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

(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

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
  • New COVID Guideline Updates (6/20/2021)

    • 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.

Upcoming Community Events:

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

What’s happening:

Friday, September 30 ~ 9 AM – 1 PM

Saturday, October 1 ~ 9 AM – 12 noon ($3 Bag Sale @11 AM)

Help and donations are needed and appreciated. Items accepted: clothing (children thru adult), shoes, purses, boots, coats, bathroom items, bedroom items, small workable appliances, books (children’s, novels, biographies, history, history novels, sports, romance), DVD’s, CD’s, toys, puzzles, games, holiday items, Halloween costumes, housewares, Knick knacks, jewelry

Drop Off Times:

  • Tuesday, September 27—Thursday, September 29
  • 9:00 am – 12 noon and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please leave all items in the church hall. There is an elevator available. In order to make this Blessed Trinity fundraiser a success, volunteers are needed to help with setup, cleanup, and help during the sale. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Jean Clark at 607-565-4528

Senior high youth (grades 9 – 12) and their families are invited to join us for a picnic to ‘kick-off’ a new fun-filled, faith-filled year!

  • Date: Sunday, Sept. 25
  • Place: Hickories Park, Owego
  • Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Please bring a dish to pass &/or a delicious dessert. Meat, paper products and drinks will be provided. Youth Group members – Bring suggestions for Spiritual Adoption baby names. RSVP to your youth minister or the church office (687-1068) by Thursday, Sept. 22.

St. John the Evangelist Church in Newark Valley will host a Public Square Rosary Rally on Saturday, October 15 at 12:00 noon at the Newark Valley Village Gazebo (at the corner of Main St/Rock St) to celebrate the 105th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun in Fatima, Portugal. This Public Square Rosary, sponsored by “America Needs Fatima,” will be one of over 20,000 rallies that will take place all across the United States on that day. The purpose is to have Catholics all over the country join together in public prayer, offering reparation for the sins and offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to fervently pray for the conversion of the United States. Please join us on this important day; bring lawn chairs if you wish to sit during the service.

Mark Your Calendar!

Sunday, October 23

St. John’s Church

Stay tuned for more details!

It’s that time of year again!! Please join us for The Prophets, a 10 week Bible Study by Ascension Press. We will meet in the evening once a week in the St. John Hal. We will be starting in mid-September.

Please contact Patti Blazey for more information or to sign up at 607-760-2983 (text or call) or

Heavenly Father,

We pray for a quick end to the Russian War on Ukraine particularly this UN International Day of Peace. We take special notice of the coming Autumn this World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. We ask Your Safety as we explore its beauty with our Fall activities. May employers and employees treat each other fairly and with respect as we observe Labor Day. We implore Your Blessings on all teachers and students as they return to school and catechism class. Notably on Patriot Day, we pray for the fallen and the ill. Please share Your Wisdom on researchers seeking cures for disease. Sanctify Your priests on Priesthood Sunday and always. May there be new vocations to all religious life. In honor of the Most Holy Name of Mary, her Nativity, her title as Our Lady of Sorrows, Your Archangels and Jesus’ Exaltation of the Holy Cross, we ask these,


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:

Robert Batillo
Janice Bouton
Jerry Bouton
Gregg Bruer
Anthony Crosen
Jean Famulare
Jim Hepp
Brody Hines
Michele Jones
Jim Judski
Rosie Kessler
Jimmy Landon
Mary Ann Larkin
Peter Long
Jerry Middendorf
Dan Miller
Hall Moore
Kaylee Morris
Frank Paukowits
Bridgette Romeyn
Emilee Snell
Pam Vasilow
Grace Ward

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.”

Emmily Botts
Matthew Cascarino
Jackson Clarke
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
Nolan Yates