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
    8:30 AM
    5:00 PM
    9:00 AM
  • St. John
  • Monday:
    9:00 AM
    8:30 AM
    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)
    5:00 PM
    9:00 AM

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:

Labor Day Mass Schedule

Labor Day Mass @ St. James

September 5 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Labor Day Mass @ St. Patrick

September 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Faith Formation/Youth Group Registration

Registration forms for children and youth Religious Education programs are available at the church entrances and on the parish website. Faith Formation classes, for children in grades Pre-K through 6 will begin Sunday, September 18th, at all sites. Youth Group sessions, for grades 7 through 12, will also begin on that date. The deadline for registration is August 15th.

Children – Pre-K through Grade 6

Youth Ministry Registration Form

St. Patrick Breakfast Social

Breakfast Social

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Us For Breakfast ! Our next Sunday morning breakfast will be Sunday, September 4th after the 9 am Mass in St. Patrick Hall. Bring a dish to pass and join us for coffee, breakfast and time to enjoy your fellow parishioners.

Join A Bible Timeline Study Group!

There has been a great response for the Bible Timeline Study. We currently have formed the following five groups:

  •  St. James, Sunday 10:15 am – 12:15 pm.
  •  St. James, Wednesday 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
  •  St. Margaret Mary, Sunday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
  •  St. Patrick, Wednesday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
  •  St. Patrick, Wednesday 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

We may form an additional group to meet Sunday mornings, either before Mass at St. Margaret Mary or after Mass at St. Patrick, if there is sufficient interest. Registration is still open for all adults and senior high youth. This study begins the week of September 18 and runs for 24 sessions, concluding by late April. Please contact us to find out more.

For St. Margaret Mary or St. Patrick, please contact Ken Donovan, or (607-625-2683). For St. James, contact Tom Ambury.

Acts of the Apostles Bible Study

This fall we are also offering a Bible study on the Acts of the Apostles. This book tells the story of how the early church spread out from Jerusalem all the way to Rome. It is sometimes referred to as the “Acts of the Holy Spirit” because of the amazing action of the Holy Spirit guiding the church. A study group will meet at St. Margaret Mary on Sundays from September 18 to December 11. The group time is being finalized, but will meet either late afternoon or early evening. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Ken Donovan or (607-625-2683)

Mobile Food Pantry @ St. Margaret Mary’s Parking Lot

Mobile Food Pantry

August 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mobile Food Pantry Wednesday, August 31 12:00 PM-1:00 PM St. Margaret Mary’s Parking Lot

St. Patrick’s Fall Festival

Fall Festival

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

St. Patrick’s Fall Festival Friday, September 23 Saturday, September 24 St. Patrick’s Parking Lot Mark your calendar for September 23rd & 24th for Food, Fun and Celebration!! Events begin Friday night at 5pm with a Youth Talent Show! The Pub and the diner will be open! On Saturday, enjoy events for all ages starting at […]

Fall Festival

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

St. Patrick’s Fall Festival Friday, September 23 Saturday, September 24 St. Patrick’s Parking Lot Mark your calendar for September 23rd & 24th for Food, Fun and Celebration!! Events begin Friday night at 5pm with a Youth Talent Show! The Pub and the diner will be open! On Saturday, enjoy events for all ages starting at […]

Sunday Night Joy @ St. Patrick

Sunday Night Joy

September 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Sunday Night Joy is a covered dish supper (dish-toshare) followed by uplifting faith programs for adults and children. All parishioners are invited to come and share in food, fellowship and faith to build up the body of Christ. Sunday Night Joy will be held the second Sunday of each month. Mark your calendars for the […]

Ultreya Meeting

Ultreya Meeting Calling all Cursillistas! Save the date for our next Group Ultreya meeting on Sunday, October 30th at 1 pm in St. Patrick’s hall. More information to follow.

Daily Prayer of the Month

Heavenly Father,

During this month of August, as we celebrate the Transfiguration of Our Lord and the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, two powerful demonstrations of Your glory, may we recall the many blessings you have bestowed upon us and continue to seek Your Will always. As Jesus referred to You when teaching us how to pray, may we really become even more familiar to You than we are to our earthly fathers. May we constantly pray to our Father as Jesus did and not be afraid to approach you in all our types of Prayer: Blessing and Adoration, Petition, Intercession, Thanksgiving, and Praise. We also pray for our college students who prepare to return to school. We pray they cherish their summer memories and their time with You and that they continue to seek You. In Jesus name we pray. Amen..

