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

Sunday, February 14th – Holy Mass, 9am St. Pats – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday, February 17th – Holy Mass, 12pm St. Pats – Ash Wednesday
Sunday, February 21st – Holy Mass, 9am St. Pats – 1st Sunday of Lent
Sunday, February 28th – Holy Mass, 9am St. Pats – 2nd Sunday of Lent
  • Consecration to St. Joseph Men’s Meeting

    The next meeting will be:

    Monday, March 1st at 7pm, St. James Waverly.

    (Third Group Meeting, covering days 9-15)

  • Jack Frost Chicken BBQ

    Saturday, February 27

    11:00 a.m. ~ 2:00 p.m.

    St. Patrick Church Parking Lot

    300 Main St. Owego



    * 1/2 Chicken * Macaroni Salad Corn Casserole *Roll * Dessert

    Delivery available to St. James Church

    Hosted by: St. Patrick Church

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:

Fr. Galens will be consecrating the parishes of Blessed Trinity and St. Patrick to St. Joseph on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary, March 19, 2021. After the consecration of the parish, we will recite together a personal consecration for those who wish to consecrate themselves or to renew it if you already have done so.

To prepare for this consecration you are invited to join Fr. Galens in a 33-day spiritual program that will begin on Feb. 15th. The program can be found in Consecration to St. Joseph, The wonders of Our Spiritual Father by Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC. The 33 day program is not required in order to take part in the Consecration on March 19, but is highly encouraged because it will explain the meaning and purpose of a consecration to St. Joseph and help you come to a greater appreciation of St. Joseph and
his role in the life of the Christ and His Church.

If you wish to join us in the 33-day spiritual program, you will need to order a copy of the book by Fr. Calloway. Books can be ordered through: 1-800-462-7426 or visit or Or other book sellers such as Amazon or

Stations of the Cross

  • Friday, 2/19 5 pm St. James Church
  • Friday, 2/26 5 pm St. Patrick Church
  • Friday, 3/5 5 pm St. James Church
  • Friday, 3/12 5 pm St. Patrick Church
  • Friday, 3/19 5 pm St. James Church
  • Friday, 3/26 5 pm St. Patrick Church

There will be a “Soup to Go” Supper on Saturday, March 6th from 4 pm – 5 pm with take out from the
garage behind the rectory.

The cost is $10 and orders must be received by 2/28. Each dinner will consist of one generous 16oz. soup,
salad and dessert.

Soup choices are: Vegetable Beef, Chicken Noodle, Seafood Chowder, Potato, Cheesy Broccoli, Kielbasa
Vegetable, Split Pea, Tomato Basil or Chili.

Order forms are available at St. James or can be placed by calling Laura Hoppe at 565-2696.

  • Wednesday, February 24 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm St. John
  • Thursday, February 18 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm St. James

Take Out Only
Please do not get out of your car.
Meals will be brought to you. All are welcome.

It’s time to register your children (grades 2 and up) for First Penance and First Communion. The sacraments will take place in May; exact dates and locations of classes and ceremonies will be announced at a later date. Registration forms are available at all 4 sites, on the parish website, and through the Church office. The deadline is February 15 th . Readiness for First Communion is an emotional, spiritual, and intellectual process. A child’s readiness is greatly influenced by the experience of participating in the liturgy each week with his/her family. Other readiness factors include:

  • Desire for the Sacrament
  • The ability to distinguish Eucharist from ordinary bread
  • Willingness to continue life in the community after reception of the Sacrament
  • Appropriate faith formation for a child’s age, including 2 years of consistent Parish – Religious Education classes or 2 years of attendance in a Catholic School
  • Celebration of First Penance prior to receiving Eucharist
  • Registered member of the Parish

Questions can be directed to Annette Larrabee @ 687-1068

Heavenly Father,

We ask for the intercession of St. Blaise for cures of the throat and all ailments we face today. We solicit Your everlasting love on couples who celebrate on St. Valentine’s Day. This Presidents Day and always, we invoke Your Blessings and Guidance on the President and Congress as they make decisions which affect us all. We pray for the Holy Father, Pope Francis, who succeeds in the Chair of St. Peter.

This Lent, may we solemnly and prayerfully prepare for the Passion and Resurrection of Your Son, Jesus. We recall Our Lady of Lourdes and celebrate Candlemas: Our Lady’s Purification, Jesus’ first entry into the Temple and the Presentation of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We confidently petition in His name, 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:

Right now the lector will not come forward at the beginning of Mass for the opening or for the announcements. They will only do the readings. If you can not get a lector for a Mass the priest will do the readings.

Also October 25 is World Youth Sunday and Youth will do the readings at all Sunday Masses.

Thank you.


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The Anschutz Family
Evelyn Bale
Janice Boltman
Alice Botts
Janice Bouton
Jerry Bouton
Douglas Brown
Chris Butchko
Ann Cohan
Anne Comcowich
Pat Dewitt
Martin Domiano
Mary Ann Estelle
Ann Evans
Brody Hines
George Howell
Jana Howell
Jim Judski
Rosie Kessler
Emily Kwiatkowski
Eddie Latini
Joanne Lepkowski
Doris Line
Carolyn Masters
Jerry Middendorf
Hall Moore
Sister Miriam Nugent
Lucille Pignatelli
Frank Paukowits
Violet Ray
Bridgette Romeyn
Jean Saltisiak
John Sandusky
Sally Shea
Cathy Soprano
Ralph Stevens
Bob Stuhlmiller
Dick Testa
Roz Tierno
Nate Titus
Pam Vasilow
Michelle Viggiano
George Ward
Julianna Ward
Zachary Ward
Tina Weed
Jack Williams

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
Andrew Yammine
Charbel Yammine