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 – 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 Christmas Mass Schedule

2018 Christmas Eve Mass at SJm

December 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

2018 Christmas Eve Mass at SMM

December 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

2018 Christmas Eve Mass at SP

December 24 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

2018 Christmas Eve Mass at SJn

December 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2018 Christmas Eve Mass at SJm

December 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

2018 Midnight Christmas Mass at SP

December 25 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 am

2018 Christmas Mass at SP

December 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

2018 Christmas Mass at SJm

December 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

2018 Christmas Mass at SMM

December 25 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am

2018 Christmas Mass at SJn

December 25 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Solemnity of Mary Mass Schedule

Solemnity of Mary Mass at SP

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

Solemnity of Mary Mass at SJm

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

Solemnity of Mary Mass at SMM

January 1, 2019 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Solemnity of Mary Mass at SP

January 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Solemnity of Mary Mass at SJn

January 1, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

St. John’s Adopt A Family Program

St. John’s Adopt A Family Program will begin on Sunday, November 11th. 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 23rd
  • Monetary donations will be accepted to cover the cost of store gift cards, vegetables and dairy products.

St. James is Collecting Winter Clothing for Kids

Donations needed:

  • Coats Sizes 3T-14
  • Snow Pants Sizes 3T-6T
  • Boots size Sizes 2-6

Taking donations until January 6, 2019 All items to be given to Lincoln St. and Elm St. schools for needy children.

Christmas Choir

St. John’s choir practice for Christmas Eve Mass will be on Monday evenings from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. All are welcome to join us

Blessed Trinity/St Patrick Parishes Invite You to Attend the 2019 March for Life

Overnight Charter Bus Trip to Washington, D.C.

Thursday, January 17, 2019 – Leave at approximately 11:00pm from Elmira, NY and the ride bus overnight to Washington, D.C.

Friday, January 18, 2019 – Arrive at St. Peter’s Church on Capitol Hill at 5:15am, attend Mass, visit Capitol. Attend Rally and March for Life on the National Mall. Depart from Washington, D.C. at 3:45pm.

Return to Elmira/Horseheads at approximately 11:30pm on Friday.

Who: YOU! Adults, college students, families, youth groups…anyone is welcome. There is a lot of walking and the weather may be very cold.

Cost: $50 if paid registration by December 15, 2018 (bring your own snacks for bus, and money for food in D.C. and restaurant stop on the bus ride home). $65 after 12/15.

For details contact Mike Gillio or 301-997-3200

Something New for the New Year

Volunteers are needed to host first Sunday Breakfast at St. Patrick Church beginning in January 2019. St. Patrick breakfast is open to any church organization, family or group of friends who would like to volunteer for this once a month breakfast. Be the first to welcome your church family to this wonderful form of fellowship. There will be some experienced help available to help you get started. Sign-up sheets are posted on the bulletin board.

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!

Steubenville Youth Conference, 2019

This summer’s youth retreat in Steubenville, Ohio, will be Friday, July 12th through Sunday, July 14th. Youth in current grades 8 through 12 are invited and encouraged to attend. Please contact Annette Larrabee at the church office 607-687-1068 or email to register.

Daily Prayer of the Month (December)

Eternal Father,

Your beloved people celebrate and thank you for the gift of Your Son, Jesus, whose nativity we celebrate this month. This Advent, may we reverently prepare for His arrival into our lives and into our homes. We also honor His mother, Mary ever Virgin, upon her Immaculate Conception and her appearance at Guadalupe. As we venerate the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, may we respect each member of our family, celebrate with them and support them in their time of need. May we remember the most vulnerable among us, as we recall the slaughter of the Holy Innocents. With the arrival of winter, may You watch over us as we enjoy the season’s activities. 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

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.

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.

Thanksgiving Pie Sale Thank You

St. Patrick’s Altar Rosary 2018 Thanksgiving pie sale netted $754. Thank you to all who supported with donations of ingredients, time and talents to make the pies, and all those who purchased pies.

Turkey Raffle/Bake Sale Thank You

The St James Altar & Rosary Society Turkey Raffle/Bake Sale that took place on Nov.17th & 18th was a resounding success, making $1046 for the charitable Society. Four turkeys and two gift certificates for turkeys were raffled off at the close of the Bake sale The six winners of the turkey drawing were: Sandie Neighbor, Tim Brown, Mark Barrett, Sharon Lovell, and Lora Antisdel. We want to thank all our bakers and all those who purchased the goodies for their participation, good works and generosity. And we extend a very special note of appreciation to Tina Weed for providing the turkeys and decorations.

Prayer Requests:

Please Pray for:

Tyler Anderson
Beth Barker
Andy Bonetti
Betty Bonetti
Florence Brooks
Lorie Cerio
Chuck Curtis
Mel Dinga
Jeffrey Dusek
Rosemary Boland Holobosky
George Howell
Jana Howell
Leonard Jozwiak
Noela Jozwiak
Isla Landon
Odette Leclerc
June Leise
George Lewis
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
Debbie Tucker
Mary Walker
Gloria Ward
Grace Ward
Julianna Ward
Corkie Whitmarsh

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
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
Justin Williams
Dalton Wojcuich
Andrew Yammine