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.”

Live Stream Mass:  @ St. Patrick in Owego

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  • New COVID Guideline Updates (6/20)

    • The obligation to attend Sunday Mass resumes, effective the weekend of June 5-6, 2021, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.
    • For those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, masks are now optional; others are asked continue to wear a mask.  No one will be turned away.
    • All seats are available with the exception of a section for those who still wish to continue to maintain social distancing.

Mass Schedule:

  • St. James
  • (A)Wednesday:
    8:30 AM
    8:30 AM
    5:00 PM
    9:00 AM
  • St. John
  • Monday:
    9:00 AM
    9:00 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)
    (B) Friday:
    10:30 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.

     St. James – During Lent Mass will be at 5pm followed by Stations of the Cross and soup supper

(B) St. Patrick- 3rd Friday – Mass 10:00 am at Riverview / 1st Friday – Mass 10:30 am at St. Patrick

Reconciliation (Confession) Times:

  • St. James
  • Thursday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
  • Saturday 4:00 – 4:45 p.m
  • St. Patrick
  • Wednesday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
  • Saturday 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
  • St. John
  • First Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m
  • Saturday 4:00 – 4:45 p.m

Upcoming Community Events:

For information on all annual Community Events, please refer to the Community page.

What’s happening:

Registration is now open for 2021-2022

Religious Education classes for Faith Formation

(Grades Pre-K through 8) and Youth Ministry (Grades 9 through 12). Registration forms are available at all church entrances and on the website – only one form is needed per family. Classes will begin on Sunday,
September 26th. Please contact Annette Larrabee at the church office (687-1068) with questions.

Please join us for The Bible and the Virgin Mary, A Journey Through Scripture.

We will meet on Mondays at 6:30 pm starting 9/27 in St. John’s Hall.

To sign up or for more information, please contact Patti Blazey @ 607-760-2983 or email

October 1 – 9 am – 3 pm

October 2 – 9 am – 1 pm

($2 Bag Sale at Noon)

We are accepting the following items:

clothing, shoes, boots, purses, bedroom items, bathroom items, housewares, holiday items, small appliances, books, puzzles, games, DVDs, toys, custom jewelry & knickknacks.

Drop off Times:

  • September 28 – 9 am – 5 pm
  • September 29 – 9 am – 5 pm
  • September 30 – 9 am – 7 pm

Please leave all items in St. James Church Hall. The elevator is available for use. For more information please contact Jean Clark at 565-4528.

Please come and help us kick-off the new school year! All youth in grades 9 through 12 and their families are invited and
encouraged to attend!

  • Where: Hickories Park, Owego NY. – Pavilion #4
  • When: Sunday, September 26th, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • What to Bring: Dish to pass
  • (hamburgers, hotdogs, and drinks will be provided)

RSVP to Annette Larrabee at the church office (687-1068)

Hope to see you there!

It’s back! St Patrick’s Fall Festival will be held this year on Friday, September 17th and Saturday, September 18th. We hope you will add it to your calendar and plan to attend. Updates will be shared in the bulletin, on the parish website, and Facebook.

St. Patrick’s Sunday morning breakfast will be held on October 3rd following 9am Mass.

Please bring a dish to share and join in some fellowship with your faith family.

Not sure what to bring? We suggest breakfast casseroles or pizza, quiche, hash browns, cooked bacon or breakfast sausage, ham slices, eggs, fruit, juice, biscuits and sausage gravy, coffee cake, donuts.

You are also invited to help with setup before Mass and/or cleanup. Please call Ellen Pasto at 687-4247 to volunteer.

Sunday, October 17 11:30 am—1:30 pm or until sold out

Take Out Only

St. John’s Church Parking Lot

More Details to Follow

Heavenly Father,

As we conclude Summer we thank you for keeping us safe and look forward to Your wonderful
Fall colors. We pray on the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. We thank employers’ and employees who mutually gain as we honor all of them on Labor Day. We appeal for our Jewish brethren as they celebrate Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and the Days of Sukkot. We implore on behalf of our political leaders whose decisions affect us all. We invoke Your Blessings on our military always and especially this Patriot Day. Please Bless all grandparents as they guide their extended families this Grandparents Day. We beseech Thee for our priests especially on Priesthood Sunday. We celebrate all Angels as we commend the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. We ask all these in commemoration of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Our Lady of Sorrows through Your Son, Jesus, in Exaltation of His Holy Cross, Amen.

My Jesus,
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if
You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Compassionate and Loving Father,
In the face of confusion and concern impart to us the calm of your presence.
In You allow us to find hope and healing.
Be with those who serve the sick and give them Your caring hands.
Be with those who lead and give them Your Spirit of wisdom.
Be with those who have fallen ill and give them Your comforting heart.
Wrap your arms around our world and hold us in your love.
Allow us at this time of trial to then serve as instruments of that love to all we meet.
We ask this in Your Name.


With no Masses comes no collections, however, there are still bills that must be paid.

  1. Mail your envelope to:
    309 Front St., Owego, NY 13827
  2. Drop your envelope in the mailbox on
    the front porch of the Parish Center
    309 Front St., Owego
  3. Sign-up for electronic giving.
    Email Diane Snyder-Bell at

Any help will be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please call the office at 607-687-1068. Leave a message and we will return your call. Thank you.

Prayer Requests:

Lori Argenio
Yvonne Bean
Janice Bouton
Jerry Bouton
Denise Brylinski
Anne Comcowich
Pat Dewitt
Cindy Farabaugh
Brody Hines
Jana Howell
Rosie Kessler
Mary Ann Larkin
James Macchiano
Louisa Matula
Dan Miller
Tom Moorehouse
Bridgette Romeyn
Jean Saltisiak
John Schlee
Sean Spicer
Jennifer Stowell
Dick Testa
Dick Tierno
Roz Tierno
Nate Titus
Pam Vasilow
Mary Wisniewski

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.”

Craig Basel
Emilly Botts
Shane Bradley
Matthew Cascarino
Kamren Curtis
Kerilyn Curtis
Jennifer Leary Dean
Katie Dibble
Seth Eckert
Casey Ford
Jonathan Gavazzi
Ramon Garcia
John Harrington
Matthew Harrington
Travis Holland
Jason Kithcart
Andrew Malia
Joshua Malia
Adam Meyrick
Alexander Pannone
Nicholas Scherrer
Brian Schlicher
Paul Stauder
Justin Williams
Dalton Wojcuich
Charbel Yammine