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:

Fall Festival 2017 planning

Fall Festival 2017 planning

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mark your calendar and plan on attending a Fall Festival planning meeting on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 7 pm in St. Patrick School. All are invited to join us. Let’s make Fall Festival 2017 a huge success!

Sunday Night Joy

For all the details, please the specific webpage:

Happy New Year! Again?

2017 Happy New Year! Again?

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for another Bunko for the Grotto, where we will celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rooster. Just 40 tickets will be available from St. Patrick Altar Rosary Society members. For $10 you will receive dinner, loads of fun and maybe even a prize! This event will be held in St. Patrick’s Hall […]

March for Life 2017

Buses are leaving from around the Diocese to the March for Life in DC. Join 1000’s marching for a day when every human life will be valued and protected. Buses leave Thursday night, January 26 and return Friday night, January 27. Mass with Bishop Matano at 10 AM, Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. March with Bishop Matano and others from the DOR. Make your bus reservations today.

Buses From DOR To DC

GREECE 585-317-8686
ITHACA 315-246-7479
HORSEHEADS 607-857-8479

Diocesan Mass for Life

Bishop Matano will be celebrating the 10: 30 AM Mass on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Holy Apostles Church, 7 Austin St. in the City of Rochester. This is on the 44th Anniversary of Roe vs Wade and we will be praying for the protection of all human life, especially the vulnerable unborn. The parish is hosting a coffee and donut reception following Mass.

Questions? Contact Suzanne Stack, Diocesan Life Issues Coordinator 585-328-3210  x1304, or

Registration for First Penance and First Holy Communion

Registration Forms:

Preparation classes for these Sacraments of Initiation will begin in March, with both ceremonies taking place in May. A complete schedule will be sent to registered families. You can find registration forms on the parish website or at the church entrance. If your child(ren) has received Holy Communion, but not Penance (due to Restored Order), please contact Annette Larrabee at the church office.

Thank you.

St. Val’s Dinner Dance

St. Val’s Dinner Dance

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, February 10 Doors open 6 pm Dinner 6:30 pm Owego Treadway Music by Johnny Only 50/50—Raffle Baskets—Silent Auction Donated baskets are needed. Any baskets containing alcohol or alcohol related products will be part of the Silent Auction. Members that are paid in full have no further financial obligation. Non-members can attend for $25 per […]

Mother/Son and Father/Daughter Dances

Mother/Son Dance

February 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We’ll provide you with fun games, tasty snacks and great music by Johnny Only. Pre-purchase your tickets. $20 per family per dance. 1 adult with up to 2 children. $5 for additional child Tickets at the door—$10 per person All ages welcome! However, activities are geared for ages 4-12. Space is limited to the first […]

Father/Daughter Dance

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We’ll provide you with fun games, tasty snacks and great music by Johnny Only. Pre-purchase your tickets. $20 per family per dance. 1 adult with up to 2 children. $5 for additional child Tickets at the door—$10 per person All ages welcome! However, activities are geared for ages 4-12. Space is limited to the first […]

TCRM Super Pancake Breakfast

TCRM Super Pancake Breakfast

February 5 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday, February 5 8 am—12 noon Tioga Opportunities Community Room 9 Sheldon Guiles Blvd., Owego Menu: pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee & juice All you can eat! Free Will Offering. Proceeds Benefit Tioga County Rural Ministry

St. Val’s

St. Val’s Week 17 Winners

  • $30 Ida Shearer
  • $20 Mike Cucci
  • $15 Doris Line
  • $10 Tom Quirino

September 26, 2016 – February 6, 2017

80 Winners ~ 4 Winners Per Week ~ 20 Weeks

Weekly Prizes: $30, $20, $15, $10 $40 per person $2 a week or $40 up front

* * New This Year: CASH ONLY

* * (Per New York State Gaming Commission – NO CHECKS – St. Val’s is considered a game of chance/raffle) Put your registration form and cash in an envelope marked “St. Val’s” and place it in the collection basket or drop it off at the church office. Questions?

Call the church Office: 607-687-1068

Face Time with the Blessed Sacrament

Mother Teresa’s primary goal was to increase her own faith and prayer life. Can you spend one minute each day before the Blessed Sacrament?

We have made arrangements to have all our churches open during the day.

St. James 8:30 am—4:00 pm

St. John 7:00 am—7:00 pm

St. Margaret Mary Chapel is open 24 hours

St. Patrick 7:00 am—3:00 pm

Steubenville Youth Conference - Let’s Take a Bus!

