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.”
- St. James
- St. John
- St. Margaret Mary
- St. Patrick
12:00 PM (noon)
12:00 PM (noon)
(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
- Tuesday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
- Saturday 3:00 – 3:45 p.m
- St. Patrick
- Wednesday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
- Saturday 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Upcoming Community Events:
For information on all annual Community Events, please refer to the Community page.
No VBS 2020
Unfortunately, due to COVID19 guidelines, our churches will not be holding Vacation Bible School sessions this summer.
Faith Formation 2020-21
Our religious education programs will follow the direction of our public schools. If the children return to school in the fall, we will begin classes for all children and youth on Sunday, September 13th. Registration forms will be available once final decisions are announced.
Congratulations Class of 2020
Surround those who are graduating with your grace,
Help them to put the knowledge, skills, and insights gained
through their education to use for the
good of all humankind.
Inspire them to believe in the
goodness of life even when faced with
challenges and difficulties.
As they commence with their lives, may
they grow ever more grateful and wise.
All of this we ask in the name of
Jesus, your beloved son.
Congratulations to all 2020 graduates in our parishes! We pray that you embrace what God has already planned for your life. Your future will be awesome because you have placed it in His hands.
7 Things Every High School Graduate Should Hear
- Live with intention. College will be full of new opportunities. Think carefully about your priorities for your new start.
- Make the right friends. There will be plenty of new people! Concentrate on the ones who motivate you to be a better person.
- It’s a big world! Look for new perspectives, new opportunities, and new ideas that push you to grow.
- Find a mentor. Building relationships with people who have “been there, done that” can be a great help.
- Give yourself away. You may not need to volunteer anymore, but you’ll surprised what you learn, how you grow, and who you meet when you serve.
- Before you go, learn how to do your laundry, address an envelope, schedule a doctor’s appointment, use public transportation, and cook basic meals (ramen doesn’t count!).
- Remember that God is in control. And that’s a good thing!
Free Community Meals (7/15 & 7/16)
- Wednesday, July 15 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm St. John’s
- Thursday, July 16 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm St. James
Take Out Only
Please do not get out of
Mass Attendance Updates
Churches may have capacity of twenty-five (25) percent of each church’s total occupancy. Therefore, you no longer need a reservation to attend Mass. (Safety protocols remain in effect)
Dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still in effect until further notice.
Please continue to mail in or bring your contributions to Mass. We will have a basket in the back of each church for you to drop your contribution off before you leave. We are most grateful for your generosity.
If you have any questions, feel free to call the office at 687-1068.
Watch Diocese Mass on TV or Live Stream From Your Computer
In response to information provided by local and state government and health officials concerning the coronavirus, the Diocese of Rochester has suspended public Masses until further notice. Priests will continue to say private Mass and some diocesan parishes plan to continue live streaming.
- TV Mass on WETM-2 (18.2), Spectrum 11, Empire
Access Channel 97 and Blue Ridge Cable Channel 8
(Elmira/Corning) 11 a.m. Sunday
Daily Mass Monday-Friday at 8 a.m., 12 p.m., 7 p.m.,
Daily Mass Saturday at 8 a.m., 12 p.m., 7 p.m.
Daily Mass Sunday at 8 a.m. and 12 p.m.
- St. Catherine of Siena, Ithaca—live streaming
Saturday Mass at 5 p.m.
Liturgy of the Word at 9 a.m. on Monday-Fridays
Rosary at 12 p.m. on Mondays
Adoration at 12 p.m. on Tuesdays
Divine Mercy Chaplet at 12 p.m. on Wednesdays
Sacred Music at 12 p.m. on Thursdays
Stations of the Cross at 12 p.m. on Fridays
Evening prayer at 9 p.m. Monday-Friday
- St. Mary Church, Corning—live streaming
Sunday Mass at 11:30 a.m.
How do I get my Contribution Envelope to the Parish Office?
With no Masses comes no collections, however, there are still bills that must be paid.
- Mail your envelope to:
309 Front St., Owego, NY 13827
- Drop your envelope in the mailbox on
the front porch of the Parish Center
309 Front St., Owego
- 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.
An Act of Spiritual Communion
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.
Daily Prayer of the Month (June)
As we celebrate the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church and her Immaculate Heart, we seek Your guidance as we spread the faith in the footsteps of St. John the Baptist, Sts. Peter and Paul and the other saints this month. We recall the essence of our faith as we honor Your Most Holy Trinity. We pray for men this Father’s Day who will serve their families as You intended. We hope all refugees throughout the world are treated with the respect they deserve in their difficult circumstances. We invite Your Grace upon our country as we celebrate Flag Day. In the Most Holy Body and Blood and the Most Sacred Heart of Christ, Your Son, we ask all this,
Prayer During A Health Crisis
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.
WARNING: EMAIL – TEXT MESSAGE SCAM
NOTICE: Please be advised not to accept any email, text message, Facebook, or suspicious phone calls from me, (Fr. Jeffrey Galens) asking for any type of help or financial assistance. Do not even respond to or open them and please delete them. I will not use these forums for seeking help for the parish, myself, or anyone. There is a scam going around by which they have used my photo, my name asking you to respond. Do not respond, it is not from me. The same is true for any of the parish staff or anyone claiming to represent St. Patrick/Blessed Trinity.
Emails must end in the “@dor.org”.
Please Pray for:
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:
Jennifer Leary Dean