Wednesday, August 22 6 pm Parish Center
  • Thursday, September 6 6 pm Parish Center
  • Wednesday, September 12 6 pm Parish Center

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

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.

Disaster Preparation Course

Blessed Trinity Council 251, Knights of Columbus would like to invite our Parish and Community to a Disaster Preparation Course taught by the American Red Cross.

This Course will be taught on September 27 at 7:00 PM at St. Patrick’s Hall, Owego NY. This course is timely as our area has been deluged with constant rainfall and flooding in recent years.

This course will allow community members to prepare emergency kits and know procedures for disaster relief. Hands on CPR will also be covered. Participants will receive certificates of completion and a small first aid kit.

Light refreshments will be provided. Any questions, contact Joe Phillips at

Daily Prayer of the Month (September)

Heavenly Father,

Please assist the workers of this nation this Labor Day and always to give an honest day’s work and earn just wages for it. On the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation may we truly respect your glorious creation. We ask Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael to keep us safe and pray for us these last days of summer. As our children and youth return to school, may their studies and interest in learning be blessed. Please guide their teachers in patience and perseverance and assist them in doing their best in instructing our students. May parents and grandparents on Grandparents Day and always assist in their learning by being supportive. May our Catechism teachers exude spirituality and knowledge about the Faith to receptive students as we recall Catechetical Sunday this month. We honor the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and ask all this through the Exaltation of the Holy Cross of Your Son, Jesus.


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

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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
Mary Donnelly
Andrea Hatzinger
George Howell
Jana Howell
Leonard Jozwiak
Noela Jozwiak
Isla Landon
Odette Leclerc
June Leise
Lydia Ling
Andrea Menzies
Bob Modlo
Hall Moore
Tom Reichhold
Dennis Reynolds
Bryan Robie
Ann Rogers
Frank Rybicki
Ruth Stoughton
Shirley Sulich
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