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:
    8:30 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)
    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

Upcoming Community Events:

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

What’s happening:

Cross Catholic Outreach provides for the needs of the poorest of the poor in dioceses around the world. Once again, we are excited to be participating in CCO’s Box of Joy program, which enables children in these impoverished countries to experience the joy of Christmas in a special way. By packing Christmas gift boxes for girls & boys from ages 2 to 14 and sponsoring the cost of the shipment, we can deliver Boxes of Joy to children overseas who would otherwise receive nothing. We will be collecting donations for the boxes at each site from Oct. 9 – 24. Our youth will collect cash donations for shipping on the weekend of Oct. 30 – 31 & they will be packing the boxes on the afternoon of Oct. 30. Please help us out with this project by donating items for the boxes and cash donations to help with shipping.

Box of Joy flyers with information & suggestions for gift donations are available at each church site. Please pick one up if you are interested in helping us out! Call Julie Durand (687-5607) for more details.

The Tioga County CROP Walk, an interfaith hunger education and fundraising event sponsored by Church World
Services, will be held on Sunday, Oct. 17 in Owego. All are welcome to join in this event, which supports our mission to live out the Corporal Works of Mercy by raising funds to feed the hungry, heal the sick, and shelter the homeless. 25% of the donations raised each year go directly to local hunger agencies. The Walk begins at 2:00 at the First Baptist Church (228 Main St.) & ends at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (117 Main St.). Registration is from 1:30 – 2:00 at First Baptist.

Our youth groups will be participating in this event. They will be collecting donations to support the CROP Walk after
all Masses on the weekend of Oct. 16 – 17.

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

Win a pie a month from Pie, Thyme & Flowers

Kelley Peron Tickets $25 each


  • Terri Czuhanich 343-7303
  • JoAnne Murphy 624-1506
  • Barb Willett 321-8259
  • TCRM 687-3021

Deadline to purchase ticket is October 18,2021.

Drawing will be held on October 20, 2021.

  • Wednesday, October 20 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm St. John
  • Thursday, October 21 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm St. James

Take Out Only

Volunteers are needed. If you would like to volunteer at one of these community meals, please call the church office at 607-687-1068.

Heavenly Father,

We thank You for the protection of Your Holy Guardian Angels. This month we request Your counsel as we conduct our efforts to respect life and promote it at all stages. We appreciate all people no matter their nation of origin as we celebrate Columbus Day. May we be generous on World Mission Sunday. We implore Your protection of our children as they gather treats on Halloween. Please guide our political leaders as they set policies which affect all of us. We pray for a quick end to the pandemic. We ask these through Our Lady of the Rosary and Your Son, Jesus,


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:

Vincent A’Brunzo
Lori Argenio
Yvonne Bean
Kristen Berg
Janice Bouton
Jerry Bouton
Denise Brylinski
Anne Comcowich
Audra Crosen
Justina Crosen
Nick Crosen
Ron Dougherty
Pat Dewitt
Cindy Farabaugh
Tom Hardick
Jim Hepp
Brody Hines
Jana Howell
Rosie Kessler
Mary Ann Larkin
James Macchiano
Louisa Matula
Dan Miller
Tom Moorehouse
Laurel Putriment
Ann Rogers
Tom Rogers
Bridgette Romeyn
Jean Saltisiak
Susan Schatz
John Schlee
Dorothy Spatola
Sean Spicer
Jennifer Stowell
Dick Testa
Dick Tierno
Roz Tierno
Nate Titus
Pam Vasilow
Peter Viviano
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