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: 9 am @ St. Patrick in Owego


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
  • 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.

What’s happening:

St. John’s Church

  • Adoration begins with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 10am on Friday, 8/7
  • Hourly Adoration all day and all night
  • Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will take place at 9am on Saturday, 8/8

The sign-up genius link is : or you can text Katie Gillio or 240-237- 0090

Out of an abundance of care and concern for parishioners, volunteers, and the community at large, the St. Patrick Fall Festival will not take place this year. The committee has decided to hold the following popular activities in place of the festival. The Chicken BBQ will be held on Saturday, September 19; tickets will be available soon. The Luminary Service is tentatively scheduled for October 10 following the Saturday Mass. And the Leaf Pile/Squirrel’s Nest (book and rummage sale) is currently scheduled for the weekend of September 25/26, subject to change. Please look for updates in the bulletin, parish website, and parish Facebook page.

  • Wednesday, August 19 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm St. John’s
  • Thursday, August 20 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.

Although a final decision hasn’t been made on the structure of religious education classes this year, we ask that you fill out a registration form for your children in grades Pre-k through 12 (only 1 form per family). Whether classes will be in person, at-home, or a hybrid model (combination of the two), materials and supplies need to be ordered. Forms are available online and at all church entrances. Please complete and send to the main office no later than August 21st.

Thank you.

Live Streaming 9am Sunday Mass
The Mass at St. Patrick’s will be live streamed each Sunday at 9am.
All Masses at our regular schedule at 33% capacity

Confessions Saturday: 3 pm at St. James and St. Patrick to allow for sanitizing church afterwards and before the 5 pm Mass
Confession during Eucharist Holy Hour will resume:
St. Patrick: Wednesday – 5 pm Exposition to 6 pm
Benediction with confessions in between.
St. James: Thursday – 5 pm Exposition to 6 pm
Benediction with confessions in between.
Mass attendance is at 33% capacity. This past weekend, we did not meet capacity at any of the sites. You should not have to worry about seating.

Dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still in effect until further notice.

Dear Father,
This month we celebrate the Transfiguration of the Lord and pray You will transform our nation into one of unity and that our leaders work towards the well-being of the country. We appeal for Your protection from the virus and Your consecration of those working on a solution. We ask You keep us safe in our activities as we enjoy the beauty of Your creation this Summer. Following in the footsteps of St. John the Baptist whose passion we commemorate this month we pray for the courage to preach the good news of the risen Christ. Along with the Assumption and Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ, Your Son, we invoke Your Blessings, Amen.

Please pray this prayer along with our Prayer Partners today and throughout this month. If you have a suggestion for prayer intentions please let us now at

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
  • EWTN
    Daily Mass Monday-Friday at 8 a.m., 12 p.m., 7 p.m.,
    and Midnight
    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.

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.

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.


Prayer Requests:

John Ambury
Janice Boltman
Chris Butchko
Paul Caffrey
Anne Comcowich
Pat Dewitt
Martin Domiano
Ann Evans
Jack Evans
George Howell
Rosie Kessler
Emily Kwiatkowski
Doris Line
Carolyn Masters
Bob Modlo
Abe Nichols
Sister Miriam Nugent
Lucille Pignatelli
Violet Ray
Cathy Soprano
Tom Smith
Ruth Stoughton
Pat Strasser
Roz Tierno
Nate Titus
George Ward
Julianna Ward
Chloe Webb
Olivia Webb
Rachel Webb
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
Casey Ford
Jonathan Gavazzi
Matthew Harford
John Harrington
Matthew Harrington
Travis Holland
Andrew Malia
Joshua Malia
Patricia Mallins
Adam Meyrick
Alexander Pannone
Nicholas Scherrer
Brian Schlicher
Paul Stauder
Justin Williams
Dalton Wojcuich
Andrew Yammine