Please help us fill a bus for the Steubenville Youth Conference this summer! We can still add registrations, but we must act quickly! Contact Annette Larrabee at the main office if your child(ren), currently in grades 9 through 12 would like to attend. The conference dates are July 21 – 23, 2017. Come join the fun!

Daily Prayer of the Month

Heavenly Father, As we begin the secular New Year, may we be blessed with a new resolution of commitment of ourselves to You by seeking to do Your Will each day and by taking the time to pray and read Your Word. As we celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord and His baptism, may we renew our lives by pursuing what is pleasing to You. We pray for peace in our world and protection of the unborn who are the most innocent among us and are truly most precious to You. As we commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King who sought rights for the oppressed, may we secure the right to life of all the unborn. Finally, may we have a healthy and happy 2017. 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

Physician-assisted suicide bad medicine for end of life

End-of-life decisions, for ourselves and for loved ones, are among the most challenging we will ever face. Our Church offers comfort and practical guidance. Visit, to watch the video and read the New York State Bishops’ document “Now and at the Hour of Our Death.” Learn why the Church favors palliative medicine and comfort care, and why the Church opposes physician-assisted suicide. Sign a letter or petition to your legislators opposing assisted suicide on Public Policy Weekend February 4-5.

Thank you! - St. James Can/Bottle Collection 2016

You did it again this year. THANK YOU so much for donating 38,006 NY deposit cans/bottles in 2016 resulting in $2,280.36 for our church. This program began in 2007 as a way of parishioners helping to fund our window restoration project. Since then you have donated…ready for it….408,506 cans/bottles, almost 1/2 million for a total of $20,416.96. That is amazing and points out that even a small bag of cans adds up. Hopefully you’ll continue donating your cans/bottles and as in the past they can be left by the rectory garage doors. We are blessed with wonderful, generous people at St. James.

Tioga County Knights of Columbus Crown Free Throw Champions

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9 boys and girls from Tioga and surrounding areas, ages 9 to 14, were named local champions of the 2017 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and have earned the right to compete at the district level. Blessed Trinity Council #251 of Tioga County sponsored the local competition at Tioga Central High School. Dubbed the 3rd Annual Dan Manwaring Memorial, the event was held in memory of longtime youth basketball coach Dan Manwaring.


  • James Luther, age 9, of Barton, making 9 of 15
  • Jase Babcock, age 10, of Sayre, who made 13 of 15
  • Evan Sickler, age 11, at Athens, making 10 of 15
  • Reese Howey, age 11, of Waverly, made 6 of 15
  • Molly Bombard, age 12, of Nichols, made 7 of 15
  • Mason Lister, age 12, of Sayre, made 9 of 15
  • Lauryn Jones, age 13, of Rome, made 13 of 15, tying with last year’s state runner-up Kayleigh Miller. Lauryn won after 4 tiebreaker shooting contests.
  • Nalen Carling, age 13, of Athens, made 13 of 15
  • Eve Wood, age 14, of Barton, made 12 of 15

Each contestant was allowed 15 free throw attempts in the contests. Ties were settled by successive rounds of five free throws per contestant until a winner emerged. Each of these winners will compete in the district competition on February 11 at Tioga Central High School with an eye toward moving on to the chapter (Rochester) and regional (Syracuse) level in March and ultimately to the state level (West Point) in April.

Winners of the Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest!

Here are the results of the third annual Knights of Columbus Blessed Trinity Council 251 Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest:

Click Here to see pictures & names


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 Feb. 5. Our youth will also host coffee hours on Jan 22 at St. John’s & Feb. 5 at St. Margaret Mary’s to benefit Birthright. Please support our youth as they help women and babies in need.

Prayer Requests:

Please Pray for:

Lori Argenio
Ken Brinkman
Bob Carpenter
MaryLou Conklin
Chuck Curtis
Pat Dewitt
James Dubinsky
Tina Farrell
Stuart Hill
Brody Hines
Jim Kane
Nate Kennedy
Isla Landon
Margaret Lawton
Dick Litzel
Joe Lopreste
Eleanor Lynch
Tim McGovern
Isabel Quartararo
Violet Ray
Cathy Soprano
Gloria Ward
Don Williams
Don Zimmer

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
Matthew Harford
John Harrington
Matthew Harrington
Travis Holland
Patricia Mallins
Colton Miller
Alexander Pannone
Travis Phillips
Paul Stauder
Jon Tennis