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

Holy Hour of Reparation

When Our Lady appeared to the children at Fatima in 1917 she asked in particular for three things:

  1. Prayer–especially the Holy Rosary
  2. Reparation for sins and blasphemies
  3. Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

“If people do what I tell you,” she said, “many souls will be saved and there will be peace.” With such great need for peace in our world today, let’s turn to Our Blessed Mother’s “recipe” for peace by joining in a Holy Hour of Reparation at 3pm on September 11th at St. John’s. The Holy Hour will including recitation of the Holy Rosary and Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. At the end of the Holy Hour, Father Van Lieshout will also enroll anyone who wishes in the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Calling all past, present & future homeschoolers!

We would like to begin a parish support group for homeschoolers. The focus & activities of the group would be based on the needs of the members, but could encompass such things as educational activities & classes, drama club, field trips, social events, celebrating our Catholic feasts, & offering support & guidance for parents in planning the school year.

If you would like to join us on this adventure, please contact Julie Durand at 607-687-5607, or We will set up a planning meeting in September. Watch the bulletin for further details.

Splendors ’16

Splendors ’16

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

General Info: Silent Auction & LIVE! Auction Dinner & other FUN things! $25 per person ONLY 160 tickets will be sold & ALL must be pre-purchased. (Tables of 10 can be purchased NOW! Call the office @ 607-687-1068) Be part of the Splendor Squad! Contacts: Evenly Bale, Cindy Blackwell, Ruthanne Orth, Judy Stewart or call […]

Catholic Charities Back to School School and Personal Care Supplies

Make a Child Smile During this Year of Mercy!

Please help Catholic Charities Tioga County gather school and personal care supplies for local children as they start back to school. Many families can’t afford all the necessary supplies needed. Your donations (notebooks, paper, pencils, pens, pocket folders, crayons, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, hairbrush, soap) can be dropped in the bins at all our churches through August 21. Your donations will be distributed by Catholic Charities to families with children throughout the county. Thank you for helping local children have a happy back to school experience.

TCRM Back to School Shoes and Apparel

Tioga County Rural Ministry would again like to assist some teens with back to school shoes and apparel. Volunteers drive a teen and his or her parent to a store of their choice to do their own personal shopping with the guidance of a parent. Based on the amount of donations we determine how many teens we can fund with an amount of $200. We were blessed this year to again receive $3000 in funding from the Hooker Foundation. We hope to match that amount with donations from the community. Last year we were able to assist 32 teens, thanks to the kindness and generosity of so many donors. If you’d like to make a donation toward this project, please send your donation to TCRM by August 5 and mark it: “Back to School.”

Also, if you are interested in serving as a volunteer driver, give us a call (607-687-3021) and we’ll add your name to our list of volunteers. Shopping takes place during the month of August and takes place at a time that is most convenient to the driver. Thanks to all for your tremendous support.

Thank You! From Cyndi Barnhart

I would like to thank everyone who had me in your prayers during my illness. You have all been so kind and caring. Our prayers have been heard and I am now going through the healing process. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord. Cyndi Barnhart

Thank You! - Suzann Strauss’ Farewell Party

We are grateful that so many friends and parishioners were able to join us for Suzann Strauss’ Farewell Party. We want to “thank” all those hands who set-up, donated food, and cleaned-up. Special “thanks” to Marty Schneider for sharing her artistic talents. All of you helped make this celebration memorable.

Thank You to Hyle’s Audio Incorporated

I would like to thank Hyle’s Audio Incorporated, located at 93 Harry L Dr, Johnson City, NY 13790 (607) 729-1860. They so graciously donated the repair of St. Patrick Church’s wireless microphone, while I waited. This excellent service and professional audio help is much appreciated.

– Deacon Mike

Prayer Requests:

Please Pray for:

Dick Bierl
Marylou Conklin
Teresa Costello
Kathleen Watts-Decker
Mary Charlotte Donnelly
James Dubinsky
Moriah Harrington
Art Hilliard
Natalie Hilliard
Brody Hines
Larry Kasmarcik
Walter Krawczyk
Chrissy Krebs
Isla Landon
Gabriella Laubisch
Derek Lee
Ann Leonti
Mary Gillow Madison
Tim McGovern
Jim Mertson
Tim Nannery
Len Nossal
Violet Ray
Michael Sayah
Candy Stanton
Denise Sult
Steve Supa
Anne Thomas
Steve D’Urso
Alicia Vasilow
Gloria Ward
Jody 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
Don Bolduc
Matthew Cascarino
Jennifer Leary Dean
Megan DeKay
Casey Ford
Chad Halliday
Matthew Harford
John Harrington
Matthew Harrington
Travis Holland
Patricia Mallins
Colton Miller
Alexander Pannone
Travis Phillips
Paul Stauder
John Tennis